1. Eddie Island Talks the Fastest Post-'Idol' Album Release Ever With 'Industry Standard'

    May 23, 2019 11:57 PM EDT 0 0 0 In a surprise move, American Idol season 17 finalist Eddie Island drops his debut album on Friday (May 24). Industry Standard , available on all digital platforms, comes out just five days after the grand finale, which saw Laine Hardy named the winn ...

  2. 'American Idol': 2019 Winner Revealed | THR News

    'American Idol': 2019 Winner Revealed | THR News

    May 21, 2019 1:32 PM EDT 0 0 0 American Idol came to a close on Sunday night with a performance-filled, three-hour finale. It was down to Alejandro Aranda, Laine Hardy and Madison VanDenberg as the final three contestants. 2019 , American Idol , News , THR , The Hollywood Reporte ...

  3. Laine Hardy Talks 'American Idol' Season 17 Win: 'I'm Overwhelmed by All This Emotion'

    May 20, 2019 3:00 AM EDT 0 0 0 Admitting it was the most surreal moment of his life, newly-crowned American Idol winner Laine Hardy looked like he was having an out-of-body experience when he spoke to Billboard minutes after Ryan Seacrest announced that the Louisiana teen had tak ...

  4. 'American Idol' Season 17 Winner Crowned

    May 19, 2019 10:00 PM EDT 0 0 0 After three months, endless tears and triumphs and a massive three-hour, star-studded finale on Sunday night (May 19) that featured solo performances and collaborations with  Weezer ,  Carrie Underwood ,  Dan + Shay ,  Daddy Yankee ,  Kool + The Gan ...

  5. 'American Idol' Final Three Talk Most Memorable Season 17 Moments: Exclusive

    May 17, 2019 12:12 PM EDT 0 0 0 By the time the confetti falls at the end of Sunday night's (May 19) season 17 finale of American Idol, the top three will have been through more ups, downs and sideways than they probably ever imagined when they auditioned for the show nearly  ...

  6. As 'American Idol' Nears Finale, Judges & Eliminated Contestants Reflect on Season 17 Lessons

    May 13, 2019 4:19 PM EDT 0 0 0 One of the most priceless perks of being on American Idol is getting advice from the three superstar judges. After Sunday (May 12) night's penultimate live show of season 17, backstage talk turned to the opinions the judges offered this year� ...

  7. 'American Idol' Top Five Make Their Final Arguments to Voters: Exclusive

    May 10, 2019 2:43 PM EDT 0 0 0 It's officially crunch time. With just two weeks left in season 17, it's time for the American Idol  top 5 to make their closing arguments. In a season that has seen the remaining contestants sing more of their own original songs and disti ...

  8. 'American Idol' Judges on That Dramatic Save: 'We Didn't Envision Jeremiah and Laci Being In That Spot'

    May 06, 2019 5:05 PM EDT 0 0 0 "I think we surprised ourselves," Luke Bryan told Billboard after the judges used their once-a-season save in dramatic fashion on Sunday (May 5) night's live broadcast of American Idol . "We didn't envision Jeremiah [Lloyd H ...

  9. 'American Idol' Top 6 See Explosive Social Media Growth

    May 03, 2019 8:00 AM EDT 0 0 0 It just stands to reason that spending four hours in prime time on national network TV every week might help blow up your social media presence. But this year's American Idol  top 6 have seen an explosive growth in followers that's on anot ...

  10. 'American Idol' Top 6 Reveal What Song They're Dying to Perform to Secure Their Ticket to the Finale

    May 02, 2019 2:37 PM EDT 0 0 0 Spoiler alert: Most of them want to sing their own songs! With American Idol season 17 steaming to a finale on May 19, Billboard asked the top six contestants to dream a little dream and reveal what song they would like to sing in order to help seal ...

  11. 'American Idol' Judges Explain Their Decision to Not Save a Contestant Just Yet

    April 29, 2019 5:08 PM EDT 0 0 0 When the live broadcasts of American Idol begin each season, the power to decide which contestants stay and which ones are eliminated shifts from the judges to the viewing audience. But one element of the decision-making process remains with the jud ...

  12. 'American Idol' Mentor Bobby Bones Talks Filling In for Ryan Seacrest & Running for Governor of Arkansas

    April 29, 2019 4:45 PM EDT 0 0 0 After making a few appearances as a guest mentor on American Idol last season, popular iHeart nationally syndicated country radio DJ Bobby Bones was asked to join the series in a full-time capacity this year, working with the current group of contes ...

  13. 'American Idol' Top 10 Want to 'Roar' With Katy Perry, Plus More Dream Judge Collabs: Exclusive

    April 18, 2019 1:47 PM EDT 0 0 0 In the same way that an up-and-coming actor or singer will tell you that they're honored just to be nominated for an Oscar or a Grammy Award and rub elbows with big stars for one night, the typical top 10 contestant on ABC's American Idol ...

  14. 'American Idol' Exec Producers Talk New Plans for Season Finale & Show's Greatest Moments

    April 17, 2019 5:56 PM EDT 0 0 0 If you pause the credit roll on a series like American Idol and take in all the names, you'll see there are over 100 people working together to make a weekly program possible. Two of the first names you see at the beginning of each show are exe ...

  15. Lionel Richie, Luke Bryan & Katy Perry Explain 'American Idol' Saves: 'I Had One of Those Hallelujah Moments'

    April 16, 2019 6:21 PM EDT 0 0 0 Bryan chose Dimitrius Graham, Perry picked Alyssa Raghu, and Richie dramatically ushered Uché into a seat of safety. After the end credits roll on the live American Idol shows, the judges and contestants still have work to do: They have to meet the ...

  16. Ryan Seacrest on 17 Years of Hosting 'American Idol' and His Favorite Moment In Its History

    April 15, 2019 1:53 PM EDT 0 0 0 Ryan Seacrest is one of the busiest people in the entertainment industry. His workload includes hosting American Idol as well as the daily Live with Kelly and Ryan and the annual Dick Clark's New Year's Rockin' Eve. He continues to ho ...

  17. Watch Jeremiah Lloyd Harmon & Cynthia Erivo Perform Beautiful 'Time After Time' Duet on 'American Idol'

    April 09, 2019 4:07 PM EDT 0 0 0 In his short time on the latest season of American Idol , contestant Jeremiah Lloyd Harmon has quickly established himself as a front-runner in the competition thanks to his stunning vocals. In his latest performance, the star only further proved th ...

  18. 'American Idol' is Killing It This Year, So Why Aren't More People Watching?

    March 27, 2019 3:37 PM EDT 0 0 0 There's a pretty good chance you haven't seen what's happening on American Idol this season. The long-running reality singing competition -- which at its peak in 2006 averaged more than 30 million viewers a week -- has been in a ratin ...

  19. 'American Idol' Alums Cade Foehner and Gabby Barrett Announce Engagement

    March 22, 2019 12:28 PM EDT 0 0 0 Former American Idol contestants Cade Foehner and Gabby Barrett are engaged. The happy couple announced the news on Friday (March 22) in an exclusive interview with PEOPLE . Foehner says he popped the question during a trip to L.A. that found the Id ...

  20. 10 Times 'American Idol' Contestants Made Judges Weep During Season 17 Audition Rounds

    March 20, 2019 11:49 AM EDT 0 0 0 Before this season kicked off,  American Idol  producers promised that the long-running show's second season on new home ABC would put the focus squarely on the contestant's stories, rather than on the celebrity judges. And while there is ...

  21. TV Ratings: 'American Idol' Gives ABC Another Sunday Win

    March 18, 2019 2:35 PM EDT 0 0 0 ABC grabs a third straight Sunday win among adults 18-49, and "60 Minutes" gets a bump following the NCAA Tournament selection show. American Idol  and  60 Minutes  topped Sunday's (March 17) ratings, with  Idol  helping ABC to No. 1 ...

  22. 'American Idol' Contestant Colby Swift's Charm Reminds Luke Bryan Of Himself: Watch

    March 15, 2019 5:15 PM EDT 0 0 0 Luke Bryan has met his match! In an exclusive preview for Sunday’s (Mar. 17) new episode of American Idol , contestant Colby Swift wins over the judging panel with a charm that leaves the country star feeling like he’s looking in a mirror. “Where’s ...

  23. 'American Idol' Winners: Which Singer Won Each Season?

    March 12, 2019 6:21 PM EDT 0 0 0 From Kelly Clarkson to Maddie Poppe, here's a list of every winner in "Idol" history. American Idol ’s 17th season premiered March 3, with Katy Perry , Luke Bryan and Lionel Richie returning for their second year as judges on the rebo ...

  24. 'AGT' Judges Say Season 14 Features 'Biggest Surprise' In Show's History

    March 12, 2019 12:23 AM EDT 0 0 0 America’s Got Talent will be back on May 28. And season 14 is apparently going to have the biggest surprise its audience has ever witnessed. “I just saw the most epic moment I’ve ever seen on AGT history. Nothing like anybody’s seen! People at home ...

  25. 'American Idol' Premiere Highlights: Nick Townshend Touches Hearts, Myra Tran Soars

    March 04, 2019 10:43 AM EST 0 0 0 Laci Kaye Booth and Margie Mays also wowed the judes on Sunday night (March 3). The budding superstars who auditioned for the judges on Sunday night's (March 3) season 17 American Idol  premiere all had a few things in common: they, of course, ...

  26. 'American Idol' Showrunners Promise Oscars Teaser Didn't Give Away All This Season's Top Talent

    February 27, 2019 12:41 PM EST 0 0 0 The spot was a chance to introduce viewers to 11 singers who all appear in Sunday's premiere -- not the eventual top 10, as some viewers feared. If you were one of the American Idol superfans who was freaking out Sunday night after watching the ...

  27. Katy Perry, Lionel Richie & Luke Bryan Tease Emotional New Season of 'American Idol': Watch

    February 04, 2019 8:28 AM EST 0 0 0 Katy Perry , Lionel Richie and Luke Bryan want to remind you how excited they are to get back behind the judge's table for the upcoming season of  American Idol , which is scheduled to premiere on ABC on March 3. The iconic singing competition ...

  28. Bobby Bones Tapped as 'American Idol' In-House Mentor

    November 06, 2018 12:05 AM EST 0 0 0 Bobby Bones is now a permanent fixture on American Idol.  The on-air personality and bona-fide country music "power player" is joining the TV talent quest this season as its official in-house mentor.  It’s an expanded role for the radio DJ ...

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