1. 'Idol' Eliminates Andrew Garcia, Katie Stevens As Lambert Performs

    April 15, 2010 9:38 AM EDT Andrew Garcia didn't have to sweat his fate long on Wednesday's "American Idol" when he was voted off the top-rated singing competition just 15 minutes into the live television broadcast. In a double elimination that capped the contest's "Elvis" week,…

  2. 'American Idol' Top 12 Power Rankings

    March 16, 2010 12:54 PM EDT It's been all fun and games until now, but starting this week "American Idol" gets serious. This Wednesday's eliminations will be the most heartbreaking yet, as the two that are sent home don't get to participate on the "American Idol" tour. Didi Benami…

  3. 'American Idol' Recap: Lilly Scott Changes The Game

    March 03, 2010 9:34 PM EST I cannot even tell you how much I was creeping on Twitter this afternoon trying to find out if Crystal Bowersox had been given the medical OK to perform. With about 10 minutes before showtime, Ryan Seacrest said she had been given the thumb's up - and there was much rejoicing. And she…

  4. 'American Idol' Recap: Crystal Bowersox Shines

    February 24, 2010 1:31 PM EST Billboard's Ann Donahue breaks down every live performance of "American Idol" Season 9, from the top 24 contestants to the last one standing. -- Now this ...is "American Idol." After what seemed like countless audition weeks -- which, to me, put the zzzzz in crazy --…

  5. Post-'Idol,' Brooke White's Got 'High Hopes'

    July 24, 2009 2:20 PM EDT American Idol finalist Brooke White is more than humbled and pleased by the warm reception to her first post-'Idol' album High Hopes & Heartbreak. Though she co-wrote nearly all of the July 21 album's twelve tracks, White says it took plenty of help to bring it to fruition.…

  6. Chart Beat Thursday: Daughtry, Shakira, Black Eyed Peas

    July 23, 2009 3:46 PM EDT DOUBLE DAUGHTRY: Daughtry makes it two-for-two atop the Billboard 200, as its sophomore set, "Leave This Town" arrives at No. 1. Having reigned with its self-titled debut album, Daughtry becomes just the third group in the 2000s to arrive with a pair of No. 1s. An apparent…

  7. Soulja Boy Climbs Hot 100

    March 05, 2009 11:50 AM EST Soulja Boy logs another leap on the Billboard Hot 100 this week with “Kiss Me Thru The Phone,” which jumps from No. 9 to No. 4 and earns the week’s biggest airplay gainer title. “Kiss Me Thru the Phone” was last week’s greatest digital gainer, but this week that honor goes to “Jai Ho! (You…

  8. Idols Live / July 31, 2008 / Newark, N.J. (Prudential Center)

    August 11, 2008 12:00 AM EDT There couldn't be a better mantra than "practice makes perfect" for the "American Idol" contestants. Although these kids are a far cry from perfection, by the time the top 10 head out on tour after th There couldn't be a better mantra than "practice makes…

  9. David Cook Triumphs On 'American Idol'

    May 22, 2008 12:00 AM EDT Amid deafening applause, David Cook was crowned the seventh "American Idol" last night (May 21) at Los Angeles' Nokia Theatre. The 25-year-old Blue Springs, Mo., native earned 56% of the record 97.5 m Amid deafening applause, David Cook was crowned the seventh "American…

  10. The Billboard Q&A: 'American Idol' Top 10

    May 20, 2008 12:00 AM EDT As season seven draws to a close on May 21, Billboard.com pulls aside each of the top 10 finalists for a bit of history, reflection on their AI experience and each contestant's hopes and dreams for th As season seven draws to a close on May 21, Billboard.com's Fred Bronson got the…

  11. The Billboard Q&A: Brooke White, Michael Johns, Carly Smithson

    May 15, 2008 12:00 AM EDT Billboard.com turns to more "American Idol" season seven finalists – Michael Johns, Brooke White and Carly Smithson -- for some thoughts on what lies ahead of them, despite no longer being part of t Only one short week away from the final show-down of "American Idol," but…

  12. The Billboard Q&A: Brooke White From 'American Idol'

    May 15, 2008 12:00 AM EDT From smiles to tears and everything in between, Brooke White was one of the most emotionally charismatic finalists on "American Idol" this season. Billboard chatted with the Arizona native about her m From smiles to tears and everything in between, Brooke White was one of the most…

  13. Brooke White Axed From 'American Idol' Finals

    April 30, 2008 12:00 AM EDT After weeks of attempting to overcome her nerves, "American Idol" finalist Brooke White was eliminated from the show last night. Four contestants live on after each took on the songs of Neil Diamond t After weeks of attempting to overcome her nerves, "American Idol"…

  14. Carly Smithson Voted Off 'American Idol'

    April 24, 2008 12:00 AM EDT The songs of Andrew Lloyd Webber weren't the only theatrics on "American Idol" this week, as tattooed finalist Carly Smithson was booted from the show last night (April 23). The songs of Andrew Lloyd Webber weren't the only theatrics on "American Idol" this week,…

  15. Kristy Lee Cook Voted Off 'American Idol'

    April 17, 2008 12:00 AM EDT The "American Idol" competition was narrowed down to six remaining hopefuls Wednesday (April 16) after Kristy Lee Cook was voted home. The 24-year-old native of Selma, Ore.'s country charm helped her The "American Idol" competition was narrowed down to six remaining…

  16. 'Idol' Download Rankings Appear On iTunes

    April 02, 2008 12:00 AM EDT Looking for a spoiler for "American Idol" tonight? Go to the iTunes Music Store. Looking for a spoiler for "American Idol" tonight? Go to the iTunes Music Store. As of 4 p.m. PT, the pre-orders for the studio session downloads of the top 9 "Idol" contestants'…

  17. 'American Idol' Whittles Down To Final 12

    March 07, 2008 12:00 AM EST The top 12 "American Idol" finalists include an actress, a "Star Search" champion, an Australian, a male stripper and someone who already recorded a debut album. The top 12 "American Idol" finalists include an actress, a "Star Search" champion, an…

  18. Top 24 Contestants Set For 'American Idol'

    February 14, 2008 12:00 AM EST The tears flowed on "American Idol" last night (Feb. 13) as the show trimmed the competition to 24 semifinalists. The tears flowed on "American Idol" last night (Feb. 13) as the show trimmed the competition to 24 semifinalists. They were mostly happy tears for the 12 guys…