Elise Testone, Joshua Ledet and Hollie Cavanagh on American Idol (Michael Becker / FOX)

‘American Idol’ Drops Down to Final Five, Who Got Cut?

Finally, poor Elise Testone has been put out of her misery. After weeks of landing in the bottom three, “American Idol‘s” oldest contestant was sent home. The Band-Aid was ripped off. But not before one final humiliation—Elise getting coached by TMZ about how not to look like she is frowning at all times. (This after […]

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‘American Idol’s Top 15 Highlights

“American Idol” entered its 10th with a bunch of question marks for returning executive producer Nigel Lythgoe. The show had been losing ratings steam the last few years, but even more importantly, water cooler relevance. Lythgoe was faced with freshening up the format—and challenges from new competition like Mark Burnett’s “The Voice” and ex-“AI” judge […]

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Casey’s Last Stand: No Romance With Haley

Let’s get this straight right now. Casey Abrams wasn’t voted off “American Idol” last night because of his beard, his love of jazz, his supposed romance with Haley Reinhart or, most notably, his notorious growl. According to the affable, furry Seth Rogen doppelganger from Idyllwild, CA, who was memorably saved by the judges last month, […]

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