Posts tagged ‘Idol’

September 18, 2012

mariah carey, nicki minaj & keith urban ‘american idol’ judges

American Idol, Mariah Carey, Nicki Minaj, Keith Urban, Randy Jackson, Ryan Seacrest

Last Sunday saw the start of the new season of American Idol auditions as Mariah Carey, Nicki Minaj and Keith Urban join Randy Jackson on the judging panel. “What I want to be is honest and someone that the contestants can look to for guidance,” said Mariah Carey on the first day of auditions. Rapper Nicki Minaj says that it will be fun if people audition with her music and adds, “We’ll have fun, the Barbs are gonna be watching, it’s gon’ be poplin’.” Excited to have Mariah on the judging panel, Randy Jackson says, “I’m so excited she’s here, because I mean, more than half these girls that walk in want to be her.” Hoping that his judging skills will be authentic, country singer Keith Urban mentioned that he had entered a few similar shows to this when he was young in Australia, and recalls being torn apart by a judge and hopes not to be that kind of a judge but “I think we also need to know really truthfully what we’re doing right and wrong,” said Urban. “I’m excited that we’ve all gotten together, that we’ve gotten everyone to say yes they’ve onboard. We’re of to a good start,” added show presenter, Ryan Seacrest.

May 31, 2012

jennifer lopez en vogue

Jennifer Lopez, JLo, Mert Alas and Marcus Piggott, Vogue

American Idol judge, singer and actress, Jennifer Lopez looks amazing on the June 2012 cover of Vogue magazine, photographed by Mert Alas & Marcus Piggott. With a new single “Goin’ In” featuring Flo-Rida , a new movie “What To Expect When You’re Expecting” and a scheduled US tour, JLo has certainly come a long way from the “6”.

May 24, 2012

carly rae jepsen at #2 with ‘call me maybe’

Carly Rae Jepsen

With her latest single, “Call Me Maybe” currently at #2 on the Billboard Hot 100, 26 year old Canadian Idol 2007  top 3 contestant Carly Rae Jepsen has been confirmed to join Justin Bieber and more at the MuchMusic Awards next month. “I’m so excited to be coming back home for this year’s MMVAs. It’s an honour to be nominated and performing. I can’t wait!” said Jepsen. “Call Me Maybe” was released as the lead single from her EP, “Curiosity” in September, 2011, after Justin Bieber and Selena Gomez tweeted about the song, gaining Carly international attention.