The field of finalists was narrowed to eight on American Idol Thursday, but before any of the results were read, mentor Jimmy Iovine had some feedback of his own for the judges, whom he essentially said were being way too soft on the contestants at this stage in the competition.
Phillip Phillips, American Idol
American Idol finalist Phillip Phillips received emergency medical treatment Thursday hours before the Top 13 results show, TMZ reports.
Phillips, 21, complained of intense pain in his abdomen before he was taken to a doctor. The cause for the...
Heidi Lowe and James Durbin
American Idol Season 10 finalist James Durbin wed longtime girlfriend Heidi Lowe on New Year's Eve, People reports.
The couple exchanged vows in front of 85 guests — including...
American Idol, Casey Abrams
Why does American Idol's Casey Abrams think that so many people relate to him? Because he's a slacker
"A lot of people would come up to me and say, 'You remind me of my slacker son that dropped out of college.' That's exactly what I am — I like sleeping on couches, watching TV, eating cereal in the daytime," he tells TVGuide.com. "[I'm a] regular dude doing what he wants to do and I hope that inspired people to do this show and try other things.
It had to be the most exuberant exit in the history of American Idol. Casey Abrams, 20, the eccentric and soulful jazz musician from Idyllwild, California, leapt off the stage, back onto the stage, threw himself into the arms of fellow contestants and tried to kiss every girl — plus judge Steven Tyler — on his way out of the building. He had one of the most dramatic personal journeys of all the competitors, including being hospitalized earlier in the competition for ulcerative colitis and getting the only judges' save. He also made it to his ultimate goal, which was not to win but to make the Top Six...
This time, there were no tears. No near collapse. No doctor escorting him off the set. This time, Casey Abrams said goodbye to American Idol with an exuberant performance and — when the cameras stopped rolling — an unexpected speech...
Although American Idol has waited until the Top 4 to pair up the finalists for the last two seasons, but this year the remaining six finalists will duet on Carole King night, Entertainment Weekly reports. After weeks of Scotty sticking closely to his country roots and Jacob refusing to restrain himself on any of the high notes, it's about time these Idol hopefuls paired up and learned a little something from each other (especially since the judges remain so tight-lipped on giving any advice whatsoever). We provide our dream pairings and what the final six will hopefully take away from having to...
Dancing With The Stars, Maksim Chmerkovskiy
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At this point, no one should be all that surprised. Rock stars curse. But when it happens on American Idol, typically thought of as a bastion of family-friendly programming, and comes out of the mouths of judges Steven Tyler and Randy Jackson, it stops the show.
"Casey, man, you already are a cult hero," Tyler told Casey Abrams, who earned the judges' one and only save a few weeks ago and whose rendition of Maroon 5's "Harder To Breathe" impressed Tyler. "I mean, there's millions of people in America that are really angry because you pissed them off because you're so f---king good. You changed so many people's minds. I love you."
Jennifer Lopez, Bobby Flay
Many TV critics have already harped on the American Idol judges this season. Their refrain: J.Lo, Steven and Randy are nothing more than paid cheerleaders, incapable of criticism. In their eyes, all of the Top 13 contestants were winners, and their performances have deserved nothing worse than a "that was kind of pitchy."
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We agree, and would like to offer some advice by pointing to lesser-seen TV competition America's Next Great Restaurant, the NBC show in which the winner gets to open a new fast-casual restaurant chain. Seems to us, the Idol panel could learn a lot from the show's four judges Curtis Stone, Bobby Flay, Lorena Garcia and Steve Ells.