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.
Although Jennifer Hudson nabbed an Oscar and Kelly Clarkson has her legion of pop fans, no American Idol vet has climbed the success ladder higher than country star Carrie Underwood. Since winning the competition in 2005, Underwood has sold over 12 million albums and her latest album, “Blown Away,” was released this week. Even with her monumental achievements, Underwood continues to call American Idol a home away from home, and she fondly recalls her interactions with judges Paula Abdul, Randy Jackson, and Simon Cowell. (Click on the audio player to hear Carrie Underwood)
Carries Underwood returns the American Idol stage tonight performing her new hit single Good Girl tonight at 8/7 central on FOX.
Every year, “Fringe” has rewarded its loyal viewers with mind-blowing season finales, and this year promises to be no different.
Executive producers Jeff Pinkner and J.H. Wyman, of course, were reluctant to give us any spoilers (with a show like “Fringe,” we prefer to watch spoiler-free anyway), but they did offer that the characters’ “desperate, emotionally difficult attempt to stop (villain David Robert) Jones” probably wasn’t entirely successful.
Which means that all the pieces are in place for a showdown of epic proportions, with the futures of both “Fringe” universes hanging in the balance.
Even by sci-fi’s innovative standards, the storytelling and plot twists of “Fringe” have taken a lot of risks and introduced some pretty far-out-there concepts. But ironically enough, Wyman told us the storytelling has always been grounded in real, everyday life, taking a look at the difficult decisions we all face. (Click on the media player to hear J.H. Wyman.)
While breaking plenty of new ground, Season 4 of “Fringe” has also revisited some of the show’s old ground — bringing back some characters and concepts from previous seasons as part of the new stories. According to Pinkner, that’s something the show wanted to do for a couple of important reasons. (Click on the media player to hear Jeff Pinkner.)
The two-part season finale of “Fringe,” “Brave New World,” begins Friday night at 9/8c on Fox.
Back in 1995, Martin Lawrence and Will Smith starred together in the buddy action comedy Bad Boys, which spun off a sequel in 2003. Since then there has been speculation of another Bad Boys film. Last year we spoke to Martin Lawrence who claimed a third Bad Boys films was in the works, but Will Smith doesn’t seem too thrilled about doing another installment of the successful franchise. Speaking with Smith today, the 43-year-old, whose last film was the 2008 drama Seven Pounds, said that he’s not going to do a popcorn movie that doesn’t have “something to say.” Smith also believes that he has anotherseven years of doing action movies before his physique simply turns into “butt and gut.” (Click on the audio player to hear Will Smith)
After a four year break from starring in films Will Smith is back in Men In Black III, co-starring Tommy Lee Jones and Josh Brolin, opens in theaters May 25th.
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.
Scarlett Johansson reprises her role of the mysterious and vengeful Black Widow in The Avengers. Johansson received good notices playing the sexy and deadly crime fighter in Iron Man 2, and since the Black Widow works closely with Nick Fury (Samuel L. Jackson), she was an obvious choice to return with The Avengers. It’s a role Johansson loves, especially since female superheroes (unless you count Elektra and Catwoman!) are surprisingly rather scarce!
This week’s American Idol theme was all about the 60′s and Brit Pop, so we thought we’d give it a go and venture backstage right after the show to have Phillip, Skylar, Jessica, Joshua, and Hollie give us their best “Brit” voice - and they did. (note – it’s not as easy as it appears, well, except for Hollie). They also gave us their take on what makes Brit Pop so appealing. Take a look.
So did you like this week’s theme? Who did it right? Do you think Steve and Jimmy should get their own show? (just asking). More importantly, who do you think is leaving this week? So many questions, so many answers… We’ll all find out who makes it and who doesn’t when the British invasion continues with a Coldplay performance, and another elimination on Thursday at 8/7 central on FOX.