American Idol Top 3 Results Recap: Heeeee's Running Out the Doo-ooo-ooo-oor!

Tears are as vital to American Idol Top 3 results night as FCC-taunting hemlines are to J.Lo’s sense of self(ie).

Indeed, the opportunity to travel back to contestants’ hometowns, to see the misty water-colored memories of the way they were (six months ago), provides endless cross-promotional opportunities with Kleenex or Puffs that have yet to be explored by the House That Is Currently Ruled By Candice Flippin’ Glover. Read More

American Idol: 30 Best Performances of All Time

American Idol reaches its milestone 500th episode tonight, and whether you’ve been a faithful viewer for all 13 seasons — or merely rocked out to Carrie Underwood and Chris Daughtry on the radio — chances are Fox’s reality singing competition has had at least a little impact on your life. Read More

American Idol EP Per Blankens on Rush Week Cruelty, Randy's Mentoring, J.Lo Close-Ups

With American Idol‘s milestone 500th episode slated for Wednesday (8/7c on Fox), it seems like a good time for reflection inside The House That Kelly Clarkson Built (and Fantasia Shook to the Rafters).

To that end, we got on the phone with executive producer Per Blankens, who left his perch at Swedish Idol and took over the U.S. franchise for Season 13, to dish the changes he’s brought to the show over the last five months. Read More