Randy Jackson of "American Idol" (Photo: FOX)

Randy Jackson Not Leaving ‘American Idol’ After All: Report

There’s more progress on the “American Idol” front after last season’s bloodbath on the judges’ panel. It appears as if Randy Jackson may not be leaving “American Idol” after all, according to a new report from Deadline.com. Jackson is poised to stay on board the Fox singing competition — but in a different role, as […]

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Eliminated ‘Idol’ Contender Jolley Shoots Down Iovine Criticism

On Thursday’s elimination show, Jimmy Iovine may have said that Paul Jolley is “not ready for primetime,” but the “American Idol” contestant wouldn’t agree. “I’m ready,” Paul said, about making an album, acting and even designing his own clothing line. “I want to dabble in everything and put my Paul Jolley stamp on everything,” he […]

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"American Idol": Devin Velez, Amber Holcomb and Paul Jolley. (Michael Becker/ FOX)

‘Idol’ Recap: Who Got a Ticket to Ride (Home)?

The first few minutes of “American Idol” results shows are now officially the best part of my week. In that time, the great record exec Jimmy Iovine delivers a dose of truth that is mean, true and so very satisfying. [xfinity-record-button id=”5578216900845706112″ program_type=”series”] Thursday night’s show opened with a video in which he lambasted a […]

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Paul Jolley performs on "American Idol" (Frank Micelotta/ FOX)

‘Idol’ Recap: Who Stumbled over The Beatles?

The Lennon-McCartney songbook was the theme on Wednesday’s “American Idol,” and according to the judges and Jimmy Iovine, that treasure of modern music was ripped to shreds. [xfinity-record-button id=”5578216900845706112″ program_type=”series”] Perhaps they should have come up with a different overused commentary phrase for this one episode than “you killed it” and “you murdered it.” Especially […]

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Curtis Finch, Jr. on "American Idol" (FOX)

Eliminated ‘Idol’ Hopeful Curtis Finch, Jr. Thought He’d Make It to the End

Curtis Finch, Jr. may have been the first eliminated contestant on season 12 of “American Idol,” but he always believed he’d make it to the top. “Even during my Chicago audition, I was thinking about the finale,” Finch told reporters Friday. “My mindset was definitely thinking about the confetti coming down and the crown being […]

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Phillip Phillips on "American Idol" (FOX)

‘American Idol’ Recap: Jessica Sanchez and Phillip Phillips Square Off for the Crown

After four very long months, “American Idol” has finally reached “finale week,” and there were a number of firsts. It was the first hour-long performance episode of the season (and how wonderfully refreshing!). It was the first time the contestants’ potential victory songs weren’t about achieving dreams while riding unicorns as they sail over rainbows. […]

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American Idol mentor Jimmy Iovine (Michael Becker/FOX)

If J. Lo Leaves ‘American Idol’, Could Jimmy Iovine Replace Her?

“American Idol” mentor Jimmy Iovine doesn’t want judge Jennifer Lopez to leave the show. “She’s incredible. I hope she does it again,” Jimmy told reporters today. But, he said, he’s not a part of the conversation. “I just mentor the kids and do my thing,” he explained. “I don’t get to make decisions about the […]

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