Candice Glover is no stranger to the “American Idol” stage. The Charlotte, North Carolina, singer auditioned for season nine, failing to make the cut after Simon Cowell commented that he couldn’t see her being anything but a lounge singer.
Randy Jackson announced Thursday he would leave the Fox show after this season. He's checking out as “Idol” is at its nadir in terms of ratings and influence. Jackson said he would be concentrating on his management company/record label Dream Merchant 21 and new yet-to-be named businesses. No doubt he has had loads of success as a producer and bass player, but the management side has not been a strong one for him.
Following her elimination on "American Idol" on Thursday, Angie Miller told reporters that she is ready to embark upon her music career. "This is only the beginning," she chirped. The Miley Cyrus lookalike says she's looking forward to performing on both the Idol finale and tour and is ready to crank out more original tunes.
Angie Miller first became a frontrunner on "American Idol" when she took a turn behind the piano and performed an original song, "You Set Me Free," during the show's Hollywood rounds. The judges were full of praise, and the 19-year-old Massachusetts native, who went from 'Angela' to 'Angie' during the course of the competition, was sent through to the voting rounds of the show.
After the four teams on "The Voice" were whittled down to three singers each, the contestants and the coaches journeyed from Burbank to West Hollywood to entertain an invited crowd at the House of Blues.
When "American Idol" reaches this stage of its season, it airs the episode one might think would provide the remaining contestants with their best chances at big moments. In a three-round evening, each performer sings a song chosen for them by mentor/record producer Jimmy Iovine, followed by one picked by the panel of judges and a third by "Idol" producers.
Following doctor’s orders, Phillip Phillips has canceled the remaining nine dates of his college tour. "His doctor said he has to get off the road," a source tells The Hollywood Reporter. "He was playing six shows a week, and it’s too much for him."