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Colton Dixon Talks About His Just-Dropped Debut Album and Offers a Season 12 Spoiler

If idle hands truly are the devil’s playground, Colton Dixon is in the clear. The 7th place contender of American Idol season 11 has been busy at work since his run on the show, and is the only other person to release a debut album besides the winner Phillip Phillips. Colton is used to setting himself apart, however, as he was also the only Idol alum to ever sing an original song while on the American Idols Live! Tour. To call Colton a writing fool is an understatement. He didn’t... //feeds.wetpaint.com/~r/wetpaint/latest/excerpt/~3/bln7iCvD6-k/colton-dixon-talks-about-his-just-dropped-debut-album-and-offers-a-season-12-spoiler

American Idol 2013's Tenna Torres on Moving Judge Mariah Carey to Tears: “It Was an Incredible Experience!”

American Idol 2013 judge Mariah Carey is not often caught losing her calm, cool exterior, but one Season 12 hopeful actually managed to evoke tears from the pop icon with her moving audition. Tenna Torres has idolized the normally low-key judge since she was "a scrawny 13-year-old" at Camp Mariah. She even showed off photos of the two of them meeting many years ago. "She is my idol, without a doubt," the Queens, New York, native told NBC Latino. "Singing for her... //feeds.wetpaint.com/~r/wetpaint/latest/excerpt/~3/l4az5tQSk9w/american-idol-2013s-tenna-torres-on-moving-judge-mariah-carey-to-tears-it-was-an-incredible-experience

American Idol 2013 Spoilers: Week 3 Auditions and Mariah Carey's New Crush!

In week three of the American Idol 2013 auditions, the judges are about to take us on a whirlwind tour across the country in search of the next batch of stellar singers for Hollywood Week. For this round of auditions, the reality show juggernaut heads to three cities -- Long Beach, San Antonio, and Oklahoma City. Auditions in the first two cities will be on Wednesday’s show while they hit the OC (no, not that OC) for Thursday night’s show. We’ve got a few American Idol 2013... //feeds.wetpaint.com/~r/wetpaint/latest/excerpt/~3/hioxr_0OEnk/american-idol-2013-spoilers-week-3-auditions-and-mariah-careys-new-crush

American Idol 2013 Hopeful Megan Miller Ditches the Crutches in Time For Hollywood Week

The old saying of "Break a leg" might just hit a little too close to home for Miss Baton Rouge’s Megan Miller, whose American Idol audition down in the Bayou took place on crutches.   The stunning hopeful was seriously injured in an accident a short three days prior to tryouts, and she told the judges she was going straight from her audition to the hospital for a surgery to fight a leg infection. TMZ caught up with the aspiring singer, who is now standing on her own... //feeds.wetpaint.com/~r/wetpaint/latest/excerpt/~3/_G43C0YBioE/american-idol-2013-hopeful-megan-miller-ditches-the-crutches-in-time-for-hollywood-week

American Idol 2013: Who Made It to Hollywood During the Baton Rouge Auditions?

The American Idol 2013 judges seemed to have a hard time finding good talent in Baton Rouge, Louisiana. Despite the slim pickings, the crew still managed to find some diamonds in the rough, like the awkwardly charming Charlie Askew and the singing doctor, Calvin Peters. So how many people received their golden ticket to American Idol 2013 Hollywood Week? A total of 35 singers made it, but here are the names we caught during the audition episode: Megan Miller Charlie Askew Maddie Assel Paul... //feeds.wetpaint.com/~r/wetpaint/latest/excerpt/~3/CA2mnW0g46g/american-idol-2013-who-made-it-to-hollywood-during-the-baton-rouge-auditions

American Idol 2013: Who Made It to Hollywood During the Charlotte Auditions?

The American Idol 2013 auditions in Charlotte, North Carolina were riveting for a number of reasons, aside from the plethora of talent. Nicki Minaj dramatically walked out after arguing with fellow judges Mariah Carey and Randy Jackson over one contestant’s performance, giving viewers the first glimpse at the diva rumors plaguing the show. But order was restored soon enough, and a crop of eager singers were give the go-ahead for American Idol 2013 Hollywood Week. So who of the... //feeds.wetpaint.com/~r/wetpaint/latest/excerpt/~3/sZ6jGLpq-1w/american-idol-2013-who-made-it-to-hollywood-during-the-charlotte-auditions

American Idol Season 12 Hopeful Melinda Ademi Sings Coldplay's "The Scientist"

American Idol 2013 hopeful Melinda Ademi managed to make Coldplay's hauntingly beautiful tune "The Scientist" even more gorgeous with her vocal stylings. The New York native is slated to make it into the Top 40 on Season 12. How far do you think Melinda will make it this year? Watch the video and let us know! //feeds.wetpaint.com/~r/wetpaint/latest/excerpt/~3/t6Z1Da4ZOmI/american-idol-season-12-hopeful-melinda-ademi-sings-coldplays-the-scientist

'American Idol' Baton Rouge Auditions: The One Singer to Watch

It's amazing what a difference an hour makes. The first hour-long episode of American Idol season 12 proved that without the filler of judges' squabbles, the show can breeze by with a nice assortment of talented singers and a few bad ones. //www.buddytv.com/articles/american-idol/american-idol-baton-rouge-audi-49003.aspx

American Idol 2013: Who Made It to Hollywood During the New York City Auditions?

The American Idol 2013 premiere took us to New York City, where we witnessed a sea of talented (and straight up weird) singers. But which of the hundreds of auditioners got the green light to head to Hollywood Week from judges Mariah Carey, Nicki Minaj, Keith Urban, and Randy Jackson? Of the performers we saw in the 2013 American Idol premiere, the following received a coveted golden ticket: Tenna Torres Christina "Isabelle" Pasqualone Shria Gabrielov Frankie Ford Sarah Restuccio Angela... //feeds.wetpaint.com/~r/wetpaint/latest/excerpt/~3/-dK8Ujyq5B8/american-idol-2013-who-made-it-to-hollywood-during-the-new-york-city-auditions

'American Idol' racism lawsuit in the works on behalf of disqualified contestants

New York attorney James H. Freeman has submitted a letter to the U.S. Equal Employment Opportunity Commission in which he asks for permission to sue "American Idol" and FOX on behalf of nine contestants, claiming a racist plot to boost ratings, reports TMZ. The nine contestants are Corey Clark (Season 2), Jaered Andrews (Season 2), Donnie Williams (Season 3), Terrell and Derrell Brittenum (Season 5), Thomas Daniels (Season 6), Akron Watson (Season 6), Ju'Not Joyner (Season 8) and Chris Golightly (Season 9).RELATED: 'Idol' Season 12 picsFreeman claims he became suspicious of "Idol" when Jermaine Jones was kicked off the show in 2012, during Season 11. Producers claimed it was because Jones failed to inform them about outstanding warrants for his arrest. Freeman alleges that "Idol" has been conducting a "cruel and inhumane" scheme to exploit black contestants for ratings.The show's background check includes the question "Have you ever been arrested," which Freeman claims violates California... //blog.zap2it.com/frominsidethebox/2013/01/american-idol-racism-lawsuit-in-the-works-on-behalf-of-disqualified-contestants.html