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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 sea... (more...)


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 Bachara... (more...)


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 hi... (more...)


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 ne... (more...)


VIDEO: AMERICAN IDOL Rocks Out - Watch All the Performances!
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
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 s... (more...)


VIDEO: AMERICAN IDOLS Sing Top 10; Watch All the Performances!
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
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 T... (more...)


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... (more...)


VIDEO: Harry Connick Jr. Performs Medley of Hits on AMERICAN IDOL
March 14, 2014

On last night's AMERICAN IDOL on FOX, judge Harry Connick, Jr. hit the stage with a medley of his hits, 'One Fine Thing' and 'Come By Me!' (more...)


BWW Recaps: IDOL Says Goodbye After Surprising Bottom Three
by Matt Tamanini - March 14, 2014

For the first time in AMERICAN IDOL's 13th season, I can honestly say, that I don't know that anyone deserves to go home. Sure, not all of the songs last night were perfect, but they all were marked i... (more...)


BWW Recaps: IDOL Sends One Finalist 'Home'
by Matt Tamanini - March 07, 2014

Continuing last night's theme, this week's AMERICAN IDOL elimination episode opened with the Top-12 singing “Home”, the breakout hit from this week's IDOL alum guest performer, Phillip Phillips. Each ... (more...)


VIDEO: AMERICAN IDOL Top 12 - Watch All the Performances!
March 06, 2014

The competition heated up on last night's AMERICAN IDOL on FOX when the Top 12 finalists performed LIVE. Who amazed the judges and who fell flat? (more...)


BWW Recaps: IDOL's Top-12 Show Signs of Life
by Matt Tamanini - March 06, 2014

Well, after last week's mini-disaster of a top-13 week, there was not much that American Idol could have thrown out on stage tonight that wouldn't have been an improvement. The home-visit episode, whe... (more...)


Phillip Phillips Performs New Single 'Raging Fire' on AMERICAN IDOL Tonight
March 06, 2014

American Idol Season 11 winner Phillip Phillips will perform his new single, 'Raging Fire' on next week's Idol results show, tonight, March 6th at 8/7c. (more...)


AMERICAN IDOL Results Show to Follow Season 12 Debut of HELL'S KITCHEN on FOX, 3/13
March 03, 2014

The competition heats up when Chef Gordon Ramsay returns with Season 12 of HELL'S KITCHEN, debuting Thursday, March 13 (8:00-9:00 PM ET/PT) on FOX, followed by the American Idol XIII results show (9:0... (more...)


VIDEO: Candice Glover Performs New Single 'Cried' on AMERICAN IDOL
February 28, 2014

Watch her perform a single from her debut album 'Music Speaks' on last night's Results Show! (more...)


BWW Recap: IDOL Says Goodbye, Did America Get It Right?
by Matt Tamanini - February 27, 2014

The first real elimination show of AMERICAN IDOL's thirteenth season opened with a mash-up of 'Counting Stars' by One Republic and 'Radioactive' by Imagine Dragons that sounded oddly auto-tuned, and l... (more...)


BWW Recaps: IDOL's Top 13 Hit Some Bad Notes
by Matt Tamanini - February 27, 2014

There have been a number of noticeable improvements to Season XIII of AMERICAN IDOL, including the inclusion of the best judge in the show's history, Harry Connick Jr., and the Boot Camp featuring Ido... (more...)


BWW Interviews - In-House Mentor Randy Jackson Talks New Season of AMERICAN IDOL
by Caryn Robbins - February 25, 2014

Today, Randy Jackson speaks about his hopes, his expectations and his new role as mentor on the 13th Season of the long-running singing competition AMERICAN IDOL! (more...)


19 Entertainment Sues Sony Music for Withholding Millions of Royalties from AMERICAN IDOL Artists
February 22, 2014

According to The Hollywood Reporter, 19 Recordings has filed a lawsuit against Sony Music for withholding millions of dollars in royalties from its artists, who include Kelly Clarkson, Clay Aiken, Car... (more...)


AMERICAN IDOL XIII Reveals Top 13 Finalists; Did Your Favorite Make It Through?
February 21, 2014

Tonight, AMERICAN IDOL XIII revealed the Top 13 finalists. Did your favorite make it through? (more...)


AMERICAN IDOL XIII Announces New Fan Interactive Voting Experience
January 27, 2014

FOX today announced groundbreaking partnerships with search powerhouse Google and online social networking giant Facebook, designed to give fans powerful new interactive on-air and online experiences (more...)


Voting Now Open for AMERICAN IDOL's New Tagline
October 09, 2013

AMERICAN IDOL voting starts before the show begins in January 2014, as the original star-making series calls on fans to select the official tagline for AMERICAN IDOL XIII. The American dream inspires ... (more...)


'Nominate an Idol' Returns for New Season of AMERICAN IDOL
September 12, 2013

On a quest to find the next singing superstar, AMERICAN IDOL XIII is once again expanding the audition opportunities by bringing back the “Nominate An Idol” program to look for talented singers who ma... (more...)




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