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.
With dreams and aspirations of putting his words to rhythms and breaking through to music audiences, Conrad caught the train to Los Angeles from his native of Madera Ranchos, Calif. with only 40 dollars in his wallet.
It seems like American Idol viewers are responding more to Nicki Minaj than to Mariah Carey. This is unspeakable. Mariah is the best, pseudo-craziest music legend we have. We need to respect her and everything she stands for, and that means tearing down Nicki Minaj.
Randy Jackson is the cool, elder statesman and Keith Urban was noticeably quiet and uninteresting. The contestants ranged from brilliant to banal. It's all about Carey and Minaj.
We are either a product of brute biology -- how we are designed -- or of culture, and designs of our own. To some extent, inevitably, it must be both. But how the balance is struck is itself subject to evolution, and we may lend a guiding hand. We may mix the batter.
We are losing context. Every single day. And we don't seem to notice. Or care. We dispute it and disrespect it and otherwise dismiss it. Our love affair with all that is new, different and sensational leads us to fashion a society that has fewer and fewer ties to the past or memories of it.
I applied to four colleges and so far have gotten into three, and now it's time for me to decide. I can't help but feel that this is what it feels like to be on "The Voice" and have to make the decision about which judge to go with.
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