Anthony Fedorov Promises Ballad Heavy Debut

‘American Idol’ season four finalist Anthony Fedorov spoke with MTV News about his debut album. “It’s gonna be Richard Marx meets Mark Anthony,” he said. “It’s gonna be ballad-heavy, very powerful and strong.”

Fedorov Insists He & Underwood Are Just ‘Good Friends’

Carrie Underwood’s tearful reaction to Anthony Fedorov’s ouster from ‘American Idol’ on Wednesday night – and her mouthed “I love you”- isn’t what some might think, Fedorov insisted to the Bucks County Courier Times, perhaps because he has a longtime girlfriend. “Good friends” is the way he described their relationship, adding the finalists are “one big happy family.” He added, “We’re not saying it because we’re told. There is no other way to get through this competition.”

Anthony Fedorov Chats With Fox News

Anthony Fedorov is the latest ‘American Idol’ casualty. Watch Fox News Channel’s Bill McCuddy chat with Fedorov, where he ducked a response to Carrie Underwood telling him “I love you” after he was voted off the show and weighed in on the Paula Abdul sex scandal. The video has since been removed from

Anthony Fedorov Says Simon’s Cruel Criticism Was Helpful

Corey Moss of MTV News caught up with ousted ‘American Idol’ finalist Anthony Fedorov for a Q&A, and asked about how his relationship was with Simon Cowell, who had been particularly harsh judging the 20-year-old’s singing. “I have a lot of respect for Simon,” Fedorov said. “The way his personality is on the show is pretty brilliant. Everybody looks at him as this menace, but in reality, if you take what he’s saying in the right way and if you filter out all the silly comments he makes and focus on the meaning of the comments, that can help you out a lot. I have tough skin because of that, and I’m thankful for that. It’s been an experience being judged by him, and I hope I can work with him in the future.” Check out the transcript here.