American Idol

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

'Sexy' Vincent Powell soars, Mathenee Treco and Gurpreet Singh Sarin stumble on 'American Idol'

Mathenee Treco up first as "American Idol" sends its final five guys into the semifinals; he's doing Elvis' "A Little Less Conversation," which has had a long, checkered history on this show. His version is aggressively contemporary -- he can definitely wail, and it's a creative take we haven't quite heard before, he's dressed like a rapper and is in full swagger to boot. Didn't...

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'American Idol' Top 40 head to Las Vegas for semifinals

"American Idol" Season 12 Top 40: Angela Miller,

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"American Idol" judges Mariah Carey, Randy Jackson, Nicki Minaj and Keith Urban have chosen the Top 40 contestants — 20 gals and 20 guys — who will head to Las Vegas to perform on the stage of Cirque du Soleil’s Beatles LOVE Theatre at The Mirage.

The group will be split by gender.  On Wednesday, Feb. 20 and Thursday, Feb. 21 and Wednesday, Feb. 27. and Thursday, Feb. 28, 10 semifinalists...

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Gurpreet Singh Sarin's group advances on 'American Idol' despite 'brutal' performance

Micah Johnson's group up next on "American Idol," doing "Hold On I'm Comin'" -- they only show us a few seconds, but they're good and get through easily. Likewise, Nate Tao and Elijah Liu's group, all in leather jackets, are simply sweet with "Some Kind of Wonderful," and all are through easily.

Gurpreet Singh Sarin's group is doing "Payphone,"...

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Lazaro Arbos, Gurpreet Singh Sarin, Micah Johnson advance as 'American Idol' channels 'Hunger Games'

"American Idol" Hollywood round kicks off, with only 20 guys and 20 women making the cut at the end of the two weeks.

Guys are up first this week; Keith Urban says "it does feel a little bit like the 'Hunger Games' -- we'll see who gets to the weaponry first."

They come up in lines of 10, Micah Johnson in the first group -- he's the one who, after what he called a...

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Frankie Ford, Sarah Restuccio shine as Nicki Minaj dominates 'American Idol' premiere

Mariah Carey, Keith Urban, Nicki Minaj and Randy

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"American Idol" teased everyone with clips of fights between new judges Nicki Minaj and Mariah Carey, but in the end singers Frankie Ford and Sarah Restuccio stole the show as the New York City auditions kicked off Season 12 of the long-running Fox show.

Minaj was fantastic as a judge and got, by far, the most airtime. Her comments were pithy, spot-on, original and showed a passion...

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Gurpreet Singh Sarin, aka 'Turbanator,' Ashlee Feliciano and Angela Miller get 'American Idol' judges talking

Albert Chang is up next. He doesn't speak English that well and "American Idol" is sort of making fun of him -- except their subtitles claim he says he's from "Regal Park, Queens" which doesn't exist. Obviously, the Fox producers have never heard of Rego Park.

He does "Phantom of the Opera," and is horrible. He's followed by some other bad singers, with Nicki...

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