"American Idol": Janelle Arthur. (Matthieu Young/FOX)

Janelle Arthur Talks ‘Bittersweet’ ‘American Idol’ Departure

Janelle Arthur charmed “American Idol” audiences with her down-home country flair, but that wasn’t enough to get the singer saved by the judges on Thursday’s elimination show. It was the last chance for Randy Jackson, Mariah Carey, Keith Urban and Nicki Minaj to invoke the save, but Janelle didn’t know it at the time. [xfinity-record-button […]

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Paula Abdul surprises Candice Glover on "American Idol." (CR: Michael Yarish/ FOX)

Paula Abdul Returns to ‘Idol’ to Surprise Candice Glover During Results Show

We were pre-warned that Season 2 runner-up Clay Aiken and Season 3 winner Fantasia Barrino would be performing tonight on “American Idol,” but nothing could have prepared us for the ultimate blast from the past: Paula Abdul. The superstar/former “Idol” judge made a surprise appearance during a review of Candice Glover’s Top 5 rendition of […]

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