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."
Following her elimination on "American Idol," Amber Holcomb chatted with the remaining contestants about her journey on the show. Tears rolled down her face but she maintained her composure, especially at the realization that she needed to pack to go home and was currently without a suitcase.
Amber Holcomb overcame early confidence issues to become a singer fairly sure of herself and her abilities on the 12th season of "American Idol," vaulting her into the top four of the singing competition.
All of the finalists on this season of "American Idol" have been called a great number of things. In the case of many, cries of "old-fashioned" have abounded; despite their young age, the song choices and overall vibe of certain contestants have caused a disconnect. One can imagine, say, Candice Glover singing virtually anything and doing it great justice. But in terms of keeping it current? Whole other story entirely, and she's certainly not the only one.
Candace Glover, Amber Holcomb, Angie Miller, and Kree Harrison told reporters that they had an inkling that something was up during the most recent "American Idol" results show, especially given the fact that the judges had failed to use their save on Janelle Arthur the week before.
Many things set the 12th season of "American Idol" apart from its recent predecessors (namely, ALL DEM GIRLS), but one of the most noticeable changes has to do with the front runner. And by that, I mean that there really isn't one.
Fans of The Voice may have noticed two familiar faces from American Idol this season: season nine’s Luke Edgemon and season three top 10 finalist Jon Peter Lewis, who is competing as part of the duo Midas Whale.
Following her elimination last week, Billboard caught up with Janelle Arthur who was still in shock about making the top 5, "especially given the caliber of female talent this year." Arthur discussed her plans for making music after Idol, revealed that she’d like to bring roots country back, and addressed whether or not Nicki Minaj returned her boots.
Mario Lopez will return to "The X Factor" for his second turn as host, Fox announced Monday. In addition, the network also announces, "Khloe Kardashian will not be returning to co-host 'The X Factor.' We really enjoyed working with her and wish her all the best in her future endeavors."