1. 'American Idol': Lady Gaga Mentors the Top 4, Haley Gets 'Reinharted'

    May 12, 2011 1:17 AM EDT "You never know what to expect from Lady Gaga ." That was James Durbin -- tonight's opener and closer on "American Idol" top 4 performance night -- admitting that he was a little bit anxious before meeting the round two mentor, the Mother Monster herself. Gaga…

  2. Adele's 'Rolling in the Deep' Tops Hot 100

    May 11, 2011 12:25 PM EDT A dele ascends to her first No. 1 on the Billboard Hot 100, to be released tomorrow (May 12) on Billboard.com, as "Rolling in the Deep" rises 2-1. The song concurrently reaches the summit on Digital Songs (2-1), despite a 2% decline to 294,000 copies sold, according to Nielsen…

  3. Lady Gaga To Mentor 'American Idol' Finalists

    May 06, 2011 12:35 PM EDT L ady Gaga is coming to "American Idol." The Grammy-winning singer will mentor the final four contestants on the May 11 episode. James Durbin, Scotty McCreery, Haley Reinhart and Lauren Alaina will perform songs written by Leiber and Stoller, who wrote most of Elvis Presley 's…

  4. Jacob Lusk Voted Off 'American Idol,' J.Lo & Lady Antebellum Perform

    May 05, 2011 10:44 PM EDT On tonight's (May 5) "American Idol," gospel and R&B singer Jacob Lusk was eliminated from the competition, which is now down to its top four contestants. Lusk was eliminated following his performances of Nazareth's "Love Hurts" and Jordin Sparks and Chris…

  5. Casey Abrams Denies Dating Fellow 'Idol' Singer Haley Reinhart

    April 29, 2011 2:45 PM EDT "American Idol" lost one of its most unique voices during the elimination episode last night (Apr. 28), as Casey Abrams received the least votes and was sent packing. After the judges used their only save of the season on the growl-happy jazz musician five weeks earlier, Abrams bid…

  6. Casey Abrams Voted Off 'American Idol,' Bruno Mars Performs

    April 28, 2011 9:50 PM EDT After being dramatically saved by the judges five weeks ago, Casey Abrams was voted off "American Idol" on the elimination episode tonight (Apr. 28). Season 10's Top 5 contestants -- Scotty McCreery, Lauren Alaina, Jacob Lusk, Haley Reinhart and James Durbin -- remain and will…

  7. Adam Lambert Calls 'Idol' Hopeful Haley Reinhart 'Top-Notch'

    April 28, 2011 2:45 PM EDT "American Idol" Season 8 runner-up Adam Lambert was never one to soft-pedal -- not when it came to his performances on the show or his opinions on everything from drugs to sexuality to Lady Gaga . It's one of the many reasons we love him. And as season 10 winds down, Adam…

  8. 'American Idol' Season 10 Tour Dates Announced

    April 28, 2011 1:35 PM EDT "American Idol" season 10 is gearing up to take the show on the road this summer. The "American Idols Live!" tour kicks off July 6 in West Valley City, Utah and will hit 45 dates before wrapping up September 9, in Rochester, N.Y., it was announced today (Apr. 28). Featured…

  9. 'American Idol': James Durbin, Scotty McCreery Spring Forward on Carole King Night

    April 27, 2011 11:30 PM EDT "American Idol" claimed its relevancy last week with a "Songs from the 21st Century" theme, but tonight, the show decided to hop back in the Delorean and dig into the catalog of classic pop songwriter Carole King . Now, don't get me wrong -- I love Carole King's…

  10. Stefano Langone: 'It's Hard to Really Show Your Chops' on 'Idol'

    April 22, 2011 2:41 PM EDT Stefano Langone may have been eliminated on last night's (Apr. 21) "American Idol," but 22-year-old Seattle crooner assures fans that he's just getting started -- and that he barely showed off his talents on the show. Video: Stefano Langone is eliminated from "…

  11. 'American Idol': 25 Things You Didn't See on TV

    April 22, 2011 11:27 AM EDT The Top 7 elimination episode was an emotional roller coaster if ever there was one -- from the exuberance that comes with hearing a Coldplay song on the "American Idol" stage to the highly anticipated debut of David Cook 's new single (score!) to the sad reality that somebody…

  12. Paul McDonald Voted Off 'American Idol,' Kelly Clarkson Returns

    April 14, 2011 10:09 PM EDT On tonight's (Apr. 14) "American Idol," Nashville-based rock singer-songwriter Paul McDonald became the first male contestant eliminated from show's tenth season since fan voting began last month. 'American Idol': Jacob Lusk Stays Out of Trouble, Lauren Alaina…

  13. 'American Idol': Paul McDonald Goes Crazy for Johnny Cash on Rock Night

    April 07, 2011 12:30 AM EDT The tone for this oh-so-strange, rock-themed "American Idol" performance night was set from minute one by Steven Tyler , who kissed his own wax bust in the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame and alluded, we assume, to smoking purple haze. (After he told the god-awful "Band on the Run…

  14. Naima Adedapo, Thia Megia Voted Off 'American Idol'

    March 31, 2011 9:56 PM EDT While last week's "American Idol" elimination saw Casey Abrams saved by the judges , tonight's (Mar. 31) episode sent two contestants packing, with nine remaining. 'American Idol': Hailey Reinhart, Stefano Langone Nail Elton John Classics The show's pattern…

  15. Ask Billboard: They Write The Songs (And Sing Them, Too)

    March 25, 2011 6:35 PM EDT Ask Billboard is updated every Friday. As always, submit your questions about Billboard charts, sales and airplay, as well as general music musings, to [email protected] . Please include your first and last name, as well as your city, state and country, if outside the U.S. THEY WRITE THE…

  16. Casey Abrams Saved by Judges on 'American Idol'

    March 24, 2011 10:01 PM EDT While fans expected one contestant to be sent packing on tonight's (Mar. 24) "American Idol" elimination, the episode's outcome was more about coming than going. All 11 contestants will be joining the "American Idol" tour this summer -- including unlikely sex…

  17. Karen Rodriguez Voted Off 'American Idol,' Top 11 Remain

    March 17, 2011 9:50 PM EDT After once again being voted into the "American Idol" bottom three alongside two female singers, Karen Rodriguez could not survive this week's competition and was voted off during the elimination episode on Fox tonight (Mar. 17). Haley Reinhart and Naima Adedapo joined…

  18. Ask Billboard: The Most-Played Former Hot 100 No. 1s

    March 11, 2011 4:55 PM EST Ask Billboard is updated every Friday. As always, submit your questions about Billboard charts, sales and airplay, as well as general music musings, to [email protected] . Please include your first and last name, as well as your city, state and country, if outside the U.S. THE MOST-PLAYED…

  19. Adam Lambert Promises 'Less Campy, More Primal' New Album

    March 11, 2011 2:15 PM EST A dam Lambert made his "American Idol" return on Thursday with several purposes: to promote his latest anthem, "Aftermath," recently released as a dance remix; to help the Trevor Project, which provides a life-line to LGBTQ kids (part of the proceeds from download sales of…

  20. 'American Idol' Reveals Top 13 Finalists of Season 10

    March 03, 2011 11:10 PM EST "American Idol" revealed its Top 13 contestants of Season 10 on Thursday night (Mar. 2), as the judges added three wild card picks -- Stefano Langone, Ashton Jones and Naima Adedapo -- to the 10 finalists chosen by voters at home. PHOTOS: 'AMERICAN IDOL' TOP 13 Scotty…

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