American Idol

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

Jessica Sanchez on 'American Idol' brings Michael Jackson back

For a moment, she sounded like Michael. Jimmy

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For Jessica Sanchez' final "American Idol" performance of the top 3 show, Jimmy Iovine chose "I'll be There" for the 16-year-old powerhouse.

Sanchez was excited about the choice, saying she loves the 1970 song.

Iovine said the song was a good choice to show Sanchez as both youthful and mature enough to appeal to an older audience.

The Jackson 5 song worked well...

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Joshua Ledet brings the drama on 'American Idol'

Jimmy Iovine chose "No More Drama" by Mary

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Joshua Ledet rocked the "American Idol" stage with "No More Drama" by Mary J. Blige, bringing excitement to a slowed-down version of the song. 

He clearly gave the song his all and was out of breath after the performance. 

"You have laid everything on this stage that there is to lay," Randy Jackson said. 

Jimmy Iovine's selection for...

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Phillip Phillips takes it too slow on 'American Idol'

Phillip Phillips didn't wow the judges with his

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Leesburg, Ga.'s Phillip Phillips visited his old job at a pawnshop during his hometown visit.

Phillips showed his sentimental side in the clips, tearing up when he was greeted by fans at his hometown's parade.

For his song choice, he performed "Disease" by Matchbox Twenty. Sitting with his guitar, Phillips started the song slow and steady, speeding up as the song progressed....

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Jessica Sanchez is bold on 'American Idol' with Aerosmith song

Jessica Sanchez's gutsy personal choice was "I Don't

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Sounding like the teen she is, Jessica Sanchez recounted he exciting visit to her hometown, San Diego, Calif.

She said the hype over her visit was a big change because she was "kind of a dork," before her "American Idol" experience.

For second round song, Sanchez chose Steven Tyler's hit "I don't Want to Miss a Thing."

The Aerosmith song, which last...

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Joshua Ledet shows funny side of 'American Idol'

Joshua Ledet said he heard "Imagine" on his

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Before he performed his song choice "Imagine" on "American Idol" Wednesday, Joshua Ledet talked with Ryan Seacrest about his visit to Westlake, La., his hometown.

Ledet showed his naturally vibrant personality in clips from his trip, making jokes in the video.

"They are really acting like I am Barack Obama," he said emphatically. "Look at all these...

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Phillip Phillips is 'Beggin' on 'American Idol'

In a futile attempt to get Phillip Phillips

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Steven Tyler introduced the judges' pick for Phillip Phillips on "American Idol:" "Beggin'" by Madcon.

For the song, Phillips was in his element with his guitar and a full band backing him. His rendition gets the crowd going, cheering and dancing through his rock show.

Still, the judges didn't give him a standing ovation. Maybe their feet are tired? It seemed like...

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Jessica Sanchez on 'American Idol' takes on Mariah Carey

Jessica Sanchez performs Mariah Carey's "My All." (May

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Jessica Sanchez is up second on "American Idol."

The judges reveal their pick for Sanchez and it's Mariah Carey's "My All."

Jennifer Lopez said for Sanchez she chose one of her "favorite songs," explaining the judges wanted to hear Sanchez deal with the tenderness of the song.

In a long purple gown, Sanchez doesn't disappoint. Still, the slow number...

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Joshua Ledet sings Etta James classic on 'American Idol' top 3

Joshua Ledet opened the show with a selection

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Preacher's son Joshua Ledet was up first Wednesday night on "American Idol."

The 20-year-old belted out the judges choice: an Etta James number called "I'd Rather Go Blind."

Ledet did a powerful rendition of the classic song, bringing his gospel roots to the tune.

His version of the song brought the judges and audience to their feet.

"This is another...

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Hollie Cavanagh cut, Jessica Sanchez, Joshua Ledet, Phillip Phillips storm into 'American Idol' final three

Randy played with them, he reminded us, and

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Jessica Sanchez, Hollie Cavanagh, Phillip Phillips and Joshua Ledet are all on stage as "American Idol" cuts to its final three.

Like most people I'm thinking Cavanagh will be gone; but first the judges take turns praising each of them. It really is a fantastic final four, in 11 years of watching of watching the show there's never been a more vocally talented group at this stage,...

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Joshua Ledet, Jessica Sanchez sent back to couches on 'American Idol'

Joshua Ledet and Jessica Sanchez are up as "American Idol" cuts to its final three. I'm pretty sure one of them is going to be in the bottom two tonight, just because Phillip Phillips has too big of a fan base.

Mentor Jimmy Iovine says Ledet's over-the-top rendition of James Brown's "Man's World" was so great, it was something he "wanted to see again, and again and...

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