American Idol

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

Candice Glover 'murders' (in a good way) Beatles, Paul Jolley 'bland' on 'American Idol'

Candice Glover singing "Come Together" on "American Idol," mentor Jimmy Iovine tells her during rehearsal, "this show is lucky to have you." Comes out with some attitude, playing with the words and throwing some emotion in there. Just nails the chorus; big and powerful and biting. 

Keith Urban loves the "rock chick" side of her, Nicki Minaj loves...

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Lazaro Arbos 'out of tune,' Amber Holcomb bit 'slow and unsure' on 'American Idol'

Amber Holcomb singing "She's Leaving Home" next on "American Idol," not sure about the choice but we'll see. Strolls out in a gold print dress; looks like a million bucks. Song is slow to get going and not that well known; she's putting her own spin on it and showing off her pitch-perfect voice. A bit sleepy for me; I think she's going to be in trouble vote-wise this week even...

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Burnell Taylor called 'a great artist,' Kree Harrison 'becoming a superstar' on 'American Idol'

Aubrey Cleland and Charlie Askew kick off "American Idol," one of them is about to join the summer tour as an 11th member. I hope it's Askew, he was stunning last week with his original song, "Sky Blue Diamond."

And it's... Cleland. Oh well, she was good too, just not as good.

Kree Harrison up first as the actual finalists sing the songs of the Beatles, doing "With...

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Curtis Finch shockingly cut as 'American Idol' judges can't agree on save

"American Idol" - Curtis Finch, Jr. sings R.

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Lazaro Arbos and Angela Miller are next up on "American Idol" to learn their fates -- and, as expected, Miller joins Candice Glover and Kree Harrison in the top three. It's the same top three as when I ranked the performances last night.

It is then revealed that Arbos finished fourth overall and is safe. In fifth place is Amber Holcomb, who definitely deserves to stay. In sixth place,...

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Kree Harrison, Candice Glover safe; Charlie Askew, Bon Jovi rock on 'American Idol'

Devin Velez, Janelle Arthur and Candice Glover are up first as "American Idol" is looking to cut someone tonight. Glover is into the top three, which means she's deservedly safe for tonight. 

The show's officially crossed the line -- the finalists next sing a song from an upcoming animated film. It's not even a very good song; clips from the film play behind them as they...

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Candice Glover, Angela Miller, Kree Harrison top 'American Idol' finals as guys disappear

Finalists Angie Miller, Kree Harrison, Janelle Arthur, Devin

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"American Idol" kicked off its finals with the women dominating, as Candice Glover, Angela Miller, Kree Harrison and Amber Holcomb topped the field -- with Burnell Taylor the only guy making any sort of impression.

Nobody was amazing, although Glover's version of "I (Who Have Nothing)" drew raves from the judges and the audience, as did Holcomb's "A Moment Like...

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Amber Holcomb 'on another level,' Burnell Taylor shows off his 'unique twist' on 'American Idol'

"American Idol" - Burnell Taylor performs season 2

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Burnell Taylor next on "American Idol," doing Ruben Studdard's "Flying Without Wings." He's got me from the start; has a special tone and light in his voice, just makes you smile along with him right away. Plus there's an urgency that builds; hard to look away when he's on stage. No pyrotechnics here; just hits the notes and sings from his heart.

Keith Urban praises the...

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Kree Harrison compared to waffles, Lazaro Arbos loses his confidence on 'American Idol'

Lazaro Arbos up next on "American Idol," doing Kelly Clarkson's "Breakaway." Seems a bit nervous; and his vocals are getting swallowed. I'm a big fan of his, but it's not a memorable performance. Maybe it's nerves, maybe his voice just isn't big enough; but the richness hasn't been there for a while. 

Keith Urban asks him why he chose the song, and tells him it "wasn't...

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Candice Glover gets standing ovation, Paul Jolley not horrible on 'American Idol'

Paul Jolley up next on "American Idol," seems like a nice guy but he doesn't deserve to be here in my view; mentor Jimmy Iovine tells him he "perpetually oversings."

Is singing Scotty McCreery's version of "Amazed." Just sitting on the steps; a bit theatrical right away but it's a good song choice that fits his voice. Cheesy as heck, of course, because that's...

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Angela Miller 'stellar,' Devin Velez either 'great' or 'too safe' on 'American Idol'

"American Idol" - Angie Miller sings Celine Dion's

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Devin Velez next on "American Idol," singing Carrie Underwood's "Temporary Home." He's got a purity to his voice; fits well with the lyrics and feel of the song, comes across as heartfelt and genuine. Not doing anything flashy or tricky here tonight, just standing on stage and singing. 

Keith Urban says "that was not one of your better performances -- the wrong...

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