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American Idol reboot abandons best part of the show

Swaying awkwardly, in an Alfalfa-chic hairdo and patterned, button-down shirt, William Hung stood before the judges on American Idol and destroyed Ricky Martins She Bangs. Absolutely killed it. That was musical murder, Simon Cowell told him. Hungs straight-faced reply? I have no professional training in singing. You dont say. Nonsingers making a go of it...   ...Read More... https://nypost.com/2018/01/09/american-idol-reboot-abandons-best-part-of-the-show/

Katy Perry Says If American Idol Doesn't Find a Star, It's a Waste of Time

American Idol , the once-mighty singing competition, is making its briefly-awaited return in March, and ABC and new judges Katy Perry , Lionel Richie and Luke Bryan are hoping they can recapture its former glory. The judges, plus returning host Ryan Seacrest and executive producers Trish Kinane, Megan  ..Read More... http://www.tvguide.com/news/american-idol-katy-perry-waste-of-time/?rss=breakingnews

American Idol Revival: How Different Will It Look on ABC? (Hint: Not Very)

Even though its now airing on ABC, this is the American Idol you remember. The mega-hit singing competition is switching to the Alphabet network after 15 seasons on Fox, with a fresh trio of superstar judges: Katy Perry, Lionel Richie and Luke Bryan. But a trailer for the new Idol has the same aspirational, all-American [] http://tvline.com/2018/01/08/american-idol-abc-revival-judges-season-16/

'American Idol': Don't Expect Bad Auditions on the ABC Version

"It doesn't feel comfortable to put borderline unstable people up on stage and laugh at them."   ...Read More... http://feedproxy.google.com/~r/thr/television/~3/lCltSsVD3J0/american-idol-dont-expect-bad-auditions-abc-version-1073131

American Idol Revival's Twice-a-Week ABC Schedule Confirmed

The American Idol revival will start off airing two nights a week, ABC officially confirmed in a midseason schedule released at the Television Critics Association winter press tour. As previously announced, the revived singing competition will premiere Sunday, March 11, airing from 8 to 10 pm ET, where it will lead into Deception (a new [] http://tvline.com/2018/01/08/american-idol-revivals-twice-a-week-abc-schedule-confirmed/

Here's What ABC's 'American Idol' Judges Are (Already) Fighting About

Katy Perry, Lionel Richie and Luke Bryan also talk with THR about what they bring to the table and the biggest audition songs of the first round.   ...Read More... http://feedproxy.google.com/~r/thr/television/~3/gcmTDLewNQw/american-idol-judges-katy-perry-luke-bryan-lionel-richie-interview-1060577

Surprise! American Idol Alum Jordin Sparks Is Married and Pregnant

The list of  surprise celebrity weddings  just keeps getting bigger —  Jordin Sparks  is a married woman! The  American Idol   winner has revealed she secretly married her boyfriend, Dana Isaiah. Oh yeah, and there's more — she's pregnant, too!   ...Read More... http://feeds.wetpaint.com/~r/wetpaint/latest/excerpt/~3/XAKxi2qG238/

The American Idol Revival Has a Premiere Date

  American Idol 2.0 is coming to ABC this spring -- March 11, to be exact. The revival of the singing competition that was once the biggest show on television will feature new judges Katy Perry , Lionel Richie and Luke Bryan . Ryan Seacrest will return as host. Seacrest announced the premiere date on   ...Read More...   http://www.tvguide.com/news/american-idol-premiere-date/?rss=breakingnews

American Idol Producer Peter Hurwitz Pushed Out as Core Media CEO (Exclusive)

Peter Hurwitz, the CEO of American Idol producer CORE Media Group, is stepping down and transitioning to an advisory role, two insiders familiar with the matter told TheWrap. Hurwitz is the second former Weinstein Company lawyer in the last week to exit a top role at a prominent company.He was pushed aside to make room for executive chairman Dennis Miller, a former Turner Networks executive, who quietly joined the company in September, the insiders said. Hurwitz has previously served as general counsel at The Weinstein Company, and one insider said there has been anxiety within CORE about whether he knew anything about Harvey Weinsteins payouts to women who accused him of sexual assault.But a spokesman for CORE said there was no inquiry whatsoever into his work at Weinstein.   ...Read More... https://www.thewrap.com/american-idol-producer-peter-hurwitz-pushed-core-media-ceo-exclusive/

American Idol Alumna Jessica Sanchez Takes Knee During National Anthem At Raiders-Chargers Game

The national anthem protests arent going anywhere anytime soon and former American Idol contestant Jessica Sanchez is the latest to take a knee. The singer knelt while singing the final words of the Star Spangled Banner before the Oakland Raiders-Los Angeles Chargers game in Oakland. Footage of Sanchez singing and kneeling during the pregame ceremony was posted on Facebook Live but has been deleted. The vocal powerhouse wasnt the only one doing silent, peaceful   ...Read More... http://deadline.com/2017/10/american-idol-jessica-sanchez-takes-knee-nfl-anthem-protest-social-injustice-raiders-chargers-1202188993/