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American Idol Season 11

'American Idol' Winner Phillip Phillips Is Engaged!

The Huffington Post | Lily Karlin | Posted 12.29.2014 | Entertainment

"American Idol" winner Phillip Phillips is tying the knot! The star announced news of his engagement to longtime girlfriend Hannah Blackwell on his...

Kris Allen Slams 'Idol'

Posted 05.25.2012 | TV

Should "American Idol" call it quits? Kris Allen seems to think so. Despite being proclaimed "vanilla" and a "guy with no personality" by HuffPost...

LISTEN: 'American Idol' Winner's First Single

The Huffington Post | Crystal Bell | Posted 05.25.2012 | Entertainment

Phillip Phillips may be the fifth "White Guy With a Guitar" to win "American Idol," but the 21-year-old from Georgia may be the first "WGWG" to have a...

'Idol' Finale: Why Phillip Phillips And The 'White Guy With Guitar' Trend Are Bad For Business

Laura Prudom | Posted 05.24.2012 | TV
Laura Prudom

Regardless of how telegraphed last night's result might have been, it's still disappointing that talent continues to play second-fiddle to a pretty face, or what color that pretty face happens to be.

'American Idol' Finale: The Final Two Perform

Laura Prudom | Posted 05.22.2012 | TV
Laura Prudom

In terms of technical ability, Jessica can wipe the floor with Phillip. But as Jennifer pointed out, it's impossible to compare the two when their styles are so different; at this point, it will all come down to personal taste.

'American Idol's' Toughest Elimination Yet

Posted 05.04.2012 | TV

"American Idol" (Wednesdays and Thursdays at 8 p.m. ET on Fox) is down to its top four, but to get there, contestants faced one of the toughest elimin...

'American Idol' Recap: The Top 7 (Again) Perform Songs From Now And Then

Laura Prudom | Posted 06.18.2012 | Home
Laura Prudom

Colton Dixon had one of his weakest weeks to date, and while Jessica Sanchez was once again in top form, is that enough to bring the voters back to her after last week's surprising results?

'American Idol' Recap: The Top 8 Perform Songs From The '80s

Laura Prudom | Posted 06.05.2012 | TV
Laura Prudom

Jessica Sanchez and Joshua Ledet's duet of "I Knew You Were Waiting For Me" was undoubtedly the standout performance of the night, and a vocal masterclass from beginning to end. it was a joy to watch.

Heejun Han Burns 'Idol' Bridges

Posted 06.02.2012 | Celebrity

'American Idol' contestant Heejun Han was booted off the show last week and is now telling the press that his mentor, Sean "Diddy" Combs, was "kinda d...

'American Idol' Elimination Recap: The Top 8 Revealed

Laura Prudom | Posted 05.29.2012 | TV
Laura Prudom

"Idol" voters actually made the right choices in deciding the bottom three this week. And, since America has its favorites already picked out, there was no real surprise when it came to who was sent home.

'American Idol' Recap: The Top 9 Perform Songs From Their Musical Idols

Laura Prudom | Posted 05.28.2012 | TV
Laura Prudom

After weeks of tackling dated songs (and generally performing them poorly) all it took to give "American Idol" a shot of adrenaline was to allow the contestants to sing songs from their own musical idols.

'American Idol' Elimination Recap: The Top 9 Revealed

Laura Prudom | Posted 05.22.2012 | TV
Laura Prudom

After a hit-and-miss night of Billy Joel performances, the "Idol" contestants have been whittled down to the Top 9.

'American Idol' Recap: The Top 10 Perform The Songs Of Billy Joel

Laura Prudom | Posted 05.21.2012 | TV
Laura Prudom

In my mind, the show's stubborn insistence on clinging to theme nights based on "classics" like The Beatles and Elvis -- who, while groundbreaking and inspirational in terms of their impact on music as a whole, generally have no bearing on today's charts -- is what really hobbles "Idol" as a hit-making series. Tonight: Billy Joel.

'American Idol' Recap: Top 10 Revealed!

Laura Prudom | Posted 05.15.2012 | TV
Laura Prudom

Joining Shannon Magrane in the bottom three were Erika Van Pelt and Elise Testone, because a pretty male face is apparently far more important than vocal range or stage presence.

'American Idol' Recap: Jermaine Jones Leaves 11 Contestants

Jaimie Etkin | Posted 05.14.2012 | TV
Jaimie Etkin

Idol producer Ken Warwick digs the knife deeper into the Jermaine Jones situation and says the Gentle Giant's rehearsal of "Somewhere Out There" was the best song he's ever done.

'Idol' Shocker! Contestant Disqualified

AP/The Huffington Post | Posted 05.14.2012 | TV

By DERRIK J. LANG Jermaine Jones is apparently out on "American Idol." The 25-year-old vocal instructor from Pine Hill, N.J., tweeted Tuesday ni...

'American Idol' Recap: Whose Whitney Houston Stole The Show?

Laura Prudom | Posted 05.08.2012 | TV
Laura Prudom

Jessica is undoubtedly the one to beat in the competition, and if one of the whiny boys beats her, there really is no justice in the world.

Who Deserves To Come Back To 'Idol'? | Posted 04.25.2012 | TV

After 13 episodes of auditions, Hollywood Week and Vegas performances (more than any other season), "American Idol" has decided the Top 24 singers who...

'American Idol' Recap: The Full Top 24 Revealed

Laura Prudom | Posted 04.24.2012 | TV
Laura Prudom

I'm still not feeling particularly invested in seeing any of them become the latest in a long line of moderately successful recording artists. Maybe Heejun Han, just for being so hilarious.

'American Idol' Recap: The Full Top 24 Revealed

Laura Prudom | Posted 04.24.2012 | TV
Laura Prudom

I'm still not feeling particularly invested in seeing any of them become the latest in a long line of moderately successful recording artists.

Is 'The Voice' Vs. 'Idol' Feud Finally Over?

Posted 02.22.2012 | TV

Randy Jackson stopped by "The Ellen DeGeneres Show" (weekdays, syndicated) and the topic of conversation turned to the feud between "American Idol" an...

'American Idol' vs. 'The Voice' Ratings

Posted 02.09.2012 | TV

Is "American Idol's" reign over after 11 seasons? The Wed., Feb. 8 show earned a 6.0 rating in the advertiser's coveted 18-49 demographic, which w...

'American Idol' Recap: The 5 Most Memorable Auditions From St. Louis

Laura Prudom | Posted 04.03.2012 | TV
Laura Prudom

I haven't been overly impressed with many of the auditionees this season, but the singers in St. Louis were generally cute, commercial and easy to listen to ... Missouri might be the state to beat.

'American Idol' Recap: The 5 Most Memorable Auditions From Houston

Laura Prudom | Posted 03.27.2012 | TV
Laura Prudom

Ramiro was born without ears, prompting doctors to predict that he would never be able to hear or speak. Thankfully, he's able to do both, as well as sing ... Compared to some of the duds we've been subjected to this week, he could be a Grammy winner.

The End Of 'American Idol'?

Posted 01.20.2012 | TV

"American Idol" continued to dip in the ratings Thursday night, with 17.7 million viewers and a 5.7 in the coveted 18-49 demo. For the first half-hour...