Saturday, April 30, 2016

Core Media Group files for bankruptcy

The company Core Media Group, the parent of American Idol and So You Think You Can Dance, has filed for Chapter 11 Bankruptcy Protection. I think what led to that is what happened four years ago, when Phillip Phillips robbed Jessica Sanchez of the title American Idol.  Core Media Group was part of a joint venture that also combined Endemol and Shine to create Endemol Shine Group. However, Core Media Group continued to operate as an independent group and never integrated. It is also the parent company of 19 Entertainment and Sharp Entertainment. The bankruptcy petition is said to indicate a total ranging from $100 million to $500 million.

American Idol has come to an end

American Idol, the singing competition show that brought us Kelly Clarkson, Ruben Studdard, Fantasia Barrino, Jennifer Hudson, Carrie Underwood, Katharine McPhee, Chris Daughtry, Jordin Sparks, David Cook, Kris Allen, Adam Lambert, Casey James, Scotty McCreery, Phillip Phillips, and Jessica Sanchez, has come to an end with a spectacular all-star finale on April 7, 2016.

Here is how it came down:

10th Place: Gianna Isabella
9th Place: Olivia Rox
8th Place: Lee Jean
7th Place: Avalon Young
6th Place: Tristan McIntosh
5th Place: Sonika Vaid
4th Place: MacKenzie Bourg
3rd Place: Dalton Rapattoni
Runner-up: La'Porsha Renae
Winner: Trent Harmon

Trent Harmon has been signed to Big Machine Records, while La'Porsha Renae has been signed to Motown Records.