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‘American Idol’ returned last night – with the worst ratings it’s ever had.

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American Idol returned last night, and had it’s lowest premiere rating ever. The 13th season of Fox’s onetime hit show delivered only 15 million viewers, down 23 percent from last year. Producers were hoping new judge Harry Connick Jr. would bring in a new crowd, but even he couldn’t help.

The performance continues an overall downward trend for the series since 2006, and the show’s premiere ratings have dropped consistently since 2010. It’s a testament to how massive the show’s ratings were in its early years that Idol has managed to fall in the Nielsen numbers for eight years straight and still deliver strong ratings. But there was some mild hope this year might avoid yet another dip given how strong the drops have been — surely it was time for a least a little uptick, right? By comparison, The Voice debuted to 14.9 million viewers and a 5.1 adult demo rating in the fall, marking the first time Idol has premiered to a lower demo rating than its NBC rival. At least Idol can claim it won the night — the show hugely dominated Wednesday’s ratings.

Idol‘s tone during last night’s Austin audition kick-off was notably friendlier among the judges, a departure from last season’s tense drama-filled panel that featured Nicki Minaj and Mariah Carey (both of whom are no longer on the show). Some critics have suspected that Idol is taking a cue from the success of The Voice, which has a panel that’s often praised for its feel-good camaraderie. Connick Jr. shared the table with returning judges Keith Urban and Jennifer Lopez (the latter returning to the show after a one-year absence). Fox also made changes behind the scenes this year, shedding longtime producers Nigel Lythgoe and Ken Warwick and bringing aboard Per Blankens, Jesse Ignjatovic and Evan Prager.

Here’s my two-cents on American Idol. For the first 5 seasons or so I REALLY loved it. It was new, it was fresh, it was exciting…. you actually CARED who won. But after that, it just got awfully boring. I’m sure you couldn’t even tell me who won the last 5 seasons. I think for one thing – the music has got to change. I don’t want to see young kids singing oldies. I just don’t. Second, they need to spice it up somehow. Change something OTHER than the judges.

Do you still watch it? What do you think?

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Posted Thursday, January 16th, 2014 at 8:08am
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Jennifer Lopez: “I don’t like to be alone.” What a shocking revelation.

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Jennifer Lopez is currently promoting the heck out of her return to American Idol. In the upcoming Season 13, she, Keith Urban and Harry Connick Jr. will serve as judges.

During a panel for American Idol, Jennifer opened up about her divorce from ex-husband Marc Anthony, and whether or not she’ll get married again (she’s currently dating dancer-choreographer Casper Smart).

Shortly after her summer 2011 separation from Anthony, 45, the singer went on tour, marking a new chapter for the star. “That was a transformative year for me in so many ways. I had just divorced, and I went on tour with the kids and it was just like, ‘hooooo!’ And I left Idol. It’s like all my security blankets were gone and I was out there doing something I had never done before,” she said. (Lopez, 44, and the Spanish singer split in July 2011 after seven years of marriage. The pair are parents to twins Max and Emme, 5. The singer went on to join the FOX series as a judge for seasons 10 and 11 in 2011 and 2012 respectively.)

Lopez was married twice before Anthony. In January 1998, she divorced Ojani Noa after one year of marriage, and, after a notable relationship with Diddy, she married dancer Cris Judd in 2001 until their divorce in 2003. In arguably her most high-profile romance, she dated Ben Affleck for over two years. The exes — known as “Bennifer” at the time — called off their engagement in 2004.

“I’m one of those people who does not like to be alone. I have no shame saying that at this point in my life,” she explained during the panel. “I think we have to own who we are.”

As for walking down the aisle for the fourth time? “I don’t know, I don’t know, we’ll see,” she said. “I always believed in that institution. My parents were married for a very long time, for 35 years. I believe in it. It’s difficult. I’ve had my challenges but at the same time I believe in love. That’s the main thing.”

I think it’s a fairly obvious thing, her not liking to be alone. She jumps from man-t0-man. If anything ever happened with Casper, she’s be on to the next! I don’t think marriage is for her, though. Three marriages already? Crazy talk.

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Posted Wednesday, January 15th, 2014 at 10:10am
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Mariah Carey HATED her time on ‘American Idol,’ “It was like going to work every day in hell with Satan.”

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I guess Mariah Carey didn’t have a good time while judging ‘American Idol!’ Mariah stopped by Hot 97 for an interview, when she was asked what she thought about her one season of judging on the singing competition. She replied, “Honestly, I hated it.”

“I thought it was going to be a three-person panel,” Carey said. “They gave me a nice dangling monetary moment, and I was just like … ‘Okay. Randy Jackson will be there. I’ve known him forever, he used to play bass for me. Like, this isn’t a big deal. This will be nothing.’ But it wasn’t that … It was like going to work every day in hell with Satan.”

Mariah didn’t reveal who she thought Satan was, but there’s not really any guessing. She and Nicki Minaj had a very public hate for each other. After making the Satan comment, she tried to laugh it off. “I’m just playing. It didn’t affect me that much. I was disappointed.”

Mariah said she loved the contestants, and it was hard for her when they didn’t move on. ‘American Idol’ scrapped all the judges from last season, and for Season 13, they’re bringing back Keith Urban, Jennifer Lopez, and for a first time, Harry Connick Jr..

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Posted Thursday, November 14th, 2013 at 8:08am
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Jennifer Lopez Very Close To American Idol Return

Jennifer Lopez Very Close To American Idol Return

It appears that Jennifer Lopez is super close to returning to the judge’s table for the upcoming season of American Idol. Are you excited?!?

A source said that J-Lo is “very close to signing a deal with Fox to return to American Idol next season.”

People magazine reports:

“Both Fox and Jennifer are very happy about this and want it to happen very much,” the source adds.

As for recent reports that Lopez was shunned by The Voice as a judge and a performer, the source says the rumors are false.

“Jennifer never had discussions with NBC about being a judge,” the source explains. “She was approached by NBC about performing but had to turn it down because of scheduling conflicts.”

As for why Lopez is returning for a third season, the source says: “She couldn’t return last year because she had committed to a world tour. But now that the tour is over, she has more time to raise her family, do movies and pursue television projects.”

Did you like J-Lo on the show? Share your thoughts below!

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Posted Thursday, August 1st, 2013 at 2:14pm
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American Idol Has Lowest Finale Ratings EVER

Not even a performance by diva Jennifer Lopez and a shocking finale win can bring back viewership for the ‘ol American Idol, it seems!

Last night’s show had the lowest ratings the program has seen in the history of its finales (and yes, they’ve had 12 of them). In fact, it was down a whopping 47% in preliminary ratings from last year’s finale.

So, half the people decided they had better things to watch. And not overall, JUST from last season’s finale! Yikes.

This is not a good sign for the benchmark reality show, and it kinda goes to show that these programs really do have a shelf life, despite being at one time SUPER popular.  The producers will have to do something really awe-inspiring for next season if they want the show to last!

What do you think American Idol will do to keep their precious viewership?

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Posted Friday, May 17th, 2013 at 3:15pm
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