American Idol

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

'American Idol' season 11 rocks the Nassau Coliseum

Joshua Ledet, left, Phillip Phillips, center, Colton Dixon,

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The “American Idol” top ten of season 11 delivered upbeat, current, fast moving performances at the Nassau Veterans Memorial Coliseum in Uniondale last evening.  

My two daughters, my granddaughter Alex and I were lucky to score front-row seats – making it easy for Alex to have a clear view of the stage and her favorite idol, Elise Testone.

Alex, at five-years-old, is a veteran...

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Jessica Sanchez outshines Neil Diamond, Reba McEntire, Skylar Laine on 'American Idol'

Jessica Sanchez arrives at the "American Idol" finale

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Skylar Laine is back on "American Idol," singing a high-powered version of "Turn on the Radio" with Reba McEntire.

Laine's really fearless, she goes all out and seems right at home up there with a country superstar; they even look like mother and daughter.

Jessica Sanchez up next, reprising her show-stopping version of "I Will Always Love You." It might...

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Jimmy Iovine on Joshua Ledet: He deserves to be in the finale

Mentor Jimmy Iovine said Joshua Ledet deserved a

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Top 3 finalists Jessica Sanchez, Joshua Ledet and Phillip Phillips kicked off tonight’s results show with a solid rendition of The Beatles’ “Got to Get You Into My Life,” but let’s face it, this show is going to be all about who’s going to get into next week’s finale.

Next up was this week’s Ford Music Video, an homage to silent movies with Jessica playing someone resembling the Hamburglar...

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Who'll be in the 'Idol' finale -- Joshua, Jessica or Phillip?

Phillip Phillips, left, Jessica Sanchez and Joshua Ledet

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Last night, we saw hometown parades and more celebrations for “American Idol’s” top 3 Jessica Sanchez, Joshua Ledet and Phillip Phillips. Tonight, will it be raining on either Jessica or Joshua’s parade?

Our nine “Idol” psychics were split on who’ll be eliminated tonight — three votes for Jessica, six for Joshua. As for Phillip, his performance of Bob Seger’s “We’ve Got Tonight” may have been...

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Jessica Sanchez could go home on 'American Idol'

Jessica Sanchez gets a hero's welcome back home

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On Wednesday night’s “American Idol,” the Jessica Sanchez, Joshua Ledet and Phillip Phillips performed three songs each, fighting for their spot in the final two.

Joshua Ledet, 20, was the first performer and he got all three judges up on their feet after his strong rendition of Etta James’ "I’d Rather be Blind."

His other songs, "Imagine" by John Lennon and "No...

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Jessica Sanchez’ 'American Idol' fashion trifecta

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

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In what may have been a last-ditch effort to show off her versatility both musically, and in fashion, Jessica Sanchez dramatically changed up her styles and songs for each of her three appearances on "American Idol" last night.

It was diva time at first as Sanchez took on Mariah Carey’s “My All” for which she wore a formal, deep purple strapless evening gown that featured ruffled...

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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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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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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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