Tuesday, 9 May 2017

American Idol’ will return shortly: ABC deal is done for 2017-2018

No news on the Auditions but american idol 2017 is back!.

“American Idol” will be back on the air in the 2017-2018 season, with a new home: ABC.

The network and “Idol’s” producers, FremantleMedia North America and CORE Media Group, have finalized an agreement to revive the show, which ended a 15-season run on FOX last year. Details are scant, even in ABC’s official release, which only says it will return in 2017-18 and that a host and judges will be named later.

Considering all that, it seems unlikely ABC will have the show on the air before spring.

“‘American Idol’ is a pop-culture staple that left the air too soon,” ABC Entertainment president Channing Dungey says in a statement. “ABC is the right home to reignite the fan base. We are thrilled viewers will once again share in these inspiring stories of people realizing their dreams.”


Tuesday, 18 April 2017

Report: American Idol Revival Not Moving Forward at NBC or Fox

My American Idol 2017 Auditions Blog,  Seacrest out… indefinitely?

According to TMZ, the proposed American Idol revival has been shelved amid a dispute between producers Fremantle Media and Core Media Group.

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It was first reported back in February that Fremantle pitched NBC execs a revival of the long-running singing competition. NBC was said to be seriously considering the idea, giving them the leeway to cut The Voice down to once a year while still maintaining a year-round reality line-up, where The Voice would air in the fall, followed by Idol in spring and America’s Got Talent in summer.

On March 28, TMZ reported that the Peacock network and Fox, Idol‘s former network, had both made pitches to Fremantle with an interest in bringing the show back. Fremantle, which also produces AGT, was said to be pushing Core to agree to NBC’s offer, which Core construed as a potential conflict of interest, with Fremantle hoping Idol would help make AGT “the cornerstone of a year-round” reality-TV cycle on NBC. Core feared this would diminish Idol‘s value as a brand.


Saturday, 18 February 2017

American Idol: Producers Take Steps to Revive Singing Competition Series

American Idol is one step closer to a comeback. According to The Hollywood Reporter, the show’s producers have reached an agreement in court to reboot the cancelled FOX TV series.

Earlier, we reported producers of the singing competition show were in talks with NBC for a possible revival. The series ended last year on FOX after 15 seasons.

This week, American Idol‘s production companies, 19 Entertainment and FremantleMedia Limited, reached an agreement in court with the “intention to re-launch American Idol on American television by seeking a new license agreement with a broadcaster, network or other platform subject to various terms and conditions.”


Friday, 3 February 2017


In 2005, Kellie Pickler was just 19-years-old when she auditioned for Season 5 of American Idol. The North Carolina native sang Kelly Clarkson’s “Since U Been Gone” and Martina McBride’s “A Broken Wing” during her time in front of judges Simon Cowell, Paula Abdul, and Randy Jackson.

Enjoy Kellie’s audition below!

Pickler made it to the top 6, but was eliminated after her performance of “Unchained Melody.” Despite not winning her season, she has gone on to have a very healthy career in the limelight!

In 2015, it was announced that Kellie and husband Kyle Jacobs would star in a 13-episode reality show for CMT called “I Love Kellie Pickler.” The show premiered on November 5, 2015 and kicked off its second season in August 2016. She is also active with the USO and netted the organization $25,000 while appearing on a 2016 episode of Celebrity Family Feud. The entertainer also has her own line of home decorating products under her Selma Drye brand, which is sold through the Opry’s three retail stores in Nashville, Tennessee.


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Monday, 30 January 2017

'American Idol' Alum Jax Talks New EP 'Funny'

Nothing about American Idol season 14 alum Jax's 2016 was funny. Shortly after releasing the reality show bashing single "La La Land," the East Brunswick, N.J., singer was poised to take her career to the next level, but was dealt a crushing blow when she was diagnosed with Hashimoto's disease and thyroid cancer, taking her life in an alternate direction as she underwent treatments to fight the disease.

Fast forward to 2017, and the pop singer is surging forward with the release of her new six-song EP, ironically titled Funny. The title track, she says, is "sarcastic in its own weird way."

"It's not that funny, trust me," Jax tells Billboard of her journey.


Sunday, 29 January 2017

Exclusive: ‘American Idol’ Star Jax Premieres New ‘Funny’ EP, Live Video

Life hasn’t always been very funny for pop-rock singer-songwriter Jax. After an emotional run on Season 14 of American Idol (chronicled in her scathing kiss-off single “La La Land,” which has absolutely nothing to do with the Oscar-bait film of the same name), the 20-year-old found out that she was suffering from both Hashimoto’s disease and thyroid cancer. She underwent surgery to remove multiple malignant tumors near her vocals cords, and she had to relearn how to sing. But Jax is a survivor (incredibly, she even trained for her first marathon while recovering from her illness), and now she’s having the last laugh, so to speak, with her optimistically titled EP Funny, premiering today on Yahoo Music in conjunction with her live music video.


Jax sits on the floor amid lamp-shadeless lamps

Tuesday, 10 January 2017

'American Idol' Alums James Durbin & Casey Abrams Team Up

American Idol season 10 alums James Durbin and Casey Abrams have teamed up on a new Lego-inspired stop-motion video for Durbin's new song “Scratchers N’ Cheap Beer" from his EP Riot on Sunset.

As Durbin wails the lyrics, "I do it for the love/I do it for the high/I do it for the noise/I do it for the fight," the visuals are something to behold, as both Idols rock out in Lego form and other figures join in a mosh pit. "Scratches N' Cheap Beer" is the latest release from Durbin's 2016 album, Riot on Sunset, which also features the single "Smackdown."


Monday, 2 January 2017

American Idol 2017 Ryan Seacrest Net Worth

American Idol 2017 Ryan Seacrest Net Worth

LAS VEGAS, NV – SEPTEMBER 23: Host Ryan Seacrest speaks onstage at the 2016 iHeartRadio Music Festival at T-Mobile Arena on September 23, 2016 in Las Vegas, Nevada. (Getty)

Ryan Seacrest is one of the most famous TV personalities in the world, and his frequent appearances on our television screens have got people wondering: how much money does he make? What’s Seacrest’s net worth? According to Celebrity Net worth, Seacrest has a net worth of $350 million. The radio personality and producer has received Emmy Award nominations for his work on shows like American Idol and American Top 40, and tonight, he’ll be ringing in the new year as part of ABC’s “Dick Clark’s New Year’s Rockin’ Eve”.

Read on to learn about Seacrest’s net worth, and how he spends his money.


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