'American Idol': All About the Fox Reality Competition
By Diane Anderson-Minshall, About.com Guide
Your guide to Fox's hit reality TV competition American Idol, where you'll find the latest news, contestant bios, photos, quizzes and more.
'American Idol' 101
American Idol has altered reality TV and given birth to many knock-offs, but none have achieved the success of this ratings juggernaut that remains one of the most watched TV shows of all time. Learn about the hit singing competition below.
- 'American Idol' Show Profile
- American Idols--Where Are They Now?
- What It's Like At The 'Idol' Auditions
- How to Survive 'American Idol': Ex-Idols Give Advice
- 'American Idol' Live--About the 'Idol' Tour
- 'American Idol' The Country Music Connection
The Latest on 'American Idol'
Find out the latest news and information about American Idol and meet the Season 12 contenders.
- Who Won 'American Idol' Season 12--And Why?
- 'Idol' Judge Randy Jackson Won't Return
- 'Idol' 12's Stunning Eliminiation
- Do 'Idol' Fans Hate Women?
- Season 12 Makes 'Idol' History with Top 5 All Women
- Meet the Final 10 of 'Idol' 12
- 'Idol' Judges Talk About the Nicki/Mariah 'Feud'
- 'Idol' Host Seacrest Splits With Julianne Hough
Last Season on 'Idol'
Meet the contestants and learn more about Idol Season Eleven.
- 'Idol' 11 Finale: Who Won?
- 'Idol' 11 Top 2
- 'Idol' 11 Final Five
- 'Idol' Season 11 Final 7
- 'American Idol' Season 11 Top 24
Meet the 'Idol' Judges
When American Idol premiered in 2002, the competition was judged by singer Paula Abdul and British music producer Simon Cowell and music producer Randy Jackson. Things have changed a lot since those days, but Jackson has remained a constant. Now he is joined by singers Steven Tyler and Jennifer Lopez. Learn more about past and present Idol judges here.
- Former Judge Steven Tyler
- Former Judge Jennifer Lopez
- Former Judge Simon Cowell
- Former Judge Paula Abdul
'American Idol' History
Take a stroll down American Idol's past. Reminisce about your favorite seasons, Idol moments and top contestants.
'American Idol' Quizzes
How much do you really know about American Idol? Take these quizzes and find out!