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  • 'American Idol' Recap: Eight Is Enough

    'American Idol' Recap: Eight Is Enough | ARTICLE

    Welcome to the most time-killing episode of American Idol yet. While you may have thought yesterday's two-hour, nine-song performance was as far as this show can stretch, you were wrong. Just accept it and move on with...

    March 30, 2012 9:05 AM ET
  • 'American Idol' Recap: Go Your Own Way

    'American Idol' Recap: Go Your Own Way | ARTICLE

    Welcome back to American Idol, where they are still trying to make Tommy Hilfiger happen. The designer gives the top nine contestants a few fashion tips that they promptly ignore because DID YOU SEE WHAT HAPPENED TO...

    March 29, 2012 9:10 AM ET
  • 'American Idol' Recap: Curse of the Makeover

    'American Idol' Recap: Curse of the Makeover | ARTICLE

    Wednesday night we learned a valuable lesson: It's easy to sing Billy Joel badly. Especially when you have never heard a Billy Joel song before because you are a teenager and Billy Joel hasn't produced a hit...

    March 23, 2012 9:25 AM ET
  • 'American Idol' Recap: The Billy Joel Songbook

    'American Idol' Recap: The Billy Joel Songbook | ARTICLE

    This week's episode of Idol is billed as the Top 10 duking it out, and yet the show starts with tears. An entire montage of behind-the-scenes heartache and tear-filled farewells. But these Idol contestants are tough cookies,...

    March 22, 2012 10:36 AM ET
  • 'American Idol' Recap: Results Are In

    'American Idol' Recap: Results Are In | ARTICLE

    After the expulsion of Jermaine Jones from the ranks of American Idol contestants, the fate of the contestants is uncertain. Will someone be eliminated tonight, or will Jermaine's sacrificial stupidity be enough to sate the ratings gods?...

    March 16, 2012 9:05 AM ET
  • 'American Idol' Recap: Not-So-Gentle Giant?

    'American Idol' Recap: Not-So-Gentle Giant? | ARTICLE

    If you're a fan of both American Idol and gossip magazines, you may have already heard some rumors about tonight's episode. But just because the truth is already out there doesn't mean that the producers are going...

    March 15, 2012 9:55 AM ET
  • 'American Idol' Recap: Big Time

    'American Idol' Recap: Big Time | ARTICLE

    It's results night, meaning all the contestants are either on the edge of their seats or harking back to their middle school musical acting lessons, pretending to be on the edge of their seats and humble. Who...

    March 9, 2012 10:25 AM ET
  • 'American Idol' Recap: Whitney vs. Stevie

    'American Idol' Recap: Whitney vs. Stevie | ARTICLE

    Tonight the battle of the sexes is waging live on the stage of American Idol. But instead of getting dolled up in American Gladiator garb and duking it out, the women will sing Whitney Houston's greatest hits...

    March 8, 2012 8:55 AM ET
  • 'American Idol' Recap: Lucky 13

    'American Idol' Recap: Lucky 13 | ARTICLE

    It's the first results show of the 11th season of American Idol. Because the show is whittling the Top 25 to a much more manageable Top 13, we are being forced to watch two hours of Ryan...

    March 2, 2012 9:55 AM ET
  • 'American Idol' Recap: Cheerleaders, Debs and Country Girls

    'American Idol' Recap: Cheerleaders, Debs and Country Girls | ARTICLE

    Welcome back to American Idol! Last night the men delivered a round of mostly lackluster performances, but as you know, girls just want to have fun (and sing Adele, probably), so I had high hopes for tonight....

    March 1, 2012 9:30 AM ET
  • 'American Idol' Recap: Boys Who Love Girls

    'American Idol' Recap: Boys Who Love Girls | ARTICLE

    OK, America, you have to start caring about the 11th season of American Idol starting right . . . now! Tonight the Top 24 performs, only to be culled down to a Top 12 on Thursday, perhaps...

    February 29, 2012 9:14 AM ET
  • Fred Armisen Plays the Hits

    Fred Armisen Plays the Hits | ARTICLE

    I was planning on starting this review by recommending that Fred Armisen speak to his booking agent. The dates of his residency at Brooklyn's Union Pool coincided with the Super Bowl, the Grammys, and, last night, the...

    February 27, 2012 1:15 PM ET
  • 'American Idol' Recap: What Happened in Vegas, Part 4

    'American Idol' Recap: What Happened in Vegas, Part 4 | ARTICLE

    On the last episode, American Idol took two hours of your precious life (or at least mine) to select 14 contestants worthy of being in the Top 24. Today they will choose ten contestants in just one...

    February 24, 2012 9:55 AM ET
  • 'American Idol' Recap: Final Countdown

    'American Idol' Recap: Final Countdown | ARTICLE

    The 11th season of American Idol is soldiering on, and we are now in the final round of the Vegas shows. If the contestants make it through this round, they will move on to the Top 24...

    February 23, 2012 9:40 AM ET
  • 'American Idol' Recap: What Happens in Vegas

    'American Idol' Recap: What Happens in Vegas | ARTICLE

    Welcome back to American Idol. After the slash-and-burn eliminations in Hollywood, there are still 70 wannabe stars remaining. So what lies in store for the singers who are making their way in tour buses to Las Vegas?...

    February 17, 2012 9:40 AM ET
  • 'American Idol' Recap: Still in Hollywood Hell

    'American Idol' Recap: Still in Hollywood Hell | ARTICLE

    Welcome back to American Idol. I know you've been popping Xanax all week due to the overwhelming anxiety of not knowing what happened to the Betties and all the other groups struggling to survive...

    February 16, 2012 12:10 PM ET
  • 'American Idol' Recap: Hollywood Hell Week

    'American Idol' Recap: Hollywood Hell Week | ARTICLE

    Welcome back to American Idol. I know you didn't sleep a wink last night because you were so worried about poor little Symone Black, who was so overcome by nerves or illness or clumsiness that she fell...

    February 10, 2012 11:15 AM ET
  • 'American Idol' Recap: Life and Death in Hollywood

    'American Idol' Recap: Life and Death in Hollywood | ARTICLE

    It's Hollywood week – when the teeming throngs of wannabe superstars have been winnowed down to a single teeming throng of wannabe superstars. There are 309 contestants still in the running to be the...

    February 9, 2012 11:30 AM ET
  • 'American Idol' Recap: Meet Me in St. Louis

    'American Idol' Recap: Meet Me in St. Louis | ARTICLE

    For the last round of auditions before we head to Hollywood, American Idol heads to St. Louis, which apparently has an arch. I don't know, maybe they could show it a few more times so we could...

    February 3, 2012 10:10 AM ET
  • 'American Idol' Recap: Portland Comes Alive

    'American Idol' Recap: Portland Comes Alive | ARTICLE

    Welcome back the eleventh season of American Idol and the eleventy billionth round of auditions. I am slightly (completely) irrationally excited that Idol is visiting my hometown of Portland, Oregon. I am even more excited that Seacrest...

    February 2, 2012 10:30 AM ET
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