Candice Glover won "American Idol" Season 12 over Kree Harrison as Psy, Jennifer Hudson, Jessie J, Adam Lambert and Aretha Franklin performed.
Burnell Taylor and Devin Velez broke up the year of the women on "American Idol," turning in the most memorable performances as the eight finalists took on Motown songs.
It was an uneven night vocally, but guest mentor Smokey Robinson as usual was insightful and made for good television — doesn't get any better than having the guy who wrote a song coaching young talents through...Read more »
Amber Holcomb next on "American Idol," doing Stevie Wonder's "Lately." Guest mentor Smokey Robinson loves her, tells her it was "ridiculous" that she was in the bottom three last, week, and "I wanted to turn my TV off."
Not sure about this song choice; it'll appeal to people who understand music, but not necessarily a crowd-pleaser. She is, as always,...Read more »
Burnell Taylor next on "American Idol," singing Stevie Wonder's "My Cherie, Amour" -- Smokey Robinson calls his tone "captivating," which is exactly right. Great pick; resplendent in a white suit, it's just pure vocal magic. Sounds like nobody else, just like Wonder. Singing effortlessly, just making me smile with joy.
Keith Urban gives him a standing ovation,...Read more »
Janelle Arthur next on "American Idol," doing the Supremes' "You Keep Me Hangin' On." Sitting on a stool with her guitar, slowing it way down and countrifying it. It's dramatic, but too heavy; beauty of the song was its almost flippant tone, it's all been sucked away. Creative and well-sung, but not enjoyable for me.
Mariah Carey yells out over the audience, "Janelle...Read more »
Candice Glover up first as "American Idol" does music from Detroit; she's singing "I Heard It Through the Grapvine." It's a smokey, bluesy version; she's playing with the lyrics, showing off her spot-on vocals. We've all heard the song a million times, but rarely like this; audience gives her an extended ovation.
Keith Urban loves how she controls her vocals, calls it her...Read more »
The "American Idol" top 8 finalists — Lazaro Arbos, Janelle Arthur, Candice Glover, Kree Harrison, Amber Holcomb, Angie Miller, Burnell Taylor and Devin Velez — will sing the songs of the Motor City next Wednesday, March 27.
"American Idol" will celebrate its 450th episode, and season 11 finalist Colton Dixon will perform on the results show on Thursday, March 28....Read more »
Paul Jolley and Devin Velez, as expected, are in the bottom three as "American Idol" cuts to eight finalists -- one more spot left to fill.
Lazaro Arbos is already safe; he was definitely the worst singer this round, by far; but he has a huge fan base and a compelling story, having overcome a chronic stutter.
Kree Harrison is revealed to be safe as well -- as is Candice Glover....Read more »
"American Idol" is cutting to its top eight tonight; up first is Amber Holcomb -- they have her sit right down without telling her anything, it's silly.
Guys then do a horrid version of The Beatles' "Got to Get You Into My Life" -- choreography is cheesy and old-fashioned, voices are drowned out by the instruments.
A delighted Paul Jolley is then informed his...Read more »
It could be a hard day’s night for Paul Jolley, Lazaro Arbos or Devin Velez on "American Idol" tonight. Each received at least two votes from our eight "Idol" psychics to be eliminated on tonight's results show.
Though Kree Harrison sang "With a Little Help From My Friends" on last night's Beatles-themed show, Paul Jolley seems the most likely to...Read more »
“I like the hair,” Keith Urban told “American Idol” contestant Angie Miller who had straightened her haystack mound of curls for Wednesday night’s homage to the Beatles. OK, a nice compliment, but Ryan Seacrest took it to another level when he said, “You’ve got a new friend . . . the flatiron.” Jeez, gents, there are things we ladies would rather not discuss on national TV, included in the mix:...Read more »