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

An ‘American Idol’ first -- all-female Top 5 to compete April 17

The last five contestants of "American Idol" Season

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While this week’s “American Idol” themes have not been confirmed by Fox, rumor has it that the Top 5, Janelle Arthur, Candice Glover, Kree Harrison, Amber Holcomb and Angie Miller, will be challenged on Wednesday, April 17, with songs of divas and songs from the year you were born.

This is the first time in “Idol” history that there has been a female Top 5 -- in fact, it’s the first time that...

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Lazaro Arbos finally goes as Scotty McCreery, Kelly Clarkson return to 'American Idol'

"American Idol" - Lazaro Arbos sings Robbie Williams'

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"American Idol" is cutting to five finalists tonight; they're playing the game where they have contestsants go into three different groups on stage -- Angie Miller, Lazaro Arbos and Kree Harrison are asked to start each group. 

Scotty McCreery then returns with "Gotta See You Tonight." He's so smooth and at home up there; a bit hokey at times, but fun to listen to....

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Will Lazaro Arbos, Janelle Arthur or Angie Miller face 'Idol' elimination?

It was the best of performances (Candice Glover), it was the worst of performances (Lazaro Arbos) on last night’s “American Idol.” And it was also the most mediocre of performances (Janelle Arthur). So it’s no surprise that our “Idol” psychics expect either Arbos or Arthur to be sent home on tonight’s results show.

Four of our eight psychics believe Arbos, this season’s Latin-flavored version...

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Mariah Carey accessorizes Candice Glover with glitter on 'American Idol'

Candice Glover performs on "American Idol." (April 10,

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“American Idol” front-runner Candice Glover does not have a wide range when it comes to fashion. But it doesn’t matter -- her vocal range is off the charts. On Wednesday night, the much-praised contestant wore mostly black -- once a soft cowled black shirt topped by an off-white snakeskin, studded leather jacket and snakeskin black leggings -- and for her second performance, a simple black, short-sleeved...

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Candice Glover somehow tops Amber Holcomb and Kree Harrison on powerhouse 'American Idol'

"American Idol" - Top 6: from left, Kree

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Candice Glover capped off one of the best nights ever on "American Idol" with a powerful, unexpected performance of The Cure's "Lovesong" that overshadowed Amber Holcomb's and Kree Harrison's fresh and surprising takes on songs written nearly a half-century ago.

The six remaining finalists had to sing a song by Burt Bacharach first, before getting to perform any song they...

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Candice Glover gives one of 'greatest performances ever,' Janelle Arthur does not on 'American Idol'

Janelle Arthur singing Garth Brooks' version of "The Dance" on "American Idol," sitting on the edge of the stage and doing nothing fancy with it.

Not bad; but also nothing special. She's out of her league with this season's powerhouse group, and at this point nothing to do but let her time on the show play out.

"Not your best performance ever," says Randy...

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Kree Harrison's vocals 'beautiful and pure,' Lazaro Arbos can't match on 'American Idol'

Lazaro Arbos next on "American Idol," doing Robbie Williams' "Angels." Hard to understand him because he keeps swallowing the words and singing too low -- but somehow it works with the song, carries with it some drama. 

Keith Urban says the women are so "crazy good" tonight and it's hard for him to match up. Nicki Minaj just says, "what he said."

Randy...

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Angie Miller returns to ovations, Amber Holcomb has judges dancing on 'American Idol'

Angie Miller is back at the piano as the “American Idol” finalists sing their second song of the night — ones they wish they had written. She's doing Kari Jobe's “Love Came Down.“

OK, now this is classic Miller — compelling, unique, naturally building to emotion; not too perfect, she's just letting loose. Great choice, memorable performance; gets Keith Urban and Randy Jackson to stand.

“I...

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Candice Glover 'exquisite,' Janelle Arthur 'lackluster' on 'American Idol'

Janelle Arthur next on "American Idol," doing "I'll Never Fall in Love Again." It's instantly forgettable; vocals are fine, but she adds nothing special and it just seems like a cover.

"That was good," Keith Urban says. Nicki Minaj says Arthur could be a commercial success, "but I thought that was really boring." Randy Jackson calls it "lackluster,"...

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Kree Harrison gives her best performance, Lazaro Arbos his worst on 'American Idol'

Lazaro Arbos next on "American Idol," singing "Close to You." It's not good; he's swallowing his words, the song itself is melodramatic and almost impossible to sing without parodying. Low energy, nothing at all distinctive about it. Tepid applause at the end.

"All I can say is 'no, no, no, no'" says Randy Jackson -- "dude, that was horrible." He goes...

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