"American Idols Live!"
Prudential Center in Newark
Saturday, August 8
The Top 10 American Idol contestants of Season 8 came to Newark, New Jersey on Saturday night. That meant lots of "Whattup New-ARK!"s and "I've always dreamed of performing in Jersey" announcements from the oh-so-sincere singer ... More >>
The only intrigue raised by last night's uneventful competition night of the finale was how in the world Cathy Dennis, who wrote the wonderful "Toxic" and "Can't Get You Out of My Head," collaborated with Kara DioGuardi on the awful new Idol winner's anthem, "No Boundaries." Winner ... More >>
CR: Ray Mickshaw / FOXL-R: Danny Gokey, Adam Lambert, Kris Allen.
The exhilarating moment of truth (for this week, anyway) has finally come. Will Douchebag Gokey's backroom-of-a-bar performances last night earn him the well-deserved boot? Will Kris Allen's Beautiful Bubble finally burst? Will Adam ... More >>
Ray Mickshaw/FOXGoodbye, rocker chick
Last night, Allison Iraheta got the Daughtry treatment and became the fourth-place cast-off on Season 8 of American Idol. The last girl standing, Allison is the most successful "rocker chick" in the history of the competition, outlasting all the Amanda Overmyer ... More >>
Kris Allen is the real-life Dr. Drew Baird, the Jon Hamm character that Tina Fey dated on 30 Rock. He lives in a Beautiful Bubble.
Michael Becker / FOX.Slash, Classic Rock week mentor
After spending the weekend with my 60-year-old Idol-watching dad, I've gained some new insights into the show. A b ... More >>
Frank Micelotta / FOXAllison and Adam on Rat Pack night
There are only five contestants left, meaning that by the time the show starts, it's almost over! Since we already know Adam Lambert is going to win, this is really all just a formality, but let's take a stroll through it together, shall we?
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It's me, bitches!
So much to talk about with Idol this year. For one thing, it looks for all the world like this season's winner will be an openly and obviously gay dude, which feels like a transformative Obama moment in the show's history even if a closeted but obviously gay dude almost won seas ... More >>
Ray Mickshaw / Fox
Something is oddly familiar this week, with a special appearance by that highest musicological expert in all the land, film director Quentin Tarantino. He's the guest for Movie Music theme night, something that also happened five years ago. I am not an obsessive cataloger of Amer ... More >>
Sharyn Jackson is your American Idol host for season eight. This week: the Top 11!
Ray Mickshaw / FOXAdam Lambert: Last night's "Ring of Fire" might've been a little too weird for America
Like American Idol itself, I'm coming to you live! It's insanely difficult to pull myself away from the tragic ... More >>
Sharyn Jackson is your American Idol host for season eight. This week: Actual talent in the third round of semi-finals!
all photos by Michael Becker / FoxNathaniel Marshall
Tonight was a toughie. After two pretty lousy rounds, the last 12 semifinalists actually contained some talent--and another ... More >>
Sharyn Jackson is your American Idol host for season eight. Oh noes, Norman Gentle didn't make it?
Michael Becker/FOXKris Allen, Allison Iraheta, Adam Lambert
Another results night begins with more recapping, more group singing (Ne-Yo's "Closer"), more interviewing. Ryan starts with Nick: If you d ... More >>