Nashville-based singer Tristan McIntosh is the American Idol singer everyone is talking about Friday morning. Her version of Mickey Guyton’s “Why Baby Why?” was stunning, but it was the surprise from her mom that was a show-stopper.
Since American Idol debuted in 2002, there have been over two dozen country contestants, but only two winners. This You Think You Know Country? answers the question ... "What the heck happened to them all?"
American Idol mentor Scott Borchetta is in a difficult position, but it's one he's familiar with. Each week moving forward he'll work with the remaining Idol finalists, helping them choose their songs and how to perform. One misstep could mean the end of the run for a talented artist.
It's not clear if 'American Idol' contestant Samuel Prince earned praise for his singing, but his acting was pretty good. Harry "Henry" Connick, Jr. does a nice job in this video, as well ... maybe too nice a job for Keith Urban's liking.
'American Idol' kicks off a new season Wednesday, with Keith Urban once again representing country music in a judge's chair. Tim McGraw considers Urban a friend, and insists his buddy is a great representation of the genre.