Simon Cowell chose the song "Halleljuah" for Lee DeWyze. And the singer came through big time with his performance. It was his best of the season.
Rating: 5.0 / 5.0
Crystal Bowersox channels Janis Joplin on American Idol. She performs "Me & Bobby McGee" as Miley Cyrus mentors her. Peep it!
Rating: 5.0 / 5.0
James Durbin covered Judas Priest during season 10 of American Idol. Here, he gets to sing a duet on "Living After Midnight" and "Breaking the Law."
Rating: 5.0 / 5.0
George Strait chose this song for Scotty on the finale. Did he do a solid job with it? You tell us!
Rating: 5.0 / 5.0
Siobhan Magnus sings a song from a production of Beauty and the Beast in this video. She's a season nine contestant of American Idol.
Rating: 5.0 / 5.0
What did you think of Lauren Alaina's semifinal performance? Watch the 16-year old in action here.
Rating: 5.0 / 5.0
Michael Lynche blew the roof off the American Idol stage with this performance. Watch his rendition of "This Woman's World."
Rating: 5.0 / 5.0
Scotty McCreery got into patriotic mode with this rendition. Watch him proudly sing "Where Were You (When the World Stopped Turning)."
Rating: 5.0 / 5.0
Siobhan Magnus brought the house down with this live performance. We thought it was the best of the week.
Rating: 5.0 / 5.0
Casey James showed off his vocal chops on the Shania Twain-led performance episode of American Idol. Watch his rendition of "Don't" right here and now.
Rating: 5.0 / 5.0
Karen Rodriguez broke into Spanish during her rendition of "Hero." The judges loved it. The same can't be said for all Idol viewers.
Rating: 5.0 / 5.0
David Archuleta is just 16 years old. Having won Star Search when he was 12, this singer now wants to be named the seventh American Idol.
Rating: 5.0 / 5.0

American Idol Quotes

Brooke White's tears come from the authentic, good soul that she is. Her heart was breaking because she was overwhelmed with the experience she had with the show and the gift that it brought.

Paula Abdul [after Brooke White was eliminated on season seven]

I read some of this online this morning and just for the record, the rumors — they’re not true. She’s part of our family and we love her.

Ryan Seacrest [on rumor of Paula Abdul being drunk on the show]