"American Idol" Final Three: Angie Miller, Candice Glover and Kree Harrison. (CR: Michael Becker/FOX)

‘Idol’ Top 3 Rankings: Our Winner Predictions

Only three girls remain in the game on “American Idol,” but which one will sally forth into a future of unguaranteed musical success? (See: Taylor Hicks, for one.) [xfinity-record-button id=”5578216900845706112″ program_type=”series”] Actually, on a season of such strong talent, success may be less elusive for all the top girls than in years past. Then again, […]

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"American Idol": Amber Holcomb, Kree Harrison, and Ryan Seacrest (Frank Micelotta/FOX)

Emotional ‘Idol’ Elimination Leaves Three Contenders

Though we avoided an elimination last week, tonight, it had to happen. We said goodbye to the one “American Idol” contestant who has been dancing with last place for what feels like months now: Amber Holcomb. Repeatedly scorned for wearing dark lipstick and having an amazing voice but just being an unlikable human, Amber constantly […]

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 Amber Holcomb (Fox)

‘Idol’ Recap: Final Four Make One Last Pitch

Second time is not a charm on “American Idol.” For tonight’s Top 4 redux, the very fibers that hold the show together seemed to be fraying. Nicki Minaj and Mariah Carey bickered, the guest mentor usurped the judges’ power, and finally, someone actually called out the ridiculous over-the-top interpretations of lyrics these girls don’t understand. […]

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Angie Miller performs on "American Idol" (Fox)

Newest ‘Idol’ Twist Changes Elimination Plans

There were no results on “American Idol’s” results show, rendering an entire hour of our lives essentially wasted, in a “surprise” move that could have been predicted with nothing but a calendar and simple math. Since the judges cruelly withheld the save last week from Janelle Arthur, even when it was their last chance to […]

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"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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Lazaro Arbos, Amber Holcomb of "American Idol" (Photo: Fox)

‘Idol’ Recap: Does Elimination Leave an All-Girls Club?

With the last male contestant “gone, gone, gone,” Season 12 of “American Idol” is officially a girl’s year, with five weeks still left in the competition and a foregone conclusion. [xfinity-record-button id=”5578216900845706112″ program_type=”series”] Lazaro Arbos finally got the boot Thursday night, weeks after he should have, but not too late to have done irreparable damage […]

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