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  • 'American Idol' Recap: Robbie Got Robbed

    'American Idol' Recap: Robbie Got Robbed | ARTICLE

    Poor Robbie Rosen. Last night he was always the friend, never the boyfriend. And it was all by design. The first sour note struck with Ryan's...

    March 4, 2011 9:10 AM ET
  • 'American Idol' Recap: Girls, Girls, Girls

    'American Idol' Recap: Girls, Girls, Girls | ARTICLE

    Last night, in the whirl of graphics that starts out every dream parade, a virtual cone unpeeled to reveal a virtual American Idol – an androgynous...

    March 3, 2011 8:55 AM ET
  • 'American Idol' Recap: The Top 24 Are Here!

    'American Idol' Recap: The Top 24 Are Here! | ARTICLE

    American Idol's Top 24: top row (L-R) Kendra Chantelle, Jovani Barreto, Lauren Turner, Casey Abrams, Tatynisa Wilson, James Durbin, Karen Rodriguez, Jacob Lusk, Lauren Alaina, Thia Megia, Scott...

    February 25, 2011 8:42 AM ET
  • 'American Idol' Recap: An Equal and Opposite Reaction

    'American Idol' Recap: An Equal and Opposite Reaction | ARTICLE

    The two singers who've held on for all the wrong reasons finally got the shaft last night. Surprisingly, Ashley Sullivan's exit wasn't the train wreck. Chris Medina was also sent on his way last night. Idol...

    February 24, 2011 9:55 AM ET
  •  'American Idol' Recap: And Then There Were Fifty

    'American Idol' Recap: And Then There Were Fifty | ARTICLE

    How far we've come! From the oddly-specific number of 327 singers to the also not round 168, we finally reached a logical base in Hollywood last night: 100 dream workers in the dream factory. It didn't seem...

    February 18, 2011 12:17 PM ET
  • 'American Idol' Recap: The Tears of Children

    'American Idol' Recap: The Tears of Children | ARTICLE

    Oh, Idol. Why must you aim a magnifying glass at your ant people and watch them burn? Last night's group tryouts were the most orchestrated, gleeful bout of torture so far. It all started with a sudden...

    February 17, 2011 8:50 AM ET
  • 'American Idol' Recap: Everyone's Amazing

    'American Idol' Recap: Everyone's Amazing | ARTICLE

    Basically, if they'd been featured before, they got in. Jacee Badeaux, the young'un with a voice like a thousand cherubim: in. Raving Liza Minnelli fan: in. The British wisp from Austin even made it, dry-eyed and resolute....

    February 11, 2011 10:14 AM ET
  • 'American Idol' Recap: Steven Tyler Smackdown

    'American Idol' Recap: Steven Tyler Smackdown | ARTICLE

    Up until now, we've known what to expect from Steven Tyler. Sure, he has a thing for way too young girls. And he invades personal space, even if that person's in a wheelchair. Sometimes he strips off...

    February 10, 2011 8:47 AM ET
  • 'American Idol' Recap: A Perfect Storm

    'American Idol' Recap: A Perfect Storm | ARTICLE

    Was it L.A.? That's what the judges said, that delusion and talent run especially deep in the City of Angels. Whatever the reason, this was Idol at its best, equal doses strange and wondrous with zero sap...

    February 4, 2011 8:58 AM ET
  • 'American Idol' Recap: Texas Is for Lovers

    'American Idol' Recap: Texas Is for Lovers | ARTICLE

    Love was in the air last night, but it was hard to trust. One girl made a show of wanting to marry Ryan Seacrest. Nothing unexpected there, except she wept and carried on with a glint...

    February 3, 2011 8:36 AM ET
  • 'American Idol' Recap: Much Mediocrity – and 'The One'

    'American Idol' Recap: Much Mediocrity – and 'The One' | ARTICLE

    Randy sure is trying to be mean. First there was that distressingly happy girl with the upswing in her voice that made it sound like she was always asking a question. Randy told her she'd never make...

    January 28, 2011 12:17 PM ET
  • 'American Idol' Recap: Younger, Better, Faster, Stronger

    'American Idol' Recap: Younger, Better, Faster, Stronger | ARTICLE

    Youth was a big theme in last night's Idol, with Justin Bieber blamed for messing with the curve for aspiring superstars. Now even babies should hope to go platinum! Out trotted 15-year-old Emma Henry, whose shaky...

    January 27, 2011 8:41 AM ET
  • 'American Idol' Recap: Are the Judges Already Losing It?

    'American Idol' Recap: Are the Judges Already Losing It? | ARTICLE

    With only an hour to showcase their talents, American Idol's loudest stars outdid themselves in making their characters known. Below, a breakdown: S.Tyler was as high in the second installment of American Idol as he was the night...

    January 21, 2011 8:49 AM ET
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