Idol Top 4 Recap: Darling So It Goes, Some Things Are Meant to Be [Plus: Season 14's a Go!]

Ryan Seacrest got seriously scruffy (and it kinda worked for him). Randy Jackson offered deep thoughts like “This is Top 4 — there’s no holding back” and “It’s all in or nothing.” (Hey, at least he didn’t add a rogue “dawg” or a “molten hot lava bomb” to his lingo.) And J.Lo did her patented strut-and-squat dance move (sans the usual backing track). READ MORE & TAKE OUR POLL

American Idol: Will Caleb's 'R-Word' Dustup (or Last Week's Top 5 Twist) Factor Into Your Voting?

It only takes one bad performance to derail an American Idol dream — but what if that face-plant involves something other than actual singing?

Season 13 finalist Caleb Johnson will stare down this ominous question come Wednesday night — in the wake of an ugly interview he gave to AfterBuzz TV’s Jason Ikeler following last week’s Top 5 results telecast. READ MORE & TAKE OUR POLLS

American Idol Top 5 Results Recap: Shake It Up Baby Now! A Twist -- and a Shout!

Ugh, is there anything worse than a “shocking twist” in a reality competition series? I mean, I turned on American Idol‘s Top 5 results show tonight with the  semi-comforting knowledge there was a four-out-of-five chance I’d wind up shaking my fist at my television set — and possibly sending a strongly worded tweet to @JLo. (#iloatheyamami?) READ MORE & TAKE OUR POLL

American Idol Top 5 Performance Recap: Pay No Attention to the Kids in Front of the Curtain!

Welcome to American Idol‘s Top 5 performance night — starring Ariana Grande, Zooey Deschanel, Jennifer Lopez’s thick mane of hair and Keith Urban’s solar-eclipse t-shirt. If that’s not enough star power, we’ve got Jason Mraz on mentor duty, trailed by The Ineffectual Bumbling of Randy Jackson (this summer’s tragicomic documentary outlining how to make a seven-figure salary by sitting on a couch in a total stupor). READ MORE & TAKE OUR POLL