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American Idol Season 8

Jessica Sanchez Doesn't Get Much For Being An 'Idol' Runner-Up

AP | ANTHONY McCARTNEY | Posted 07.25.2012 | TV

LOS ANGELES — Coming in second on "American Idol" may still be a path to superstardom, but it no longer offers guaranteed paychecks worthy of th...

Kris Allen Slams 'Idol'

Posted 05.25.2012 | TV

Should "American Idol" call it quits? Kris Allen seems to think so. Despite being proclaimed "vanilla" and a "guy with no personality" by HuffPost...

American Idol: Top 11

Ken Levine | Posted 05.25.2011 | Entertainment
Ken Levine

That's what we have this season. Crystal Bowersox and Siobhan Magnus and nine backup singers for H.R. Puffnstuf.

American Idol: Top 2 + 10

Ken Levine | Posted 05.25.2011 | Entertainment
Ken Levine

American Idol is like the Academy Awards this year -- a plethora of nominees but only two real contenders. It's Siobhan Magnus vs. Crystal Bowersox.

American Idol -- The Finals: Adam Will Win It All

Michael Giltz | Posted 05.25.2011 | Entertainment
Michael Giltz

Well, Kris Allen gets to join Clay Aiken and David Archuleta as Idol contestants who never were put into the bottom two but failed to win it all.

American Idol: Movie Night for the Top (Magnificent?) 7

Ken Levine | Posted 05.25.2011 | Entertainment
Ken Levine

I know I can be a little rough on Paula, but I must say she looked stunning Tuesday with those bejeweled oxen reigns around her neck.

American Idol: Top 9

Ken Levine | Posted 05.25.2011 | Entertainment
Ken Levine

I've just concluded that I hate Kara. She reminds me of every network and studio junior executive, two years out of Sarah Lawrence, who has given me insipid writing notes over the years.

American Idol -- The Most Fertile Show on Television

Ken Levine | Posted 05.25.2011 | Entertainment
Ken Levine

To win on American Idol you have to have a good voice, personality, and poor birth control. It seems like every contestant has at least one child.

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Ken Levine | Posted 05.25.2011 | Entertainment
Ken Levine

Who says that American Idol stretched twelve one-minute performances into two endless hours? They needed all that time just as I need all this space to review it.

American Idol -- Hollywood Week Day Four: The Final 36

Michael Giltz | Posted 05.25.2011 | Entertainment
Michael Giltz

We had three Sing Offs during the two hour show and it certainly made for good TV, thanks to the fact that each guy could hear the other one perform.

American Idol: Hollywood Week

Ken Levine | Posted 05.25.2011 | Entertainment
Ken Levine

Aloha from Hawaii. I'm too busy hula dancing and killing wild boar to watch this week's American Idol but the show has gotten so formulaic that I think I can review it even without seeing it.

American Idol -- San Fran and Louisville

Michael Giltz | Posted 05.25.2011 | Entertainment
Michael Giltz

After the dearth of exciting talent in San Francisco, I was hoping Idol would come charging out of the gate with some great singing. Instead, they started off with a train wreck.

American Idol's 8th Season Premiere

Ken Levine | Posted 05.25.2011 | Entertainment
Ken Levine

For all the hype about this being the new "improved" American Idol, it was the same. Okay, there's a new judge. But speaking of morons, Paula was back.

"American Idol" Tweaking Format

AP | Posted 05.25.2011 | Entertainment

LOS ANGELES — Changes are coming to "American Idol" when it returns in January, including a return to "wild card" finalists picked by the show's...