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’ 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

‘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

Fox’s ‘American Idol,’ ABC Comedies Rise in Ratings

Meanwhile, CBS’ “Survivor” and “Criminal Minds: Suspect Behavior” hit lows.

Fox’s American Idol continued to dominate Wednesday ratings as the top four finalists performed.

Idol (22.4 million total viewers, 6.9) rose 5 percent from the previous week. Compared to More

Guest Blogger and ‘American Idol’ Alum Allison Iraheta: ‘The Judges Owe Haley An Apology’

Season 8’s fourth place finisher offers her advice for making it over the hump and into the Top 3: Have no fear.

Allison Iraheta knows what it’s like to be the baby of the Top 13. During American Idol’s More

‘American Idol’ Recap: Lauren Alaina Turns ‘Evil,’ Lady Gaga Gropes James Durbin, and Scotty McCreery Rocks the Leather

See what judges Jennifer Lopez, Steven Tyler and Randy Jackson have to say about the four remaining competitors.

Wednesday night’s Idol begged the answer to the immortal Randy Jackson question of “who is in it to win it?” More importantly, who wants to have that elaborate homecoming parade next week if they make the top 3? I still get goose bumps every time I see that footage of Elliot Yamin’s mother riding in the car at a parade in his honor. Homecoming week is a big deal in the Idol Universe, and probably on every single one of the contestant’s minds Wednesday night (you know Scotty McCreery is thinking about it, as he’s more than willing to make out with the grass and not his microphone — more on that later). Next week is truly the only week More

Pia Toscano Paid $100,000 to Sing at Private Party (Report)

The ousted “American Idol” singer turned down $50,000 offer before accepting the gig.

Former American Idol contestant Pia Toscano will earn $100,000 to perform at a private party next weekend in Los Angeles.

The singer turned down the event’s original offer of $50,000 before settling on the $100,000 fee and she is only required to sing a couple of songs at the birthday engagement, reports TMZ. More

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