Karen Rodriguez On Meeting Nick Jonas

‘American Idol’ finalist Karen Rodriguez talked with TV Guide about what songs she would have wanted to sing and what it was like to meet Nick Jonas when visiting ‘On Air with Ryan Seacrest’. “When Ryan did that for me and when Nick came out, it was just like wow, you guys don’t know,” Karen said. “This little act that might seem like this much (fingers together) to you means this much (arms apart) to somebody else.” Video at YouTube has since been removed.

Ousted ‘Idol’ Karen Rodriguez & Her Sister Get A Nick Jonas Surprise

Recently eliminated ‘American Idol’ contestant Karen Rodriguez visited “On Air With Ryan Seacrest” to discuss her experience on the FOX show and plans for her future. Ryan also offered Karen a special surprise, a guest appearance from her own idol Nick Jonas. Karen sang a bit of ‘Burnin’ Love’ and talked about how her younger sister Karol is even a bigger fan of the Jonas Brothers member. When they called up Karol, she proceeded to flip out and talk about her devotion for the 18-year-old. “Oh, my God! This tops my ‘American Idol’ experience,” Karen said. Watch the interview via YouTube below.

Karen Rodriguez On Singing Before Her Idol Jennifer Lopez

FOX All Access spoke to ‘American Idol’ finalists Paul McDonald and Karen Rodriguez, asking them how meaningful it is to get advice from Steven Tyler, Randy Jackson and Jennifer Lopez, who themselves had to overcome the struggles to find success in the music business. “I love Jennifer Lopez so much,” Karen said. “I’ve been a fan of her since I was so small. To be able to sing in front of her and have her sit in front of me and tell me this is what you need to do, I love this, I didn’t like that, it’s just like she’s helping me. It’s great to see my idol, one of my big idols just be there for me.” Watch the comments via YouTube below.

Most Uttered ‘American Idol’ Season 10 Word: “Baby”

March 17, 2011 – ‘Jimmy Kimmel Live’ profiled how there’s a new favorite word for the judges on ‘American Idol’ and it’s “baby”. Kimmel played a highlight reel of the dozens of times Jennifer Lopez, Steven Tyler and Randy Jackson used the world. “Is Justin Bieber holding the cue cards or something,” Kimmel asked. The comedy clip at YouTube has since been removed.

Get To Know The ‘American Idol’ Finalists

March 10, 2011 – Want to get to know the ‘American Idol’ finalists a little better? Fox All Access talked with the guys and the girls, and are giving viewers a little glimpse of who they are when they’re not on stage. Watch the interviews with Lauren Alaina, Casey Abrams, Ashthon Jones, Paul McDonald, Pia Toscano, James Durbin, Haley Reinhart, Jacob Lusk, Thia Megia, Stefano Langone, Karen Rodriguez, Scotty McCreery and Naima Adedapo via YouTube below.

Simon Cowell Isn’t Missing ‘American Idol’

March 6, 2011 – Simon Cowell outsmarted the paparazzi by answering questions with questions the other night. The former ‘American Idol’ judge says he doesn’t miss the show as he prepares for the U.S. debut of ‘The X Factor’ later this year. “No, I’m on to something else now,” Cowell said when asked if he missed ‘Idol’. Watch via YouTube below.