American Idol

Fox have confirmed that Jennifer Lopez, Harry Connick Jr, Keith Urban and Ryan Seacrest will be back from the 14th season of American Idol in 2015.

“I am thrilled our consummate host, Mr. Ryan Seacrest, is returning for Season 14, together with Jennifer, Harry and Keith,” American Idol’s creator and executive producer Simon Fuller said in a statement. “Their interaction, warmth and experience made them an absolute joy to watch. I can’t wait to see their evolution together continue next season.” Continue reading »

Last night’s season finale of American Idol featured the usual star-studded line up of performers. Part of that included a performance by Richard Marx who did a duet with host Ryan Seacrest. There is a very good reason why some people just shouldn’t sing.

He’s hosted New Zealand Idol as well as our local version of The X Factor and now he’s interviewing the judges of the American Idol juggernaut.

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This week, someone’s life will change forever as the Top Two finalists compete one last time from the NOKIA Theatre L.A. in downtown Los Angeles, during the AMERICAN IDOL XIII two-night finale starting TONIGHT at 7.30pm on Prime.

On the final show of the season, some of today’s hottest artists, including Lady Antebellum, Aloe Blacc, KISS, John Legend, Demi Lovato, Jason Mraz, Jennifer Nettles, Paramore, Phillip Phillips and Darius Rucker are set to perform before the winner is announced Thursday, May 22 on Prime. Continue reading »

If Clay Aiken thought trying to win American Idol was a tough challenge, trying to wrestle a congressional seat for the Democrats off the incumbent Republican in what is a fairly conservative seat is going to be a very difficult task.

Aiken did manage to get a win though, claiming the Democratic primary in a hotly contested battle between him and Keith Crisco. Oh, did I mention that the 71 year old Crisco had a fall at his home on Monday and then died, prior to the envelope opening? Continue reading »

Whether you’re a channel surfer looking for something to watch or someone who leaves your TV on one channel for the entire evening, here are our thoughts on what we think might be worth checking out this evening.

Must Watch:

American Idol (Prime, 7:30pm)
To be honest, I haven’t been paying too much deliberate attention to American Idol this season but I’ve heard from number of people that this season has been one of the better ones in a while.  With the show down to the top 5, now is probably as good a time to check it out. Continue reading »

Billy Crystal returning to television

FX announced Wednesday that it has ordered 13 episodes of The Comedians, a single-camera comedy series that takes us behind the scenes of a late-night sketch show. Crystal will star as a famous comedian who is, much to his dismay, paired up with Josh Gad (1600 Penn, Frozen, The Book of Mormon).

The role marks Crystal’s return to television, as it will be the comedian’s first regular appearance since starring as Jodie Dallas in the ABC comedy Soap from 1977 to 1981.

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idoljudgesWith the American telco giant AT&T ending their affiliation with American Idol prior to the start of the 13th season, producers have been working on a new plan to enable fans to vote.  Cue the involvement of the two biggest online superpowers, Google and Facebook.

The partnership is a TV industry first and launches with Wednesday night’s episode. Built by Google, this new, dynamic voting capability connects to the Internet giant’s search function and presents itself right on the page when fans search on Idol-related terms. After choosing their favorites, fans will have the opportunity to share their votes on Google+, follow contestants, join community conversations or participate in Google Hangouts about the show.

Additionally, unlike previous seasons, voting will open at the beginning of the show and real-time voting trends from the East Coast will be displayed on screen, allowing voters a first ever look at the voting data, along with demographic information, as it happens live. Continue reading »