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Report: Harry Connick Jr. Signs on as 'American Idol' Judge

By Deena Bustillo on
Getty ImagesLooks like Harry Connick Jr. will be at the judges' table on American Idol next season. The 45-year-old actor/singer has reportedly been confirmed for the job, according to E! News' sources, but an official announcement hasn't been made quite yet.Connick has been a mentor, performer, and a guest judge on the TV talent show so he's plenty familiar with the show. And he even hinted at the prospect of having a bigger part in the show a while back. "It's a fun show. It's been talked...Read Full Story

'American Idol' Suffers Worst Finale Ratings Ever, Loses to 'Big Bang Theory'

By JJ Duncan on
After losing ground all season, American Idol failed to end on an up note with last night's finale. Up against some tough competition, Fox's former juggernaut finished with 14.3 million viewers, versus CBS' Big Bang Theory, which drew 14.4 million for its season finale. This marks the first time an Idol finale has failed to crack the 20 million mark, underscoring the show's declining ratings, which have been the key talking point around Idol all season.So how will producers be addressing this...Read Full Story

'American Idol' Will 'Likely' Go Back to 3 Judges After This Season

By JJ Duncan on
With Randy Jackson officially out for next season, American Idol will "likely" go back to a three-judge panel for its 14th season, Fox entertainment chairman Kevin Reilly told TheWrap.com.The Fox exec wouldn't confirm reports that all four judges would be gone next season, but did say the remaining three judges would be "welcome back." That's news to Idol fans, who have largely assumed that Fox execs have been unhappy with the bickering that has come to define the Season 13 judges panel.Last...Read Full Story

All 4 'American Idol' Judges Reportedly Getting the Axe

By JJ Duncan on
(Getty Images)Do you like American Idol this season? If so, it feels like you're in the minority, doesn't it? The Voice is the cooler, younger show. Idol's ratings keep slipping. The judges are not generally celebrated in the media, and those oooold song selections are really wearing thin.Apparently Idol producers agree with all that because the word is they'll be doing away with this season's entire judging panel and completely making over the show, according to The Wrap. Gone are Nicki...Read Full Story

'American Idol' Recap: Season 12, Episode 34

By JJ Duncan on
(From FOX)Welcome to the top three everybody! Next week is American Idol's big finale, and this top three is in fighting form. Wednesday night's show was marked by some standout performances, but the most memorable thing about the episode was probably the homecoming parade videos. Let's start with the song choices and get to the highlights below. This week, each contestant sang three songs: one chosen by producers, another chosen by the judges, and a third chosen by Jimmy Iovine.SONG...Read Full Story