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’ - Classic rock, no ballads-themed performance show on April 3

The "American Idol" Top 7, from left: Burnell

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The “American Idol” top 7 finalists – Lazaro Arbos, Janelle Arthur, Candice Glover, Kree Harrison, Amber Holcomb, Angie Miller and Burnell Taylor – will perform on a classic rock, no ballads-themed show April 3.

“American Idol” season 4 winner, six-time Grammy Award-winning artist Carrie Underwood will perform her new single, “See You Again,” and season 9 finalist Casey James will debut his...

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Devin Velez odd man out as 'American Idol' cuts to seven

"American Idol" - Devin Velez sings Smokey Robinson

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"American Idol" is about to cut a contestant, groing from eight to seven finalists.

First person who's safe is Kree Harrison; no surprise there. Next to safety is Candice Glover, who I thought might be vulnerable tonight but is not. Janelle Arthur is safe, once again; followed by Angie Miller. Final person to safety is... Amber Holcomb!

Wow, an all-guys bottom three --...

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Colton Dixon shines, Katharine McPhee bares, Keith Urban performs on 'American Idol'

Colton Dixon is back on the "American Idol" stage, singing "Love Has Come For Me" before the show chops its elite eight down to the magnificent seven. He sings and performs like a star; self-assured and deliberate. Song itself isn't memorable, but on a weak year for the guys it's good to have him back.

Katharine McPhee then returns, with One Republic. She's got a sassy...

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"American Idol's" Devin Velez, Burnell Taylor, Lazaro Arbos seem bound for the bottom 3

From the Four Tops to the bottom 3 will likely be the fate for Lazaro Arbos, Burnell Taylor and Devin Velez on tonight’s “American Idol” results show if our “Idol” psychics are correct.

The trio’s disastrous performance of the Tops’ “Can’t Help Myself” on last night’s Motown/Detroit-themed episode pleased no one, especially judge Nicki Minaj who wasn’t calling any of them “Sugar pie, honeybunch.”

“I...

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'American Idol' fashion: Nicki Minaj and Mariah Carey are twins, kind of

From left, Mariah Carey, Randy Jackson, Nicki Minaj

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The two American Idol divas, Nicki Minaj and Mariah Carey, have verrrrry different styles, so it was odd to see them both wearing short dresses in the exact same shade of orangey-red on Wednesday night’s show.

Minaj donned a molded-to-her-body, short- sleeved sheath accessorized with a diamond tennis necklace. Carey went for a 50s style frock — a sleeveless shirtwaist with plunging neckline...

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Burnell Taylor, Devin Velez beat out the women on 'American Idol'

The "American Idol" Top 8, clockwise from top

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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...

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Kree Harrison takes on Aretha Franklin, Amber Holcomb 'mesmerizing' on 'American Idol'

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,...

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Angie Miller 'strange' for judges, Burnell Taylor like 'a sexy doctor' on 'American Idol'

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,...

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Devin Velez impresses Smokey Robinson, Janelle Arthur countrifies Motown on 'American Idol'

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...

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Lazaro Arbos channels 'Fonzie,' Candice Glover's vocals 'gritty' and 'pretty' on 'American Idol'

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...

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