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' top 10 finalists to perform music of the 'American Idol's

Jon Bon Jovi and his band will perform

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The theme for Wednesday is Music of the American Idols and includes songs that the past winners -- Kelly Clarkson, Ruben Studdard, Fantasia Barrino, Carrie Underwood, Taylor Hicks, Jordin Sparks, David Cook, Kris Allen, Lee DeWyze, Scotty McCreery and Phillip Phillips -- covered on the show and their post-Idol music.

The first number for  contenders -- Lazaro Arbos, Janelle Arthur, Curtis...

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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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Audience loves Lazaro Arbos, judges stand for Curtis Finch on 'American Idol'

"American Idol" - Lazaro Arbos performs "Feeling Good."

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Lazaro Arbos next on "American Idol," resplendent in a white suit with a Miami Vice-ish pink shirt underneath; singing "Feeling Good." A bit cheesy and an odd choice, but he can pretty much do anything. So smooth on the chorus, with a big finish. Audience goes nuts for him, like always.

Keith Urban calls it "really good," praises how he connects with the audience....

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Lazaro Arbos, Vincent Powell, Cortez Shaw, Burnell Taylor and surprisingly Nick Boddington make 'American Idol' semifinals

"American Idol" - Lazaro Arbos performs Keith Urban's

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David Oliver Willis up first as "American Idol" cuts its final 10 guys down to five; he'll be cut, and is. Bryant Tadeo next, I'd send him through but don't think the judges will; and he's indeed cut, as some in the audience boo loudly.  

Vincent Powell next, Nicki Minaj doesn't even waste any time playing games, just tells him, "you are going through." Mathenee...

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Lazaro Arbos 'truthful,' Cortez Shaw bulletproof, Burnell Taylor 'original' on 'American Idol'

Burnell Taylor on "American Idol," doing John Legend's "This Time." He is just too cool for school -- fantastic song choice, fits his voice, his vibe, his sharp outfit. Voice isn't the strongest but he's so interesting to listen to and watch that you can't take your eyes off him. He is the definition of a cool cat.

"First, you look great, man" says Keith Urban....

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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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Lazaro Arbos, Papa Peachez move on; Frankie Ford melts down on 'American Idol'

Burnell Taylor and Tony Foster's group doing "Some Kind of Wonderful" next on "American Idol" — inspired song choice, fits their voices and personalities well; they've all got a throwback aspect to their look, too. Both make it on, their other two group members get cut.

Lazaro Arbos' group next, doing "Wouldn't It Be Nice." Good song choice, all of them have smooth...

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Lazaro Arbos, 'Country Queen' battle through 'American Idol' group night issues

"American Idol" Hollywood round moves on to Group Night, which is traditionally when all the drama erupts. We'll see what it's like this year, with the guys and women split up. 

Rules are changed for this year -- the producers are picking the groups instead of letting them self-select. 

Lazaro Arbos, who's originally from Cuba, doesn't know a lot of the song choices,...

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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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Clifton Duffin, Mariah Pulice, Lazaro Arbos and Kez Ban emotionally captivate on 'American Idol'

"American Idol? season 12 features host Ryan Seacrest

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Emotional, captivating performances from four singers outshone even the Nicki Minaj-Mariah Carey "feud" as "American Idol" sent 46 people to Hollywood out of the high-powered Chicago auditions. 

Sure, Minaj and Carey sniped at each other a few times, again; but it felt like play-acting as each had fun being the diva, rather than real animosity.

Minaj dominated...

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