via press release:
“AMERICAN IDOL XIII” PRESHOW “IDOL INSIDER”
TO AIR MONDAYS EXCLUSIVELY ACROSS VEVO
YouTube Sensation Sam Tsui to Host
For the first time ever on Vevo, AMERICAN IDOL XIII fans can get an exclusive sneak peak at each week’s new episodes with IDOL INSIDER, a new weekly digital series hosted by Sam Tsui, with all-new episodes airing Mondays. IDOL INSIDER will preview all of the IDOL action to come in the week ahead. All season long, it will offer VIP access to everything from interviews with the judges, mentors and finalists to performances from former “Idols” and special guests.
Download Vevo’s free apps for mobile/tablet and TV, watch on-demand at Vevo.com or Vevo syndication partners, including AOL, Yahoo!, YouTube and many more.
This week, on Wednesday, Feb. 26 (8:00-10:00 PM ET live /PT tape-delayed) on FOX, the competition continues when the Top 13 finalists perform songs that convey the message, “This is Me.” On Thursday, Feb. 27 (8:00-9:00 PM ET live /PT tape-delayed), one finalist’s journey will end as America’s vote is revealed. Plus, vocal powerhouse and AMERICAN IDOL Season 12 winner Candice Glover will be back on the IDOL stage to perform a medley of “Cried” and “Same Kinda Man,” from her debut album, “Music Speaks”; and critically acclaimed singer Jake Bugg also will perform.
Sam Tsui has been hailed as an Internet singing sensation who was among the first musicians to establish a hugely popular music-focused channel on YouTube. To date, his videos, including covers, medleys and mash-ups, have amassed more than 500 million hits on YouTube alone. With each new release, including his 2013 debut original album, “Make It Up”, he continues to expand his worldwide fan base. A recent graduate of Yale University, Tsui has been able to harness the ever-changing tools of the digital music age to independently create an internationally popular channel and brand, garnering him countless TV and magazine appearances, strong digital sales and a successful international tour in 2013. More details on Tsui can be found at YouTube: http://www.youtube.com/TheSamTsui; Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/SamTsuiMusic; and Twitter: https://twitter.com/SamuelTsui.
AMERICAN IDOL XIII is produced by FremantleMedia North America and 19 Entertainment, a division of CORE Media Group. The series was created by Simon Fuller and is executive produced by Simon Fuller, Cecile Frot-Coutaz, Trish Kinane, Per Blankens, Jesse Ignjatovic and Evan Prager. Louis J. Horvitz is director and Rickey Minor is musical director. “Like” AMERICAN IDOL on Facebook at facebook.com/AmericanIdol. Follow the series on Twitter @AmericanIdol and join the discussion using #idol. See photos and videos on Instagram by following @AmericanIdol. Download the AMERICAN IDOL app for iOS devices from the App StoreSM; and for Android devices at Google PlayTM Store.** Data rates may apply for app download and usage.
Vevo is the world’s leading all-premium music video and entertainment platform with over 5 billion monthly views globally. Vevo brings a library of 75,000 HD music videos, exclusive original programming and live concert performances to everyone on the planet who loves music both on-demand through Vevo.com, the mobile web, apps for mobile/tablets and connected TVs, and on Vevo TV, an always-on broadcast-style linear music channel built by expert human programmers. Additionally, Vevo syndicates its catalogue to dozens of sites across the web giving music fans the option to view their favorite programming anywhere, anytime. It is Vevo’s massive scale and reach that has attracted more than 900 brand marketers around the globe since its launch in 2009.