Despite concerns that new judge Howard Stern's wouldn't translate well to the family-friendly audience of "America's Got Talent," he blended in well -- if even a little too well. Monday night's (May 14) premiere of "AGT" was lackluster at best, with plenty of talent, but no million-dollar performers.
It's inevitable -- by the end of a season of "American Idol," it gets to the point where the remaining singers are good enough that there may very well be no performances that could be considered 'bad.'
Following months of speculation, E! has confirmed that Britney Spears has finally signed her contract to be a judge on the sophomore season of Fox's "X Factor." When contacted by Billboard.com, a spokesperson for the show refused to confirm and Fox had no comment.
With season two of "The Voice" concluded, we offer a look back at the season and what might lie ahead for the show and its final four, Chris Mann, Tony Lucca, runner-up Juliet Simms and winner Jermaine Paul.
Less than 20 minutes after the conclusion of NBC's singing competition show "The Voice," the season two victor, Jermaine Paul, joined his coach Blake Shelton on a jam-packed red carpet inside a studio adjacent to the one where the show has been broadcast live since early April.
The second chapter of "The Voice" came to a shocking close on Tuesday night during a star-studded live event on NBC. Guest performances from Hall & Oates, Lady Antebellum and an young up-and-comer named Justin Bieber only delayed what the night was really about: choosing a winner between rocker chick Juliet Simms, popera artist Chris Mann, R&B crooner Jermaine Paul and soft-rock journeyman Tony Lucca.
The final night of competition in "The Voice" boiled down to three performances each of the final four contestants. They had a solo song, a duet with their coach and a song originated by their mentors to be used as a "Thank you" for guiding them through the competition series that began nine months ago.
Last season's "American Idol" saw two country singers consistently rise above their competitors en route to the top two and the show's finale. Unfortunately for Skylar Laine, "Idol" voters weren't looking for a second straight twanged-out finale.
The season one finalists returned to the stage of "The Voice" Tuesday (May 1), partnering with established artists from Kid Cudi to Cyndi Lauper. After the show, the finalists and Lauper discussed their career paths and future plans.