We are down to the Final 3 contestants on American Idol: Phillip Phillips, Jessica Sanchez and Joshua Ledet. We are days away from finding out who wins it all, the winner will be announced next week when the American Idol finale airs Tuesday and Wednesday night on Fox. We caught up with Phillip, Jessica and Joshua right before they found out they had made the Final 3. We asked them what they are most looking forward to about visiting their hometowns. It’s going to be a big celebration for each of them. Their answers were pretty obvious as soon as they flashed huge smiles on their faces!
Make sure to catch the 3 finalists compete on Wednesday at 8/7 central, then see who gets voted off Thursday at 8/7 central on Fox.
It may be prom season, but it was Homecoming Night for Season 7 “American Idol” winner David Cook, who returned to the “Idol” stage to sing his new song, “The Last Song I’ll Write For You.”
After he performed, he visited with Fox All Access producer Jeff Axelrod backstage. Along with talking about what it was like to come back to “Idol,” Cook shares his thoughts about the performers in this year’s Top 3 — Joshua Ledet, Jessica Sanchez, and Phillip Phillips — and he tells us about the new song and his busy summer schedule!
After Wednesday night’s “American Idol” performances, Hollie Cavanagh received the fewest number of America’s votes and was eliminated from the competition during tonight’s results show.
Did America get it right? Fox All Access producer Jeff Axelrod was backstage after the show to speak with judges Randy Jackson, Steven Tyler, and Jennifer Lopez, who all agreed with America’s choice tonight.
Joshua Ledet, Jessica Sanchez, and Phillip Phillips will all vie for a spot in the “Idol” finale, as they perform next Wednesday night at 8/7c on Fox.
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.
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”!
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.