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American Idol to Undergo “Retooling”

CKx, the company that owns American Idol is to undergo a major retooling, according to a report from the New York Times. That is, after the company itself undergoes its own reorganization. The company will consider changes to the voting system as part of the “refresh.”

AMERICAN IDOL: The Season 11 winner Phillip Phillips performs his victory song during the sason 11 AMERICAN IDOL GRAND FINALE at the Nokia Theatre on Weds. May 23, 2012 in Los Angeles, California. CR: Michael Becker/FOX
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Phillip Phillips “Home” Makes American Idol History, Bows at #2 on Digital Chart

Phillip Phillip’s coronation single, “Home” bows at #2 on the Billboard Digital Songs chart this week with 278,000 downloads sold, according to Nielsen SoundScan.

It’s also the second-best digital sales week ever for any Idol contestant. Only original Idol, Kelly Clarkson’s 2009 song “My Life Would Suck Without You” had a higher sales when it debuted with 280,000 downloads!

THE X FACTOR: Britney Spears arrives at the taping of THE X FACTOR in Austin, Texas on Thurday, May 24. CR: Frank Micelotta / FOX.
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X Factor Austin Auditions: Britney Spears Audio

Audio from last week’s Austin X Factor auditions reveal a Britney Spears who is both lucid and funny. My biggest concern for Britney was the zoned-out affect she carries in some of her interviews. Would she be able to engage the contestants her fellow judges and the audience? It appears, via these clips, that she can.

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Kris Allen, Haley Reinhart, Phillip Phillips, Jessica Sanchez Albums First Week Sales Numbers (UPDATED)

Haley Reinhart’s debut album, Listen Up! debuts on the Billboard Charts at #17 with 20, 000 copies sold. Kris Allen’s Thank You Camellia, his second post-Idol release, debuts at #26 with 16,000 sales.

UPDATED: Phillip Phillip’s Journey to the Idol Finale debuts on the Billboard chart at #11 with 24,000 copies sold. He pushes Haley and Kris down the chart.. Jessica Sanchez’s Journey to the Finale enters the chart at #126 with 4,000 sold.

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Idol Headlines for 05/30/12

Joshua Ledet appears on Live! With Kelly today. Jennifer Hudson to perform with the Boston Pops 4th of July concert – That Jennifer Hudson will perform with the Boston Pops on the Esplanade this Fourth

GLEE: Blaine (Darren Criss, L) and Kurt (Chris Colfer, R) share a moment in the "Extraordinary Merry Christmas" episode of GLEE airing Tuesday, Dec. 13 (8:00-9:00 PM ET/PT) on FOX. ©2011 Fox Broadcasting Co. Cr: Adam Rose/FOX

Glee: Kurt and Blaine “Extraordinary Merry Christmas” Box Scene Revealed!

Remember the Glee Christmas special? In Extraordinary Merry Christmas, official FOX episode stills promised a gift-giving scene between Kurt and Blaine. In the end, the entire scene was cut, reportedly for time. Glee producers have promised to include the scene on the Season 3 DVD due out in the fall. But, now you won’t have to wait to find out exactly what happened in the missing scene, thanks to some charity minded Glee fans!