American Idol

Singer LaKisha Jones performs onstage at Reality Rocks Expo - Day 1 at the Los Angeles Convention Center on April 9, 2011 in Los Angeles, California. (Photo by Michael Buckner/Getty Images for Reality Rocks)

Former ‘American Idol’ Finalist Avoids Jail Over Dad’s Bills

Former “American Idol” finalist and Flint native, LaKisha Jones, has avoided jail on a civil contempt conviction for failing to pay her father’s nursing home bills.

WWJ Newsradio 950–01/21/2015

Dirk Nowitzki (28 points, nine rebounds and four assists) looked good in Sunday’s 116-106 win against Detroit. (Photo by Glenn James/NBAE via Getty Images) FILE PHOTO

Nowitzki Sings Hasselhoff On Demand

A reporter asked Dirk Nowitzki what song he would sing he tried out for Idol.

97.1 The Ticket–10/02/2014

Michael Johns of American Idol sings after the Birdies for Breast Cancer Foundation Liberty Cup at Liberty National Golf Club on August 30, 2011 in Jersey City, New Jersey.  (Photo by Scott Halleran/Getty Images)

Report: Former ‘American Idol’ Finalist Dies At 35

A report states Johns had twisted his ankle and was in a great deal of pain. They also said he died in his sleep.

WWJ Newsradio 950–08/03/2014

"American Idol" winner Caleb Johnson and runner-up Jena Irene arrive for prom in Dearborn. (Credit: Jon Hewett/WWJ Newsradio 950)

Farmington Hills Native Jena Irene Brings ‘American Idol’ Winner Caleb Johnson To Prom

Fresh off of the Hollywood stage, “American Idol” runner-up Jena Irene came home to celebrate her senior prom with a special date.

WWJ Newsradio 950–05/29/2014

American Idol hopefuls wait to audition at Ford Field. (credit: Sandra McNeill/WWJ Newsradio 950)

A Big Honor For Local American Idol Contestant

A big honor for American Idol contestant Malaya Watson. The city of Southfield will present her with a Joint Resolution and the key to the city today.

WWJ Newsradio 950–04/28/2014

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All Eyes On American Idol’s Michigan Talent

Michigan is well-represented on “American Idol,” with three contestants having ties to the area… and hoping to become part of the elite Top 10.

WWJ Newsradio 950–03/13/2014

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‘American Idol’ Finalist In Contempt For Unpaid Bills

Flint-native LaKisha Jones has 60 days to pay up or risk jail.

WWJ Newsradio 950–02/26/2014

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Southfield Singing Talent Among Finalists On ‘Idol’

Malaya Watson is one of 15 female finalists on ‘American Idol.’

WWJ Newsradio 950–02/18/2014

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Prospective Stars Line Up For American Idol Auditions

Hundreds of Hollywood hopefuls lined up outside the Book-Cadillac Hotel in Detroit.

WWJ Newsradio 950–09/17/2013

An excited contestant auditioned for American Idol. (WWJ/Beth Fisher)

8,000 Turn Up For ‘American Idol’ Auditions In Detroit

There will be two more rounds of auditions in Detroit in the fall before anyone is chosen to move on to Hollywood.

WWJ Newsradio 950–07/21/2013