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“The Voice” versus “American Idol”: which appeals more to the current audience?

American Idol finalist Scotty McCreery emerges from his limousine at the WQDR studios early on Saturday morning May 14, 2011, his first of many stops during a whirlwind tour of Raleigh and Garner. (Robert Willett/Raleigh News & Observer/MCT)

May 23, 2011

Rebecca Neumann Entertainment Editor With only a few days left until the final results show of “American Idol”, the few devoted “Idol” fans do not have to wait much longer for a new star to be crowned. However, with so few true fans left, and comp etition from the new NBC show “The Voice”...

American Idol’s tenth season kicks off Wednesday

January 18, 2011

Henna Khan Business Manager What has been one of America's most watched television shows in history is ready for its 10th season to begin tomorrow evening. In hopes of putting more musical talent into the show, producers have altered this years judging panel completely, getting rid of the ever...

Hong sings to success

September 29, 2010

By Julia Kim Staff Writer The curtains fly open, and senior Judy Hong is on stage — her true home. Ready to sing. Ready to dance. This is it. Earlier in the spring, Hong was involved in an opportunity that launched her career as a singer. In Dallas Star King, a local Korean singing competition, she sang “The Climb” by ...

It’s down to the final three on American Idol

May 13, 2010

Last night on American Idol, contestant Mike "Big Mike" Lynche did not receive enough votes to keep him on the show. He went home only two weeks before the finale of the season. The final three left on the show include Crystal Bowersox, Casey James and Lee DeWyze. Last nights show included a performance...

Idol doesn’t live up to previous seasons

February 25, 2010

By Rebecca Fowler Staff Writer It’s one of the biggest reality shows on TV…and one of the longest running ones.  American Idol has been in production since Season 1 in 2002, and has grown in popularity. However, this year’s contestants don’t seem quite up-to-par with previous competit...

Pants on the Ground

January 22, 2010

By Rebecca Fowler Staff Writer As anyone who has been following “American Idol” Season 9 knows, a new revolution in music has taken place. Sixty-three year old war veteran Larry Platt thrilled viewers with his self-written audition song “Pants on the Ground,” complete with a rhythmic beat and unique dance moves. Though he was not sent through...

Midseason changes for TV

January 17, 2010

by Melissa Brisco Staff Writer At the start of each new year, television networks asses the successes and failures of their shows and choose to replace them or start a new show. In addition, there are shows that come back at the start of the new year after a year or half year off. Regardless of why,...

Can American Idol Survive?

January 11, 2010

Staff Writer Paige Wilson With American Idol starting their ninth season this Tuesday, it brings many questions.  When season eight of American Idol started, we were introduced to  new judge Kara Dioguardi. She became the fourth judge to join the three musketeers, and she was loved and hated...

Former American Idol to play at Grapevine Mills malls

November 4, 2009

By Melissa Brisco Staff Writer American Idol fans, good news. Tonight at Grapevine Mills, American Idol alum Jason Castro will be performing in a free concert. Jason Castro was the third runner up on the 2008 season of  American Idol. He is know for his folksy sound and whimsical personality....