Season 12 will go down in AmericanIdol history as the year the top 5 was comprised of an all-female group, and JanelleArthur said she is honored to share the moment with the girls she now calls her “good friends".
The first moments of Thursday's American Idol made me want to turn off the TV: the final five, forced by the increasingly out-of-touch producers to perform another unwatchable and dated medley of '70s elevator music, moved awkwardly onstage as a pack of hyper-caffeinated back-up dancers writhed around them to a soundtrack of "Last Dance" (and other songs you never, ever, ever want to hear again, not in your lifetime, not at a wedding, not at an office Christmas party, not ever).
The first all-female top five in American Idol history took on divas and songs from their birth years for this week's themes. Did you watch the show at home on Wednesday night? Then, here are 11 things you didn’t see.
With the final five women remaining in the competition, AmericanIdol went full-on diva with a nod to strong female icons for half its theme and what host RyanSeacrest called “an Idol favorite” -- songs from the year the singers were born -- to round it out.
Despite an energetic and enthusiastic audience response on Wednesday night’s performance show, Seacrest took a moment to address the nation’s grief after the Boston Marathon bombing.
LazaroArbos may have not won American Idol, but if gets his wish, he'll be handed the best consolation prize ever. As the Florida ice cream scooper revealed to reporters on Friday's conference call, he's working on arranging a duet with Cher for the finale.
“Six months ago when the show came on, she saw me and she connected with me,” he said. “She followed me on Twitter, and we’ve been talking back and forth since then. I love her songs!”
Everyone, breathe a sigh of relief. Lazaro Arbos' improbable, Sanjaya-like run on American Idol is over: after weeks of remaining in the competition despite being talentless and tone-deaf and unprepared, the sweaty ice cream scooper was finally voted out Thursday night in an unpredictable elimination round that could have sent Amber Holcomb home instead.
When the season 12 contestants gather for breakfast on Friday, there will be one less egg to fry. But will it be five girls or four and a guy? Before we find out the results tonight, here are 15 things you didn’t see if you watched American Idol at home on Wednesday night. The Hollywood Reporter, as always, had a prime seat at Stage 36. Read on ...
It's official: Lazaro "I Forgot the Lyrics" Arbos is the new Sanjaya Malakar. Not only is the Florida ice cream scooper of questionable talent, but his mere presence in this self-serious competition seems like a cruel joke.
After weeks of R&B balladry, AmericanIdol’s top 7 wanted to show the nation they were ready to bring the rock.
But wasn’t this week's theme billed as a “ballad free week?” How is “What About Love” by Heart not a ballad? How did AmberHolcomb get away with this? Also, why tease us with Rush’s “Limelight” in the opening segment?
America said goodbye to Devin Velez on Thursday night's American Idol, leaving only Lazaro Arbos and Burnell Taylor as season 12's two remaining guys. But it didn't come as much of a surprise to Velez himself, who told reporters on Friday, "I got a feeling of going home."
American Idol is bringing in some serious star power for next week's results show as Carrie Underwood returns to the stage.
The season-four winner will perform her new single "See You Again," which she co-wrote with Hillary Lindsey and David Hodges, on the April 4 broadcast. It is the fourth single from her 2012 album, Blown Away.
The top eight finalists paid tribute to artists from Detroit on Wednesday night, which was a new way to salute Motown but also include hometown heroes like Madonna and Aretha Franklin. The hits kept on coming if you were viewing American Idol at home. But here’s what you missed if you weren’t sitting in the audience on Stage 36 at CBS: