Idol Headlines for 02/07/12

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‘Smash’: Six scoops on the season ahead – The series premiere of NBC’s Smash was, in one completely uncreative word, smashing, helped, of course, by the opener’s intense, nail-biting conclusion. In the final minutes of the hour, the two actresses vying for the role of Marilyn (Katharine McPhee’s Karen and Megan Hilty’s Ivy) were left belting out their numbers, while the audience wondered, as the screen faded to black, which one would walk away with the role. Luckily, executive producers Neil Meron and Craig Zadan were nice enough to give EW a few teases on the season to come. – Read more at Entertainment Weekly

David Archuleta Vlogs from Singapore

Fox explains ‘X Factor’ shakeup, defends ‘Idol’ ratings — EXCLUSIVE – Though making a judgment on next year’s Idol panel is months away, Darnell noted viewers can expect to see some twists this season. “There’s always freshening up,” he said. “We’ve done rule changes, we’ve eliminated the middle rounds, we put in the judges’ ‘save.’ And there will be some changes coming to the show this year that no one knows about yet, [though] they’re more modest than last year. What you try to do generally is if you have a year of big changes, you try to let those settle for at least another year. Change can help, or it can kill you if it’s the wrong change. You never want to change the core of the show, no matter what the competition is doing, because that’s what people come back for.” – Read more at Entertaiment Weekly

Former X Factor Contestants React to Shakeup – TV Guide Magazine caught up with two of Scherzinger’s Over-30 finalists — LeRoy Bell and runner-up Josh Krajcik — to get their reactions to the eliminations. “I always felt like Nicole’s time there wasn’t going to be that long, only because she was trying to pursue her own recording career,” says Bell. “I figured it might be temporary.” In fact, when asked about her future as an X Factor judge in December, Scherzinger told TV Guide Magazine, “I’m an artist and I’m usually the one on stage.” “I’m a little shocked,” agrees Krajcik. “I’m a little surprised that Paula left. At least with Nicole, I kind of knew that she wanted more time for her music career.” – Read more at TV Guide

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