Candice sang the upbeat "Come Together" to a round of standing ovations from the audience. "Your voice is crazy!" Randy told her, expressing the overall sentiment that Candice may be the true powerhouse of the season.
Jon Cozart is part of second-screen viewing that my 19-year-old daughter loves. In fact, my daughter and her generation rarely watch conventional TV and get most of their content via a second screen -- YouTube, Google, Netflix and Hulu.
Candice's rendition of "I Who Have Nothing" was exactly what the judges and audience needed. After the standing ovations (except from Mariah, whose skirt was apparently too tight to stand), Nicki declared that no one should be allowed to ever sing the song again.
Call me a radical, but maybe a gay male judge is just what the show needs. In this edition of Weeklings!, I revisit all 12 seasons of Idol and discover what the show would've been like if an opinionated gay man criticized the competing singers.
For the last five seasons of "American Idol," a white guy who can play the guitar was crowned the winner of the competition. It seems like the show stacked the odds in favor of the women for Season 12. Good.
The Top 10 guys of "American Idol" gave it their all and it was ... alright. While a few performances brought the house down, most fell flat and left me (and the judges) wanting a bit more.
No matter what job we get or relationship we embark upon, the practice of doing the same thing every day is a form of monotony we're not easily accustomed to, and the thought of it continuing on forever creates terror in our liberated souls.
With the contestants counting on audience votes for the first time, the pressure was on at "American Idol."
With 10 male contestants waiting to perform and only five open spots, the tension was running high on "American Idol." Continue on to find out who the "American Idol" Season 12 Top 20 are!
The entire night built up to Zoanette Johnson's performance, and her powerful rendition of "Circle of Life" (complete with a lion's mane) did not disappoint. All of the judges gave her a standing ovation (minus Mariah, but she's above that).
In the first round of Vegas Week, 10 of the 20 girls performed for the judges and audience, laying it all out on the floor. At the end of the night, five of the girls had to be cut -- so whose "Idol" journey ended last night and who made it through?
It's the final night of Hollywood Week at "American Idol," which means tonight is the night the Top 40 are selected! The competition has gotten more a...
It's "Solo Day" at "American Idol," which means those lucky contestants who made it through the group auditions still have one more hurdle to go. With the judges harsher than ever (here's lookin' at you, Nicki), tensions are running high and no one is safe.
It's Hollywood Week at "American Idol" and the pressure is on. They might have made it through the first round, but things aren't getting any easier for the "Idol" contestants.
The evening ended with a surprise appearance from former judge Steven Tyler dressed in full drag. Tyler claimed to just be stopping in to say hi, but let's be real, he obviously came by to keep the divas of the season in check.
In the final and most emotional audition of the night, Matheus Fernandes discussed his struggle with bullying due to his height. He performed "A Change is Gonna Come" by Sam Cooke and his voice and his story touched the judges.