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Clarkson returned as a guest judge to 'American Idol' and gave a tear-jerking rendition of 'Piece By Piece'.
33 year old Clarkson, who was the first ever winner of ‘American Idol’ when it started in 2002, appeared as a guest judge giving out advice to the Top Ten contestants before getting on stage to sing ‘Piece By Piece’, her recent single.
It proved to be devastatingly effective, as Clarkson visibly started shedding tears during her full-on performance, with fellow judge Jennifer Lopez clearly moved and even bringing a tear to Keith Urban’s eye.
Continue reading: Kelly Clarkson Makes Emotional Return To 'American Idol'
The country star first found fame on the reality competition back in 2005.
Country star Carrie Underwood has described her time on ‘American Idol’ as, “the most horrifying thing.” The 32 year old shot to fame after winning the fourth season of the reality series in 2005, but says the experience of competing on the Fox show was scary, as she was all by herself for the first time.
Carrie Underwood has described her time on ‘American Idol’ as “the most horrifying thing.”
Speaking to Parade magazine, Underwood said, “Idol was probably the most horrifying thing, because I had never been away from my hometown like that before. I was in L.A., of all places, by myself, putting myself out there, which is a scary thing for anybody to do."
The reality show made its debut way back in 2002, and after fifteen seasons Fox is set to pull the plug.
At one point it was the most popular reality in U.S. TV history, but ‘American Idol’ is coming to an end. Fox announced today that the upcoming fifteenth season would be the final one.
At the peak of its popularity, ‘American Idol’ was watched by more than 30 million viewers, and helped launch the careers of the likes of Kelly Clarkson, Jordin Sparks and Carrie Underwood. However, its ratings have waned over recent years, and Fox have decided to pull the plug.
Kelly Clarkson won the first season of 'American Idol' in 2002
Continue reading: Fox Announces Next Season Of 'American Idol' Will Be The Last
This week, Phillip Phillips made "American Idol" history.
So Phillip Phillips, besides having the most tongue-twistery name since Benedict Cumberbatch is also having some legal issues with American Idol and 19 Entertainment – namely, he wants out. Phillips won a recording contract with 19 in Season 11 of the show.
Phillip Phillips is the first Idol winner to object against his contract's oppressive terms.
Fox has renewed 'Empire', 'Gotham' and 'Brooklyn Nine-Nine' for further seasons.
Fox has ordered a second season of Empire after airing just two episodes. Comedy Brooklyn Nine-Nine and superhero drama Gotham have also been renewed. Fox announced the renewals on Saturday (17th January) at the Television Critics Association press tour in California.
Terrence Howard stars in Empire.
'American Idol' winner Phillip Phillips is engaged to his girlfriend of five years Hannah Blackwell! Phillips announced their engagement via social media on Friday (26th December).
Phillip Phillips is engaged!
Erika Jackson has filed for divorce from her husband of 18 years Randy Jackson.
Randy Jackson's wife has reportedly filed for divorce. Erika Jackson has filed the paperwork to end their 18 year relationship citing irreconcilable differences.
Randy Jackson and his wife Erika are reportedly divorcing.
Country singer and American Idol contestant Josh Gracin has checked himself into a psychiatric facility for treatment following a cryptic message he posted on Facebook yesterday.
The Season 2 finalist posted a concerning message on his Facebook account on Friday, which caused worried relatives to contact the local police who were able to locate Gracin and bring him home. The singer was later admitted to hospital for observation, but was eventually discharged.
Gracin underwent a "personal crisis" according to today's statement on his Facebook
In the original post on his account, Gracin said "Please remember me as someone who gave his all in his music. Pray for my family as they carry on in this world without me. Goodbye." This cryptic message was taken as indicating he intended to commit suicide by concerned friends and fans. Luckily Gracin has now checked himself into an inpatient facility for treatment for his depression.
The coroner's office has deferred its statement until the toxicology report comes through.
In the days after the death of American Idol alum Michael Johns, his sudden passing was thought to be the result of a blood clot. However, an autopsy reportedly failed to determine the cause of death with any certainty. Earlier on Tuesday, TMZ reported that the final conclusion had been deferred until the toxicology report comes through.
Johns was loved and respected by friends, family and colleagues in the industry.
This may mean that substance abuse was involved in Johns’ tragic death. An unnamed source for TMZ has allegedly revealed some new information about Johns.
Continue reading: Autopsy Fails To Shed Light On Michael Johns' Sudden Death
Tributes are pouring in for the golden-voiced Aussie, following his death on Friday.
Friday saw the unexpected death of Michael Johns, a Perth-born musician, best known outside of Australia for his 2007 appearance on American Idol. He was 35.
Johns' death was attributed to a blood clot following his twisted ankle.
Johns quickly became a fan favorite for his soulful voice and good looks, after auditioning with the Otis Redding song I’ve Been Loving You Too Long. He never made it past the finalist stage and finished eight on the show, but went on to become that rare gem – and American Idol alum to achieve success post-show. He had a thriving music career and appeared on the TV special Hit Man: David Foster and Friends as well as various charity functions.
@FlyAwayStewart Another good one!
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