American Idol is a singing competition reality show created by British entertainment executive Simon Fuller. It seeks to discover the country's best singer through a series of nationwide auditions and performances.
Latest news for American Idol:
'American Idol' rule change draws criticism - March 13, 2009 Critics are dismayed by a rule change introduced to hit talent show American Idol, which gives judges the power to save an act from public elimination. Some viewers have called the move, which can be performed just once during the season un-American. (BBC)
'American Idol' Kelly Clarkson on track for second No. 1 album - March 12, 2009 Kelly Clarkson will replace U2 at the top of the Billboard 200 next week with her second chart-topper, according to preliminary estimates on Thursday. (Reuters)
'The Mentalist' repeat fares well against 'American Idol'- March 11, 2009 As expected, a two-hour American Idol triumphed on Tuesday as the top 13 did their best to vaguely imitate Michael Jackson. Meanwhile, a repeat of CBS' The Mentalist pulled in a very impressive 14.2 million viewers -- a 10 percent bump over the audience for last week's repeat. (EW)
"American Idol" heads to iPhone - March 11, 2009 Entitled "American Idol Season 8 Exclusive", the app will offer you weekly behind-the-scenes videos, bios and other information. By the end of the season, there will be a total of 78 videos available, each one in a confessional format to help viewers get to know each contestant better. (Mobile Guerilla)
'American Idol' needs to open the closet door - March 9, 2009 The closet metaphor most often applies to hidden homosexual identities, and that's certainly a hot button issue for "American Idol'." The show has drawn its own curtain around apparently gay contestants over the years. So far, Lambert has been as matter-of-fact about his orientation as possible without actually uttering the word "gay" on camera. He's poised, doing his little dance around a major aspect of his private life; he's not the first to have to do so. (LA Times)
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