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  • 'American Idol' season 16, episode 12 recap and performances

    'American Idol' season 16, episode 12 recap and performances

    "American Idol" completed its Top 24 round on Monday, having the dozen artists who performed during Sunday's show join forces with celebrity duet partners to earn the right to be "American Idol" season 16 finalists. At the end of the episode, judges Katy Perry, Lionel Richie and Luke Bryan...
  • 'American Idol' season 16, episode 11 recap and performances

    'American Idol' season 16, episode 11 recap and performances

    "American Idol" returned on Sunday with the second half of its Top 24. The 12 artists who didn't perform last week took the stage this week, starting with solo performances to prove they deserve to stay in "American Idol" season 16. But who will judges Katy Perry, Lionel Richie and Luke Bryan send...
  • 'American Idol' season 16, episode 10 recap and performances

    'American Idol' season 16, episode 10 recap and performances

    "American Idol" turned up the star power on Monday, as 12 of the Top 24 contestants performed celebrity duets to determine which of them would move on. Judges Lionel Richie, Katy Perry and Luke Bryan could only choose seven of the "American Idol" season 16 hopefuls, so who did they pick? Here are...
  • Allen Stone announces massive fall tour in support of new album

    Allen Stone announces massive fall tour in support of new album

    The voice of soul singer Allen Stone is a natural wonder (not surprisingly, an early contestant in the rebooted "American Idol" sang one of his songs as a vocal audition). With a new album on its way, Stone has just announced a fall tour that will take him all across the states. Following a tour...
  • 'American Idol' season 16, episode 9 recap and performances

    'American Idol' season 16, episode 9 recap and performances

    Sunday's episode of "American Idol" saw half the Top 24 performing in Hollywood again, this time with additional solos hoping that judges Katy Perry, Luke Bryan and Lionel Richie would select them as one of the ABC singing competition's Top 14. Whose performances stood out the most? Here are the...
  • 'American Idol' season 16, episode 8 recap and performances

    'American Idol' season 16, episode 8 recap and performances

    The "American Idol" season 16 finalists have been chosen. The ABC singing competition revealed its Top 24 on Monday, after judges Katy Perry, Luke Bryan and Lionel Richie carved the field in half. You can see everyone who made the Top 24 by playing the video above, and keep reading for the...
  • 'American Idol' season 16, episode 7 recap and performances

    'American Idol' season 16, episode 7 recap and performances

    Hollywood Week concluded on "American Idol" on Sunday night, with judges Katy Perry, Luke Bryan and Lionel Richie still trying to decide who deserved to move on to the Top 24. Yet the most remarkable thing about the latest episode was its numerous callbacks to past "Idol" fan favorites! Here are the...
  • 'American Idol' season 16, episode 6 recap and performances

    'American Idol' season 16, episode 6 recap and performances

    "American Idol" season 16 kicked off the proper competition on Monday with footage from Hollywood Week, and there was a lot for music fans (and the judges) to take in. Katy Perry, Lionel Richie and Luke Bryan had to watch both solo performances and both performances from hastily assembled groups as...
  • 'American Idol' season 16, episode 5 recap and performances

    'American Idol' season 16, episode 5 recap and performances

    "American Idol" season 16 finished filling out its field on Sunday, with the final auditions episode. Judges Katy Perry, Lionel Richie and Luke Bryan handed out the last of their golden tickets, locking down the competition for Hollywood Week (which starts on Monday, not next week). Below are the...
  • 'American Idol' season 16, episode 4 recap and performances

    'American Idol' season 16, episode 4 recap and performances

    "American Idol" season 16 finished its second week on Monday with a fan favorite, an almost shocking turn of events in one audition, and more in the wild world of Katy Perry. Perry, Lionel Richie and Luke Bryan handed out more golden tickets in Monday's episode, and here are the highlights from the...
  • 'American Idol' season 16, episode 3 recap and performances

    'American Idol' season 16, episode 3 recap and performances

    Music fans were treated to more "American Idol" season 16 auditions on Sunday, as Katy Perry, Lionel Richie and Luke Bryan continued to fill up their talent field with a number of new singers. From the daughter of a well-known songwriter to a former contestant from NBC's "The Voice," there were...
  • 'American Idol' season 16, episode 2 recap and performances

    'American Idol' season 16, episode 2 recap and performances

    "American Idol" wrapped up its premiere week on Monday with its second auditions episode, featuring contestants in both New York and New Orleans as they tried to earn golden tickets from judges Katy Perry, Lionel Richie and Luke Bryan. While no one got upset about their audition this time, there...
  • 'American Idol' season 16, episode 1 recap and performances

    'American Idol' season 16, episode 1 recap and performances

    "American Idol" season 16 premiered Sunday night, kicking off the ABC era of the singing competition and introducing new judges Katy Perry, Lionel Richie and Luke Bryan to TV audiences. Did the new season live up to the hype? Who stood out among the contestants in the first episode of New York...
  • What to watch for in American Idol season 16

    What to watch for in American Idol season 16

    Music fans are a week away from "American Idol" season 16 as the series moves to ABC. America's original singing competition is back on the air, but it is by no means the same show. The show is on a new network and there are new judges added to the roster including Katy Perry, Lionel Richie and Luke...
  • Country DJ Bobby Bones joins 'American Idol' reboot as mentor

    Country DJ Bobby Bones joins 'American Idol' reboot as mentor

    Country music DJ Bobby Bones will be joining the cast of “American Idol” as a mentor, according to an announcement on his website on Feb. 20. Bones will join new judges Katy Perry, Luke Bryan and Lionel Richie along with longtime host Ryan Seacrest on the show, which will premiere on ABC  on March...
  • Maris shares new single 'Boys' from upcoming EP

    Maris shares new single 'Boys' from upcoming EP

    Having gained notoriety on the popular YouTube series, "Postmodern Jukebox," eighteen-year-old musician Maris' career started strong from there. Her version of Dolly Parton's "Jolene," received nearly 1 million plays on YouTube. During the summer of that same year, Maris jokingly sang a fun cover of...
  • Tim Myers has released a new single featuring 'American Idol' winner Phillip Phillips.

    Listen to Tim Myers' new single 'Mother' featuring Phillip Phillips

    Tim Myers has released his latest single "Mother" featuring "American Idol" winner Phillip Phillips, and you can listen to it now by playing the audio here. You can also stream it here and download the single on iTunes. Myers and Phillips co-wrote "Mother," which is a sentimental new track devoted...
  • American Idol season 16 names Kristopher Pooley as music director

    American Idol season 16 names Kristopher Pooley as music director

    The new "American Idol" has found its music director. ABC announced via press release Wednesday that musician and music director Kristopher Pooley will fill the same position on its rebooted version of the singing competition. According to the press release, Pooley's TV credits include producing...
  • Interview: Lee DeWyze gets personal with his new album, 'Paranoia'

    Interview: Lee DeWyze gets personal with his new album, 'Paranoia'

    There’s something special about Lee DeWyze’s new album, Paranoia. It’s the singer/songwriter and American Idol winner’s seventh studio album, and his first full-length set since 2016’s Oil and Water, but it’s also a collection of reflective introspection. In addition to emotionally-driven songs like...
  • Watch ABC's first 'American Idol' season 16 trailer

    Watch ABC's first 'American Idol' season 16 trailer

    ABC has unveiled the first "American Idol" season 16 trailer. Get your first look at the revamped singing competition by playing the video above. The trailer shows the "American Idol" tour bus on its way through the country and snapshots of various contestants in their daily lives, before providing...
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