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Lionel Richie Is Considered as 'American Idol' Judge

Producers have reportedly set their eyes on the 67-year-old singer-songwriter to be the second judge of the 'American Idol' reboot.   ...Read More... http://www.aceshowbiz.com/news/view/00110772.html

Ryan Seacrest, Who Very Obviously Owns a Time Turner, Will Reportedly Host the American Idol Reboot

"Who am I if not the American Idol guy?"  ...Read More... http://www.vulture.com/2017/06/ryan-seacrest-hosting-american-idol-reboot.html?utm_source=nym&utm_medium=f1&utm_campaign=feed-full

ABC's "American Idol" to Hold Auditions in 19 Cities Across America

The nationwide search for the next superstar kicks off on Thursday, August 17, as the Idol Bus jumps into gear across America, offering hopefuls the chance to audition for a shot at superstardom.   ...Read More... http://www.thefutoncritic.com/news/2017/06/12/abcs-american-idol-to-hold-auditions-in-19-cities-across-america-101013/20170612abc01/

Jealous Ryan Seacrest May Drop 'American Idol' Over Katy Perry's $25 Million Paycheck

Ryan reportedly is livid over Katy's paycheck and 'suddenly asking himself why he would come back for a 16th season at a salary [much smaller than that] of the newcomer judge.'  ...Read More... http://www.aceshowbiz.com/news/view/00109898.html

Make American Idol Great Again: 6 Tips to Help the Reboot Sing

  American Idol , back from the dead and already fighting The Voice with megastar Katy Perry , may end up being the reboot we didn't know we needed rather than what it is now: the reboot fans aren't sure they want. Though Idol's (faux) final season ratings (averaging a 2.2 rating among adults 18-49 and ...Read More...   http://www.tvguide.com/news/american-idol-reboot-abc/?rss=breakingnews

ABC Boss Promises Format Changes for American Idol

  ABC Entertainment president Channing Dungey previewed the network's plans for its American Idol revival during a call with reporters ahead of the network's upfront presentation on Tuesday and defended the network's decision to bring the singing show back so soon after it ended its run on Fox, a move ...Read More... http://www.tvguide.com/news/american-idol-abc-revival-channing-dungey/?rss=breakingnews

Katy Perry Officially Joins American Idol Revival As Its First Judge - E! Online

Katy Perry has officially signed on to the American Idol revival on ABC as its first judge. "I am honored and thrilled to be the first judge bringing back the American Idol tradition of making dreams come true for incredible talents with authentic personalities and real stories," Perry said in a statement. "I'm always listening to new music, and love discovering diamonds in the rough—from mentoring young artists on my label, or highlighting new artists on my tours, I want to bring it back to the music. Read the full article at E! Online .

Chris Daughtry Reportedly Joins American Idol as a Judge

  ABC's new American Idol judging panel is shaping up. Former contestant Chris Daughtry has reportedly joined the revived series, according to Us Weekly. Daughtry competed on the fifth season of American Idol , where he came in fourth place. Afterwards, he landed a record deal and formed the band ... ...Read More...   http://www.tvguide.com/news/chris-daughtry-american-idol-judge/?rss=breakingnews

American Idol Drama: Producer Rebuffed Foxs Offer to Bring Show Back for 2020

Fox wanted to bring American Idol back after a multi-season hiatus, network co-chairman and CEO Dana Walden said on Monday, but producer Fremantle wasnt feeling that. Returning the singing competition any sooner after its much-publicized Farewell Season on Fox last year would have been extremely fraudulent to fans, she explained of the broadcasters 2020 comeback pitch. We did make an offer, Walden said on a conference call ahead of its afternoon upfront presentation. Fremantle was definitely not interested. ...Read More... http://www.thewrap.com/american-idol-fox-offer-2020-fremantle/

Everything We Know About the American Idol Reboot

Although it ended its initial run just last year, American Idol is already gearing up to return to television. However, the new version of the show won't be exactly the same as the old, so here's everything we know so far about the American Idol reboot. ...Read More... http://feeds.wetpaint.com/~r/wetpaint/latest/excerpt/~3/tBtRQA828Tk/