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Fil-Am contestant Francisco Martin finishes in 'American Idol' Top 5

May 18, 2020 - 4:13 PM

Just Sam wins the competition

WATCH: Lionel Richie sings 'We Are the World' with 'American Idol' contestants, alumni

May 18, 2020 - 12:41 PM

Lionel, Katy Perry, and Luke Bryan are joined by the current crop of 'American Idol' contestants and past winners

Filipino-American Francisco Martin enters 'American Idol's' Top 7

May 11, 2020 - 7:28 PM

The San Francisco native performs two songs during the show's Sunday episode

'American Idol' recap: Top 24 perform solos and duets

Apr 10, 2018 - 12:41 PM

Who's in and who's out?

Jessica Sanchez coming back to Manila in May

Apr 08, 2018 - 4:48 PM

The former 'American Idol' runner-up is a guest in Jake Zyrus' concert

Berita selebriti hari ini: Jumat, 21 Juli 2017

Jul 21, 2017 - 4:20 PM

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Katy Perry to be a judge on 'American Idol'

May 17, 2017 - 11:43 AM

ABC confirms that Katy is set to be one of the judges on the show s revival

Katy Perry akan jadi juri di ajang 'American Idol'

May 17, 2017 - 10:38 AM

Untuk kali pertama Katy Perry akan duduk sebagai juri di ajang pencarian bakat ini

Katy Perry dipastkan akan duduk sebagai juri di tayangan program pencarian bakat 'American Idol' versi terbaru. Foto dari akun Instagram Katyperry.

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May 10, 2017 - 9:25 AM

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'American Idol' returns to TV after two years

May 10, 2017 - 12:18 AM

The popular singing competition is set to be back on air though the judges and host have yet to be announced

Highlights: 'American Idol' ends with star-studded finale

Apr 08, 2016 - 12:15 PM

The original judges Simon Cowell Randy Jackson and Paula Abdul – along with former contestants Carrie Underwood Kelly Clarkson Ruben Studdard Clay Aiken and more – make appearances at the season finale

ORIGINAL JUDGES. Randy Jackson, Paula Abdul, and Simon Cowel reunite on the 'American Idol' stage during the last episode of their final season. Screengrab from Twitter/YO_RANDYJACKSON

Trent Harmon wins final season of 'American Idol'

Apr 08, 2016 - 10:32 AM

La Porsha Renae places 2nd in the 15th and final season of American Idol

TRENT HARMON. Trent wins the 15th and final season of 'American Idol.' Screengrab from Facebook/AmericanIdol

WATCH: Kelly Clarkson's performance brings 'American Idol' judges to tears

Feb 27, 2016 - 9:25 PM

Kelly chokes up in the middle of the performance but finishes the emotional number to thunderous applause and a standing ovation from the Idol judges

KELLY CLARKSON. The first 'American Idol' winner chokes up onstage and brings the judges to tears with her performance of 'Piece by Piece.' Screengrab from YouTube/American Idol

WATCH: Kanye West's awesome 'American Idol' audition

Jan 05, 2016 - 1:29 PM

The spoof includes supportive wife Kim Kardashian waiting outside the audition room

NEXT AMERICAN IDOL? Kanye West auditions for the show in a spoof for its upcoming season. Screengrab from YouTube/American Idol

William Hung reacts to 'American Idol' cancellation

May 13, 2015 - 5:26 PM

Read on to see what Paula Randy Kris Allen Jordin Sparks and more had to say

WILLIAM'S SAD TO SEE IT GO. 'Idol' alumni, previous judges, and hosts also react to the show's cancelation

Simon Cowell on the end of ‘American Idol'

May 12, 2015 - 10:23 PM

‘Looking back at my time on American Idol we had a great time We found great artists ’ Simon tweets

'American Idol' to end after season 15

May 11, 2015 - 9:03 PM

The current judges will return for the final season

WATCH: ‘American Idol’ contestant wears The Dress during performance

Mar 06, 2015 - 8:11 PM

Contestant Jax sings ‘Ain’t No Mountain High Enough’

Screengrab from YouTube

Former 'Voice PH' contestant makes it past first 'American Idol' audition

Jan 30, 2015 - 9:53 PM

He shares the news on his Twitter account

WELCOME TO HOLLYWOOD. Screengrab from Twitter

Phillip Phillips files complaint vs 'Idol' producers

Jan 28, 2015 - 10:00 PM

I have not felt that I have been free to conduct my career in a way that I am comfortable with says the singer in a statement

What’s next for Jessica Sanchez?

Sep 26, 2014 - 8:02 AM

The American Idol runner up refuses to let AI be the peak of her career She transitions now from a reality show star to simply a star and talks about how being bullied has shaped her

Caleb Johnson crowned ‘American Idol’

May 23, 2014 - 2:05 PM

Harry Connick Jr compares Johnson and Asciutto’s performance to that of boxing – Johnson is like Joe Frazier while Asciutto is Muhammad Ali

WINNER. Caleb Johnson is the new 'American Idol'. Photo by Frazer Harrison/Getty Images/AFP

Malaya Watson Q&A: life, career after 'Idol'

Apr 17, 2014 - 2:12 PM

The 16 year old tuba playing Fil Am has great things ahead of her

'Idol' journey comes to an end for Malaya Watson

Apr 11, 2014 - 10:50 AM

Malaya was voted out of the top 8 but she will still be part of the American Idol summer tour and enjoyed a good run on the show where she was constantly praised by judges

TOP 8. The 'Idol' journey ends here for Malaya – but that doesn't mean we've seen the last of her. Screengrab from YouTube

No one eliminated on 'Idol,' Malaya still in top 8

Apr 04, 2014 - 8:24 PM

No one went home this week but Malaya faced her second time in the bottom 3 with Sam Woolf and C J Harris

STILL SAFE. Fil-Am Malaya Watson faced her second time in the bottom 3 on the April 3 (April 4 in Manila) episode of 'Idol,' but emerged unscathed. Screengrab from YouTube

Malaya Watson praised by judges, sails into 'Idol' top 8

Mar 28, 2014 - 1:11 PM

She s getting closer to the top spot Now in the top 8 Malaya s one step closer to the American Idol title

FOCUS. Judge Harry Connick Jr reminded Malaya to focus on her craft, not on stardom, saying that Malaya had great potential to go far. Screengrab from YouTube

Malaya Watson enters 'Idol' top 9 with Bruno Mars cover

Mar 21, 2014 - 12:18 PM

Malaya earns a spot in the top 9 with a cover of Bruno Mars song When I Was Your Man

MALAYA. Her performance of a Bruno Mars hit landed her in the top 9. Screengrab from YouTube

WATCH: Jessica Sanchez proud to sing for PH

Mar 16, 2014 - 9:36 AM

Plus: what she thinks of Malaya on Idol and what it was like to sing at Madison Square Garden

SECOND HOME. Jessica Sanchez says she's happy to be back to do what she can for victims of typhoon Yolanda. Photo by Jay Ganzon/Rappler

Jessica Sanchez will sing the Philippine national anthem before Pacquiao-Bradley

Mar 15, 2014 - 4:49 AM

Filipino American singer Jessica Sanchez will sing the Philippine national anthem before Manny Pacquiao’s challenge of WBO welterweight titleholder Timothy Bradley on April 12

Fil-Am singer Jessica Sanchez, seen here in Macau during Pacquiao-Rios fight week in November, will sing Lupang Hinirang before Pacquiao-Bradley II. Photo by Michael Josh Villanueva/Rappler

Malaya Watson now in 'Idol' top 10, earns spot in summer tour

Mar 14, 2014 - 12:35 PM

Ben Briley was eliminated in this episode narrowly missing a spot on the upcoming Idol summer tour

TOP 10. Malaya has earned herself a spot on the 'Idol' summer tour. Screengrab from YouTube

Fil-Am Malaya Watson now in 'Idol' top 11

Mar 08, 2014 - 10:16 AM

After last week s rocky ride the young Fil Am contestant moves into the top 11

TOP 11. Judges say that Malaya did much better this week – she's moving on to the next round. Screengrab from YouTube

Malaya Watson escapes elimination, 'Idol' down to 12

Feb 28, 2014 - 3:22 PM

Malaya landed in the bottom 3 but lives to sing another week on Idoll

SAFE. After a rickety first week on the top 13, Malaya Watson narrowly escapes elimination following her performance of Bruno Mars' ‘Runaway Baby.’ Screengrab from YouTube

Malaya Watson in, Marrialle Sellars out as ‘Idol’ names top 13

Feb 21, 2014 - 2:24 PM

The journey ends for Marrialle Sellars while Malaya Watson sails into the next round of competition

TOP 13. Malaya Watson, seen here performing Ray Charles' 'Hard Times' during Rush Week, has made it to the next round of competition. Screengrab from YouTube

Fil-Ams Malaya, Marrialle make 'Idol' top 10 girls, aim for top 13

Feb 19, 2014 - 6:36 PM

If Malaya Watson and Marrialle Sellars earn enough votes from the audience they may make it to the top 13 to perform on an even bigger Idol stage

TOP 10 GIRLS. Will Malaya and Marrialle make it to the top 13? Screengrabs from YouTube

Fil-Ams Sellars and Watson head to Rush Week on 'Idol'

Feb 18, 2014 - 8:54 AM

Two Fil Ams are in the race to be the next American Idol Consistency focus and practice will be key for the young singers

FIL-AM IDOLS. Marrialle Sellars and Malaya Watson advance to the Top 30. Screengrabs from YouTube

After tense round, Malaya Watson now in 'Idol' top 30

Feb 14, 2014 - 1:39 AM

She s in the top 30 Recovering well from a shaky first performance Fil Am Malaya Watson makes it to the next round of American Idol

TOP 30. Fil-Am Malaya Watson has made it in after a tense showing involving a repeat performance after judges noticed she was off-key. Screengrab from American Idol's YouTube channel

How far will Fil-Am Malaya Watson go on 'American Idol'?

Feb 09, 2014 - 9:19 PM

The Fil Am is currently doing great in the Hollywood auditions stage Will Idol success be in the cards?

OLD SOUL. Fil-Am Malaya Watson says her soulful performances at a young age make her a great contender for the title. Screengrab from the American Idol YouTube

The Pinoy factor in reality TV competitions

Jan 08, 2014 - 2:03 PM

Rose Fostanes a caregiver working in Israel is the newest international Pinoy singing sensation

X FACTOR. Filipino caregiver Rose Fostanes has taken Israel by storm. Screen grab from Youtube (Miggi Lucman)

Aldrich and James on 'Ellen DeGeneres Show'

Sep 13, 2013 - 2:21 PM

Young cousins from GenSan with viral video appear at actress host s show

FOUND. With Ellen DeGeneres. Photo from the Facebook of Aldrich Lloyd Talonding and James Walter Bucong

The quest for 'Idol's' 3rd judge

Sep 01, 2013 - 9:57 AM

After will i am and Dr Luke it s pianist singer Harry Connick Jr now reported as completing the panel

NICHE IN MAINSTREAM POP. Jazz pianist-singer Harry Connick Jr. Photo from his Facebook

Dr Luke joins 'American Idol' panel of judges

Aug 26, 2013 - 1:11 PM

Esteemed producer could bring his pop wizardry to rev up the reality singing show

DOCTOR OF POP. The producer behind the hits of Avril, Ke$ha, Katy Perry. Photo from Dr. Luke's Facebook

'The Voice' of pop culture?

Jul 22, 2013 - 9:35 PM

More than a singing contest TVOTP has become an ice breaker on a national scale

Jennifer Lopez gets 2,500th Hollywood star

Jun 21, 2013 - 8:27 AM

She should have an entire block of stars Jane Fonda

HARDWORKER. Jennifer Lopez has conquered film, music, television and fashion — and she's not done yet. Photo from

Jessica Sanchez live on U Stream

Jun 05, 2013 - 11:10 AM

The American Idol runner up is live on her U Stream channel Jay

LIKE A VJ. Jessica Sanchez and friend are spending time online and interacting with fans. Screen shot from

Mariah Carey, Nicki Minaj leave ‘Idol’

May 31, 2013 - 2:31 PM

Mariah Carey and Nicki Minaj will not return for another season of the talent show

GOODBYE IDOL. 'American Idol' judges Mariah Carey and Nicki Minaj will not return for another season. Photos from American Idol Facebook page

Candice Glover wins AI season 12

May 17, 2013 - 10:49 AM

Candice Glover beats country singer Kree Harrison and becomes AI s first female winner after 5 seasons

THE IDOL. Candice Glover snatches victory and becomes the first female Idol after 5 seasons. Photo from American Idol Facebook page

'Idol' judges to be replaced next season

May 11, 2013 - 6:30 PM

None of the current American Idol season 12 judges will be back for the next season

ALL JUDGES ELIMINATED. 'American Idol' is going on a complete overhaul to save its dwindling ratings. Photo from the 'American Idol' Facebook page

AI season 12: Angie Miller eliminated

May 10, 2013 - 7:28 PM

Angie Miller fails to make it to the top two of American Idol season 12

GOODBYE, ANGIE. Miller falls short of the AI season 12 title. Photo from the 'American Idol' Facebook page

Randy Jackson to leave 'American Idol'

May 10, 2013 - 6:37 PM

AI original judge Randy Jackson will leave the show after 12 years in the judging panel

GOODBYE, RANDY. After 12 seasons, 'American Idol' judge Randy Jackson has decided to say goodbye. Photo from the 'American Idol' Facebook page

AI season 12: Top 3 performances

May 09, 2013 - 8:24 PM

American Idol s top 3 sing 3 songs each in one night

TOP 3. Who will make it to the finals? Photo from the American Idol Facebook page