American Idol Ratings Holding High For 2011 Hollywood Week

The decision to move American Idol on past its 2011 auditions a little early was a wise one. Interest (and viewership) seems to wane during those third and fourth weeks of Idol auditions and we saw that here as well with our readership. But as things shift in to the [...]

Behind The Scenes At American Idol Los Angeles Auditions

I’m always fascinated to see what’s behind the curtain when it’s drawn back for us to take a look at what’s really going on behind the scenes of our favorite shows. Last night on American Idol we got a few glimpses through reverse camera shots revealing a room full of [...]

American Idol 2011 Ratings Improving After Week 2

The big concern for American Idol 2011 was that once Simon Cowell had left the audience would too. Apparently that is not the case for the new season after all. Relative to past seasons, Idol ratings are actually doing better! This past Wednesday’s episode pulled in 25.2 million viewers and [...]

American Idol 2011 Judges Talk Life After Simon Cowell

Simon Cowell’s departure from American Idol to pursue his new show, X Factor, has many fans worried that the void he’s left will never be filled. But the new panel of American Idol 2011 judges don’t seem nearly as worried. EW sat down with the new judges and got everyone’s [...]

EW Refutes THR American Idol Rumors, Adds Some Of Their Own

Entertainment Weekly is striking back at yesterday’s rumor list with a list of their own featuring details straight from American Idol executive producers. Those music videos we heard the Idol Hopefuls would be allegedly cranking out to show they’ve got the marketable goods? Not anymore, says executive producer C├ęcile Frot-Coutaz. [...]

THR Details American Idol 2011 Rumors

The Hollywood Reporter is breaking out a list of maybe-they’re-true-maybe-they’re-not changes for the upcoming American Idol 2011 season. Well, kinda new because we’ve seen all of these ideas before over the past few months. Let’s run down the list and see what floats and what sinks. Updated Set: Relocating the [...]

American Idol Band Leader Rumor Plus Stage Redesign

Last season Rickey Minor quit American Idol for Jay Leno’s Tonight Show which left the upcoming 2011 season with an empty seat for its band leader. EW is reporting that Ray Chew, well-versed in the television music arena, will be taking over the role after a successful stint during the [...]

American Idol 2011 Top 40 Elimination Round Spoiler

We’ve got another round of early spoilers for the upcoming season of American Idol. Joe’s Place has pulled back the curtain on a new round of singing where the Top 40 will face off with some new choices: The top 40 will be brought back to Hollywood for a round [...]

Early Review Of Steven Tyler On American Idol: Jolting

Fox spent their holiday week sending out preview copies of American Idol (where’s the love, Fox?) and while I didn’t get to watch it myself the early reviews have been very positive, especially for Aerosmith front man, Steven Tyler. Orlando Sentinel’s Boedeker had this to say about Tyler: Over the [...]

American Idol To Face Challenge From NBC With Voice Of America

We might be nearly a year from the debut of X Factor, but somehow NBC managed to sneak in a brand new singing show to threaten American Idol this spring: The [NBC] network said Monday that it will debut “The Voice of America” in the spring. Its format is based [...]

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