Ousted ‘American Idol’ star John Stevens phoned into the Steve and DC show on Thursday (May 6) to discuss his appearance on the program, the controversy he generated by surviving several weeks into the finals and the guilt he felt about it, the tryout process, how his mother dealt with the criticism, missing the big band night, and more. The 9-minute interview has since been removed from steveanddc.com.
Latest ‘Idol’ Casualty – John Stevens
May 4, 2004 – John Stevens talked about his ‘American Idol’ adventure on the Fox News Channel’s ‘Fox and Friends’ earlier today. Stevens talked about getting voted off the show and surviving the prior week at Jennifer Hudson’s expense. He also talked about all the attention he’s received and coping with it as a 16-year-old. The interview has since been removed from FoxNews.com.
John Stevens Is Clone-an O’Brien
May 4, 2004 – ‘Access Hollywood’ reporter Billy Bush caught up with the recently ousted ‘American Idol’ finalist John Stevens to offer some words of wisdom and get to the bottom of the burning question on all of America’s mind – is Conan O’Brien really John’s father? “I want to start off on a serious note here,” Billy told John. “Your biological father, Conan O’Brien, has refused to recognize you. That must be a source of great pain.” John responded, “Yeah, he denied me at birth.”
Randy Jackson Discusses ‘American Idol’ Controversy
April 30, 2004 – John Stevens received death threats after not being voted off ‘American Idol’ when Jennifer Hudson was. ‘Idol’ judge Randy Jackson appeared on the Fox News Channel to discuss the situation. The report has since been removed at FoxNews.com.
Simon Cowell Discusses ‘Idol’ Controversy
April 29, 2004 – Simon Cowell discussed the ‘American Idol’ controversy on CNBC’s ‘Bullseye’ after Jennifer Hudson was eliminated from the show last week and Elton John called the voting racist. Cowell said that the fans of Hudson were ‘American Idle’ and didn’t phone in, but predicted those people would be voting heavy the following week. Cowell said his gut feeling at the time of the interview was that the one person he thought would be a terrible choice to win, John Stevens, wouldn’t top the competition. The interview has since been removed from MSN.com.
Jennifer Hudson Chats With Steve And DC
April 29, 2004 – Recently voted off ‘American Idol’, Jennifer Hudson phoned into the Steve And DC Show on Wednesday (April 28). They talked about how being voted off may pay off for her because all the attention it created for her. They talked about how a psychiatrist is available for those voted off, but she shooed the woman away after she was voted off. They talked about needing an Aretha Franklin night, and Hudson said she’d have to re-join the show if that happened. Hudson also talked about how she lost so much weight — 60 pounds in 4 months! The interview audio has since been removed from steveanddc.com.
John Stevens Gets The ‘Idol’ Boot
April 29, 2004 – John Stevens, the baby- faced 16-year-old from East Amherst, New York, was booted off Wednesday night’s ‘American Idol’. Stevens told host Ryan Seacrest he was “somewhat” relieved that his journey finally ended. Many of the show’s fans felt Stevens should have been voted off weeks ago.
Jennifer Hudson Discusses ‘Idol’ Ouster
April 28, 2004 – Ousted ‘American Idol’ Jennifer Hudson was on the Fox News Channel’s ‘Fox & Friends’ to discuss her removal from the hit show. Hudson thinks that red headed John Stevens will be around for awhile, and she admits to being a big fan of William Hung. And of course because she was on Fox News somehow Alec Baldwin’s post 2000 Presidential election talk got into the mix, but Hudson says she won’t leave America in protest. Hudson didn’t even want to guess who might win the program after last week. The interview has since been removed from FoxNews.com.
Dave Navarro Comments On Jennifer Hudson’s ‘Idol’ Ouster
April 28, 2004 – Carmen Electra and Dave Navarro revealed to ‘Extra’ their secret addiction — “We TiVo ‘American Idol,’ and we don’t miss an episode,” Electra said. So what’s Dave’s take on diva Jennifer Hudson getting the boot? “Here’s the thing — the girl got voted off, you can’t get mad, you can disagree and you can make a difference — call in and vote. I feel like I’m speaking about some huge political issue. Make a difference out there!”