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‘American Idol’ Winner: Phillip Phillips Crowned Season 11 Champion

Posted by Ram Kumar Shrestha on May 24, 2012

By Laura Prudom

Unlike the actual “American Idol” results show, we don’t intend to keep you in suspense about the winner with two hours of filler. After 132 million votes cast last night (really, people?), the 11th winner of the juggernaut reality competition is …

Phillip Phillips.

The White Guy With Guitar strikes again! Looks like that stereotypical streak on “American Idol” isn’t being broken any time soon. Whatever else you might say about P-squared (and I fully expect you to in the comments section), the ladies seem to love him. He’s got a radio-ready sound — especially with his Mumford & Sons-esque winner’s song, “Home” — and he probably has the greatest chance of making an impact on the charts, as so many previous “American Idol” winners have failed to do.

Did he have the best vocals, an impressive range or the ability to work the stage? No. But that doesn’t preclude him from being a successful artist, I suppose. He can at least play his own instruments and write his own songs, and he’s had a firm grasp on his identity all season long, which certainly differentiated him from raw and malleable runner-up Jessica Sanchez. He’s not the surprising choice, but perhaps he’s the most logical choice, since “Idol” has always been a popularity contest more than a talent competition. Read the rest of this entry »

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Jessica Sanchez ‘I Will Always Love You’: 16-Year-Old’s Rendition Stuns ‘American Idol’ Judges

Posted by Ram Kumar Shrestha on March 9, 2012

LOS ANGELES — Gutsy “American Idol” contestant Jessica Sanchez took on Whitney Houston’s biggest hit, delivering a performance that awed the show’s judges.

When host Ryan Seacrest asked the panel to name Wednesday night’s top two singers among the 13 finalists, Steven Tyler was ready.

“Jessica Sanchez and Jessica Sanchez,” Tyler said.

The 16-year-old San Diego high school student’s assured version of “I Will Always Love You” was “just amazing. I don’t even know what to say,” Jennifer Lopez exclaimed during the performance show.

“Jessica, you may be the one. You just made 40 million people cry,” Tyler said (adding a dose of hyperbole by roughly doubling the show’s biggest Wednesday night audience for the season so far). Read the rest of this entry »

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Personality: Simon Phillip Cowel

Posted by Ram Kumar Shrestha on December 18, 2011

Simon Phillip Cowell (born 7 October 1959) is television producer, entrepreneur, and television personality. He is known in the United Kingdom and United States for his role as a talent judge on TV shows such as Pop IdolThe X FactorBritain’s Got Talent and American Idol. He is also the owner of the television production and music publishing house Syco.

As a judge, Cowell is known for his blunt and often controversial criticisms, insults and wisecracks about contestants and their abilities. He is also known for combining activities in both the television and music industries, having promoted singles and records for various artists, including television personalities. He was most recently featured on the seventh series of The X Factor and the fifth series of Britain’s Got Talent. In September 2011, he began featuring as a judge on the first season of The X Factor USA.

In 2010, the British magazine New Statesman listed Cowell at number 41 in a list of “The World’s 50 Most Influential Figures 2010”

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Pia Toscano, Eliminated `Idol’ Singer, Got Medic, Judge Aid

Posted by Ram Kumar Shrestha on April 10, 2011

Nothing exceptiona­l with problem.
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Jennifer Lopez Responds To Report ‘Idol’ Rejected Her Demands

Posted by Ram Kumar Shrestha on August 13, 2010

Should not be that big a deal.
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Reality Show Reject Tries to Sue Simon Cowell

Posted by Ram Kumar Shrestha on July 26, 2010


LONDON (CBS/AP) A woman who was rejected from the TV show “Britain’s Got Talent” is trying to sue the program’s

Simon Cowell arrives at the 17th Annual Elton John AIDS Foundation's Academy Award Viewing Party on Feb. 22, 2009, in Hollywood, Calif. (Credit: Frederick M. Brown/Getty Images)

host, former “American Idol” judge Simon Cowell, for publicly humiliating her.

Emma Czikai claims Cowell was responsible for broadcasting her audition clip, despite her writing to him explaining that health problems had affected her performance.

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The 54-year-old said Thursday at a pre-hearing review in London that she brought the case to retain her “self-respect and dignity.” The review will determine whether a full employment tribunal can go ahead.

She says her performance of Westlife’s “You Raise Me Up” last year was affected by an ailment that caused painful swelling all over the body.

Britain’s The Sun newspaper reported that Czikai is seeking $3.8 million in the lawsuit.

Cowell left the “American Idol” judges’ table at the end of last season to launch an American version of his British reality show “The X Factor.”

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