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American Idol: The Top 10 Sing Modern Hits

American Idol

It was all Top 10 all the time on Wednesday's American Idol, with the 10 finalists performing Top 10 songs from 2011 or later (a.k.a. songs that will make viewers of a certain age feel very old if they are unfamiliar with them).

Throughout the course of the evening, selfies were taken, judges Harry Connick Jr. and Keith Urban did amazing impersonations of each other, and Malaya got her first bouquet of flowers (aww) from Ryan Seacrest and the Idol crew. But let's get to the performances:

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Ask Matt: The Walking Dead, Idol, Glee, True Detective, Breaking Bad Spinoff

Norman Reedus and Emily Kinney

Send questions and comments to askmatt@tvguidemagazine.com and follow me on Twitter!

Question: I am so disappointed in The Walking Dead. I cannot believe that they have indicated that there is an interest on the part of Daryl towards Beth. That is just ick. She is 17 and while I don't know what his age is supposed to be, I've always assumed his character is at least mid 30s. Let me repeat, ick! And it's not as if she is a mature 17-year-old, her character comes across as a complete child to me with just as much growing needed as Carl. In fact, Carl seems more mature to me at times. Why would the writers go there? All I can think is how perverted it is for Daryl to express an interest in a 17-year-old girl, and a character that I once loved is now bordering along the lines of a pedophile. My sister is so upset she thinks she might fast-forward over any story lines that involve Daryl. I know this is a TV show, but all I could think of was people's horrified reaction when Miley Cyrus twerked on Robin Thicke. Where is that horror now? On the upside, I've been reading your column for years and have always greatly enjoyed your thoughts and opinions even when they have differed from my own. Thanks for allowing me to vent. — KC

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American Idol Recap: Who Went Home?

Alex Preston

"Tonight's outcome may surprise a few people," Ryan Seacrest promised at the beginning of Thursday's American Idol elimination episode. Who made it to the Top 10 after singing "Music From the Movies"? read more

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

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