or


[04/17/06 - 12:00 AM]
Rod Stewart Takes the "American Idol" Stage Wednesday, April 19, on FOX

[via press release from FOX]

ROD STEWART TAKES THE "AMERICAN IDOL" STAGE WEDNESDAY, APRIL 19, ON FOX

"American Songbook"-Themed Performance Show on Tuesday, April 18

Rock and Roll Hall of Fame inductee and Grammy Award winner Rod Stewart joins the elite group of artists working with the AMERICAN IDOL finalists this season. Stewart, arguably one of the greatest male singing voices of the rock era, has sold over 135 million albums worldwide and has had 27 Top 10 songs on the Billboard charts. He will perform "The Way You Look Tonight" from his 14-times-platinum, chart-topping "Great American Songbook" series on the AMERICAN IDOL results show Wednesday, April 19 (9:00-9:32 PM ET live/PT tape-delayed) on FOX. On tomorrow's performance show (Tuesday, April 18, 8:00-9:00 PM ET live/PT tape-delayed), the finalists will sing classic tunes from the great American songbook. The show will also feature highlights from the finalists' first meeting with Stewart, who gave them advice as they prepared to perform their songs.

Stewart's "Great American Songbook" collection is the biggest-selling ongoing series of new music recordings in history. It all started with the release of "It Had To Be You�The Great American Songbook" in 2002, followed by "As Time Goes By�Volume II" in 2003. "Stardust�Volume III" earned Stewart his first Grammy Award and entered the chart at No. 1 in 2004. "Thanks For the Memory�The Great American Songbook Volume IV" (2005) is the newest album in the highly successful "Songbook" series, which has positioned Rod Stewart as "the voice" of these beloved songs for a new generation.

Stewart's career has spanned over three decades and he became a household name in 1971 after his album "Every Picture Tells a Story" featuring "Maggie May" hit the airwaves. The album and the single held the No. 1 spot in both the U.S. and the UK simultaneously, a chart first. His other hit songs include "Do Ya Think I'm Sexy," "Tonight's the Night," "You're In My Heart," "The First Cut is the Deepest," "Downtown Train," and the multi-platinum, chart topping, Grammy Award-winning "Great American Songbook" collection. Stewart's "Thanks for the Memory�Vol IV" is highlighted by vocal duets with Elton John, Chaka Khan and Diana Ross. Other celebrity duets and guest performers on previous "Songbook" albums include Bette Midler, Dolly Parton, Stevie Wonder, Eric Clapton and Dave Koz on "Stardust...Volume III" and Cher and Queen Latifah on "As Time Goes By�Volume II."

Stewart is currently one of the top-grossing musical artists according to both Forbes and Rolling Stone, and his highly successful "From 'Maggie May' to the Great American Songbook" tour was completely sold-out for three years in a row.

Fourteen-time Emmy-nominated AMERICAN IDOL is created and executive-produced by Simon Fuller, founder of 19 Entertainment; and executive-produced by Cecile Frot-Coutaz, CEO, FremantleMedia North America, Inc.; Nigel Lythgoe, President, 19 Television; and Ken Warwick, Executive Producer, FremantleMedia North America, Inc.

For photos of Rod Stewart with the IDOL finalists, please go to www.FOXFLASH.com. Go to AmericanIdol.com for all of your AMERICAN IDOL news. Check out the special, behind-the-scenes photos and information on AMERICAN IDOL.





  [april 2006]  
S
M
T
W
T
F
S
      


· AMERICAN IDOL (FOX)











[02/27/15 - 03:09 PM]
Statement From E! Entertainment Regarding Kelly Osbourne
Osbourne is departing E!s "Fashion Police" to pursue other opportunities.

[02/27/15 - 01:19 PM]
Discovery Channel Tops Cable Prime Time for Men and Ranks in the Top 10 for Women and Persons 6-11 in February
Discovery spins the numbers for the month to date.

[02/27/15 - 01:01 PM]
ABC Family Orders a Fifth Season of Hit Original Comedy Series "Baby Daddy"
The order came just as production has wrapped on the series' fourth season.

[02/27/15 - 12:47 PM]
Discover the Fascinating World of the Ocean's Most Intelligent Creatures in "Dolphins: Spy in the Pod" Airing Saturday, March 7 at 8 PM ET/PT on the Discovery Channel
The hour-long journey will discover the relationships and habits of bottlenose and spinner dolphins, some of the world's most playful, clever and beloved animals.

[02/27/15 - 12:45 PM]
Syfy Will Pay Tribute to Science Fiction Icon Leonard Nimoy with Special Five Hour Programming Salute This Sunday, March 1 from 9AM-2PM
Said lineup includes an episode of the original "Twilight Zone" series; his guest star arc on "Star Trek: The Next Generation," and the final Star Trek original cast movie, "Star Trek 6: The Undiscovered Country."

[02/27/15 - 11:06 AM]
ABC's "American Crime" Post-Show Podcast Series to Launch Exclusively on PodcastOne
The podcast debuts today with a preview of what to expect in the television series, followed by weekly post-show episodes taking fans through the final episode of the season.

[02/27/15 - 10:23 AM]
Time Period-Winning "The Odd Couple" Retains Solid 90% of Its Premiere Adults 18-49 Rating
CBS spins the numbers for Thursday, February 26.

[02/27/15 - 10:17 AM]
MTV Renews "Are You the One" for Season 3, "The Challenge" for Season 27 and Greenlights Pilots "Girl Code Live" and "Greatest Party Story Ever" to Series
"Girl Code Live" is a live weekly talk show from the popular "Code" franchise; and "Greatest Party Story Ever" is a half-hour weekly that will showcase peoples' most outrageous epic tales.

[02/27/15 - 09:57 AM]
OWN: Oprah Winfrey Network Orders New Episodes of All Four of Its Popular Tyler Perry Series
"The Haves and the Have Nots," "If Loving You is Wrong," "Love Thy Neighbor" and "For Better or Worse" are all due back.

[02/27/15 - 09:30 AM]
NBC News' Peacock Productions Signs Deal with Exoneree Brian Banks to Develop New Unscripted Series
The unscripted series will investigate one potential case of wrongful conviction.

[02/27/15 - 08:46 AM]
Despite Special Competition from the "Murder" Season Finale, "Blacklist" Grows 6% Week to Week
NBC spins the numbers for Thursday, February 26.

[02/27/15 - 08:31 AM]
ABC Wins Its 5th Consecutive Thursday Night Among Adults 18-49
ABC spins the numbers for Thursday, February 26.

[02/27/15 - 08:27 AM]
Thursday's Broadcast Ratings: "How to Get Away with Murder" Powers Demo Victory for ABC
The Alphabet leads the night among adults 18-49 while CBS is the most-watched network.

[02/27/15 - 06:16 AM]
"Transformers Rescue Bots" Are Back! New Episodes Premiere on Discovery Family Channel Starting Saturday, February 28 at 1:30 PM EST
Join Optimus Prime and the rest of the Rescue Bots - Heatwave, Chase, Boulder and Blades - as they team up with the Burns, a family of first responders, to keep peace and safety in the city.

[02/26/15 - 01:41 PM]
ABC's Primetime Grows the Most During the 2015 February Sweep, Winning Monday, Thursday and Friday During the Month in Adults 18-49
ABC spins the numbers for the February sweeps period.