American Idol

Candice Glover won "American Idol" Season 12 over Kree Harrison as Psy, Jennifer Hudson, Jessie J, Adam Lambert and Aretha Franklin performed.

Nicki Minaj enamored with 'sexy' Cortez Shaw, Vincent Powell on overall weak 'American Idol' night

"American Idol” host Ryan Seacrest, center, is flanked

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Stuttering fan favorite Lazaro Arbos, smooth as silk Burnell Taylor and polished pro Cortez Shaw stood out on a weak night for the guys on "American Idol" tonight.

If it weren't for interesting back stories and past performances, I'm not sure the judges would've been able to find five guys tonight out of the 10 to advance into the semifinals — but  they wound...

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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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Bryant Tadeo goes to NYC, David Oliver Willis goes back to '50s on 'American Idol'

David Oliver Willis next up on "American Idol" with his guitar, singing "Fever," for some reason. He's trying to make it compelling, but to me it just feels forced. Why someone in his 20s would sing a song from the '50s is beyond me.

Keith Urban flatly says "that was not the right song" for Willis' unique voice, but liked it overall. Nicki Minaj says it is as...

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Josh Holliday all original, Nick Boddington too cool on 'American Idol'

New Yorker Nick Boddington next on "American Idol," lets his sweet tone soar on James Morrison's "Say Something." He's got a cool vibe; relaxed and easy up there, not oversinging or jumping around too much. Doesn't have me on the edge of my seat but it's well-sung.

Keith Urban praises the "timbre" of his voice, but wanted to feel more connected to him, tells him...

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'Sexy' Vincent Powell soars, Mathenee Treco and Gurpreet Singh Sarin stumble on 'American Idol'

Mathenee Treco up first as "American Idol" sends its final five guys into the semifinals; he's doing Elvis' "A Little Less Conversation," which has had a long, checkered history on this show. His version is aggressively contemporary -- he can definitely wail, and it's a creative take we haven't quite heard before, he's dressed like a rapper and is in full swagger to boot. Didn't...

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