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’ – Lennon-McCartney-themed performance show on March 20

The Top 9 "American Idol" finalists clockwise from

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The "American Idol" Top Nine finalists will perform songs by John Lennon and Paul McCartney on Wednesday, March 20.

An 11th finalist will join the “American Idol Live!” tour this summer. The two semifinalists are Charlie Askew, who performed an original song, “Sky Blue Diamond,” and Aubrey Cleland, who performed Irene Cara’s (“Fame”) “Out Here On My Own” on the results show on March...

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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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Charlie Askew's meltdown overshadows stellar Elijah Liu and Curtis Finch on 'American Idol'

"American Idol" - Charlie Askew performs Genesis' "Mama."

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Elijah Liu and Curtis Finch topped a mediocore guys' night on "American Idol," as most of the ten contestants took turns reminding us how they don't stand a chance against a stellar women's group this season.

All anyone's going to be talking about though is Charlie Askew's emotional meltdown -- he gave an odd, angry performance of Genesis' "Mama," during which he hurled...

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Emotional Charlie Askew ripped by judges, Nick Boddington solid on 'American Idol'

Charlie Askew sings next on "American Idol," doing Genesis' "Mama." Slow start, but hits the chorus and hurls the mike stand aside; suddenly he's all power and big voice. A very odd choice; doesn't quite hang together for me or mesh with his persona, but he's got a pure vocal and he definitely isn't mailing it in.

Keith Urban says "I wish I knew what people at home...

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Weird, wonderful Charlie Askew and Justin Bieberish Elijah Liu electrify 'American Idol'

"American Idol" - Charlie Askew sings Elton John's

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Charlie Askew and Elijah Liu became superstars tonight on “American Idol,“ with Devin Velez lurking close behind as all three electrified the audience with their compelling personalities as much as their vocal chops.

I'm really excited to see more from all three; they're all young and emotionally honest on stage, but so different beyond that.

Below's how I rated the 10 male contestants...

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Wacky guy fashion hits 'American Idol'

Josh ?JDA? Davila went full-throttle drag queen wearing

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For years we’ve complained that the boys are boring and the girls over-the-top when it comes to fashion on "American Idol." Thursday night’s show turned that whole premise on its ear, and from a style standpoint, it was all rather entertaining.

Josh “JDA” Davila went full-throttle drag queen wearing a bondage-style harness top – bare in the back -- slit gaucho pants with sparkling...

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Wild, awkward Charlie Askew reminds Nicki Minaj of her 'little brother' on 'American Idol'

Charlie Askew next on "American Idol," singing "Rocket Man." Oh wow, such a stripped-down, vocally impressive performance. Conveys emotion, is sincere, even throws in some flair with the mike. He's nervous and is shaking a bit and it gets a bit rougher the longer it goes on, but he's highly likeable, you find yourself pulling for him.

He celebrates afterward by jumping...

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'American Idol' Top 40 head to Las Vegas for semifinals

"American Idol" Season 12 Top 40: Angela Miller,

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"American Idol" judges Mariah Carey, Randy Jackson, Nicki Minaj and Keith Urban have chosen the Top 40 contestants — 20 gals and 20 guys — who will head to Las Vegas to perform on the stage of Cirque du Soleil’s Beatles LOVE Theatre at The Mirage.

The group will be split by gender.  On Wednesday, Feb. 20 and Thursday, Feb. 21 and Wednesday, Feb. 27. and Thursday, Feb. 28, 10 semifinalists...

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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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Matheus Fernandes and Gabe Brown team up for memorable 'American Idol' group song

Matheus Fernandes and Gabe Brown's group up first as "American Idol" Group Day starts. They're in perfect, church-like harmony on "Somebody To Love," it is no joke one of the best group round performances ever — creative, fun to listen to, totally on pitch.

"Great job guys," says Keith Urban, with Randy Jackson calling it "fantastic." And Nicki...

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