Ex-American Idol Contestant Dead at 26

Singer Haley Smith, who was a contestant on Season 11 of American Idol, has died following a motorcycle crash, according to Entertainment Weekly. She was just 26 years old. Smith crashed her motorcycle last week in Millinocket, Maine, resulting in her death. An investigation into the one-vehicle accident is still pending. The singer was just […]

American Idol Renewed for Season ‘3’ at ABC as Costly Judging Panel Braces for a Possible Shakeup

ABC’s votes are in: American Idol will return for an 18th season (its third on ABC), TVLine has learned. Though an exact premiere date has yet to be announced, it’s safe to assume that the search for America’s next superstar will resume sometime in Jan. 2020. With ratings down sharply vs. Season 2, rumors abound […]

American Idol Recap: Top 14 Perform! Which Singer Killed Katy Perry?

While you were busy catching up with your pals in Westeros on Sunday, American Idol continued its own game of thrones as the Top 14 fought to win over the voting public. And with four eliminations scheduled for Monday’s results episode, this was basically the calm before the Red Wedding. RELATED STORIES Which singers successfully […]

American Idol Recap: Top 14 Perform! Which Singer Killed Katy Perry?

While you were busy catching up with your pals in Westeros on Sunday, American Idol continued its own game of thrones as the Top 14 fought to win over the voting public. And with four eliminations scheduled for Monday’s results episode, this was basically the calm before the Red Wedding. RELATED STORIES Which singers successfully […]

American Idol Recap: Are the Right Seven Singers Going Live? Watch the Best All-Star Duets and Weigh In

For the first time all season, Sunday’s American Idol dimmed the lights to reveal (half of) the singers proceeding to the live episodes, sending three hopefuls home in the process. Related But that made the night sound way more depressing than it was. With a little help from some of the most recognizable voices in […]

American Idol Recap: Top 20 Perform! Watch and Vote for Your Favorites

Following the most stressful trip to Hawaii since the Brady kids pissed off that tiki god, American Idol‘s Top 20 returned to Los Angeles for another round of performances. RELATED STORIES Since we’re getting to spend a little more time with each performance from this point on, I’ve decided it’s time to start handing out […]

American Idol Sneak Peek: The Judges Struggle to Narrow Down the Top 20

A three-hour installment of American Idol may seem daunting — and, to be fair, it absolutely is — but considering the immensity of the situation at hand, those judges will need all the extra time they can get. RELATED STORIES Sunday’s episode (ABC, 8/7c) relocates the remaining contestants to Hawaii’s Aulani, a Disney Resort and […]

American Idol Recap: Did Your Favorites Survive Night 1 of Hollywood Week?

The fact that Sunday’s American Idol ended with a contestant being rushed to the hospital feels on par with the vibe of Hollywood Week thus far. As we saw tonight, not even our favorites are immune to the occasional misstep — and the pressure is on. Read on for a breakdown of how 38 memorable contestants […]

American Idol Season 17: Top 10 Singers to Watch in Hollywood Week

Now that American Idol‘s audition rounds are (finally!) over, it’s time to look ahead to Hollywood Week, where the judges will separate the true stars from the false idols. But with so many auditions in the bank — at least 50+ made it to air, complete with emotional backstories — how do we know which […]

American Idol Recap: Was the Season Premiere All That and a Bag of Chips?

American Idol kicked off its 17th audition cycle on Sunday, inviting new hopefuls — including a nervous burper and a “mystic death creature” — to prove their worth before the almighty judges. It’s been almost one year to the day since Katy Perry, Luke Bryan and Lionel Richie made their debut on ABC in an […]