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‘American Idol’ Power List: Haley Reinhart Gets A Perfect Score

By: Robbie Daw // May 6, 2011
Last week we wondered if the American Idol finale in three weeks would wind up being a James Durbin vs. Scotty McCreery showdown, and the exit of Jacob Lusk on Thursday hasn't done much to dissuade us from the idea. Still, Haley Reinhart soared to a new level of utter wow-ne… More »

‘American Idol': Jacob Lusk Says Goodbye, J.Lo & Lady Antebellum Perform

By: Robbie Daw // May 6, 2011
For the record, we absolutely loved Haley Reinhart's two performances this week on American Idol, so thankfully she was spared being in the bottom (for once) on last night's results show. But that meant someone from the other four remaining contestants had to go, and after his wobbly rendition of "No Air" earlier… More »

‘American Idol': Haley Reinhart Brings Down The House Of The Rising Sun

By: Robbie Daw // May 5, 2011
The Top 5 were tasked with singing something old and something new on American Idol last night. And with the Season 10 finale just three weeks away, judge Randy Jackson reminded the contestants that it's time to start bringing their A game if they want to survive. But speaking of A game, Sir Anthony Hopki… More »

Eliminated ‘Idol’ Hopeful Casey Abrams Talks Kissing Girls, Dueting With Haley

By: Becky Bain // April 29, 2011
“My mission was to kiss every single girl [under] this roof,” American Idol’s Casey Abrams joked to Entertainment Weekly when discussing his send-off performance of “I Put A Spell On You” after being voted off the show. “Randy came up to me and said it was the funniest thing he’s ever… More »

‘American Idol’ Power List: Will We Have A James/Scotty Finale?

By: Becky Bain // April 29, 2011
With only five contestants left in the competition, it seems clearer than ever which two Season 10 hopefuls will be make it to the finale of American Idol. Metal-lover James Durbin and country boy Scotty McCreery have been miles ahead of the rest of the pack in our Power List for weeks now - but… More »

‘American Idol': Casey Abrams’ Beard Says Goodbye

By: Becky Bain // April 29, 2011
Our favorite upright bass-playing, beard-sporting jazz aficionado, Casey Abrams, received the lowest votes for the second time during his tenure on American Idol, but last night, he didn't have another Judges' Save to keep him on the show. Season 10's quirkiest contestant was voted off, but he didn't leave the Idol stage before… More »

2011 ‘American Idols Live!’ Tour Dates Announced

By: Robbie Daw // April 28, 2011
Regardless of which of the remaining six contestants gets sent packing on American Idol tonight, fret not — you'll be able to catch them again this summer on the annual American Idols Live! tour. Joining current survivors Casey Abrams, Lauren Alaina, James Durbin, Jacob Lusk, Scotty McCreery and Haley Reinhart on the road… More »

‘American Idol': Scotty McCreery Has Got A Friend In Carole King

By: Becky Bain // April 28, 2011
Who cares about The Voice, amiright, Idol loyalists? Although NBC's rival singing competition premiered to stellar ratings and mostly positive reviews (including from us!), we won't give up on American Idol just yet. Besides, there are six people left in the competition — two country singers, a rock/metal fan,… More »

‘American Idol’ Power List: Haley Powers Past Lauren

By: Becky Bain // April 22, 2011
Stefano Langone's elimination from American Idol didn't much change the Idol Power List this week, since Stefano had been dangling at the very bottom for awhile. (Let's just say our mouths were not hanging agape when we heard he was voted off.) After the jump, find out where the six contestant… More »

‘American Idol': Stefano Says Goodbye As Katy Perry, Kanye West & David Cook Perform

By: Becky Bain // April 22, 2011
Oh, Stefano Langone. We didn't know you, then we fell in love with you during your powerful wild-card rendition of "I Need You Now" which got you saved by the judges... and then we became indifferent after realizing that amazing performance was a fluke. So we're not surprised to see you voted off… More »

‘American Idol': Haley Reinhart Is A 21st Century Girl

By: Becky Bain // April 21, 2011
On last night's American Idol, the Top 7 hopefuls sang songs from the 21st century, ie, everything from 2001 on. (No, the year 2000 is not part of the 21st century, so I hope you weren't holding out for Scotty McCreery to perform Destiny's Child's "Say My Name".) With literally an entire decade of song… More »

‘American Idol’ Power List: James Durbin & Scotty McCreery Are Riding High

By: Robbie Daw // April 15, 2011
Grab a kleenex and say good riddance—er, we mean farewell—to American Idol Season 10's floral-friendly Nashville crooner Paul McDonald, who was voted off the show after tanking on movie night. His departure doesn't really affect our weekly Idol Power List, though, since he was dead last on it last… More »

‘American Idol': Rihanna, Kelly Clarkson & Jason Aldean Perform, Paul McDonald Says Adios

By: Robbie Daw // April 15, 2011
With her current single "S&M" still riding high and the song's Britney Spears-featuring remix looking to make a big splash on the charts next week (it's been the top download at iTunes for the past three days), Rihanna stepped onto the American Idol stage during Thursday night's results show to perform… More »

‘American Idol': James Durbin Roars With Heavy Metal On Movie Night

By: Robbie Daw // April 14, 2011
The remaining eight contestants on American Idol showed their cinematic flair last night by taking on songs from movie soundtracks. Like last week, was back at Season 10 mentor Jimmy Iovine's side (making it his fourth appearance on Idol in the past month). And James Durbin pretty much tore the roof off… More »

Pia Toscano Gets A Record Deal — So What’s The Point Of Winning ‘Idol’?

By: Becky Bain // April 11, 2011
Us Magazine reports that Pia Toscano has already signed a record deal, just a few days after being eliminated from American Idol. And she didn't sign a record deal with just anyone — the 22-year old struck a deal with Jimmy Iovine and Interscope. You know, the same label that signs the eventual… More »

‘American Idol’ Power List: Scotty McCreery Playing Catch Up

By: Becky Bain // April 8, 2011
If Pia Toscano hadn't been eliminated last night on American Idol, the raven-haired balladeer would have continued to be in first place on our Idol Power List with 43 points (44, with one point deducted for being in the Bottom Three). You can leave with your head held high, Ms. Toscano! So, who… More »

Poll: Who’s Given Us The Most Shocking ‘American Idol’ Moment?

By: Robbie Daw // April 8, 2011
Oh, American Idol–you wicked, wicked beast. We're literally still reeling and crying into our Corn Flakes over the scandalous, far-too-soon exit of our Season 10 Idol Power List fave Pia Toscano from the show. But she's hardly the only upset viewers have had to endure since the series hit the air… More »

‘American Idol': Frontrunner Pia Toscano Voted Off

By: Becky Bain // April 8, 2011
Our mouths are agape. Our minds are flustered. Our fists are thrust toward the sky. How did Season 10's frontrunner Pia Toscano get voted off of American Idol?! And did we just lose our last chance of a female winning this competition? More »

‘American Idol': Hayley Reinhart And The Top 9 Rock Out

By: Becky Bain // April 7, 2011
This week, American Idol's remaining nine contestants picked tunes from the “Songs that Shaped Rock and Roll” exhibit at the Rock And Roll Hall Of Fame. (Unsurprisingly, none of these eligible songs were performed.) Black Eyed Pea, back for his third week on the show this season, acted as Jimmy… More »

5 Songs The Top 9 Will Definitely Not Be Singing Tonight On ‘American Idol’

By: Becky Bain // April 6, 2011
Tonight, the Top 9 will be performing songs from the Rock And Roll Hall Of Fame, more specifically from the “Songs that Shaped Rock and Roll” exhibit. The contestants had about 500 songs to choose from, and we all know they're going to stick with the regular American Idol-tested, mother-approved numbers by the… More »

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