American Idol has come to an end… for now… and I, for one, am sad. Last night, Trent Harmon was named the Season 15 winner, and the “bookend” toKelly Clarkson. Today, both Trent and La’Porsha Renae signed major record deals, however. Both well deserved.
As an American Idol super fan (and I’m not ashamed to admit it), I loved every minute of the finale, though I did feel a little bad for this season’s finalists, who were reduced to singing backup and rolling a gift for Ryan Seacrest onto the stage. Instead of the usual finalist & artist pairings, we were treated to non-stop performances by past American Idol contestants, including Chris Daughtry,Jordin Sparks, Carrie Underwood, Jennifer Hudson, and more. Sadly, a very pregnant Kelly wasn’t able to attend, but she did pre-tape a medley of her greatest hits, ending with an acappella “A Moment Like This.”
Guess we shouldn’t be too surprised, right? Kanye West never ceases to amaze us with some of his antics, but just how far does he have to take it? Well, let me fill you in. Recently, Mr. Kim Kardashian decided that if he can’t run for president, he may as well give American Idol a shot, because he wants to be known as the last American Idol. Oh, brother.
Nope, we are not kidding, folks. West recently auditioned for the show with his wife Kim Kardashian by his side, but was it all just a sick joke? Oh, and in case you were missing your dose of Kanye tantrums, we’ve got the scoop on his latest social media tirade as well. You don’t want to miss this stuff!
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Mariah Carey is keeping it real in a recent interview with Australian KIIS FM hosts Kyle and Jackie O on Thursday. Real nasty, that is! When asked about her time as a judge on American Idol, Mariah bluntly described the show as “so boring and so fake.”As a judge on season 12 of the show along with Randy Jackson, Keith Urban and (on-screen nemesis!) Nicki Minaj, Mariah says she “felt forced to make up stuff about the contestants and their performance to keep the show going,” according to Page Six.
Adding a halfhearted apology before another insult, Mariah added, “I’m sorry, I just think it’s … when I say it’s fake … I mean like you have to make up things to say about people.” Claiming that, at times, the judges don’t have a whole lot to say about the performers, she explains, “Half the time the performances are good, you just be like ‘it was good’ and you feel like ending it there: ‘You were really good.’”
I have a confession. I love American Idol. In 13 years, I haven’t ever missed an episode, and it’s one of the few shows I watch the night it airs. Not live, mind you, because I need the power to fast forward. I constantly try to fast forward the commercials if I watch a show live. The struggle is real.
On Wednesday, I was pleasantly surprised when Nick Fradiani was named the winner of American Idol 14. Quentin Alexander was my favorite contestant this season. After he was eliminated, I was rooting for Nick, but I thought Clark Beckham had it in the bag.
“Everybody was saying I was kind of the underdog, and I think that’s true,” said Nick. He added that expected Clark or Jax to win. “Nobody had me pegged as the winner. I wasn’t doing anything that was really impressing people. Then something clicked the last six weeks or so. I got hot at the right time.” Check out pictures from the Season 14 finale of American Idol below.
It’s a sad day for American Idol fans (and for the bank accounts of the judges!), after 15 seasons, the show will come to an end! Fox has renewed the show for one more season, which will air next January with Jennifer Lopez, Harry Connick Jr. and Keith Urban at the judges’ table for the farewell.
The final season will be a regular competition like always, but will include plenty of surprises and tributes to the seasons past. I feel a lot of cameos and surprise guest appearances coming on!
After weeks and weeks and weeks of auditions, the American Idol top 12 were announced last night. The top 10 – based on votes – were Maddie Walker, Jax, Tyanna Jones, Sarina Joi-Crowe, and Joey Cook for the girls and Qaasim Middleton, Nick Fradiani, Daniel Seavey, Clark Beckham, and Rayvon Owen for the guys. The wild cards went to Adanna Duru and Quentin Alexander.
I was under the impression that I was the only person in America still watching American Idol, but, um, apparently not. There is no way in hell Daniel, who’s fresh from his mother’s womb, and Qaasim, who’s a seizure waiting to happen, would have made it to the top 24, let alone the top 10, based on my votes. I’m shocked Daniel and Qaasim were voted in over Quentin Alexander and Mark Andrew. Thankfully, the judges saved Quentin (and the season for me) with a wild card, but I mourn the loss of Mark. This competition needs Quentin.
What do you do when your on minute fourteen of your fifteen minutes? If you're a reality star, you could file a law suit? What happens if your fifteen minutes were over so long ago that no one remembers who you are? I think the answer is clear. You sue American Idol for $250 million.
At least that is what Corey Clark is doing after getting booted from the Top Ten back in 2003 for allegedly not being forthcoming with information about a prior arrest. He also claimed to have had an affair with judge Paula Abdul, but that isn't why he was disqualified according to the Fox singing competition.