American Idol

Ryan Seacrest, right, announces Caleb Johnson the winner at the American Idol XIII finale at the Nokia Theatre at L.A. Live on Wednesday, May 21, 2014, in Los Angeles. (Photo by Paul A. Hebert/Invision/AP)

‘American Idol,’ ‘The Voice’ finale ratings drop

NEW YORK (AP) — A sharp decline in viewers for the season finales of “The Voice” and “American Idol” this week raises the question of whether music competition shows on television are fading out. The […]

05/22/2014

In this May 6, 2014 file photo, Clay Aiken speaks to supporters during an election night watch party in Holly Springs, N.C. (AP Photo/Gerry Broome, File)

Clay Aiken wins NC Dem congressional primary

RALEIGH, N.C. (AP) — “American Idol” singer Clay Aiken won what had been a hotly contested Democratic primary for a North Carolina congressional seat according to a final, unofficial vote count that was posted Tuesday, […]

05/13/2014

American Idol XIII judges, from left, Keith Urban, Jennifer Lopez and Harry Connick Jr. (AP Photo/FOX, Michael Becker)

Fox unveils schedule, cutting back ‘Idol’

NEW YORK (AP) — Fox will cut “American Idol” to one night for several weeks next spring, part of a reset for a struggling network that will have 12 new series in the coming year […]

05/12/2014

American Idol XIII judges, from left, Keith Urban, Jennifer Lopez and Harry Connick Jr. (AP Photo/FOX, Michael Becker)

Lawsuit charges Sony cheated ‘Idol’ winners

NEW YORK (AP) — A federal lawsuit filed in New York charges that Sony Music Entertainment cheated “American Idol” contestants including Kelly Clarkson and Carrie Underwood out of at least $10 million in royalties. The […]

02/21/2014

Clay Aiken (AP Photo/Evan Agostini, file)

Clay Aiken to run for Congress in North Carolina

RALEIGH, N.C. (AP) — Former “American Idol” and “Celebrity Apprentice” runner-up Clay Aiken joined another high-profile contest Wednesday — this one to get elected to Congress in his native North Carolina. Aiken announced he would […]

02/05/2014

Kelly Clarkson arrives with Brandon Blackstock for the ceremonial swearing-in of President Barack Obama at the U.S. Capitol during the 57th Presidential Inauguration in Washington. (AP Photo/Pablo Martinez Monsivais, File)

Kelly Clarkson announces pregnancy on Twitter

NASHVILLE, Tenn. (AP) — Kelly Clarkson says she’s expecting her first child. The 31-year-old singer said Tuesday on Twitter that she and husband Brandon Blackstock are expecting their first child together. The original “American Idol” […]

11/19/2013

Jennifer Lopez watching Chanel's ready to wear Spring-Summer 2013 collection, presented in Paris, Oct. 2, 2012. (AP Photo/Thibault Camus)

Source: Jennifer Lopez deal with ‘Idol’ imminent

NEW YORK (AP) — A person familiar with negotiations to bring Jennifer Lopez back as an “American Idol” judge says her return will be announced this week. The person said Monday that a deal is […]

08/20/2013

Keith Urban at the "American Idol" finale in Los Angeles, May 16, 2013. (Photo by Chris Pizzello/Invision/AP, File)

Keith Urban returning as ‘American Idol’ judge

BEVERLY HILLS, Calif. (AP) — Keith Urban is coming back to “American Idol.” Fox chairman Kevin Reilly on Thursday confirmed the return of the country music star, settling the fate of the only judge from […]

08/01/2013

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‘Idol’ taps veteran of Swedish edition as new boss

  NEW YORK (AP) — One day after dismissing its longtime production pair, “American Idol” has a new executive producer. Freemantle Media has named Per Blankens to head the troubled Fox singing competition. The company […]

06/10/2013

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2 longtime producers leave ‘American Idol’

LOS ANGELES (AP) — Add two more departures to the “American Idol” post-season tally. Fox said Sunday that longtime executive producers Nigel Lythgoe and Ken Warwick are exiting the singing contest. The 12th season ended […]

06/10/2013

American Idol Judges 2013

Mariah Carey not returning to ‘American Idol’

NEW YORK (AP) — Mariah Carey says she isn’t retuning to “American Idol.” The pop star’s publicity firm, PMK BNC, tweeted Thursday that Carey isn’t returning to the Fox series and is planning a world […]

05/30/2013

Candace Glover, 2013 American Idol winner. (AP Photo)

‘American Idol’ finale draws record low ratings

NEW YORK (AP) — Ratings for the “American Idol” finale plunged to a record low for the 12-year-old show. According to preliminary Nielsen Co. figures Friday, Candice Glover’s victory over Kree Harrison was watched by […]

05/17/2013

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