Kane Brown Returns to American Idol Finale With Energetic Performance

Kane Brown peforms American Idol Season 17 finale

If Kane Brown was the vindictive type, he may have hit the American Idol stage during the May 19 grand finale a little puffed up. The hit singer-songwriter once auditioned for the show and was rejected. [RELATED: Kane Brown and Wife Katelyn Jae Expecting First Child— “I’m Gonna Be a Daddy”] However, Kane isn’t that guy … Read more

American Idol Crowns New Season 17 Winner

Laine Hardy American Idol Season 17 winner

Judges Luke Bryan, Katy Perry, and Lionel Richie said it over and over again. Season 17 of American Idol, the second season on ABC, was one for the books. The talent was incredible from Hollywood on, and each elimination round was more difficult than the last. The weeks and process of going from the Top … Read more

Luke Bryan Smokes Out Wife Caroline While Grilling in Their House [Watch]

Luke Bryan smokes out wife Caroline with indoor grilling

Luke Bryan is good at a lot of things. He’s an good entertainer, singer, and songwriter. We’re pretty sure that his family thinks he’s an exceptional husband, father, son, and uncle. He’s heavily involved in Buck Commander. And he’s even in the restaurant biz with his 32 Bridge Bar. But he might want to avoid … Read more

“American Idol” Contestant Johanna Jones Got a Marriage Proposal That Made Katy Perry Breakdown in Tears [Watch]

American Idol contestant gets marriage proposal

Johanna Jones had every right to be nervous on the Monday night (March 25) episode of American Idol. It was Hollywood Week and the long-haired singer was prepping to perform the Chris Isaak song “Wicked Game” in front of judges Katy Perry, Luke Bryan and Lionel Richie. But you know who was really nervous? Her … Read more

American Idol’s Gabby Barrett and Cade Foehner Engaged!

Cade Foehner Gabby Barrett engagement

Congratulations are in order for season 16 American Idol finalists Gabby Barrett and Cade Foehner on their recent engagement. The couple took to Instagram to share the big news. “Foehner has a nice RING to it… 💍💕,” Gabby, 19, wrote with a photo of her and Cade kissing while the ring is held up in … Read more

“American Idol” Contestant Chloe Channell Brings ’90s Country Star Along for Audition [Watch]

billy dean chloe chanell

If you’re a relatively new fan of country music, you may not be familiar with “Somewhere In My Broken Heart” singer Billy Dean. However, “American Idol” judges Luke Bryan and Lionel Richie knew exactly who the talented and handsome ’90s country star was when he appeared at the auditions for season 17 of the hit … Read more

“American Idol” Judges Get Pranked by Contestant in Disguise [Watch]

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This far into the new season of American Idol, we have seen everyone from farmers to construction workers to models audition for judges Luke Bryan, Katy Perry and Lionel Richie. But it was the gothed-out contestant named Lady Mapo that just might have received the most attention. On Monday night’s episode (March 18,) the figure … Read more

Madison Vandenburg’s Renditon of Dan + Shay’s “Speechless” on “American Idol” is Impressive

Madison Vandenburg American Idol auditons Dan + Shay Speechless

We’ve gained a lot of incredibly talented entertainers from reality competition shows like “American Idol” and “The Voice,” and it seems that with every season, the talent grows even more remarkable. “Idol” judges Luke Bryan, Katy Perry, and Lionel Richie can testify to that after the March 10 auditions when Madison Vandenburg sat down at … Read more

Luke Bryan Puts Roping Skills to Use to Help Rope Katy Perry During “American Idol” Audition

Luke Bryan Roping American Idol audition

“It’s like a country Justin Bieber,” were the first words out of Katy Perry’s mouth when Austin Michael Robinson came out to audition for “American Idol.” The young hopeful was decked out in a cowboy hat with blonde hair flowing, a guitar strapped over his shoulder with a checkered shirt completing the picture. “If Bieber and … Read more

Alejandro Aranda Could Very Well Be the Next ‘American Idol’ [WATCH]

Alejandro Aranda American Idol audition

Alejandro Aranda walked onto the small audition stage of American Idol with his eyes centered on his feet and his guitar, looking like a guy who didn’t just have much in store for judges Luke Bryan, Lionel Richie and Katy Perry. But then, Aranda started playing and it became quite evident that another superstar had just … Read more

Luke Bryan Reunites With Young Make-A-Wish Fan During “American Idol” Auditions

Luke Bryan and Ethan Payne American Idol audition make a wish

There’s no question that reality show judges and coaches are often surprised at who they see and hear during the audition process. Some of the contestants are so incredibly good, it’s almost unbelievable that they aren’t already superstars. Others, not so much. And then, as happened with “American Idol” judge Luke Bryan, you might actually … Read more

Blind Contestant Shayla Winn Brings Lionel Richie to Tears During “American Idol” Audition

Shayla Winn sings Andra Day Rise Up as Lionel Richie cries

Every so often a really inspiring story comes along on the reality competition series Amercian Idol. This season, Shayla Winn—who goes by Shayy— is that inspiration. Pronounced legally blind a year ago, the 17-year-old didn’t let that stop her from giving the performance of a lifetime. Shayy introduced herself to judges, Lionel Richie, Katy Perry … Read more