‘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": 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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 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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Angie Miller performs on "American Idol" (Fox)

Newest ‘Idol’ Twist Changes Elimination Plans

There were no results on “American Idol’s” results show, rendering an entire hour of our lives essentially wasted, in a “surprise” move that could have been predicted with nothing but a calendar and simple math. Since the judges cruelly withheld the save last week from Janelle Arthur, even when it was their last chance to […]

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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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"American Idol": Janelle Arthur and Burnell Taylor (Michael Becker/FOX)

Mariah Carey Cries over Eliminated ‘Idol’ Contestant

Sad night on “American Idol”! In another devastating blow to the Y chromosome, we said goodbye to Burnell Taylor. It’s the first time this season that we lost someone who probably still had a couple good weeks left in him. And now it leaves only Lazaro “inexplicably in third place” Arbos representing the dudes in […]

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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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