American Idol

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

Lazaro Arbos channels 'Fonzie,' Candice Glover's vocals 'gritty' and 'pretty' on 'American Idol'

Candice Glover up first as "American Idol" does music from Detroit; she's singing "I Heard It Through the Grapvine." It's a smokey, bluesy version; she's playing with the lyrics, showing off her spot-on vocals. We've all heard the song a million times, but rarely like this; audience gives her an extended ovation.

Keith Urban loves how she controls her vocals, calls it her...

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‘American Idol’ - Motown-themed performance show on March 27

The "American Idol" Top 8, clockwise from top

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The "American Idol" top 8 finalists —  Lazaro Arbos, Janelle Arthur, Candice Glover, Kree Harrison, Amber Holcomb, Angie Miller, Burnell Taylor and Devin Velez — will sing the songs of the Motor City next Wednesday, March 27.

"American Idol" will celebrate its 450th episode, and season 11 finalist Colton Dixon will perform on the results show on Thursday, March 28....

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Paul Jolley finally cut, stands 'Alone' on 'American Idol'

Paul Jolley performs the Beatles' "Eleanor Rigby" on

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Paul Jolley and Devin Velez, as expected, are in the bottom three as "American Idol" cuts to eight finalists -- one more spot left to fill.

Lazaro Arbos is already safe; he was definitely the worst singer this round, by far; but he has a huge fan base and a compelling story, having overcome a chronic stutter.

Kree Harrison is revealed to be safe as well -- as is Candice Glover....

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Devin Velez, Paul Jolley in 'American Idol' bottom three as Jessica Sanchez returns

"American Idol" - Devin Velez performs the Beatles'

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"American Idol" is cutting to its top eight tonight; up first is Amber Holcomb -- they have her sit right down without telling her anything, it's silly.

Guys then do a horrid version of The Beatles' "Got to Get You Into My Life" -- choreography is cheesy and old-fashioned, voices are drowned out by the instruments.

A delighted Paul Jolley is then informed his...

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Is the 'Idol' journey over for Lazaro Arbos, Paul Jolley or Devin Velez?

It could be a hard day’s night for Paul Jolley, Lazaro Arbos or Devin Velez on "American Idol" tonight. Each received at least two votes from our eight "Idol" psychics to be eliminated on tonight's results show.


Though Kree Harrison sang "With a Little Help From My Friends" on last night's Beatles-themed show, Paul Jolley seems the most likely to...

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'American Idol' fashion: Angie Miller’s hair is a star

Angie Miller performs "Yesterday" by The Beatles on

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“I like the hair,” Keith Urban told “American Idol” contestant Angie Miller who had straightened her haystack mound of curls for Wednesday night’s homage to the Beatles. OK, a nice compliment, but Ryan Seacrest took it to another level when he said, “You’ve got a new friend . . . the flatiron.” Jeez, gents, there are things we ladies would rather not discuss on national TV, included in the mix:...

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Burnell Taylor, Angie Miller and Kree Harrison reinvent Beatles on 'American Idol'

The Top 9 "American Idol" finalists clockwise from

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Burnell Taylor, Angie Miller and Kree Harrison topped "American Idol" on a solid night of Beatles songs, where none of the nine finalists made me -- or the judges -- stand up and shout.

The usual suspects sung the best, reinforcing the gap that's opening up with the rest of the field -- three guys, once again, brought up the bottom.

Below's how I ranked everyone, put your thoughts...

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Angie Miller 'unbelievably amazing,' Devin Velez and Janelle Arthur 'honest' on 'American Idol'

Angie Miller up next on "American Idol," singing "Yesterday." We could have a moment with this tonight . . . Starts off slow and stripped down, her voice soars. It's beautiful; yet not cheesy, there's an appropriate level of emotion and she's really feeling the song, reflects it with subtle changes in her voice. It's like a vocal master class; lots of color.

Randy Jackson...

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Candice Glover 'murders' (in a good way) Beatles, Paul Jolley 'bland' on 'American Idol'

Candice Glover singing "Come Together" on "American Idol," mentor Jimmy Iovine tells her during rehearsal, "this show is lucky to have you." Comes out with some attitude, playing with the words and throwing some emotion in there. Just nails the chorus; big and powerful and biting. 

Keith Urban loves the "rock chick" side of her, Nicki Minaj loves...

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Lazaro Arbos 'out of tune,' Amber Holcomb bit 'slow and unsure' on 'American Idol'

Amber Holcomb singing "She's Leaving Home" next on "American Idol," not sure about the choice but we'll see. Strolls out in a gold print dress; looks like a million bucks. Song is slow to get going and not that well known; she's putting her own spin on it and showing off her pitch-perfect voice. A bit sleepy for me; I think she's going to be in trouble vote-wise this week even...

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