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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"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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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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Charlie Askew on "American Idol" (FOX)

Charlie Askew Breaks Down After Tough Critiques from ‘American Idol’ Judges

Boys’ night on the “American Idol” semi-final was simultaneously the most boring and the most compelling show this season. On a night where most contestants stuck to mid-‘90s throwback songs, and one of the only contemporary numbers got compared to Sting and the Police, there wasn’t exactly a lot of edge or currency or defining […]

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Burnell Taylor in the Sudden Death Round of "American Idol" (Fox)

Boys’ Night on ‘Idol’ Leaves Judges Disappointed, But Stars Did Shine

You can tell the producers really want a girl to win season 12 of “American Idol.” Thursday night’s last batch of boys facing the sudden death round was almost across-the-board bad. Two exceptions get immunity from any forthcoming complaints—Vincent Powell and Burnell Taylor. Everyone else, even the ones that made it through to the next […]

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