"American Idol": Devin Velez, Amber Holcomb and Paul Jolley. (Michael Becker/ FOX)

‘Idol’ Recap: Who Got a Ticket to Ride (Home)?

The first few minutes of "American Idol" results shows are now officially the best part of my week. In that time, the great record exec Jimmy Iovine delivers a dose of truth that is mean, true and so very satisfying. [xfinity-record-button id="5578216900845706112″ program_type="series"] Thursday night's show opened with a video in which he lambasted a […]

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Paul Jolley performs on "American Idol" (Frank Micelotta/ FOX)

‘Idol’ Recap: Who Stumbled over The Beatles?

The Lennon-McCartney songbook was the theme on Wednesday's "American Idol," and according to the judges and Jimmy Iovine, that treasure of modern music was ripped to shreds. [xfinity-record-button id="5578216900845706112″ program_type="series"] Perhaps they should have come up with a different overused commentary phrase for this one episode than "you killed it" and "you murdered it." Especially […]

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Curtis Finch, Jr. on "American Idol" (FOX)

Eliminated ‘Idol’ Hopeful Curtis Finch, Jr. Thought He’d Make It to the End

Curtis Finch, Jr. may have been the first eliminated contestant on season 12 of "American Idol," but he always believed he'd make it to the top. "Even during my Chicago audition, I was thinking about the finale," Finch told reporters Friday. "My mindset was definitely thinking about the confetti coming down and the crown being […]

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Phillip Phillips on "American Idol" (FOX)

‘American Idol’ Recap: Jessica Sanchez and Phillip Phillips Square Off for the Crown

After four very long months, "American Idol" has finally reached "finale week," and there were a number of firsts. It was the first hour-long performance episode of the season (and how wonderfully refreshing!). It was the first time the contestants' potential victory songs weren't about achieving dreams while riding unicorns as they sail over rainbows. […]

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