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American Idol

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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

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

Thousands Wait In Line For Chance To Audition For American Idol In Detroit

About 5,000 people showed up at Ford Field Saturday morning for their chance to make it onto American Idol, one of television’s biggest singing competitions.

WWJ Newsradio 950–07/20/2013

People warm up inside the United Center before auditioning for season nine of American Idol June 22, 2009, in Chicago, Illinois. (Photo by David Banks/Getty Images For Fox)

“American Idol” Coming To Detroit Searching For Next Big Talent

It’s a chance for singers to get a shot at making it big.

WWJ Newsradio 950–07/17/2013

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Does Judging ‘Idol’ or ‘The Voice’ Help or Hurt Artists’ Careers?

Welcome to Jukebox Jury, our new music debate show where experts face off and a jury of fans decides the winner. THE CASE: Last week, American Idol returned with a whimper instead of the bang […]



Aretha Franklin Wants To Judge America’s Singing Talent

Aretha Franklin told the news network she’s a longtime fan of the show and would like to take a vital a role in picking the next “American Idol.”

CBS Detroit–07/16/2012

DETROIT, MI - APRIL 05: America Idol finalist Haley Reinhart gets ready to sing the national anthem prior to the start of the game between the Boston Red Sox and the Detroit Tigers at Comerica Park on April 5, 2012 in Detroit, Michigan. The Tigers defeated the Red Sox 3-2.  (Photo by Leon Halip/Getty Images)

Jeff Riger With Haley Reinhart

Yesterday was a Detroit holiday, which was Opening Day.

97.1 The Ticket–04/06/2012