Tuesday, November 18, 2014

TIP Exclusive: AI14 In-House Mentor (Teresa LaBarbera-Whites)

Teresa LaBarbera-Whites, former Senior Vice President of A&R at Columbia Records, has been named the new in-house mentor, replacing Randy Jackson.  She becomes the first female to occupy the role which Jimmy Iovine originated and held from seasons 10-12.  Here's a collage of some of her work throughout her career as a producer/label executive as well as a recent Grammy interview...

Tuesday, November 11, 2014

American Idol Season 14 Top 48 Spoilers #idolspoilers

Updated Top 48 Chart Coming Soon
Top 48

1. Adanna Duru
2. Alexis Gomez
3. Anjelika "Jelly" Joseph
4. Ellen Petersen
5. Emily Brooke
6. Erica Washington
7. Erika Davis
8. Hannah Mrozak
9. Hunter Larsen
10. Jackie Cole (A.K.A. Jax)
11. Jaq Mackenzie
12. Joey Cook
13. Kalynne Schoelen
14. Katherine Winston
15. Loren Lott
16. Lovey James
17. Maddie Walker [AI13 HW]
18. Maddy Hudson
19. Monica Laire Pidoy Mendoza
20. Najah Lewis
21. Nalani Quintello [AI13 GM]
22. Rachael Hallack
23. Sarina-Joi Crowe [AI10 HW, AI12 HW, & AI13 GM]
24. Shannon Berthiaume
25. Shi Scott
26. Tyanna Jones

1. Adam Ezeglian
2. Anderson Footman (A.K.A. Hollywood)
3. Casey Thrasher [AI13 Top 30]
4. Clark Beckham
5. Cody Fry
6. Daniel Seavey
7. Hector Montenegro
8. Jessie Nunn (A.K.A. J. None)
9. Josh Sanders [AI11 LVR & AI12 HW]
10. Mark Andrew Pudas
11. Michael Simeon Smith [AI13 HW]
12. Nick Fradiani, Jr.
13. Qaasim Middleton
14. Quentin Alexander
15. Rayvon Owen
16. Reno Anoa'i
17. Ricky Hendricks
18. Riley Bria
19. Savion Wright [AI13 GM]
20. Tion Phipps
21. Trevor Douglas Haueisen
22. Zack Kaltenbach

American Idol Season 14 Top 40 Spoilers - Midnight Reveal Party #idolspoilers

We are happy to announce that we know and confirmed the far majority of the top 40 contestants of American Idol Season 14 as well as many additional Hollywood Week contestants and their competition statuses.  We will be releasing the names tonight by midnight EST, on Twitter.  Our apologies for the short notice!

- Idol Maniac & SpoilerCat

Sunday, October 12, 2014

AI14 Hollywood Week Twist

Countdown: 7 Days

Attention Idolsphere... Halloween Week Hollywood Week is just over a dozen days away!  It is currently scheduled for Saturday, October 25th - Friday, October 31st.  This is definitely the earliest that it has been held in years.  But there's a new twist, of course!  This season, contestants must choose a single song, record a video of themselves singing it, and submit it to producers ahead of time for casting purposes, presumably for the judges to assess and review.  It is expected that select contestants will be eliminated en mass upon arrival in California, in a similar manner to last season's controversial "Hollywood Or Home" round.  In the meantime, we are chatting with our reliable sources and steadily compiling information.  Our contestant listing is a constant work-in-progress and should be launched soon (sometime within the next week or so).  Our first three years were not too shabby, if we do say so ourselves.  It's almost that time of the year again!  Here's to another season of successful spoiling!

- Idol Maniac & SpoilerCat

Wednesday, May 21, 2014

Tuesday, May 20, 2014

AI13 Finale Song Choices

AI13 Top 13 (Minus M.K. Nobilette) - "Breakaway" by Kelly Clarkson
Caleb Johnson - "As Long As You Love Me" (Coronation Single)
Caleb Johnson - TBD
Caleb Johnson - TBD
Jena Irene Asciutto - "Unbreakable Me" (Original Song) (Reprise)
Jena Irene Asciutto - "We Are One" (Coronation Single)
Jena Irene Asciutto - TBD

Thursday, May 15, 2014

AI13 Top 2 Spoilers

Top 2:
1. Caleb Johnson
2. Jena Irene Asciutto

Alex Preston - 3rd Place

Tuesday, May 13, 2014

AI14 Audition Process "Game-Changer"

Last week, host Ryan Seacrest promised that a "game-changer to the audition process" would be revealed this coming week.  It's as underwhelming as you'd expect.  Video auditions are expanding to multiple social media platforms including Facebook, Google+, Instagram, and Twitter.

Wednesday, May 7, 2014

AI14 Eligibility Rule Change

Last season, for the first time ever, a set of former semi-finalists were eligible to re-audition.  Check that out here.  For season 14, the only season 13 contestants ineligible are the Top 10, rather than the Top 13.  In other words, for the first time ever, 3 former non-touring finalists and 2 wildcard contenders may re-audition.  Their names are listed below, in addition to other semi-finalists.

Non-Touring Finalists
Ben Briley - 11th Place
Emily Piriz - 12th Place
Kristen O'Connor - 13th Place

Andrina Brogden - Top 30
Austin Wolfe - Top 30
Brandy Neelly - Top 30
Bria Anai Johnson - Top 20 & Wildcard Contender
Briana Oakley - Top 20
Briston Maroney - Top 30
Casey Thrasher - Top 30
Emmanuel Zidor - Top 20
Ethan Harris - Top 30
George Lovett Hamilton - Top 20
Jillian "Jill" Jensen - Top 30
Jordan Brisbane - Top 30
Kenzie Hall - Top 30
Malcolm Allen - Top 20
Marrialle Sellars - Top 20
Maurice Townsend - Top 30
Neco Starr - 31st Place
Spencer Lloyd - Top 20 & Wildcard Contender

* ineligible via age restrictions

Wednesday, April 2, 2014

AI13 Finals Week 6 Song Choices

Solo Performances:
Alex Preston - "Fairy Tale" (original song)
C.J. Harris - "Soulshine" by The Allman Brothers
Caleb Johnson - "Chain Of Fools" by Aretha Franklin
Dexter Roberts - "One Mississippi" by Brett Eldredge
Jena Irene Asciutto - "Rolling In The Deep" by Adele
Jessica "Jess" Meuse - "Blue-Eyed Lie" (original song)
Malaya Watson - "Ain't No Way" by Aretha Franklin
Sam Woolf - "Lego House" by Ed Sheeran

Duo Performances:

Wednesday, March 26, 2014

AI13 Finals Week 5 Song Choices

Alex Preston - "Don't Speak" by No Doubt
C.J. Harris - "If It Hadn't Been For Love" by The SteelDrivers
Caleb Johnson - "Dazed And Confused" by Jake Holmes/Led Zeppelin
Dexter Roberts - "Boondocks" by Little Big Town
Jena Irene Asciutto - "Bring Me To Life" by Evanescence & Paul McCoy
Jessica "Jess" Meuse - "Rhiannon" by Fleetwood Mac
Majesty York - "Shake It Out" by Florence And The Machine
Malaya Watson - "The Long And Winding Road" by The Beatles
Sam Woolf - "Hey There Delilah" by Plain White T's

Sunday, March 23, 2014

TIP Exclusive: American Idol Season 14 Renewal

Despite its rapidly declining ratings, American Idol is NOT being cancelled following the current season.  FOX is renewing the series for a fourteenth season.  Repeat: American Idol XIV will premiere in the first quarter of 2015.  However, our sources promise a "more compact version of Idol as it enters its golden years."  Apparently, experts believe that the key to stabilization is decreasing the time commitment expected of viewers.  "At this point, 'less is more' is where its headed."  Plans are already in order to scale back season 14 by about a month as well as consolidate the show into one-night-per-week, rather than the traditional two-night format.

Thursday, March 20, 2014

AI13 Finals Week 4 Surprise

Season 10's Pia Toscano, Season 11's Jessica Sanchez, & Season 8's Allison Iraheta

Tonight, Jennifer Lopez, Allison Iraheta, Pia Toscano, and Jessica Sanchez will be performing "I Luh Ya Papi".

AI13 Finals Week 5 Theme

For the fifth week of the finals, the theme is Loved One Dedications Free Choice, billed as "I'm With The Band!"

Tuesday, March 18, 2014

AI13 Finals Week 4 Song Choices

Alex Preston - "Story Of My Life" by One Direction
C.J. Harris - "Invisible" by Hunter Hayes
Caleb Johnson - "The Edge Of Glory" by Lady Gaga
Dexter Roberts - "Cruise" by Florida Georgia Line
Jena Irene Asciutto - "Clarity" by Zedd/Foxes
Jessica "Jess" Meuse - "Pumped Up Kicks" by Foster The People
M.K. Nobilette - "(Fuckin') Perfect" by Pink
Majesty York - "Wake Me Up!" by Avicii/Aloe Blacc
Malaya Watson - "When I Was Your Man" by Bruno Mars
Sam Woolf - "We Are Young" by Fun/Janelle Monáe

Wednesday, March 12, 2014

AI13 Finals Week 3 Song Choices

Alex Preston - "Falling Slowly" by Glen Hansard and Markéta Irglová
Ben Briley - "Bennie And The Jets" by Elton John
C.J. Harris - "Can't You See" by The Marshall Tucker Band
Caleb Johnson - "Skyfall" by Adele
Dexter Roberts - "Sweet Home Alabama" by Lynyrd Skynyrd
Jena Irene Asciutto - "Decode" by Paramore
Jessica "Jess" Meuse - "The Sound Of Silence" by Simon & Garfunkel
M.K. Nobilette - "(To) Make You Feel My Love" by Bob Dylan
Majesty York - "Let It Go" by Demi Lovato/Idina Menzel
Malaya Watson - "I Am Changing" by Jennifer Holliday
Sam Woolf - "Come Together" by The Beatles

Monday, March 10, 2014

AI13 Finals Week 4 Theme

For the fourth week of the finals, the theme is Current Week's Billboard Hot 100 Chart, billed as "Now" Any Billboard Top 10 Charts From 2010-Now.

Wednesday, February 26, 2014

AI13 Finals Week 1 Song Choices

Performance Show:
Jena Irene Asciutto - "The Scientist" by Coldplay
Malaya Watson - "Runaway Baby" by Bruno Mars

Results Show:
AI13 Top 13 - Mash-Up of "Counting Stars" by One Republic & "Radioactive" by Imagine Dragons

Friday, February 21, 2014

AI13 Half-Hour Results Shows

Half-hour results shows will begin with the fifth week of the finals (should be Top 9) on Thursday, March 27th.

Thursday, February 20, 2014

AI13 Top 13 Spoilers

1. Alex Preston
2. Ben Briley
3. M.K. Nobilette
4. Majesty York
5. Malaya Watson
6. Sam Woolf
7. -
8. -
9. -
10. -
11. -
12. -
13. -

Wednesday, February 19, 2014

AI13 Top 15 Males - 5 Eliminations

Eliminated (NOT Performing):
Briston Maroney
Casey Thrasher
Ethan Harris
Jordan Brisbane
Maurice Townsend

Alex Preston
Ben Briley
C.J. Harris
Caleb Johnson
Dexter Roberts
Emmanuel Zidor
George Lovett Hamilton
Malcolm Allen
Sam Woolf
Spencer Lloyd

AI13 Top 15 Male Song Choices

Alex Preston - TBD
Ben Briley - TBD
Briston Maroney - TBD
C.J. Harris - TBD
Caleb Johnson - TBD
Casey Thrasher - "Because You Loved Me" by Céline Dion
Dexter Roberts - TBD
Emmanuel Zidor - TBD
Ethan Harris - TBD
George Lovett Hamilton - "Grenade" by Bruno Mars
Jordan Brisbane - "Signed, Sealed, Delivered I'm Yours" by Stevie Wonder
Malcolm Allen - "Her Heart" by Anthony Hamilton
Maurice Townsend - TBD
Neco Starr - TBD
Sam Woolf - "Lego House" by Ed Sheeran
Spencer Lloyd - "Love Don't Die" by The Fray

Tuesday, February 18, 2014

AI13 Top 15 Females - 5 Eliminations

Eliminated (NOT Performing):
1. Andrina Brogden
2. Austin Wolfe
3. Brandy Neelly
4. Jillian "Jill" Jensen
5. Kenzie Hall

1. Bria Anai Johnson
2. Briana Oakley
3. Emily Piriz
4. Jena Irene
5. Jessica "Jess" Meuse
6. Kristen O'Connor
7. M.K. Nobilette
8. Majesty York
9. Malaya Watson
10. Marrialle Sellars

AI13 Top 15 Female Song Choices

Andrina Brogden -"Happy" by Pharrell Williams
Austin Wolfe - TBD
Brandy Neelly - TBD
Bria Anai Johnson - TBD
Briana Oakley - TBD
Emily Piriz - "Paris (Ooh La La)" by Grace Potter & The Nocturnals
Jena Irene Asciutto - "Paint It, Black" by The Rolling Stones
Jessica "Jess" Meuse - TBD
Jillian "Jill" Jensen - "Unconditionally" by Katy Perry
Kenzie Hall - "Dreaming With A Broken Heart" by John Mayer
Kristen O'Connor - TBD
M.K. Nobilette - TBD
Majesty York - TBD
Malaya Watson - "Hard Times (No One Knows Better Than I)" by Ray Charles
Marrialle Sellars - "Roar" by Katy Perry

AI13 Finals Week 2 Theme

For the second week of the finals, the theme is "Home".

AI13 Finals Week 1 Theme

For the first week of the finals, the theme is "This Is Me".

Thursday, January 16, 2014

American Idol Season 13 Top 31 Ages & Locations

Credit: Felicia

Nikki McKibbin and her son will appear on the show tonight!


Last season, we exclusively reported that Nikki McKibbin's son, Tristen Langley, had tried out.  Check that out here.  Although he was not shown at the time, he apparently re-auditioned (guitar in hand) and at least made it to the filmed portion, this time around.  Take a look for yourself...

Interview with FOX affiliate in Dallas-Fort Worth, Texas (Click Here)

"American Idol contestants come from all corners of the country, and this season we even have a second generation Idol hopeful in the mix! Catch all of the action January 15&16 at 8/7c on FOX!"

Wednesday, January 15, 2014

AI13 Semi-Finals Chopping Block: Ben Briley Vs. Neco Starr

Ben Briley and Neco Starr will face off for the last male slot in the Top 30, as there is apparently not enough room for the both of them.  America's votes will decide which one advances, essentially eliminating the other one in 31st place.

Thursday, December 26, 2013

American Idol Season 13 Top 31 Spoilers - Full List #idolspoilers

Contestant Listing - Top 31 Completed 12/27 (Click Here)

Top 15 Females
1. Andrina Brogden
2. Austin Wolfe
3. Brandy Neelly
4. Bria Anai Johnson
5. Briana Oakley
6. Emily Piriz
7. Jena Irene
8. Jessica "Jess" Meuse
9. Jillian "Jill" Jensen
10. Kenzie Hall
11. Kristen O'Connor
12. M.K. Nobilette
13. Majesty York
14. Malaya Watson
15. Marrialle Sellars

Top 16 Males
1. Alex Preston
2. Ben Briley
3. Briston Maroney
4. C.J. Harris
5. Caleb Johnson
6. Casey Thrasher
7. Dexter Roberts
8. Emmanuel Zidor
9. Ethan Harris
10. George Lovett Hamilton
11. Jordan Brisbane
12. Malcolm Allen
13. Maurice Townsend
14. Neco Starr
15. Sam Woolf
16. Spencer Lloyd

American Idol Season 13 Top 30 Spoilers & More - Reveal Party #idolspoilers

We are happy to announce that we know and 100% confirmed all the top 30 contestants of American Idol Season 13, as well as a few new twists.  We will be releasing the names later tonight, on Twitter.  However, for the time being, we will reveal that, despite a significant change in eligibility rules, none of last season's semi-finalists made it.  Also, we have arranged for a few of our affiliates to have some exclusive early bird specials, throughout the day, so be on the look-out for those!

Contestant Listing - Updated 12/23 (Click Here)

Friday, May 17, 2013

AI13 Eligibility Rule Change

The only season 12 contestants ineligible for season 13 are the Top 11.  In other words, for the first time ever, a set of former semi-finalists may re-audition.  Their names are listed below.

Adriana Latonio
Breanna Steer
Charlie Askew
Cortez Shaw
Elijah Liu
Nick Boddington
Tenna Torres *
Vincent Powell *
Zoanette Johnson

 * ineligible via age restrictions

Thursday, May 16, 2013

AI12 Runner-Up Kree Harrison Album Details

Release Date: TBD

Tracks Include:
"All Cried Out"

AI12 Winner Candice Glover Album Details

Release Date: Tuesday, July 16th Tuesday, August 27th

Tracks Include:
"I Am Beautiful

AI12 Finale Performance Details

AI12 Top 5 Males - "Glad You Came" by The Wanted
AI12 Top 5 Males & Frankie Valli - "Sherry/Walk Like A Man/Can't Take My Eyes Off Of You/You're The Apple Of My Eye/Decemer, 1963 (Oh, What A Night)" (Medley)
AI12 Top 5 Females & "Aretha Franklin" - Medley
AI12 Winner - Coronation Single
Amber Holcomb & Emeli Sandé - "Next To Me"
Angela Miller & Adam Lambert - "Titanium" by David Guetta & Sia
Angela Miller & Jessie J. - "Domino"
Candice Glover & Jennifer Hudson - "Inseparable" by Natalie Cole
Janelle Arthur & The Band Perry - TBD
Jennifer Lopez & Pitbull - "Live It Up"
Keith Urban - "Little Bit Of Everything"
Kree Harrison & Keith Urban - "Where The Blacktop Ends"
Mariah Carey & Randy Jackson - "Vision Of Love/Make It Happen/Hero/My All/We Belong Together/Beautiful" (Medley)
Psy - "Gentleman"

Wednesday, May 15, 2013

AI12 Coronation Single Lyrics

Candice Glover - "I Am Beautiful"

You say I sound silly when I laugh real loud
Talk about my day and you tune me out
You keep telling me lies to make things worse
But I don't hear you
'Cause I'm listening to his words
And he says I am beautiful
And when I fall
It don't matter that I'm not perfect
I am beautiful
I'm not alone
And in his eyes I'm so worth it
I'm worth every tear
And every scar
And even when you say I'm not
He says I'm beautiful
You say I'll never be good enough
Knock me down
Won't help me up
And you always say the right thing to make hurt
But I don't hear you
'Cause I'm listening to his words
And he says I am beautiful
And when I fall
It don't matter that I'm not perfect
I am beautiful
I'm not alone
And in his eyes I'm so worth it
I'm worth every tear
And every scar
And even when you say I'm not
He says I'm beautiful
And I deserve better things
He says he understands
I got to do whats right for me
And he says I am beautiful
And when I fall
It don't matter that I'm not perfect
I am beautiful
I'm not alone
And in his eyes I'm so worth it
I'm worth every tear
And every scar
And even when you say I'm not
He says I'm beautiful
He says
He says
I'm beautiful
And I'm worth every tear
And every scar
And even when you say I'm not
He says I'm beautiful

Kree Harrison - "All Cried Out"

They say when the last year comes
You can tell by the way it falls
It's like seeing everything for the first time again
It's not like the pain is gone
Just hurts a little bit less
You know you're going to cross that line
Who knows what you're going to find
It's only a matter of time in the end
I'm all cried out
Ready to run like a river
But it's empty now
And the only consolation is that
I can lie here in this bed
And put these memories to rest somehow
'Cause I'm all cried out
I never knew I had the strength
'Til I finally hit the ground
Now I have to make a choice to get up
Or stay down
For crying out loud
I'm all cried out
Ready to run like a river
But it's empty now
And the only consolation is that
I can lie here in this bed
Ad put these memories to rest somehow
'Cause I'm all cried out
And the only consolation is that
I can lie here in this bed
Ad put these memories to rest somehow
'Cause I'm all cried out
I'm all cried out

Monday, May 13, 2013

AI12 Finale Song Choices

Candice Glover - "Chasing Pavements" by Adele
Candice Glover - "I (Who Have Nothing)" by Ben E. King (Reprise)
Candice Glover - "I Am Beautiful" (Coronation Single)
Kree Harrison - "All Cried Out" (Coronation Single)
Kree Harrison - "Angel" by Sarah McLachlan
Kree Harrison - "Up To The Mountain (M.K.K. Song)" by Patty Griffin/Solomon Burke (Reprise)

Wednesday, May 8, 2013

AI12 Finale Themes

For the finale, there are three themes - Jimmy Iovine's 2nd Choice Simon Fuller's Choice, Coronation Singles *, and Reprisals, billed as "Favorite Performances".

* producers are considering original songs that contestants personally had a hand in writing

Monday, May 6, 2013

AI12 Finals Week 9 Song Choices

Angela Miller - "Maybe" by Emile Sandé
Angela Miller - "Sorry Seems To Be The Hardest Word" by Elton John
Angela Miller - "Try" by Pink
Candice Glover - "Next To Me" by Emile Sandé
Candice Glover - "One" by U2 & Mary J. Blige
Candice Glover - "Somewhere" by Reri Grist/Barbra Stresiand
Kree Harrison - "(Fuckin') Perfect" by Pink
Kree Harrison - "Better Dig Two" by The Band Perry
Kree Harrison - "Here Comes Goodbye" by Chris Sligh/Rascal Flatts

Wednesday, May 1, 2013

AI12 Finals Week 9 Themes

For the ninth week of the finals, there are three themes - Jimmy Iovine's Choice, Judges' Choice, and Free Choice Producers' Choice.

Monday, April 29, 2013

AI12 Finals Week 8 Mentor

For the eighth week of the finals, the contestants will be mentored by Harry Connick, Jr.

Season 9 Top 5 Week

AI12 Finals Week 8 Song Choices

Solo Performances - Hit Songs Of 2013 (Billed As "Now"):
Amber Holcomb - "Just Give Me A Reason" by Pink & Nate Ruess
Angela Miller - "Diamonds" by Rihanna
Candice Glover - "When I Was Your Man" by Bruno Mars
Kree Harrison - "See You Again" by Carrie Underwood

Solo Performances - Standards (Billed As "Then"):
Amber Holcomb    - "My Funny Valentine" by Mitzi Green/Chet Baker (Reprise)
Angela Miller - "Someone To Watch Over Me" by Gertrude Lawrence/Ella Fitzgerlald
Candice Glover - "You've Changed" by Harry James/Eva Cassidy
Kree Harrison - "Stormy Weather" by Ethel Waters/Gladys Knight

Quartet Performance:
Amber Holcomb, Angela Miller, Candice Glover, & Kree Harrison - "Wings" by Little Mix

Wednesday, April 24, 2013

AI12 Finals Week 8 Themes

For the eighth week of the finals, there are two themes - Standards and Hit Songs Of 2013.

Tuesday, April 23, 2013

AI12 Finals Week 7 Song Choices

Solo Performances - One-Hit Wonders (AT&T Fan Pick):
Amber Holcomb - "MacArthur Park" by Richard Harris/Donna Summer
Angela Miller - "Cry Me A River" by Julie London
Candice Glover - "Emotion" by Samantha Sang/Destiny's Child
Kree Harrison - "A Whiter Shade Of Pale" by Procol Harum/Annie Lennox

Solo Performances - Free Choice:
Amber Holcomb - "The Power Of Love" by Jennifer Rush/Celine Dion
Angela Miller - "Who You Are" by Jessie J.
Candice Glover - "Find Your Love" by Drake
Kree Harrison - "It Hurt So Bad" by Susan Tedeschi

Duo Performances:
Amber Holcomb & Kree Harrison - "Rumor Has It" by Adele
Angela Miller & Candice Glover - "Stay" by Rihanna & Mikky Ekko

Wednesday, April 17, 2013

AI12 Surprise Reveal - Winner's Launch: Striking While The Iron Is Hot

Since the finals began, the contestants have been secretly writing/co-writing and recording original songs in preparation for their album on a nearly daily basis (should they win or still receive a recording contract).  Sometime near the end of the season, original songs will be performed by the then-remaining finalists.  It is expected that the winner's coronation single will be a song that she had a hand in writing.  Unlike ever before, the winner's debut album will be released soon after the finale, rather than many months later, to better capitalize on the potential of the television exposure and winning momentum.  The winner will support their album by performing their own songs on the summer tour.

AI12 Finals Week 7 Themes

For the seventh week of the finals, there are two themes - One-Hit Wonders (AT&T Fan Pick) and Free Choice.

Tuesday, April 16, 2013

AI12 Finals Week 6 Song Choices

Amber Holcomb - "Without You" by Badfinger/Mariah Carey
Angela Miller - "Halo" by Beyoncé
Candice Glover - "When You Believe" by Mariah Carey & Whitney Houston
Janelle Arthur - "Dumb Blonde" by Dolly Parton
Kree Harrison - "Have You Ever Been In Love?" by Celine Dion

Birth Year:
Amber Holcomb - "What Are You Doing The Rest Of Your Life?" by Michael Dees/Barbra Streisand (1994)
Angela Miller - "I'll Stand By You" by The Pretenders (1994)
Candice Glover - "Straight Up" by Paula Abdul (1989)
Janelle Arthur - "When I Call Your Name" by Vince Gill (1989)
Kree Harrison - "She Talks To Angels" by The Black Crowes (1990)

Tuesday, April 9, 2013

AI12 Finals Week 6 Themes

For the sixth week of the finals, there are two themes - Divas and Birth Year.

Amber Holcomb - 1994
Angela Miller - 1994
Candice Glover - 1989
Janelle Arthur - 1989
Kree Harrison - 1990

AI12 Finals Week 5 Song Choices

The Bacharach-David Songbook:
Amber Holcomb - "I Say A Little Prayer" by Burt Bacharach/Dionne Warwick
Angela Miller - "Anyone Who Had A Heart" by Burt Bacharach/Dionne Warwick
Candice Glover - "Don't Make Me Over" by Burt Bacharach/Dionne Warwick
Janelle Arthur - "I'll Never Fall In Love Again" by Burt Bacharach
Kree Harrison - "What The World Needs Now" by Burt Bacharach/Jackie DeShannon
Lazaro Arbos - "(They Long To Be) Close To You" by Burt Bacharach/The Carpenters

Free Choice (Billed As "Songs You Wish You Wrote"):
Amber Holcomb - "Love On Top" by Beyoncé
Angela Miller - "Love Came Down" by Kari Jobe
Candice Glover - "Love Song" by The Cure/Adele
Janelle Arthur - "The Dance" by Garth Brooks
Kree Harrison - "Help Me Make It Through The Night" by Kris Kristofferson
Lazaro Arbos - "Angels" by Robbie Williams

Monday, April 8, 2013

AI12 Top 10 Compilation Album Details

Release Dates:
Tuesday, April 30th - Wal-Mart Exclusive 'ZinePak
Tuesday, May 7th - Regular Version

Track Listing:
1. Angela Miller - "Yesterday" by The Beatles
2. Candice Glover - "I (Who Have Nothing)" by Ben E. King
3. Burnell Taylor - "Flying Without Wings" by Westlife/Ruben Studdard
4. Kree Harrison - "With A Little Help From My Friends" by The Beatles
5. Paul Jolley - "Amazed" by Lonestar
6. Amber Holcomb - "A Moment Like This" by Kelly Clarkson
7. Janelle Arthur - "I Will" by The Beatles
8. Lazaro Arbos - "Breakaway" by Kelly Clarkson
9. Devin Velez - "The Long And Winding Road" by The Beatles
10. Curis Finch, Jr. - "I Believe" by Fantasia Barrino

Thursday, April 4, 2013

AI12 Finals Week 5 Themes

For the fifth week of the finals, there are two themes - the Bacharach-David Songbook and Free Choice, billed as "Songs You Wish You Wrote".

Wednesday, April 3, 2013

AI12 Finals Week 4 Song Choices

Solo Performances:
Amber Holcomb - "What About Love" by Heart
Angela Miller (with piano) - "Bring Me To Life" by Evanescence featuring Paul McCoy
Burnell Taylor - "You Give Love A Bad Name" by Bon Jovi
Candice Glover - "(I Can't Get No) Satisfaction" by The Rolling Stones
Janelle Arthur - "You May Be Right" by Billy Joel
Kree Harrison - "Piece Of My Heart" by Janis Joplin
Lazaro Arbos - "We Are The Champions" by Queen

Duo/Trio Performances:
Amber Holcomb, Janelle Arthur, & Kree Harrison - "It's Still Rock And Roll To Me" by Billy Joel
Angela Miller & Lazaro Arbos - "Crazy Little Thing Called Love" by Queen
Burnell Taylor & Candice Glover - "The Letter" by The Box Tops

Saturday, March 30, 2013

AI12 Surprise - Why Didn't They Do This Sooner?

A fairly major surprise is being kept under wraps.  The significant change should be revealed by or soon after the season finale.  It is extremely vague, but unfortunately it cannot be elaborated on at this time.  However, have fun speculating, nevertheless!

Thursday, March 28, 2013

AI12 Finals Week 4 Theme

For the fourth week of the finals, the theme is Rock (Excluding Ballads).

Wednesday, March 27, 2013

AI12 Finals Week 3 Song Choices

Amber Holcomb - "Lately" by Stevie Wonder
Angela Miller - "Shop Around" by The Miracles featuring Smokey Robinson
Burnell Taylor - "My Cherie Amour" by Stevie Wonder
Candice Glover - "I Heard It Through The Grapevine" by Marvin Gaye
Devin Velez - TBD
Janelle Arthur (with guitar) - "You Keep Me Hangin' On" by The Supremes
Kree Harrison - "Don't Play That Song (You Lied)" by Ben E. King/Aretha Franklin
Lazaro Arbos - "For Once In My Life" by Stevie Wonder
3 duos/trios - TBD

Thursday, March 21, 2013

Wednesday, March 20, 2013

AI12 Finals Week 2 Song Choices

Amber Holcomb - "She's Leaving Home"
Angela Miller - "Yesterday"
Burnell Taylor - "Let It Be"
Candice Glover - "Come Together"
Devin Velez - "The Long And Winding Road"
Janelle Arthur - "I Will"
Kree Harrison - "With A Little Help From My Friends"
Lazaro Arbos - "In My Life"
Paul Jolley - "Eleanor Rigby"

Thursday, March 14, 2013

AI12 Finals Week 2 Theme

For the second week of the finals, the theme is the Lennon-McCartney Songbook & The Beatles.

Monday, February 25, 2013

AI12 Top 40 Week 2 Male Song Choices

Bryant Tadeo - "Heaven" by Bryan Adams (1983)
Burnell Taylor - "This Time" by John Legend (2008)
Cortez Shaw - "Titanium" by David Guetta & Sia (2011)
David Willis (With Guitar) - "Fever" by Little Willie John/Peggy Lee (1956/1958)
Gurpreet Singh Sarin - TBD
Joshua "Josh" Holiday - "Imagine" by John Lennon (1971)
Lazaro Arbos - "Stronger (What Doesn't Kill You)" by Kelly Clarkson (2011)
Mathenee Treco - "A Little Less Conversation" by Elvis Presley (1968)
Nick Boddington - TBD
Vincent Powell - "'Cause I Love You" by Lenny Williams (1978)

AI12 Top 40 Week 2 Female Song Choices

Aubrey Cleland - "Sweet Dreams" by Beyoncé Knowles (2008)
Breanna Steer - "Bust Your Windows" by Jazmine Sullivan (2008)
Candice Glover - "(You Make Me Feel Like) A Natural Woman" by Aretha Franklin (1967)
Cristabel Clack - "No One" by Alicia Keys (2007)
Janelle Arthur - "Just A Kiss" by Lady Antebellum (2011)
Jett Hermano (With Piano) - "Only Girl (In The World)" by Rihanna (Slow Arrangement) (2010)
Juliana Chahayed - "Skyscraper" by Demi Lovato (2011)
Melinda Ademi - "Nobody's Perfect" by Jessie J. (2011) *
Rachel Hale - "Nothing But The Water" by Grace Potter And The Nocturnals (2005)
Zoanette Johnson - "Circle Of Life" (from The Lion King) by Elton John (1994)

* same song as Angela Miller in Week 1 (decided by producers)

Wednesday, February 13, 2013

AI12 Las Vegas Round Performance Options

For the top 40 round, as in Hollywood Round 3, contestants are allowed to perform an original song and/or use an instrument.  In the previous round, several contestants (at least 5 females that we know of) took the risk of performing their own self-created music, even free-styling in the case of Zoanette Johnson.  It apparently paid off for most of them, especially Angela Miller whose moment at the piano received the only standing ovation by all 4 judges for a solo performance during the Hollywood Rounds.  Jett Hermano also advanced upon highlighting herself as a lyricist.  This next round is an opportunity for contestants to not only showcase their abilities as songwriters once more, but also make history as it will have been the first time such performance has been done in a setting with an audience of fans as if it were live.

Thursday, December 20, 2012

American Idol Season 12 Top 40 Spoilers - Full List #idolspoilers

Top 20 Females
1. Adriana Latonio
2. Amber Holcomb [AI11 LVR]
3. Angela Miller
4. Aubrey Cleland [AI10 HW & AI11 SFYL/GM]
5. Brandy Hotard
6. Breanna Steer
7. Candice Glover [AI9 HW & AI11 LVR]
8. Cristabel Clack
9. Isabel Pasqualone
10. Janelle Arthur [AI10 HW & AI11 LVR]
11. Jenny Beth Willis
12. Jett Hermano
13. Juliana Chahayed
14. Kamaria Ousley
15. Kree Harrison
16. Melinda Ademi [AI10 LVR]
17. Rachel Hale
18. Shubha Vedula
19. Tenna Torres [AI11 LVR]
20. Zoanette Johnson

Top 20 Males
1. Bryant Tadeo [AI11 HW]
2. Burnell Taylor
3. Charlie Askew
4. Chris Watson [AI7 HW]
5. Cortez Shaw [AI11 SFYL/GM]
6. Curtis Finch, Jr. [AI11 LVR]
7. David Willis
8. Devin Velez
9. Elijah Liu [AI11 HW]
10. Gurpreet Singh Sarin
11. Jimmy Smith
12. Johnny Keyser [AI11 LVR]
13. Joshua "Josh" Holiday
14. Joshua "Josh" Jada Davila
15. Kevin Harris
16. Lazaro Arbos
17. Mathenee Treco [AI11 LVR]
18. Nick Boddington [AI11 LVR]
19. Paul Jolley
20. Vincent "Vince" Powell [AI11 LVR]

Tuesday, December 4, 2012

Fun Fact: Nikki McKibbin's son auditioned for AI12

Tristen Langley, the now 15-year-old son of Nikki McKibbin (the 3rd place finisher of American Idol's inaugural season), auditioned for the upcoming season.  It is currently unknown as to whether or not he progressed beyond the initial round, commonly known as the "cattle calls".  If you've been a fan since 2002 like I have, you may remember the touching moment when Tristen, who was just 4 at the time, brought roses to his mother Nikki after her performance of Naked Eyes' "(There's) Always Something There To Remind Me".  Watch below and then tell us if you're feeling old.

 Here's Tristen recently covering "God Gave Me You" by Blake Shelton...

AI12 Cleared Songs List

Thursday, November 22, 2012

American Idol Season 12 Hollywood Week

With just over 2 weeks to go, the countdown to Hollywood Week is on!  It is currently scheduled for Monday, December 10th - Saturday, December 15th, with the possibility of being extended for further round(s) for those who remain.

Saturday, November 17, 2012

Sunday, October 7, 2012

Wednesday, March 7, 2012

AI11 Top 13 Song Choices

Jessica Sanchez - "I Will Always Love You"
Phillip Phillips - "Superstition"

Thursday, March 1, 2012

AI11 # Of Finalists & Week 1 Themes-By-Gender

For the first week of the finals, there will be separate themes by gender.   It doesn't make sense to do that unless one of each gender will be eliminated.  Thus, there's possibly going to be 4 wild card finalists for a Top 14 with an even gender ratio (7-7).  The themes for the males and females will be Stevie Wonder and Whitney Houston, respectively.

Wednesday, February 29, 2012

AI11 Top 12 Female Song Choices

Brielle Von Hugel - "(Sittin' On) The Dock Of The Bay" by Otis Redding
Chelsea Sorrell - song by Carrie Underwood
Elise Testone - song by Adele *
Erika Van Pelt - "What About Love" by Heart
Haley Johnsen - "Sweet Dreams (Are Made Of This)" by The Eurythmics
Hollie Cavanagh - "Reflection" by Christina Aguilera
Jennifer "Jen" Hirsh - song by Adele *
Jessica Sanchez - song by Jennifer Hudson

*same song (decided by producers)

Tuesday, February 28, 2012

AI11 Top 13 Male Song Choices

It's incomplete but this is what we got (for now, at least).  If we learn more, we will post updates on Twitter as well as update this post.

Also note that Jeremy Rosado will probably perform last.

Adam Brock - "Think" by Aretha Franklin
Creighton Fraker - "True Colors" by Cyndi Lauper
Eben Christian Franckewitz - "Set Fire To The Rain" by Adele
Jeremy Rosado - "Gravity" by John Mayer or Sara Bareilles
Reed Grimm - "Moves Like Jagger" by Maroon 5 & Christina Aguilera

Friday, February 24, 2012

AI11's Top-Secret, Last-Minute Semi-Finalist(s)

Jermaine Jones is probably the 13th male semi-finalist (not 100% confirmed but quite certain).  There's possibly a 13th female semi-finalist too.  If so, it's likely Schyler Dixon (Colton's sister).

Thursday, February 23, 2012

AI11 Semi-Finals Theme

The theme for top 24 week is producers' choice.  Each contestant created their own song list from which the producers chose, but ultimately songs were decided by producers.

Sunday, February 5, 2012

American Idol Season 11 Top 24 Spoilers - Updated 1/27 #idolspoilers

Contestant Listing - Updated 1/27 (Click Here)

Top 12 Females
1. Baylie Brown [AI6 HW]

2. Brielle Von Hugel [AI10 HW]
3. Chelsea Sorrell [AI10 LVR]
4. Elise Testone
5. Erika Van Pelt
6. Haley Johnsen
7. Hallie Day
8. Hollie Cavanagh [AI10 SFYL/GM]
9. Jennifer "Jen" Hirsh [AI9 HW & AI10 HW - Withdrew]
10. Jessica Sanchez
11. Shannon Magrane
12. Skylar Laine

Top 12 Males
1. Aaron Marcellus Sanders [AI7 GM & AI10 SFYL/GM]
2. Adam Brock
3. Chase Likens
4. Creighton Fraker

5. Dante/Heejun Han
6. DeAndre Brackensick [AI10 SFYL/GM]
7. Eben Christian Franckewitz
8. Jeremy Rosado
9. Joshua Ledet

10. Michael Colton Dixon [AI10 SFYL/GM]
11. Phillip Phillips, Jr.
12. Reed Grimm

Sunday, January 22, 2012

American Idol Season 11 Top 24 Spoilers - Updated 1/22 #idolspoilers

Tonight, on Twitter, we revealed a few more top 24 contestants of American Idol Season 11, as well as a couple eliminated top 42 contestants.  As was announced yesterday, we know nearly all of the top 24 contestants and will be releasing the rest of what we have if #idolspoilers trends on Twitter or at the end of tonight's special San Diego audition episode, which follows the NFC Championship Game (whichever comes first).

Contestant Listing - Updated 1/22 (Click Here)

Saturday, January 21, 2012

American Idol Season 11 Top 24 Spoilers #idolspoilers

We are happy to announce that we already know the far majority of the top 24 contestants of American Idol Season 11.  We will be releasing what we have if #idolspoilers trends on Twitter or at the end of tomorrow night's special San Diego audition episode, which follows the NFC Championship Game (whichever comes first).  However, we will reveal a handful, for the time being.  The top 24 includes all 4 members of the Las Vegas Round group that received the only standing ovation - Eben Franckewitz, Reed Grimm, Haley Johnsen, and Elise Testone.

Contestant Listing - Updated 1/21 (Click Here)

Friday, January 20, 2012

AI11 Song Choices, Song Options, Group Pairings, Standing Ovations, & Extended Eliminations

Updated & Corrected 2/5

Hollywood Week Round 1

Song Choices Include:
Jessica Sanchez - "Get Me Bodied" by Beyoncé

Hollywood Week Round 2

Song Options Include:
"American Boy" by Estelle
"Hold On, I'm Comin'" by Sam & Dave
"Somebody To Love"
"The Story" by Brandi Carlile
Fleetwood Mac song

Group Pairings Include:
- Aaron Marcellus Sanders, Creighton Fraker, Jennifer "Jen" Hirsh, Nick Boddington, Reed Grimm
- David Leathers, Jr., Eben Christian Franckewitz

Only Standing Ovation (1):
Group consisting of Aaron Marcellus Sanders, Creighton Fraker, Jennifer "Jen" Hirsh, Nick Boddington, and Reed Grimm

Hollywood Week Round 3

Song Options Include:
"Breakeven (Falling To Pieces)" by The Script
"Georgia On My Mind" by Ray Charles
"Jar Of Hearts" by Christina Perri
"Landslide" by Fleetwood Mac
"Perfect" by Pink
"Price Tag" by Jessie J.
"Someone Like You" by Adele
"The Edge Of Glory" by Lady Gaga
"What A Wonderful World" by Louis Armstrong
"Without You" by David Guetta/Usher
"You And I" by Lady Gaga

Only Standing Ovations (7):
Adam Brock - "What A Wonderful World"
Creighton Fraker - "What A Wonderful World"

DeAndre Brackensick - "Georgia On My Mind"
Elise Testone - "Georgia On My Mind"
Jennifer "Jen" Hirsh - "Georgia On My Mind"
Joshua Ledet - "Jar Of Hearts"
Shannon Magrane - "What A Wonderful World"

Top 60-Something (Las Vegas Round)

1950's Songs (Randomly Assigned)

Group Pairings Include:
- Aaron Marcellus Sanders, Creighton Fraker, Jennifer "Jen" Hirsh, Nick Boddington

- Adam Brock, Angie Zeiderman, Erika Van Pelt, Shelby Lynn Tweten
- Amber Caparas, Brittany Hammond, Lauren Daigle
- Ariel Sprague, David Leathers
- Ashley Robles, Stephanie Renae, Wayne Wilson
- Brielle Von Hugel, Schyler Dixon

- Candice Glover, DeAndre Brackensick, Jessica Sanchez
- Courtney Williams, Britnee Kellogg
- Eben Christian Franckewitz, Elise Testone, Haley Johnsen, Reed Grimm
- Johnny Keyser, Scott Dangerfield

Standing Ovations Include:
Group consisting of Candice Glover, DeAndre Brackensick, and Jessica Sanchez

Group consisting of Eben Christian Franckewitz, Elise Testone, Haley Johnsen, and Reed Grimm

Extended Eliminations @ Top 51:
1. Candice Glover
2. Gabrielle Carrubba
3. Johnny Keyser
4. Schyler Dixon

5. -
6. -
7. -
8. -
9. -

Wednesday, January 18, 2012

AI11 Sing-For-Your-Life & Green Mile - Update

Yesterday and today, the top 42 contestants performed/are performing at Cirque du Soleil's Le Rêve Theater at the Wynn Las Vegas (pictured below).  Green Mile is being filmed tomorrow.

Thursday, January 12, 2012

AI11 Sing-For-Your-Life & Green Mile

Tomorrow, the top 42 contestants will be arriving in California for the next round, which should last about a week in total.  However, there are a couple unexpected twists.  The first is that they will be returning to Las Vegas for Sing-For-Your-Life and performing at a venue where they just may get wet.  The second is that, unlike last season, they will not be making another trip next month for the Green Mile filming (as had been assumed).

Monday, January 2, 2012

AI11 Las Vegas Round Correction

The theme for the Las Vegas round was changed from Michael Jackson songs to 1950's music.  We suspect the producers changed their plans because we spoiled them.

Monday, November 28, 2011

AI11 Hollywood Week & Las Vegas Round

With less than 2 weeks to go, the countdown to Hollywood Week is on!  Contestants will arrive on Sunday, December 11th.  As usual, it will take place at The Pasadena Civic Auditorium.  Then, much like last season, those who remain will be transported to Las Vegas for a Cirque du Soleil challenge.  This season, however, contestants will perform Michael Jackson songs, using The Immortal World Tour production (previewed below), at the Mandalay Bay Events Center.  They will finally return home on Thursday, December 22nd, just in time for the holidays.