This has become a New Year’s tradition with Keith Urban paying tribute to the lost artists of the year. This year’s tribute, as always, is extremely moving. You will enjoy this.
The more things seem to be getting better for American Idol, the worse they end up.
Coca-Cola has announced that they have ended their relationship with American Idol after 13 years. That means you won’t be seeing those big red cups on the judges desk any more.
AT&T left ended its long time relationship with Idol last season, while Ford continues to work with the show.
“I can confirm that Coca-Cola and Fox have mutually decided to end our 13-yearAmerican Idol partnership,” a rep for Coca-Cola told E! News. “After 13 years, we feel it is the right time for the Coca-Cola brand to venture into new spaces and pursue other opportunities to connect with teens and leverage music as a passion point.”
Variety first reported the news.
So what will Jennifer Lopez, Keith Urban and Harry Connick JR. be drinking during the 14th season of American Idol? Tune in January 7th to find out!
American Idol judge made the dreams of an Idol Contestant come true. Watch this video of JLO slow dancing with a contestant as Keith Urban and Harry Connick Jr. accompany them.
American Idol has been renewed for season 14 by Fox. However, people are wondering who will host the show.
With Keith Urban having a new album out, JLO earning close to $17 mil, and Harry being Harry, all three could be out!
Actually, rumor has it that they are all still in. Even Ryan Seacrest will remain with the show. One thing we hope happens now is that Idol will find it’s core audience in ths 5-8 million viewer range.
(Yahoo!) – Keith Urban was in Nashville over the weekend for Yahoo’s Ram Country Live concert, but before he hit the stage, “omg! Insider” contributor Kristen Aldridge got the chance to ask him about his new album Fuse, and what it was like sitting between Nicki Minaj and Mariah Carey on “American Idol” season 12.
“I’ve played in so many different bands and it was like being in a band,” middle man Urban revealed. “Everyone’s got their thing. But the whole point of it is to have different personalities, and we had colorful personalities. I enjoyed it.”
While Mariah and Nicki won’t be back at the judges table this season, Jennifer Lopez’s return is something that Keith is pretty excited about. “I love that Jen’s come back. It’s really nice to have her in the center.”
Check out this video to see what the country crooner has to say about Harry Connick Jr. and the chemistry of the new “Idol” judging panel, and for more on the latest in entertainment news, tune in to “omg! Insider” on television tonight!
Tune in on Wednesday, September 25th to catch select performances and more from Ram Country Live! featuring Keith Urban.
American Idol is falling down the ratings mountain, with a super fast engine. The last season’s judges failed to impress and Nicki Minaj and Mariah Carey’s bicker fest became too much. The executives are cleaning house and the only one invited back was Keith Urban. Speculation is now surrounding if Jennifer Lopez may return to the show for some much needed star power to save the ratings.
Creator of X Factor, Simon Cowell is brandishing an all female pattern, The Voice remains one female strong and now American Idol is looking to find the happy medium. Season 13 of the long running show can either bring bad luck or turn the luck of falling ratings around. An insider to the show shared why the executives needed to boot the previous judges, “They feel they’ve lost their core audience and they want it back.”
The show fared well for some years until Cowell left in 2010, sending the ratings to their lowest numbers. Cowell couldn’t manage the handling of both shows and left to focus on the X Factor. Over the last few seasons, different judges have come and gone, with Randy Jackson remaining a staple. His years of “dawg” have finally jaded the executives at Fox, who are reportedly giving Jackson the boot. Keith Urban and rumored Jennifer Lopez are the two names billing the new season.
“Keith is going to return to the show,” Kevin Reilly, Fox entertainment chief, said last Thursday at the Television Critics Association press tour in Los Angeles, according to The Hollywood Reporter. “The fans really liked him. Keith is a really funny guy.” Urban was always a sweet judge, the husband of Nicole Kidman won over fans with his fair and kind style.
When it comes to Lopez, Reilly did gave away a hint, “There have been discussions, but there is no deal,” Reilly said. He also pointed out that “most of the thing is true” in regards to Lopez returning. Perhaps, they need to kiss ground to JLo, because the diva was denied the reported $17 million she requested last season and didn’t return because of it. Carey replaced her and earned $18 million, so winning JLo may be a hefty price for the executives.
Overall, there is a lot of excitement over rumors of Jennifer Hudson and even Carrie Underwood being approached for the extra judge chair. The race is on as reportedly, the executives only want three judges, as the original formula called for. Having a former winner or one who made the top 10 and claimed fame may be a big boost to the ratings. Jennifer Hudson has won millions of hearts with her soulful brand and ability to dominate the headlines. Carrie Underwood is a country darling, but since Urban is residing in one chair, the network may skip over another country presence.
Season 13 should be a refreshing break from the drama poor Urban endured last season. The shenanigans between Minaj and Carey led to Urban cradling his aching head one too many times. There is high expectations the network works with the right individuals to create chemistry and if JLo is coming back, let’s hope she aims to share the stage with the new contestants in attendance.
Keith Urban is coming back to “American Idol.”
Fox chairman Kevin Reilly on Thursday confirmed the return of the country music star, settling the fate of the only judge from the latest season left on the talent competition.
Reilly praised Urban’s participation last season and said fans really like him.
But he was mum on who else would sit at the judges’ panel next season. The departures of Mariah Carey, Nicki Minaj and Randy Jackson were announced weeks ago.
Reilly says the goal is to recruit “comfortable” judges and refocus attention to the contestants.
The ratings of “American Idol” sagged last season. It returns in January.
American Idol held their season premier event last night with a Q&A with the Judges…or should I say with Mariah Carey and Nicki Minaj.
Through the course of the evening, things got really awkward when the Minaj/Carey fandoms started shouting out while each other were speaking…but the most awkward thing in the world was probably being Keith Urban who got like no attention what so ever.
The country artist sat there and looked really awkward between the two divas. But when it was his moment, he made it his moment.
So in the comments below, are you tuning into American Idol season 12? Or Tweet me using the #RJIdol and @TheRubenJay. I am interested to hear what you have to say!