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'American Idol's' Caleb Johnson: Ryan Seacrest Has 'The Voice of an Angel'

The rocker jokes about his impromptu duet, admitting he was surprised when the host played along. //feedproxy.google.com/~r/thr/television/~3/Fyx5nrP8THw/story01.htm

A day at 'American Idol' 13 boot camp: Everything you won't see on stage

Being an "American Idol" contestant is incredibly nerve-wracking -- even when there are no stakes involved. For the show's 13th season, producers have added a new element into the final week of preliminary competition: a workshop/boot camp with judge-turned-mentor Randy Jackson. To experience this new round firsthand, I spent a cloudy January day going through each station in the "Idol" bootcamp. I wasn't even a real contestant, but it was one of the most terrifying professional experiences I've ever had. (Putting things into perspective: I spent the day at a luxurious beachside Southern California resort on the set of one of my favorite television shows. This is clearly a first world problem.) I knew I'd have to sing eventually. I was sort of prepared, in that I sang in high school choir and I am acquainted with the inside of a karaoke booth. But I wasn't actually ready to sing for two professional vocal... //blog.zap2it.com/frominsidethebox/2014/02/a-day-at-american-idol-13-boot-camp-everything-you-wont-see-on-stage.html

'American Idol' Photos: Randy Jackson, Adam Lambert and Chris Daughtry Mentor the Top 31

Official photos from Randy Jackson's Rush Week workshop, airing Tuesday, February 18 and Wednesday, February 19. //www.buddytv.com/slideshows/american-idol-photos-randy-jackson-adam-lambert-and-chris-daughtry-mentor-the-top-31-57319.aspx

'American Idol' Season 13: New Set Revealed

"We wanted to capture that immersive feeling," says designer Baz Halpin of the 360-degree stage.            //feedproxy.google.com/~r/thr/television/~3/zUXhk5u2dgQ/story01.htm

‘American Idol’ Producers Reveal Live Show Details, New 360-Degree Set (Video)

Fox’s “American Idol” will reveal its new stage next Tuesday when the show’s live episodes begin. In many ways, all of the shows’ changes since last season have been building to this stage of the production. “We have to do the audition shows and we have to do the Hollywood shows – and we love them, but we’re all looking forward to the live shows and so is the audience,” executive producer Per Blankens told TheWrap and other reporters on Friday.   Read More... //www.thewrap.com/american-idol-producers-reveal-live-show-details-new-360-degree-stage-video/

'American Idol': Landing the Role of Season 13 Lawyer Is a lot Like Auditioning for the Show

Attorney Gary Gilbert describes the process of locking down legal representation for 31 semi-finalists.              //feedproxy.google.com/~r/thr/television/~3/POjnVEozNe4/story01.htm

American Idol Semifinalists Chosen — But There's a Twist!

  American Idol put the remaining contestants out of their misery (so to speak) by selecting the rest of the semifinalists. Sort of. Read the recap for the big twist at the end.   Read More...     //www.tvguide.com/News/American-Idol-Top-30-Semifinalists-1077728.aspx?rss=breakingnews

Top Semi-Finalists Announced on "American Idol XIII"

Look for episodes on Tuesday, Wednesday and Thursday at 8:00/7:00c all next week.  Read More... //www.thefutoncritic.com/news/2014/02/13/top-semi-finalists-announced-on-american-idol-xiii-3/20140213fox04/

Who Went Home During American Idol Hollywood Week Round 4 — February 13, 2014?

Two contestants may have gotten the chance to be voted into the live shows of American Idol Season 13, but others we saw in the final Hollywood Week round — during the episode airing February 13 — weren't so lucky. Sarina Joi Crowe, for example, was stunned she got the axe. "I gave a killer performance," she observed. "I did really good." Nolani Quintello was sent packing, as well. "I hope to see you back again," Keith Urban said as the judges bid her adieu. David Oliver Willis had to head... //feeds.wetpaint.com/~r/wetpaint/latest/excerpt/~3/ocq0VOiYdls/2014-02-13-who-home-hollywood-night-four

'Idol' Roundup: Mariah Says 'I Should've Been a Mentor,' Candice Glover's Album and More

Mariah Carey is at it again -- in a new interview, the former judge criticizes Nicki Minaj and the drama that surrounded the two of them last year. Also in today's Roundup, Candice Glover has released previews of her debut album. And Kris Allen is performing brand-new songs on his tour.  Read More... //www.buddytv.com/articles/american-idol/idol-roundup-mariah-says-i-sho-52597.aspx