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[Videos] 'American Idol' Detroit Auditions: The One Singer to Watch

American Idol made its way to Detroit on Wednesday night, and we were treated to a lot of strong talent, and some of my favorites from this episode I can't wait to see how they progress in upcoming rounds (as long as they don't stumble and get eliminated, that is). We're three episodes into season 13, and so far I am highly impressed with the amount of talent that is being showcased. You would think after 13 seasons, the talent would be running thin, but when you have singers like Kaitlyn Jackson, Jesse Roach, Briana Oakley and others last week, along with the many others that have impressed so far, we're in for a fantastic season. I've never been this excited for a new season of The Voice -- that's the power of American Idol , the best singing competition show out there.  Read More... //www.buddytv.com/articles/american-idol/videos-american-idol-detroit-a-52397.aspx

'American Idol's' Keith Urban: Taylor Swift 'lit a fire' in country music

Early in his Season 13 run on FOX's "American Idol," judge Keith Urban also has his eye on another of television's biggest music showcases.A winner of four Grammy Awards, the country superstar could earn another of the statues -- along with Tim McGraw and Taylor Swift -- as CBS broadcasts the 56th annual event Sunday (Jan. 26). They're nominatedcollectively for best country duo/group performance for "Highway Don't Care," which reached No. 1 on Billboard magazine's country airplay chart last June."It's such an unusual feeling for me to have a Grammy nomination for playing a guitar solo," Urban tells Zap2it, "and I'm very, very grateful for that. When Tim sent me the song, he said, 'Would you just blow out a little solo on this thing?'"I thought the song sounded amazing, and I loved how organic and simple the whole thing was. Tim just called me and said, 'Would you play on it?' I said, 'Send it... //blog.zap2it.com/frominsidethebox/2014/01/american-idols-keith-urban-taylor-swift-lit-a-fire-in-country-music.html

Who Is Brandy Neelly? American Idol 2014 Contestant Background Info

Wearing a dress so sparkly it startled some American Idol viewers, 18-year-oldBrandy Neellydidn't just rely on glitz and glam to get her Golden Ticket. This Southern belle is no newbie to Idol — it's actuallygirlfriend's fourth time auditioning! A+ for persistence, Brandy! Brandy first gave Idola shot back in Season 10 but we didn't see much of her until Season 11(and we've got the video footage to prove it, as shared below). She also gave Season 12a go but didn't make it past Hollywood... //feeds.wetpaint.com/~r/wetpaint/latest/excerpt/~3/7sqvYCbA_ZY/2014-01-22-who-is-contestant-brandy-neelly

Watch Jade Lathan Sing “You Know I’m No Good” in American Idol 2014, Detroit Auditions

We’ve reached the second week of American Idol and if last week's premiere was any indication, we're in for a phenomenal season! The show is already proving to be different from seasons past, as we’ve said goodbye to the judges’ squabbles and hello to Harry Connick, Jr! (Seriously, can that guy can’t get any more adorable? We don’t thinks so.) Of course, the one thing that hasn’t changed are the numerous rounds of auditions. January 22’s episode finds the judges headed to Detroit in hopes of... //feeds.wetpaint.com/~r/wetpaint/latest/excerpt/~3/RBUYh2BHS10/2014-01-22-watch-jade-lathan-sing-know

Watch Maurice Townsend Sing “So High” in American Idol 2014, Detroit Auditions

We’ve reached the second week of American Idol and if last week's premiere was any indication, we're in for a phenomenal season! The show is already proving to be different from seasons past, as we’ve said goodbye to the judges’ squabbles and hello to Harry Connick, Jr! (Seriously, can that guy can’t get any more adorable? We don’t thinks so.) Of course, the one thing that hasn’t changed are the numerous rounds of auditions. January 22’s episode finds the judges headed to Detroit in hopes of... //feeds.wetpaint.com/~r/wetpaint/latest/excerpt/~3/x8PLed_or7c/2014-01-22-watch-maurice-townsend-sing-so-1

Watch Brandy Neelly Sing “Wanted” in American Idol 2014, Detroit Auditions

We’ve reached the second week of American Idol and if last week's premiere was any indication, we're in for a phenomenal season! The show is already proving to be different from seasons past, as we’ve said goodbye to the judges’ squabbles and hello to Harry Connick, Jr! (Seriously, can that guy can’t get any more adorable? We don’t thinks so.) Of course, the one thing that hasn’t changed are the numerous rounds of auditions. January 22’s episode finds the judges headed to Detroit in hopes of... //feeds.wetpaint.com/~r/wetpaint/latest/excerpt/~3/fxNXlraSHZI/2014-01-22-watch-brandy-neelly-sing-wanted-1

Watch Keri Lynn Roche Sing “Radioactive” in American Idol 2014, Detroit Auditions

We’ve reached the second week of American Idol and if last week's premiere was any indication, we're in for a phenomenal season! The show is already proving to be different from seasons past, as we’ve said goodbye to the judges’ squabbles and hello to Harry Connick, Jr! (Seriously, can that guy can’t get any more adorable? We don’t thinks so.) Of course, the one thing that hasn’t changed are the numerous rounds of auditions. January 22’s episode finds the judges headed to Detroit in hopes of... //feeds.wetpaint.com/~r/wetpaint/latest/excerpt/~3/UUMYzDUCaVs/2014-01-22-watch-keri-lynn-roche-sing-1

Who Is Jena Irene Asciutto? American Idol 2014 Contestant Background Info

It was hard to miss Jena Irene Asciutto during the January 22 audition episode ofAmerican Idol Season 13. This little lady rocked the judges (and our TV sets) with her powerhouse vocals. Singing Adele's classic "Rolling in the Deep," the 17-year-old from Detroit showed she's not intimated by popular songs and high notes — all while reminding us more than a little of Paramore's leading lady, Hayley Williams. Despite her age, this high schooler is no amateur. She once fronted popular Detroit... //feeds.wetpaint.com/~r/wetpaint/latest/excerpt/~3/dyy28jL1pQ4/2014-01-22-who-contestant-jena-irene-asciutto

Watch Jena Asciutto Sing “Rolling in the Deep” in American Idol 2014, Detroit Auditions

We’ve reached the second week of American Idol and if last week's premiere was any indication, we're in for a phenomenal season! The show is already proving to be different from seasons past, as we’ve said goodbye to the judges’ squabbles and hello to Harry Connick, Jr! (Seriously, can that guy can’t get any more adorable? We don’t thinks so.) Of course, the one thing that hasn’t changed are the numerous rounds of auditions. January 22’s episode finds the judges headed to Detroit in hopes of... //feeds.wetpaint.com/~r/wetpaint/latest/excerpt/~3/8z73g1kwBDQ/2014-01-22-watch-jena-asciutto-sing-rolling-1

Who Is Maurice Townsend? American Idol 2014 Contestant Background Info

If we've said it once, we've said it a hundred times: We love us a reality TV show contestant with cute kids. And we like that reality TV show contestant even better when he or so is also talented. So imagine how thrilled we were when Maurice Townsend made his American Idol Season 13debut during the January 22 auditions. And based on the response he got on Twitter, we weren't alone in liking Maurice. "Maurice had me moving truly amazing!," tweetedone new Music Minister convert. "Aww, music... //feeds.wetpaint.com/~r/wetpaint/latest/excerpt/~3/pohEqEoX_NM/2014-01-22-who-is-contestant-maurice-townsend