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AMERICAN IDOL XIV to Kick Off Auditions in Minneapolis, 6/18; Comes to 15 Cities Across the US AMERICAN IDOL XIV to Kick Off Auditions in Minneapolis, 6/18; Comes to 15 Cities Across the US
by BWW News Desk - May 07, 2014

AMERICAN IDOL begins its 14th season nationwide search for the best undiscovered talent in the country in Minneapolis, MN, on Wednesday, June 18. The search for the next singing superstar continues in New Orleans, on Wednesday, June 25; Uniondale, NY, on Wednesday, July 23; Nashville, TN, on Wednesd... (more...)
AMERICAN IDOL's Top-4 Theme & Showtune Suggestions: RENT, DOGFIGHT, CABARET, AVENUE Q, and More AMERICAN IDOL's Top-4 Theme & Showtune Suggestions: RENT, DOGFIGHT, CABARET, AVENUE Q, and More
by Matt Tamanini - May 02, 2014

As first reported by TVLine.com, AMERICAN IDOL's Top-4 Week is going to take a very IF/THEN look at love with the theme 'Love: Break-Ups and Make-Ups.' So, after last night's elimination of personality vacuum Sam Woolf, IDOL's Final Four; Jena Irene, Caleb Johnson, Jessica Meuse, and Alex Preston, w... (more...)
IDOL's Jena Irene on Voting for Elimination: 'I Think I Made the Right Decision' IDOL's Jena Irene on Voting for Elimination: 'I Think I Made the Right Decision'
by TV News Desk - May 02, 2014

On last night's AMERICAN IDOL, the finalists were faced with a new twist as they were forced to vote between sending a fellow contestant home, or allowing the remaining singers to stick around for next week's show in which two of them would be eliminated.... (more...)
'Love: Break-Ups & Make-Ups' on Next AMERICAN IDOL 'Love: Break-Ups & Make-Ups' on Next AMERICAN IDOL
by TV News Desk - May 02, 2014

Next week, we celebrate the agony and the ecstasy of music's greatest theme as the final four take to the stage in the “Love: Break-ups and Make-ups”-themed performance show... (more...)
AMERICAN IDOL Recap: IDOL Game Changer Can't Prevent Major Elimination AMERICAN IDOL Recap: IDOL Game Changer Can't Prevent Major Elimination
by Matt Tamanini - May 02, 2014

Oh boy! Tonight's elimination episode kicked off with Ryan Seacrest teasing a 'shocking twist' that none of the idols will see coming. After last week's absolutely not-shocking 'shocking' elimination, I was more than a little weary of trusting Ryan. Next he said that each finalist will have a diffic... (more...)
AMERICAN IDOL Recap: How Shocked Were You? AMERICAN IDOL Recap: How Shocked Were You?
by Matt Tamanini - April 24, 2014

I always get a little nervous when American Idol starts advertising a 'shocking' result, and after C.J.'s horrendous performance last night, anyone going home other than him would be a shock. So, I braced myself for the worst tonight.... (more...)
VIDEO: Country/Rock 'n Roll Night on AMERICAN IDOL; Watch All the Performances VIDEO: Country/Rock 'n Roll Night on AMERICAN IDOL; Watch All the Performances
by TV News Desk - April 24, 2014

It was a little bit country and a little bit rock n' roll as the American Idol Top 6 each performed twice on the Idol stage!... (more...)
AMERICAN IDOL Up 11% in Wednesday Ratings! AMERICAN IDOL Up 11% in Wednesday Ratings!
by TV News Desk - April 24, 2014

After week's of sagging ratings, Fox's AMERICAN IDOL received a bit of positive news following last night's 'Country/Rock 'n Roll' edition.... (more...)
AMERICAN IDOL Recap: It's Time For America To Pull The Plug  (Updated w/ Pictures) AMERICAN IDOL Recap: It's Time For America To Pull The Plug (Updated w/ Pictures)
by Matt Tamanini - April 24, 2014

On this week's Top-6 edition of AMERICAN IDOL Season XIII, we were “treated” to not one, but two, songs by each competitor. The theme, “A Little Bit Country, a Little Bit Rock 'n' Roll” gave the contestants an opportunity to channel their inner Donnys and Maries. Speaking of the beloved Osmond sibs,... (more...)
AMERICAN IDOL Recap: Another Week, Another Wrong Contestant Sent Home AMERICAN IDOL Recap: Another Week, Another Wrong Contestant Sent Home
by Matt Tamanini - April 17, 2014

After a night of 20th Century Fox cross-promotion, we opened this week's results show with THE FOLLOWING's Kevin Bacon stealing Ryan Seacrest's signature line, "This is American Idol."... (more...)
AMERICAN IDOL Recap: A Candidate for Clarkson's Crown Emerges & Demi Lovato Critiques (Updated w/ Pictures) AMERICAN IDOL Recap: A Candidate for Clarkson's Crown Emerges & Demi Lovato Critiques (Updated w/ Pictures)
by Matt Tamanini - April 17, 2014

Now that AMERICAN IDOL has pared down its finalists to a manageable seven, the producers decided to bust out the most original theme in the show's 13 seasons, “Competitor's Picks.” How it basically works is, Randy Jackson did his only work of the season by playing stenographer as each contestant rec... (more...)
AMERICAN IDOL Preview: Song List Revealed for Remaining Finalists! AMERICAN IDOL Preview: Song List Revealed for Remaining Finalists!
by TV News Desk - April 16, 2014

For the first time in AMERICAN IDOL history, the theme of tonight's show will be 'Competitior's Pick,' in which the remaining seven finalists select a tune for each of their competitors.... (more...)
AMERICAN IDOL Recap: Tearful Elimination Sends Home Contender Far Too Soon AMERICAN IDOL Recap: Tearful Elimination Sends Home Contender Far Too Soon
by Matt Tamanini - April 10, 2014

This week AMERICAN IDOL welcomed back Season XIII's Top-8 for the second week in a row. This time they were mentored by the incredibly professional and discerning David Cook (especially compared to IDOL's 'full-time” mentor, Randy Jackson, who followed Cook around like a lost puppy all night). The S... (more...)
AMERICAN IDOL Recap: David Cook Mentors Top-8 to Fresh Takes on 80's Hits (Updated with Pictures) AMERICAN IDOL Recap: David Cook Mentors Top-8 to Fresh Takes on 80's Hits (Updated with Pictures)
by Matt Tamanini - April 09, 2014

Just as it did last week, tonight's AMERICAN IDOL featured the Top-8 finalists. After an ill-advised use of the sole judge's save, Sam Woolf remained in the competition long enough to be mentored by former IDOL champ David Cook for this week's 80's theme. With the obvious negligence of 'full-time' m... (more...)
AMERICAN IDOL Preview: Check Out Top-8's Song Choices for Tonight's '80's Week' AMERICAN IDOL Preview: Check Out Top-8's Song Choices for Tonight's '80's Week'
by Matt Tamanini - April 09, 2014

When last we left our Season XIII AMERICAN IDOL finalists, an uncomfortable amount of confetti was raining down on 17-year-old Sam Woolf, who had survived America's vote by garnering the season's only judge's save. As the show went off the air host Ryan Seacrest informed us that Top-8 Week Part 2 wo... (more...)
BWW Interviews: Keith Urban Talks Season XIII of AMERICAN IDOL BWW Interviews: Keith Urban Talks Season XIII of AMERICAN IDOL
by Caryn Robbins - April 07, 2014

Today, the country music star spoke with the press about the singing competition's current season, his fellow judges, Harry Connick Jr. and Jennifer Lopez and who he believes may be the current frontrunner!... (more...)
BWW Recaps: IDOL Judges Save Early Favorite BWW Recaps: IDOL Judges Save Early Favorite
by Matt Tamanini - April 03, 2014

Coming off one of the strongest episodes of the season, everyone expected this elimination show to be exceedingly difficult, especially considering the dwindling number of opportunities to use the season's single judges' save. However, when it came down to crunch time, the judges' decision didn't se... (more...)
BWW Recaps: IDOL's Top-8 Separate into Pretenders & Contenders w/ full recaps and photos BWW Recaps: IDOL's Top-8 Separate into Pretenders & Contenders w/ full recaps and photos
by Matt Tamanini - April 02, 2014

As he has been doing throughout Season XIII, new AMERICAN IDOL Executive Producer Per Blankens has again thrown a curveball of a theme at the Top-8. Instead of the well-warn 'Motown' and 'Burt Bacharach' Weeks, for the first time in IDOL history, the finalists all performed their initial audition so... (more...)
AMERICAN IDOL Preview: Re-Visit Contestant Auditions Before Tonight's 'Audition Rewind' AMERICAN IDOL Preview: Re-Visit Contestant Auditions Before Tonight's 'Audition Rewind'
by Matt Tamanini - April 02, 2014

The new producers of AMERICAN IDOL are again turning the idea of a theme week on its head. While in the past they have had contestants repeat previous performances, for the first time in the show's history, all of the Top-8 will be revisiting the songs that earned them their Golden Ticket to Hollywo... (more...)
BWW Recaps: IDOL Says Goodbye to Early Favorite with Pictures BWW Recaps: IDOL Says Goodbye to Early Favorite with Pictures
by Matt Tamanini - March 27, 2014

For the first time that I can remember, AMERICAN IDOL's Elimination Show was a jam-packed 30 minutes this week. The shortened episode was necessitated by the series premiere of Christopher Meloni's new sitcom, SURVIVING JACK.... (more...)
VIDEO: AMERICAN IDOL Rocks Out  - Watch All the Performances! VIDEO: AMERICAN IDOL Rocks Out - Watch All the Performances!
by TV News Desk - March 27, 2014

Last night's episode of FOX's AMERICAN IDOL featured the theme 'I'm With the Band,' the Top 9 performed recent and classic hits as the 'lead singers' of Rickey Minor and the American Idol House Band!... (more...)
BWW Recaps: IDOL Rocks Out with the Band w/ Full Recaps & Pictures BWW Recaps: IDOL Rocks Out with the Band w/ Full Recaps & Pictures
by Matt Tamanini - March 26, 2014

Last Thursday when I heard about this week's theme, 'I'm with the Band,' I have to admit that I just didn't get it. However, now that I've seen how the IDOL Powers-That-Be implemented it on stage, I still really don't get it. The contestants sing with Ricky Minor and his band every week, however, to... (more...)
VIDEO: AMERICAN IDOLS Sing Top 10; Watch All the Performances! VIDEO: AMERICAN IDOLS Sing Top 10; Watch All the Performances!
by TV News Desk - March 20, 2014

On last night's AMERICAN IDOL, contestants performed recent hit songs in what can be described as 'The Top 10 Doing The Top 10!'... (more...)
BWW Recaps: IDOL's Top-10 Full of Hits and Misses: FULL RECAP w/ pictures BWW Recaps: IDOL's Top-10 Full of Hits and Misses: FULL RECAP w/ pictures
by Matt Tamanini - March 19, 2014

Tonight's theme on AMERICAN IDOL was replete with symbolism reminding us that being in the Top-10 of something is a big deal, no matter what that something is! This week, the top 10 contestants sang Top-10 songs, then Bo Derek came out of an elaborate onstage pool wearing a gold bathing suit and bra... (more...)
BWW Recaps: IDOL Hits High Notes at the Movies BWW Recaps: IDOL Hits High Notes at the Movies
by Matt Tamanini - March 14, 2014

After two weeks of appropriately vague themes allowed the neophyte contestants to explore their individual artistry, I became more than a little apprehensive when Ryan said the top-11 would be singing the “Songs of the Cinema.” The lame OCEAN'S ELEVEN cold open, completed by the cheesiest “This is A... (more...)



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