American Idol

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Carrie Underwood: 'I'd put on a happy face, then go home and fall apart'
As she prepares to take Glastonbury by storm, the country star opens a bottle of red wine and talks about the personal tragedy that coloured her new songs

Laura Barton

26, Jun, 2019 @3:16 PM

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Does America need the American Idol reboot right now?
With a new network and new judges after a two-year break, the show returns to TV more optimistic, gentle, and subtly patriotic than ever

Jake Nevins

12, Mar, 2018 @10:30 AM

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Big star judges can't save bland new singing competition show The Four
The new American Idol-aiming show boasts a panel of celebrity judges, including Diddy, and a prized time-slot, but it adds nothing to an already oversaturated genre

Jake Nevins

05, Jan, 2018 @5:02 PM

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Competitive singing shows are coming back but it's time to face the music
The big-budget return of American Idol has led to a rush of similar shows in its wake, but the genre is less relevant than ever

Stuart Heritage

17, Aug, 2017 @4:19 PM

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Tell it to the judge: why American Idol needs no-nonsense Katy Perry
If anyone can turn the US reality show’s fortunes around, it’s a proper pop star who rides 16ft-tall golden lions

Issy Sampson

26, May, 2017 @12:30 PM

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Superheroes, singers and spaceships: what can we expect from TV next?
This year’s upfronts have revealed a Katy Perry-starring American Idol reboot, more DC and Marvel shows and the return of Seth MacFarlane

Charles Bramesco

19, May, 2017 @4:43 PM

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American Idol's La’Porsha Renae draws anger for anti-LGBT comments
Asked about her home state Mississippi’s new anti-gay law, the American Idol runner-up called being LGBT a ‘lifestyle choice’ she didn’t agree with

Nigel M Smith

11, Apr, 2016 @7:59 PM

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American Idol finale: less a fond farewell and more a welcome retreat
After 15 seasons it’s time to say goodbye to the reality juggernaut, but with interest at an all-time low is this really the end or just a cynical ratings ploy?

Rob LeDonne

07, Apr, 2016 @2:33 PM

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Viral video: Jennifer Lopez, Batman's Ben Affleck and Ronnie Corbett
James Corden grabs J-Lo’s phone to text Leonardo DiCaprio, Wolverine star Hugh Jackman in beach rescue and Dynamo’s trick goes wrong

Janette Owen

01, Apr, 2016 @5:51 AM

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Kelly Clarkson's return to American Idol makes us long for a bygone era
Kelly Clarkson’s emotional performance for the last season of American Idol, the show that launched her to instant fame in 2002, was tinged with nostalgia

Brian Moylan

26, Feb, 2016 @11:00 PM

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Viral video: Kanye West, Taylor Swift and Kim Kardashian
Natalie Dormer on Game of Thrones season 6, Barack Obama weeps, a Justin Bieber cover, and Motley Crue grinds to a halt

Janette Owen

08, Jan, 2016 @7:25 AM

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American Idol: a final farewell to the 'Death Star' of reality TV
The former ratings monster’s last season is about to start but with directionless shows such as The Voice and MTV’s The Challenge serving as replacements, its schmaltzy sentimentality might well be missed

Dave Schilling

06, Jan, 2016 @7:42 PM

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