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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': 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': Why another season?

    'American Idol': Why another season?
    "American Idol" names its 14th winner Wednesday (tonight), and either Clark Beckham or Nick Fradiani will collect the prize. This season finale could have been the end. Yet Fox decided to bring back "Idol" for a celebratory final season that starts in...
  • 'American Idol' announcement of final season is five years too late

    'American Idol' announcement of final season is five years too late
    “American Idol,” the FOX-TV singing competition that once was a ratings juggernaut that produced music superstars Carrie Underwood and Kelly Clarkson, has announced that next season, its 15th,  will be its last. “Just Announced!...
  • '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...
  • 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...
  • 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...
  • 'American Idol': How low can it go?

    'American Idol': How low can it go?
    UPDATED: Time to sing a sad song for "American Idol." Or maybe get the hook?  The Fox singing contest drew just 6.6 million viewers Wednesday night. The show posted all-time lows in viewers and the 18-to-49 age group. From last week, "Idol" was down...
  • '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...
  • 'American Idol' ending after its upcoming 15th season

    'American Idol' ending after its upcoming 15th season
    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...