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Quentin Alexander of 'American Idol' Season 14

Quentin Alexander of 'American Idol' Season 14 Opens Up About Harry Connick Jr., Controversial Elimination

Buzz 08:56AM EDT

Quentin Alexander may have been voted off American Idol season 14 in what seemed like shady circumstances, but the inventive New Orleans singer isn't letting it faze him. In a new interview, he's opening up about his mini-battle with judge Harry Connick Jr., his exit from the show and whether or not the producers played the role.READ MORE

Quentin Alexander

'American Idol' Contestants React to Quentin Alexander's Outburst [WATCH]

Buzz 11:51AM EDT

There were a few tense moments last night, April 15, on American Idol involving Quentin Alexander. The contestant was unhappy to see Joey Cook and Rayvon Owen have to go up against one another in the final minutes of the show, so he shared his thoughts. Judge Harry Connick Jr. didn't take kindly to the remarks, which were later clarified by Alexander during the show. Billboard caught up with a few of the contestants afterwards to get their take on what happened.READ MORE

Scott Borchetta (left) with the American Idol judges

'American Idol' Season 14 Recap & Review: Quentin Alexander Speaks Out & Rayvon Owen is Saved Again for Top 6

Tv/Film 22:13PM EDT

Man oh man, this episode of American Idol. Tonight (April 15), the top seven performed and were slimmed down to the top six - but it could not have been that simple. There were so-so performances, so much drama from Quentin Alexander and Harry Connick Jr. (that you'll be talking about for days) and, somehow, Rayvon Owen got the Twitter save for the third week in a row.READ MORE

The American Idol contestants

'American Idol' Season 14 Recap & Review: Iggy Azalea, Jason Derulo Perform and Qaasim Exits

Tv/Film 22:24PM EDT

Last week's big moment on American Idol came when the youngest contestant, Daniel Seavey, lost the Twitter Fan Save to Rayvon Owen. Things are starting to get serious considering the fact that Seavey had been a fan favorite since his first audition. Keith Urban, Jennifer Lopez and Harry Connick Jr. gave what advice they could tonight, April 8, but it didn't matter for one unlucky singer.READ MORE

Kelly Clarkson

'American Idol' Season 14 Recap & Review: Kelly Clarkson Honored and Daniel Seavey Heads Home

Buzz 22:17PM EDT

The contestants tonight, April 1, were charged with a big task: Sing the tunes of American Idol's godmother, Kelly Clarkson. If that wasn't reason enough for the Idol faithful to get excited, Ryan Seacrest also promised a new twist in the competition. Harry Connick Jr., Jennifer Lopez and Keith Urban settled in for what turned out to be a night of impressive vocals.READ MORE

Jax

'American Idol' Season 14 Recap & Review: Adanna Duru and Maddie Walker Head Home on 1980s Night

Tv/Film 22:14PM EDT

The Top 11 made it through to another week which means tonight was the end of the line for two contestants. Jennifer Lopez, Keith Urban and Harry Connick Jr. saved Qaasim Middleton last week after a strong performance of "Come Together." This week, the singer's tried their luck at tunes from the 1980s, which proved to be a difficult decade for the young crew.READ MORE

Scott Borchetta (left) with the American Idol judges

'American Idol' Qaasim Middleton Save: Scott Borchetta Says Judges May Regret Using It Last Week

Buzz 15:00PM EDT

The judges on American Idol - Jennifer Lopez, Keith Urban and Harry Connick Jr. - used their one "save" of the season to keep the eccentric performer Qaasim Middleton in the competition last week. Mentor Scott Borchetta told Taste of Country that the panel may end up regretting that decision. The Big Machine label head was not putting down Middleton's talent, though. He just thought it was a little early in the show to use the save.READ MORE

Tyanna Jones

'American Idol' Season 14 Recap & Review: Sarina-Joi Crowe Exits and the Top 11 Move On

Buzz 22:16PM EDT

The pressure is on. American Idol is entering a long stretch where the results and performances will be rolled into one, two-hour show. That means more commercials and more Jennifer Lopez, Harry Connick Jr. and Keith Urban. However, it also means more performances by Season 14's best contestants.READ MORE

Quentin Alexander

'American Idol' Season 14 Recap & Review: The Top 12 is Revealed — Did Your Favorite Make It?

Buzz 21:31PM EDT

After a strong showing in Detroit, the American Idol crew returned to Hollywood to determine who would make Season 14's Top 12. Jennifer Lopez, Harry Connick Jr. and Keith Urban were back in the mix as they would be choosing the final two contestants to advance. The competition is heating up, ladies and gents.READ MORE

Jax

'American Idol' Season 14 Recap & Review: Shi Scott and Three Other Ladies Head Home While the Top Eight Perform

Buzz 21:44PM EDT

The American Idol crew was in Detroit for the final night this episode to see which eight young ladies would be moving on in the competition. Jennifer Lopez, Keith Urban and Harry Connick Jr. were treated to another batch of Motown tunes tonight, Mar. 5. We'll have to wait until next week's return to Hollywood to see what the contestants will be singing.READ MORE

Keith Urban, Jennifer Lopez, Ryan Seacrest, and Harry Connick Jr.

'American Idol' Season 14 Recap & Review: Four Guys Go Home and the Top Eight Perform Motown Classics

Buzz 21:19PM EDT

Tonight's, Mar. 4, episode of American Idol saw the departure of four gentlemen, bringing the male side down to eight. By the end of tomorrow's ep, there will be a total of 16 contestants who will battle for the top spot. Jennifer Lopez, Keith Urban and Harry Connick Jr. had a few words of advice for the guys who made it through, but, for the most part, each contestant showed why they deserved a spot.READ MORE

The Judges and Ryan Seacrest

'American Idol' Season 14 Recap & Review: Top 12 Girls Ranked Worst to Best from Detroit

Buzz 21:26PM EDT

The guys brought the house down at The Fillmore in Detroit last night, Feb. 27, with an extremely competitive first round of live performances. Qaasim Middleton and Quentin Alexander were two standouts from the evening. The ladies displayed their talents tonight and brought just as much energy and precision to the show. Jennifer Lopez, Harry Connick Jr. and Keith Urban were again blown away by this American Idol class of singers.READ MORE

The judges

'American Idol' Season 14 Recap & Review: Top 12 Guys Ranked Worst to Best from Detroit

Buzz 21:28PM EDT

American Idol traveled from Hollywood to Detroit in order to kick off the live performances. The gentlemen started the week at The Fillmore, serenading Jennifer Lopez, Keith Urban, Harry Connick Jr., and an excited crowd of fans. The performances ranged from soulful to safe while America decided who would be the next contestants to exit the competition.READ MORE

Adam Ezegelian

'American Idol' Season 14 Recap & Review: The Top 24 is Revealed - Did Your Favorite Make the Cut?

Tv/Film 21:36PM EDT

"Phenomenal singers are going home today," Jennifer Lopez said to open tonight's, Feb. 19, final American Idol judgement episode to decide the Top 24. She wasn't kidding either. The group of 23 remaining contestants was cut in half to round out next week's crew of live performers. Harry Connick Jr., Keith Urban and J. Lo have been shelling out some solid advice, but for some it was "better luck next time."READ MORE

The Idol judges

'American Idol' Season 14 Recap & Review: Contestants Get Ready for the Final Judgment After House of Blues Gigs

Buzz 21:55PM EDT

The final judgment is here. After a stressful and sleepless Hollywood round last week on American Idol, 48 contestants performed at The House of Blues in front of a live audience. Harry Connick Jr., Jennifer Lopez and Keith Urban watched from a far, and this time around there was no immediate critique or praise. The judgment came later, and it was the most nerve-racking encounter with the judges yet.READ MORE

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