1. Angie Miller Eliminated on 'American Idol' While Candice, Kree Press On to Finale

    May 09, 2013 10:53 PM EDT Angie Miller first became a frontrunner on "American Idol" when she took a turn behind the piano and performed an original song, "You Set Me Free," during the show's Hollywood rounds. The judges were full of praise, and the 19-year-old Massachusetts native, who…

  2. 'American Idol' Recap: Candice Glover 'Somewhere' Near the Top

    May 09, 2013 11:30 AM EDT When "American Idol" reaches this stage of its season, it airs the episode one might think would provide the remaining contestants with their best chances at big moments. In a three-round evening, each performer sings a song chosen for them by mentor/record producer Jimmy Iovine,…

  3. Adam Lambert to Duet With Angie Miller on 'American Idol' Finale

    May 07, 2013 11:30 AM EDT With the "American Idol" season 12 finale just over a week away, the lineup for the grandest of results episodes is coming together. As The Hollywood Reporter previously reported, several alums of the Fox show have been asked back, including season three finalist Jennifer Hudson…

  4. Amber Holcomb Q&A: Tears, Tour Talk and Love for Nicki After 'American Idol'

    May 03, 2013 8:50 AM EDT Thursday night, "American Idol" announced its top 3 season 12 contestants. While Kree Harrison, Candice Glover, and Angie Miller walked off the stage smiling, the bottom contender was voted off, and that was Amber Holcomb. Before leaving the show, Ryan Seacrest handed Holcomb the…

  5. Amber Holcomb Eliminated as 'American Idol' Field Is Whittled to Three

    May 02, 2013 10:05 PM EDT Amber Holcomb overcame early confidence issues to become a singer fairly sure of herself and her abilities on the 12th season of "American Idol," vaulting her into the top four of the singing competition. However, an up-and-down Wednesday night (May 1) of performances and a…

  6. 'American Idol' Recap: Candice Glover, Angie Miller Pull to Front on Top Four Do-Over

    May 02, 2013 1:10 PM EDT All of the finalists on this season of "American Idol" have been called a great number of things. In the case of many, cries of "old-fashioned" have abounded; despite their young age, the song choices and overall vibe of certain contestants have caused a disconnect. One…

  7. Chance the Rapper Talks 'Acid Rap' Mixtape & Navigating Major Labels

    May 01, 2013 1:03 PM EDT "My plan is to get in people’s face as hard as Chief Keef did, possibly harder." – Chance the Rapper In high school, Chance the Rapper was the kid with the backpack full of CDs, hustling in hallways, foisting his latest mixtape on unsuspecting classmates. Now he plays coy in…

  8. Hillary Lindsey Writes the Songs

    April 30, 2013 12:14 AM EDT The year was 1994. Hillary Lindsey moved from her home of Washington, Georgia to Nashville. What would she have said if someone had told her on that first day that she would wind up as one of the most successful songwriters in town, penning at least 85 songs that would be cut by some of…

  9. 'American Idol' Final Four Talk Song Choices, Challenges and Drake

    April 29, 2013 8:00 AM EDT Candace Glover, Amber Holcomb, Angie Miller, and Kree Harrison told reporters that they had an inkling that something was up during the most recent "American Idol" results show, especially given the fact that the judges had failed to use their save on Janelle Arthur the week…

  10. 'American Idol' Saves Its Singers as Top Four Survive Another Week

    April 25, 2013 9:55 PM EDT "American Idol" didn't let its judges get away with not using their only save that easily. Last week, the top five results show came and went without a save, sending Janelle Arthur home without a second chance. One might have thought it would be a quick three-week sprint to…

  11. 'American Idol' Recap: No Clear Front Runner With Only Four to Go

    April 25, 2013 11:15 AM EDT Many things set the 12th season of "American Idol" apart from its recent predecessors (namely, ALL DEM GIRLS), but one of the most noticeable changes has to do with the front runner. And by that, I mean that there really isn't one. Last season, everyone pretty much knew…

  12. Janelle Arthur First Top 10 Girl to Go on 'American Idol'

    April 18, 2013 11:20 PM EDT After weeks of male eliminations, a girl was going to have to leave "American Idol" eventually. Unfortunately for country fans, that contestant ended up being Janelle Arthur. Arthur, the 23-year-old Tennessee native, became the newest exile from the "Idol" stage…

  13. 'American Idol' Recap: Ladies Tackle Divas, Songs From Birth Year

    April 18, 2013 11:45 AM EDT "American Idol" is getting down to the wire. All that remains are five ladies, each with the potential in theory to win the competition, given that their respective fanbases can mount enough of a charge. Each remaining contestant has her own style and own spot into which one…

  14. Burnell Taylor Talks Next Move, Amber and 'Honey Bunch' Debacle on 'American Idol'

    April 05, 2013 10:53 AM EDT "I'm glad that they let me go because I know that everything that is coming after this show is about to be amazing" The competition is heating up as "American Idol" is officially down to its top 6 contestants. Thursday's elimination night revealed Kree…

  15. Jay-Z and Beyonce Invade Cuba to Celebrate Fifth Anniversary

    April 04, 2013 2:27 PM EDT Beyonce and Jay-Z caused a big stir in Havana as they marked their fifth wedding anniversary Thursday. R&B's power couple was mobbed by dozens of well-wishers at the renowned restaurant La Guarida on Wednesday night, and police had to step in to keep the crowds at bay. La…

  16. Man Pleads Not Guilty in Death of Usher's Stepson

    March 20, 2013 10:51 AM EDT An Atlanta man has pleaded not guilty to charges in the boating collision death of music star Usher's 11-year-old stepson. The Times of Gainesville reports that Jeffrey Simon Hubbard ( pictured, right ) entered the not guilty plea Tuesday to all charges, including first-degree homicide…

  17. Curtis Finch, Jr. Sent Home on 'American Idol'

    March 14, 2013 10:52 PM EDT St. Louis native's big voice not enough to sway voters… "If you're going home, I'm going home," an upset Nicki Minaj said Despite the undeniable singing talent of Curtis Finch Jr., questions persisted about the St. Louis native's ability to connect with a…

  18. Quincy Jones Video Q&A: The Legend At 80

    March 14, 2013 4:06 PM EDT The maestro looks forward (and back). Q reflects on working with Michael Jackson, Frank Sinatra and more, embracing a milestone birthday while his creativity continues apace. Stop. It’s the one concept Quincy Jones steers clear of while reflecting on his storied career on the eve of his…

  19. 'America Got It Right,' Say 'Idol' Judges: Watch

    March 08, 2013 11:55 AM EST "American Idol" has a new top ten, and no doubt viewers at home have strong opinions on whether the right crop was picked. Billboard caught up with two of the judges on the red carpet last night to glean how they were feeling about the picks. 'American Idol' Top 10…

  20. 'American Idol' Top 10 Chosen, With Few Surprises From Voters

    March 07, 2013 10:30 PM EST Leaving the futures of 20 different singers in the hands of the American voting public can be an overwhelming thought, but America pulled few surprises Thursday night as it voted in the top 10 finalists on "American Idol" 2013. In a setup that involved a long hallway, humongous…

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