Idol Headlines for 05/25/12

American Idol: A Lesson In Branding? – American Idol is a great study in American culture and provides a few teachable moments in building a brand at any level. It also shows how acts from the new Heartland have dominated throughout American Idol’s eleven year run. – Read more at Forbes

‘American Idol’: Phillip Phillips and Elise Testone to Encore Gotye Duet on Summer Tour? – Could American Idol fans get a repeat performance of Phillip Phillips and Elise Testone’s beloved Gotye duet? The two season 11 finalists sang the hit “Somebody That I Used To Know” on Top 7 week of the competition, and now Testone tells The Hollywood Reporter she has requested it for the summer tour. – Read more at The Hollywood Reporter

American Idol Finale – Constantine Maroulis’ Unofficial Idol Forum

Deandre Brackensick graduated from Oak Grove high school yesterday. Check out the photo at Team-Deandre

‘American Idol’ Finale in Canada Down Year-on-Year – TORONTO – CTV’s two-hour American Idol finale was the most-watched program on Canadian TV Wednesday night with 2.8 million total viewers. But that’s well down on the 3.4 million viewers who watched the 2011 American Idol finale north of the border, according to BBM Canada numbers.- Read more at The Hollywood Reporter

Interview: Kris Allen Discusses the Making of Thank You Camellia – It’s a big week for Kris Allen. On Tuesday, the singer/songwriter and season eight American Idol winner followed up the release his 2009 self-titled debut with his latest album, Thank You Camellia. The 11-track pop-infused album, which includes his inspiring single “The Vision of Love,” is something that the singer said had “been a long time coming.” Amid his busy album release day schedule, Allen graciously took the time to talk with me about challenging himself as an artist, getting to take a more hands-on approach with the album’s production, and which song off of Thank You Camellia that he’s excited to play live. – Read more at Seattle-PI

Britney Spears $15 Million X Factor Contract Is Only For One Year! – Britney Spears finished her first day of judging the upcoming season of The X Factor in Austin, Texas on Thursday, and has exclusively learned that her $15 million dollar contract is only for one year! Britney recently inked the lucrative contract, and has been busy prepping for the show, starting in New York City last week for the Fox Upfronts with fellow judges, Simon Cowell, L.A. Reid, and Demi Lovato. The 30-year-old Toxic singer had ratty hair and bleeding, bitten down nails, the results of years of living on her nerves, adding to concerns that she isn’tready to undertake her new, high profile role. – Read more at Radar Online

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