For the first time in the show's history, "American Idol's" Top 5 is all-female and this week, the powerhouse ladies were able to showcase their wide range of abilities. The night was packed with Mariah Carey, Beyonce, and Celine Dion, making it one of the most empowering and inspirational shows yet.
The true star of the night was Candice. She started off with "Don't Make Me Over," but it was her performance of The Cure's "Lovesong" that brought down the house and left the judges speechless so Mariah just threw some glitter at her.
It was "Rock week" at "American Idol," which meant a night of R&B and country singers attempting to pull off powerhouse songs from the likes of Queen and the Rolling Stones.
Everything is a cycle and this is GMA's time. Wait, did Swedish House Mafia just break up???
Angie decided to lighten things up with Smokey Robinson's "Shop Around." Keith felt that she was musically constrained by the song and Nicki aggressively told her, "I think you came out to try to show a different side of Angie that you didn't have to show us."
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?