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American Idol

Network: Fox
Synopsis: They come from across America in search of one dream and American Idol helps make that dream of stardom come true. To date, Idol alums have produced 356 No. 1 Billboard hits and garnered nearly250 million iTunes downloads.
Exec Producers: Per Blankens, Jesse Ignjatovic, Evan Prager
Host: Ryan Seacrest
Current Judges:
Keith Urban
Jennifer Lopez
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American Idol Season 13 Promos Tease Auditions And Judges But No Actual Singing imagepublished: 2013-12-18
American Idol Season 13 Promos Tease Auditions And Judges But No Actual Singing
American Idol has begun churning out promos for its upcoming thirteenth season, including three that debuted online today and tease the audition process, but seem to go out of their way to keep us from actually hearing any of the voices of this year’s crop of Idol hopefuls. I guess we’ll have to wait until we get a bit closer to the Season 13 debut for any substantial footage from the auditions.
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American Idol Season 13 Is All About Fun and Credentials In Two New Promos imagepublished: 2013-12-03
American Idol Season 13 Is All About Fun and Credentials In Two New Promos
American Idol has undergone several transitional variations in its impressive twelve seasons, but for its upcoming thirteenth it wants to remind you of two things: superstars are found here, and the judges — they swear! — are ready to have fun again. And what Idol may lack, it makes up for with a track record of established, juggernaut careers. Sure…it’s been awhile since a Kelly Clarkson or Carrie Underwood was born from the show's stage, but still: Idol wants you to come home. Will you?
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American Idol Season 13 Promo Creates A Timelines Of Big Idol Moments Through The Years imagepublished: 2013-11-28
American Idol Season 13 Promo Creates A Timelines Of Big Idol Moments Through The Years
If there’s one thing American Idol has that the other currently-airing singing competitions don’t, it’s a long history. And Fox showcases that with their new promo for the upcoming thirteenth season, which debuts in January. The video above takes us through the timeline of some of Idol’s highlights over the years, emphasizing a few of the series’ big winners, going all the way back to the great Kelly Clarkson, who took American Idol’s first crown.
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Here's A Sneak Peek At American Idol's Season 13 Judges imagepublished: 2013-11-22
Here's A Sneak Peek At American Idol's Season 13 Judges
Fox has been busy focusing on its midseason programming in recent weeks, which namely includes American Idol. Now, we have the first look at the brand new season of the singing competition series, which focuses on the new judging panel with a dash of Ryan Seacrest thrown in.
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Mariah Carey Hates On American Idol, Calls The Experience Hell imagepublished: 2013-11-13
Mariah Carey Hates On American Idol, Calls The Experience Hell
American Idol was a hot mess last time around. The ratings were a borderline disaster. Longtime producers Ken Warwick and Nigel Lythgoe were forced out at the end of the season, and Nicki Minaj and Mariah Carey spent as much time making wild statements to the press and glaring at each other as they did giving meaningful feedback to the contestants.
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American Idol, The Following, Rake And Enlisted Get January Premiere Dates At Fox imagepublished: 2013-10-25
American Idol, The Following, Rake And Enlisted Get January Premiere Dates At Fox
Believe it or not, we’re at the point in the year when the networks will start setting their January premiere dates. 2014 is not that far away, and for Fox, it marks the return of winter series American Idol and The Following, as well as the debut of new series Rake and Enlisted.
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American Idol Dream Team Announcement Makes Season 13 Judges Official - UPDATED With Photo imagepublished: 2013-09-03
American Idol Dream Team Announcement Makes Season 13 Judges Official - UPDATED With Photo
After plenty of rumors, speculation and reports, Fox has gone and made their American Idol Season 13 "Dream Team" panel official, announcing the three judges who will be critiquing this season's crop of singing talent, as well as the mentor and host. At the judges table, we have Jennifer Lopez, Keith Urban and Harry Connick, Jr. Meanwhile, former judge Randy Jackson will be taking over for Jimmy Iovine as mentor, and Ryan Seacrest will continue what he does best in hosting the singing competition series.
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Harry Connick Jr. Poised To Join American Idol In Season 13 imagepublished: 2013-09-01
Harry Connick Jr. Poised To Join American Idol In Season 13
Last month, the rumor mill teased the possibility that Dr. Luke would be joining Fox’s hit singing competition series, American Idol, rounding out the judges panel at three. We later found out he wouldn’t be able to make the time commitment, and it only took Fox’s singing competition a few more days to officially fill the slot. The choice is a bit of a strange one, but it’s looking like Harry Connick Jr. will be joining American Idol as the third judge on the panel in Season 13.
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Dr. Luke Is The Latest Judge To Join American Idol imagepublished: 2013-08-25
Dr. Luke Is The Latest Judge To Join American Idol
American Idol has been busy negotiating contracts for new judges for a while now. Keith Urban will be the only judge returning from last season and Jennifer Lopez is in talks to judge, once more. Music producer Dr. Luke has also been in talks to join the show for a few days and it has been confirmed that he will be the third judge on the panel for Idol’s Season 13.
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Randy Jackson May Return To American Idol As Mentor As Jimmy Iovine Exits imagepublished: 2013-08-22
Randy Jackson May Return To American Idol As Mentor As Jimmy Iovine Exits
One of the best things American Idol has had going for it is the expertise of Jimmy Iovine, who's served as mentor on the Fox singing competition series for three years. So, excuse me if I don't celebrate the news that Iovine is leaving the show, even if said news includes the report that departing judge Randy Jackson may take over as mentor.
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Jennifer Lopez Said To Be Close To A Deal To Return To American Idol imagepublished: 2013-08-20
Jennifer Lopez Said To Be Close To A Deal To Return To American Idol
The more things change, the more… things go back to how they were before things changed and got worse. In this case, I'm referring to American Idol. which didn't exactly benefit in the ratings after the most recent crop of judges took their seats at the table.
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Keith Urban Returning To American Idol For Season 13 imagepublished: 2013-08-01
Keith Urban Returning To American Idol For Season 13
Following a season in which American Idol saw a downward spiral in the ratings, Fox’s singing competition series is putting the show through a huge makeover. Nicki Minaj is out. Mariah Carey is out. Nigel Lythgoe, Ken Warwick, and Randy Jackson are out. However, it seems that Keith Urban will be the lone judge from last season to take a chair when Idol returns to the schedule in the spring of 2014.
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Ten American Idol Contests Suing Series Over Alleged Racism imagepublished: 2013-07-25
Ten American Idol Contests Suing Series Over Alleged Racism
We live in a country where some people like to sue one another if there is money to be made. Fox’s American Idol has made plenty of money for the network over the years, and now ten African American individuals hope to make $25 million apiece, thanks to rules and processes related to the competition series that they say are racist.
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American Idol Hires New Executive Producer, Nigel Lythgoe Issues Statement On His Own Departure imagepublished: 2013-06-10
American Idol Hires New Executive Producer, Nigel Lythgoe Issues Statement On His Own Departure
And the Idol updates keep on coming. This weekend, we learned that American Idol executive producers Nigel Lythgoe and Ken Warwick were cut from the series after twelve seasons. Today comes a more formal statement from Lythgoe, along with official word from FremantleMedia that they have hired a new executive producer.
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Nigel Lythgoe And Ken Warwick Both Leaving American Idol imagepublished: 2013-06-09
Nigel Lythgoe And Ken Warwick Both Leaving American Idol
One month ago, a report revealed that there were major changes ahead for American Idol, including the planned replacement of all four judges - including veteran judge Randy Jackson - and also the ousting of longtime producer Nigel Lythgoe. In the weeks since then, one-by-one, those rumors have started to come true.
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