The Voice chipping away at Idol's younger audience

Submitted by brad on Tue, 2012-04-17 04:40

Rival talent show The Voice appears to be carving a large slice out of the number of kids who watch American Idol.

While Idol has for years been the unrivalled ratings champ in the teenage market, its share has dropped dramatically since the addition to The Voice to the mix.

This year alone, the show has lost more than 30 per cent of its teenage and 20s audience, with The Voice collecting many of those viewers thanks to its younger, edgier image.

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Randy and Steven say Idol is now anyone's game

Submitted by brad on Mon, 2012-04-16 08:47

After saving Idol frontrunner Jessica Sanchez from elimination last week, the American Idol judges are now calling the competition as anyone’s game.

Viewers voted to eliminate Sanchez despite the fact the three judges believe she is one of the strongest competitors on the show.

Randy Jackson, Jennifer Lopez and Steven Tyler voted to use their judges save to stop Sanchez from heading home early.

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Top 7 Elimination show: live blog

Submitted by The Critic on Thu, 2012-04-12 18:03

TMZ have said it's going to be a shock result. We think the judges save might come into play tonight.  The results are live, now.

The Top 7 kick off the show with a group performance of P!nk's Raise Your Glass.  I'm not sure what the deal is this week but the group performances are just not that great.
Raise Your Glass - Raise Your Glass - Single

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Top 7 Elimination: Prediction

Submitted by The Critic on Thu, 2012-04-12 17:34

Despite TMZ's latest tip off being that one of the favorites is going home tonight, let's take a look at how the polls are stacking up.

The vote from last night was all pretty consistent across the board with total votes ranging from 10% to 22%.  Your Top 3 from last night were Jessica Sanchez (22%), Phillip Phillips (17%) and Hollie Cavanagh (15%). The Bottom three were Colton Dixon (13%) while Elise Testone and Skylar Laine each had 10% of the vote.  Joshua Ledet was firmly in the middle of the pack.

As far as who you wanted to go home tonight, 33% of you wanted Hollie Cavanagh to be shown the door.  Interestingly enough, from the comments after the show last night, the majority appeared to be desperate pleas from her fans for everyone to vote and keep her in the competition.

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Shock result: Favorite going home tonight - TMZ

Submitted by The Critic on Thu, 2012-04-12 17:25

TMZ have just sent out the following release:

 

There will be a stunning turn of events on "American Idol" tonight, because TMZ has learned one of the absolute favorites to win the competition will be eliminated.

Sources connected with the show tell TMZ ... producers are scrambling to persuade the judges to use their "save" on the contestant.

We're told producers actually thought 2 of the 3 contestants in the bottom tonight were strong candidates to win the entire competition.

And we're told the person who is booted tonight is the one producers thought was the strongest on the show, and they are as stunned over the vote as they were when Jennifer Hudson was kicked off the show.

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Britney Spears nearing X Factor judging deal

Submitted by brad on Thu, 2012-04-12 05:03

Britney Spears is said to be on the verge of signing a deal to appear as a judge on The X Factor USA.

While it started as just a rumour a few months ago, it appears the singer is actually in line to join the series this year.

Spears initially shot down an offer of $10m and countered with $20m, but it’s believed her deal with be in the region of $15m.

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American Idol finalists perform hits from 2010 to today

Submitted by The Critic on Wed, 2012-04-11 18:14

I'm back!  After 2 weeks in Australia, I've returned for your American Idol recaps.

Tonight our finalists are performing songs that were released from 2010 until today so it should be a good show with lots of current hits.

Mentoring the contestant his hit maker Akon.  There will also be duets.  Here's how it went down:

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Heejun Han says Juennifer Lopez tried to save him from elimination

Submitted by brad on Sun, 2012-04-01 03:35

The latest American Idol outcast Heejun Han says that he knows Jennifer Lopez wanted to save him from elimination.

The 22-year-old Flushing, NY native was sent packing last week, becoming the fifth finalist to receive his marching orders this season.

Han told reporters during a conference call that Lopez had come up to him after his elimination and said that she tried to convince Randy Jackson and Steven Tyler to use “The Judges’ Save”.

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The Wanted book Idol performance slot in April

Submitted by brad on Thu, 2012-03-29 03:51

UK boyband The Wanted have been locked in to perform on American Idol next month.

The five-piece will debut their popular US single ‘Glad You Came’ on the April 5 edition of the Fox talent series.

The band tweeted: "And now for our big news...we are excited to announce we will be performing on American Idol on 5th of April!! #TheWantedOnIdol"

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Scotty McCreery returning to Idol this week

Submitted by brad on Tue, 2012-03-27 09:22

Scotty McCreery will return to the American idol stage this week to perform his new single “Water Tower Town”.

The 2011 champ has been confirmed by Universal to take the stage on Thursday, March 29.

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