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FOX’s “American Idol” to Pull the Plug after Next Season!

Approaching the end of its fourteenth season, FOX’s one-time hit show “American Idol” will close its doors after next season.  While not shocking...

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American Idol XIV Recap: Top 8 Perform

This past week, the Idol XIV Top 8 took on Billboard Hits to try and prove their relevancy in this competitive business. Did they succeed? Surprisingly, several...

Rayvon dares America to send him home after an exquisite performance.

American Idol XIV Recap: Top 9 Perform

Last night, the remaining nine contestants tackled the songbook of inaugural winner Kelly Clarkson. Usually when people sing Clarkson songs on this show, the trapdoor to...

Consistently is the best of the night...so why isn't Quentin a frontrunner?

American Idol Season 14 Top 11 Redux Recap: Quentin Gaining Momentum, Joey Stumbles

This week we lost two singers, one of whom probably shouldn’t have made the Top 24, while the other deserved several more weeks to perfect her artistry. We bid...

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American Idol Season 14 Recap: Clark Beckham Shines and the Wardrobe of Quentin Alexander

Tonight was the first set of performances for the fourteenth season of “American Idol.”  Host Ryan Seacrest, along with judges Keith Urban, Jennifer Lopez,...

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‘American Idol’ Season 7 Alum Michael Johns – Dead at 35

Even the people that have abandoned “American Idol” might remember the Australian from back in Season 7, Michael Johns.  The 35-year-old singer has died...

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Awards Circuit Power Hour Episode 96: TV Talk, Movie News, and The Amazing Spider-Man 2

Welcome to another edition of the Awards Circuit Power Hour, our weekly podcast diving deep into all things film, television, and entertainment. We’re back this...

Open up your ears, Harry Connick Jr. -- this guy is a star!

American Idol and Survivor – Too Much Power with the Producers

Awards Circuit Staff Writer Joseph Braverman has done an incredible job this year of weighing with the “American Idol” recaps while Mark Johnson has been...

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American Idol Top 7 Song Spoilers and Power Rankings

We got our hands on some American Idol Top 7 spoilers for tonight’s show courtesy of MJsBigBlog.  The theme for tonight is Competitor’s Pick where the seven...

Well gee...somebody really stepped up their game!

American Idol XIII Recap: Reviewing the Top 8

Just as America was about to walk away from Idol XIII for good, the production team reminded us why we were so excited about this season to begin with: those incredible...

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American Idol Season 13: What Should They Sing? and Power Rankings

The American Idol Top 13 take the stage for the first time tonight with the theme “This Is Me” which only leads me to believe that they will be singing...

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American Idol Season 13 Contestants – 1st Set of Power Rankings Revealed

The thirteenth season of American Idol is firmly underway with returning judge Keith Urban along with Jennifer Lopez (former judge) and newcomer Harry Connick, Jr.....

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2014 Oscar Predictions – Gearing Up for the Original Song Race

By: Donovan Warren Adele handily won the Best Original Song Oscar for “Skyfall” earlier this year, but the “Rolling in the Deep” chanteuse was hardly the only...

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Jimmy Iovine Leaves ‘American Idol’ as Mentor, Randy Jackson Steps In!

Why?!!  We were this close of being without “the DAWG” for Season 13 of FOX’s hit-show “American Idol.”  After the news broke last week...

Circuit Round-Up (Week Ending 5/19)

Just as Cannes 2013 is getting underway, Editor-in-Chief Clayton Davis felt an Awards Circuit Oscar Prediction 2014 update was in order. Check out his complete list of...

American Idol Season 12 Retrospective – Top 10 Performances of the Season!

The twelfth season of American Idol is getting ready to call it curtains this upcoming Wednesday with our first all-girl finale since Season 3’s Diana DeGarmo took...

American Idol Season 12 – Top 8 (Detroit Theme) Recap

The Top 8 American Idol hopefuls took the stage tonight taking on the music of Detroit with Motown legend Smokey Robinson in tow to guide them through the process....

American Idol Recap: Reviewing the Top 9

I know this theme has been recycled time and time again, but how can you say “no” to The Beatles? My dad grew up with their music and had it on blast all...

American Idol Recap: Reviewing the Top 10

Hello again, Idol fans! Last night, the Top 10 honored the past winners of American Idol by performing one of their songs they themselves performed on the show or...

Circuit Round-Up (Week Ending 3/10)

Hello again, Awards Circuit readers! Like most weeks here, we had news aplenty. We began with a brand new episode of Power Hour, where the staff discussed their thoughts...

American Idol Results – Who’s in the Top 10?

The results show tonight was a little weird.  Host Ryan Seacrest announced to the contestants backstage if they had made the Top 10 in a closed out green room where the...

American Idol Top 20 Result Predictions

The boys and girls took the stage this week for the first set of LIVE shows.  Joseph B. has done a fantastic job doing a recap of the performances and ranking them...

American Idol Recap: The Semifinals (Top 10 Girls)

At last, the true talent of American Idol Season 12 has arrived. The Top 10 girls performed on last night’s semifinals show, and lord have mercy if a female...

Awards Circuit Power Hour Episode 41: Oscar Post-Mortem, 2014 Preview, American Idol Interview w/ Hallie Day

The Awards Circuit Power Hour is focusing on the Oscars 2013 Post Mortem. What were our big gripes with the show? How did Seth MacFarlane do as a host? Was it too long?...

American Idol Season 12 Power Rankings and Preview

American Idol LIVE shows officially kick off next Tuesday!  The Top 20 have been chosen by the judges, with some head-scratching omissions, but does it look like a girl...