Exhaustion, frustration, lack of sleep — along with inevitable personality clashes — they’re always a part of Hollywood Week, the most stressful portion of “American Idol’s” audition rounds. But a rampant bout of the flu also traveled through the contestant pool in Season 11. The result: less singing and more fainting.
It was time to turn aside the sob stories, the amateurs and the wannabes and get down to business with “American Idol’s” fabled Group Rounds. The 168 contestants left were put together in 39 different groupings of between three and five apiece and given 24 hours to work up a song and a choreographed presentation […]
By DERRIK J. LANG AP Entertainment Writer Simon Cowell was granted his final wish on ‘American Idol.’ Lee DeWyze, the bashful paint sales clerk championed early by the biting British judge on the Fox singing contest, was crowned ‘Idol’ on Wednesday over single mother Crystal Bowersox. His victory was based on votes cast after Tuesday’s […]