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‘American Idol’ Judges: Mariah Carey And Nicki Minaj Confirm Their Exits

After weeks of rumors, both Mariah Carey and Nicki Minaj confirmed on Thursday (May 30) that they will be leaving the American Idol judge’s table. Related: From Glambert To Kelly, 5 Former ‘Idol’ Contestants We’d […]

05/31/2013

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Jennifer Hudson Rumored To Join ‘American Idol’ As Judge

Jennifer Hudson may be returning to the show that launched her into the spotlight, that is if reports of her signing on as a judge for next season of American Idol are true.

05/24/2013

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Candice Glover Crowned New ‘American Idol’ As Finale Ratings Hit All-Time Low

The first all-female AI finale in nine years crowned a winner, Candice Glover, but the Season 12 finale still didn’t rack up the numbers.

05/17/2013

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Nicki Minaj, Shakira Latest In Singing Competition Judge Shakeups

Remember when singing competitions kept their judges a little longer than one or two-year stints? Perhaps American Idol set an unattainable precedent during its first seven years on the air, with zero changes to the […]

05/17/2013

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Randy Jackson Steps Down As ‘American Idol’ Judge, Who’s Next?

After making the careers of artists like Kelly Clarkson and Carrie Underwood, longtime American Idol judge Randy Jackson announced Thursday (May 9) that he will not be returning as a judge next season.

05/10/2013

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Judging The Judges: Star Power Alone Can’t Revive ‘American Idol’ Ratings

The early- to mid-2000s were a simpler time in music. Rock music was actually thing on popular radio. Production on hit singles was often stripped down nearly to its core rather than with bombastic synths […]

03/29/2013

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Nicki Minaj Rolls In Late To ‘Idol’ Live Taping, Covers ELLE Sans Makeup

When Nicki Minaj didn’t appear to the set on time for the first live taping of American Idol Wednesday night (March 13), the cameras kept on rolling. Her absence had many wondering what could have […]

03/15/2013

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Lynyrd Skynyrd On Playing The 2005 GRAMMYs: ‘Jimmy Page Was In The Front Row – Whoa!’

The GRAMMYs and rock and roll have always had an uneasy relationship. While some iconic rockers like Bruce Springsteen and U2 have shelves full of GRAMMYs, many others have never won a single one. Proud […]

02/01/2013

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Jukebox Jury: Does Judging ‘Idol’ or ‘The Voice’ Help or Hurt Artists’ Careers?

Welcome to Jukebox Jury, our new music debate show where experts face off and a jury of fans decides the winner. THE CASE: Last week, American Idol returned with a whimper instead of the bang […]

01/22/2013

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American Idol Is Back! Who’s Your Idol?

It’s finally here! The Season Premiere of American Idol tonight with new judges Mariah Carey, Nicki Minaj, Keith Urban and the dawg, Randy Jackson. Hosted by Mr. Entertainment Ryan Seacrest! With new singing competition shows […]

01/16/2013

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