American Idol Season 13: The Rolling Stones & Alicia Keys Cover Performances, Watch Here (VIDEO)
"American Idol" Season 13 is underway and above is Caleb Johnson's performances of "Sympathy For The Devil" by The Rolling Stones, Stephanie Hanvy singing "Girl On Fire" by Alicia Keys, and Kristen O' Connor singing Jessie J's "Nobody's Perfect!"
"American Idol" is hosted by Ryan Seacrest, featuring judges Harry Connick, Jr., Jennifer Lopez, and Keith Urban, along with in-house mentor Randy Jackson, the series empowers contestants and viewers to share their voices in deciding who will be America's next singing superstar.
Every year, tens of thousands of hopefuls from across the nation audition for a shot at stardom. "American Idol" changed the way singing competitions were done on television by having massive success and ratings their first several years. Recently, the additions of new singing competition shows like "The Voice" and "X-Factor" have taken a toll on "American Idol" ratings, but they will always be able to claim starting the television trend.
Contestants are competing for a major recording contract with 19 Recordings and the "American Idol" title. Past winners Kelly Clarkson, Ruben Studdard, Fantasia Barrino, Carrie Underwood, Taylor Hicks, Jordin Sparks, David Cook, Kris Allen, Lee DeWyze, Scotty McCreery Phillip Phillips, and Candice Glover, as well as fan-favorites Jennifer Hudson, Adam Lambert, Chris Daughtry, and Katharine McPhee, have all become household names and made their marks on the recording industry.