American Idol

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

Angie Miller a '10 out of 10 out of 10,' Kree Harrison flops on 'American Idol'

Kree Harrison next on "American Idol," singing Susan Tedeschi's "It Hurts So Bad." Not crazy about the song choice -- not that well known and it starts off a bit sedate, and she's swallowing some words. It gets better as it goes on, but we've seen better from her.

Randy Jackson says "I don't know if it's the best vocal I've heard from you," calls it a bit...

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Amber Holcomb makes 'American Idol' crowd roar, Candice Glover a pro as usual

The "American Idol" fantastic final four -- Angie Miller, Amber Holcomb, Kree Harrison and Candice Glover -- are set to perform a song of their choice and then a song based on a fan-chosen theme tonight (the buzz is it's one-hit wonders.)

It's easily the best final four ever; really looking forward to the night, everyone fully deserves to be here and there are no weak links.

Holcomb...

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Lazaro Arbos finally goes as Scotty McCreery, Kelly Clarkson return to 'American Idol'

"American Idol" - Lazaro Arbos sings Robbie Williams'

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"American Idol" is cutting to five finalists tonight; they're playing the game where they have contestsants go into three different groups on stage -- Angie Miller, Lazaro Arbos and Kree Harrison are asked to start each group. 

Scotty McCreery then returns with "Gotta See You Tonight." He's so smooth and at home up there; a bit hokey at times, but fun to listen to....

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Candice Glover somehow tops Amber Holcomb and Kree Harrison on powerhouse 'American Idol'

"American Idol" - Top 6: from left, Kree

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Candice Glover capped off one of the best nights ever on "American Idol" with a powerful, unexpected performance of The Cure's "Lovesong" that overshadowed Amber Holcomb's and Kree Harrison's fresh and surprising takes on songs written nearly a half-century ago.

The six remaining finalists had to sing a song by Burt Bacharach first, before getting to perform any song they...

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Candice Glover gives one of 'greatest performances ever,' Janelle Arthur does not on 'American Idol'

Janelle Arthur singing Garth Brooks' version of "The Dance" on "American Idol," sitting on the edge of the stage and doing nothing fancy with it.

Not bad; but also nothing special. She's out of her league with this season's powerhouse group, and at this point nothing to do but let her time on the show play out.

"Not your best performance ever," says Randy...

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Kree Harrison's vocals 'beautiful and pure,' Lazaro Arbos can't match on 'American Idol'

Lazaro Arbos next on "American Idol," doing Robbie Williams' "Angels." Hard to understand him because he keeps swallowing the words and singing too low -- but somehow it works with the song, carries with it some drama. 

Keith Urban says the women are so "crazy good" tonight and it's hard for him to match up. Nicki Minaj just says, "what he said."

Randy...

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Angie Miller returns to ovations, Amber Holcomb has judges dancing on 'American Idol'

Angie Miller is back at the piano as the “American Idol” finalists sing their second song of the night — ones they wish they had written. She's doing Kari Jobe's “Love Came Down.“

OK, now this is classic Miller — compelling, unique, naturally building to emotion; not too perfect, she's just letting loose. Great choice, memorable performance; gets Keith Urban and Randy Jackson to stand.

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Candice Glover 'exquisite,' Janelle Arthur 'lackluster' on 'American Idol'

Janelle Arthur next on "American Idol," doing "I'll Never Fall in Love Again." It's instantly forgettable; vocals are fine, but she adds nothing special and it just seems like a cover.

"That was good," Keith Urban says. Nicki Minaj says Arthur could be a commercial success, "but I thought that was really boring." Randy Jackson calls it "lackluster,"...

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Kree Harrison gives her best performance, Lazaro Arbos his worst on 'American Idol'

Lazaro Arbos next on "American Idol," singing "Close to You." It's not good; he's swallowing his words, the song itself is melodramatic and almost impossible to sing without parodying. Low energy, nothing at all distinctive about it. Tepid applause at the end.

"All I can say is 'no, no, no, no'" says Randy Jackson -- "dude, that was horrible." He goes...

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Amber Holcomb dominates in catsuit, Angela Miller 'old-fashioned' on 'American Idol'

Angela Miller up first as the six remaining "American Idol" finalists do a song by Burt Bacharach and then a song they wish they had written.

Not sure why the Fox producers keep forcing these dated themes on everyone -- I doubt any of the finalists knew who Bacharach was before this week. Miller does "Anyone Who Had a Heart" -- it's forgettable, mainly because the song...

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