'American Idol' has been introducing us to stars for over a decade. Some of the winners from the reality competition, now airing its final season, have been more successful than others, but winning is not necessarily required to reach super-stardom. In fact, when looking at album sales from American Idol alumni, two of the top five did not win the seasons on which they appeared. Here are five form
Now that Upfronts 2015 have entered the scheduling phase, we thought most of the major renewals, cancellations and pickups had delivered their biggest surprises. Not so apparently, as FOX has decided to put American Idol out to pasture after 15 seasons, ending the reality singing competition for good next year.
The American Idol Bus Tour rolled into the University of Missouri-Kansas City campus yesterday morning (July 21). Many got out there early to get prepared to audition for the producers at the American Idol Tour. Our Video Reporter, Isaiah Smith, had the chance to talk with those auditioning and see the bus roll in...
American Idol XIV won't be on Fox until 2015, but the producers are looking for contestants right now as part of a nationwide bus tour.
The American Idol Bus Tour will make stops on July 19 in Branson at Branson Landing and then July 21 at Kansas City at University of Missouri Kansas City...
FOX has officially joined the ranks of broadcast networks to release their fall 2013-2014 premiere schedule, leaving ABC the lone holdout. Among the bigger changes on deck for the network, 'The X-Factor' will debut over two nights with a solid four hours, while 'Bones' moves to Fridays in November, and the much buzzed-about '24' revival '24: Live Another Day' has a semi-official premiere date set
As had been rumored for a while, Mariah Carey and Nicki Minaj have both publicly confirmed that they are leaving 'American Idol' after this season, following the announcement that Randy Jackson was also retiring. This leaves Keith Urban as the last judge standing, though perhaps not for long.
It was recently revealed that the folks behind 'American Idol' were planning to wipe their entire judges table clean and start anew admist plummeting ratings. But with the series at a personal all-time low, could a past 'Idol' standout reinvigorate it? It's been revealed that former contestant and Oscar-winner Jennifer Hudson has signed on as judge for the next season.
'American Idol' used to be the hottest show on television, but after 13 years, it's starting to show its age. The show's ratings have slipped from regularly having 30 million viewers to now somewhere around 11 million. And though the show has had some different judges over the course of its run, it's now looking to ditch all four current judges to have a fresh face for season 13.