1. 'American Idol' Group Round: Not for the Faint of Heart

    February 16, 2012 11:45 AM EST 0 0 0 Finally, some singing! Following the most disease-stricken episode "Idol" has ever seen , the show returned Wednesday (Feb. 15) with that all-important element that sets this competition apart from, say, a straight-up reality show: talent. ...

  2. 'American Idol' Keeps Portland Weird at Auditions

    February 02, 2012 10:55 AM EST 0 0 0 There's a popular phrase in Portland -- evidenced by a number of signs found across the city -- bearing the saying "Keep Portland Weird." Wednesday night's "Idol" auditions, for the most part, did that motto proud. It w ...

  3. 5 Reasons Scotty McCreery Will Win 'American Idol'

    May 25, 2011 3:15 PM EDT 0 0 0 Lauren Alaina picked up some momentum during the final performance night on Tuesday, but the glitter won't be raining down on her during tonight's finale. Here are five reasons why Scotty McCreery is a lock to win: PHOTOS: Scotty McCreery& ...

  4. 'American Idol' Awards: The Best & Worst of Season 10

    May 24, 2011 6:30 PM EDT 0 0 0 Fellow "American Idol" fans: We've spent four months and countless hours obsessing over the biggest show on TV -- that's right, the same show that everyone said was dead last May! -- but alas, it's time to put another season ...

  5. 'Idol' Finalist Jacob Lusk: Jimmy Iovine's Negative Feedback 'Definitely Hurts'

    May 06, 2011 3:01 PM EDT 0 0 0 That "Lusky Stank" could no longer save him from elimination . On last night's (May 5) "American Idol," Jacob Lusk was eliminated from the top five following his ill-received performance of Jordin Sparks and Chris Brown' ...

  6. Lady Gaga To Mentor 'American Idol' Finalists

    May 06, 2011 12:35 PM EDT 0 0 0 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 Stoll ...

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

    May 05, 2011 10:44 PM EDT 0 0 0 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 "Lov ...

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

    April 29, 2011 2:45 PM EDT 0 0 0 "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 j ...

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

    April 28, 2011 9:50 PM EDT 0 0 0 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 R ...

  10. 'American Idol' Season 10 Tour Dates Announced

    April 28, 2011 1:35 PM EDT 0 0 0 "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. ...

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

    April 27, 2011 11:30 PM EDT 0 0 0 "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' ...

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

    April 22, 2011 11:27 AM EDT 0 0 0 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 singl ...

  13. Stefano Langone Booted on 'American Idol,' Katy Perry & Kanye Perform

    April 21, 2011 10:17 PM EDT 0 0 0 Stefano Langone sang his swan song on tonight's (Apr. 21) "American Idol," as the singer, who's been on the chopping block repeatedly, was eliminated from the competition. After 52 million votes were counted, according to host Ry ...

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

    April 14, 2011 10:09 PM EDT 0 0 0 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 ...

  15. Pia Toscano Voted Off 'American Idol' in Shock Elimination

    April 07, 2011 9:24 PM EDT 0 0 0 "American Idol" favorite Pia Toscano was voted off the competition Thursday night (April 7), in a shocking elimination episode that left her fellow contestants distraught and the judges vocally expressing their dismay. "I have no idea ...

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

    April 07, 2011 12:30 AM EDT 0 0 0 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 h ...

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

    March 31, 2011 9:56 PM EDT 0 0 0 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 ...

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

    March 25, 2011 6:35 PM EDT 0 0 0 Ask Billboard is updated every Friday. As always, submit your questions about Billboard charts, sales and airplay, as well as general music musings, to askbb@billboard.com . Please include your first and last name, as well as your city, state and co ...

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

    March 11, 2011 4:55 PM EST 0 0 0 Ask Billboard is updated every Friday. As always, submit your questions about Billboard charts, sales and airplay, as well as general music musings, to askbb@billboard.com . Please include your first and last name, as well as your city, state and co ...

  20. 'American Idol' Music Should 'Support the Singers,' Says Bandleader Ray Chew

    March 09, 2011 4:11 PM EST 0 0 0 The final 13 "American Idol" contestants got their first chance to work with Jimmy Iovine's stable of top-name producers last week, and on the episode airing tonight (Mar. 9), they sang songs by their own personal "idols." P ...

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

    March 03, 2011 11:10 PM EST 0 0 0 "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: ...

  22. 'American Idol' Top 24 Revealed

    February 24, 2011 11:56 PM EST 0 0 0 "American Idol" season 10 finally has its top 24. After weeks of auditions and a drama-filled Hollywood round, judges Steven Tyler , Jennifer Lopez and Randy Jackson unveiled the two dozen finalists who will face off for fans' votes s ...

  23. 'American Idol' Top 24 Reveal Kicks Off After Mixed Beatles Auditions

    February 24, 2011 9:31 AM EST 0 0 0 The season 10 contenders still standing all boarded a bus bound for Vegas on Wednesday night's episode. Their first stop: Cirque Du Soleil's Love stage, where all 61 hopefuls were tested on their Beatles prowess (many failed), and later, a ...

  24. 'American Idol' Top 5 Beatles Performances, from Paul McDonald to Haley Reinhart

    February 24, 2011 9:00 AM EST 0 0 0 The second hour of last night's "American Idol" was full of dramatic pauses and sweaty palms, as Steven Tyler , Randy Jackson and Jennifer Lopez began deciding who was going into the Top 24. Fortunately, the first hour of the episode ...

  25. Hollywood Week Heats Up 'American Idol' With Dreaded Elimination Rooms

    February 18, 2011 8:30 AM EST 0 0 0 Part three of Hollywood Week on "American Idol," which aired last night (Feb. 17), began dramatically enough, with Steven Tyler, Jennifer Lopez and Randy Jackson "laying it all out on the table" in the form of a final judgment to ...

  26. 'American Idol' Top 5 Hollywood Auditions, from Casey Abrams to Ashton Jones

    February 17, 2011 11:16 PM EST 0 0 0 After a drama-filled group round last night in "Hollywood," the remaining "American Idol" hopefuls were narrowed down from 100 to 60 with their final solo auditions. It was a solid night all around, with Casey Abrams and John Way ...