American Idol crowned Maddie Poppe as the 16th winner (and first on ABC) and she has released a music video for her song “Going, Going, Gone” thru Hollywood Records. Check out the videos. It is pretty funny.
The OG Judge on American Idol is not interested in the show anymore. Simon Cowell had an interview with The Hollywood Reporter where he spoke on his thoughts on the show that brought him to fame.
“I’m genuinely not interested,” he said when asked if he’s been watching the show. “I think when we were on it years ago, it was a fun show. It was different, it was kind of naïve, lots of surprises…. I kind of think we’ve been there, I’ve been there, time for something new.”
“And we have some good singers on the show this year. Interestingly, on Britain’s Got Talent and America’s Got Talent, I think we get better singers on the Got Talent shows than the other singing show. I don’t know what it is,” he added.
America’s Got Talent has returned to NBC and is expected to do extremely well in the ratings for the network.
Maddie Poppe appeared on Live! With Kelly and Ryan to talk about winning the 16th season of American Idol. In the interview, Poppe made a revelation.
Poppe turned to Seacrest and said “You’re really bad at hiding the results card!” in which Seacrest jumped up and shouted “WHAT!?”.
According to Poppe, Seacrest held the card very low and Poppe and Caleb Lee Hutchinson (2nd Place) both saw the card. Check out the interview above.
With American Idol‘s 16th season coming to an end tonight, I think it’s time for me to make my official prediction who is going to win. So here is my official prediction:
3rd Place: Gabby Barrett. I loved Gabby up until last night. I think she was the front-runner to win the show. At one point I wrote that Gabby Barrett was the reincarnation of Carrie Underwood, which would have been a great thing for Idol. However, her this week’s performances have thrown her into the bottom of the top 3. I still think she has a great chance to make some really big moves in music.
2nd Place: Caleb Lee Hutchinson. Caleb has become a dark horse for a while and I was really surprised to see him in the finale. His performances last night were just slightly better than Gabby. One note that I have for him would be to get a stool and sit while performing.
And you’re new American Idol…Madde Poppe. I’ve been a huge fan of Maddie’s since day one. I thought she was a “slow burn” of a contestant where she didn’t show too much but also grew week-to-week. I truly believe that she is going to be crowned champion tonight.
It’s been a crazy few weeks for the world of television. So many cancelations and renewals and revivals (oh my!). Thanks to our friends at VOX, here is a complete list of the shows that have been canceled, renewed, or revived (oh my!).
Alex Inc. (ABC)
The Brave (NBC)
Brooklyn Nine-Nine (Fox) — picked up by NBC for a sixth season
The Crossing (ABC)
Designated Survivor (ABC)
The Exorcist (Fox)
Great News (NBC)
Kevin (Probably) Saves the World (ABC)
Last Man on Earth (Fox)
Law & Order: True Crime (NBC)
Life Sentence (CW)
Living Biblically (CBS)
Marvel’s Inhumans (ABC)
The Mayor (ABC)
Me, Myself & I (CBS)
The Mick (Fox)
The Middle (ABC)
New Girl (Fox)
The Night Shift (NBC)
Once Upon a Time (ABC)
The Originals (CW)
Shades of Blue (NBC)
Superior Donuts (CBS)
Ten Days in the Valley (ABC)
Wayward Pines (Fox)
Wisdom of the Crowd (CBS)
The X-Files (Fox) (As always with The X-Files, another revival series a few years down the road isn’t out of the question.)
The 100 (CW)
The $100,000 Pyramid (ABC) — returns in summer
The Amazing Race (CBS)
American Grit (Fox) — returns in summer
American Housewife (ABC)
American Idol (ABC)
American Ninja Warrior (NBC) — returns in summer
America’s Funniest Home Videos (ABC)
America’s Got Talent (NBC) — returns in summer
A.P. Bio (NBC)
The Bachelor (ABC)
Bachelor in Paradise (ABC) — returns in summer
Beat Shazam (Fox) — returns in summer
The Big Bang Theory (CBS)
Big Brother (CBS)
Black Lightning (CW)
Blue Bloods (CBS)
Bob’s Burgers (Fox)
Brooklyn Nine-Nine (NBC) — picked up after Fox cancelled it
Celebrity Big Brother (CBS)
Celebrity Family Feud (ABC) — returns in summer
Chicago Fire (NBC)
Chicago Med (NBC)
Chicago P.D. (NBC)
Child Support (ABC)
Crazy Ex-Girlfriend (CW)
Criminal Minds (CBS)
Dancing With the Stars (ABC)
DC’s Legends of Tomorrow (CW)
Ellen’s Game of Games (NBC)
Family Guy (Fox)
The Flash (CW)
For the People (ABC)
The Four (Fox)
Fresh Off the Boat (ABC)
The Gifted (Fox)
The Goldbergs (ABC)
The Gong Show (ABC)
The Good Doctor (ABC)
The Good Fight (CBS All Access only)
Good Girls (NBC)
The Good Place (NBC)
Grey’s Anatomy (ABC)
Hawaii Five-0 (CBS)
Hell’s Kitchen (Fox)
How to Get Away With Murder (ABC)
Jane the Virgin (CW)
Last Man Standing (FOX) — ABC had canceled the show a year ago in its sixth season, but Fox is bringing it back for season seven.
Law & Order: SVU (NBC)
Life in Pieces (CBS)
Love Connection (Fox) — returns in summer
Madam Secretary (CBS)
Man With a Plan (CBS)
Marlon (NBC) — returns in summer
MasterChef Junior (FOX)
Midnight, Texas (NBC)
Modern Family (ABC)
NCIS: Los Angeles (CBS)
NCIS: New Orleans (CBS)
The Orville (Fox)
The Resident (Fox)
SEAL Team (CBS)
The Simpsons (Fox)
So You Think You Can Dance (FOX)
Splitting Up Together (ABC)
Star Trek: Discovery (CBS All Access only)
Station 19 (ABC)
This Is Us (NBC)
To Tell the Truth (ABC) — returns in summer
Trial & Error (NBC)
Undercover Boss (CBS) — returns in summer
The Voice (NBC)
The Wall (NBC)
Whose Line Is It, Anyway? (CW)
Will & Grace (NBC)
World of Dance — returns in summer
Young Sheldon (CBS)
Which broadcast TV shows are still waiting on an official verdict?
Battle of the Network Stars (ABC)
The Biggest Loser (NBC)
The Blacklist (NBC)
Boy Band (ABC)
Code Black (CBS)
Genius Junior (NBC)
Kevin Can Wait (CBS)
LA to Vegas (Fox)
Lethal Weapon (Fox)
Little Big Shots (Fox)
Marvel’s Agents of S.H.I.E.L.D. (ABC)
Match Game (ABC)
Penn & Teller: Fool Us (CW)
Prison Break (Fox)
Shark Tank (ABC)
Shots Fired (FOX)
The Toy Box (ABC)
World’s Funniest (Fox)
HIT SERIES AND STAR MAKER ‘AMERICAN IDOL’
TO MAKE MORE DREAMS COME TRUE WITH SECOND SEASON ON ABC
Music Luminaries Luke Bryan, Katy Perry and Lionel Richie to Return as Judges,
and Ryan Seacrest to Return as Host
The journey continues as America’s beloved singing competition series “American Idol” is set to return for its second season on The ABC Television Network for the 2018-2019 season. Following the historic revival of the beloved series on ABC, the fan favorite will set out once again on a nationwide search to discover the next singing sensation. Returning to help find the cream of the crop are music industry legends and all-star judges Luke Bryan, Katy Perry and Lionel Richie. Emmy®-winning producer Ryan Seacrest will also return to helm the music competition series as host.
In its first season on ABC, “American Idol” has finished as Sunday’s No. 1 entertainment broadcast series on each of its 8 telecasts this season in Live + Same Day Adults 18-49. In fact, on average, the series ranks No. 1 in its 2-hour slot with Adults 18-49, Adults 18-34, across all key Women (W18-34/W18-49/W25-54) and Teens 12-17. “American Idol” is more than doubling ABC’s Sunday 8:00-10:00 p.m. time-period results year-to-year in Total Viewers (+158%) and Adults 18-49 (+110%), producing the Net’s best results in the 2-hour slot in 4 years among viewers and in 3 years among young adults – since the comparable weeks of 2014 and 2015, respectively. Season to date, including delayed viewing, “American Idol-SUN” draws an average audience of 9.3 million viewers with a 2.1/8 among Adults 18-49. Additionally, the broad-appealing unscripted series has dominated the social landscape as the most social prime-time reality series of the year to date. (Source: Social Content Ratings, 1/1/18 – 4/29/18. Ranked by total program-level interactions. Facebook organic metrics no longer included as of 4/6/18).
“We knew that ‘American Idol’ on ABC would unleash an opportunity for singers from all walks of life to realize their dreams and that these incredible contestants would have America rooting for their success,” said Channing Dungey, president, ABC Entertainment. “I am thrilled that Katy, Luke, Lionel and Ryan will be back to once again embark on this Idol journey with us to discover the next crop of inspiring talent.”
“’American Idol’’s return on ABC has shown once again that viewers love to discover and support raw talent,” said Trish Kinane, president of Entertainment Programming, FremantleMedia North America, executive producer and showrunner of “American Idol.” “Our new judges Katy Perry, Luke Bryan and Lionel Richie have brought huge credibility, energy and fun to the show this year, and we are so excited to continue the journey with Ryan Seacrest at the helm in the search for the next superstar.”
Dennis Miller, executive chairman of CORE Media Group, added, “Our team is incredibly proud of the success we have had with ‘American Idol’ on ABC, and we are excited to search for more talent nationwide with a second season. We look forward to furthering our relationship with the network, our partners at FremantleMedia, Luke, Katy, Lionel, Ryan, and all those who audition to become the next American Idol as we continue to entertain fans with incredible performances week after week!”
Don’t miss “American Idol” as the Top 7 take the stage on ABC, this Sunday, May 6, live coast-to-coast at 8:00-10:00 p.m. EDT/7:00-9:00 p.m. CDT/5:00-7:00 p.m. PDT. (The episode will be rebroadcast for the West Coast at 8:00-10:00 p.m. PDT).
The official “American Idol” app is available on iOS and Android devices. Using the app, fans can vote for their favorite contestants, as well as on AmericanIdol.com/vote or via text. Fans can also use the app to “IDOLize” their selfies with “American Idol” filters and stickers, and track what’s trending with judges, contestants and fans.
“American Idol” is produced by FremantleMedia North America and CORE Media Group’s 19 Entertainment. Executive producers include FremantleMedia North America’s Trish Kinane and Jennifer Mullin, along with executive producer Phil McIntyre representing CORE Media. FremantleMedia International distributes the series worldwide.
“American Idol” is broadcast in 720 Progressive (720P), ABC’s selected HDTV format, with 5.1-channel surround sound. This program carries a TV-PG, L parental guideline.
About ABC Entertainment
ABC Entertainment airs compelling programming across all day parts, with new shows including the No. 1 new drama on television, “The Good Doctor,” the most watched show on television, “Roseanne,” and the return of “American Idol”; in addition to current hits, such as groundbreaking dramas “How to Get Away with Murder,” “Grey’s Anatomy” and “Once Upon a Time.” The ABC Television Network is also home to the Emmy® Award-winning “Modern Family” and trailblazing comedy favorites “black-ish,” “American Housewife,” “Fresh Off the Boat,” “The Goldbergs,” “The Middle,” “Speechless” and midseason breakout, “Splitting Up Together”; hit game shows “The $100,000 Pyramid,” “Celebrity Family Feud,” “Match Game” and “To Tell the Truth”; reality phenomenon “Shark Tank,” iconic “The Bachelor” franchise, long-running hits “Dancing with the Stars” and “America’s Funniest Home Videos”; “General Hospital,” which has aired for over 50 years on the network, along with daytime talk show “The Chew”; and late-night talk show “Jimmy Kimmel Live!” The network also boasts some of television’s most prestigious awards shows, including “The Oscars®,” “The CMA Awards” and “The American Music Awards.”
About FremantleMedia North America
FremantleMedia North America (FMNA) is the U.S. arm of global media giant FremantleMedia, which includes a distribution arm, FremantleMedia International, a digital and branded entertainment division and a kids & family entertainment business. As one of the world’s largest and most successful creators, producers and distributors of TV brands in the world, FremantleMedia’s comprehensive global network has operations in 31 countries, creating over 10,000 hours of programming a year, rolling out more than 45 formats and managing over 350 individual titles. The company also distributes more than 20,000 hours of content in over 200 territories. For more information, follow us @FMNATV and visit our Facebook page.
About CORE Media Group
CORE Media Group is a leading independent media and entertainment company that creates quality programming for linear television and digital platforms. Through partnerships with well-established industry leaders including Sharp Entertainment, as well as B-17 Entertainment and its newly formed digital studio Thumb Candy, the company creates additional multiplatform programming of various genres for audiences nationwide. Through CORE’s 19 Entertainment, it co-produces “American Idol,” the gold standard of music competition programs, and the enduring franchise, “So You Think You Can Dance” (returning on FOX for a 15th season). Other recent television series under the CORE umbrella include “The Wall” for NBC and “Caraoke Showdown” for Spike. Additionally, CORE’s 19 Recordings has been a part of the successful music careers of platinum artists Kelly Clarkson, Carrie Underwood, Daughtry and Colton Dixon, just to name a few.
This week’s edition of On Air With Ruben Jay is brought to you by The Academy of Radio & TV Broadcasting and is a doubleheader edition.
First up is the runner-up of American Idol season 13 called into the show and discussed her life since Idol. Asciutto released her debut album Cold Fame in November 2017. She talked about how she chose the label she’s on and her writing style.
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Myles Kennedy went On Air With Ruben Jay and discussed an array of topics (which starts around the 40-minute mark). Kennedy was on for 20 minutes and the conversation started with Ruben Jay asking about why Kennedy started over on his solo record after completing one.
Kennedy then talked about the stylistic differences of this solo album versus the work he’s done with Alter Bridge and Slash. Kennedy also talks about what it’s like being on the road by himself.
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American Idol took on Disney songs and while they had a few standouts, for the most part, Disney Week failed. And here’s why: ABC is trying very hard to make sure that Disney profits from Idol.
Disney/ABC paid a lot of money to get Idol on their network. Showcasing Disneyland and Disney themed songs will help promote both the theme parks and the movies that the contestants took on. Idol has been consistently getting over 7 million viewers therefor a chance to promote some new and classic Disney movies.
Disney songs have a nostalgic tick too many of us and seeing someone perform those songs might get us in the mood to watch the movie from that song.
Here’s the problem: Many of the contestants had their worst night with the Disney theme. Outside of Maddie Poppe and Michelle Sussett, the remaining top 10 really fell short of having a good night.
Let’s Talk About Michelle Sussett:
Michelle Sussett is one of the contestants that I generally wonder why the judges let her in the show to begin with. Week after week, she had the worst performances on the entire show. But this last week with “Remember Me” from Coco, Michelle really showcased massive star quality.
Prior to Disney week, Michelle had showcased a true entertainment value as a performer, but just never hit the notes and seemed uncomfortable with the singing part of the gig. This week, she finally connected with a song and felt like a star. In all honesty, I can’t believe that she didn’t make it to the top 7.
Is Maddie Poppe Your Next American Idol?
Maddie took on “The Bare Nesseceties” from The Jungle Book and I cannot stop thinking that her performance was the winning performance for her. I don’t see her going home. She seemed so comfortable and seemed like she was having fun.
Do you think Maddie might be the next Idol?
Here’s to hoping American Idol chooses better themes.
Ruben Jay invited Mara Justine and Maddie Poppe to come On Air.
Mara Justine discusses her time on American Idol as well as her elimination from the show. Mara also discusses what she believes her next move will be and when we might expect some new music. Ruben ask about her sound moving forward.
Maddie Poppe jumps on the line and discusses her time on the show. Poppe also discusses growing as an artist, displaying the different sides of Maddie Poppe as far as sound goes.
ON NEXT WEEK’s SHOW: Ruben Jay is joined by Myles Kennedy (lead singer of Alter Bridge and Slash) to discuss his first solo album, Year of the Tiger and his tour of the same name. Ruben is also joined by former American Idol contestant Jena Asciutto to discuss her next moves as well as her debut solo album Cold Fame.
American Idol Performance
Ryan Seacrest starts things out with a staple introduction. Seacrest welcomes out the judges of American Idol, Luke Bryan, Lionel Richie and Katy Perry. Idol has a new stage and it looks really good. Seacrest then explains the rules. The top 14 perform, America chooses 6, and the judges pick 4 for the top 10.
Caleb Lee Hutchinson
Caleb came on the stage with a banjo and had a spark of confidence singing “Midnight Train to Memphis”. It was a good performance, but not great.
Katy Perry started out the critic. She stated that she can’t believe that he’s here but believes in him. Luke Bryan comments on Caleb’s growth as a performer. Criticized his song choice. Lionel Richie jokes that the girls screaming distracted Caleb. Richie asked for more of Caleb.
Michelle is singing “F.R.I.E.N.D.S.” by Marshmello. Terrible. I don’t see what people see in her other than she is a good looking girl. She can put on a show but her voice is terrible. She’s all over the stage, which is a good thing.
Towards the end of the song, she did hit a very high note and it sounded good. I think she needs a lot more training on her voice.
Luke says that Michelle became a pop star. I disagree. Lionel says that she owned the performance, which she did. Katy Perry told her that she didn’t think this was a bad song choice for her to use to display her talents. Michelle said that she chose the song because she had a friend fall in love with her, and she only wanted to be friends.
Marcio is doing “It’s A Miracle” by Barry Manilow. His levels weren’t mixed very well. However, he sounded in credible. I think that Marcio could be Idol’s break out star. He has an incredible stage presence.
Lionel called him “old school”, but in a good way. Side note: Someone tell Lionel that he doesn’t need to stand every time he talks. Katy Perry said that Marcio has arrived. Perry said that the contestants need to just sing.
Luke Bryan said that he wasn’t sold on the song. Seacrest asked him what he wanted to do and he said he wanted to entertain. I like this guy.
Mara takes the stage with “This Is Me” from the Greatest Showman. This girl is fierce. She chose a song that allows her to showcase her vocal rang and also showcase her showmanship. She also made a bold statement saying that this was who she is supposed to be.
Katy Perry complimented that she has come a long way as a performer. Perry said that she didn’t nail it vocally until the middle of the song. Mara is in tears at this point. Luke Bryan says that she needs to deliver her vocals. Lionel Richie said that she’s rising above her trials.
I truly think that Mara could win this entire contest. She needs to do a better job at picking more relevant songs.
Garrett is channeling his American Idol victory by performing a Phillip Phillips song, “Raging Fire”. It was an okay performance. It’s the typical WGWG (White Guy With Guitar) from Idol.
Luke Bryan said he looked comfortable. Lionel Richie says that he went in and out of consciousness. Katy Perry agrees with Luke Bryan.Katy Perry is too worried about the rest of the people.
Seacrest asks Lionel Richie if he talks to himself while he performs.
Ada is performing “The Show Must Go On” By Queen. She his a bit pitchy, but is bringing a very passionate performance. Not a fan of her singing but she is putting on a show.
Lionel Richie said that what he loves the most about Ada came to stop the show. Katy Perry said that she started the show while also stopping the show. Luke Bryan said that Ada has the biggest voice he’s ever heard.
Catie is taking a chance, in my opinion with “Take Me To Church” by Hozier. Catie looks great from the Idol glam team. And she sounds great. She’s showing off her showmanship as well. This is a winners performance.
Catie got a standing ovation form all three judges. Katy Perry said that she wants to sing with Catie. Luke Bryan reminded her not to read the stuff online. He also said that she can win the whole show. Lionel Richie says that he agrees with Luke and that he likes how authentic she is.
I really enjoyed her performance.
Cade is breaking out with some Santanna and “Black Magic Woman”. Cade can put on a show, but he isn’t American Idol winning material.
Luke Bryan said his wife loves Cade but really liked his performance. Lionel Richie says that Cade has “the package”. Katie Perry says that her mom loves Cade and asks for a piece of his hair. Seacrest brought out kale from a fan and says that some get fan mail, he gets fan kale.
Dennis is picking a very contemporary song with “In My Blood” by Shawn Mendes. The downside of picking a song from someone who is a great singer is that you have a lot to live up to. He was very pitchy (shoutout to Randy Jackson), but there is definitely something there.
Lionel Richie says that Dennis broke through the ceiling and was introduced to his new self. Katy Perry thought it was a shaky performance in the beginning and compared him to Chris Cornell. Luke Bryan complimented him on being able to break barriers.
Maddie takes on Simon & Garfunkel with “Homeward Bound”. It was a slow performance but really highlighted her voice and gave her the chance to play guitar on it. I really like Maddie, I think she has the ability to ousting and perform everyone if she continues to choose her own songs.
Katy Perry compares Maddie to Joan Mitchell. Luke Bryan said that he hopes the people felt that performance and really enjoyed her vocal. Lionel Richie said that she has a career ahead of her.
What I like about Maddie is that she isn’t fazed by the lights and stars.
Jurnee picks “Bang Bang” by Ariana Grande, Jessie J and Nicki Minaj. Jurnee has some serious talent that she needs to channel. She picked a contemporary song that showcased her performance. She nailed the Nicki rap. She has superstar in her.
Luke Bryan thanked her for showing another side of her performance. He said that she brought it. Lionel Richie says “Oh yeah!”. Katy Perry called her an artist.
Johnny does “This Is Gospel” by PANIC! At the Disco. A very underwhelming performance. He has a decent voice, but the bad song choice and lack of a performance really hurt me.
Lionel Richie says he loves to hear him sing. Seriously, someone tell Lionel to stop standing. Katy Perry thought it was a fun performance. Luke Bryan talks about how Johnny is transitioning into a new singer.
Michael J. Woodard
Michael chose “Titanium” by Sia. Good choice, good performance from Michael. Not sure where he wants to end up as an artist.
Katy Perry said that she is hanging out with Sia and is going to tell her that she met a star. Luke Bryan says that he thinks America is going to love him. Lionel Richie says that he a martian and he took his performance to another level. He also called Michael a star.
Gabby is taking on Miley Cyrus with “The Climb”. A simple performance from Gabby, but she showcased her vocals extremely well. Less is more. She got the second standing ovation from the judges.
Luke Bryan has two notes for her. He said that this performance was his favorite of the night. Luke also said that he feels that Gabby isn’t playing around anymore. Katy Perry said that Gabby went through the star wash and that she looked and sounded like a star. Lionel Richie said that her performance was something magical.