Candice Glover performs on "American Idol" (Fox)

‘Idol’ Recap: Who Took the Lead in the Last Round, Kree or Candice?

This is it, you guys. The months we’ve spent, the hours we’ve given over to this corporate-sponsored talent show have all amounted to one last hour. What’s that? One hour, you say? “American Idol” chose the LAST performance episode of the season to finally cut back the time we are expected to bleed away for […]

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"American Idol": Kree Harrison and Angie Miller. (CR: Michael Becker FOX)

‘American Idol’ Final 2 Revealed in Shocking Elimination

In the first major upset all season long, “American Idol” finally had a surprise elimination ahead of next week’s finale. Angie Miller, who soared to “Idol” fame with an impassioned performance of her original song, “You Set Me Free” during Hollywood Week, was sent home Thursday. [xfinity-record-button id=”5578216900845706112″ program_type=”series”] Angie had a lot of ups […]

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‘Idol’ Recap: Who Are the Final Two?

LOS ANGELES (AP) — “American Idol” finalist Angie Miller won’t be tickling the ivories on this season’s final showdown. The piano-playing 19-year-old singer from Beverly, Mass., was revealed Thursday to have received the fewest viewer votes on the Fox talent contest, leaving 23-year-old R&B vocalist Candice Glover of St. Helena Island, S.C., and 22-year-old country […]

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Kree Harrison (Fox)

‘Idol’ Recap: Does a New Favorite Emerge?

The Top 3 returned to their hometowns on “American Idol,” and everyone was crying and feeling things. The contestants, Nicki Minaj, and me, we were all waterworks tonight. All that emotion brought out some of the best performances yet for two contestants. But there was only one clear winner: Candice Glover. [xfinity-record-button id=”5578216900845706112″ program_type=”series”] Perhaps […]

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"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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‘Idol’ Feud Continues: Nicki Minaj Calls Mariah Carey ‘Bitter,’ ‘Insecure’

Last night’s “American Idol” offered viewers a taste of the bitterness between judges Nicki Minaj and Mariah Carey. But apparently, that was just the tip of the iceberg. Minaj followed up her exchanged with Carey last night with a series of blistering tweets aimed toward Carey today, effectively calling the singer a grumpy old woman. […]

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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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