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Jill Jensen: Stages

Elyse Von Der Fecht September 24, 2014

Jill Jensen is a guitarist, pianist, saxophonist, violinist and bassist. She also plays the ukulele and drums. Jensen is a 22-year-old singer-songwriter from Massachusetts. She has been singing since the...

Jason Castro!?!

Katerina Sperl February 20, 2013

I will swallow my pride and admit it. When I was in eighth grade, I may or may not have had Jason Castro’s face (and dreadlocks) plastered all over my binders. Jason appeared on the seventh season of...

Simon Cowell Losing His Touch?

Shannon Livewell April 4, 2012

Simon Cowell is the brain behind most reality competitions. After his success with X Factor, American Idol, Britain’s Got Talent, and others, one would believe that nothing could stop this dynamite trend...

‘Idol’ Producer: No major Changes for New Season

The Associated Press November 30, 2011

NEW YORK (AP) — "American Idol" executive producer Nigel Lythgoe says don’t expect any major changes when the hit Fox TV show returns in January after undergoing an extensive makeover last season. Lythgoe,...

A Reality Check

Dave Iannacone September 21, 2011

I think it’s pretty safe to say that reality television has really changed pop culture in America. Almost undeniably the leader of the pack is (or was) American Idol. It probably had something to do...

Dave’s Music Report: Can American Idol Survive?

Dave Iannacone September 22, 2010

There are very few television shows that become embedded in pop culture and truly define a generation. For almost the past decade, American Idol has been that show. Having produced artists such as Kelly...

Bowersox again wows ‘American Idol’ judges

Brittni DeHart March 24, 2010

From The Associated Press "American Idol" finalist Crystal Bowersox is on a roll. The 24-year-old musician and single mother of Toledo, Ohio, earned the judges' highest praise on the Fox singing...

Patti LaBelle: Some ‘Idol’ judges aren’t qualified

Brittni DeHart February 25, 2010

From The Associated Press Patti LaBelle thinks some people shouldn't be on "American Idol" — and she's not talking about the contestants. "Some of the judges, I don't think they're qualified to...

Simon Cowell Says Goodbye to American Idol

Liz De La Torre January 28, 2010

Whether it’s “You are a complete and utter drama queen. I’ve never met anyone else in my life, with the exception of Paula, who was so desperate to be famous,” to a Top 36 contestant or “If it’s...

Ellen DeGeneres named 4th ‘American Idol’ judge

Brittni DeHart September 9, 2009

From The Associated Press Ellen DeGeneres is dancing her way into the fourth judge's seat on "American Idol." Fox announced Wednesday the talk show host and comedian, who admittedly has no formal...

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