Latest Taylor Hicks News

Taylor Hicks Lands Residency At Las Vegas Hotel

24th April 2012

It was a chance visit to Las Vegas that led Taylor Hicks to audition for American Idol there in 2005. As he stood in the line "with some very interesting people" little did he know...

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American Idol Is Back - But Does America Still Care?

18th January 2012

The eleventh series of American Idol begins this evening (17, January 2012), amidst what can only be described as a tired fanfare. With last year's judges (Jennifer Lopez, Randy Jackson and Steven Tyler) returning to...

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Melanie Amaro Winner Of X Factor USA: What's Next For The 19-Year-old?

23rd December 2011

Melanie Amaro took the inaugural 'X Factor US' crown last night (December 22, 2011), beating out rocker Josh Krajcik into second place with crooning Chris Rene in third place. Amaro subsequently walks away with the...

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Music Cruise Ruined By Drugs Raid

12th January 2011

A New Year cruise ferrying fans of American Idol star TAYLOR HICKS and funk icon MACEO PARKER from Florida to the Caribbean and back has returned after a drugs raid.Reports suggest federal drug agents stormed...

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Kellie Pickler Marries Kyle Jacobs On Private Island

6th January 2011

KELLIE PICKLER, the American country music artist and television personality who found fame after competing on series five of AMERICAN IDOL, married her songwriter fiance KYLE JACOBS in an intimate ceremony on New Year's Day,...

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30 Million Tune In To Idol

1st April 2009

A predictably enormous audience tuned in for the final night of competition on Fox's American Idol Tuesday with finalists Taylor Hicks and Katharine McPhee each performing three numbers. The penultimate episode (final results are due...

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Fourth Judge For American Idol

25th August 2008

Fox's producers have unveiled singer-songwriter Kara DioGuardi as the fourth judge for the next season of American Idol.The show, whose eighth series begins in January next year, is the US equivalent of The X Factor...

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Hicks To Star On Broadway

16th May 2008

AMERICAN IDOL winner TAYLOR HICKS will join the Broadway production of GREASE next month (06Jun08) for a three-month stint as THE TEEN ANGEL. The 31-year-old singer, whose Idol fan base was dubbed The Soul Patrol,...

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Cowell Addresses Failure Of Idol Winners

10th January 2008

SIMON COWELL has spoken out about past AMERICAN IDOL contestants TAYLOR HICKS, RUBEN STUDDARD and KATHARINE MCPHEE losing their record deals, blaming the unpredictability of the music industry for their disastrous album sales. Singer MCPhee...

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Label Drops Hicks

7th January 2008

TAYLOR HICKS has become the second former AMERICAN IDOL winner to be dropped by record label J Records in the space of three weeks. Hicks won the 2006 series of the TV talent contest and...

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Leon Wins X Factor

16th December 2007

Leon Jackson has overcome all expectations to win this year's X Factor title.The 18-year-old looked in shock when his victory was revealed and could barely express his thanks to the voting public who handed him...

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Hasselhoff Defends Emotional Idol Scene

22nd June 2006

DAVID HASSELHOFF is proud of being caught on camera crying during the final episode of AMERICAN IDOL - he just wishes US President GEORGE W BUSH could follow his example and show some emotion too....

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Idol Star Hicks Stands Proud At Number One

21st June 2006

AMERICAN IDOL star TAYLOR HICKS has shot to the top of the US charts to become the fourth winner of the TV talent show to debut at number one. Hicks' smash hit DO I MAKE...

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Snoop Dogg Joined By American Idol

19th June 2006

SNOOP DOGG's fans were stunned when American Idol winner TAYLOR HICKS joined the rapper onstage in Alabama to perform GIN AND JUICE. Snoop Dogg, real name CALVIN BROADUS, was performing at Birmingham's City Stages festival...

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Hicks Tops Hot Bachelor List

15th June 2006

AMERICAN IDOL winner TAYLOR HICKS has been named the hottest bachelor in the US by American magazine People. The 29-year-old silver-haired singer claims he'd happily give up his bachelor days if he met his...

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Idol Winner Tops Bachelors List

15th June 2006

AMERICAN IDOL winner TAYLOR HICKS has topped a new list of eligible celebrity bachelors in the US. The grey-haired soul man beat out JAMIE FOXX, Idol host RYAN SEACREST, actor WENTWORTH MILLER, JAKE GYLLENHAAL and...

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Fascinating Fact 1604

8th June 2006

Grey-haired AMERICAN IDOL-winner TAYLOR HICKS is in negotiations to become the new pitch man for anti-dandruff shampoo Head + Shoulders.

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American Idol Winner Signs Record Deal

2nd June 2006

TAYLOR HICKS has signed a recording contract after winning AMERICAN IDOL and will release two songs later this month (JUN06). The 29-year-old gray-haired crooner signed with music mogul CLIVE DAVIS in conjunction with 19 Recordings...

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Cruise And Holmes Want Mcphee To Sing At Their Wedding

1st June 2006

TOM CRUISE and KATIE HOLMES have secretly asked AMERICAN IDOL runner-up KATHARINE MCPHEE to sing at their upcoming wedding. Actress Holmes reportedly met MCPhee at Los Angeles' Church of Scientology, where the singer allegedly attended...

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Idol Winner Caught Up In Hurricane Katrina

29th May 2006

AMERICAN IDOL winner TAYLOR HICKS almost missed out on the chance to audition for the show when he was caught up in the devastation of Hurricane Katrina. The Alabama native was almost stranded in New...

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Idol Winner's Pot Bust Dismissed

26th May 2006

AMERICAN IDOL winner TAYLOR HICKS almost missed out on a place in the TV talent show's finals thanks to a pot bust. The soulful singer, 29, almost became the latest subject of a scandal to...

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Fascinating Fact 1545

26th May 2006

More people voted (63 Million) in Wednesday's (24MAY06) final of talent show AMERICAN IDOL, than have ever voted in the US presidential elections. Alabama soul man TAYLOR HICKS beat CATHERINE MCPHEE with the majority of...

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Idol Runner-up Gets A Call From Spielberg

26th May 2006

AMERICAN IDOL runner-up KATHARINE MCPHEE has a movie career to look forward to after finding a fan in director STEVEN SPIELBERG. The California girl lost out to TAYLOR HICKS on Wednesday night(24MAY06) but she might...

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Hicks Crowned American Idol At Star-studded Finale

25th May 2006

Alabama soul man TAYLOR HICKS was crowned the fifth AMERICAN IDOL in Hollywood last night (24MAY06) after a winning the majority of a staggering 63.4 million votes. The grey-haired singer beat California girl KATHERINE MCPHEE...

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Powter To Appear On American Idol

18th May 2006

Canadian pop singer DANIEL POWTER is set to thrill fans by appearing on the current season finale of talent show AMERICAN IDOL. The 30-year-old star will perform his hit single BAD DAY, which has been...

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