Coca Cola have announced that they will part ways and no longer be a sponsor of FOX’s American Idol after sponsoring the show for its whole 13 years. When the show returns for its 14th season in January the familiar red coke glasses in front of the judges will be gone although another long time sponsor Ford has said they will returning for the 14th season. American Idol once a ratings juggernaut has seen its ratings slip over many years and still get a sizable audience but Coca Cola may have decided its time to use the advertising money somewhere else.Read More
American Idol returns in January 2015 for the 14th season of the music talent show which for years was a ratings blockbuster for FOX. The ratings may have slipped from its peak but still millions look forward to its return soon after every new year. The fact FOX’s other reality talent show The X Factor was cancelled could be a boost for American Idol but we will have to wait for January to find out. The above video is a promo for the upcoming season with i’m sure there are many more to come before the show returns.Read More
Sanjaya Malakar the contestant on “American Idol” who was the most recent cast off from that show last night read the Top Ten List on the “Late Show With David Letterman.” Sanjaya became famous for his less than stellar singing on “American Idol” but remained in the competition because he was a fan favorite and also had people like Howard Stern getting people to vote for him. The 17 year old from Seattle was popular for his goofy charm and right now he is making the most of his fame. On last nights “Late Show” Sanjaya read the a Top Ten List that was titled “Things I Learned From American Idol.” Here are three of the funnier items from the list;
>The camera adds ten pounds to your hair
>Voting for yourself 100 times an hour causes some wicked carpal tunnel
>America loves performers with bad hair – right, Dave?
First of all i must say i enjoy “American Idol” and have watched it over many seasons but this year seems a little lackluster. Even ignoring the fact that Sanjaya shouldn’t have been in the finals and, having to watch him every week. At least Sanjaya made the show interesting in recent weeks the performances have been dull and uninspired to say the least. The Latin Week as well as the week with Tony Bennett were probably the two worse weeks as far as performances went. I have read that it is being said that the talent pool of really amazing singers is drying up for the long running show but i don’t think that is the case. On the show this year you have three really good female singers although a lot of the time their performances seem safe and not that exciting. Taylor Hicks last seasons winner didn’t have a voice that blew you away but he put in solid performances which were entertaining to watch. I hope that now we are down to the last few contestants they can step it up and make there performances more exciting otherwise we will have a dull finale.Read More
“American Idol” returns tonight and this weeks theme is “Country Week” with country superstar Martina Mc Bride helping the contestants. Hopefully the show will be more entertaining than last weeks yawner when Latin music was the theme.
>>Tonight at 8pm on FOX
On last nights “American Idol” another contestant left after receiving the fewest votes. Brandon Rogers left after forgetting his words on his performance on Tuesday nights broadcast. Brandon Rogers forgot the words to the Motown classic “You Can’t Hurry Love.” One of the judges Simon Cowell wasn’t a fan of Brandon and said he lacked charisma and i agree because his performances were unexciting. Diana Ross coached the performers this week and last week she appeared on the show and sang “More Today Than Yesterday,” off her new CD. I would have preferred than she sang one of her classic songs but oh well.Read More
“American Idol” judge Paula Abdul is returning to QVC the shopping channel to sell her jewelery again for two one hour shows. The shows are scheduled on March 16th at 6am and 10pm eastern with a live online chat with Paula at 11pm eastern. The jewelry on offer is in the $20 to $90 range just in case you are interested.Read More
Tonight the top twelve remaining contestants on “American Idol” perform to stay in the competition. Judging from the guys the last few weeks, they need to step it up otherwise the girls will run away with the show.
>>FOX at 8pm tonight
“American Idol” season 5 finalist Bucky Covington’s video for his first single has debuted at #1 on CMT’s fan-voted CMT Pure Country Video Playlist. The video for his first single “A Different World” also debut at #36 on Yahoo’s All-Genre Video Chart and is a good start for him in the weeks leading up to his first album release on April 17th.Read More
Tonight on the “American Idol” results show the top 12 finalists are revealed as 2 more of the guys and, 2 more of the girls get sent home. Judging from how the guys have performed as a group so far they are lucky up until now equal numbers of guy and girls have been sent home.Read More