Brackensick came in eighth place and was a judge favorite for his high-pitched, smooth voice.
In May Sanchez opened up to Fox News Latino exclusively about her heritage and her future plans now that she is done with “American Idol.” The vocally gifted singer said being Mexican is a big part of who she is as a person, just as much as her Filipino background.
AI dumped producer Nigel Lythgoe, Carey, and Minaj and Jackson has been shifted to being a mentor instead of a judge for season 13.
Corey Clark Claims He Hooked Up With Paula: Two years after he was booted off season 2, AI contestant Clark claimed he had sex with judge Paula Abdul while he was competing on the show.
Gala guests enjoyed an after-hours private viewing of World of Color — Celebrate! Although FOX investigated Clark’s claims, the network decided Abdul wasn’t guilty and she continued on the popular show through season 8.Mariah Carey/Nicki Minaj Catfight: A bitter feud between new judges Nicki Minaj and Mariah Carey took center stage during 2013’s season 12 Idol.Hip hop singer Minaj openly baited her older and more acclaimed co-star.The on-camera barbs included the spectacle of Minaj disagreeing with Carey on a contestant’s performance, offering her a Q-tip, and telling her, “Clean your ears out! "I got a secret and I want you guys to guess,” Sanchez on Twitter."He's my boyfriend, she added about Brackensick. Brackensick followed up on the news by Tweeting about his new love as well.