Candice Glover, Kree Harrison
It took a mere 127 minutes Thursday night for Fox to crown the winner of the 12th season of American Idol. So who took home the title, Kree Harrison or Candice Glover? Keep reading to find out.
Candice Glover and Angie Miller
Personally, I was hoping the "twist" on American Idol that Ryan Seacrest had teased repeatedly this week was going to be that the show would just crown Amber Holcomb the winner four weeks early and call it a day. Unfortunately, that wasn't the case. So, what was the surprise? Keep reading to find out.
Now that her American Idol run has come to an end, Janelle Arthur is facing a tough decision: what to name her new guitar.
Check out our interview with Arthur, and hear the story behind the guitar she played for her breakout performance of "You Keep Me Hangin' On." Plus, vote on what she should name her next one!
American Idol owes Candice Glover an apology.
The judges' critique of Candice's second performance Wednesday was hijacked when a shouting match erupted between the panelists and Jimmy Iovine over Amber Holcomb — whom some are calling this season's pre-ordained winner. As Candice stood by awkwardly, waiting to hear the judges' thoughts on her performance, host Ryan Seacrest brought Iovine out from backstage to explain his comments that the judges "missed the point" of Amber's take on "MacArthur Park."
And then there were four. For the first time this season, a female finalist was eliminated on American Idol Thursday night. Who was it?
It was Ladies' Night on American Idol Wednesday, with the Top 5 females each performing two songs — one from the year of their birth (get ready to feel old, Idol viewers) and one by a diva. The competition is now officially on, with none of those pesky guys hogging votes in what has been universally acknowledged as a girl's year. So who became the front-runner going into Thursday's results show? Here's a breakdown of the performances:
Angie Miller, Candice Glover, Janelle Arthur, Kree Harrison and Amber Holcomb
Now the competition on American Idol can really begin.
With everyone from Nigel Lythgoe to the judges acknowledging that the winner of American Idol's 12th season will be a girl, and with the field now narrowed to five ladies, it's time for viewers to start sitting up and paying attention. Here, we break down the field of competition — from least likely to win to most.
Before American Idol's results show Thursday, the question on everyone's minds was whether Lazaro Arbos would survive another week or whether the show would have its first-ever all-female Top 5 heading into the final weeks.
The remaining six finalists each performed two songs on Wednesday's American Idol, one "Song I Wish I Wrote" and one from the Burt Bacharach songbook. (Way to tap into that young demographic, The Love Boat Idol!) This week, the "backstory videos" featured little-known facts about the contenders. Who would have thought Angie Miller was a fan of hardcore music? Or that Lazaro Arbos enjoyed hunting? And does Amber Holcomb's enjoyment of frozen "shrimpsicles" make you curious or gross you out?
But enough about those personal tidbits. How were the performances?
The rankings got shaken up on American Idol Thursday night, and tears were shed during the elimination. Did the judges use their save? Keep reading to find out.