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'American Idol' Season 15 Recap/Review: Top 24 Revealed as Favorites Move On

It's taken us weeks of auditions and three episodes of the always-fascinating Hollywood Week, but the final top 24 for American Idol is here, and it features all of the familiar faces and fan favorites.

'American Idol' Season 15 Recap/Review: Hollywood Week Solo Rounds Fall to Quick Storytelling

American Idol is careening toward its live shows, with quick editing and pushed up time lines. This couldn't have been made any more clear than during Wednesday night's (Feb. 3) episode, in which the top 75 (or so) singers got to perform solo yet ...

'American Idol' Season 15 Recap/Review: Group Rounds Bring Out the Claws

"It's designed to be brutal," Harry Connick Jr. said about the "infamous" American Idol group rounds. And boy, for the farewell season we got some DRAMA. American Idol oftentimes feels a little more dignified than other reality shows (because of its ...

'American Idol' Season 15 Recap/Review: Hollywood Week Introduces Lines of 10, Massive Cuts

American Idol has been a television institution for 15 years, and all throughout its history, the show has lined up its contestants during the first round of Hollywood Week, made them sing solo in groups of 10 and called the winners out of the line. ...

'American Idol' Season 15 Recap/Review: Auditions End for Good with A Bit of Everything

And that's a wrap on the American Idol auditions - potentially forever. As the TV institution calls it a day, so too must the auditions end. No more "pants on the ground" guys, no more William Hungs, no more Carrie Underwoods and no more snarky ...

'American Idol' Season 15 Recap/Review: Second-to-Last Auditions Bring Back the Magic

American Idol's final auditions are coming to a close, so it only makes sense that the show brings out its big guns. Perhaps this is why, instead of keeping it to one city the producers decided to jump things around, cherry-picking the best of the ...

'American Idol' Season 15 Spoilers: Kelly Clarkson to Guest Judge, Perform in February

American Idol has produced a number of superstars in its 14 years - Carrie Underwood, Adam Lambert, Jordin Sparks - but nobody is quite like the first. And during the show's farewell season, Kelly Clarkson is due to return to FOX as a guest judge and ...

'American Idol' Season 15 Recap/Review: Denver and Little Rock Go Sky High with Talent

American Idol's auditions may have faltered a bit in Philadelphia, with more mediocre singers than memorable ones, but Denver must have been a treasure trove of talent, because (along with Little Rock), the show returned to the Mile-High City on ...

'American Idol' Season 15 Recap/Review: 5 Best Auditions from Mediocre Philadelphia Episode

Philadelphia may be a hot bed for indie rock these days, but the city of Brotherly Love did not fare so well for American Idol. On Wednesday night (Jan. 13), the final season of the show made its way to Philly, and something tells us The State of the ...

'American Idol' Season 15 Recap/Review: Second Auditions Bring Back the Soul, Music

American Idol's premiere week continued on Thursday night (Jan. 7) as the judges and the entire show's cartel moved on to Little Rock and San Francisco. This episode, logically, had less of a nostalgia factor and less hype surrounding it than ...

'American Idol' Season 15 Premiere Ratings: How Many People Watched Denver, Atlanta Auditions?

American Idol's 15th and final season kicked off on Wednesday night (Jan. 6) and the big question on everyone's mind beyond "Will that married couple stay together?" and "Really, how did they get Kanye West to audition?" is how the show did in its ...

Clay Aiken Slams 'American Idol' Judges, Season 15 Premiere as Worse Than a Root Canal

Clay Aiken may have launched to fame on season 2 of American Idol, but he's no longer a big fan of the show. Despite appearing on the season 15 premiere on Wednesday night (Jan. 6) to help with the auditioning process, the "Invisible" singer ...

'American Idol' Season 15 Recap/Review: Top 5 Auditions from Denver and Atlanta Premiere

American Idol's 15th season is officially underway, and the show kicked off with a nostalgic flair that emphasized its own importance throughout American pop culture and the music industry over the last 14 years. Welcoming back alumni like Taylor ...

Adam Lambert Bests Carrie Underwood, Kelly Clarkson for Top-Earning 'American Idol' Alum 2015

American Idol's 15th and final season kicks off tonight (Jan. 6) and in anticipation of the new edition of the long-running FOX reality competition, Forbes has published its list of the biggest earning Idol alumni from 2015. And, in a surprising ...

'American Idol' Season 15 Top 24 Teased with Shadowy 'Best Day of My Life' Performance

The Internet may be buzzing about Kanye West's "Gold Digger" American Idol season 15 audition, but the show is out to find the next musical superstar. One day ahead of the final Idol series kicks off, the FOX show has teased its top 24 in a shadowy ...

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