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Nicki Minaj, Shakira Latest In Singing Competition Judge Shakeups

Remember when singing competitions kept their judges a little longer than one or two-year stints? Perhaps American Idol set an unattainable precedent during its first seven years on the air, with zero changes to the […]

05/17/2013

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Randy Jackson Steps Down As ‘American Idol’ Judge, Who’s Next?

After making the careers of artists like Kelly Clarkson and Carrie Underwood, longtime American Idol judge Randy Jackson announced Thursday (May 9) that he will not be returning as a judge next season.

05/10/2013

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American Idol Final 4 Cover Little Mix “Wings”

It’s a female battle for the crown on American Idol this season as Angie Miller, Amber Holcomb, Kree Harrison, and Candice Glover are singing to claim the title as Season 12’s American Idol.

05/02/2013

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Judging The Judges: Star Power Alone Can’t Revive ‘American Idol’ Ratings

The early- to mid-2000s were a simpler time in music. Rock music was actually thing on popular radio. Production on hit singles was often stripped down nearly to its core rather than with bombastic synths […]

03/29/2013

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Will You Help Carly Rae Jepsen Write Her Next Song?

Carly Rae Jepsen is taking fans into her songwriting world for her latest project. In partnership with American Idol and Coca-Cola, Jepsen is allowing fans to choose the lyrics for her song “Take A Picture,” […]

03/29/2013

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In Honor Of Mariah Carey’s Birthday, Watch Her Rise To Fame

It’s Mariah Carey’s 43rd birthday today and while we’ve enjoyed watching her on American Idol this season, we really want to celebrate the singer herself, who’s been in this business for nearly half her life. […]

03/27/2013

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Nicki Minaj Rolls In Late To ‘Idol’ Live Taping, Covers ELLE Sans Makeup

When Nicki Minaj didn’t appear to the set on time for the first live taping of American Idol Wednesday night (March 13), the cameras kept on rolling. Her absence had many wondering what could have […]

03/15/2013

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Kelly Clarkson Refuses “To Be Bullied” By Industry Titan

Clive Davis, record industry mogul and the man who takes credit for finding and grooming artists like Whitney Houston, Alicia Keys, Janis Joplin, Jennifer Hudson and many more, finds himself in Kelly Clarkson’s crosshairs. Davis […]

02/19/2013

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Jennifer Hudson Celebrates Return Of Destiny’s Child, But Not ‘American Idol’

While promoting her new film, The Inevitable Defeat of Mister and Pete, at the Sundance Film Festival, Jennifer Hudson had some kind words for the return of Destiny’s Child. But unfortunately, didn’t show the same […]

01/22/2013

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Jukebox Jury: Does Judging ‘Idol’ or ‘The Voice’ Help or Hurt Artists’ Careers?

Welcome to Jukebox Jury, our new music debate show where experts face off and a jury of fans decides the winner. THE CASE: Last week, American Idol returned with a whimper instead of the bang […]

01/22/2013

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