American Idol just hosted its final showdown of the season.
On Tuesday night, the Fox reality show held its final performance episode of the season, and judges Keith Urban, Harry Connick Jr. and Jennifer Lopez dressed up for the occasion. Well, Keith at least put on a blazer over his traditional t-shirt. (Check out his recent Tonight Show appearance here.)
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Will "sleeper" Jena or rock 'n' roll Viking Caleb take home the Season 13 crown?
Harry Connick Jr. is returning to American Idol full-time. The former mentor is in the process joining Idol's upcoming 13th season as the third judge, according to the The Hollywood Reporter.
Dr. Luke was originally slated to help replace departing judges Mariah Carey, Randy Jackson and Nicki Minaj, but he dropped out of negotiations last week due to a conflict with his label at Sony Music. Justin Bieber's manager Scooter Braun was also rumored to be the next possible frontrunner, but he reportedly passed.
The American Idol finale Wednesday was trimmed to just one hour, allowing finalists Candice Glover and Kree Harrison three songs each, plus a performance by Carly Rae Jepsen (groan). With all that to cram in, host Ryan Seacrest wasted no time in getting to the performances — and we won't either.
Steven Tyler is walking this way and right out the door at American Idol. The Aerosmith lead singer has decided to leave the judges panel of the singing competition after two seasons, Fox announced Thursday.
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After a streak of four male winners in the past four years, the eleventh season of American Idol could be the year a girl triumphs. That's what music producer and Idol mentor Jimmy Iovine thinks anyway.
"Jessica [Sanchez] is born with one of those gifts that you see very, very rarely -- the tone of her voice, the range, her poise," Iovine told reporters on a call Monday. "She has every chance to win this thing because she can strike a chord in you with the right song that, no matter what you think before that, you're going to vote for her. She can change your mind on a dime because those voices don't come around every day. There are so few people who can sing like that in the industry today.