I gave up on being invested in the outcome of an Idol season the year that the phenomenally talented Adam Lambert lost to the pretty-but-bland Kris Allen, so I honestly have no horse in this race. But if I had to bet, I'd bet on Phillip Phillips.
Not all of us know what it is like to have a celebrity son or daughter, but it's interesting to pick the brain of a mother who has shared the "stage" with a famous offspring. And who better to talk to than Faye Parker, better known as Clay Aiken's mother?
There was a whole lot of "meh" during this week's "American Idol" performance show, and it should've been fairly obvious from the start just who the endangered contestant was. But, because the voting public is a fickle and capricious monster, I'm perennially braced for a shocking result.
Joshua dragged out a passionate rasp and grittiness that made you feel every growling note. By the end, he pulled out an eye-watering high note that was so pure and clear, it could've come from heaven itself.
It's not like writers are ballerinas who can't do splits without injuring ourselves after a certain age, or even football players too fat to run. Is it?
On Wednesday's performance night, the #Idols took on the '60s and British-imported songs. Scroll down for all the fashion goodness!
Here's an exclusive look at what it took to style the Top 6 Idol finalists for their performances on American Idol's Queen Night.
For performances Wednesday night, the Idols took on a Queen song and another song of their choice. So that meant a total of 12 fabulous fashion looks! Here is the low-down on what the Top 6 men and ladies wore.
Elise and Skylar both nailed the Queen round, but stumbled during the artists' choice, while Jessica and Hollie floundered with the '70s rockers' catalog. But who rocked us, and who seemed "under pressure?"
Four out of the Top 6 "American Idol" contestants weren't even born when Freddie Mercury died in 1991, so expecting them to nail Queen classics might've been something of a stretch.
American Idol fans can take a bow. Thanks to them, African preschoolers will be poised to step out on the stage of school and life, and shine.
Though the "Then" songs this week were by Marvin Gaye, Otis Redding, etc., I wanted to keep the singers' looks fresh and modern. Loved the fashion? You're in the right place!
We all have these moments in life where we see we're not the person we used to be, or the scene is too big and not as full of passionate brothers-and-sisters-in-arms as it used to be. "Don't cry because it's over, smile because it happened."
Did the right singer get sent home? The Top 6 is ...
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?