Randy Jackson, the last remaining original judge on American Idol, is leaving the show after this season, he tells E! News.
It's all about the Top 3 on American Idol this week. OK, maybe not just the Top 3. As host Ryan Seacrest observed, "Somebody hasn't had many carbs this week; looking good, Mariah!"
Wednesday's bloated episode featured the finalists singing three songs each that were chosen for them: The first by mentor Jimmy Iovine, the second by the judges panel and the last by the Idol production team. Random. Also, we get to see the finalists' hometown visits, which were all very touching.
So how did they do? Let's break it down:
No sneaky twists this week — someone was definitely sent home from American Idol Thursday night. Who was it? Keep reading to find out.
If anyone felt a sense of déjà vu on Wednesday's American Idol, you weren't alone. Like last week, it was the Top 4 girls performing. But the key difference? Someone's definitely going home this week, as host Ryan Seacrest repeatedly assured viewers throughout the broadcast.
With no more remaining saves, sort-of saves, or other shenanigans that the judges could pull out of their sleeves, the final push for Idol's 12th season began in earnest, with the four finalists each performing two songs, from the themes "Songs from 2013" and "Standards," after coaching from guest mentor Harry Connick, Jr. Here's a critique of the performances:
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.
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."
Kim Kardashian has weathered a storm of criticism throughout her pregnancy, and the latest negative remark is coming from ... Kim herself?
That's right. In a recent interview with Ryan Seacrest for a special about the Kardashian family, Kim said she feels hypocritical for having a baby outside of marriage — because she previously criticized her sister Kourtney for doing just that.
And then there were four. For the first time this season, a female finalist was eliminated on American Idol Thursday night. Who was it?
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.
Add Ryan Seacrest to the list of celebrities who've been victims of a "swatting" prank — where jokesters call 911 to report a (fake) incident and have officers sent to the celeb's home.
In Seacrest's case, the caller said armed men were shooting their way into Seacrest's home in Beverly Hills Wednesday afternoon, CNN reports. Police arrived and left after speaking with the American Idol host.