1. Why Lee DeWyze Will Win 'American Idol'

    May 24, 2010 12:00 PM EDT 0 0 0 Let's face it: "American Idol" season nine has always been Lee DeWyze's or Crystal Bowersox's to lose. Simon Cowell's been a fan of both since Hollywood Week, which feels like months ag--oh, right. They each came in wit ...

  2. 'Idol' Boots Casey James, Lee DeWyze & Crystal Bowersox Set for Finale

    May 19, 2010 10:28 PM EDT 0 0 0 Casey James was eliminated from "American Idol" on Wednesday night (May 18), leaving Lee DeWyze and Crystal Bowersox as the final two contestants standing. DeWyze and Bowersox will face off next Tuesday for the season nine "Idol" ...

  3. Billboard Bits: John Fogerty, Kara DioGuardi, RedOne, Taylor Swift and More

    May 19, 2010 6:06 PM EDT 0 0 0 Billboard Bits serves up the best bite-sized nuggets of music news and gossip each day. Prior to the start of last evening's (May 18) 58th annual BMI Pop Awards, Billboard caught up with several honorees on the red carpet: * Before receiving th ...

  4. Billboard Bits: John Fogerty, Kara DioGuardi, RedOne, Taylor Swift and More

    May 19, 2010 12:00 AM EDT Prior to the start of last evening's (May 18) 58th annual BMI Pop Awards , Billboard caught up with several honorees on the red carpet: * Before receiving this year's BMI Icon award, John Fogerty left no doubt as to why he's such a ...

  5. 'American Idol' Recap: Crystal Bowersox, Lee DeWyze Soar on 'Falling Slowly' Duet

    May 12, 2010 12:21 AM EDT 0 0 0 With Oscar winner and R&B crooner Jamie Foxx as their mentor, the "American Idol" top 4 tackled songs from the movies tonight. Sadly, no one picked the awesome "Ghostbusters" theme that was on the list of cleared songs, but t ...

  6. Meat Loaf Brings 'Teddy Bear' To America

    May 03, 2010 2:44 PM EDT 0 0 0 M eat Loaf is hoping that "Hang Loose, Teddy Bear" will have a life beyond its musical incarnation. The 13 songs on the new album, which comes out May 11 in North America, are companion pieces to a short story written by screenwriter direc ...

  7. Siobhan Magnus Voted Off 'American Idol'

    April 28, 2010 11:27 PM EDT 0 0 0 Siobhan Magnus' "American Idol" journey ended Wednesday night (Apr. 28), leaving frontrunner Crystal Bowersox as the only female contestant remaning in the top five. SEE PHOTOS OF SIOBHAN MAGNUS ON 'AMERICAN IDOL' "An i ...

  8. Ask Billboard: Which Carrie Songs To 'Play'?

    April 23, 2010 5:15 PM EDT 0 0 0 Ask Billboard is updated every Friday. Submit your burning music questions to Gary Trust at askbb@billboard.com . Please include your first and last name, as well as your city, state and country, if outside the U.S. 'PLAY ON' AND ON Hey Ga ...

  9. 'American Idol' Recap: Crystal Bowersox and Lee DeWyze Inspire; The Rest Backfire

    April 20, 2010 7:57 PM EDT 0 0 0 It's "Idol Gives Back" week, and it appears as though they're going to do the bootings this week as part of the ginormo charity extravaganza Wednesday night. Because there's nothing like comparing heart-rending scenes of act ...

  10. 'American Idol' Recap: Lee Dewyze, Tim Urban Shine On Subdued Elvis Night

    April 14, 2010 12:05 AM EDT 0 0 0 It's Elvis Week! "American Idol's" Top 9 set out to prove that they're not all shook up by the king. And for added amusement, we have a fellow fan of black hair dye and sneering, Adam Lambert, as the mentor. Let's play ...

  11. 'American Idol' Eliminates Didi Benami, Top 9 To Perform Lennon & McCartney Hits

    March 31, 2010 10:14 PM EDT 0 0 0 Didi Benami has a reason to be brokenhearted on "American Idol." The 23-year-old waitress from Los Angeles was eliminated from the ninth season of the Fox singing competition Wednesday. Benami, who was panned for her overdramatic rendition ...

  12. 'American Idol' Recap: Lee Dewyze Rocks Out, Tim Urban Makes Simon Cowell Give Up

    March 31, 2010 8:45 AM EDT 0 0 0 Here we are with the "American Idol" Top 10 - the few, the happy few, the band of brothers (and ladies) - destined to be part of the cultural chatter at least through the AI tour this summer. What a long, strange trip it's been - and ...

  13. Crystal Bowersox Covers Janis Joplin's 'Bobby McGee' On 'Idol'

    March 24, 2010 3:13 PM EDT 0 0 0 L ast night's Billboard No. 1s-themed episode of "American Idol" found Cyrstal Bowersox once again ahead of the pack, as she covered Janis Joplin's chart-topping take on Kris Kristofferson's "Me and Bobby McGee." I ...

  14. The Daily Noise 3.16.2010 - Billboard.com

    The Daily Noise 3.16.2010 - Billboard.com

    March 16, 2010 5:07 PM EDT 0 0 0 'Runaways' biopic opens this week, Guns N' Roses fans riot after band skips shows, artists talk about working with Idol judge and songwriter Kara Dioguardi. kara dioguardi , joan jett , The Runaways , Bill Werde , The Daily Noise , Fu ...

  15. 'Runaways' Set to be a Hit, Fans Riot Over Guns N' Roses No-Shows

    March 16, 2010 2:23 PM EDT 0 0 0 In today's Daily Noise, brought to you by Fuse and Billboard.com, the Runaways movie staring Kristen Stewart and Dakota Fanning opens March 19--the much-buzzed biopic tells the story of the all-girl band that launched the career of Joan Jett . ...

  16. 'American Idol' Reveals Surprising Top 12 Results

    March 11, 2010 9:52 PM EST 0 0 0 As "American Idol" prepared to unveil its top 12 finalists, host Ryan Seacrest warned viewers, "We could be in for a surprise or two." He should have said three or four. Lilly Scott, Alex Lambert, Katelyn Epperly and Todrick Hall ...

  17. 'American Idol' Recap: 'Love' Is The Answer For Todrick Hall

    March 10, 2010 8:19 PM EST 0 0 0 Billboard's Ann Donahue breaks down every live performance of "American Idol" Season 9, from the top 24 contestants to the last one standing. --- I have to say, the song spoilers that leaked this afternoon made me super excited for to ...

  18. 'American Idol' Recap: Siobhan Magnus Performs Crazy Good

    March 09, 2010 8:02 PM EST 0 0 0 "American Idol" is only an hour tonight? What am I going to do with my Tuesday night?! I have no idea! How am I going to write this recap during the commercial breaks when there's only one every five minutes instead of every three min ...

  19. 'American Idol' Sends Home Haeley Vaughn, Jermaine Sellers, Michelle Delamor, John Park

    March 04, 2010 9:21 PM EST 0 0 0 "American Idol" viewers sent four more contestants packing on Thursday night (Mar. 4), as Haeley Vaughn, Jermaine Sellers, Michelle Delamor and John Park were eliminated from the competition. After the entire "Idol" top 20 perfor ...

  20. 'American Idol' Recap: Lilly Scott Changes The Game

    March 03, 2010 9:34 PM EST 0 0 0 I cannot even tell you how much I was creeping on Twitter this afternoon trying to find out if Crystal Bowersox had been given the medical OK to perform. With about 10 minutes before showtime, Ryan Seacrest said she had been given the thumb's u ...

  21. 'American Idol' Recap: Michael Lynche Can't Salvage Sub-Par Night

    February 25, 2010 1:53 AM EST 0 0 0 Billboard's Ann Donahue breaks down every live performance of "American Idol" Season 9, from the top 24 contestants to the last one standing. -- When Simon Cowell said before this week's performances that he thought a woman was g ...

  22. 'American Idol' Recap: Crystal Bowersox Shines

    February 24, 2010 1:31 PM EST 0 0 0 Billboard's Ann Donahue breaks down every live performance of "American Idol" Season 9, from the top 24 contestants to the last one standing. -- Now this ...is "American Idol." After what seemed like countless audition weeks ...

  23. 'Idol' Judges Admire Unique Female Semifinalists

    February 24, 2010 7:08 AM EST 0 0 0 "American Idol" semifinalist Lilly Scott is right where she belongs. The 20-year-old singer from Denver was among a handful of unique crooners who impressed the Fox singing contest's judges Tuesday (Feb. 23). The platinum-haired stree ...

  24. 'Idol' Judges Admire Unique Female Semifinalists

    February 24, 2010 12:00 AM EST "American Idol" semifinalist Lilly Scott is right where she belongs. The 20-year-old singer from Denver was among a handful of unique crooners who impressed the Fox singing contest's judges Tuesday (Feb. 23). The platinum-haired s ...

  25. 'American Idol' Top 24 Revealed

    February 18, 2010 8:20 AM EST 0 0 0 "American Idol" revealed the remaining 17 of its top 24 season nine contestants on Wednesday night (Feb. 17), following the previous night's unveiling of the first seven finalists and capping off over a month of audition rounds. One b ...

  26. Ellen DeGeneres Is Firm, Funny On 'American Idol' Debut

    February 10, 2010 12:50 AM EST 0 0 0 Ellen DeGeneres kicked off her debut as the new "American Idol" judge in impressive fashion on Tuesday night (Feb. 9), bringing a healthy dose of honest critiques and well-timed punchlines to the first night of Hollywood auditions. Before ...

  27. Ellen DeGeneres Says Cowell Is 'Meaner Than I Thought'

    February 09, 2010 12:39 PM EST 0 0 0 Ellen DeGeneres, the newest judge on "American Idol," says Simon Cowell is "meaner" than she thought. Cowell, Randy Jackson, Kara DioGuardi and various guest judges kicked off the ninth season of the Fox singing competition last ...

  28. Erica Rhodes Whips 'American Idol' Into A Frenzy

    January 28, 2010 5:41 PM EST 0 0 0 Erica Rhodes is no General Larry Platt , but the 23-year-old Texan certainly found a special way to stand out at her "American Idol" audition, which aired on Wednesday night. Rhodes, who appeared on "Barney & Friends" as a yo ...

  29. Katy Perry Gets Feisty At 'Idol' Auditions In L.A.

    January 27, 2010 10:04 AM EST 0 0 0 "American Idol" continued its audition episodes on Tuesday night (Jan. 26) in Los Angeles, where a few hopefuls came out strong, others came dressed as Adam Lambert , and guest judge Katy Perry gave Kara DioGuardi a reality check. The latt ...

  30. Pixie Lott: Artist To Watch 2010

    January 15, 2010 2:36 PM EST 0 0 0 After topping the U.K. chart with her first two singles, "Mama Do (Uh Oh, Uh Oh)" and "Boys and Girls," U.K. pop princess Pixie Lott has been ready to bring her big, soulful pop sound to the U.S. market for a while already. But n ...

  31. American Idol Video Q&As

    January 13, 2010 10:25 AM EST 0 0 0 A new season of American Idol is now officially upon us. To toast Season 9's stars-to-be, watch all of the video interviews Billboard.com has done with "Idols" stars past. Among the dozens of videos below, Adam Lambert speaks up both ...

  32. 'American Idol' Premieres, Victoria Beckham Faces Off With Simon Cowell

    January 12, 2010 11:01 PM EST 0 0 0 The ninth season of "American Idol" premiered Tuesday night (Jan. 12) on Fox amidst widespread chatter about Simon Cowell, who announced Monday he was leaving "Idol" to bring "The X Factor" to the U.S. in 2011. "Id ...

  33. Billboard Bits: Simon Cowell, Avril Lavigne, Usher, Beyonce and more

    January 12, 2010 3:35 PM EST 0 0 0 Billboard Bits serves up the best bite-sized nuggets of music news and gossip every afternoon. Simon Cowell gave his first interview since the making the announcement about his departure from "American Idol" at the end of this season, insi ...

  34. Ask Billboard: Hot 100 'Peak' Performances

    January 08, 2010 7:55 PM EST 0 0 0 Ask Billboard is updated every Friday. Submit your burning music questions to Gary Trust at askbb@billboard.com . Please include your first and last name, as well as your city, state and country, if outside the U.S. PEAK FORM Hi Gary, Happy 2010 (or ...

  35. Randy Jackson Talks 'Idol' As Season Nine Nears

    January 06, 2010 11:26 AM EST 0 0 0 With a new judge (Ellen DeGeneres) on the panel, Randy Jackson predicts that "American Idol's" ninth season will be "interesting" as well as "a very, very cool, nice year...an exciting, different time." "Hopef ...

  36. Kara DioGuardi: The Billboard Cover Story

    January 05, 2010 5:56 PM EST 0 0 0 Let's coin a new term to describe Kara DioGuardi : Instead of a multihyphenate, she's a mega-hyphenate. The songwriter-producer-publisher-A&R executive-"American Idol" judge starts 2010 with a slate of songs to write, artists ...

  37. Kara DioGuardi's Faves of the Decade - Billboard.com

    Kara DioGuardi's Faves of the Decade - Billboard.com

    December 10, 2009 7:15 PM EST 0 0 0 American Idol judge Kara DioGuardi tells Billboard.com what her favorite albums and songs of the 2000s are. Warner Bros , favorites of decade , favorites of the 2000s , 2000s , interview , American Idol , Live , exclusive , kara dioGardi , Warner Br ...

  38. Video: Kara DioGuardi Looks Ahead To 'Idol'

    November 25, 2009 1:22 PM EST 0 0 0 Kara DioGuardi's written plenty of pop hits, turning love woes and triumphs into catchy hooks for everyone from Pink to Cobra Starship , Britney Spears to Kelly Clarkson and more. But when asked to pick her all-time favorite song from the pack, ...

  39. Kara DioGuardi Q&A

    Kara DioGuardi Q&A

    November 25, 2009 11:51 AM EST 0 0 0 Kara DioGuardi talks to Billboard's Bill Werde about judging "American Idol," writing hit songs, and more. kara dioguardi , interview , American Idol , exclusive , Bill Werde , Kara DioGuardi Videos Bill Werde Kara DioGuardi Brightcov ...

  40. Kara DioGuardi Interview w/ Billboard

    Kara DioGuardi Interview w/ Billboard

    November 20, 2009 5:34 PM EST 0 0 0 BB_Q&A_KaraDioGuardi Carrie Underwood , songwriter , kara dioguardi , Ellen , American Idol , Bill Werde , exclusive , Paula Abdul , rascal flatts , Jason Derulo Videos Kara DioGuardi Adam Lambert American idol Bill Werde Carrie Underwood Christ ...

  41. Adam Lambert Premieres Video, Tweets About Lady Gaga Collaboration

    October 21, 2009 12:31 PM EDT 0 0 0 Days after his new single "Time for Miracles" hit the internet, Adam Lambert premiered the music video for the song, which is featured on the upcoming soundtrack to the film "2012." Lambert's music video is laden with specia ...

  42. Carrie Underwood Song Exclusive Preview: "Mama's Song"

    October 11, 2009 12:05 AM EDT 0 0 0 With Carrie Underwood's "Cowboy Casanova" single blasting to No. 11 on the Billboard Hot 100 in two weeks -- and calling out two-timing country boys everywhere -- anticipation for the Nov. 3 release of her new album, "Play On,&qu ...

  43. Pink / October 5, 2009 / New York (Madison Square Garden)

    October 07, 2009 7:31 PM EDT 0 0 0 P ink offered something for all her fans Monday night (Oct. 5) at the New York stop of her Funhouse tour. The Las Vegas-worthy show was presented in Madison Square Garden as an adult playground, complete with a rowdy dance troupe, daring acrobatics, ...

  44. 'American Idol' Gives Back For A Third Time

    October 06, 2009 11:50 AM EDT 0 0 0 "American Idol" is bringing back its "Idol Gives Back" charitable special on April 21 after a yearlong hiatus. The special, airing during the top-seven Wednesday results show, will benefit Children's Health Fund, Feeding Ame ...

  45. 'Idol' Alum Jason Castro Plots Tour

    September 29, 2009 4:20 PM EDT 0 0 0 J ason Castro -- the original dark horse contestant on "American Idol" who finished fourth in 2008 -- is hitting the road for a national mall tour in support of his self-titled debut. The Texas singer-songwriter's trek begins Oct. 12 ...

  46. Carrie Underwood Rushes New Single 'Cowboy Casanova' After Unauthorized Leak

    September 03, 2009 3:12 PM EDT 0 0 0 An unfinished version of "Cowboy Casanova," the lead single from Carrie Underwood 's third studio album, "Play On," leaked online Wednesday (Sept. 2). The song's premature unveiling prompted Underwood to rush out an off ...

  47. Simon Cowell Signing Three-Year Deal With 'Idol'

    August 11, 2009 10:57 AM EDT 0 0 0 Simon Cowell will be a judge on "American Idol" for at least three more seasons. During the second-quarter earnings call of CKX, parent company of "Idol" co-producer 19 Entertainment, CKX chairman and CEO Robert Sillerman indicat ...

  48. Katy Perry, Posh Spice To Fill Abdul's Judge Seat On 'Idol'

    August 07, 2009 10:48 AM EDT 0 0 0 Pop singers Katy Perry , former Spice Girl Victoria Beckham , and other female artists will be guest judges on "American Idol" this upcoming season to help replace departing Paula Abdul , Fox television executives said on Thursday. But Fox ...

  49. Paula Abdul Leaving 'American Idol'

    August 05, 2009 8:06 AM EDT 0 0 0 Paula Abdul announced Tuesday she is quitting "American Idol," a show that she said became an international phenomenon with her help. "With sadness in my heart, I've decided not to return" to the hit Fox TV singing contest, ...

  50. Backwards Bullets: This Week In Charts 1996

    August 04, 2009 11:00 AM EDT 0 0 0 JUST DANCE: Thirteen years ago this week, a new No. 1 was crowned on the Billboard Hot 100, and weddings, graduations and family gatherings would never be the same. Los Del Rio completed a 32-week climb (over two separate chart runs) with "Maca ...

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