Features the best and worst performances from the 1st four seasons of the pop cultural phenomena American Idol. Worst: Includes outrageous performances from William Hung and a collection of some of the most unreal performers. There is a an hour-long feature as Paula Abdul looks back at the wackiest moments from the first 4 seasons. There is a third disc which has some interviews with American Idol 4 contestants, plus homecoming footage from Carrie Underwood and Bo Bice.
Ranked: American Idol Seasons 1-9. by Milla Goldenberg, for Metacritic. Publish Date: May 24, 2010. May 25: The album chart at the bottom of this page has been updated to correct for an inadvertent omission. Comparing Idol's nine years. In the same way that the first seasons of MTV’s Real World, CBS’ Survivor and ABC’s The Bachelor were the best, the debut of American Idol had all that fumbling, bubbly and charming innocence of new love, where we knew we had stumbled upon something great even though we didn’t yet know how it would play out. Even though the viewership was (relatively) low, the contestants performed on a smaller stage and two hosts (remember Brian Dunkleman?) awkwardly vied for attention, the inaugural season had an air of intimacy that’s missing from today’s, fan-obsessed show.
This article provides a list of albums recorded by alumni of the popular American televised singing competition American Idol in the post-Idol career. It only lists main albums released in the alumni's post-Idol career. American Idol compilations, individual artist's pre-Idol recordings, EPs, and compilation albums are not listed here, however, the numbers in parentheses may include sales from these releases
The fourth season of American Idol premiered on January 18, 2005 and continued until May 25, 2005. It was hosted by Ryan Seacrest. Randy Jackson, Paula Abdul and Simon Cowell also returned to judge. This season was won by Oklahoma native Carrie Underwood, who has gone on to become a seven-time Grammy Award-winning country music megastar. This is the last season to be aired in standard definition.
Throughout her nine seasons on American Idol, Paula Abdul was the subject of many jokes and much speculation about whether she was intoxicated. And her double-vision critique of Jason Castro in Season 7 didn't help matters. Worst: The Mariah Carey-Nicki Minaj Feud, Season 12. After original judges Paula Abdul and Simon Cowell left in Seasons 9 and 10, respectively, American Idol had a hard time filling their shoes. It went for music industry cred with songwriter Kara DioGuardi, then high-profile fish out of water Ellen DeGeneres, to beloved but befuddled rocker Steven Tyler before hitting rock bottom in Season 12 with dueling divas Mariah Carey and Nicki Minaj, who seemingly hated each other.
Various – Sgt Pepper’s Lonely Hearts Club Band: Original Soundtrack (1978). No, not the Beatles album. This is the soundtrack to the flop movie that emerged 11 years after the Fab Four’s masterpiece. In fairness to Billy Idol, he truly immersed himself in the world of cyberpunk before making his fifth album, recruiting a raft of experts to help realise his futuristic vision.
The fourth season of American Idol premiered on January 18, 2005 and continued until May 25, 2005. Underwood has since gone on to become a seven-time Grammy-winning country megastar. It was also the first season of the series to be aired in high definition.