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Why the Idol Judges' Save Won't Help Jessica Win

Jessica Sanchez may have had the lowest number of votes on American Idol last week, but she earned the judges' save in a moment even more dramatically befuddling than last season's save of Casey Abrams.

Before Jessica could even sing a full verse of her "save me" song, the Idol judges stormed the stage. Jennifer Lopez yanked the mic from her hand and said, "This is crazy! Yes, we're using the save. You ain't going home. Go sit down; go sit down." Randy Jackson then admonished more

American Idol: What Do the Girls Need to Do to Survive?

The two remaining American Idol girls need to step up their game if they want to end the guys' winning streak. The last time a female won, fans were still waiting for the final Harry Potter book to hit shelves and Bob Barker was still hosting The Price Is Right.

But after only four female wins in the show's past nine seasons (including hugely successful alums Kelly Clarkson and Carrie Underwood), the men have dominated the last four seasons, including the current one. With only two women left and seven weeks to more

American Idol's Thia Megia: "I Have Been Doubting Myself"

Think it's easy, being a contestant on American Idol? Try being a 16-year-old who has to squeeze three hours of school into a murderous schedule of rehearsals, fittings, video shoots, guest appearances and chats with the press. For Thia Megia, who was given her walking papers Thursday night, it's an experience she'll always treasure. But the first word out of her mouth when you ask her how she's feeling? read more


IDOL's Thia Megia believed her time was going to be now
American Idol Finalists
Backstage With the 'American Idol' Top 11: The Girls Discuss Their Motown Week Performances
Meet 'American Idol's' Top 13, Part I - the Women

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Year Title Description
2011 Regis and Kelly: Episode
Season 23, Episode 151
Episode, Performer
2011 The Tonight Show With Jay Leno: Episode
Season 19, Episode 59
Episode, Appearing
2002 American Idol TV Show Series, Reality Cast Member

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American Idol Backstage Report: The Crying Game, Starring Lauren Alaina

It was all about the tears on Thursday night's American Idol. But the tears weren't being shed by the two eliminated singers, Naima Adedapo and Thia Megia. Or even by Casey Abrams, who made it through on his own merit rather than relying on a judges' save. Rather, the waterworks were coming from 16-year-old Lauren Alaina, who was visibly upset throughout the second half of the hour-long results show...
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Cheers & Jeers: American Idol: From the Sublime to the Ridiculous

Jeers to American Idol for following its best results show ever with one of its worst...
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American Idol Episode Recap: The Top 12 Perform

American Idol's Top 12 take on one of the show's longest-running themes: songs from their birth year. Despite a flu bug hitting the Idol mansion, many of the contestants took the judges' complaints from last week to heart and kicked up the energy a few notches. However, for every good performance and exciting song choice, there were still plenty of snooze-worthy moments.

So which sick singer caved under the pressure and which finalist fought the flu and rose to the occasion? Let's break down the performances:

Naima Adedapo, "What's Love Got to Do With It"
The beginning feels a little karaoke-y and almost as if she is speaking instead of singing, but it's the... read more

American Idol: Randy Jackson Toughens Up and the Real Reason Behind J. Lo's Breakdown

Are Randy Jackson's "dawg" days over?

Along with the addition of Steven Tyler and Jennifer Lopez, the other biggest change to American Idol's judging table has been the toughening up of the last original judge.

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American Idol Episode Recap: The Top 13 Perform

American Idol's Top 13 hit the stage this week with songs recorded by their personal idols, but not all of the night's performances were worthy of being worshipped. With a few exceptions (one of which was an equally troubling rap-reggae take on a current song), the night seemed to be plagued by sleepy arrangements. But do we blame the singers or Jimmy Iovine's team of producers? (More on that later.)

Luckily, there were a few standouts that kept us from completely nodding off. Let's break down the performances... read more

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