American Idol EP Per Blankens on Rush Week Cruelty, Randy's Mentoring, J.Lo Close-Ups
With American Idol‘s milestone 500th episode slated for Wednesday (8/7c on Fox), it seems like a good time for reflection inside The House That Kelly Clarkson Built (and Fantasia Shook to the Rafters).
To that end, we got on the phone with executive producer Per Blankens, who left his perch at Swedish Idol and took over the U.S. franchise for Season 13, to dish the changes he’s brought to the show over the last five months. READ MORE
American Idol Top 4 Results Recap: Guess What? I'm Havin' More Fun, Now That We're Done!
You never know when an American Idol shock-bomb is about to get dropped. Oh, sure, the show can lull you into a false sense of security with its familiar patterns — Ryan Seacrest faking us out with an “after the break” misdirect, J.Lo wearing a dress with less coverage than a hospital gown, Randy burping up clichés about how “it’s fourth and goal, with one play left” (ugh) — but the show’s trail of fulfilled dreams is undeniably littered with “Wait! What?” carnage. READ MORE
American Idol Exclusive: Top 3 Week Details -- Find Out Who's in Charge of Song Choice!
American Idol‘s Top 3 will be officially out of control when they take the stage for next Wednesday’s milestone 500th episode (8/7c on Fox). And that’s because their song choices will be entirely in other people’s hands. READ MORE
Idol Top 4 Recap: Darling So It Goes, Some Things Are Meant to Be [Plus: Season 14's a Go!]
Ryan Seacrest got seriously scruffy (and it kinda worked for him). Randy Jackson offered deep thoughts like “This is Top 4 — there’s no holding back” and “It’s all in or nothing.” (Hey, at least he didn’t add a rogue “dawg” or a “molten hot lava bomb” to his lingo.) And J.Lo did her patented strut-and-squat dance move (sans the usual backing track). READ MORE & TAKE OUR POLL
American Idol Exclusive: Top 4 Song Spoilers!
Heartbreak and redemption will take center stage on American Idol when the Season 13 Top 4 tackle the theme of “Break-Ups/Make-Ups” tonight (8/7c on Fox).
Which anthems made the cut with Jena, Jessica, Alex and Caleb? TVLine has the exclusive details! READ MORE
American Idol: Will Caleb's 'R-Word' Dustup (or Last Week's Top 5 Twist) Factor Into Your Voting?
It only takes one bad performance to derail an American Idol dream — but what if that face-plant involves something other than actual singing?
Season 13 finalist Caleb Johnson will stare down this ominous question come Wednesday night — in the wake of an ugly interview he gave to AfterBuzz TV’s Jason Ikeler following last week’s Top 5 results telecast. READ MORE & TAKE OUR POLLS
Reality Check: Who Deserved Bottom 2 Status on Idol? (Not MVP Jena!) Plus: Why Does The Voice Hate Suspense (But Love the 'Gay Ghetto')?
American Idol‘s Top 5 “results twist” may have been the worst thing to happen to the show since Randy Jackson became the in-house mentor, but the question remains: Who should’ve rounded out the Bottom 2 alongside Sam Woolf? READ MORE & WATCH VIDEO
Idol's Sam Woolf Talks Song-Arrangement Woes, Going Guitar-less & the 'Heartthrob' Label
Don’t call Sam Woolf a heartthrob. American Idol‘s producers saddled him with that unwelcome label one too many times during his run on the show, says the Season 13 fifth-place finisher. READ MORE & WATCH VIDEO
American Idol: What Should the Top 4 Sing for 'Break-Ups/Make-Ups' Week?
Psychological Torture Week is over on American Idol – or at least we can hope! — and it’s time to focus on what the Season 13 Top 4 will/should sing for a “Break-Ups/Make-Ups”-themed episode on Wednesday (8/7c on Fox). READ MORE
American Idol Top 5 Results Recap: Shake It Up Baby Now! A Twist -- and a Shout!
Ugh, is there anything worse than a “shocking twist” in a reality competition series? I mean, I turned on American Idol‘s Top 5 results show tonight with the semi-comforting knowledge there was a four-out-of-five chance I’d wind up shaking my fist at my television set — and possibly sending a strongly worded tweet to @JLo. (#iloatheyamami?) READ MORE & TAKE OUR POLL