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.
So you've wanted to know what the Idol contestants wore on last Wednesday's performance night? From Jessica's sparkling pants to Colton's leather vest, these pieces have sparked some curiosity.
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.
Each contestant was asked to give a tear sheet, or several, of looks they loved from fashion magazines.
I feel that we should be able to celebrate weight loss or any other accomplishment without taking a jab at our former selves.
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.
I used to hear a saying, which applies to business, "A mist in the pulpit is a fog in the pews." If you don't know your product inside and out, how do you expect your customers to?
The Catholic Church seems ready to codify what music lovers have known for nearly a millennium: Hildegard von Bingen is a saint. Vatican Insider repor...
The judges chose who would go home in this elimination to decide the Top 12 ... why does anyone even bother voting?
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.
After two nights of diverse performances from, "American Idol" has finally revealed its Top 13 finalists, comprised of five guys, five ladies and three wildcard picks, one from each judge.
I think critics say this every year, but I truly believe that a number of these women have the talent to break the four-year streak of young, white, male winners -- we'll have to see whether America agrees.
After treading water for weeks with music-free group nights and tedious eliminations, we finally witnessed the Top 12 male vocalists -- plus the mystery 13th contestant -- taking to the stage with the song of their choice, each one vying for your vote.
All of Hollywood is abuzz with the latest celebrity news which indicates that Bigfoot will be joining Steven Tyler, Jennifer Lopez and Randy Jackson as the newest American Idol judge.
I'm still not feeling particularly invested in seeing any of them become the latest in a long line of moderately successful recording artists.
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.