American Idol notes: McCreery goes gold, Durbin recording a song

*Reigning “American Idol” champion Scotty McCreery’s debut single “I Love You This Big” sales have gone above the half million mark, which means it has reached gold status. Season 10 Idols on the current charts: Scotty McCreery, I Love You This Big (24,000, +29%, 503,000) Pia Toscano, This Time (15,000, [...]

American Idol 2012 Premiere Date Set and Judges Officially Confirmed

FOX has officially confirmed the return of all the judges for American Idol 2012 after Nigel Lythgoe let the word slip the other week. Apparently Jennifer Lopez, the sole holdout, had not yet signed her contract. But now she has and is $20 million richer for it. FOX released their [...]

Adam Levine slams ‘American Idol’ over treatment of gay contestants

“The Voice” judge and Maroon 5 lead singer Adam Levine recently blasted “American Idol” to Out Magazine over the way they treat gay contestants. “What’s always p***ed me off about Idol is wanting to mask that, for that to go unspoken,” Levine told the magazine. “C’mon. You can’t be publicly [...]

Scotty McCreery and Lauren Alaina album release dates announced

Season 10 “American Idol” winner Scotty McCreery and runner-up Lauren Alaina will both be releasing their debut albums in October. Scotty’s album “Clear as Day” is set to drop Oct. 4 while Lauren’s “Wildflower” the following week on Oct. 10. “We’ve been working hard on this album not only in [...]

Jennifer Lopez On American Idol 2012 Confirmed

It’s official. Jennifer Lopez will return for American Idol 2012 this January along with the other two judges, Randy and Steven, along with host Ryan Seacrest. Executive producer Nigel Lythgoe made the announcement this morning on Seacrest’s radio show and you can listen to the news below. Jump to 3m30s [...]

Scotty McCreery’s ‘I Love You This Big’ video debuts

“American Idol” Season 10 winner Scotty McCreery’s video for his first single “I Love You This Big” debuted today on CMT and in case you missed it, we have it for you here. It’s not the best video, but Scotty sounds great. For such a great story-teller singer, the video [...]

Lauren Alaina’s “Like My Mother Does” video set to premiere

“American Idol” Season 10 runner up Lauren Alaina’s video for her almost-winning song “Like My Mother Does” is set to premiere on CMT Tuesday at 10:30 am when the network actually shows music videos for five minutes. But we have the video here and now (watch it below). It’s a [...]

Nigel Lythgoe Considering Voting Changes For American Idol 2012

Nigel Lythgoe, executive producer of American Idol, sat down with Zap2It for an interview on SYTYCD. Along the way they asked him about Idol’s voting system. While he sounded potentially interested in correcting an obviously faulty system I’m still not convinced that will ever happen. For next season, Lythgoe’s mulling [...]

Pia Toscano Performance Live Tonight On SYTYCD

Listen up, Pia Toscano fans. Tonight is your chance to see the American Idol 2011 contestant back on television with a special performance on So You Think You Can Dance 2011 at 8PM ET for their Top 6 results show. Pia Toscano will be performing her new single, “This Time.” [...]

Jennifer Lopez American Idol 2012 Contract Rumors: 20 Million Reasons

Has Jennifer Lopez signed a contract to return for American Idol 2012? Insiders are saying that’s the case and it was done with a massive raise from last year’s $12 million paycheck, according to The Wrap: The pop star will be returning to the singing competition with a contract with [...]
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