Fans react to the latest episode of ‘American Idol’

Lazaro was the name of the night, during “American Idol’s” elimination episode. Eyes rolled and the fans went for the jugular as Nicki Minaj’s “Ricky Ricardo” made top three, sending home a public favorite Burnell Taylor. Check out the fans’ reactions below. – ruthie hawkins

‘American Idol’ top 7 portraits

Who runs the world? Girls! The girls came to win during last nights episode of “American Idol,” each with their own rendition of a popular rock song. Show favorites Candace Glover, Amber Holcomb and Kree Harrison stood out, not just because of their outstanding vocals but new looks. But were their performances stellar enough to […]

‘American Idol’ recap: America makes a shocking elimination!

The night was full of surprises, as “American Idol” opened with both Bon Jovi and last year’s winner Phillip Phillips. The evening quickly entered into eliminations, naming Candice Glover, Kree Harrison and Angie Miller the top three contenders. While the night seemed to be running in the right direction, it quickly became very clear as the selections progressed […]

‘American Idol’ recap: Top 10 compete

Last night, the top 10 went head-to-head for the first time, live in Los Angeles. It was once again a girls night as Candice Glover, Kree Harrison, and Angie Miller continued to head the pack with stellar vocals and a new look. Check out the highlights below. –ruthie hawkins

‘American Idol’ recap: male standouts

Last night, Latin heartthrobs Devin Velez and Lazaro Arbos set the bar high, singing in their native tongue while other standout performances included gospel hopeful Curtis Frinch Jr.’s as he sang his rendition of R. Kelly’s “I Believe I can Fly.” Check out their performances below. –ruthie hawkins Click continue to meet the “American Idol” […]

‘American Idol’ recap: female standouts

Who runs the world? Girls! Earlier this week during “American Idol” semifinals, the top 10 females sang their hearts out live, making it very apparent, that it’s their year to take the title. Several hopefuls, including Kree Harrison, Angela Miller and Amber Holcomb left the judges in awe. Check out their standout performances below. –ruthie hawkins

‘American Idol’ recap: Amber Holcomb shines in sudden death round

“American Idol” threw another twist at the contestants last night, as the judges made their first round of Sudden Death cuts, sending five hopefuls home. Massachusetts contestants Angela Miller and Kree Harrison impressed both the judges, and for the first time, a live audience, as they hit the stage of The Mirage in Las Vegas determined […]

‘American Idol’ recap: Top 20 girls revealed

Last night, the top 20 contestants on “American Idol” were revealed. Next week the remaining contestants will travel to Las Vegas to battle it out in an effort to become an “American Idol” season 12 finalist! Check out a few of the standout performances as well as a list of the girls who moved up. […]

‘American Idol’ recap: Group night is a hot mess (videos)

The male contestants went head-to-head on “American Idol” last night, during Hollywood Week. Many were cut during the sudden death solo round, where each singer performed a song of their choice and were swiftly given verdicts by the lovely Mariah Carey, Nicki Minaj, Keith Urban and Randy Jackson. With little to no rest, the contestants were […]

‘American Idol’ recap: Charlotte, N.C., proves to be most talented city yet

The judges were awed by the plethora of talent that oozed from nearly each “American Idol” hopeful in the Queen City. Highlights of the night included: Jimmy Smith, 25, who sang for his idol Keith Urban; Brandy Hamilton, 25, whose sultry, soft vocals paid homage to the great Etta James; and Candice Glover, 22, who […]

‘American Idol’ recap: The good, the bad, and the ugly

Thousands of hopefuls converged on the United Center in Chicago for week two of  “American Idol” auditions. Standouts of the evening included Kiara Lanier and Curtis Finch Jr., whose sultry, sweet vocals and genuine personalities quickly won over the judges. –ruthie hawkins Watch below: