‘American Idol’ crowns final winner, bids America farewell

April 8, 2016 in Entertainment, News

  (AP) LOS ANGELES –  The first “American Idol” finale in 2002 was a battle of the sexes, with Kelly Clarkson the victor over Justin Guarini. The last contest settled […]

Candice Glover wins 'American Idol' as Randy Jackson says goodbye

May 20, 2013 in Entertainment, National Entertainment, News

Longtime “American Idol” judge Randy Jackson bid farewell to the Fox talent competition during Thursday’s 12th season finale, a showdown between vocal powerhouse Candice Glover and country singer Kree Harrison.

Candice Glover was crowned the new “American Idol” after defeating country singer Kree Harrison.

The booming 23-year-old R&B vocalist from St. Helena Island, S.C., looked stunned when “Idol” host Ryan Seacrest announced she bested soulful 22-year-old country singer Harrison from Woodville, Texas . The vote count was not announced.

Mariah Carey accepts Icon award from artists group

September 10, 2012 in Entertainment, National Entertainment, News

Mariah Carey was late to the BMI Urban Music Awards, where she was the guest of honor, but that didn’t stop other artists from literally singing her praises.

Fantasia Barrino and Eric Benet were among those who serenaded the star with her own hits. Benet performed “One Sweet Day” and the former “American Idol” sang “Hero” during the private ceremony at the Saban Theatre, where writers, producers and publishers of the year’s top urban hits were recognized Friday.

Voted off ‘Idol,’ contestant Skylar remains upbeat

May 10, 2012 in Entertainment, National Entertainment, News, Statewide News, The Buzz

By Monica Land JACKSON – ‘American Idol’ kicks off tonight with one less singer, but 18-year-old Brandon country rocker, Skylar Laine, said she has no regrets. The Mississippi native was […]

Another One Bites The Dust: Skylar Laine still standing on ‘Idol’

April 30, 2012 in Entertainment, National Entertainment, News, Statewide News, The Buzz, Top Stories

From Media Reports LOS ANGELES, Ca. – Another one bit the dust, but this one wasn’t hard to see coming. After two weeks of shocking elimination episodes, “American Idol” took […]

Family happily sacrifices as Skylar soars on ‘American Idol’

April 9, 2012 in Entertainment, News, The Buzz, Top Stories

BRANDON – (AP) Every week on Fox’s American Idol, a contestant performs, the celebrity judges critique, and a camera shows families’ reactions. The 17 million people watching the broadcasts probably […]