American Idol Goes Country; Anoop Steals Show

Yes, we're serious. Last night was the genre-busting Grand Ole Opry night on American Idol, and some unexpected performers pleasantly rose to the occasion.

The biggest story? Anoop Desai, who sucked royally last week on Michael Jackson night, turned in a surprisingly sold rendition of Willie Nelson’s “Always on My Mind.”

Posted in: American Idol
American Idol: A Two-Man Race?

American Idol: A Two-Man Race?

Is American Idol already a two-man race?

Last season, it wasn't too far into the finals when it became clear that David Cook and David Archuleta would be the pair to beat.

Posted in: Danny Gokey
American Idol Anoints Final 12... Plus One!

American Idol Anoints Final 12... Plus One!

Perhaps inspired by the attention given to The Bachelor for its twist of an ending this season, American Idol shocked viewers last night.

No, the show didn't announce one finalist, only to take back the honor and anoint someone else a few minutes later.

Posted in: American Idol
Lil Rounds Leads Slew of Strong Semifinalists

Lil Rounds Leads Slew of Strong Semifinalists

Lil Rounds accomplished two impressive feats last night:

Following an incredible performance  by Rounds (pictured below) of Mary J. Blige's "Be Without You," the rarely-coherent judge said: "I think we'll be seeing you in the next rounds... and the next rounds... and the next!"

Posted in: Lil Rounds
New American Idol Finalists Speak Out

New American Idol Finalists Speak Out

Allison Iraheta, Adam Lambert and Kris Allen are officially household names.

This trio of aspiring singers were named to the finals on season eight of American Idol last week. Let's get to know each crooner a bit better.

Posted in: American Idol

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]