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New American Idol Producer Named

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American Idol has already filled the producer void left by Nigel Lythgoe when he was fired last week. Set to replace Lythgoe during American Idol 2014  is Per Blankens, who produced the Swedish version of American Idol from 2007-2011. “Per is a creative and experienced executive who has been the [...]




American Idol Twitter Round-up

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It’s officially American Idol off-season and there’s not a lot going on aside from rumors about who will and who will no be judges next season, but thanks to Twitter, we still get tiny bits of news here and there, so here is our first summer edition of American Idol’s [...]




American Idol Producers Nigel Lythgoe And Ken Warwick Won’t Be Returning Next Season

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In a not-so-shocking move, American Idol producers Nigel Lythgoe and Ken Warwick will not be returning for American Idol 2014, according to The Hollywood Reporter. It was expected that the two would follow the entire judging panel out the door before Season 13 after a lackluster season and a finale [...]




American Idol Winner Carrie Underwood Premieres Video For ‘See You Again’

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American Idol season 4 winner Carrie Underwood has premiered the video for her new hit single “See  You Again.” The summer song is light and breezy with a message of hope. That message comes across in the video as it shows people dealing with loss and success. There are also [...]




American Idol 2013: Kree Harrison Makes Grand Ole Opry Debut

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American Idol 2013 runner-up Kree Harrison made her Grand Ole Opry debut, which is often a dream come true for a country music artist. And I can only imagine it’s quite an emotional moment which is why so many great performances come out of the opry. Kree’s performances were no [...]




Scotty McCreery Sings ‘See You Tonight’ On The Tonight Show

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American Idol Season 10 champion Scotty McCreery stopped by The Tonight Show Monday night perform his new single “See You Tonight.” Performing on The Tonight Show is still a pretty big deal, so good job with that, Scotty. And “See You Tonight” is a pretty solid summer song. It’s a [...]




Nine American Idol 2013 Tour Dates Cancelled

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I hope someday we’ll again be able to report some good American Idol news, but that time isn’t now. The latest bad news to plague the dwindling series is that nine of the American Idol Summer Tour dates has been cancelled. The tour was supposed to kick off June 29 [...]




Mariah Carey And Nicki Minaj Confirm Their American Idol Exits

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We all already knew Nicki Minaj and Mariah Carey wouldn’t be returning to judge American Idol for a second season, but both artists have confirmed their departures via Twitter. Mariah confirmed her exit by retweeting what her publicity company tweeted. “W/ global success of “#Beautiful” (#1 in 30+ countries so [...]




Kree Harrison Talks About What’s Next After American Idol 2013

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American Idol 2013 runner-up Kree Harrison is about to embark on the summer American Idols tour, but she’s already thinking about what’s next as far as her album and future goes. “I am going to start my record, definitely,” Kree told Taste of Country. “I can’t wait to write and [...]




Keith Urban on American Idol 2014: ‘I Don’t Know Anything’

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It looks like Keith Urban is as annoyed as we are with all the American Idol 2013 gossip and rumors. “I have no official information of anything,” Keith told the Associated Press Tuesday. I’m pretty much in the same boat as everybody else here with the rumors that have been [...]






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