Idol Headlines for 8/31/14

X Factor UK continues tonight on ITV at 8 pm GMT/3 pm ET. Watch for Mateja’s post. Also, last night’s episode will air on the American cable station AXS TV at 8/7c pm. Check your local listings.

Tonight on Big Brother, it’s the results of the Head of Houshehold competition and nominations. Which houseguests will be sent up on the block? Read Krista’s recap later. 8/7c CBS.

The MDA Telethon Airs tonight on ABC – Featuring Jason Derulo and an appearance by girlfriend, Jordin Sparks. The live event airs on ABC beginning at 9/8c PM.

Pictures: Disney’s American Idol Experience has last show – Disney’s American Idol Experience wrapped up its roughly five-year run on Saturday, Aug. 30, with a heartwarming story straight from the fairytale handbook. A young contestant named Jessica won the evening’s competition — after turning old enough to participate onstage just days ago. Jessica, who recently celebrated her 14th birthday, sang a funky, peppy “I Want You Back” by the Jackson Five to the packed house for the final show at the attraction. Fourteen was the minimum age for contestants. The final show of American Idol Experience, which was staged at Disney’s Hollywood Studios, didn’t deviate from the usual playbook — though there were nods to all the cast and crew from those onstage. – Read more at Orlando

Ayla Brown Marries

You may remember Ayla Brown from American Idol season 5. She was the Top 24 contestant that narrowly missed making the Top 12. Her father, Scott Brown, was a US senator from Massachusetts and is now running for senator of New Hampshire. Ayla married baseball player, Keith Weiser, yesterday at their home in Nashville. Check out their wedding page here.

via @TaylorHicksNews Photo: Michael Sparks Keegan

AARP’s first Boomer Superstar will be determined on September 5 in San Diego by a live audience and our panel of celebrity judges – 19-time Grammy-winning musician/producer Emilio Estefan, Grammy-winning R&B/jazz vocalist Patti Austin, and 2008 American Idol winner,Taylor Hicks! Plus, American Idol former judge, Randy Jackson, will host the fun, music-filled event, and both Patti Austin and Taylor Hicks will perform. The competition will take place on Friday, September 5 as part of AARP’s San Diego Ideas@50+ event. For tickets and more info, visit: – Read more at

‘X Factor’ U.K. Season Debut Ratings Rise – The season opener of The X Factor in the U.K. drew stronger overnight ratings than the last two seasons’ debut episodes as Simon Cowell returned as a judge on the ITV show for the first time since 2010. The 11th season launch episode on ITV1 on Saturday (Aug. 30) night drew 9.5 million viewers on average, according to overnight ratings. The show peaked with 10.6 million viewers. Last year’s season premiere had attracted 9.2 million average viewers in the overnight ratings, up from 8.7 million in 2012, which had been its lowest figure since 2006. Last season’s debut had a peak audience of 10.3 million, up from 9.9 million in 2012. – Read more at Hollywood Reporter

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