Lee DeWyze on Nigel Lythgoe Trophy Controversy: ‘I Didn’t Want Them to Throw Me a Bone’ (Exclusive)

“I can’t say there’s anything that’s made me want to go have a drink with the guy,” says the Season 9 winner of the “American Idol” executive producer who publicly snubbed him on Twitter.
If the onstage action at American Idol’s season 10 finale wasn’t exciting enough, the off-camera drama between executive producer Nigel Lythgoe and season 9 winner Lee DeWyze certainly had tongues More


‘American Idol’s’ Lauren Alaina Rejected by ‘America’s Got Talent’ (Video)

“This is a scandal!” says Piers Morgan. “That is so embarrassing!”
Lauren Alaina was the runner-up on American Idol — but she didn’t even get a chance to compete on another music show.

On the Tonight Show With Jay Leno Thursday, the country singer revealed she tried out for America’s Got Talent twice, and was rejected both times. More

Jennifer Lopez Shines at ‘American Idol’ Finale Red Carpet (PHOTOS)

After months of searching, the latest American Idol will finally be crowned tonight (Wednesday)! But before we can find out if it was Scotty McCreery or Lauren Alaina who won over viewers, a slew of stars walked the event’s red carpet. More

‘American Idol’ Finale: The 10 Best Performances (Video)

Steven Tyler, Jennifer Lopez and husband Marc Anthony, Beyonce, Lady Gaga, U2’s Bono and the Edge and top two finalists Scotty McCreery and Lauren Alaina were among those performing on Wednesday’s finale.
With a performance lineup as star-studded as any award show, the American Idol Season 10 finale More

‘American Idol’ Finalist Haley Reinhart Has a Record Deal, Says Parents

According to her parents, the top 3 finalist will debut a new original song on Wednesday’s finale.

Does Haley Reinhart already have a record deal?

According to the American Idol Top 3 finalist’s parents Harry and Patti, who are fast becoming a treasure trove of key information, she has already recorded a single and plans to debut it on the season 10 finale this Wednesday.

Dad Harry revealed at a concert held at Haley’s alma mater More

What You Didn’t See On Thursday’s ‘American Idol:’ Ryan Seacrest Proves His Worth, Finalist Dads Hug It Out

The last night in the Idol-dome brought laughs, tears and goodbyes as the final two are revealed and Haley Reinhart is sent home.
Thursday’s episode was all about finality. It was the last climb up the winding driveway at the Grove parking structure, the last time CBS Television’s red coated security would ask to see my ID (despite my attendance every week), the last time I handed my electronic devices over for confiscation and, finally, my butt can say goodbye to the Idol studio’s insanely uncomfortable chairs. (Suggestion: scoop up Oprah’s seats for, first, The X Factor, which will beamed from the Idol stage starting in September, and later season 11!)

Of course, the final chapter on season 10 is about to be written as Lauren Alaina and Scotty McCreery face off for a country showdown next week at the Nokia Theater. Needless to say, second runner-up More

Which A-list music acts should the ‘Idol’ finalists duet with in the finale?

We learned last night which American Idol contestants will be advancing to the finals. But what I really want to know is: Who will the Top 13 sing with in the finale? Now, we know every year, the Fox series trots out A-list musical acts (like the rumored Bono; Fox is not commenting on whether or not he will really appear on the season 10 finale) to sing alongside a good number of finalists. So now it’s More

David Cook to Perform on ‘Idol’ Finale, Appear at Simon Fuller Star Dedication

The season 7 winner will make the rounds next week, supporting show creator Fuller on Monday and performing the season 10 send-off song on Wednesday’s finale.
As American Idol season 7 winner David Cook gears up to release his highly anticipated second album This Loud Morning (due June 28), the rocker will make several key stops in the coming weeks, among them: an appearance at the Hollywood Walk of Fame induction ceremony honoring Simon Fuller and a performance on the Idol season 10 finale, THR’s Idol Worship has learned.

On the Idol finale, airing May 24 and 25 on Fox, Cook will sing the season’s send-off song, a cover of Simple Minds’ iconic “Don’t You” (Forget About Me),” which he recorded last fall. “Every time I hear More

‘American Idol:’ The Top Three Return Home; Judges’ Choice Songs Revealed

Finalists Scotty McCreery, Lauren Alaina and Haley Reinhart receive a hero’s welcome in their respective hometowns.
When it comes to American Idol, the homestretch is homecoming week, a yearly tradition since season 1 and the moment every finalist pines for. This year’s trio — Scotty McCreery, Lauren More

‘American Idol:’ Top 4 on Lady Gaga, Criticism of Haley and Winning

James calls Gaga’s groping “awkward and uncomfortable” and Scotty admits he’s “looking forward” to going home on next week’s episode (before moving to Nashville). More

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