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These Talented Fans Were Lucky Enough To Perform Showstoppers With Their Idols

Shira Lazar | Posted 11.03.2013 | Entertainment
Shira Lazar

Sometimes fans are pulled onstage only to stun their favorite musicians with their raw talent. We scoured YouTube for the best of these showstopping...

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.

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.

Who Went Home On 'Idol'?

Posted 04.05.2013 | TV

The "Idol" results are in and Burnell Taylor is going home. Burnell and Janelle Arthur were in the Bottom 2. He was one of two remaining guys in th...

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.

Who Went Home On 'Idol'?

Posted 03.15.2013 | TV

The "Idol" results are in! And it was Curtis Finch Jr. going home in the first live elimination for Season 12. The singer covered Fantasia's "I...

16-Year-Old's Rendition Of 'I Will Always Love You' Stuns

AP | By LYNN ELBER | Posted 03.08.2012 | Entertainment

LOS ANGELES -- Gutsy "American Idol" contestant Jessica Sanchez took on Whitney Houston's biggest hit, delivering a performance that awed the show's j...

'American Idol' Recap: The Full Top 24 Revealed

Laura Prudom | Posted 04.24.2012 | TV
Laura Prudom

I'm still not feeling particularly invested in seeing any of them become the latest in a long line of moderately successful recording artists. Maybe Heejun Han, just for being so hilarious.

'American Idol' Recap: The Full Top 24 Revealed

Laura Prudom | Posted 04.24.2012 | TV
Laura Prudom

I'm still not feeling particularly invested in seeing any of them become the latest in a long line of moderately successful recording artists.

'American Idol' Recap: The Top 5 Moments From The Final Round Of Hollywood Week

Laura Prudom | Posted 04.16.2012 | TV
Laura Prudom

As entertaining as it might be to watch the star-less sequel to "Contagion" play out among emotionally volatile reality contestants on "American Idol" (i.e. not entertaining in the slightest), I believe we all signed up for this show to watch some actual singing, and thankfully, that was in ready supply this week.

Traveling The Outback With Santa And An Australian Idol

Shannon Melnyk | Posted 02.23.2012 | Travel
Shannon Melnyk

The songstress joined Kris Kringle in boarding the train from New South Wales into the Outback to perform free concerts in rarely visited communities.

Has The Bible Become An Idol?

Skye Jethani | Posted 10.10.2011 | Religion
Skye Jethani

In our zeal to honor the importance of the Bible and extol its usefulness, we may unintentionally do the opposite. We may reduce the Bible from God's revelation of himself to merely a revelation of divine principles for life.

The Jim Tressel Scandal: Smashing Celebrity Icons

Rev. Jonathan Weyer | Posted 08.02.2011 | Religion
Rev. Jonathan Weyer

I hate what Tressel did. I hate that he lied. But even more, I hate that I put him in a position to break my heart so much. He should never have been there in the first place.

Royal Weddings and Human Idols

Rabbi Shmuley Boteach | Posted 07.01.2011 | World
Rabbi Shmuley Boteach

Institutions that make humans into objects of veneration end up consuming the poor souls who have to live up to these impossibly lofty standards.

Adam Lambert Ushers in the Era of 'Papa GaGa' in NYC

Jon Chattman | Posted 05.25.2011 | New York
Jon Chattman

While Idol winner Kris Allen struggles remain relevant and standout in the industry, Lambert has easily made the transition quite easily from contestant to pop star.

Fans Get Kelly Clarkson to Do the Right Thing

Matthew L. Myers | Posted 05.25.2011 | Entertainment
Matthew L. Myers

All members of the music and entertainment industry, including performers and promoters, should follow Clarkson's lead in rejecting all tobacco sponsorships and promotions.

American Idol Hasn't Saved Broadway As Much As It's Changed Broadway

Danny Groner | Posted 05.25.2011 | Entertainment
Danny Groner

As Broadway dealt with well-publicized economic problems in recent years, it turned to overnight celebrities from the Fox show to "save" it from inevitable doom.

American Idol and Authenticity

Sandy Henson Corso | Posted 11.17.2011 | Healthy Living
Sandy Henson Corso

Think about your friends and family; do some of them really stand out? They are the ones who know themselves. In other words, they are comfortable in their own skin and know who they are as people.

Jason Castro Interview: 'American Idol,' Love, and Adam Duritz's Dreads

Jon Chattman | Posted 05.25.2011 | Entertainment
Jon Chattman

Jason Castro, the charmingly chill and oft-sandaled hippie, stole the hearts of the judges and audiences during the seventh season of "American Idol." I interviewed the 22-year-old Texan.

Pants On The Ground LYRICS, VIDEO: General Larry Platt's American Idol Audition Song (POLL)

Posted 05.25.2011 | Entertainment

"Pants On The Ground," an American Idol audition song by 62-year-old General Larry Platt, was a big hit in Atlanta and it continues to make the rounds...

American Idol Rewarding Mediocrity (Kris Allen Is Lame)

Dan Abramson | Posted 05.25.2011 | Comedy
Dan Abramson

If I invited Kris Allen to a dinner party, he'd show up and ask if he can chip in instead of bringing a casserole. Kris Allen brings nothing to the table.

Fox's "Glee" Rides "Idol's" Coattails, Then Leaves Until Fall

Bill Mann | Posted 05.25.2011 | Entertainment
Bill Mann

Glee's pilot Tuesday is more than a bit frenetic, but it's also often well-written and sharp, with lines like this all-too-true one: "Fame is the most important thing in our culture now."

American Idol: Country Week -- Watch Where You Step

Ken Levine | Posted 05.25.2011 | Entertainment
Ken Levine

Now that the kids not attractive enough for FOX have been weeded out, we can get down to business. This was Country Night and the guest mentor was Randy Travis.

American Idol Weekly Recap and Predictions

Michelle Bart | Posted 05.25.2011 | Entertainment
Michelle Bart

This week's American Idol narrowed down the playing field to not twelve but thirteen singers looking for their big break in making it to the top. A...

Liza Minnelli: Live at the Barnes & Noble

Susan Sawyers | Posted 05.25.2011 | Entertainment
Susan Sawyers

The real prize for Liza Minnelli's adoring fans: the first 160 purchasers received hot pink wristbands for entrance to a short performance at the Upper West Side B&N that night.