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  • Clark Beckham will be chosen 'American Idol' winner tonight. Here's why.

    Clark Beckham will be chosen 'American Idol' winner tonight. Here's why.
    A month ago, we at Lehigh Valley Music predicted Clark Beckham would win the 14th season of FOX-TV's singing sompetition “American Idol.” And after Tuesday’s final performances, we still do. It’s not that we think Beckham is...
  • 'American Idol' winner to perform at Memorial Day concert

    Laurence Fishburne, Broadway star Laura Benanti and the next winner of "American Idol" will be joining the lineup for this year's National Memorial Day Concert on the Capitol lawn. On Wednesday, producers are announcing the list of entertainers who...
  • Ex-'American Idol' producer agrees with show's cancellation

    A former executive producer of "American Idol" who helped bring the show to the U.S. said Monday he was "sad initially" to hear of the show's cancellation, but ultimately understands it's the right time to end the show. "Having thought about it, I...
  • Best American Idols

        "American Idol" was such a phenomenon at one point that I used to write a blog post about each week's show, offering my power ratings of the remaining performers and mocking the uselessness of the judges.     It's ironic that just when the show...
  • Last season of 'American Idol' set for Fox's 2015-16 lineup

    The swan song of "American Idol" and heavy doses of comedy and sci-fi will mark Fox's 2015-16 season. The once-blockbuster singing contest, which launched the careers of Kelly Clarkson, Carrie Underwood and Jennifer Hudson, has seen its audience...
  • 'American Idol' on the way out after moving away from pulse of pop

    'American Idol' on the way out after moving away from pulse of pop
    The symptoms were all there for "American Idol" — falling ratings, high talent costs, advertiser defections. Few were surprised when Fox executives announced Monday that the show's upcoming 15th season would be its last. What's perhaps less...
  • Fox calling an end to 'American Idol'

    Fox is lowering the curtain on "American Idol," ending a series that dominated television throughout the 2000s and made stars of the likes of Simon Cowell, Kelly Clarkson and Carrie Underwood. The network announced Monday that "American Idol" will go off...
  • 'American Idol': The slow fade of an instant hit

    'American Idol': The slow fade of an instant hit
    Not long ago, "American Idol" was such a ratings juggernaut that a rival TV executive dubbed it a "monster" that should be killed. That wish has now been granted, with Fox executives announcing Monday that they will end the record-breaking singing contest...
  • 'American Idol': Where even the losers were winners

    'American Idol': Where even the losers were winners
    For a while, there was no greater prize on TV than the title of the next "American Idol." With the series ending next year, that title doesn't carry with it quite the heft and import it once did, but for a time in the early part of the 21st century, Fox's...
  • Joey Cook returns for 'American Idol' finale

    Joey Cook returns for 'American Idol' finale
    Joey Cook is ready for her return to prime time. As the 14th season of "American Idol" winds down with its final two episodes Tuesday and Wednesday nights, the three finalists — Jax, Clark Beckham and Nick Fradiani — will be joined by the...
  • The fall of 'American Idol' as hitmaker reaches an inevitable end

    The fall of 'American Idol' as hitmaker reaches an inevitable end
    If you thought "American Idol" had been a bit pitchy for its last few seasons, its home network, Fox, agreed. In an announcement promoting the upcoming 15th season of "Idol," Fox finally admitted the inevitable: the long-runnning singing competition...