10 Years Ago Today, “American Idol” Debuted…and Changed Music Forever – Read a retrospective of the last 10 years of American Idol from ABC News Radio – Imagine a world where Kelly Clarkson isn’t a worldwide pop icon, but a struggling cocktail waitress. Or a world in which Carrie Underwood isn’t a country music superstar, but a journalism student in Oklahoma. Or a world where Ryan Seacrest is an unknown deejay, and Simon Cowell is just a record executive in England. That’s what could’ve happened — if, ten years ago today, American Idol hadn’t debuted on Fox as a summer replacement series. – Read more at ABC News Radio
Interview With Kris Allen
And Pop Interview
In this edition of “Way Back When” @Jordans_life talks to Adam about his first kiss with tongue, smoking cigarettes and sneaking out of the house. – AndPop
Making the new album.
Talking music, love and glasses with Danny Gokey – Danny Gokey talks about his new line of unisex eye wear plus his upcoming album with OnMilwaukee.com -“I just signed with new management and I am doing a lot of writing right now. Expect a full-length album out in early 2013. We’re in the process of negotiating labels and trying to find the best place for me. There are a lot of opportunities…[the album] It will again cross genres: country, Christian, rock. My messages always revolve around love, inspiration, church and real issues like heartbreak.” – Read more at OnMilwaukee
‘Rock of Ages’ Star Constantine Maroulis Reluctant to See Movie Version (Video) – Constantine tells THR backstage at last night’s Tony Awards that he’s still bummed that he lost the role he originated in Rock of Ages to a younger actor. – The Hollywood Reporter
Britney Spears Is an ‘Incredibly Tough’ X Factor Judge – “Sources” SWEAR Britney Spears is a “tough” judge. (That’s not what local press said, which is probably why Britney’s people probably leaked the story) – “She’s got a really good instinct, and when she loves something, she looks like she wants to dance on the desk,” a source tells PEOPLE. “When she doesn’t like someone, she is incredibly tough.” Her tough side came out over the weekend, when she told one disappointed singer, “You have to be great to be on this show, so [I vote] no.” – Read more at People