Elise Testone, Joshua Ledet and Hollie Cavanagh on American Idol (Michael Becker / FOX)

‘American Idol’ Drops Down to Final Five, Who Got Cut?

Finally, poor Elise Testone has been put out of her misery. After weeks of landing in the bottom three, “American Idol‘s” oldest contestant was sent home. The Band-Aid was ripped off. But not before one final humiliation—Elise getting coached by TMZ about how not to look like she is frowning at all times. (This after […]

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‘American Idol’s Top 15 Highlights

“American Idol” entered its 10th with a bunch of question marks for returning executive producer Nigel Lythgoe. The show had been losing ratings steam the last few years, but even more importantly, water cooler relevance. Lythgoe was faced with freshening up the format—and challenges from new competition like Mark Burnett’s “The Voice” and ex-“AI” judge […]

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Jacob Lusk Was In The Clink Before ‘Idol’

As the fame of this year’s “American Idol” contestants increases, so do their rap sheets. Weeks after it was revealed that Top Seven finalist Stefano Langone was arrested for a DUI in 2010, it turns out Jacob Lusk also had a brush with the law. According to TMZ, back in February of 2009 Jacob was […]

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Did ‘Idol’ Send Its First Guy Packing?

The guys finally lost one. In a not-unexpected move (votefortheworst.com claimed 70% of bloggers predicted his demise), it was the end of the line for likable troubadour Paul McDonald, the bearded, gravelly voiced song-and-kinda-dance man, who was eliminated on tonight’s “American Idol.” That reduced the show’s finalists to seven—five guys and two gals—as the Fox […]

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‘Idol’ Off Camera: Pia Is Assisted Off Stage, JLo’s Words of Advice

It was the most shocking “American Idol” elimination in years and xfinityTV.com was there, in the studio, to catch what you didn’t see on camera. We witnessed what happened when the cameras stopped rolling after Pia Toscano’s sad goodbyes, overheard some of Jennifer Lopez’s parting words of advice to the distraught contestant, and had a […]

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