American Idol

Candice Glover won "American Idol" Season 12 over Kree Harrison as Psy, Jennifer Hudson, Jessie J, Adam Lambert and Aretha Franklin performed.

Jessica Sanchez promises 'change' on 'American Idol' finale

Jessica Sanchez singing "Change Nothing" as her third and final song on the "American Idol" finale -- the song she'd release as her first single if she won.

Wow, she starts it hushed, sitting on the piano. Lots of emotion in her voice; this is Sanchez at her vocal best. Has a great, crackly tone to her voice, and still soars on the lyrics. I can actually imagine this being...

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Phillip Phillips does a hokey version of Billy Joel on 'American Idol'

Phillip Phillips doing Billy Joel's "Movin' Out" for his second song -- his self-chosen favorite song of the season -- on the "American Idol" finale.

It's a gritty, slightly hokey version; almost like he's in a Broadway show, acting out the song. I wasn't crazy about the song the first time he sang it, and likewise, feel like it's not Phillips at his best.

Not sure...

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Jessica Sanchez channels Celine Dion on 'American Idol'

Jessica Sanchez's second "American Idol" finale song -- her self-chosen favorite performance of the season -- is Celine Dion's version of "The Prayer."

It's sung perfectly, with just the right touch of emotion and pace -- slow, deliberate and compelling.

Can't take your eyes away; she performs it like a pro, one of those songs she was just born to sing. Easily nails...

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Phillip Phillips puts fresh take on 'Stand by Me' on 'American Idol'

Phillip Phillips is singing Ben E. King's "Stand By Me" on the "American Idol" finale, a song chosen for him by the show's creator, Simon Fuller.

He's compelling; slows it way down, meshes it well with his usual acoustic guitar sound. Has an interesting tone that, combined with some unexpected tempo choices, makes the whole performance feel fresh. Haven't been a big Phillips...

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Jessica Sanchez does another Whitney Houston song on 'American Idol'

Jessica Sanchez sings first on the "American Idol" finale, doing Whitney Houston's "I Have Nothing," the choice of the show's creator, Simon Fuller.

She comes out in a long gown, singing slow and controlled. She's been my favorite all season, but it's not a special performance for me. Not a great song or choice, in my opinion, and although her vocals are strong as always,...

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Jimmy Iovine on Joshua Ledet: He deserves to be in the finale

Mentor Jimmy Iovine said Joshua Ledet deserved a

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Top 3 finalists Jessica Sanchez, Joshua Ledet and Phillip Phillips kicked off tonight’s results show with a solid rendition of The Beatles’ “Got to Get You Into My Life,” but let’s face it, this show is going to be all about who’s going to get into next week’s finale.

Next up was this week’s Ford Music Video, an homage to silent movies with Jessica playing someone resembling the Hamburglar...

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Who'll be in the 'Idol' finale -- Joshua, Jessica or Phillip?

Phillip Phillips, left, Jessica Sanchez and Joshua Ledet

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Last night, we saw hometown parades and more celebrations for “American Idol’s” top 3 Jessica Sanchez, Joshua Ledet and Phillip Phillips. Tonight, will it be raining on either Jessica or Joshua’s parade?

Our nine “Idol” psychics were split on who’ll be eliminated tonight — three votes for Jessica, six for Joshua. As for Phillip, his performance of Bob Seger’s “We’ve Got Tonight” may have been...

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Jessica Sanchez could go home on 'American Idol'

Jessica Sanchez gets a hero's welcome back home

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On Wednesday night’s “American Idol,” the Jessica Sanchez, Joshua Ledet and Phillip Phillips performed three songs each, fighting for their spot in the final two.

Joshua Ledet, 20, was the first performer and he got all three judges up on their feet after his strong rendition of Etta James’ "I’d Rather be Blind."

His other songs, "Imagine" by John Lennon and "No...

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Jessica Sanchez’ 'American Idol' fashion trifecta

Jessica Sanchez performs Mariah Carey's "My All." (May

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In what may have been a last-ditch effort to show off her versatility both musically, and in fashion, Jessica Sanchez dramatically changed up her styles and songs for each of her three appearances on "American Idol" last night.

It was diva time at first as Sanchez took on Mariah Carey’s “My All” for which she wore a formal, deep purple strapless evening gown that featured ruffled...

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Phillips Phillips redeems himself in 'American Idol' final round

Jimmy Iovine's choice for Phillip Phillips was "We've

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Bob Seger was Jimmy Iovine's choice for Phillip Phillips final song on Wednesday's "Idol."

"That's you!" Phillips' dad says upon hearing the choice of "We've Got Tonight."

It was another slow one for Phillips but he handled it well. For the first time without his guitar all night, the rocker from Georgia wore all black and focused on his vocals.


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