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American Idol

Trespassing (CD) Adam Lambert

It's obvious Adam Lambert has powerhouse vocals - you'd expect nothing less from the American Idol Season Eight runner-up.

Friday, 29 June, 2012, 12:00am

'Glambert' finds his voice

Glam rock has never quite been the same since Adam Lambert strutted his stuff on the American Idol stage. Even though he lost out in the final vote to Kris Allen, it was Lambert, with his awe-inspiring performances, sartorial flamboyance and powerhouse voice, who consistently displayed rock-star panache.

17 Jun 2012 - 12:00am

Los Angeles

First, there was American Idol. The ratings behemoth - now in its 11th year and a perennial hit among the prized 18-49 demographic - was a tough one to beat, and few even tried. It set the template for reality competition shows which were replicated for dancers, comedians and fashion designers.

4 Mar 2012 - 12:00am

Stronger (CD) Kelly Clarkson

Kelly Clarkson's powerful voice propelled her to international stardom after winning American Idol in 2002.

The Texas-born star has now released her fifth studio album, Stronger, and the title says it all. Clarkson breaks out of her shell and tells the world exactly how she feels. Over the years she's grown wiser and stronger.

25 Nov 2011 - 12:00am

A melodious pick-me-up

Kelly Clarkson's powerful voice propelled her to international stardom after winning American Idol in 2002. The Texan star has released her fifth studio album, Stronger, and the title says it all.

Clarkson breaks out of her shell and tells the world exactly how she feels. Over the years she's grown wiser and stronger.

20 Nov 2011 - 12:00am

American Idol's Archuleta brings pleasant surprise at Korean hunt for pop stars in HK

It takes the promise of South Korean stardom to bring all the would-be teen idols out of the woodwork in Hong Kong, it would seem. Joining forces with a production team from the country, tvN held auditions for the next K-Pop Star Hunt at the Star TV studios at the weekend, and the response was overwhelming.

9 Nov 2011 - 12:00am

Wiser, better, stronger

Almost a decade since being declared the original American Idol, Kelly Clarkson is still going strong. Last week, her fifth studio album, Stronger, was released.

30 Oct 2011 - 12:00am

American Idol singer still dancing to his own tune

Six years after he struck gold with an off-key performance of a Ricky Martin song on US television, William Hung is back in town to remind us why he's still got it.

The former American Idol performer became an overnight internet sensation after a cringeworthy audition performance of She Bangs in 2004, complete with awkward dance moves and buck teeth.

10 Apr 2011 - 12:00am

The voodoo he does so well

In a culture where winning is practically everything, American Idol runner-up Adam Lambert has made a pretty big name for himself. It makes you wonder what those American Idol fanatics were thinking when they cast their votes.

10 Oct 2010 - 12:00am

Adam Lambert

Adam Lambert's rise to fame has been nothing less than meteoric. He has found his privacy diminishing with equal vigour, but the American Idol finalist says his life is a 'dream worth holding on to'.

24 Jan 2010 - 12:00am

Easy idolatry for show fans

The top 10 contestants from the popular TV talent show present American Idol: Season Eight, a collection of upbeat numbers, slow ballads and catchy tunes you'll want on repeat.

4 Oct 2009 - 12:00am

Q&A: Prudence Liew Mei-kwan

Hong Kong has been swept by a craze for singing contests in town. Broadcasters TVB and ATV are vying for audience share with their respective contests - The Voice and Asian Millionstar. The Voice seems to have stumbled, with criticism levelled at its host, Prudence Liew Mei-kwan.

15 Aug 2009 - 12:00am

Tweenies set to thrill Hong Kong children with their 'Top of the Tots' live show

For those of you without kids, Bella, Milo, Fizz and Jake probably sound like the names of dogs in your neighbourhood. Actually, they are the main characters in a popular children's show called The Tweenies (pictured) on the BBC's kids' channel. Featuring songs and comedy, the characters have expanded beyond telly to a hit album and a live show called Top of the Tots.

25 May 2009 - 12:00am

Hollywood West

With the top 10 American Idol contestants now in place, this would be a fitting time to examine the kids who've made it to the top of the heap - in a season that's being widely lauded as the best ever.

29 Mar 2008 - 12:00am

Looking for that star factor

It's not quite American Idol, but Kids' Gallery is holding auditions for its Star Factor talent search once again.

The event will be part of the promotional Festival Week held by the arts education centre for children, culminating on June 20 at the Academy of Performing Arts.

13 Mar 2007 - 12:00am

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