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."
Detroit week on American Idol separated the good from the great as Motown and soul classics challenged even the most capable of singers. How are the top 8 contestants holding up two months away from the finale? The Hollywood Reporter has the answers to the latest round of burning questions below...
How did Amber Holcomb feel to be in the bottom three last week?
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:
When I heard American Idol was doing Beatles Night, the side of me that loves to hate-watch the show kicked in: grab the popcorn this could end in total disaster!
However, most of the remaining nine finalists proved me oh-so-wrong on Wednesday -- in particular, Candice Glover, Angie Miller and Janelle Arthur, who gained back some frontrunner buzz with her sweet and soothing performance of "I Will."
Tonight we say goodbye to a guy who never really had a chance. What's his name again? I forgot it already! No I didn't. For real now: The first goner from American Idol's top 10 to fade back into obscurity is Curtis Finch Jr., a singer of immense talent felled by a stale song choice.
It was performance night Wednesday on American Idol, and the first live show of the season produced some surprises that you didn’t see at home -- at least one of which had the producers in the dark (we're looking at you, tardy-for-the-party Nicki Minaj). Here are five noteworthy sights from the Idol-Dome on top 10 night, when the finalists had to sing songs by winners from the series’ first 11 seasons:
After three weeks in Las Vegas, American Idol returned to its home turf of Los Angeles on Thursday, just in time for the first live show of season 12. You saw the big results reveal, but what didn't make the broadcast? Read on …
After weeks of highs and lows in which the girls outsang the guys, prompting predictions that a female winner might finally prevail this year, American Idol has revealed the top 10 finalists for season 12.
For the first time this week, the two gender-divided performance nights in Vegas were open to viewer voting. The show returned to L.A. for Thursday's results round, with Ryan Seacrest announcing that almost 39 million votes had been cast to determine the lineup.
Say goodbye to Vegas, boys, and hello to Hollywood! For real this time -- not that NORAD-like structure in the seemingly always-overcast Northridge, Calif. No, this was it. The Top 20 and last stop until America decides the touring 10.
Still, some of us found ourselves asking, where’s the sizzle? This was Sin City, after all. Why such doom and gloom in the guys’ song choices? Did someone’s grandparent die? Were they all unceremoniously dumped by their significant others in the same week? Are they feeling lonely? Homesick? Not knowing if they want the world to see them because they don’t think that they’d understand?