AMERICAN IDOL XIV: Nick Fradiani performs on AMERICAN IDOL XIV airing Tuesday, May 12 (9:00 PM-10:00 PM ET/PT) on FOX. CR: Michael Becker / FOX. © FOX Broadcasting. This image is embargoed until 10:00PM PT.

Annual thank-you note for ‘American Idol’ readers

5:50 pm May. 14, 2015

By RODNEY HO/ rho@ajc.com, originally filed Thursday May 14, 2015

Not surprisingly, season 14 of “American Idol” ended with a thud in terms of ratings: 7.7 million viewers and a 1.6 18-49 rating, down 38 percent

Who won ‘American Idol’ 2015: Clark or Nick?

6:00 pm May. 13, 2015

By RODNEY HO/ rho@ajc.com, originally filed Wednesday, March 13, 2015

Nick Fradiani took home the Season 14 prize tonight.

While Clark Beckham seemed like a favorite to win through much of the competition, he wavered a bit

AMERICAN IDOL XIV: TOP 3: L-R: Clark Beckham, Jax and Nick Fradiani. CR: Michael Becker / FOX. © FOX Broadcasting. This image is embargoed until 10:00PM PT.

Who made the ‘American Idol’ finals?

8:56 pm May. 12, 2015

By RODNEY HO/ rho@ajc.com, originally filed Tuesday, May 12, 2015

“American Idol” opened for the first time with results and Jax was the one cut almost immediately. She missed out by a mere 0.4 percent. That’s

Jax hometown visit

‘American Idol': who makes the top three?

6:00 pm May. 6, 2015

By RODNEY HO/ rho@ajc.com, originally filed Wednesday May 6, 2015

Rayvon Owen survived five consecutive weeks of being in the bottom two but tonight, he couldn’t stay ahead of Nick Fradiani, Clark Beckham and Jax, a