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Idol: What Should the Top 8 Sing for '80s Week?

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“Alone.” “I Wanna Dance With Somebody.” “Against All Odds (Take a Look at Me Now).” “The Power of Love.” These are just a few of the songs we hope will be strictly verboten when the American Idol Top 8 take the stage for ’80s Night next Wednesday (8/7c on Fox). READ MORE & VIEW PHOTOS


American Idol Top 8 Results Recap: What Did You Think of Tonight's Outcome?

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The promise of the Judges’ Save hung heavy in the air tonight on American Idol‘s Top 8 results telecast — like the smell from an exhaust fan in the alley behind a fried-chicken restaurant or the lingering rot of Randy Jackson’s mentoring.

After all, Wednesday’s performance show marked a new peak for Season 13′s contestants. Risks were taken. Original tunes were performed. Backwards baseball … READ MORE & TAKE OUR POLL


Idol Exclusive: Top 7 Week Theme Is…

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The forecast for next Wednesday’s American Idol performance episode (8/7c on Fox) calls for clouds of Aqua Net with a strong chance of synthesizers. READ MORE


American Idol Top 8 Performance Recap: We Can Learn to Love (This Show) Again [Updated]

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Not to go all “Amazing Grace” on this recap, but if you thought Season 13 of American Idol was lost — in terms of talent, ratings and general fizzy excitment — tonight was the night it found itself. READ MORE & TAKE OUR POLL


American Idol: Advice and Dream Set Lists for the Season 13 Top 8 Contestants

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The American Idol Top 8 continue the battle for Candice Glover’s crown tonight (8/7c on Fox), and since it seems like the latest crop of contestants aren’t getting a ton of mentoring from Randy Jackson, the job now falls to the Idoloonie Nation. (Or at least that’s how I see it.) READ MORE & VIEW PHOTOS


Reality Check: Jena and Caleb's Bold Idol Moves! Plus: Defending Alex's 'Don't Speak' — and a Warning to The Voice's Bria Kelly

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We’re down to eight singers on American Idol – and voters continue to drive home the idea that you’re only as good as your last performance.

On this week’s installment of Reality Check, my cohost Melinda Doolittle and I talk about Season 13′s new pecking order — including …READ MORE & WATCH VIDEO


Idol's Majesty Rose Talks Early Front-Runner Status, Frozen Fumble, Coldplay Covers

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Clap along if you feel like hearing Majesty Rose‘s truth.

Actually, you don’t even need to put your hands together. That’s because American Idol‘s 9th-place finisher has come to TVLine HQ for a Google Hangout with Reality Check host Michael Slezak. READ MORE & WATCH VIDEO


American Idol Top 9 Results Recap: 30 Rocks!

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But wait, I barely had time to finish my glass of sauv blanc!

Yes, folks, American Idol cut its results-show telecast to 30 minutes, but fret not. Even in a leaner, meaner format, we still had time for … READ MORE


American Idol Top 9 Performance Recap: The Band That Rocks the Idols [Updated]

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Nobody (who’s not an employee of Fox or Fremantle Entertainment) is going to pretend the current incarnation of American Idol is the best! season! ever! But for those of us with memories long enough to remember Kara Dioguardi’s “package artist” war cries/crimes, Simon Cowell’s predictable fake-outs and that time Ellen DeGeneres tried her hand at unfiltered critique (it’s OK… she lived to host the Oscars), perhaps we should stop insisting it’s the worst? READ MORE & TAKE OUR POLL


Reality Check: We Pick Our Top 3 on Idol! But Will the Season 13 Crown Be Won by Default? Plus: A Lion Roars on The Voice!

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The quest for American Idol‘s Season 13 crown is down to nine contestants, but there are times when it seems like nobody really wants to inherit Candice Glover’s bejeweled headpiece. READ MORE & WATCH VIDEO