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American Idol EP Trish Kinane Talks Series Revival, Technological Innovations That Have Made The Series A Success

Reviving singing competition staple American Idol after only two years off the air, executive producer Trish Kinane worked to refresh the series for another run, while coming up against challenges she knew all too well from previous experience in the unscripted spaceproblems of technology. As Freemantle North Americas President of Entertainment Programming explains, Idol has always been a pioneering vehicle in the unscripted spaceeven back in 2002, when the show came   ...Read More... https://deadline.com/2018/06/american-idol-trish-kinane-revival-interview-news-1202406328/

Mariah Carey on Her American Idol Tenure: It Was a Bleak Experience (Video)

In case you didnt remember, Mariah Carey was a judge during American Idols 12th season (yes, when it was still on Fox) and didnt have the greatest time sitting next to Keith Urban, Randy Jackson and Nicki Minaj. In fact, she now calls it a rather bleak experience. That stint was so horrible for her that when the singer stopped by Jimmy Kimmel Live! to promote her new Las Vegas show, Jimmy Kimmel asked her if she had warned herfriend and former touring partner Lionel Richie about signing on for ABCs reboot.   ...Read More... https://www.thewrap.com/mariah-carey-american-idol-judge-bleak-experience-video/

ABC's "American Idol" Hits the Road: Auditions to Take Place in 20 Cities Across America

The nationwide search for the next superstar kicks off Saturday, August 25, 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/2018/06/06/abcs-american-idol-hits-the-road-auditions-to-take-place-in-20-cities-across-america-95304/20180606abc01/

Simon Cowell on Not Watching 'American Idol' Reboot: "I'm Genuinely Not Interested"

Cowell, along with fellow 'AGT' judge Mel B, also teased the upcoming 13th season of the NBC talent competition show.   ...Read More... http://feedproxy.google.com/~r/thr/television/~3/65z7IVS-piM/simon-cowell-not-watching-american-idol-reboot-im-genuinely-not-interested-studio-1115650

Why American Idol 2018 Doesn’t Measure Up to the Original

I know that I am not the only music fan who felt a little sad when the final season of the original run of American Idol was over. We were able to experience an exceptional amount of talent launched into their remarkable careers from that state. From Kelly Clarkson to Carrie Underwood to Fantasia Barrino, these vocalists were exceptional. Now that the show has relaunched with an entirely different judging panel, many people are asking what is wrong. Why does it not feel the same as the original? READ MORE...

American Idol Winner Maddie Poppe on Her Debut Album, Meeting Kermit and That 'Awkward' Finale Hand Holding

We all know Maddie Poppe can sing and play guitar she is ABCs first-ever American Idol winner, after all but did you know she also boasts a secret third talent? I think Im pretty decent at fooling people to make them think Im not nervous, Poppe told TVLine and other reporters on Wednesday. [] http://tvline.com/2018/05/23/american-idol-maddie-poppe-interview-finale-reaction-caleb-kermit/

American Idol: Gabby Barrett Reflects on 'Bittersweet' Finale Results, Talks Maddie and Caleb's 'Love Connection'

For the third-place finalist in American Idols inaugural season on ABC, one word prevails when describing the experience: bittersweet. That applies, first and foremost, to Mondays two-hour finale, which found Gabby Barrett rushing off stage a full 45 minutes before we saw Maddie Poppe crowned the winner. When they said Calebs name first, and it [] http://tvline.com/2018/05/22/american-idol-gabby-barrett-interview-finale-maddie-caleb-dating/

American Idol's Caleb Lee Hutchinson Rooted for Maddie Poppe to Win Over Himself: "Nobody Deserves it More Than Her"

Only one of them was crowned winner of the first season of ABC's American Idol, but Maddie Poppe and Caleb Lee Hutchinson both came out of the competition with something else: Each...   ...Read More... http://www.eonline.com/news/937994/american-idol-s-caleb-lee-hutchinson-rooted-for-maddie-poppe-to-win-over-himself-nobody-deserves-it-more-than-her?cmpid=rss-000000-rssfeed-365-tvnews&utm_source=eonline&utm_medium=rssfeeds&utm_campaign=rss_tvnews

Sanjaya Malakar Makes a Surprise Appearance During American Idol's Finale--With Crying Girl in Tow!

So that's where he's been all this time! During American Idol season 16's live two-hour finale on Monday night, longtime fans were hit with a major blast from the past:...   ...Read More... http://www.eonline.com/news/937856/sanjaya-malakar-makes-a-surprise-appearance-during-american-idol-s-finale-with-crying-girl-in-tow?cmpid=rss-000000-rssfeed-365-tvnews&utm_source=eonline&utm_medium=rssfeeds&utm_campaign=rss_tvnews

American Idol Finale: ABC Reboot Names First Winner

(Spoiler alert: Please dont read on if you havent watched Mondays finale ofAmerican Idol) Maddie Poppewas crowned winner of the 16th season of American Idol on Monday night, becoming the first winner of the singing competition at its new home on ABC. Heading into the finale, it was down to the top three contestants, Gabby Barrett, Caleb Lee Hutchinson and Poppe. The 19-year-old from Iowa sangFleetwood Macs Landslide for her last performance on Sunday night, which earned heavy praise from judge Katy Perry.   ...Read More... https://www.thewrap.com/american-idol-maddie-poppe-finale-abc-reboot-names-first-winner/