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The smash reality series showcases wannabe pop stars competing for a record deal by crooning for a panel of judges. The judges review a performer's talent (or lack thereof), and at-home viewers then vote for their favorite potential star. The show helped launch the careers of such artists as Kelly Clarkson, Carrie Underwood, Jennifer Hudson and Adam Lambert.
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American Idol: SEASON 18, EPISODE 16: On with the Show: Grand Finale | TVBuzer

Aired: May 17,2020

The top 5 each perform a song that celebrates their Idol journey and a previously performed song. America's real-time vote determines the winner. Special performances from music legends, including a performance of "We Are the World."... more

 
 
 
 
 
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The Top 10 Perform Disney Songs

Ten contestants remain in season 16 of American Idol, and thanks to this wacky live voting experiment, we'll be down to our Top 7 before this recap is over. But first, we're headed to the Happiest Place on Earth for the show's first-ever Disney Night.Access to this vast songbook is one of the perks of the reboot being on ABC, and who better to guide these singers on their magic carpet ride than Queen Elsa herself, Idina Menzel? The Broadway legend is serving as the guest mentor as the Top 10 ... more

The Top 10 are Revealed

Get ready, America! Not only are we about to learn who you advanced to the Top 10 with your first-ever votes on the ABC reboot of American Idol, but with the first live show of season 16 comes the first live blog as well!That's right, we're coming at you live and in real time with a full recap of the evening's events, so keep the comments coming at the bottom, and I'll respond as often as humanly possible amid 14 more performances (six of which are just for show). Or, more likely, I'll... more

The Top 14 Perform

Buckle your safety belts and lather up those texting fingers, folks, because for the first time in the season 16 reboot of American Idol, your opinions actually matter.After solo and celebrity duet performances with the Top 24, new judges Lionel Richie, Katy Perry and Luke Bryan narrowed down the field by kicking 10 wannabe idols back to the curbs from whence they came.But now they're handing over the reins to America. And based on our voting tendencies since American Idol wen... more

 
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American Idol: 'American Idol' to Hold Virtual Auditions Amid the Coronavirus Pandemic News | TVBuzer

'American Idol' to Hold Virtual Auditions Amid the Coronavirus Pandemic

“American Idol” is resuming auditions, but amid the coronavirus pandemic, they will be held remotely, ABC announced Friday. This allows the usual “Idol Across America” tour to expand out and include all 50 states plus Washington, D.C. — for the first time since the show’s inception. Auditions for the upcoming fourth season on the Alphabet network begin Aug. 10, and this time around, hopeful contestants can perform across any official audition date... more

American Idol: Chris Sligh, Christian Singer and 'American Idol' Finalist, Battling Covid-19-Related Pneumonia News | TVBuzer

Chris Sligh, Christian Singer and 'American Idol' Finalist, Battling Covid-19-Related Pneumonia

“American Idol” finalist and contemporary Christian singer Chris Sligh has COVID-19 and has developed pneumonia. Sligh, who finished tenth on the 2007 season of “Idol,” shared a picture of himself in a Nashville-area healthcare facility on Instagram late Monday, but was back at home Tuesday night. Sligh began exhibiting symptoms in late June that worsened over the weekend. “I have Covid that has develope... more

American Idol: Ratings: 'American Idol' Rises With First At-Home Performances News | TVBuzer

Ratings: 'American Idol' Rises With First At-Home Performances

Who says you can’t go home? For “American Idol,” doing exactly that with performances provided a ratings boost from the previous Sunday. (Actually singing certainly helped too.) ABC was first in ratings with a 0.8 rating/4 share in the advertiser-coveted 18-49 demographic and second in total viewers with an average of 5.1 million, according to preliminary numbers. Following a rerun, “Idol” from 8 p.m. to 10 p.m. averaged a 1.o/5 and 6 million viewers. “The Rookie” at 10 had a... more

 
 
 
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