Video: Casey Abrams' new music video

Submitted by brad on Fri, 2012-09-21 04:58

Former Idol contestant Casey Abrams has released his first music video in the form of ‘Simple Life’.

The single is off Abrams’ debut self-titled album that was released in June.


The X Factor S02E04 auditions

Submitted by The Critic on Thu, 2012-09-20 18:32

The fourth episode of X Factor auditions takes us to Greensboro tonight.

First up tonight is the African American version of Scotty McCreery.  Willie Jones is a 17 year old with a look that says he's all about hip hop when in fact, he sings country - "Your Man".  Another four very enthusiastic yeses from the judges send him through to bootcamp.

It's goodbye to her band and hello to a solo career for the unique sounding vocals of 18 year old Julia Bullock.  She sings Pumped Up Kicks and all the judges think she's a star.  We'll be seeing more of her.

Krysten Colon finally has the confidence to bring us what she hears in the shower.  She sings "Don't You Remember" but Simon hates Adele.  He asks her to go away and come back with a classic song as he thinks she is worth taking a risk on.


The X Factor S02E03 auditions

Submitted by The Critic on Wed, 2012-09-19 18:15

Kansas City, MO is the destination of today's auditions.  Apparently Simon isn't feeling well so a stand in judge is attending today.  There is triumphant glee from those waiting to audition as with Simon out of the way, the pressure won't be as high.  Or will it.

Standing in for Simon is X Factor UK judge and manager of some of the UK and Ireland's biggest acts - Louie Walsh.

First up tonight is freestyle rapper Rizloe Jones.  He's full of confidence and impresses the judges but I fail to see how he can maintain a place in the competition with such a limited style. It's still four yeses from the judges though.


New American Idol judges announced

Submitted by brad on Mon, 2012-09-17 02:39

Following months of rumours, the brand new judging panel for American Idol has finally been confirmed.

Mariah Carey, Keith Urban and Nicki Minaj will join Randy Jackson on the panel for the twelfth season of the Fox show.

With the departure of both Jennifer Lopez and Steven Tyler last season, Idol producers have opted for a four person panel again.


Keith Urban rumoured for Idol judging role after leaving The Voice Australia

Submitted by brad on Thu, 2012-09-13 07:57

Australian singer Keith Urban has officially announced his departure from The Voice Australia amid speculation he is set to join American Idol.

It is rumoured that the singer, who judged on the Aussie version of The Voice alongside Delta Goodrem, Seal and Joel Madden, may be interested in a judging role on Idol alongside Mariah Carey.

"I've been so fortunate to have been a part of The Voice. And as much as I'd love to do it again, it's clear that the recording and promoting of a new album, a tour and other commitments will keep me from being a part of the second season," Urban said in a statement.


The X Factor returns S02E01

Submitted by The Critic on Wed, 2012-09-12 19:37

The X Factor is back!  Hallelujah!  Simon Cowell returns to Fox with a new line up of judges joining him and LA Reid.  Demi Lovato and the sensational Britney Spears.

First up tonight are the auditions in Austin, Texas.  21 year old Paige Thomas is up first with I'm Going Down and knocks it out of the park.  It's four yeses right out of the gate and The X Factor is off to a great start!

If ever there was someone you'd compare to Justin Bieber, it would be 13 year old Reed Deming.  Bruno Mars is his weapon of choice and then Grenade before the judges waive him through to the next round.


Britney and Simon Cowell share their thoughts on The X Factor USA/The Voice rivalry

Submitted by brad on Tue, 2012-09-11 08:43

While Simon Cowell may not be too impressed with the fact The X Factor USA will be going head-to-head with The Voice this fall, Britney Spears doesn’t appear to be too worried.

The new judge joked that she is looking forward to going up against Christiina Aquilera and The Voice when asked.

"Ecstatic!", she joked. "I’m elated. I find they’re both really interesting shows.

"In all honesty, I do feel like they’re two totally different shows. So you can’t really compare the two.”

Cowell on the other hand, hasn’t hidden that fact he is annoyed that NBC is putting The Voice up against his X Factor USA.


Possible Glee role for Idol's Jessica Sanchez

Submitted by brad on Fri, 2012-06-22 07:45

American Idol runner-up Jessica Sanchez may be about to bag herself a highly-coveted role on Glee.

The 16-year-old, who finished second to Phillip Phillips this season, is currently in talks over a multi-episode role in the show’s fourth season.

There is no word yet what kind of role Sanchez will be involved in should everything work out.


Who is the fairest of them all?

Submitted by The Critic on Tue, 2012-06-05 17:22

Had American Idol still be on, the contestants may very well have found themselves at the premier of the new movie Snow White and the Huntsment.  Who is the fairest of them all?

Via: Halloween Express


Phillip Phillips' surgery postponed

Submitted by brad on Wed, 2012-05-30 04:04

Phillip Phillips will not have kidney surgery today as scheduled, because he's burning up with a fever ... TMZ has learned.

As we first reported, Phillip has a serious congenital kidney condition that produces kidney stones so large they cannot pass.  The condition has virtually debilitated his right kidney -- requiring 8 prior surgeries.

Phillip has had a flare-up through almost the entire "American Idol" competition, requiring a stent that was surgically inserted two months ago -- causing the singer extreme and continuous pain.