Devin Velez is eliminated on "American Idol" (CR: Michael Becker / FOX)

‘Idol’ Elimination: Did the Boys Tumble After Their Trainwreck Performance?

They weren’t kidding about that boys vs. girls thing. On tonight’s “American Idol,” the male species took a lashing, with all three remaining winding up in the bottom three. During results tonight, Ryan Seacrest sent one girl at a time to safety until only Devin Velez, Burnell Taylor and Lazaro Arbos remained. [xfinity-record-button id=”5578216900845706112″ program_type=”series”] […]

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Burnell Taylor, Devin Velez on "American Idol" (Fox)

‘Idol’ Recap: A Meltdown Draws Nicki’s Fury

It’s another week of “American Idol,” and another chance to show how people born in the ‘90s and oldies maybe aren’t the best match. [xfinity-record-button id=”8216900845706112″ program_type=”series”] I mean, maybe this being the search for the next pop star, you might want to let these guys actually sing some present-day pop music or something. But […]

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Nicki Minaj on 'American Idol' (Photo: Fox)

Nicki Minaj Plays Coy About Returning to ‘Idol,’ Says Show Has Made Her Realize She’s ‘Strange’

Nicki Minaj has made waves as an outspoken, brightly dressed and occasionally late judge on “American Idol.” But the singer said she was worried about how people would respond to her going in to the season. “I didn’t know what to expect going into the show,” Minaj told reporters Monday. “I was so nervous. I […]

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"American Idol": Devin Velez, Amber Holcomb and Paul Jolley. (Michael Becker/ FOX)

‘Idol’ Recap: Who Got a Ticket to Ride (Home)?

The first few minutes of “American Idol” results shows are now officially the best part of my week. In that time, the great record exec Jimmy Iovine delivers a dose of truth that is mean, true and so very satisfying. [xfinity-record-button id=”5578216900845706112″ program_type=”series”] Thursday night’s show opened with a video in which he lambasted a […]

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Paul Jolley performs on "American Idol" (Frank Micelotta/ FOX)

‘Idol’ Recap: Who Stumbled over The Beatles?

The Lennon-McCartney songbook was the theme on Wednesday’s “American Idol,” and according to the judges and Jimmy Iovine, that treasure of modern music was ripped to shreds. [xfinity-record-button id=”5578216900845706112″ program_type=”series”] Perhaps they should have come up with a different overused commentary phrase for this one episode than “you killed it” and “you murdered it.” Especially […]

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Curtis Finch, Jr. on "American Idol" (FOX)

Eliminated ‘Idol’ Hopeful Curtis Finch, Jr. Thought He’d Make It to the End

Curtis Finch, Jr. may have been the first eliminated contestant on season 12 of “American Idol,” but he always believed he’d make it to the top. “Even during my Chicago audition, I was thinking about the finale,” Finch told reporters Friday. “My mindset was definitely thinking about the confetti coming down and the crown being […]

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Fox Tries to Lift Ratings of Fading ‘Idol’

LOS ANGELES (Reuters) – The microphone that singers on Fox television’s “American Idol” will use for the live broadcast on Wednesday has traveled to Hollywood after an Olympic torch-style journey through 13 cities. Producers hope the “Idol Across America” relay will generate enthusiasm for the 12th season of the long-time TV ratings champ, which has […]

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