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'American Idol' 2011: ... and then there were 12

The judges were kind to Ashthon Jones -- but what did the viewers decide? (Fox) It's "American Idol" results night, in which 13 finalists will be turned into 12. In honor of the occasion, judge Steven Tyler is wearing a duster coat with fur print lining, and judge Jennifer...

By Lisa de Moraes  | March 11, 2011; 5:30 AM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (14)
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'American Idol' 2011: Top 13 perform

The judges have chosen the Top 13 for "American Idol." (Fox) The 13 Idolettes sing tunes by their personal idols Wednesday night. Or, tunes by people the judges told them they were just like, during previous weeks of American Idol" 2011. In honor of the first actual night of finalists...

By Lisa de Moraes  | March 10, 2011; 5:47 AM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (17)
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'American Idol' 2011: 25 million watch unveiling of Top-13

The Top 13 on "Idol." (Fox) About 25 million people watched "American Idol" hold its very first finalists-unveiling-cum-costume party this week - judge Steven Tyler's pirate shirt won, hands down. The annual pouring of the season's big clump of "Idol" wannabes through the Tea Strainer of Fate to come up...

By Lisa de Moraes  | March 4, 2011; 2:55 PM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (0)
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'American Idol' 2011: Lucky 13 [Updated w/ Poll]

[Updated with Who Got Robbed poll question] Pia Toscano was put through as a finalist on "American Idol." (Fox) After the relentless piling on of back story upon back story -- she's the short house-cleaner condemned to a life of dirty work, she's the tall house-cleaner condemned to a...

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'American Idol' 2011: Top 12 girls perform

Julie Zorrilla performs in front of the judges. (Fox) The Top-12 chicks sing for 5 spots on "American Idol" tonight. Ta-Tynisa Wilson attempts Rihanna's "Only Girl (In the World)." Well, anyway, she's leggy. Actually, her legs are stronger than her voice. On lower register she fades out almost completely. New...

By Lisa de Moraes  | March 3, 2011; 5:30 AM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (6)
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'American Idol' 2011: Top 12 guys perform

Casey Abrams performs. (Fox) The guys sing for viewer votes for the first time Tuesday night on "American Idol." Clint "June Bug" Gamboa kicks things off. And, though the show's been around for years, the producers still have not figured out how to keep the band and backup singers from...

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'American Idol' introduces Top 24 , Lisa de Moraes , February 25, 2011
'American Idol' heads to Las Vegas , Lisa de Moraes , February 24, 2011
What if Watson auditioned for 'American Idol' 2011, Lisa de Moraes , February 22, 2011
'American Idol' 2011 rolls on through Hollywood Week, Lisa de Moraes , February 18, 2011
'American Idol': Season 10, episode 4, Lisa de Moraes , January 28, 2011
'American Idol': Season 10, episode 3, Lisa de Moraes , January 27, 2011
'American Idol: The Reboot' debuts tonight, Lisa de Moraes , January 19, 2011
Fox finally moves 'American Idol' to Thursdays, Lisa de Moraes , November 19, 2010
Fox unveiling new "American Idol" judges Wednesday, Lisa de Moraes , September 21, 2010
Fox: We'll unveil "Idol" judges Wednesday. Whatevs. , Lisa de Moraes , September 16, 2010
"Idol" speculation rife as Fox press tour begins, Lisa de Moraes , August 2, 2010
Seacrest talks about Ellen's "Idol" exit, Lisa de Moraes , July 30, 2010
Ellen DeGeneres out on "American Idol"; J-Lo in?, Lisa de Moraes , July 29, 2010
"Idol" finale crowd hits 23 million, Lisa de Moraes , May 27, 2010
Lee DeWyze wins 'American Idol' 2010, Lisa de Moraes , May 27, 2010
"American Idol" crowns a winner tonight......, Lisa de Moraes , May 26, 2010
Two Idolettes sing one last time, Lisa de Moraes , May 26, 2010
'Idol' sets final two on results night, Lisa de Moraes , May 20, 2010
'Idol' final three battle for spot in finale , Lisa de Moraes , May 19, 2010
'American Idol': And then there were three, Lisa de Moraes , May 13, 2010
'American Idol' down to 4, Lisa de Moraes , May 6, 2010
'American Idol' down to 5 , Lisa de Moraes , April 29, 2010
'American Idol' tackles Shania Twain tunes, Lisa de Moraes , April 28, 2010
'American Idol Gives Back': No charity for Tim, Lisa de Moraes , April 22, 2010
'American Idol' 2010 Top-7 seek inspiration , Lisa de Moraes , April 21, 2010
'American Idol' says so-long to Katie and Andrew, Lisa de Moraes , April 15, 2010
"Idol" edges out "Dancing" -- barely, Lisa de Moraes , April 14, 2010
'American Idol' 2010 puts judges in the hot seat, Lisa de Moraes , April 8, 2010
'American Idol' tackles Lennon & McCartney tunes, Lisa de Moraes , April 7, 2010
Didi out, Diddy sings on 'American Idol' , Lisa de Moraes , April 1, 2010
Usher mentors R&B Week on 'American Idol', Lisa de Moraes , March 31, 2010
Miley Cyrus gives back on 'American Idol' , Lisa de Moraes , March 24, 2010
Canonization of Conan pooped on by Peacock, Lisa de Moraes , March 22, 2010
Miley Cyrus this week's mentor on "American Idol", Lisa de Moraes , March 22, 2010
'American Idol' Top 12 done in by Rolling Stones , Lisa de Moraes , March 17, 2010
'American Idol' picks its Top 12 , Lisa de Moraes , March 12, 2010
Eight guys sing to survive on 'American Idol', Lisa de Moraes , March 11, 2010
Eight chicks perform on 'American Idol', Lisa de Moraes , March 10, 2010
Four more go home on 'American Idol', Lisa de Moraes , March 5, 2010
Guys fill in for the girls on 'American Idol', Lisa de Moraes , March 3, 2010
Networks eyeing 'Idol' after second Games drubbing , Lisa de Moraes , February 26, 2010
'American Idol': first four to go, Lisa de Moraes , February 26, 2010
Downhill event: Men's night on 'American Idol', Lisa de Moraes , February 25, 2010
12 chicks sing to survive on 'American Idol', Lisa de Moraes , February 24, 2010
'American Idol' finds its 24 semifinalists, Lisa de Moraes , February 18, 2010
Seven of the Top 24 named on 'American Idol', Lisa de Moraes , February 17, 2010
Real fun starts on 'Idol' with Group Performance Day , Lisa de Moraes , February 11, 2010
'American Idol' looks back at the auditions, Lisa de Moraes , February 4, 2010
'American Idol' in Denver, Lisa de Moraes , February 3, 2010
NPH, Joe Jonas show the best and worst on 'Idol', Lisa de Moraes , January 28, 2010
It's Kara vs. Katy on 'Idol' Los Angeles auditions, Lisa de Moraes , January 27, 2010
'American Idol' makes wishes come true in Orlando, Lisa de Moraes , January 21, 2010
'American Idol' heads to Chicago, Lisa de Moraes , January 20, 2010
Glutinous, Paula-less "American Idol" lacks danger , Lisa de Moraes , January 13, 2010
Seabiscuit, Seabiscuit, Seabiscuit, Lisa de Moraes , August 8, 2009
American Idol Gets Crowned, Lisa de Moraes , May 21, 2009
"American Idol" Final Performance Night, Lisa de Moraes , May 20, 2009
Goodbye to Danny on "American Idol", Libby Copeland , May 14, 2009
"American Idol": The Three Amigos , Lisa de Moraes , May 13, 2009
"American Idol" Top 3 Unveiled, Lisa de Moraes , May 7, 2009
"American Idol" Rocks On, Lisa de Moraes , May 6, 2009
"American Idol" Sort of Salutes the Rat Pack, Lisa de Moraes , April 29, 2009
Craig Ferguson vs. Simon Cowell, Andrea Browne , April 24, 2009
Disco Takes its Toll On "American Idol" , Lisa de Moraes , April 23, 2009
Disco Night on "American Idol", Lisa de Moraes , April 22, 2009
Judges Save Makes its Debut on "American Idol" , Lisa de Moraes , April 16, 2009
Quentin Tarantino Coaches "American Idol" , Lisa de Moraes , April 15, 2009
"American Idol": Scott Free, Lisa de Moraes , April 9, 2009
Birth Year Tunes on "American Idol", Lisa de Moraes , April 8, 2009
On Idol, Megan Flaps Her Wings and Flies Home , Lisa de Moraes , April 2, 2009
"American Idol" Digs Deep and Comes Up...Eh, Libby Copeland , April 1, 2009
"Idol," Put Us Out Of Our Misery!, Libby Copeland , March 27, 2009
A Little Slow, A Lot of Weird in Idol's Motown, Libby Copeland , March 26, 2009
A Funereal Elimination Night on Idol, Libby Copeland , March 19, 2009
Idol's Twangy Grand Ole Opry Week, Libby Copeland , March 18, 2009
Can The Judges Save "American Idol?", Lisa de Moraes , March 12, 2009
13 Unlucky for "American Idol" , Lisa de Moraes , March 11, 2009
Pretend Judging on 'American Idol' , Lisa de Moraes , March 6, 2009
Back Stories Triumph on "American Idol" , Lisa de Moraes , March 5, 2009
Judges Patronize on "American Idol" , Lisa de Moraes , March 4, 2009
Nick/Normund Licked on "American Idol", Lisa de Moraes , February 27, 2009
Multiple Choice Mistakes Mar 'American Idol' , Lisa de Moraes , February 26, 2009
Tatiana's Dreams Dashed on "American Idol" , Lisa de Moraes , February 19, 2009
Tatiana No Laughing Matter on "American Idol" , Lisa de Moraes , February 18, 2009
Idolette Pacitti Vanishes In Middle of the Night, Lisa de Moraes , February 12, 2009
Let Them Eat Cake Night on "American Idol", Lisa de Moraes , February 12, 2009
Wear a Costume to Work Day on "American Idol", Lisa de Moraes , February 11, 2009
Bikini Girl, We Barely Knew You, Lisa de Moraes , February 5, 2009
Jets vs Sharks, Lisa de Moraes , January 30, 2009
American Idol: Hard Luck Story, Lisa de Moraes , January 29, 2009
Paula vs Kara in Randy-land, Lisa de Moraes , January 28, 2009
"American Idol's" Mocking Birds, Lisa de Moraes , January 22, 2009
Idol: The Inaugural Edition, Libby Copeland , January 21, 2009
There's No Place Like Kansas City, Lisa de Moraes , January 15, 2009
"Idol" Overhaul, Lisa de Moraes , January 14, 2009
'American Idol': Sayonara, Syesha, Rose Jacobius , May 15, 2008
"American Idol": Perfectly Dread-ful, Lisa de Moraes , May 8, 2008
"American Idol": The Unfab Four, Lisa de Moraes , May 7, 2008
"American Idol": Survival of the Weakest, Lisa de Moraes , April 24, 2008
'American Idol': Phantom of the Idol, Lisa de Moraes , April 23, 2008
"American Idol": Countdown to Six, Rose Jacobius , April 17, 2008
"American Idol": The Guys Have It, Lisa de Moraes , April 16, 2008
"American Idol" Keeps On Giving, Whacks Aussie, Lisa de Moraes , April 11, 2008
"American Idol": Give Till It Hurts Your Agent, Lisa de Moraes , April 10, 2008
'American Idol': 8 Stabs at Inspiration, Lisa de Moraes , April 9, 2008
'American Idol': Eight Idolettes Standing, Lisa de Moraes , April 3, 2008
'American Idol': Dolly Parton Days, Lisa de Moraes , April 2, 2008
'American Idol': Down to 9, Lisa de Moraes , March 27, 2008
'American Idol': The Wave of the Past, Lisa de Moraes , March 26, 2008
'American Idol': Nurse Overmyer Sent Packing, Lisa de Moraes , March 20, 2008
'American Idol': 11 More Beatles Songs Mangled, Lisa de Moraes , March 19, 2008
'American Idol': First Finalist to Go, Lisa de Moraes , March 13, 2008
'American Idol': Best 12 Ever, Lisa de Moraes , March 12, 2008
'American Idol': Your 12 Finalists, Lisa de Moraes , March 7, 2008
'American Idol': Eight Chicks on Embarrassment, Lisa de Moraes , March 6, 2008
'American Idol': And Then There Were 16, Lisa de Moraes , February 29, 2008
'American Idol' Chicks: Goin' for the Sweeney, Lisa de Moraes , February 28, 2008
'American Idol': First Four to Go, Lisa de Moraes , February 22, 2008
'American Idol': Where the Girls Are, Lisa de Moraes , February 21, 2008
'American Idol': Top-12 Guys Do the '60s, Lisa de Moraes , February 20, 2008
'American Idol': The Riddle of the Sphinx, Lisa de Moraes , February 14, 2008
'American Idol': Rehabbing Hollywood, Lisa de Moraes , February 13, 2008
'American Idol': Sensitivity Training, Lisa de Moraes , February 7, 2008
'American Idol' Auditions: Acts of Charity, Lisa de Moraes , February 6, 2008
'American Idol': Miami Sound Machine, Lisa de Moraes , January 31, 2008
'Idol' in Omaha: Corntastic, Lisa de Moraes , January 30, 2008
'American Idol': Hail, the Virgin Queen, Lisa de Moraes , January 24, 2008
'American Idol': Been There, Seen Them, Lisa de Moraes , January 23, 2008
'Idol' Does Dallas, Lisa de Moraes , January 17, 2008
'American Idol' Treacles In, Lisa de Moraes , January 16, 2008
She Was Just 17....., Lisa de Moraes , May 24, 2007
My 'American Idol' Coronation Tune, Lisa de Moraes , May 23, 2007
Goodbye, Melinda, Maura McCarthy , May 17, 2007
Nine Songs -- One Hour, John Maynard , May 16, 2007
LaKisha Out, Lisa de Moraes , May 10, 2007
All Hail 'Imperial Idol', Lisa de Moraes , May 9, 2007
It's Not About Winning, Maura McCarthy , May 3, 2007
'Idol' Rocks Out, Maura McCarthy , May 2, 2007
'Idol' Gives Back, We Give Up, Maura McCarthy , April 26, 2007
Give Back My 'Idol', Maura McCarthy , April 25, 2007
So Long, Sanjaya, Maura McCarthy , April 19, 2007
Haley Scarnato!, Lisa de Moraes , April 12, 2007
The Emasculation of Simon, Lisa de Moraes , April 4, 2007
Sanjacko!, Lisa de Moraes , March 29, 2007
Gwen Stefani Is Very Special, Lisa de Moraes , March 28, 2007
Sanjaya's Big Night, Lisa de Moraes , March 21, 2007
Let the Games Begin, Lisa de Moraes , March 14, 2007
Stuck in the Middle With You, Lisa de Moraes , March 9, 2007
Girls on Top, Lisa de Moraes , March 8, 2007
The Weaker Sex, Lisa de Moraes , March 7, 2007
'Feelin' Good' -- Bad Idea, Lisa de Moraes , March 2, 2007
Sobbin' Women, Lisa de Moraes , March 1, 2007
This is Dedicated to the One I Love, Lisa de Moraes , February 28, 2007
...And Then There Were 20, Lisa de Moraes , February 22, 2007
Chicks Rule, Lisa de Moraes , February 21, 2007
Idol Comes out Swinging, Lisa de Moraes , February 21, 2007
The Miracle of Sundance Head, Lisa de Moraes , February 15, 2007
Idol Lessons, Lisa de Moraes , February 8, 2007
Simon Needs to Go Back to British, Lisa de Moraes , February 7, 2007
Cowell Quells Critics, Lisa de Moraes , February 1, 2007
Stars Fell on Alabama, Lisa de Moraes , January 31, 2007
I'm Okay, You're Okay, Lisa de Moraes , January 25, 2007
Ring Around the Rosie, Lisa de Moraes , January 24, 2007
'American Idol' Personality Disorder, Lisa de Moraes , January 18, 2007
'American Idol' : Nice Simon, Mean Randy, Lisa de Moraes , January 17, 2007
 
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