American Idol

For Grace Franklin, granddaughter to the late Queen Of Soul herself Aretha Franklin, a recent audition on the hit singing competition series 'American Idol' had some saying she deserved better by the show and others wondering why she doesn't just go find a deal off the strength of her famous last name.

American Idol is responsible for launching some of the biggest names in music from season one champion Kelly Clarkson to R&B sensation Fantasia, and widely successful country star Carrie Underwood. This year we celebrate the anniversary of the show and Black Music Month alike, with the four Black American Idol winners.

R&B hitmaker Lionel Richie, 69, has confessed that he was once determined to become a priest but changed his mind after a spirited encounter with a group of adoring young women. In an interview with this week’s issue of PEOPLE, the “American Idol” judge recounts his road to success and his Aha! moment with the Commodores — […]

NEW YORK (AP) — The revamped “American Idol” had a strong debut on ABC, reaching more than 10 million viewers and shrugging off Fox’s attempt to blunt the premiere’s impact with its special on O.J. Simpson. The Nielsen company said that the 10.34 million who watched the return of “American Idol” represented ABC’s biggest Sunday […]

2018 is off to a heartbreaking start for the family and friends of former NBA player Rasual Butler and his wife, singer Leah LaBelle, after the couple were both killed in a horrific car crash that happened earlier this week. https://twitter.com/TMZ/status/959003457385615360 As TMZ reports, during the early morning hours of January 31, Rasual Butler and […]

Another tragedy has hit the sports and entertainment world. Philly-born former NBA journeyman Rasual Butler who played in the league for 13 seasons and his wife, American Idol contestant Leah Labelle have been killed. The story, first reported by TMZ, says that Butler was operating his Range Rover at high-speed before crashing in the early morning […]

PASADENA, Calif. (AP) — “American Idol” wants to get back in the business of making stars. The longtime talent show, which is being revived by ABC starting on March 11, faded in ratings and cultural significance over its last seasons on Fox before ending in 2016. The memorable talents boosted by the show — Jennifer […]

Through the eyes of "The Voice" coach, this is equivalent to a standing ovation. Just don't forget to duck!

Planned auditions in Texas for ABC’s upcoming reboot of “American Idol” have been called off in the wake of Hurricane Harvey’s devastation. The show announced that the “Idol” bus scheduled to arrive in the state for auditions in Houston on Saturday and San Antonio on Monday has been cancelled. “The safety of the community is […]

NEW YORK (AP) — ABC announced a deal Tuesday to revive “American Idol,” only a year after the powerhouse music competition aired its 15th and last season on Fox. The show that dominated television in the 2000s and minted stars like Carrie Underwood, Jennifer Hudson and Kelly Clarkson will be back sometime during the next […]

LaPorsha Renae is most known for her stint on the final season of American Idol. While the Louisiana didn’t win the final prize, second place hasn’t been so bad. The 23-year-old is now signed to Motown, has hit the stage with another Idol alum and is on the road promoting her single, Good Woman.   The […]

Tears were shed by former American Idol contestant Bo Bice as he recounted his story of being called a “white boy” at a Popeye’s restaurant by a Black female employee, who has since been suspended over the incident. Bice, who lost in the finals to Carrie Underwood on “Idol’s” fourth season, took to Facebook complaining […]