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American Idol: What Should the Top 10 Sing for 'Top 10s of 2010-2014′ Night?

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This week’s American Idol performance telecast (Wednesday, 8/7c on Fox) will bring new meaning to the expression “tens across the board.” READ MORE


Ratings: Grey's Ties Low But Tops Relocated Idol, Parks and Reign Dip, Crazy Ones Ticks Up

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Fox’s Thursday shuffle paid off. Facing fiercer competition than it ever did on a Friday, Hell’s Kitchen opened Season 12 with 5.3 million total viewers and a 1.9 rating, matching its year-ago premiere audience while dipping just two tenths in the demo.

American Idol’s later results show led out of that with …READ MORE


Idol Results Recap: Can't Look at the Stars

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Is there anything more stomach-churning than Ryan Seacrest kicking off an American Idol results telecast with a comment like, “Tonight’s outcome may surprise a few people”?

OK, yeah, maybe the threat of a live, un-Auto-Tuned performance by Britney Spears or Katy Perry — or a half-hour segment called “The Wit and ‘Wisdom’ of Randy Jackson” — might cause …READ MORE


American Idol Top 11 Performance Recap: Take This Sinking Boat, and Point It Home [Updated]

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At the risk of the universe saddling me with a hot pink catsuit, a gigantic tuba and a filthy trucker hat — three of the wardrobe items prominently featured on tonight’s Top 11 performance episode of American Idol — I’m gonna make a controversial confession: I miss theme weeks.

Don’t get me wrong: If executive producer Per Blankens does the unthinkable and …READ MORE


American Idol's Emily Piriz Talks 'Stars,' Harsh Harry's Shaming and the Decision to Cover J.Lo

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Emily Piriz’s run on Season 13 of American Idol was relatively short — but it was also packed with a number of memorable moments, good and bad. READ MORE & WATCH VIDEO


Reality Check: Is American Idol Season 13 in Trouble? Plus: Defending 'Harsh Harry' and Questioning Randy Jackson's 'Mentoring'

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Seacrest, we have a problem.

American Idol‘s Season 13 Top 12 performance night wasn’t exactly a memorable one — not for the right reasons, anyhow — and it’s causing even long-time fans of Fox’s reality singing competition to wonder if the rewards of viewership are worth the investment of every Wednesday and Thursday from now through late May. READ MORE & WATCH VIDEO


American Idol: What Should the Top 11 Sing for Movie Soundtrack Night?

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American Idol tackles another wide-open theme next Wednesday (8/7c on Fox), when the Top 11 tackle “Soundtrack to our Lives” (aka “Any Song I Dig That I Can Find on a Movie Soundtrack”).

In the interest of avoiding a string of 11 consecutive Disney Princess ballads — or worse yet, another reality-singing-competition cover of …READ MORE


American Idol Results Recap: Girls, Interrupted

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Wait a second: When exactly did Fox start airing episodes of RuPaul’s Drag Race on Thursday nights?

OK, yeah, I know I just got done watching the American Idol Top 12 results telecast, but Harry Connick Jr. threw so much damn shade at “tastemaker”/”mentor” Randy Jackson, I momentarily mistook him for a giant oak, mmmkay? READ MORE


American Idol Top 12 Performance Recap: Home Is Where the Art Is [Updated]

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“Complete Honesty” (™ pending) infected the American Idol judging panel tonight in much the same way that backwards baseball caps (AKA Satan’s Prefered Haberdashery) infected the ranks of Season 13′s Top 12 contestants. (OK, only two singers wore ‘em on stage, and another two during rehearsal, but that’s still a terrifying enough ratio to alert the CDC.) READ MORE & TAKE POLL


American Idol's Kristen O'Connor on Covering Adele and Kelly Clarkson, Not Playing Guitar, Surviving Group Rounds With Sam Woolf

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Kristen O’Connor probably didn’t want to be the first American Idol finalist eliminated from Season 13, but on the bright side, the Florida-based nurse tech has the honor of being the first subject of a TVLine Google Hangout. READ MORE & WATCH VIDEO