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American Idol Goes to the Movies: Who Showed Star Quality?

American Idol XIII

American Idol headed to Tinseltown in Week 3, with the Top 11 choosing their favorite songs from movie soundtracks to perform.

This week is important because only the Top 10 finalists will be included on the Idol summer tour, meaning that whoever gets eliminated Thursday will be left in the dust. Before the singing starts, however... read more

American Idol: Is This the Most Boring Group of Contestants Ever?

Jessica Meuse, Caleb Johnson, MK Nobilette

Let me start by saying that all the contestants on Season 13 of American Idol seem like truly lovely people. And also that I'd rather watch the green paint dry on that house in True Detective than sit through another 11 weeks of performances from this crew.

And apparently, I'm not alone. Idol's ratings have (once again) been in steady decline this season and hit an all-time low a couple of weeks ago with the Feb. 20 episode. Granted, the show faced stiff competition early on this year from the Winter Olympics, but its post-Olympics numbers remain languid.

How the American Idol judges failed MK Nobilette

Of course, the numbers could just be... read more

American Idol's Emily Piriz: The Judges "Have Been a Little Harder On Us This Year"

Emily Piriz

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.

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American Idol Recap: Who Went Home?

Sam Woolf

After a night of singing about "Home," one American Idol hopeful headed home Thursday night. read more

American Idol's Top 12 Head "Home" for Second Elimination Week

American Idol XIII Top 12

It's Week 2 of eliminations on Season 13 of American Idol, and the theme is "Home" — which, frankly, leaves the Top 12 a pretty wide range of songs to pick from, as long as their choice reminds them of some aspect of their town. Also, the pitch problems resulting from the new inner ear speakers thankfully seem to have been resolved this week. So, which song did each of the finalists choose to remind them of home? Let's get right into the performances:

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How the American Idol Judges Failed MK Nobilette

MK Nobilette

Let me just start by saying that of the American Idol-watching editors at TVGuide.com, I'm the MK Nobilette fan. Therefore, it pains me to say that she wasn't very good in her first live performance as a finalist. read more

How Harry Connick Jr. Saved American Idol

Harry Connick Jr.

Season 13 of American Idol sure caught a lucky break in new judge Harry Connick Jr. Since his debut in January, Connick has received rave reviews from both the show's fans and television critics — but he hasn't paid attention to any of them. "There's just a lot of noise that I don't listen to," Connick says. "I've heard some incredibly nice things, but it stops there. I've got a job to do."

That job would be to... read more

American Idol: Who Got the Boot?

Emily Piriz

The lucky 13 are now only 12 on American Idol. The reality singing competition sent home its first finalist Thursday after a relatively lackluster performance night. read more

American Idol: The Top 13 Perform

Keith Urban, Jenifer Lopez, Harry Connick, Jr.

Did American Idol's Top 13 rise to the occasion?

Monday was the official debut of the Top 13 finalists and apparently, the debut of voting  at the top of the hour. The night's theme is "This Is Me," which we take to mean we can totally psychoanalyze the singers by their song choice. Will anyone dare to do "Billionaire"?
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Wednesday Review: The Americans, Mixology and a New Survivor Twist

Matthew Rhys

Leave it to a spy to know how to get under a rival's skin. In an upcoming and typically intense episode of FX's The Americans (Tuesday, 10/9c), a captured Mossad agent challenges Soviet mole and master of disguise Philip Jennings (Matthew Rhys): "Your name isn't your name, is it? Is your face your face? Are your children your children?"

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