Robbie Carrico: A Justin Timberlake Lookalike?

Robbie Carrico: A Justin Timberlake Lookalike?

It wasn't the greatest American Idol audition of Robbie Carrico's life last night.

The semifinalist performed "One is the Loneliest Number" by Three Dog Night and was told by Simon Cowell that he's "not quite sure yet whether [Robbie is] very comfortable in this rock thing or whether [he's] a pop singer."

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American Idol: The Three Man Race

We know it's early. The top 12 American Idol men have only performed one time during the semifinals.

And certain competitors were pleasant surprises: David Hernandez put on a smooth performance last night and Jason Castro has a unique sound to him.

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Carly Smithson Shares Previous Album Experience

Carly Smithson Shares Previous Album Experience

Carly Smithson is at the center of an American Idol debate: should singers with a professional background have an opportunity to audition on the show?

The contestant recently talked to The Atlanta Journal-Constitution about her previous recording contract and failed album "Ultimate High," released in 2001.

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Nigel Lythgoe Defends Carly Smithson

Nigel Lythgoe Defends Carly Smithson

As we reported a few weeks ago, American Idol finalist Carly Smithson is no stranger to the music business.

The Irish crooner released a CD in 2001 entitled "Ultimate High." Despite a $2 million promotional campaign from MCA records, the album tanked. Now, Carly is getting another shot at stardom on Idol.

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The American Idol Power Poll: Volume IV

The American Idol Power Poll: Volume IV

Now that American Idol has whittled down its contestants to the final 24, our Power Poll gets serious.

Only talented competitors remain in what many followers consider to be the show's most impressive season to date. But who is leading the pack heading into tomorrow night's performance of the top 12 males. Let's find out...

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An American Idol Top 24 Party

The top 24 contestants on this year's American Idol know how to sing... and party!

The group got together last night in Hollywood to celebrate its achievements.

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American Idol Pictures: The Top 24

You've heard them sing. Now, look at them pose!

Here's a photo collection of the top 24 American Idol contestants from this season. Click on the thumbnails now and vote on your favorite.

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American Idol Top 24: The Breakdown

American Idol Top 24: The Breakdown

It's official: the top 24 contestants on this year's American Idol were announced last night. Were you satisfied with the selections? Any obvious snubs?

We think the commercials touting this season as the most talented ever might actually ring true, as The Hollywood Gossip staff was impressed by singers male and female, young and old, rocking and serenading.

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David Hernandez: Love the One You're With

David Hernandez: Love the One You're With

We didn't include him among our top five performances from last night's American Idol auditions in Hollywood, but David Hernandez deserves a shout-out.

He hasn't received the same sort of screen time as contestants such as Michael Johns and Carly Smithson, but Hernandez may now be considered a dark horse following this rendition of "Love the One You're With."

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Nick Cokas, Katharine McPhee Return From Honeymoon

Nick Cokas, Katharine McPhee Return From Honeymoon

Whether it's a stay in the hospital where you actually receive care (Britney Spears), an 8:30 a.m. drunken joyride (Barron Hilton) or a week in Hawaii filled with a nude Katharine McPhee (Nick Cokas), all good things must come to an end.

Here, the former American Idol runner-up and her husband return from their week in paradise. Katharine may have just been released by her record label, and dissed by Simon Cowell, but we trust she's in good hands with Nick Cokas...

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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]