June 30, 2011 - Aerosmith frontman Steven Tyler, who made his debut as an " American Idol" judge during the show's recently concluded 10th season, has signed on for season 11. Longtime judge Randy Jackson will be back as well.
May 25, 2011 - It was the battle of the teenage country crooners, but 17-year-old Scotty McCreery bested fellow high schooler Lauren Alaina to win the 10th season of " American Idol" on Wednesday (5/25) at the Nokia Theatre in Los Angeles.
May 10, 2011 - Jacob Lusk, who was eliminated from " American Idol" competition last Thursday (5/5), is excited about his future, despite negative comments he received from mentor/Interscope Records chairman Jimmy Iovine toward the end of his tenure on the show.
April 4, 2011 - As one of the more charismatic contestants on this season's " American Idol," Naima Adedapo was difficult to place. Adedapo peppered her performances with African dance as well as reggae renditions of songs like Elton John's "I'm Still Standing." In a Friday (4/1) teleconference with journalists, Adedapo said she's happy she was able to reveal her true artistry during the competition, from which she was eliminated on Thursday (3/31).
April 4, 2011 - After 55 million votes were cast, Thia Megia and Naima Adedapo were cut from " American Idol" on Thursday (3/31). Although Megia admitted to journalists during a teleconference call that she cried a few tears, she's excited about the future.
March 19, 2011 - Bilingual " American Idol" contestant Karen Rodriguez, who was eliminated from the contest on Thursday (3/17), said it meant the world to her to perform Mariah Carey's "Hero" in both English and Spanish on the Fox-TV show.
March 9, 2011 - Studio versions of the songs performed tonight (3/9) by the Season 10 " American Idol" Top 13 finalists will go on sale exclusively on the iTunes Store as a compilation album following the broadcast of the Fox-TV show. Individual songs will also be available for sale.