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'American Idol' disqualified singer Jermaine Jones reunites with stars

Jermaine Jones  has reunited with his former  American Idol  co-stars. The singer was  disqualified from this year's competition after it emerged that he had lied about his criminal background . Jones purchased tickets to the  American Idol  live tour on Tuesday (August 21) at Philadelphia's Wells Fargo Center. His friend and third placed-singer Josh Ledet gave him backstage passes. Read More... //www.digitalspy.co.uk/showbiz/s91/american-idol/news/a401965/american-idol-disqualified-singer-jermaine-jones-reunites-with-stars.html  

Watch Jessica Sanchez's 3 Best Performances from American Idols Live! (VIDEO)

Jessica Sanchez might’ve come in second place on Season 11 of American Idol, but she’s been a total winner on the stage throughout this summer’s American Idols Live! Tour. Here are our three favorite performances by the pint-sized diva from the tour so far! //feeds.wetpaint.com/~r/wetpaint/latest/excerpt/~3/NTX52-8bCvg/watch-jessica-sanchezs-3-best-performances-from-american-idols-live-video

Keith Urban Reportedly Confirmed as American Idol Season 12 Judge

Last we heard, American Idol producers were closing in on a deal to bring in country singer Keith Urban to the Season 12 judging table alongside Mariah Carey, but now a new report indicates the deal is done! The Country Vibe News claims to have exclusive information on the matter, reporting that show execs definitely wanted to have a country singer on the judging panel of four for Season 12, and it came down to Keith Urban and Brad Paisley. Reportedly, Brad Paisley was looking to nab a... //feeds.wetpaint.com/~r/wetpaint/latest/excerpt/~3/Yb_VUmrfc1Y/keith-urban-reportedly-confirmed-as-american-idol-season-12-judge

'American Idol': Nicki Minaj nailing down judging deal - report

According to two sources that have confirmed it to US Weekly, Nicki Minaj has signed on to be the newest judge for "American Idol." One source says, "I'm not sure the deal is completely done yet, but yes, she is definitely doing it. A few more slight things to sign off on but it is happening."A second source adds the R&B star is "100% confirmed to judge 'American Idol'."It has already been announced that pop diva Mariah Carey will be joining the "Idol" judges table when the show returns for its 12th season. She was brought on in the wake of Steven Tyler and Jennifer Lopez departing the show after two years. Randy Jackson, the only judge left from the original slate, has not officially signed on or announced he is leaving yet. There have been rumors he is moving to a "mentoring" role.If Mariah and Nicki are two of the judges and Randy does... //blog.zap2it.com/frominsidethebox/2012/08/american-idol-nicki-minaj-nailing-down-judging-deal---report.html

Phillip Phillips: Jessica Sanchez and DeAndre Brackensick Look “in Love” on American Idol Summer Tour

Phillip Phillips was as surprised as anyone when the news dropped that American Idol Season 11 alums Jessica Sanchez and DeAndre Brackensick are an item. Calling into On Air With Ryan Seacrest yesterday, Phillip touched on the couple’s newfound romance and shared what’s been going on between the two behind-the-scenes during their American Idol Summer Tour. "We were all kind of surprised," he said. "Hopefully, it keeps working out for them. They seem like... //feeds.wetpaint.com/~r/wetpaint/latest/excerpt/~3/lOrbG6degrw/phillip-phillips-jessica-sanchez-and-deandre-brackenstick-look-in-love-on-american-idol-summer-tour

Aerosmith Reacts to Steven Tyler Leaving 'American Idol'

Bassist Tom Hamilton says another season of Tyler judging the Fox singing competition would have "slowed us down." //feedproxy.google.com/~r/thr/television/~3/GkXUKhxmnRY/american-idol-aerosmith-steven-tyler-355952

Toby Keith Says No to American Idol Judging Seat

The idea of country music sensation Brad Paisley joining the American Idol Season 12 judging line-up has been pretty well-received, but it’s clear that it’s going to be tough for Brad to fit Idol into his busy schedule. While it’s still just a rumor that Brad may be joining the judging panel, another country star is speaking out about turning down the Idol gig. The Idol team reportedly reached out to another country star, Toby Keith, about the potential for him to take... //feeds.wetpaint.com/~r/wetpaint/latest/excerpt/~3/hIwdElAzzc8/toby-keith-says-no-to-american-idol-judging-seat

'American Idol' Winner Phillip Phillips Presented with First Gold Record

Surprised by fellow finalist Colton Dixon, who carried the award certifying sales of over 500,000 for the hit single "Home," the Season 11 champ tells THR, "It's so crazy." //feedproxy.google.com/~r/thr/television/~3/KWX5Oe8hrJ8/american-idol-tour-phillip-phillips-home-gold-record-355047

American Idol Season 12 - First Promo Pic of Mariah Carey is All Kinds of Awkward

I understand that Mariah Carey is a super duper mega star and everything, but honestly:  what is up with this first promo pic of her from American Idol ? Sparkly orange dress against a sunset/rise? Here teeth look like they are prying that smile on her face.  And I don't know what is up with those arms, seizure maybe?  I mean come on people, American Idol is the BIG time right?  Couldn't they get a better shot of Mariah than this? I mean Mariah is always lovely, but in this picture she is lovely AND extremely AWKWARD looking.  And for the love of God, let's hope she doesn't dress like that on the show.  Unless 'the show' is a Vegas gig. Read More... //feedproxy.google.com/~r/tvovermind/tvnews/~3/M3DnktBAppU/

'American Idol' Takes on Mariah Carey: 6 Stellar Covers of Her Hits (Video)

Kelly Clarkson, David Cook, Jessica Sanchez and even Bikini Girl has dived into the diva's songbook. THR takes a look back at a few of the Fox show's most memorable Mariah-inspired performances. //feedproxy.google.com/~r/thr/television/~3/EEll17x5LMo/american-idol-mariah-carey-covers-david-cook-kelly-clarkson-jessica-sanchez-354495