‘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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‘American Idol’s Final Three Pull Out All The Stops

From 120,000 contestants, we are down to three finalists for “American Idol,” with this week’s two-hour, three-song challenge doing little to separate the remaining three, with front-running teenage country heartthrob Scotty McCreery hanging on to a slim lead over Lauren Alaina and hard-charging Haley Reinhart. It was time to throw caution to the wind, as […]

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‘American Idol’ Top 3 Compete For Finale Spot

By DERRIK J. LANG, AP Entertainment Writer The Fox singing contest will document the three finalists — songbird Lauren Alaina, crooner Scotty McCreery and jazzy Haley Reinhart — returning to their hometowns before they tackle three separate tunes on the “Idol” stage in Los Angeles on Wednesday night. The songs were selected by judges Randy […]

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