American Idol

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

Paul Jolley's 'pretty' voice, Dr. Calvin Peters' soul charms 'American Idol' judges

Paul Jolley next up on "American Idol" in Baton Rouge, his grandfather recently died. He's singing "I Won't Let Go" -- melodic voice, sincere and likable.

"Your voice is really, really pretty," says Nicki Minaj, who also liked his tone and the "sparkle in your eye." She's very good at capturing someone's appeal with just the right words.


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'Strange but cool' Charlie Askew, hobbling Megan Miller star on 'American Idol'

Megan Miller up first on “American Idol” in Baton Rouge, La., singing “Something's Got a Hold on Me.“ She's on crutches, was just in an accident and is having surgery after the audition; breaks out with her sultry, soulful voice. Judges are smiling in appreciation.

“I like this girl, entertaining,“ says Randy Jackson, calling her “a natural.“ Nicki Minaj, who says she's an “undeniable superstar,“...

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Nicki Minaj and Mariah Carey: Bra wars

"American Idol" contestant Naomi Morris' bra became a

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For sure there’s a bit of unpleasantness between Nicki Minaj and Mariah Carey but the last thing we thought we’d see them spat over? A bra.

But this was the case on Wednesday night’s show as the first contestant, Naomi Morris, incited them with her home-crafted spike laden brassiere, and matchy shoes. While her voice didn’t measure up, Minaj liked the look. “Your bra is poppin, your shoe is...

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Nicki Minaj walks out on Mariah Carey on 'American Idol,' overshadows Isabel Gonzalez, Seretha Guinn, Candice Glover and Rodney Barber

"American Idol? Season 12 judges are: Randy Jackson,

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Nicki Minaj and Mariah Carey's "feud" got all the headlines, but "American Idol" may also have found some serious contenders for the crown in Charlotte with Isabel Gonzalez, Seretha Guinn, Candice Glover and Rodney Barber.

Minaj walked out cursing at the end of the first day of auditions after arguing with the other judges about whether they were spending too much...

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Seretha Guinn called a 'superstar' by Nicki Minaj on 'American Idol'

Seretha Guinn closes "American Idol" in Charlotte, so you know there's going to be a good back story.

Her boyfriend was in a serious car accident, has had eight surgeries; auditions with her young daughter, who's carrying a big stuffed "Hello Kitty" doll and is apparently a big Nicki Minaj fan.  

She's singing "Fresh Prince of Bel-Air," a totally...

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Nicki Minaj tells Candice Glover 'I want to skin you and wear you'

Rodney Barber, who was formerly homeless, sings on the street and says he's been dubbed the “Voice of Charlotte,“ is next on “American Idol.“ He sings “I'll Be” and Mariah Carey says he's “fantastic” and she loved it.

Nicki Minaj says “you have something really captivating about you.“ I agree. He's got a good voice and some real depth to him. He could be a dark horse for the finals . . . a...

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Goofy Ashley Smith, charming Janelle Arthur star on 'American Idol'

Ashley Smith, who says "it's hard for me to stay still," singing "Cowboy Casanova" next on "American Idol." She's all goofy and loud beforehand, but when she starts to sing is totally serious and has a good voice. Controls the song; judges are smiling watching, give her a "wow" at the end.

Nicki Minaj says she sounded "really pretty," Mariah...

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Nicki Minaj storms off 'American Idol' after Mariah Carey gets under her skin

Taisha Bethea, who sings in an alternative rock band with her friends, is next on "American Idol." Has a great personality, big confidence; doing "Folsom Prison Blues." Nothing amazing, then does "You Oughta Know," and again it doesn't blow me away even though I like her.

Mariah Carey wants to know if she's really a rocker, Nicki Minaj says it doesn't matter to...

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Isabel Gonzalez has 'American Idol' judges 'heads over heels in love,' Jimmy Smith 'mad fly'

Jimmy Smith up next on "American Idol," he says at the start Keith Urban influenced him, at which point Urban jumps up and yells, "you're going to Hollywood!"

Does "Bless the Broken Road," it's sincere and easy to listen to; nothing amazing for me, but judges like him right away. "Popping, like you're mad fly," Nicki Minaj says, finishing with, "it's...

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Brian Rittenberry out of the basement after charming on 'American Idol'

Naomi Morris, who tells us she's into fashion, up first with Aretha Franklin's "Respect" as "American Idol" comes to the Charlotte Motor Speedway. She's painful to listen to; loudly off-key and wails the words rather than singing.

Chattering Nicki Minaj has her take a deep breath and try again; not sure why, Mariah Carey seems annoyed already at Minaj; they all say...

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