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‘American Idol’ Judgment Day: Who Makes the Cut?

Tonight’s so-called “Final Judgment” – oh wait, don’t forget the “Part 1” — played out on a Vegas Cirque du Soleil stage, surrounded by rushing water, and sometimes bubbling lava, a giant Audrey 2-style flower, large glowing bug cocoons and other oddities. The purpose of this week’s four, yes, four hours of “American Idol” is […]

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AMERICAN IDOL: Las Vegas Round: Contestants perform in front of the judges at the Cirque du Soleil's Viva ELVIS Theatre in Las Vegas. (Michael Becker / FOX)

‘American Idol’ in Vegas: Striking the Lucky 42

Vegas. Land of Elvis, clichéd language, and too many “American Idol” contestants. It’s like another Hollywood week, only four hours east and in costume. Again, everyone must choose a group to work with, but this time producers avoid meltdown footage and instead focus on vocal coaching. Most performances are far better than the last group […]

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Hollywood Week on American Idol (FOX)

Broken Dreams, Fainting and Cliffhangers: ‘American Idol’ Returns to Hollywood

  It’s the last audition of the night. Symone Black phenomenally sings “(Sittin’ On) The Dock of the Bay.” But suddenly her eyelids get droopy. She wobbles strangely, one, two , three times, until she pitches forward and falls right into the pit. Someone calls for a medic. Her dad rushes down from the balcony. […]

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St. Louis contestant Lauren Gray performs on American Idol (FOX)

‘American Idol’ Auditions Wrap Up in St. Louis With Sad Stories and Hidden Gems

“American Idol’s” season 11 auditions wrapped up tonight in St. Louis, and the last batch of contestants who were vying for a chance at Hollywood were as bland as a Midwestern casserole. The highlight of the city is, apparently, a curmudgeonly taxi driver who got a lot of airplay. Even Steven Tyler was short on […]

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 Portland contestant Britnee Kellogg performs in front of the judges on AMERICAN IDOL airing Wednesday, Feb. 1 (8:00-9:00 PM ET/PT) on FOX. CR: Michael Becker / FOX.

‘American Idol’ in Portland: Judges Put on the Rose-Colored Glasses

“American Idol” is hitting Portland, or is it the other way around? A slew of dismal contestants in the City of Roses forced the judges to continue their streak of dishonesty this season with buffered rejections to the singers that offered hope that they could actually get better. “Not yet,” and “You’re not ready” are […]

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