Jimmy Iovine’s words to us last week proved prophetic. He praised Hollie Cavanagh for “coming on strong” in the “American Idol” competition, but thought the 18-year-old’s progress might have been too little, too late.
Tonight, he was proven correct, as Cavanagh received the fewest number of America’s votes and was sent home.
After the show, she came backstage to talk with Fox All Access producer Jeff Axelrod about her elimination, her growth as an artist during her two stints on “Idol,” and how she’s looking forward to the “Idol” finale and tour.
The three remaining finalists — Joshua Ledet, Jessica Sanchez, and Phillip Phillips — will square off for a spot in the “Idol” finale next Wednesday night at 8/7c on Fox.
After dominating the radio business for over 30 years, Howard Stern really has nothing to prove. Signing up as a judge on the NBC reality series America’s Got Talent should be a welcome challenge for Stern, and his biting humor and candor should add an extra dimension to the show. Stern believes he’s a good fit for America’s Got Talent, and the radio icon has nothing but praise for host Nick Cannon and his fellow judges Howie Mandel and Sharon Osbourne.
Take note! It’s Mother’s Day this Sunday! While many of you are spending time looking for that one perfect card, the American Idol Top 4 are focused on singing that one perfect song – that one that will help land them in next week’s final three (and make mom proud!). So in the spirit of the holiday we decided to ask Jessica Sanchez, Phillip Phillips, Joshua Ledet, and Hollie Cavanagh to share their favorite “mom memory”. Watch and find out who had mom doing homework, who’s crazy, and who still brings a tear to their child’s eye. Catch American Idol this week – Wednesday and Thursday at 8/7 central – and find out who makes the “Final Three”!
After playing the acerbic and talented Dr. Gregory House for eight seasons, Hugh Laurie wraps up his part with the shows series finale on May 21st. Although he had a solid acting career before taking on House, Laurie understands audiences and maybe even filmmakers will have a hard time seeing the actor in any other type of role. Still, Laurie remains grateful for his House experience.
Emily and Zooey Deschanel are very close these days. And not just as sisters — they’re both working on shows that are based on the 20th Century Fox lot in Los Angeles, just a few hundred feet away from each other. Emily, of course, has been starring on “Bones” for seven years, while Zooey has just finished up her first season of “New Girl.” Zooey made an appearance on “Bones” a few years ago, guest-starring as the cousin of Emily’s character. So now that Zooey’s got a show of her own, would Emily be interested in returning the favor? She told us they’ve talked about it.
Watch Emily Deschanel on a new episode of “Bones,” Monday night at 8/7c, and Zooey Deschanel on the season final of “New Girl,” Tuesday night at 9/8c, both on Fox.
Carrie Underwood’s performed on thousands of stages for millions of fans in the past several years, but for her, there’s still something very special about returning to the stage that started it all: the “American Idol” stage in Hollywood.
Underwood returned to “Idol” tonight, performing the title track from her new album “Blown Away,” and afterward, she admitted to Fox All Access producer that coming back to “Idol” stirred up the butterflies in her stomach once again.
Underwood’s album, “Blown Away,” is available now.
The Final Four “American Idol” finalists will perform next Wednesday night at 8/7c on Fox.
Another Thursday night brought another elimination to “American Idol,” and this week, it was Skylar Laine’s turn to go.
Backstage after the show, “Idol” judge Steven Tyler told Fox All Access producer Jeff Axelrod that his “country side” was sad to see her go, and that from here on in, every song will be crucial for the remaining finalists. He also shared his thoughts on how to stay sane in the crazy world of music.
Next week, “American Idol’s” Final Four will take to the stage once again, performing Wednesday night at 8/7c on Fox.
If Skylar Laine was feeling down after her elimination from “American Idol” tonight, she sure did a good job of hiding it.
Laine became this season’s 5th place finisher, receiving the fewest number of votes after Wednesday’s performances, and although a lot of people backstage were shocked, Laine herself wasn’t. She admitted that whil she and Hollie Cavanagh were on stage awaiting their fate, Cavanagh said she was sure she would be the one to go, but Laine told her, “You’ll be surprised.”
Shortly after the results were announced, Laine came backstage to speak with Fox All Access producer Jeff Axelrod about her “Idol” experience and what she’s looking forward to the most before she heads out on the road for this summer’s “Idol” tour.
With only three weeks left in the competition and the pressure mounting, “American Idol’s” Final Four take to the stage next Wednesday, trying to keep their hopes of winning alive. Watch them at 8/7c on Fox.
“American Idol” said goodbye to another contestant tonight, as Skylar Laine was eliminated from the competition.
“Idol” mentor Jimmy Iovine wasn’t all that surprised to see Laine get the fewest number of America’s votes, but he does have some ideas about why the viewers are voting the way they are.
He also thinks he knows what it will take for each of the four remaining contestants to win it all, and he shared those thoughts with Fox All Access producer Jeff Axelrod backstage after tonight’s show.
Watch the “American Idol” Final Four perform next Wednesday night at 8/7c on Fox.
Josh Hutcherson has been acting since the tender age of nine, with “Little Manhattan, “Bridge to Terabithia,” and “Zathura” serving as some of his earlier work. These days Hutcherson is stretching his wings with such diverse work in “The Kids Are All Right” and most recently “The Hunger Games.” Now 19, Hutcherson credits the intense 1999 thriller Fight Club as a movie that inspired him to be an actor.
The Hunger Games is still in theaters and he starts shooting the film’s sequel, Catching Fire, later this summer.