The minimum an 'Idol' winner can earn is $650,000, with performance fees, album advances, and merchandising royalties factored in.
"We felt like we had a lot better stuff than ['No Boundaries'] to go on the album."
It's just as painful as you might imagine.
Kara DioGuardi's 'Idol' anthem wasn't going over so well with audiences.
Even the fourth-place 'Idol' contestant got a deal.
Not every gay needs to be universally likable.
According to Billy Bush, who says he spoke with a "source at the top," it was a landslide.
Last night's results were mostly BS. Even so — good for Kris!
Who voted for whom? How does "No Boundaries" stack up to awful winner's songs past?
So sure were we yesterday that Kris Allen would be voted off this week that we Photoshopped him into a coffin. Oops!
Kris Allen sure picked a bad week to win us over.
Even after all the other awful things that happened on last night's 'American Idol,' Allison Iraheta's premature elimination was still a bummer.
Adam gets out-screeched!
Has America condoned a funk cover of a Don Henley song?