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'American Idol' Alum Melinda Doolittle Calls Out Current Judges for Confusing Critiques

The judges on American Idol are facing some criticism on social media tonight for what they’re telling the contestants, even from a popular former contestant.

Melinda Doolittle, who came in third place in season six and is one of the most beloved members of the American Idol community, spoke out about the judges on Sunday night (April 18).

Katy Perry, Lionel Richie, and Luke Bryan currently sit on the show’s judging panel.

Click inside to find out what Melinda Doolittle said… More Here! »

Katy Perry's Dress for 'American Idol' First Live Show Makes Fart Noise Sounds! (Video)

Katy Perry was a beauty in blue during American Idol‘s first live show of the season and she revealed her dress made some interesting sounds!

The 36-year-old singer took to Instagram to show off her look ahead of the show on Monday night (April 12) in Los Angeles.


Katy said in the video, “If you think that I’m farting on live television, I’m not. It’s just going to be my dress.”

There really were some plot twists during the episode. One of the contestants dropped out of the competition unexpectedly and we learned that something huge is going to happen next week.

Watch the cute video below.

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Grammys 2021 'In Memoriam' Performance Featured So Many Stars Honoring the Ones We Lost This Year

Bruno Mars, Anderson Paak, Lionel Richie, Brandi Carlile, Chris Martin and Brittany Howard are honoring musicians who passed away this year at the 2021 Grammys.

Bruno Mars and Anderson .Paak, who performed earlier in the night as the duo Silk Sonic, honored Little Richard who died last May at age 87. The pair covered his hits “Long Tall Sally” and “Good Golly Miss Molly”.

Lionel Richie then gave a somber performance of his close friend Kenny Rogers‘ song “Lady”, which Lionel wrote, and “The Gambler”. The country music legend passed away in March at the age of 81.

Brandi Carlile followed with a rendition of John Prine‘s “I Remember Everything.” John died from complications related to COVID-19 in April at the age of 73. She ended her performance with, “We all thank you, John. For everything.”

Brittany Howard and Chris Martin finished the segment with a cover of the Rodgers and Hammerstein classic “You’ll Never Walk Alone,” as pictures of Bunny Wailer, Hal Willner, and Jerry Jeff Walker played behind them.

The montage also included Eddie Van Halen, Pop Smoke, Sophie, Charley Pride, Ennio Morricone, among many others.

Here are all the winners from the 2021 Grammys.

'American Idol' 2021 Judges & Host Salaries Revealed - See Who Makes $25 Million!

The brand new season of American Idol airs tonight on ABC and we have some details about the salaries of the three star judges and the host of the show, Ryan Seacrest.

If you don’t know, the three returning judges this season are Katy Perry, Luke Bryan, and Lionel Richie, who all participated in last year’s season as well.

The reboot of American Idol debuted on ABC back in 2018. The show previously aired on Fox for 15 seasons before making the move to ABC.

WILL YOU BE WATCHING season 19 of American Idol, debuting tonight? Just Jared will be live blogging throughout the show, so stay tuned with us to see who brings the “wow!”

Click through the slideshow to see the salaries for the American Idol hosts…

Katy Perry Returns to 'American Idol' Set After Becoming a Mom!

Katy Perry is getting back to work!

The 35-year-old entertainer and new mom returned to the American Idol stage alongside fellow judges Lionel Richie and Luke Bryan and host Ryan Seacrest.

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In a new interview, Katy opened up about returning to work on Idol after welcoming daughter Daisy Dove with fiance Orlando Bloom back in August.

“It’s amazing. I’m so grateful for this opportunity and for this job, and to be able to continue to inspire other people to go after their dreams,” Katy shared with Entertainment Tonight. “I mean, my life just feels very full and whole. And you know, it’s hard a little bit these first couple of days away and not being able to be there.”

“But Daddy’s doing a great job. Daddy has stepped in,” Perry said of her fiancé, Orlando Bloom. “I’ve seen the Bjorn on him, I’ve seen him with the bottle, I’ve seen all the pictures. It’s all good.”

Find out how American Idol will be handling auditions for the new season with new COVID-19 protocols.

Orlando recently revealed who their daughter looks like more!

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Joel Madden is Honoring 'Legendary' Father-In-Law Lionel Richie on His Birthday

Joel Madden is wishing Lionel Richie a happy birthday!

The 41-year-old Good Charlotte rocker took to Instagram on Saturday (June 20) to send his birthday love to the music icon on his 71st birthday.

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“Happy Birthday @lionelrichie Legendary Father, Mentor and Friend, Thank you for always Being a rock in my life❤️,” Joel wrote along with a throwback photo of his Nicole Richie with daughter Harlow, 12, and Sparrow, 10, posing with Lionel.

If you missed it, one of Lionel‘s famous songs has inspired a new Disney musical!

Lionel Richie's "All Night Long" Inspires Movie Musical Project At Disney

Lionel Richie‘s infamous song “All Night Long” will the basis of a new movie musical from Disney.

Variety reports that the movie title will be the same as the song and will also incorporate more of the 70-year-old singer’s greatest hits.

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Lionel and his manager Bruce Eskowitz will be producing the project alongside Dana Brunetti and Matt Del Piano from Cavalry Media.

Pete Chiarelli will be penning the script.

The site adds that All Night Long will be in line “with the jukebox musical vibe of the hugely successful Mamma Mia films”.

Just recently, Lionel lent his voice to a new version of “We Are The World” with the most recent finalists on American Idol, where he is a judge.