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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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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Frankie Ford, Sarah Restuccio shine as Nicki Minaj dominates 'American Idol' premiere

Mariah Carey, Keith Urban, Nicki Minaj and Randy

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"American Idol" teased everyone with clips of fights between new judges Nicki Minaj and Mariah Carey, but in the end singers Frankie Ford and Sarah Restuccio stole the show as the New York City auditions kicked off Season 12 of the long-running Fox show.

Minaj was fantastic as a judge and got, by far, the most airtime. Her comments were pithy, spot-on, original and showed a passion...

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Subway singer Frankie Ford steals our hearts on 'American Idol;' Shira Gavrielov impresses, too

Jessica Kartalis is up next as “American Idol” which introduces a new audition twist. Based on people's nominations, they go out to invite singers to come audition. She does a bit of an original song, is nervous and messes up the guitar parts a couple of times.

Nicki Minaj says, “I don't think you're ready yet . . ." and isn't big on giving her another shot. Mariah Carey says she...

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