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' 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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Smiley Rachel Hale stars, Aubrey Cleland 'balance of poise and fire' on 'American Idol'

Aubrey Cleland next on "American Idol," doing an ethereal version of Beyonce's "Sweet Dreams." She looks fantastic and hits all of the notes and is in control — particularly nice on the last note, like a bird. Her voice is a bit thin for the song, but a good performance.

Keith Urban liked her "balance of poise and fire." Nicki Minaj starts simply, "I am obsessed...

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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...

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Rachel Hale, Shubha Vedula, Melinda Ademi, Kree Harrison shine as 'American Idol' names top 40

During the "American Idol" Hollywood round, Raisin' Cain

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"American Idol" cuts down to its top 20 women and top 20 guys as Hollywood Week wraps up; but at the moment, there are still 24 women and 28 guys in the running 

The women all get called up on stage first, and Randy Jackson calls out three names — none of whom have been featured — and just like that they're cut.

Down to 21 now; he asks Stephanie Schimel to sing...

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Quirky Kez Ban, young Briana Oakley, countrified Rachel Hale, Isabelle and Janelle Arthur, poppy Angela Miller, soulful Victoria Acosta advance on 'American Idol'

The women contestants are up as "American Idol" Hollywood Week chugs on. They're in lines of 10 and sing short solos; Mariah Pulice, who's battled anorexia, up first.

She's followed by Angela Miller, who has a pop look. Finally there's Victoria Acosta, who sings in mariachi bands but busts out with a soulful "Killing Me Softly." All three were good and deserve to move...

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Happy Rachel Hale, bullied Briana Oakley get big smiles on 'American Idol'

Rachel Hale next on "American Idol," Southern girl with an unstoppable smile and "big accent." Singing "People Get Ready" -- big, soulful voice with a twang of emotion in there, simple but nice to listen to.

"Little Wynonna Juddish," says Keith Urban. "Really pretty, really striking, such a good energy," says Nicki Minaj. Yeah, big likeability;...

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