"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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Candice Glover performs on "American Idol" (Ray Mickshaw/FOX)

‘Idol’ Recap: Classic Rock Night Rolls Several Singers

One of these things is not like the other. That’s what happened on “American Idol‘s” rock ‘n’ roll theme night, which leaned almost exclusively on classic rock and the music of the ‘80s, except in one glaring instance when a contestant chose some “edgy” music circa 2004. [xfinity-record-button id=”5578216900845706112″ program_type=”series”] The good news about rock […]

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"American Idol": Devin Velez. (CR: Matthieu Young/FOX.)

Will Eliminated ‘Idol’ Devin Velez Return to His Job as a Barista?

Devin Velez may have placed eight out of tens of thousands of “American Idol” hopefuls, but the eliminated contestant may stay true to his roots after the dust has settled. He told reporters Friday that he is debating whether to return to his pre-“Idol” job as a barista at Starbucks, “for the money reason.” [xfinity-record-button […]

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 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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