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.
Here's an exclusive look at what it took to style the Idol finalists for their Top 9 performances and trios.
Such scrappy behavior -- hopeful, yet realist in a "turning world" -- is what propels this Down Under band over the precarious tightrope navigating the middle ground between dreams and nightmares on their journey to define a rock 'n' roll (r)evolution in the 21st century.
Here's the full rundown of the fashion from Wednesday night's performances!
It is up to each of us to raise awareness of the fact that almost 25 percent of our children live in poverty and each of us must hold our leaders accountable to ensuring a fair start for every kid in America.
"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.
As Fox appears ready to take steps back towards the kind of dark, interesting material that they excel at, a la "24," this could prove to be an interesting year for the network.
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.
If you were raised on a diet of 70s pop, then you know Paul Williams. Between the hit songs, the awards and all that bouncing from one talk show couch to the next, you couldn't miss him.
After a hit-and-miss night of Billy Joel performances, the "Idol" contestants have been whittled down to the Top 9.
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.