So Jenny from the block is joining "American Idolâ€ť after all? After the singer-actressâ€™ initial deal with Foxâ€™s singing juggernaut was said to have crashed and burned -- the word in the blogosphere is that her demands reached (gasp) diva...
So Jenny from the block is joining "American Idolâ after all? After the singer-actressâ initial deal with Foxâs singing juggernaut was said to have crashed and burned -- the word in the blogosphere is that her demands reached (gasp) diva ...
If you've seen any of the commercials for "American Idol" Season 9, then you've undoubtedly heard The Undeserving, a band from Toledo, Ohio, whose uplifting song "Something To Hope For" is the soundtrack to this year's ad campaign. As it turns out, brothers Cl
Monday, the always enlightening Nikki Finke published a scandalicious account of the back room talks between "American Idol" and "The X Factor," claiming that both were courting music-industry veteran Tommy Mottola for a spot at their judges' table. Finke also
Anyone who thinks coming off "American Idol" equals a constant stream of limo rides and first-class flights should take a look at Season 7's fourth-place finisher Jason Castro, who's not only touring the country in a van, but often driving it himself (though h
The Watson Twins have always been about creating a mood. Skilled in the art of harmony, the Los Angeles duo have specialized in a more meditative brand of Southern soul, one in which their two voices have been locked in a back-porch slow-dance. With the releas
We'll finally be able to put all the rumors to rest tonight when the complete Top 24 are revealed. Seven have already been announced, leaving another 17 contenders to squeeze into one hourlong episode, which means we should expect a fast-paced parade of jubila
When it comes to the Top 24's silver-haired wonder Lilly Scott, color Jason Castro impressed. The former finalist tells Idol Tracker he happened to sit in on Lilly's Hollywood week audition and now places the 20-year-old Colorado native at the top of his list
Those of us in Los Angeles know that last weekend's weather was beyond volatile. Rain on your wedding day is supposedly good luck ... and nothing says "great TV" like watching Chris Harrison talk about the weather on and off ...
"American Idol" viewers loved Jason Castro's ukulele-led rendition of "Over the Rainbow" back when he performed it during season 7, and apparently the producers of "The Bachelor" dug it as well. During Monday night's very special "Bachelor" wedding of single-d
This much is, ahem, Crystal clear: The judges made a mistake by choosing too many girls with similar voices and styles. Sure, Lilly's hair is silver and Didi's is red, Lacey's is short and Katelyn's is curly, but Tuesday night's snoozy and subdued episode prov
As has become "American Idol" tradition, after the last semifinals elimination episode, the Top 12 were chauffeured to West Hollywood, then paraded down a blue carpet packed to the gills with media sorts of all shapes and sizes. From beginning to end, the cont
Like many longtime music journalists, I mourned the death of power pop pioneer Alex Chilton last week. He was the frontman of Big Star, one of the most underappreciated bands of the 1970s whose musical legacy far outlasted their album-making years. Anyone who
All sorts of "American Idol" alumni are hitting the road in the coming months. On Wednesday's show, Season 2 winner Ruben Studdard announced a co-headlining tour with his runner-up, Clay Aiken, to kick off July 23 in Clay's home state of North Carolina. The to
Jason Castro's self-titled album hits stores today -- we have lots of Idol Confessions video with him today -- and the reviews are rolling in fast and furious. They are a mixed bag. On the plus side, Newsday calls the Season 7 "Idol" finalist's debut "a charmi
Season 7's beloved fourth-place finisher, Jason Castro, stopped by the L.A. Times video studio a couple months back to talk about his "Idol" memories -- from that nerve-wracking first time on the big stage to his shining moment playing "Somewhere Over the Rain
"American Idol" hit a milestone this week. It had nothing to do with ratings or number of votes. Simon Cowell didnât break a salary record and the funds donated for âIdol Gives Backâ had yet to be counted. What âIdolâ achieved this week was credibili
Season 8âs sixth-place finisher, Anoop Desai, released his debut album, âAll is Fair,â earlier this week, selling it exclusively through iTunes and his own website. But in a crowded market of ex-Idols -- last seasonâs top 4 are all out promoting their
As contestants go, few females in âAmerican Idolâ history were as bombastic as Carly Smithson. The Season 7 rocker, one of three in that yearâs Top 12 if you include David Cook and Michael Johns, brought all the grit she could muster into the competition
Another former front-runner saw his "American Idol" dream cut short this week. Michael Lynche, who was long considered a contender for the crown, only made it as far as fourth place on Season 9, and that was after a judges' save in Week 7. Yet, he's also often
As is customary on "American Idol" hometown visits, the Final 3 were given one of their song assignments for next week: the judges' choice. For Lee DeWyze, Simon Cowell chose Leonard Cohen's "Hallelujah," which has been heard on the "Idol" stage more than once