American Idol

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

'American Idol': Amber Holcomb stunning; Angela Miller, Candice Glover, Kree Harrison and Aubrey Cleland fantastic

"American Idol" - Amber Holcomb performs Whitney Houston's

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Amber Holcomb got a standing ovation on "American Idol," topping the other female favorites -- Angela Miller, Candice Glover, Kree Harrison and Aubrey Cleland -- on another stellar night for the woman.

All four judges stood for Holcomb after her stunning performance of Whitney Houston's "I Believe in You." She doesn't look like a star, yet; but there's something...

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Zoanette Johnson 'a mess,' Breanna Steer pretends to be Beyonce on 'American Idol'

Zoanette Johnson up first as "American Idol" cuts from 10 women to five and fans get to vote for the first time this season. She's doing a growly version of "What's Love Got To Do With It," with her usual energy -- but it seems forced, even angry. She's off key as well; not good.

Keith Urban says, "that was an interesting song choice," thinks her theatrical way...

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'American Idol' fashion: Black and white all over

Zoanette Johnson, singing Elton John's "Circle of Life,"

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Black and white were the major color themes on "American Idol" Wednesday night, and we’re not just talking about the contestants. Nicki Minaj led the way with a black and white ensemble, and she underscored the combo with a platinum wig that featured a black part down the middle.

Candice Glover donned a white studded jacket over a simple black top and pant outfit, jazzing up the...

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Zoanette Johnson, Breanna Steer, Aubrey Cleland, Candice Glover and surprisingly Janelle Arthur in 'American Idol' semifinals

"American Idol" Season 12 Top 40: Zoanette Johnson,

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"American Idol" is about to send five out of ten women contestants on to the semifinals -- a lot of drama, since by my count seven of them deserved to move on. 

Zoanette Johnson up first, she's going to make it easily -- and does. Melinda Ademi up next, she was one of my faves but ran up against too many other strong performers tonight; she gets cut.

Juliana Chaheye up...

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Zoanette Johnson gets standing ovation, Breanna Steer busts windows but Janelle Arthur 'flat' on 'American Idol'

Breanna Steer is next on "American Idol" doing a sultry version of Jazmine Sullivan's "Bust your Windows." She owns the stage, looks like a professional, in total command with her voice -- and nails the big last note. Wow.

"I dated a girl like that many years ago," cracks Keith Urban, who says he "loved it." Thinks the vibe was exactly right, "and...

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'American Idol' Top 40 head to Las Vegas for semifinals

"American Idol" Season 12 Top 40: Angela Miller,

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"American Idol" judges Mariah Carey, Randy Jackson, Nicki Minaj and Keith Urban have chosen the Top 40 contestants — 20 gals and 20 guys — who will head to Las Vegas to perform on the stage of Cirque du Soleil’s Beatles LOVE Theatre at The Mirage.

The group will be split by gender.  On Wednesday, Feb. 20 and Thursday, Feb. 21 and Wednesday, Feb. 27. and Thursday, Feb. 28, 10 semifinalists...

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