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Casey Abrams of ‘American Idol’ fame to sing tonight for DSU

October 3, 2013 in The Dickinson Press

Casey Abrams is no stranger to some of the brightest lights the entertainment world has to offer. Continue Reading

Nicki Minaj, Keith Urban named new ‘Idol’ judges

September 17, 2012 in Grand Forks Herald

The “American Idol” judges’ panel is now complete with the naming of singer-rapper Nicki Minaj and country crooner Keith Urban. The Fox network officially tapped the pair with an announcement Sunday. Continue Reading

Source: Nicki Minaj close to signing on for ‘Idol’

August 20, 2012 in Grand Forks Herald

Nicki Minaj sings about “Starships,” but is she a star-maker? The singer-rapper could be joining the ranks of “American Idol” judges. Continue Reading

‘American Idol’ in Iowa

August 8, 2012 in Worthington Daily Globe

Program’s bus tour to hit Rock Rapids
ROCK RAPIDS, Iowa Small town, big voice? “American Idol,” the television contest famous for producing artists like Kelly Clarkson, Carrie Underwood and Kris Allen, is on a nationwide search for talent and this year it isn’t limited to the metro areas. Continue Reading

Charlie Sheen ‘genuinely interested’ in ‘Idol’ gig

July 17, 2012 in Grand Forks Herald

Could Charlie Sheen be a judge on “American Idol”? The actor says he’s game.
In an interview Tuesday on Ryan Seacrest’s radio show, Sheen said “Idol” producer Nigel Lythgoe publicly threw his name out there as a possible judge and the idea piqued people’s interest including his own. Continue Reading

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Jennifer Lopez Follows Steven Tyler Off ‘American Idol’

July 13, 2012 in WDAZ

LOS ANGELES (AP) Jennifer Lopez followed Steven Tyler’s lead off “American Idol” on Friday, a one-two punch for a show on the brink of an adolescent identity crisis.
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‘American Idol’: 10 ideas for a reboot and a ratings revival

May 31, 2012 in Grand Forks Herald

The ratings are in, and the “American Idol” franchise is officially in trouble. Viewers of the season finale of the series dropped by 32 percent from last year, a fall that is part of an overall steady decline in viewership since its series peak in 2003. Continue Reading

‘American Idol’ names 13 finalists

March 2, 2012 in Grand Forks Herald

The finalists will return to the stage to sing next Wednesday for the first round of season 11′s finals. “Idol” host Ryan Seacrest announced Thursday that the male singers would perform Stevie Wonder songs, while the female contestants would pay tribute to the late Whitney Houston, who died last month. Continue Reading

Two Twin Cities natives looking for fame on singing shows

February 26, 2012 in Grand Forks Herald

Until Reed Grimm sat down behind a drum kit on “American Idol” two weeks ago, the show’s 18 million viewers probably didn’t know he’s also a talented percussionist. Unless, of course, they happen to be among the Minnesota and Wisconsin rock fans who’ve seen his band Shoeless Revolution perform. Continue Reading

No idle moments for ‘Idol’ winner Scotty McCreery

January 17, 2012 in Grand Forks Herald

Scotty McCreery had just come home from school with an assignment: write essays for college applications. Wait a minute. Isn’t he the reigning American Idol? Isn’t he about to go on tour with Brad Paisley? The high school senior plans to be on campus in the fall. Last month, he was putting the finishing touches on applications for four or five schools. He’s committed to his career but determined to go to college part-time, too. Continue Reading