Idol Headlines for 07/24/07

Today Idol headlines after the jump ¦

‘American Idol gets a makeover, Fox unveils fall lineup

Sitting cozily at the top of the ratings, the Fox network faces two key questions: Will two of its hits – …American Idol and …24 – make changes?
The short answers: Yes and maybe.

…Idol will definitely be different next season, Nigel Lythgoe, one of the show producers, told the Television Critics Association.

…We realize that we made such mistakes on Idol last season, that we didnt really show the personalities of the people, he said. …We were so engrossed with the mentors ‘  (who) were particularly good last season ‘  and we focused on their stories and not really on the Melindas.

With a constant flow of such mentors as Diana Ross, Jon Bon Jovi and Gwen Stefani, …Idol left viewers with little feeling about such contestants as Melinda Doolittle. …We didnt know them as much as we knew the Kellie Picklers from the season before, Lythgoe says……..

Delaware Online

Daughtry Soars Above ‘Idol’

Daughtry, the rock band formed by “American Idol” finalist Chris Daughtry, is hitting the road hard over the next few months as it rides high on the success of its debut album.

The group will stop by fairs and festivals all over the US through October and open for Nickelback in a handful of arenas in the US and Canada………

Ultimate Guitars

Concert review: Daughtry shuns his ‘Idol’ past

Remember when hard-rock concerts used to be kind of scary and dangerous? Despite its ear-splitting volume and rampant testoster-overtones, Monday’s sold-out Target Center tripleheader with Nickelback, Staind and “American Idol” rocker Chris Daughtry was as safe as a quilting convention…

Star Tribune

American Idol Winner Comes To 4H Fair

It’s a night local American Idol fans have been looking forward to for months.

Monday night Season 5 winner Taylor Hicks took the stage at the Elkhart County 4-H Fair.

Fans from all over Michiana crowded into the grandstand……..