Kanye West stopped by American Idol to audition for the final season. Unclear if this was before or after his kid discovered in-app purchases.
Jason Tate on 10/12/15 - 12:01 PM
American Idol will be ending in 2016 after next season.
Joe DeAndrea on 05/11/15 - 05:45 AM
Head to the replies to watch Paramore perform "Decode" and "Ain't It Fun" on last night's American Idol finale with contestant (and runner-up) Jena Irene.
Alex DiVincenzo on 05/22/14 - 08:35 AM
Ten former American Idol contestants are suing the show (for 25 million dollars) for the allegedly racist policies set in place by its producers.
The group claims they were unjustly kicked off the show because of their race, accusing producers of orchestrating a “cruel and inhumane” scheme to juice ratings by allegedly digging up their criminal histories after they were accepted on the show in order to embarrass them in TV segments. According to their lawyer, James H. Freeman, they were treated unfairly by the producers. Freeman also says their arrest histories were obtained illegally, and the practice was used to find dirt only on black singers. None of the contestants, Freeman says,...
Jason Tate on 07/26/13 - 02:57 PM
Taisha of Carson was on American Idol. Check out her audition in the replies.
Christian Wagner on 01/24/13 - 09:58 AM
Looks like Nicki Minaj will be one of the new judges for this upcoming season of American Idol. I don't know about you, but I can't wai - zzzzzzzzzzz....
Drew Beringer on 08/20/12 - 12:56 PM
American Idol's Colton Dixon has a lil' crush on Paramore's Hayley Williams. Pssst, Colton: Chad does that MMA stuff. Oh, and I apologize for that pun in the title - it's ridiculous and I know it.

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Jason Tate on 04/12/12 - 10:02 AM
Colton Dixon sang "Decode" by Paramore on American Idol last night. Video in the replies.

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Jason Tate on 02/29/12 - 10:49 AM
'American Idol' is back. If you're like me - you don't care one bit. However, every once in a while the first few episodes provide some unintentional comedy. Like when someone covers "Looking Up" by Paramore during the audition. Spoiler alert: He didn't make it. I was going to make some kind of snarky comment, but then I read the article and his girlfriend seems like a real winner ... made me feel bad about making any other cracks.

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Jason Tate on 01/27/12 - 11:12 AM
The Starting Line's "The World" was performed by the cast of American Idol.
Joe DeAndrea on 03/10/11 - 07:01 PM
Anberlin's "You Belong Here" played during an American Idol promo. Check it in the replies.

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Blake Solomon on 01/10/11 - 09:47 AM
In the expert opinion of Kid Rock, Steven Tyler's new American Idol gig is "the stupidest thing he's ever done in his life." Do you agree?

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Adrian Villagomez on 10/29/10 - 10:25 AM
Steven Tyler of Aersomith fame will most likely be a new judge on season 10 of American Idol.

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Blake Solomon on 08/19/10 - 08:21 AM
The cast of American Idol covered "We've Got a Big Mess on Our Hands" by The Academy Is... for a Ford commercial.

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Blake Solomon on 04/22/10 - 07:15 AM
It looks like American Idol contestants are rolling in the dough.
Lueda Alia on 02/25/10 - 03:01 PM
Check the replies to see video of American Idol contestant, Andrew Garcia, performing an acoustic rendition of Fall Out Boy's "Sugar We're Going Down."
Drew Beringer on 02/24/10 - 11:42 PM
Say Anything's song "Hate Everyone" was recently used in an episode of American Idol. Take a look in the replies.

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Blake Solomon on 02/06/10 - 11:20 AM
Cover art to the debut album of American Idol runner-up Adam Lambert can be found in the replies.

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Joe DeAndrea on 10/27/09 - 08:20 PM
The good people at Causecast are giving you a chance to win tickets to the season finale of American Idol.
Garett Press on 05/07/09 - 03:13 PM
In a recent interview, Simon Cowell hinted that he may step down from being the resident dreamwrecker on American Idol.
Blake Solomon on 04/13/09 - 09:11 AM
Kanye West's performance of his single "Heartless" on American Idol can be seen in the replies. Do you think he sounds as bad as this blogger say he does?
Adrian Villagomez on 03/12/09 - 09:10 AM
Joanna Pacitti, originally picked to be in American Idol's top 36, has been disqualified from the competition due to a previous recording contract with Geffen Records. Her album that was released in 2006 included a cover of Dashboard Confessional's "Screaming Infidelities."

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Joe DeAndrea on 02/12/09 - 03:09 PM
American Idol will be adding a fourth judge to the table next season in songwriter Kara DioGuardi.
Steve Henderson on 08/25/08 - 09:01 AM
We posted a while back about Gillmor's Ryan Gillmor taking part in the American Idol songwriting competition. His song was chosen as the single for David Archuleta and you can see Archuleta's performance of the song last night in the replies. Congrats, Ryan! Oh yeah, David Cook is your new American Idol. He likes Acceptance.
Anton Djamoos on 05/21/08 - 08:53 PM
Apparently David Cook of American Idol fame is a big fan of Acceptance.

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Adrian Villagomez on 05/06/08 - 08:49 PM
Ryan Gillmor's (Gillmor) song "In This Moment" has been nominated as one of 20 finalists to become the first single for this season's American Idol. Vote for it here. You can read Blake Solomon's review of Gillmor's Counting the Days here.
Anton Djamoos on 04/16/08 - 06:34 PM
American Idol episodes are soon going to be sold through iTunes.
Steve Henderson on 02/19/08 - 10:41 AM
For all ye American Idol fans, the new 'exit song' for the show, "Hollywood's Not America," as written and performed by Ferras, can be heard here. A clip of the studio version of the song is available on Ferras' myspace profile; his new album Aliens & Rainbows hits stores April 1st through Capitol Music Group.
Rohan Kohli on 02/07/08 - 11:13 AM
American Idol will be allowing contestants to use instruments in the new season of the show, as opposed to just singing.
Steve Henderson on 11/06/07 - 04:44 AM

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