Report: Nigel Lythgoe May Return To ‘Idol’ — What Will He Fix?

According to The Hollywood Reporter, former ‘American Idol‘ producer Nigel Lythgoe is in talks with Fox to return to the show as part of a series-wide Season 10 reboot. Lythgoe, who currently produces and judges ‘So You Think You Can Dance,’ departed the show after Season Seven — and he’s been a vocal critic of […]

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‘Idol’ Contestants Discuss Eliminations

By: Rosalie Fox Tweens probably don’t know who Patsy Cline is, which is why Lilly Scott thinks she was voted off ‘American Idol’ Thursday night. Her last song was Cline’s “I Fall to Pieces.” Scott joined her three fellow rejects in a Friday conference call with reporters and says her underground fan base probably supported […]

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‘American Idol’ Set “Shocked” by Lilly Scott’s Departure

It wasn’t just the audience and judges that were clearly surprised that 20-year-old Colorado native Lilly Scott was eliminated from ‘American Idol‘ Thursday night, the folks behind the scenes and on the show feeling the loss at the top 12 party in Hollywood later that evening. “I was shocked,” ‘American Idol’ vocal arranger/coach Debra Byrd, […]

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Crystal Bowersox Sparkles Just Long Enough On A Fast-Paced ‘American Idol’

In the spirit of tonight’s hour-long, sorta-filler-free ‘American Idol,’ let’s get right into the rundown of tonight’s performances from the competition’s eight remaining ladies! Yes? Yes. 1. Crystal Bowersox. At this point, there is Crystal and there is everyone else. She’s Simon’s favorite; his mention of her on last night’s episode of ‘The Tonight Show […]

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‘Idol’ Power Rankings: Top 16

In Thursday’s “Eye on Idol” live chat with Maura Johnston, I was asked who I thought would go and I listed Jermaine Sellers, John Park and Michelle Delamor outright. I then said Haeley Vaughn should be the final girl to go, but that she’d likely be safe another week. I’ll count that as a half-win, […]

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‘American Idol’: Crystal Bowersox Leads Tough Girls’ Night

Tonight’s ‘American Idol‘ was tense right until the show started thanks to the questionable status of Crystal Bowersox, who got taken to the hospital yesterday and whose illness forced the producers to flip-flop the gender lineup for last night’s and tonight’s shows. Would she be able to perform? Would she be disqualified if she didn’t? […]

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‘American Idol’ Wishes Upon A Star

Tonight ‘American Idol’ finally entered the really competitive stage, in which 24 singers present themselves to America in hopes that they won’t be ignored by the texting and callng masses. Perhaps it was growing pains, or perhaps it was just the whole resituating of things with the arrival of newly minted judge Ellen DeGeneres, but […]

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‘American Idol’ Locks Up Its Top 24 At The Last Minute

After so many weeks of agonizing audition episodes, stuffed with soft-focus montages and judgely indulgences, tonight’s episode of ‘American Idol‘ was absolutely satisfying, a nearly filler-free episode that was full of eliminations. Seventeen people got added to the ‘Idol’ Top 24 in the space of an hour — and once you factor in commercials, Ellen […]

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