American Idol

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

Matheus Fernandes, Curtis Finch and Lazaros Arbos move on, Frankie Ford melts down on 'American Idol'

"American Idol" Hollywood Week: Drama and desperation escalate

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Matheus Fernandes, Curtis Finch and Lazaros Arbos starred as "American Idol" changed the rules for Hollywood round this year -- segregating the guys and women -- but gave us the usual mix of inspired group songs, meltdowns and surprise cuts that make this round so compelling to watch.

Below's how I ranked the groups; put in your own thoughts in the comments, below.

1) Matheus...

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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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Ex-soldier Matt Farmer and his 'strong pipes,' shocking Micah Johnson star on 'American Idol'

Shubha Vedula kicks off the Long Beach, Calif. audtions of  "American Idol" -- which are being held on the Queen Mary -- with "Something's Got A Hold On Me."

She can sing; strong start to the show, gets Randy Jackson and Keith Urban to send her though. With Mariah Carey stuck in traffic and Nicki Minaj honoring a prior committment, two votes are all she needs.


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