1. American Idols Live! / July 1, 2010 / Auburn Hills, Mich. (Palace of Auburn Hills)

    July 02, 2010 10:25 AM EDT 0 0 0 Coming off a ratings-challenged season that faced harsh criticism of its talent and failed to produce a substantial hit for either of its top two finishers, the American Idols Live! Tour 2010 hit the road Thursday night (July 1) with perhaps somethi ...

  2. Videos of the Week: Carrie Underwood's 'Undo It,' Bieber's German Confusion, 'DWTS' Goes Gaga

    May 07, 2010 3:32 PM EDT 0 0 0 In this week's top 10 videos that had everyone buzzing: Carrie Underwood debuts her "Undo It" video, Justin Bieber is stumped by German, Christina Aguilera fans fight back, "Dancing with the Stars" gives an awkward tribute t ...

  3. 'American Idol' Cuts Aaron Kelly, Lady Gaga Performs 'Alejandro'

    May 05, 2010 10:25 PM EDT 0 0 0 Shooting for the moon didn't turn out so well for "American Idol" finalist Aaron Kelly, who was eliminated from the singing competition on Wednesday (May 5), leaving Lee DeWyze, Crystal Bowersox, Casey James, and Michael Lynche as the ...

  4. 'American Idol' Recap: Clouds Gather For Casey James After "Blue Skies"

    May 04, 2010 9:20 PM EDT 0 0 0 I'm looking forward to Frank Sinatra night -- not just because it's mentored by the awesome Harry Connick Jr. , but because the retro/big band theme nights generally give someone unexpected a chance to shine. (Howdy, Kelly Clarkson !) I al ...

  5. 'American Idols Live! 2010' Tour Dates Announced

    April 28, 2010 1:45 PM EDT 0 0 0 By the time the tour kicks off this summer, one of the 10 "American Idol" finalists will have been crowned the winner, but the entire bunch will hit the road on the "American Idols Live! 2010" tour, it was announced today (Apr. 2 ...

  6. 'American Idol' Recap: Big Mike Shines on Shania Twain Night

    April 28, 2010 1:00 AM EDT 0 0 0 S hania Twain returns as a mentor and specifically to console me that John Park chose such a woofy group of songs in the early rounds, thereby hastening his exit. The Top 6 will perform Shania's catalogue in a twist on country night, presenting ...

  7. Elton John, Black Eyed Peas Perform on Star-Studded 'Idol Gives Back

    April 22, 2010 9:46 AM EDT 0 0 0 E lton John , Alici a Keys , Carrie Underwood , the Black Eyed Peas and other music stars took the stage for Wednesday night's "Idol Gives Back" (Apr. 21), a fund-raising special benefiting children's, hunger and health charities ...

  8. Tim Urban Eliminated on 'Idol Gives Back' Night

    April 21, 2010 10:38 PM EDT 0 0 0 Tim Urban is "Teflon Tim" no longer, as the "American Idol" hopeful was eliminated during Wednesday night's star-studded, "Idol Gives Back" charity episode (Apr. 21). "We'll miss you buddy," host Rya ...

  9. 'American Idol' Recap: Crystal Bowersox and Lee DeWyze Inspire; The Rest Backfire

    April 20, 2010 7:57 PM EDT 0 0 0 It's "Idol Gives Back" week, and it appears as though they're going to do the bootings this week as part of the ginormo charity extravaganza Wednesday night. Because there's nothing like comparing heart-rending scenes of act ...

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

    April 15, 2010 9:38 AM EDT 0 0 0 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 c ...

  11. Michael Lynche Saved by 'American Idol' Judges in Shocking Results Show

    April 07, 2010 10:32 PM EDT 0 0 0 Michael Lynche will live to sing on "American Idol" another week, thanks to Wednesday night's (Apr. 7) surprising results show that saw the 26-year-old New York native -- and one of the presumed favorites of the season -- saved from n ...

  12. 'American Idol' Eliminates Didi Benami, Top 9 To Perform Lennon & McCartney Hits

    March 31, 2010 10:14 PM EDT 0 0 0 Didi Benami has a reason to be brokenhearted on "American Idol." The 23-year-old waitress from Los Angeles was eliminated from the ninth season of the Fox singing competition Wednesday. Benami, who was panned for her overdramatic rendition ...

  13. 'American Idol' Recap: Idols Take on Billboard No. 1s

    March 24, 2010 12:00 AM EDT 0 0 0 Wooo! Billboard No. 1s is the theme this week! The "AI" behind-the-scenes people have been running around our offices this week -- alas, no Miley Cyrus sightings, though. Let's get to it. Oh wait, let's get to it after 10 minutes ...

  14. Lacey Brown First to Go on 'American Idol'

    March 17, 2010 10:43 PM EDT 0 0 0 Lacey Brown is down and out on "American Idol." The 24-year-old event coordinator from Amarillo, Texas, was the first finalist eliminated from the ninth season of the Fox singing competition Wednesday. Brown, who turned in a lackluster ren ...

  15. 'American Idol' Recap: Aaron Kelly Brings It With the Rolling Stones' 'Angie'

    March 16, 2010 11:00 PM EDT 0 0 0 First off, let me get my predictions out of the way before the show starts so you can come back and cheer me or mock me afterwards. If you want to see my psychic link with Simon Cowell informed opinions on how the remaining "Idol" contesta ...

  16. 'American Idol' Reveals Surprising Top 12 Results

    March 11, 2010 9:52 PM EST 0 0 0 As "American Idol" prepared to unveil its top 12 finalists, host Ryan Seacrest warned viewers, "We could be in for a surprise or two." He should have said three or four. Lilly Scott, Alex Lambert, Katelyn Epperly and Todrick Hall ...

  17. 'American Idol' Recap: 'Love' Is The Answer For Todrick Hall

    March 10, 2010 8:19 PM EST 0 0 0 Billboard's Ann Donahue breaks down every live performance of "American Idol" Season 9, from the top 24 contestants to the last one standing. --- I have to say, the song spoilers that leaked this afternoon made me super excited for to ...

  18. 'American Idol' Recap: Tim Urban Mounts A Comeback

    March 02, 2010 11:00 PM EST 0 0 0 Billboard's Ann Donahue breaks down every live performance of "American Idol" Season 9, from the top 24 contestants to the last one standing. -- Ryan Seacrest begins the evening on a weird note, mentioning Crystal Bowersox's inab ...

  19. 'American Idol' Recap: Michael Lynche Can't Salvage Sub-Par Night

    February 25, 2010 1:53 AM EST 0 0 0 Billboard's Ann Donahue breaks down every live performance of "American Idol" Season 9, from the top 24 contestants to the last one standing. -- When Simon Cowell said before this week's performances that he thought a woman was g ...

  20. 'American Idol' Top 24 Revealed

    February 18, 2010 8:20 AM EST 0 0 0 "American Idol" revealed the remaining 17 of its top 24 season nine contestants on Wednesday night (Feb. 17), following the previous night's unveiling of the first seven finalists and capping off over a month of audition rounds. One b ...