This year’s season of American Idol will be groundbreaking with amazing talent and a new judge, comedian Ellen DeGeneres. Long time, devout American Idol fans will get to enjoy Ellen’s funny humor and jokes alongside the attitude America has come to love, Simon Cowell. Recently, rumors have surfaced that the two judges aren’t getting along on set. Hopefully these tensions will only lead to funnier moments and better ratings!
American Idol has long been deemed the show with “unbeatable ratings” and a showcase of unbelievable singing talent. This year’s Top 24 are no different and among them are 6 Texans vying for a chance to become the next American Idol! The 6 contestants from Texas include Alex Lambert, Casey James, Lacey Brown, Paige Miles, Tim Urban, and Todrick Hall. After their first performances, all 6 have remained in the competition and hope to do as well as fellow Texan and former American Idol contestant, Jason Castro, did in 2008 and make it to the Top 10.
In recent seasons, American Idol started the “America Gives Back” program in an effort to raise money for different benefits. This year is no different, American Idol, Fox and Apple have teamed up to help raise money for the Haiti relief by placing songs performed each night available online on iTunes for fans to purchase. The profits from iTunes will be given to Haiti Relief Fund.
Since the premiere of American Idol in 2002, the show has produced many top recording artists including Kelly Clarkson, Carrie Underwood, David Cook and most recently Kris Allen. Since Thursday’s Result Show, each Texan has a one and twenty shot at becoming the next American Idol, which we hope happens!