Jennifer Hudson Ready For “Extra Special” Experience With ‘The Voice’

Before she was an Oscar ("Dreamgirls") and Grammy winning (for her self-titled debut album and "The Color Purple"), Jennifer Hudson was a contestant on "American Idol." Seeing that type of competition from both sides should put her in good stead as a new coach for Season 13 of "The Voice." Hudson is no stranger to … Continue reading Jennifer Hudson Ready For “Extra Special” Experience With ‘The Voice’

Tristan McIntosh Sees ‘American Idol’ Journey As A “Huge Success”

Although Nashville singer Tristan McIntosh was eliminated last night on American Idol, her journey on the show was a hands down success story. Just 15, McIntosh was able to grow as an artist during her AI experience and also showcase her talents to millions of viewers. "Honestly, just getting this far has been a huge … Continue reading Tristan McIntosh Sees ‘American Idol’ Journey As A “Huge Success”

Jennifer Lopez On ‘American Idol’ – “I’m Sad To See It Go”

One can expect a healthy share of nostalgia for the 15th and final season of American Idol, which premieres on FOX Wednesday, January 6. Keith Urban, Harry Connick Jr., and Jennifer Lopez return as the judges, and Lopez talked about the pride she feels in taking part in this iconic show. Here's Jennifer Lopez's thoughts … Continue reading Jennifer Lopez On ‘American Idol’ – “I’m Sad To See It Go”

Clark Beckham & Carrie Underwood Give ‘American Idol’ Advice

The final auditions for American Idol's last season is upon us, and for more information on the dates and cities that are still open to show your singing talents, click here. But before you head off for your audition, listen to some sage advice from American Idol vets Clark Beckham and Carrie Underwood. "My advice for people coming to audition is … Continue reading Clark Beckham & Carrie Underwood Give ‘American Idol’ Advice

David Cook Teams With PledgeMusic For Upcoming Album

Platinum selling recording artist David Cook has teamed up with PledgeMusic to release his fourth studio album. Best known for taking home the American Idol crown on season seven, Cook is enthusiastic about his latest collaboration. "I am beyond excited to work with PledgeMusic to unveil my latest album," said Cook, whose last release was the 2011 effort This … Continue reading David Cook Teams With PledgeMusic For Upcoming Album

Keith Urban Talks “Raise ‘Em Up” & “American Idol” Ending

It was a big news week for American Idol, as Fox announced that next season will be AI's last. Although the landmark show has nurtured its share of successful artists, saying goodbye to American Idol isn't going to be easy for Keith Urban. During last night's backstage interviews for American Idol, Urban talked about the final chapter of the show. "It's … Continue reading Keith Urban Talks “Raise ‘Em Up” & “American Idol” Ending

“American Idol” Elimination – Rayvon Owen Progresses With Open “Heart”

Rayvon Owen may have been eliminated last night on American Idol, but he's positive about the road ahead. Though he missed the finale cut by one week, the Richmond, VA. native be part of the tour and doesn't take his Idol journey for granted. During a post elimination interview, Rayvon Owen reflected on his American Idol experience "Looking back, I will see the … Continue reading “American Idol” Elimination – Rayvon Owen Progresses With Open “Heart”

Audio: “American Idol” Top 5 Artists Ready And Excited For Tour

  The American Idol top five is set, as Jax, Rayvon Owen, Tyanna Jones, Clark Beckham, and Nick Fradiani are excited and locked in for their impending tour. We have audio sound bites and comments from the singers below. "This is unreal, I didn't even think I'd make it past the judges round when I walked into that room and now … Continue reading Audio: “American Idol” Top 5 Artists Ready And Excited For Tour

“American Idol” Artist Joey Cook Sets Sights On Revamped Album

Joey Cook's inimitable flair and unmistakable talent will be missed, as she was voted off American Idol on Wednesday night as Rayvon Owen moved on to the top six. Cook, who brought a refreshing country spin to her rendition of "Somebody to Love," handled her exit with her trademark verve and class. https://youtu.be/qJx70Iyw8SI "I am going to record my album that … Continue reading “American Idol” Artist Joey Cook Sets Sights On Revamped Album

Caleb Johnson Talks “American Idol” Finale: “I’m Fine Either Way”

Last night's American Idol finale (part one) pitted powerhouse singers Caleb Johnson and Jena Irene. Johnson, who was battling though a vocal chord hemorrhage, performed the tracks "Dream On," "Maybe I'm Amazed," and "As Long As You Love Me." "It was just like you were on planet Mars," said Johnson after his performances. "It's just … Continue reading Caleb Johnson Talks “American Idol” Finale: “I’m Fine Either Way”