Jennifer Hudson may be returning to the show that launched her into the spotlight, that is if reports of her signing on as a judge for next season of American Idol are true.
The first all-female AI finale in nine years crowned a winner, Candice Glover, but the Season 12 finale still didn’t rack up the numbers.
Whatever the reason, judging panels on Idol, The Voice and The X-Factor have been marked in recent years by ever-changing bodies in the judges’ seats.
The early- to mid-2000s were a simpler time in music. Rock music was actually thing on popular radio. Production on hit singles was often stripped down nearly to its core rather than with bombastic synths and beats. People still (kind of) bought albums, at least early on in the decade. And American Idol was more about the singers than it was the judges.
When Nicki Minaj didn’t appear to the set on time for the first live taping of American Idol Wednesday night (March 13), the cameras kept on rolling. Her absence had many wondering what could have happened to the singer.
The judge raves about AI, calling it an “amazing, amazing show.”
Yep, Mariah Carey’s the new ‘American Idol’ judge, but that’s not the only thing she’s got going on.
Mariah pleased to be a judge, while veteran/MC’s manager Randy Jackson was involved in her negotiations.
Casey Abrams talks to CBS Local about working with ‘American Idol’ judge Randy Jackson on his recently released debut album, his musical connection with ‘AI’ alum Haley Reinhart and shares his advice for this season’s Idol cast offs.
Over the last ten years, Randy Jackson has made some serious bank from his gig as an ‘American Idol’ judge, but he’s been seriously stingy when it comes to sharing the wealth with his daughter […]