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UPDATED: Mon., Sept. 9, 2019

At ‘American Idol’ auditions in Spokane, high notes abound

Thousands of ‘American Idol’ contestants showed up for a shot at a golden ticket Sunday at the Davenport Grand Hotel.

UPDATED: Fri., Aug. 23, 2019

‘American Idol’ auditions coming to Spokane on Sept. 8

Are you the next Kelly Clarkson, Carrie Underwood, Chris Daughtry or Adam Lambert? Now’s your chance as “American Idol” open-call auditions stop in Spokane at the Davenport Grand Hotel, 333 …

UPDATED: Thu., May 23, 2019

Review: Carrie Underwood’s Cry Pretty Tour 360 celebrates women of the past and present

In a 360 of her career as one of the most successful “American Idol” champions, Carrie Underwood brought her Cry Pretty Tour 360 to Spokane Veterans Memorial Arena on Wednesday …

Singer Carrie Underwood to bring sweet, serious tunes to Spokane Arena

Carrie Underwood’s “Cry Pretty 360” tour comes to the Spokane Arena on Wednesday.

UPDATED: Mon., March 25, 2019

No ‘American Idol’: Spokane singer Kaylee Goins had the golden ticket in her hand. What she did next will shock you.

As the time approached to join the ABC show in California, Goins felt herself feeling unsure. Plus, she was feeling the pull of something else, something 2,000 miles away. In …

UPDATED: Thu., Feb. 28, 2019

‘American Idol’ returns Sunday, shining a spotlight on Coeur d’Alene

ABC singing contest saw roughly 70 aspiring singers in Coeur d’Alene over two days in October. The new season premieres on Sunday.

Year in review: Inland Northwest worthy of ‘Idol’ worship in 2018

Here’s a look back at some of the biggest stories we covered in the Today section in 2018.

UPDATED: Mon., Oct. 15, 2018

Coeur d’Alene High School band gives a rousing welcome to ‘American Idol’ judges

“Idol” producers bring local atmosphere to series taping on the shores of Lake Coeur d’Alene.

UPDATED: Sun., Oct. 14, 2018

‘American Idol’ with a view: Long-running singing contest comes to Coeur d’Alene

The ABC series, which started in 2002 on Fox, picked Coeur d’Alene as one of five cities to host “judge cuts,” where contestants have their first appearances in front of …

UPDATED: Thu., Sept. 20, 2018

‘American Idol’ coming to Coeur d’Alene

The show will bring to the Hagadone Event Center contestants who have advanced from the first round, along with judges Katy Perry, Lionel Richie and Luke Bryan.

Pop singer David Archuleta returns to Spokane with ‘Postcards in the Sky’

The “American Idol” runner up will perform at the Bing Crosby Theater on Tuesday.

UPDATED: Sun., April 29, 2018

Former Spokane actress Morgan Keene appears on ‘American Idol’

The actress and singer performed as part of D Cappella, a new Disney Music group that tours and performs a cappella arrangements of Disney songs.

Chewelah-born singer Allen Stone to appear on ‘American Idol’

Allen Stone will perform his song “Unaware” with contestant Dennis Lorenzo.

Around the remote: ‘American Idol’ hopes to hit high notes

Less than two years after its swan song, the show that gave us Kelly Clarkson, Carrie Underwood, Jennifer Hudson … and, yes, William Hung, is back on a new network, …

One-time star ‘American Idol’ tries for a second act on ABC

Two years after “American Idol” ended its run on Fox amid dwindling ratings and steep production costs, it’s getting the chance to prove itself again in an ABC version debuting …

‘American Idol’ winner plans concert at prison where ‘Shawshank Redemption’ was filmed

“American Idol” Season 9 winner Lee DeWyze performed “Paranoia” in the prison’s chapel for a Facebook Live session in April. He liked the acoustics so much that he is coming …

UPDATED: Thu., July 20, 2017

Ryan Seacrest back as ‘American Idol’ host when it returns on ABC

Ryan Seacrest will be back hosting “American Idol” when it returns for its first season on ABC.

UPDATED: Thu., June 8, 2017

A reinvigorated David Archuleta brings new music to the Bing Crosby Theater

After a two-year mission in Chile, a reinvigorated David Archuleta is back with new music.

UPDATED: Tue., May 16, 2017

‘Roseanne’ returning to ABC with Barr as star; Katy Pery joining rebooted ‘Idol’

NEW YORK – “Roseanne,” one of TV’s rare working-class comedies, will return to ABC two decades after it wrapped its hit run and with star Roseanne Barr and the rest …

ABC announces revival of ‘American Idol’ next season

ABC, which agreed with producers FremantleMedia North America and 19 Entertainment on the reboot, released few details, including whether longtime host Ryan Seacrest will return.

‘American Idol’: Trent Harmon is 15th and final winner

The first “American Idol” finale in 2002 was a battle of the sexes, with Kelly Clarkson the victor over Justin Guarini. The last contest settled the score as Trent Harmon …

Spotlight: ‘Idol’ winner McCreery to play in Spokane Valley

Scotty McCreery will be playing a free show in the Spokane Valley on Monday. Radio station 99.9 FM Coyote Country is bringing him to the Roadhouse in what organizers are …

TV Notes: ‘American Idol’ ready to crown its champion

Don’t miss “AMERICAN IDOL” – Power ballads. Teen divas. “Goosies.” Randy Jackson’s hideous jackets … We’ve experienced it all in this, the 11th season, of prime time’s most popular talent …

‘American Idol’ broadcast to shift forward a night

Fox’s bold shift of “American Idol” to the competitive turf of Thursday night adds another twist for television’s No. 1 show as new judges Jennifer Lopez and Steven Tyler come …

Online auditions for ‘Idol’ under way

The first online auditions for “American Idol” are open. To mark the Fox TV show’s 10th anniversary, hopeful pop stars have the chance to submit an audition video at …

Cowell quitting ‘Idol’ for ‘X Factor’

PASADENA, Calif. – Simon Cowell, the acerbic Brit who has helped give “American Idol” some of its sharpest – and nastiest – moments, will leave the hit TV singing contest …

Can ‘Idol’ hang on to top spot?

“American Idol” was the colossus that dominated television in the new century’s first decade, generating top ratings, a heady share of buzz and a handful of bankable stars including Kelly …

‘Idol’s’ choice of Ellen draws range of opinions

Ellen DeGeneres says she wants to represent the people on “American Idol,” but the people are split about the talk show host’s role as the Fox singing competition’s fourth judge. …

DeGeneres will replace Abdul on ‘American Idol’

LOS ANGELES – Ellen DeGeneres is dancing her way into the fourth judge’s seat on “American Idol.” Fox announced Wednesday the talk show host and comedian, who admittedly has no …

Lambert comes out swinging

The days of “don’t ask, don’t tell” are over for Adam Lambert. Rolling Stone magazine has posted a preview of its cover story in which the “American Idol” runner-up unabashedly …