American Idol

adamlambertGlee has booked American Idol alum Adam Lambert for its upcoming season.

Showrunner Ryan Murphy announced the news on Wednesday, saying: “I am thrilled to announce that the super talented Adam Lambert is joining the cast of Glee this fall.”

There are no details yet as to what character Lambert will be playing or whether it will be a regular or recurring role.

Lambert is a fan of the series, saying earlier this year that it “really paints a picture of what it’s like to be an arts kid in high school.” Continue reading »

american-idol-judges-2013Just hours after Mariah Carey confirms she is leaving American Idol, Nicki Minaj has followed suit.

Minaj posted on twitter this morning: “Thank you American Idol for a life changing experience! Wouldn’t trade it for the world! Time to focus on the Music!!! Mmmuuuaahhh!!!”

NZ-born Keith Urban is now the only judge left on the panel from this year and it wouldn’t surprise anyone if he is next to vacate his seat.

AmericanIdol2013Mariah Carey has joined Randy Jackson in the exodus from American Idol.

The singer has spent only one season on the show, after being part of the refresher that saw Jennifer Lopez and Steven Tyler depart and Carey, Nicki Minaj and Keith urban join the judging panel.

Carey’s PR firm tweeted the news: “W/ global success of “#Beautiful” (#1 in 30+ countries so far) @MariahCarey confirms world tour & says goodbye 2 Idol.”

Urban said earlier this week that he known absolutely nothing about his Idol future while Minaj is expected to leave also. Continue reading »

AmericanIdol2013Is Randy Jackson’s departure from American Idol today the final nail in the coffin for the once mighty series?

The show certainly isn’t the behemoth it used to be. It was unstoppable in the days of Jackson, Cowell and Abdul, owning the #1 position in its US timeslot from 2003-2011.

Nowadays, the show pulls an average of 11 million per episode, which is less than half of what it was managing a few years ago.

Modern Family now regularly beats it head-to-head. Continue reading »

AMERICAN IDOL: Randy Jackson. CR: Tony Duran / FOX.After 12 years on the show, Randy Jackson has confirmed he is leaving American Idol.

Jackson was the last remaining member of the original judging panel that consisted of Simon Cowell and Paula Abdul.

“Yo! Yo! Yo! To put all of the speculation to the rest, after 12 years of judging on American Idol I have decided it is time to leave after this season,” he told E! News. “I am very proud of how we forever changed television and the music industry. It’s been a life changing opportunity but I am looking forward to focusing on my company Dream Merchant 21 and other business ventures.”

KellyClarksonKelly Clarkson will make a return to American Idol next week.

The first ever winner of the talent show will appear on stage to perform on next week’s results episode.

Clarkson will perform her new single ‘People Like Us’.

american-idolThe American Idol top 20 has been confirmed. Continue reading »

Steven Tyler in drag surely isn’t many people’s idea of a good time but that didn’t stop American Idol from featuring the former judge at the end of the Oklahoma City auditions.

Should he have earned a ticket to Hollywood?

8:00pm – Wednesday, January 30 on CTV

The AMERICAN IDOL auditions continue as the judges carry on in their quest to find the next singing superstar.

8:00pm – Wednesday, January 23 on CTV

The AMERICAN IDOL auditions continue as the judges continue in their quest to find the next singing superstar.