American Idol

Ryan Seacrest hosts as Keith Urban, Jennifer Lopez, and Harry Connick Jr. guide aspiring singers on their way to superstardom. Wed and Thurs on Fox

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  • Episode 37 | Aired May 16 All Cried Out Candice and Kree wait it out in a finale featuring Jennifer Hudson, Adam Lambert, Fireworks Mariah, Satellite Aretha, and more Comments +
  • Episode 36 | Aired May 15 Kreedom and the Candy Girl Candice Glover and Kree Harrison both prompt Keith Urban to throw up his gospel hand in the season 12 finals Comments +
  • Episode 35 | Aired May 9 Less Than Perfect Did the right girl go home? Top 3 results; plus Alicia Keys, Lauren Alaina, and Mariah writhing on a motorcycle! Comments +
  • Episode 34 | Aired May 8 Pretty Pretty Please Kree, Candice, and Angie sing stuff other people picked for them. Plus: Hometown visit sob stories! Comments +
  • Episode 33 | Aired May 2 No Parade For You Top 4 results: 'Hometown Hero' visits are on the line. Who will head home without a camera crew? Comments +
  • Episode 32 | Aired May 1 See You Again? The Top 4's guest mentor Harry Connick Jr. speaks for viewers: "Stop, Randy! Stop!" Comments +
  • Episode 31 | Aired Apr 25 'Shocking News' Spoiler alert: It's not. Get your Top 4 results right here! Comments +
  • Episode 30 | Aired Apr 24 I Want You to Stay The judges lie 23 times during the Top 4 performance night. Let's count them all! Comments +
  • Episode 29 | Aired Apr 18 Forever Your Girl Paula Abdul straight-up takes back that judge's seat. Did one of the Top 5 women get the Save of the Season? Comments +
  • Episode 28 | Aired Apr 17 Funky Divas The Top 5 take on Birth Years and Divas; Nicki Minaj politely pays homage to Mariah Carey's status as a Royal Comments +
  • Episode 27 | Aired Apr 11 Feeling Good Last chance for the Judges' Save -- will they use it? Plus: Kelly Clarkson and Scotty McCreery perform Comments +
  • Episode 26 | Aired Apr 10 Lazaro and the Ladies The only guy in the Top 6 crashes and burns; Candice Glover is in a class by herself Comments +
  • Episode 25 | Aired Apr 4 No Time For Losers One of the Top 7 heads home, one of the Top 3 is a travesty, and Carrie Underwood performs Comments +
  • Episode 24 | Aired Apr 3 What About Rock (No Ballads)? The Top 7 take on classic rock tunes (let Nicki Minaj boo herself in advance) with accompaniment from Orianthi Comments +
  • Episode 23 | Aired Mar 28 Tracks of My Tears One of the Top 8 heads home; Keith Urban performs Comments +
  • Episode 22 | Aired Mar 27 You Keep Me Hanging On Set me free, why don't you, Idol, from this done-to-death Motown theme night? Comments +
  • Episode 21 | Aired Mar 21 Truth Bombs From Jimmy Jimmy went after the judges and the Top 9 contestants, one of whom got the boot. Plus, Jessica Sanchez unveiled her new single. Comments +
  • Episode 20 | Aired Mar 20 What Would You Do If I Sang Out of Tune? Lend the Top 9 your ears and they'll sing you Beatles songs they've never heard before Comments +
  • Episode 19 | Aired Mar 14 Running Through That Open Door A Top 10 songbird must spread its wings and fly away; Bon Jovi and Phil Phillips perform Comments +
  • Episode 18 | Aired Mar 13 Waffles and Cringes Only a few of the Top 10 stand out on 'Music of the American Idols' night; Nicki Minaj talks snacks Comments +
  • Episode 17 | Aired Mar 7 Ten Apples Up on Top Most of the teachers' pets -- and the two best singers -- advance to the Top 10. Welcome to Mimi Boob Land, kids! Comments +
  • Episode 16 | Aired Mar 6 Poor, Unfortunate Souls It's sad, but true: Only a few of the Top 10 guys impress, while one nearly has a meltdown Comments +
  • Episode 15 | Aired Mar 5 This Is a Woman's World The Top 10 ladies vie for five spots; Ryan Seacrest reveals himself as a weave expert Comments +
  • Episode 14 | Aired Feb 28 Girls Rule, Boys Drool The season 12 agenda for a female winner is working! Ten guys sing, some abysmally. Top 20 are... Comments +
  • Episode 13 | Aired Feb 27 The Lion Queen Zoanette Johnson is a crazy hot mess. So why did I just watch 'Circle of Life' five times? Comments +
  • Episode 12 | Aired Feb 21 You Should Have Listened The guys mostly underwhelm; Nicki Minaj becomes obsessed with three of them anyway Comments +
  • Episode 11 | Aired Feb 20 Sudden Death Becomes Her Ten girls sing, five get cut, and one of 'em is so good Mariah Carey wants to smack her Comments +
  • Episode 10 | Aired Feb 14 Ladies Night The feeling's right as the girls take on their solos. Plus: Top 40 announcement! Comments +
  • Episode 09 | Aired Feb 13 Talk to the Inked-Up Hand The manicured claws come out in another round of dramatic bitchery and forgotten lyrics Comments +
  • Episode 08 | Aired Feb 7 Solo Pups As Hollywood Week continues, one contestant's Nervous Nelly antics won't fly with Slammin' Nicki Minaj Comments +
  • Episode 07 | Aired Feb 6 Hollywood Unbound Most of the guys spin out of control in the group round. Oh well -- take a sip and send 'em through! Comments +
  • Episode 06 | Aired Jan 31 OK, Corral the Crazy The Oklahoma City auditions feature a ventriloquist yodeler and Steven Tyler in drag. Two different people, I promise! Comments +
  • Episode 05 | Aired Jan 30 Life Is Like a Song The San Antonio and Long Beach auditions deliver some inspiring hopefuls -- one of whom was bullied for being on 'Maury'! Comments +
  • Episode 04 | Aired Jan 24 Southern Proper The Baton Rouge auditions focus on the contestants for a change; Keith Urban reveals more heavage Comments +
  • Episode 03 | Aired Jan 23 Country Discomfort Soul-heavy singers battle fuse-blowing Nicki Minaj for the Charlotte auditions spotlight Comments +
  • Episode 02 | Aired Jan 17 Sweet Hope in Chicago The Windy City singers inspire, while Keith Urban wants to crawl in a hole and die Comments +
  • Episode 01 | Aired Jan 16 Mean Girls Nicki Minaj somehow manages to render Mariah Carey the beta diva. Plus, contestants!  Comments +

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