Since no one was eliminated on ‘American Idol’ last week, there are still four singers left in the competition and the stakes are higher than ever. The theme of tonight’s episode (May 1) was “then and now,” and the contestants performed both a “standard” (oldie) and a current hit song from 2013.
There have been rumors that producers planned for one diva (Jennifer Lopez) to oust another (Mariah Carey) on the 'American Idol' judging panel mid-season in a desperate attempt to boost sagging ratings. However, the latest consensus is that it was J. Lo who contacted Fox, and not the other way around. That's a pretty (J) lo(w) blow and an affront to Mimi, no?
On tonight's episode (April 25) of 'American Idol,' no one was eliminated from the Top 4, which is comprised of all girls. And no, the judges didn't spend the sole season save, either. The show has built an extra week into production schedule to account for the usage of the save, but since the judges never applied it this season, the producers sorta did.
Can you believe it's been over a decade since 'American Idol' first premiered on FOX? A lot of changes have happened over time, with the now having one less host and an entirely new panel of judges (that has changed a number of times), but the talent still keeps coming after all these years.
Clay Aiken, one of the most beloved alums in 'American Idol' history, came home tonight (April 18). The singer, who didn't win Season 2, losing by a tiny (124,000 votes, actually) margin to Ruben Studdard, returned to the show's stage to perform his rendition of 'Bridge Over Troubled Water.' He performed it when he competed and it still has that Clay touch.
Fantasia Barrino, the Season 3 winner of 'American Idol,' stepped on the stage tonight (April 18) to perform her new single, the sprawling, expansive ballad 'Lose to Win.' She looked every inch the diva in her one-shouldered, white goddess gown, which showed off her chest tattoo. That's 'Tasia -- beautiful but edgy, a diamond in the rough.