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'American Idol' Season 13 Recap: Kristen O'Connor goes home as competition moves to Top 12

Reviews 11:44AM EDT

For once, one of American Idol's weakest singers actually went home on the first night of the show. After season 13's inaugural live show Wednesday night (Feb. 26), the top 13 was whittled down to 12 and wildcard pick Kristen O'Connor was sent packing.READ MORE

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'American Idol' Season 13 Recap: 'This Is Me' Live Show Features Majesty Rose Rising, Malaya Watson Falling Flat

Reviews 23:12PM EDT

American Idol has gone live. On Wednesday night (Feb. 26), the musical reality show mainstay moved on from auditions and Hollywood Week to the real meat: the live competition. In a season with semi-elusive contestants, Idol produces chose this week's theme as "This Is Me," a song that the singers felt described them both as a person and a future recording artist. Let's check out who truly shined and who were a little bleh below.READ MORE

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American Idol Season 13 Recap: Top 13 Includes Show's Strongest Singers In Years... and Kristen O'Connor

Reviews 21:30PM EDT

Welp, American Idol's Top 13 is here. After thousands of singers tried out over weeks of auditions and cuts, the supposed best of the best has been announced and will move on to next week's first official proper live show. Thursday night (Feb. 20), Idol host Ryan Seacrest announced the American picked top 10 in the show's first 10 minutes. For the most part, both the top performing girls and the best boys made it through by America's vote.READ MORE

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'American Idol' Season 13 Recap: The Good, The Bad and The Meh from the Girls Top 10

Genres 22:42PM EDT

American Idol has gone live and the first round went to the ladies on Tuesday night (Feb. 18). Fifteen women entered to the waiting room for the live audience stage, but only 10 got the chance to perform, yet another dramatic twist for Idol's 13th season. As former judge and current mentor Randy Jackson noted, this batch of contestants is a markedly unique and diverse group, and that was clear through the mixed bag performances. So, who was good, who was bad and who was just passable?READ MORE

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'American Idol' Season 13: Top 30 Contestants List

Genres 22:48PM EDT

American Idol is chugging along, ever closer to the live shows. Wednesday night's (Feb. 12) episode saw the first round of contestants moving on to the next round of performances, itching for that audience vote. So, what singers were good enough to make the final cut? Check out the complete list from tonight's show below.READ MORE

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