American Idol celebrates 20 seasons at post Top 14 Party – So on Monday night, atop Tommie Hollywood at the rooftop Desert 5 Spot lounge, the current Idol guard gathered to do just that: celebrate two decades of confetti-showering pop coronations with the all-star judging panel of Katy Perry, Luke Bryan and Lionel Richie, as well as showrunner Megan Michaels, ABC Entertainment president Craig Erwich and the newly christened top 14 singers of season 20. “It’s hard to say, ‘No, you didn’t make it to American Idol — now sing!’ And then commercial break. And then you’re done – and literally, you’re done on this show. But … no one’s getting out of it besides one person, so get used to the Band-Aid getting ripped off. “And truly, honestly, that’s the real world,” she adds. “That’s the real music industry. It’s not ever going to be as intense, as concentrated and sometimes not even as kind or constructive in the real music industry. We’re kind of like the Montessori style. We’re a Montessori mom. We let them figure it out.” – Read more at Billboard
Katy Perry Shares a Piece of Advice for Idol Contestants Who Didn’t Make Top 14: ‘Keep Swinging’ – “The hardest part is just like hearing a no. They’ve come so far,” Perry, 37, tells PEOPLE and USA Today in a group interview of the contestants who’ve been turned away. “It is a competition at the end of the day but we forget that because we do become a little bit of a family who becomes invested in these kids — and everyone is really talented at this point.” – Read more at People.com
Two American Idol Season 19 alums announce release dates for their new singles, Grace Kinstler on April 25 and Casey Bishop on April 22.
American Idol season 19 alum Grace Kinstler Announces “Breaking Myself” release date
American Idol 2021 second runner-up Grace Kinstler announces she’ll released her post-Idol debut single “Breaking Myself” on April 29.
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Casey Bishop drops her long-awaited debut single “Bad Dream” on April 22
American Idol season 19 teen rocker, Casey Bishop, drops her debut single “Bad Dream” on Friday April 22.
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Simon Cowell headed to Canada – Simon Cowell is set to join the live two-hour finale of Canada’s Got Talent on May 17. “Canada has produced some remarkable talent over the years and I’m delighted it now has its own Got Talent showcase,” the former American Idol judge said in press release. “The standard of contestants on the show has been great this season, so I really wanted to see it for myself. The finale is the perfect opportunity so I can watch the best of the best compete and judge for myself. Howie (Mandel), Lilly (Singh), Kardi (Offishall) and Trish (Stratus) have done a great job, but have been way too nice for my liking! So watch out Canada, I’m on my way.” – Read more at Calgary Herald
Camila Cabello Carpool Karaoke – James Corden asks his pal Camila Cabello to help him carpool through the LA traffic and the two sing her big hits from “Havana” to “Don’t Go Yet” to “Bam Bam.” And James asks Camila about both the journey her parents took to create a new life in America for their daughter. And before James hooks Camila up to a lie detector test, she admits her love for Harry Styles is what inspired her to audition for “The X Factor.”
Lionel Richie Says This Is The Most Combative Season Of ‘American Idol’ – Lionel Richie is revealing why Season 20 of “American Idol” is the judges’ most combative season yet! “This year we actually have opinions, before we were trying to be polite with Katy… behind the scenes it’s nasty but in front of the scenes it’s kumbaya,” he said. Lionel also revealed if him, Katy Perry, and Luke Bryan ever run into each other during their Las Vegas residency.
Katy Perry Looks Back At Her Iconic Met Gala Looks – Katy Perry loves a good Met Gala look. In 2019 the theme was “Camp: Notes on Fashion” and the 37-year-old famously wore a chandelier up the famous steps, but she revealed that was not her first option. “[The first plan] was to be real dumb, to literally come as a tent,” she joked to Access Hollywood’s Zuri Hall on the “American Idol”red carpet
Luke Bryan Leaves Katy Perry A SPECIAL Gift In Las Vegas – Luke Bryan and Katy Perry have a lot in common! They are both judges on “American Idol” and have a Las Vegas residency at the same hotel! The two sometimes alternate hotel suites and the country singer joked that he leaves Katy special gifts. “I leave crumbs in the couch, and I did send a selfie of the toilet, I’m like Katy you know, here is where it all goes down,” he joked to Access Hollywood’s Zuri Hall on the “American Idol” red carpet.