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American Idol Season 12

Is 'American Idol' Doomed?

Posted 01.25.2014 | TV

"American Idol" returned Wednesday night to once again post its lowest premiere rating ever. The 13th season of Fox’s veteran reality series deliver...

Mariah Slams 'Idol' & Nicki Minaj -- Then Plays It Off

Posted 11.13.2013 | TV

It seems Mariah Carey really didn't enjoy her time on "American Idol." When asked about her one season judging the Fox singing competition, Carey said...

Fired 'Idol' Producer Doesn't Want Television To 'Lose The Show'

The Huffington Post | Ryan Buxton | Posted 07.19.2013 | TV

Nigel Lythgoe admits that being fired from his post as executive producer for "American Idol" was "tough, without question," but his primary concern n...

Nicki Minaj Leaving 'American Idol' Too

Posted 07.30.2013 | TV

Nicki Minaj is officially leaving "American Idol" after a season full of feuds, drama and outrageous outfits. The news of Minaj's "American Idol" d...

Mimi Leaving 'Idol'

AP | Posted 07.30.2013 | TV

NEW YORK — Mariah Carey says she isn't returning to "American Idol." The pop star's publicity firm, PMK BNC, tweeted Thursday that Carey isn't ...

'Idol' Finale Hits Record Low

AP | Posted 07.17.2013 | TV

NEW YORK — Ratings for the "American Idol" finale plunged to a record low for the 12-year-old show. According to Nielsen Co. figures Friday, Ca...

Who Won 'American Idol' 2013?

AP | DERRIK J. LANG | Posted 07.16.2013 | TV

LOS ANGELES — The third time's the charm for Candice Glover on "American Idol." The booming 23-year-old R&B vocalist from St. Helena Island, S....

And Your New 'American Idol' Is ...

Posted 05.17.2013 | TV

Candice Glover is the new "American Idol" winner. The 23-year-old beat out Kree Harrison to take the "American Idol" crown for Season 12. Glover i...

Who Will Win?

Brenna Weingus | Posted 05.16.2013 | TV
Brenna Weingus

It's been a long road but the "American Idol" finale is finally here. With country singer Kree Harrison and the soulful Candice Glover as the only two...

Later, Nicki

Posted 05.16.2013 | TV

After a season full of feuds, drama and outrageous outfits, Nicki Minaj is stepping down as an "American Idol" judge. "It's safe to say she isn't c...

Idol's Future Looks Bleak, At Least We Have Candice Glover

Jackée Harry | Posted 07.14.2013 | TV
Jackée Harry

Okay, I, admittedly, haven't been a (loyal) American Idol viewer since the adroit Carrie Underwood went all the way during season four.

Unexpected 'Idol' Drama

AP | DERRIK J. LANG | Posted 05.12.2013 | TV

LOS ANGELES -- The ratings are down. Randy Jackson is out. Mariah Carey and Nicki Minaj are still at it. All is not well on TV's once dominant "Ameri...

Shocking 'Idol' Results

Posted 05.10.2013 | TV

The "American Idol" results are in and Angie Miller is going home. Kree Harrison and Candice Glover are the final two in "American Idol" Season 12. ...

Later, Dawg!

Posted 05.10.2013 | TV

After 12 years, Randy Jackson is leaving "American Idol," the longtime judge told E! News. After more than a decade of "pitchy" comments and "yo, d...

How Rosie O'Donnell Helped Kree Get Her Start

Posted 05.09.2013 | TV

Kree Harrison may be vying to win "American Idol," but the Fox reality competition series is hardly the 22-year-old Texas native's first time at the r...

Hometown Visits Bring Out The Best In Candice, Angie & Kree

Brenna Weingus | Posted 05.09.2013 | TV
Brenna Weingus

Candice ended the night belting out "Somewhere" from West Side Story, and her powerful vocals had Keith asking, "How do you that?" and Randy declaring it to be one of the best vocals in "Idol" history.

'I Didn't Sign Up To Be On "Love And Hip Hop"'

Posted 05.09.2013 | TV

Mariah Carey knew Fox was going to exploit tension between her and fellow "American Idol" judge Nicki Minaj, according her husband Nick Cannon. Whi...

Can Candice Glover Be Topped?

Brenna Weingus | Posted 07.02.2013 | TV
Brenna Weingus

Nobody was eliminated last week, which meant all four girls got the chance to perform one more time. With another week gone by and all four contestants still in the running, the pressure was even higher to stand out.

'Idol' Falls To Third Place In Reality Ratings War

AP | DAVID BAUDER | Posted 06.30.2013 | TV

NEW YORK — Television's champion for nearly a decade, Fox's "American Idol," now isn't even the most popular competition show on the air. Both ...

Angie Miller's Surprising Rise To The Top

Brenna Weingus | Posted 04.25.2013 | TV
Brenna Weingus

Angie won over the judges with Julie London's "Cry Me a River." Keith called it celestially powerful and Nicki and Randy both declared Angie to be the winner of the night.

Bye Mimi, Hi J.Lo?

Posted 04.24.2013 | TV

"American Idol" reportedly tried to replace Mariah Carey with Jennifer Lopez. According to The Hollywood Reporter, the Fox singing competition sho...

Janelle's Boots Are Made For Stealin'

Brenna Weingus | Posted 04.04.2013 | TV
Brenna Weingus

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.

'Idol' Hits All-Time Ratings Low

Posted 05.29.2013 | TV

"Idol" ratings have reached an all-time low. The longtime Fox megahit has been dropping in the ratings, but this week was especially tough. The Ma...

That Was A Disaster

Brenna Weingus | Posted 03.28.2013 | TV
Brenna Weingus

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."

The Fading Star

AP | LYNN ELBER | Posted 05.26.2013 | TV

LOS ANGELES — In the heyday of "American Idol," the notion that it could fall ratings victim to a zombie slugfest or standard crime drama would ...