American Idol

Jordin Sparks Talks DWTS and Reuniting With Chris Brown

Jordin Sparks is joining "DWTS" with partner Brandon Armstrong. E! News caught up with the two in New York City after the epic cast announcement!

September 11, 2022

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Kelly Clarkson Reflects on How She's Evolved Since Winning American Idol 20 Years Ago

In honor of the 20th anniversary of American Idol, Kelly Clarkson looked back at how she's changed since winning the singing competition's first season in 2002.

September 8, 2022

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American Idol Showrunner Answers All Our Burning Audition Questions

In an exclusive interview with E! News, American Idol showrunner Megan Michaels Wolflick revealed what she is really looking for in an Idol hopeful.

September 6, 2022

Jennifer Hudson to Have an American Idol Reunion on New Talk Show

Jennifer Hudson is throwing it back for the premiere episode of her new talk show. Find out which American Idol judge will sit down with her when The Jennifer Hudson Show debuts.

September 2, 2022

American Idol Winner Just Sam Posts From a Hospital: "I Seriously Need Help"

Singer Samantha Diaz, nicknamed Just Sam, a past winner of American Idol, shared photos from inside a hospital room on social media.

August 27, 2022

Jax Responds After Victoria’s Secret CEO Issues Letter Regarding Her Viral Song About the Lingerie Brand

American Idol alum Jax clarified that she did not want to “take down a brand” with her viral song “Victoria’s Secret.” See what inspired the body positivity track below.

August 15, 2022

Ryan Seacrest and Girlfriend Aubrey Paige Turn Up the Heat in Ibiza

Three weeks after going red carpet official with their romance, Ryan Seacrest and Aubrey Paige looked more in love than ever while on a romantic getaway to Ibiza. See the photos below!

July 2, 2022

American Idol's Scotty McCreery and Wife Gabi Expecting First Baby

Five years after tying the knot, country singer Scott McCreey and his wife Gabi Dugal McCreery are preparing to welcome their first child together, a son.

June 21, 2022

Carrie Underwood Shares 17-Year-Old Diary Entry From Night She Won American Idol

Seventeen years ago, Carrie Underwood won American Idol—and the hearts of many around the world. See her anniversary tribute to the milestone moment below.

May 25, 2022

Ryan Seacrest Details "Embarrassing" American Idol Wardrobe Malfunction

After Ryan Seacrest's pants gave viewers too much of an eyeful during the American Idol season 20 finale, the host was forced to change into someone else's underwear.

May 23, 2022

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Katy Perry Adorably Congratulates New Mom Rihanna

Katy Perry shared some words of wisdom for new mom Rihanna with E! News on the American Idol red carpet. Plus, find out if she plans to return as a judge next season.

May 23, 2022

Will Katy Perry Return to American Idol Next Season?

Katy Perry dishes on the power of American Idol after having a full circle moment with hit song "Firework." Plus, Katy congratulates Rihanna on her new bundle of joy.

May 23, 2022

American Idol Crowns Season 20 Champion: Find Out Who Won

The American Idol season 20 finale saw Sara Bareilles, Michael Bublé, Ben Platt and more stars perform before crowning winner Noah Thompson.

May 23, 2022

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American Idol Contestants React to "Childhood Hero" Carrie Underwood Returning to the Show

We've got a hot one tonight! Carrie Underwood is heading back to American Idol. Check out what the Top 5 contestants had to say about it here!

May 9, 2022

Katy Perry CRASHES Idol Contestants' Interview

American Idol Top 5 contestants Leah Marlene, HunterGirl and Nicolina are soaking up the moment as judge Katy Perry crashes their interview on the red carpet.

May 9, 2022

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How Katy Perry Celebrated Her Second Mother's Day With Orlando Bloom and Daughter Daisy

American Idol judges Katy Perry and Luke Bryan revealed their Mother's Day surprises with E! News on the show's red carpet, and Lionel Richie shared his thoughts on daughter Sofia's engagement.

May 9, 2022

American Idol's Gabby Barrett Expecting Baby No. 2

On Mother’s Day, Gabby Barrett announced that she and her fellow American Idol alum husband Cade Foehner were expecting their second child, a baby boy.

May 8, 2022

All the Must-See Moments From the American Idol Reunion

All of your favorite American Idol alums got together to celebrate 20 years of the iconic singing competition. Check out the best moments here!

May 3, 2022

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American Idol Winner Laine Hardy Arrested for Allegedly Wiretapping His Ex-Girlfriend

Former American Idol winner Laine Hardy has been arrested for allegedly planting a listening device in his ex-girlfriend's dorm room at a Louisiana State University.

April 29, 2022

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Derek Hough Steps In as Disney Night Mentor for American Idol

Derek Hough will be stepping in for Ben Platt as a mentor on American Idol's Disney Night. Brush off those mouse ears and get the exclusive details here!

April 28, 2022

Katy Perry Hilariously Reacts to American Idol Contestant Performing Song By Her Ex John Mayer

During an episode of American Idol, judge Katy Perry told contestant Noah Thompson he should “Wikipedia me” after performing a song by her ex, John Mayer.

April 26, 2022

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Katy Perry Reveals If She's Ready for Baby No. 2 With Fiancé Orlando Bloom

Katy Perry chatted with E! News on the American Idol red carpet, gushing about her adorable daughter, Daisy, the show's recent trip to Hawaii and whether or not she's ready to have another kid.

April 19, 2022

American Idol Contestant Kenedi Anderson Drops Out for “Personal Reasons”

American Idol contestant Kenedi Anderson has dropped out of the competition. See what the performer said about her journey on the popular show.

April 12, 2022