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Idol Season 9: Hollywood Week Day One

Michael Giltz | Posted 05.25.2011 | Entertainment
Michael Giltz

Ellen. That was the big event of the day for me. How would Ellen Degeneres fit in? Would she get along with the other judges

Idol Season 9: Auditions -- Finale

Michael Giltz | Posted 05.25.2011 | Entertainment
Michael Giltz

The auditions finale for American Idol was both the most entertaining and enjoyable show so far... and the lowest rated at just 20.8 million viewers.

Idol Season 9: Auditions -- Denver

Michael Giltz | Posted 05.25.2011 | Entertainment
Michael Giltz

A brisk, well-edited show with 26 winners heard or glimpsed but not one that excited me. Did you think any of the people headed to Hollywood had what it takes to go all the way?

Idol Season 9: Auditions -- Los Angeles

Michael Giltz | Posted 05.25.2011 | Entertainment
Michael Giltz

Just barely more than one good audition every 15 minutes made this show drag on. And since about 22 people got through to Hollywood, why did so few of them make the cut for air time?

Idol Season 9: Auditions -- Orlando

Michael Giltz | Posted 05.25.2011 | Entertainment
Michael Giltz

I thought Tuesday might have been a fluke, so I held off on trumpeting it. But it happened again Wednesday. Idol scored 26.1 million viewers on Tuesday and 26.7 million viewers on Wednesday.

Idol Season 9: Auditions -- Chicago

Michael Giltz | Posted 05.25.2011 | Entertainment
Michael Giltz

One hour felt like two hours in Chicago where talent was thin on the ground. As a result, the judges were so relieved to hear people that didn't suck, they let some through that didn't deserve it.

Kara DioGuardi Sleep Eats: Paula Abdul

Fox News | Posted 05.25.2011 | Entertainment

Kara DioGuardi has become a household name since becoming the fourth judge on "American Idol" last year, but her former co-star Paula Abdul wants us a...

Idol Season 9: Auditions -- Boston

Michael Giltz | Posted 05.25.2011 | Entertainment
Michael Giltz

The ratings are in and according to the Hollywood Reporter, Idol is still incredibly strong. Idol reached 30 million viewers and even went up a bit in the 18-49 year old demographic.

Kara DioGuardi: Who Is American Idol's 4th Judge?

Huffington Post | Posted 05.25.2011 | Entertainment

American Idol announced the addition of a fourth judge — songwriter Kara Dioguardi — on Monday. Who is the woman who will be joining Simo...

Kara DioGuardi Records Song She Wrote For Kris Allen - Which He Dropped

New York Post | Posted 05.25.2011 | Entertainment

IF Kris Allen doesn't want to sing the victory song "American Idol" judge Kara DioGuardi wrote for him -- then she'll do it herself. Kara posted he...

Kara DioGuardi-Written Song DROPPED From "Idol" Tour

New York Post | Posted 05.25.2011 | Entertainment

THIS year's roundly disliked "American Idol" victory anthem, "No Boundaries," has been sent home. Over the weekend, "Idol" winner Kris Allen dropped ...

Kara Dioguardi's Bikini Body Unveiled (PHOTO)

Huffington Post | Katherine Thomson | Posted 05.25.2011 | Entertainment

'American Idol' performance spoilers below! Kara Dioguardi unveiled her bikini body during the big two-hour finale show. She joined 'bikini girl'...

American Idol -- Top 3 Showdown

Michael Giltz | Posted 05.25.2011 | Entertainment
Michael Giltz

So is this the finale? Is Simon right when he says Adam Lambert is fated to win? Or could Kris Allen or Danny Gokey surprise everyone the way David Cook did last year?

American Idol -- Top 4 Slashed By Rock; Only Adam Escapes Unscathed

Michael Giltz | Posted 05.25.2011 | Entertainment
Michael Giltz

After everyone delivered a solid performance on Big Band Night last week, the Top 4 tackled rock 'n roll Tuesday...and came up short.

Real Good Pop Singing, American Idol-Style

David Finkle | Posted 05.25.2011 | Entertainment
David Finkle

Something to remember about this year's singing is that it's only part of an evolving notion of what popular singing is.

American Idol -- Top 7 (Again): Disco Suits Kris

Michael Giltz | Posted 05.25.2011 | Entertainment
Michael Giltz

The show began briskly with the producers finally deciding they didn't need to pad the Top 7 performances and judge critiques with video intros and other nonsense every single time. So let's follow suit.

DioGuardi: Being An 'Idol' Judge Isn't Easy

AP | ERIN CARLSON | Posted 05.25.2011 | Entertainment

NEW YORK — When Kara DioGuardi accepted her job as the fourth judge on "American Idol," she did not immediately grasp the enormity of a full-tim...

'American Idol' Switches Judging Format: FAILS

AP | ERIN CARLSON | Posted 05.25.2011 | Entertainment

NEW YORK — "American Idol" tried to end on time Tuesday, implementing a format that allowed only two judges to review a singer. Host Ryan Seacr...

American Idol -- Top 8: Allison Gets (Some) Respect

Michael Giltz | Posted 05.25.2011 | Entertainment
Michael Giltz

On a day when photos circulated on the internet showing Adam Lambert apparently kissing a guy or two, the big news in the parallel world of TV Idol was Anoop's defensive attitude coming across too much last week.

American Idol -- Top 10: Motown

Michael Giltz | Posted 05.25.2011 | Entertainment
Michael Giltz

Sight unseen, I'd say the bottom three is Megan Joy and Scott MacIntyre and Michael Sarver with Sarver going home.

I Like Simon Cowell. Is That Weird?

Irene Rubaum-Keller | Posted 05.25.2011 | Entertainment
Irene Rubaum-Keller

Simon just comes out and says it: 'You were awful, you looked stupid, you sounded like karaoke, that was a horrible song choice for you...' I appreciate that.

American Idol -- Top 36 Wild Card Winners!

Michael Giltz | Posted 05.25.2011 | Entertainment
Michael Giltz

OK, so the wild card round was tonight and four more people got through: Jasmine, Megan, Matt and Anoop. Yep, it's a Top 13! Jesse -- Singing "Tell M...

Paula Abdul: Fourth "Idol" Judge A Mistake

NY Post | Posted 05.25.2011 | Entertainment

PAULA Abdul isn't too keen on the addition of fourth judge Kara DioGuardi to "American Idol" this season. It's nothing personal, she says - just bus...

American Idol -- Top 36 Round Two: The Winners!

Michael Giltz | Posted 05.25.2011 | Entertainment
Michael Giltz

So the second batch of the final 36 was much weaker vocally and personality-wise than the first group.

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.