Keith and Eric performed Kenny‘s hits “I Go Back” and “Anything But Mine,” and famed songwriter Dean Dillon sang Kenny‘s first single, “The Tin Man.” “I don’t know that in my whole life I’ve ever felt so much love in a room,” Kenny expressed, teary eyed (via USA Today).aired its very last episode last night (April 7) with the announcement of its winner as well as guest appearances and performances. Smith was involved in a multi-car, wrong-way collision on I-240 just outside Oklahoma City at around a.m. Smith died on the scene of multiple blunt force injuries, according to the Oklahoma Office of the Chief Medical Examiner. was traveling in a pickup truck headed westbound in the eastbound lanes, and slammed head-on into Smith’s vehicle.Smith was honored by the state of Oklahoma in 2003 for his performance on the show.Studdard wrote on Instagram that he was in “utter disbelief” following the news.Clint Jun Gamboa, Jovany Barreto, Jordan Dorsey, Tim Halperin, Brett Loewenstern, James Durbin, Robbie Rosen, Scott Mc Creery, Stefano Langone, Paul Mc Donald, Jacob Lusk, and Casey Abrams take to the stage to show that they have what it takes to be the next American Idol. In the midst of all this chaos, the TV and radio personality also decided to take a big step with girlfriend Shayna Taylor by moving in together, according to People.
Tonight’s episode of American Idol kicks off with auditions in Little Rock, Arkansas.On the last episode, everyone’s favorite singing competition returned for its highly anticipated 15th and farewell season.The fun began when host Ryan Seacrest and returning judges Jennifer Lopez, Keith Urban and Harry Connick, Jr.held at BMI on Monday (November 1) in Nashville, Tenn.The 49-year-old singer was joined at the event by Jamie Lynn Spears, Jessie James Decker, Scotty Mc Creery, Danielle Bradbery, Luke Bryan, Lauren Alaina, Trent Harmon, Thomas Rhett, Brantley Gilbert, Eric Church, A Thousand Horses, Florida Georgia Line, Cam, Dustin Lynch and Kenny Chesney, who was honored for his prolific songwriting career with the BMI President’s Award as well as Country Songwriter, Song and Publisher of the Year.“As I sit here in utter disbelief about the fact that you went to be with the Lord, I think back on all the fun times we had. I’m sure you’re in heaven singing you’re heart out!