Just one day into his reign as the new winner of “American Idol,” Phillip Phillips told reporters he almost didn’t make it to the end, due to chronic kidney problems. “It was rough at times,” said Phillip, who reportedly underwent eight surgeries and was under the care of physicians throughout the season. “There were a […]
The “American Idol” finale brought in the lowest TV audience of its 11-year history.
David Cook. Kris Allen. Lee DeWyze. Scotty McCreery. And now, further proof that “American Idol” is a guitar-strumming white boys’ club, Phillip Phillips is our new victor. Since Jordin Sparks took the crown in 2007, there hasn’t been another female to score enough votes to win the show. And other than Kelly Clarkson, all the […]
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. […]
“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 […]
Phillip Phillips has gone the distance on “American Idol“, making it all the way to next week’s finale — but at what physical cost? According to TMZ, the 21-year-old Georgia native, who suffers from kidney problems, has been urged by his personal doctor to have immediate surgery. Phillip reportedly denied his physician’s advice when he […]
During the rundown of last night’s Top 3 performances, Jimmy Iovine said that Joshua Ledet, one of the most passionate and professional singers to ever grace the “American Idol” stage, deserved to make it one more week to the finale. “He should be in anyone’s finale,” Jimmy clarified. But what does the chairman of one […]
Some things never change and through 11 years, and you can count on “American Idol” as one of them. The show follows a well-worn pattern—and as much as the faces and names change—the results, in which the final two will be chosen for next week’s finales—stay pretty much the same. You can count on at […]
One of the best parts of watching “American Idol” is for the blunders, gaffes and general off nights of some of the better contestants. Remember when Simon Cowell told Season 3 winner Fantasia Barrino that she sang like Donald Duck on helium? When Brooke White stopped and re-started a song not once but twice? When […]
The prize on Thursday’s “American Idol” elimination was not just to survive one more week for possible future fame and fortune.