I haven't been overly impressed with many of the auditionees this season, but the singers in St. Louis were generally cute, commercial and easy to listen to ... Missouri might be the state to beat.
Ramiro was born without ears, prompting doctors to predict that he would never be able to hear or speak. Thankfully, he's able to do both, as well as sing ... Compared to some of the duds we've been subjected to this week, he could be a Grammy winner.
Possibly the most bizarre (and transparently fake) audition so far, "Magic Cyclops" was certainly memorable for trying to be memorable, affecting a terrible British accent while insisting that he was from Davenport, Iowa.
Ali's take on Corinne Bailey Rae's "Just Like a Star" was raspy and tremulous ... There was an Adele-like quality to her tone that made her interesting to listen to.
The hour-long installment seemed positively svelte compared to last night's episode, and there was apparently no time to highlight the worst of the worst, only the best of the best.
Gabby has a sultry, bluesy tone in her voice that had all the judges bobbing their heads, and Steven Tyler gave her his patented eyes-closed, music-gasm face, which was exactly what she'd been aiming for.
What were the biggest automotive stories of 2011? There were certainly plenty to choose from. But the top story of the year is the resurgence of Chrysler.
Lopez received the final award in the star-studded Carnegie Hall tribute that also honored Gabrielle Giffords, Glee's Lea Michele, Arianna Huffington and Gloria Steinem for "starting it all."
To me, what's most exciting about looking at the trajectory of Jennifer's remarkable career is how closely her evolution mirrors the evolution of Hispanic women in the U.S., and, by extension, the evolution of Latina magazine.
Just when we New Yorkers start buying into the stereotype that Los Angeleons are shallow, beauty-over- brains, youth obsessed, plastic surgery addicts, they go and do something fabulous like this.
Had she not been sent packing way too soon, American Idol contestant Pia Toscano said she's not sure she'd be enjoying the success she's currently having. Toscano just dropped her debut single "This Time."
The reality talent show -- which under Simon Cowell searched relentlessly for the next big pop star, according to the man's definition -- is no longer blindered to other musical genres.
Christy Turlington hopes the "Every Mother Counts" CD -- and her advocacy initiative of the same name -- will bring attention to maternal health issues in the weeks leading up to Mother's Day.
Some questions for the judges: If everyone's so friggin' wonderful, how are any of them supposed to stand out? Are you going to get pissed off every week when one of the contestants is sent home?
Pia Toscano's premature elimination on American Idol is a direct result of the show's new format which is all lovefest, and no judging by Jennifer Lop...
The judges seem literally afraid to say anything but "amazing", "beautiful", "otherworldly", or "magical" to each of the contestants. It leads to speculation: were the judges issued a gag order?