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Erika Van Pelt

American Idol Stars Reveals 5 Secrets of Success

Nancy Berk, Ph.D. | Posted 10.17.2012 | Parents
Nancy Berk, Ph.D.

This week I had the opportunity to sit down one-on-one with four American Idol finalists. I spoke with them about everything from parents to perseverance.

'American Idol' Recap: Top 10 Revealed!

Laura Prudom | Posted 05.15.2012 | TV
Laura Prudom

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.

'American Idol' Recap: Jermaine Jones Leaves 11 Contestants

Jaimie Etkin | Posted 05.14.2012 | TV
Jaimie Etkin

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.

'American Idol' Recap: Whose Whitney Houston Stole The Show?

Laura Prudom | Posted 05.08.2012 | TV
Laura Prudom

Jessica is undoubtedly the one to beat in the competition, and if one of the whiny boys beats her, there really is no justice in the world.

'American Idol' Recap: 14 Members Of The Top 24 Are Revealed (Very Slowly)

Laura Prudom | Posted 04.23.2012 | TV
Laura Prudom

We mostly lost a few faceless nobodies who hadn't been given any exposure during the audition rounds, and I didn't even catch their names, but there were a couple of surprises.