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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


M.K. Nobilette Talks Coming Out on Idol, Learning From Harry, Being an 'Awkward' Performer

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M.K. Nobilette was the first one out on American Idol — but not in every sense of the word.

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American Idol Results Recap: Luh, Actually

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Nobody ever said life was fair.” That’s a lesson I learned early on from the 1981 camp/horror classic Mommie Dearest, and a lesson that was brutally reiterated during tonight’s installment of American Idol.

Halfway through the results telecast, three of the most lovely and talented graduates ever to emerge from …READ MORE


Idol Exclusive: Top 9 Week Theme Is [Spoiler]!

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American Idol‘s Top 9 contestants are about to strike some minor chords — Rickey Minor, that is.

Indeed, the theme for next Wednesday’s performance telecast (8/7c on Fox) will be …READ MORE


American Idol Top 10 Performance Recap: To Thine Own Selfie Be True [Updated]

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On tomorrow’s American Idol results show, Jennifer Lopez will perform her new single “I Luh Ya Papi (Not a Typo),” and it will almost certainly be a debacle of sparkly fabric, preternaturally glowing skin, gyrating netherregions and Auto-Tune.

But to-ni-iii-iii-iii-iii-iii-ght, during the Season 13 Top 10 performance show, Jenny From the Block set the world on fire, and shone brighter than the su-uhh-uhh-uhh-uhh-nnn. READ MORE & TAKE OUR POLL