american idol

‘American Idol’ Renewed For Its Very Last Season…Supposedly

Since its inception in the summer of 2002, American Idol has served as one of the biggest televised singing competitions in history, garnering billions of dollars in revenue. This morning, however, Fox announced that the show has been renewed for its fifteenth, and most importantly, final season. Expected to air for the last time in […]

Clay Aiken’s Congress Ad Plays With Emotions

The second season of American Idol was all about the friendship that blossomed between the top two contestants, winner Ruben Studdard and runner-up Clay Aiken. Over a decade later, Studdard’s losing weight on TV, and Aiken’s keeping himself pretty busy. He’s done music, went to Broadway, came out, and is now running for Congress in […]

Ten Former American Idol Contestants (Each) Suing For $25 Million

Wow. Things aren’t looking that great for the producers of American Idol. According to TMZ, ten former African-American contestants have filed a lawsuit against the show. They claim they were unjustly released from the show because of their race. The kicker is that each contestant that filed is looking to gain $25 million for their […]

Try And Resist Falling In Love With Kelly Clarkson’s “People Like Us” Video

Kelly Clarkson is certainly no stranger to the world of pop anthems intended to empower the downtrodden, but her latest single and video may be her best to date. We first praised “People Like Us” when the audio found its way online earlier this year, and now we are standing on our spinning office chairs […]

Kelly Clarkson Performs “People Like Us” On American Idol

Following news we posted yesterday regarding her progress on her new Christmas album, Kelly Clarkson took her energetic stage show to the stage of American Idol last night to remind the country why they voted for her all those years ago. Serving as the latest single off Greatest Hits: Chapter 1, “People Like Us” is […]

Kelly Clarkson Celebrates Spring By Recording Christmas Album

A little sarcasm never hurt anyone, right? Christmas is many months away, and while I’d rather not think of the advertising juggernaut that precedes it, the truth of the matter is planning for those monstrous promotional campaigns usually starts around this time (if not earlier) every year. Details on all the big sales will obviously […]

WATCH: Stephanie Sanson American Idol Screaming Audition

Stephanie “Isis” Sanson is the unclean vocalist in a Los Angeles post hardcore band known as You Only Live Once. She made a splash when she auditioned for American Idol by screaming Adele’s “Set Fire To The Rain”. You can watch the video for her audition by checking below the jump. The band has also […]

Keith Urban to Judge American Idol

Less than a month ago, UTG learned that Nicki Minaj would be an American Idol judge next season. This morning, Fox has released that Keith Urban will also be a judge on the show. The show is moving to a four judge format, with the total panelists now being Idol veteran Randy Jackson and previously […]

Nicki Minaj Is The New American Idol Judge

When you think of today’s most influential singers, Nicki Minaj is right there amongst the very best, right? You know, because she sings all the gigantic chart toppers? Yea, neither do I. US Weekly broke the news this morning that Cash Money heavyweight Nicki Minaj has officially signed on as a new judge on American […]

Adam Lambert In Talks To Become New American Idol Judge

Former American Idol and current pop star Adam Lambert is reportedly in talks with the show about possibly becoming a judge for the show’s next season. With reports that Steven Tyler, Jennifer Lopez, and even Randy Jackson, possibly not returning to the show, American Idol’s obviously looking to shake things up  a bit. An inside […]

WATCH: Nicki Minaj – Starships (Live On American Idol)

UTG has obtained footage of Nicki Minaj’s recent performance on American Idol. Hitting the reality show stage that once boasted many great acts just days before Pink Friday: Roman’s Revenge is scheduled for release, Nicki treated the American Idol to her Summer-ready single “Spaceships.” Compared to her disastrous set at The Grammys, this is pure […]

Adam Levine speaks to OUT Magazine

The Maroon 5 frontman and judge on the hit NBC show, The Voice, Adam Levine has recently become a household name. He has been this platform to express his opinions to a wider audience, such as in his recent interview with OUT magazine.