Monday, January 23, 2012 10:35AM - By Travis Woods
The National Anthem—sure, it’s a stirring and poetic encapsulation of the best elements of the American spirit, but have you ever tried to sing that thing? It’s not exactly easy. Which is exactly what Steven Tyler of Aerosmith and American Idol found out on Sunday, when he turned in an atonal and frankly embarrassing version at AFC Championship game. Check out the video after the jump.
Tuesday, December 20, 2011 5:51PM - By Laura Aguirre
The next time someone knocks at your door, it might just be David Archuleta. It turns out that the young “American Idol” runner up from Season 7 is planning to call it quits on music in order to embark on a Mormon Mission.
Thursday, October 27, 2011 11:16AM - By Travis Woods
Look at the face in the picture above, gang—that’s the picture of sobriety, according Steven Tyler, the owner of said bruised and battered mug. The 63 year old American Idol host and Aerosmith frontman apparently took a tumble in the shower in Asuncion, Paraguay on Tuesday—but Tyler swears that it has nothing to do with his long battle with substance abuse, and that he has not fallen off the wagon.
Wednesday, October 12, 2011 4:51PM - By Candace Butler
Remember the tenth winner of American Idol? You know, that guy from North Carolina with super low vocals and was safe every week? That’s right! It was only five months ago when Scotty McCreery became a household name. And yes, you’ll want to remember that name because this kid’s making history. His debut album, Clear As Day, garnered him the highest first week album sales of any solo country artist this year and made him the youngest male artist to see a debut release open in the No.1 spot.
Wednesday, August 10, 2011 11:28AM - By Travis Woods
Oh, goody gumdrops—it turns out that history’s greatest monster, Jennifer Lopez, will be returning will be returning to American Idol this fall. So, um, yay, I guess? Maybe?
Friday, May 27, 2011 1:15PM - By Guest Writer
Well, there you have it. That wise prophet Randy Jackson was right. Scotty was, in fact, “in it to win it,” and he is now your American Idol. This is surprising to exactly nobody, unless you haven’t been watching all season or you are a crazy person. I know I said that Lauren might have had a chance yesterday, but realistically, everybody knew it was going to be Scotty for the past few weeks now. So yay! America chose the bizarre lanky deep-voiced teenage hearthrob from North Carolina to focus on for a few months. However, despite the winner being pretty predictable, it was actually a decent finale.
Wednesday, May 25, 2011 12:22PM - By Guest Writer
This is it, everybody. The final chance for the two finalists to put on their best puppy-dog faces and plead for our votes. For their final performances Scotty and Lauren had to sing their favorite song from a previous performance, a song by their own idols, and what will be their first single if they win. Both contestants did well, and Jennifer wore a dress that looked like it was stolen from Charo’s closet.
Wednesday, May 18, 2011 12:43PM - By Mali
Final three! Only one more week until a winner is crowned and two losers are sent weeping and sobbing back to obscurity. This week the contestants had to do triple duty, performing a song of their choice, a song of Jimmy’s choice, and a pick by the judges. Also, Beyonce (!!!) showed up to give some words of encouragement.
Thursday, May 5, 2011 7:55AM - By Guest Writer
This week our five hopefuls had to do double duty, performing a contemporary hit and a song from yesteryear. Like always, there were some definite winners and losers, the specifics of which shouldn’t come as a surprise to anyone who’s been watching these past couple weeks.