March 15, 2012 - Jermaine Jones, who was portrayed on " American Idol" as a loveable 6-foot 8-inch gentle giant with a deep, soulful voice, was eliminated from the singing competition on Wednesday (3/14) night for legal issues.
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 16, 2011 - "American Idol's" resident metalhead James Durbin admitted during a Friday (5/13), teleconference that he was shocked to be eliminated from the competition the night before. But something felt off kilter that evening.
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 29, 2011 - "American Idol" Season 8 finalist Danny Gokey will sing the National Anthem in honor of his charity, Sophia's Heart, at the 12th annual Country Music Marathon and 1/2 in Nashville on Saturday (4/30).