It's always a risky move to perform one of the judges' songs in front of them on American Idol, and for Emily Piriz the decision may have backfired.
Last Thursday, Piriz became the second contestant voted off of Season 13, after performingJennifer Lopez' "Let's Get Loud" 24 hours earlier.
But the 18-year-old from Miami says she doesn't regret her decision.
Though she was the first Top 13 contestant to be eliminated on Season 13 of American Idol,Kristen O'Connor says she wouldn't have done anything differently — even though she was talked out of her original song choice for what ended up being her final performance.
"They ask us to send a list of three songs that we think we're going to sing, and it actually wasn't on my list," O'Connor tells TVGuide.com. "But then the producers were like, 'Oh, we think this would be a really good song.' They got really excited about it, and so I got really excited about it. ... It was kind of a last-minute type decision, but I was happy with it."
Those outfits! Those wigs! Those ... pets?! There are plenty of reasons why CeeLo Green (and Purrfect the cat, and Lady the bird) are irreplaceable on The Voice. But, like it or not, NBC will soon have to start searching for the next music superstar to fill Green's big red chair this coming fall on the heels of his exit from the highly rated singing competition.
CeeLo Green not returning to The Voice
So who should fill the "Forget You" singer's bedazzled, one-of-a-kind shoes? We round out six great candidates...
Ryan Lewis and Macklemore
Macklemore & Ryan Lewis, Daft Punk and Pharrell Williams topped Sunday's Grammy Awards.
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Heads will roll — and more than a few eyes — in Fox's lavishly entertaining but hopelessly convoluted new supernatural thriller Sleepy Hollow (Monday, 9/8c), which officially kicks off a new season of network premieres. Given how ordinary so many of the networks' new shows are this fall, it seems a bit churlish not to wholeheartedly embrace a series that is anything but ordinary. And yet by the end of an opening hour that gets off to a spectacularly fun start, I wanted nothing more than for it to just shut up with all of the apocalyptic mumbo jumbo.
On the plus side, a star is unquestionably born in Tom Mison, a winning British actor who makes for a dashing and amusing action hero in this bold re-imagining of Washington Irving's iconic Ichabod Crane (from The Legend of Sleepy Hollow, which we've heretofore seen Disney-fied and Tim Burton-ized). Here conceived as a studly Revolutionary War hero and spy for General George Washington, this Ichabod is mysteriously resurrected into the 21st century, along with the axe-wielding Headless Horseman who cut him down 250 years ago and is soon lopping off heads in the modern-day Hollow.
It's a battle of soul this week on The Winner Is.
In this exclusive sneak peek of Thursday's episode (9/8c, NBC), Jersey girl Alexa takes on James Brown-reincarnated James Chapelle. After the two acts finish their respective performances of Alicia Keys' "Girl on Fire" and Sam and Dave's "Soul Man," the studio audience is nearly unanimous regarding the winner.
Amar'e Stoudemire, Alexis Welch
NBA player Amar'e Stoudemire married his longtime girlfriend Alexis Welch, Us Weekly reports.
Stoudemire and Welch wed at the Vizcaya Museum and Gardens in Miami, Fla., after legally marrying in December in their New York City apartment. Some of the celebrity guests included his teammate Carmelo Anthony, Timbaland and Alicia Keys. Event planner to the stars Colin Cowie put together the weekend-long celebration.
Danielle Bradbery, Carson Daly
For viewers at home, Team Blake's victory on the Season 4 finale of The Voice felt a little like déjà vu. After all, the country superstar had already won two times before. But for Blake Shelton, Danielle Bradbery's win is extra special.
Usher, Blake Shelton
Blake Shelton hosted an emotional Healing in the Heartland: Relief Benefit Concert Wednesday in Oklahoma City to benefit United Way's recovery efforts in tornado-ravaged Oklahoma.
There's just one more week left in Season 12 of American Idol, and the two ladies who'll be competing in the final were revealed Thursday. Who was sent home?