American Idol

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

Alicia Keys brings 'Tears' to 'American Idol' as Randy Jackson announces departure

"American Idol" is cutting to its Season 12 final two tonight -- just hours after veteran judge Randy Jackson announced this is his last year.

Ryan Seacrest has some fun with this, stopping in front of Jackson's chair during his opening right after saying we'll find out tonight who's "leaving the show." He then quips, "how about a heads up?!" as Jackson laughs.


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Will Kree be No. 3 on 'American Idol'?

Will Kreedom get her freedom? If six of our nine "Idol" psychics are right, it's looking like a Candice Glover-Angie Miller throwdown on next week's "American Idol" finale.

Poor Kree Harrison. Even an emotional visit to her Woodville, Texas, hometown might not be enough to save her from the last roundup tonight. In fact, the producers may have helped Kree dig her own grave...

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Candice Glover steals teary, wild 'American Idol' homecoming show

"American Idol's" final three from left, Angie Miller,

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It was a wild, tearful night on "American Idol" as Candice Glover pulled out a showstopper to perhaps challenge Angie Miller as the favorite to win it all, while Glover and Kree Harrison's emotional homecomings prompted some of the most memorable moments of the year from a choked-up Nicki Minaj.

Everyone sang three songs tonight — one chosen by mentor Jimmy Iovine, then...

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Candice Glover gets ovation, Angie Miller hits groove, Kree Harrison shows 'wild side' on 'American Idol'

Angie Miller's third and final song, as picked by the "American Idol" producers, is Emeli Sande's "Maybe." She's at the piano, and it's classic Angie -- driven, smooth, energetic and compelling. Not amazing but well-done.

Randy Jackson thought it was good, Mariah Carey says "I have nothing negative at all to say about the performance." Keith Urban says she's "finding...

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Kree Harrison turns emotional story into 'brilliant' performance on 'American Idol'

Kree Harrison heads home to Texas next on "American Idol." Her parents both died when she was in her teens; so it's "bittersweet" as her sister says while they visit her old house where she grew up.

Then off to a rodeo, where she rides a mechanical bull. Sings a song about staying strong at her concert, which seems to be in front of a huge crowd. 

Doing Rascal...

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Candice Glover gets an emotional tribute from Nicki Minaj on 'American Idol'

Candice Glover up first as the "American Idol" finalists sing their second song, picked by the judges. First they show her visit back to her hometown -- St. Helena, S.C. Bit rainy but hundreds show up as she visits her old workplace, rides a red moped; then starts crying as she visits her family.

"When she rolled up in a limo that did something to me," says her mom....

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Angie Miller's vocal 'spectacular,' Candice Glover brings 'power,' Kree Harrison lacks 'pizzazz' on 'American Idol'

Kree Harrison kicks things off on "American Idol" -- they're singing three songs tonight, first one picked by mentor Jimmy Iovine. Doing a Pink song, the one known as "Perfect."

It's not very good; odd choice, nothing memorable or interesting. Almost like she was mailing it in. She's been mediocore the last few weeks, not sure what's happening with her.

Keith Urban...

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Amber Holcomb cut from 'American Idol,' sings Whitney Houston as Angie Miller, Candice Glover, Kree Harrison make final three

"American Idol" contestant Amber Holcomb performs Pink's "Just

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Angie Miller, Amber Holcomb, Kree Harrison or Candice Glover is about to be cut from "American Idol" — and as Nicki Minaj says, none of them really deserve to go; the best four made it to the end.

But only three can move on; and the first to make it is Miller, which is totally expected. She's most probably going to win this thing; hasn't been the best, but has been good and consistently...

Read more », David Cook, Harry Connick, Jr. entertain on 'American Idol'

The best four finalists ever on “American Idol” are going to be chopped to three tonight — and they remind us right off the bat about how good they are with a rousing version of Beyonce's “Crazy in Love.“

It's pure energy flying around the stage, with strong vocals from everyone. Rare that a group sing meshes as well as this; even the choreography is inspired.

David Cook, season seven's...

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Amber Holcomb, tears and all, tops Angie Miller, Candice Glover and Kree Harrison on 'American Idol'

Candice Glover, left, Angie Miller, Amber Holcomb and

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Amber Holcomb's "My Funny Valentine" got a standing ovation from the "American Idol" judges and easily topped an uneven night for the four finalists, as the growing pressure to win votes -- and well-meaning but cascading advice from judges and guest mentor Harry Connick Jr. -- took its toll.

Even Holcomb's tour-de-force turned bittersweet. Nicki Minaj, who along with...

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