1. No Label, No Problem as 'Idol' Alums Turn to Kickstarter (and Fans) to Fund Their Music

    October 10, 2013 12:42 PM EDT As the music industry becomes increasingly crowded with artists clamoring for ever more elusive record deals, several "American Idol" alums are turning to the crowdfunding site Kickstarter as a way to raise money for their projects whi ...

  2. Former 'Idol' Elise Testone Looks Ahead to Debut Album 'In This Life'

    August 09, 2013 12:10 AM EDT "American Idol" alum Elise Testone makes her home in Charleston, South Carolina, but last week, she returned to her New Jersey roots to celebrate a special occasion: her 30th birthday. The season 11 finalist ushered in the milestone with ...

  3. American Idols Live! Tour Kicks Off with High-Energy Detroit Show

    July 07, 2012 12:50 PM EDT 0 0 0 The "American Idol" finalists reward after a grueling season of competition? A summer "vacation" spending 11 weeks on the road together. But at least there are no longer judges or mentors, no caustic comments, no fan votes. And R ...

  4. 'American Idol' Recap: Erika Van Pelt Voted Off, New Look & All

    March 23, 2012 9:50 AM EDT 0 0 0 Erika Van Pelt began the week with a totally new look, courtesy of Tommy Hilfiger. She ends the week leaving "American Idol," courtesy of the American public. After failing to connect with audiences since her time on the contest began, the ...

  5. 'American Idol': No 'Sweet Day' for Shannon Magrane

    March 16, 2012 10:45 AM EDT 0 0 0 After Jermaine Jones' disqualification Wednesday night (March 14), there was added pressure for the remaining "American Idol" contestants both that night and Thursday (March 15) to make it past the fan vote. Hearing Ryan Seacrest say ...

  6. 'Idol': Jeremy Rosado First Finalist to Go, Lauren Alaina & Mary J. Blige Perform

    March 09, 2012 11:15 AM EST 0 0 0 In the end, not even J-Lo could save Jeremy Rosado. After earning a spot in the Top 13 via Lopez's wild card pick (and bringing the judge to near-tears last week), the smooth-voiced 19-year-old became the first "Idol" contestant elimi ...

  7. 'American Idol': Meet Your Top 13 Singers

    March 02, 2012 10:00 AM EST 0 0 0 Following two nights of performances from the male and female semi-finalists, "American Idol" returned Thursday night (March 1) to whittle the number of contestants down to 13. A few of the singers still standing may surprise you. That sai ...

  8. 'American Idol' Top 25: Females Fizzle at Semi-Finals

    March 01, 2012 11:50 AM EST 0 0 0 Ladies, you've got some catching up to do. The Top 12 female semi-finalists of "American Idol" took their turn onstage Wednesday night (Feb. 29), after the show's male contestants crooned for votes the night before. While the guy ...

  9. 'Idol' Drags Out Top 24 Announcement, Reveals First 14

    February 23, 2012 11:40 AM EST 0 0 0 "American Idol," the land of prolonged, dramatic pauses and shattered dreams. Wednesday night (Feb. 23), the singing competition announced the first 14 of its Top 24 finalists that will move on to the live shows starting next week. Along t ...

  10. 'American Idol' Stays Positive at Pittsburgh Auditions

    January 20, 2012 11:20 AM EST 0 0 0 Following up Wednesday's two-hour premiere in Savannah, "American Idol" rolled into Pittsburgh last night for, surprisingly, the first time in the show's history. The first in a series of one-hour audition episodes, Thursday nigh ...