Skylar Laine is a finalist on season 11 of American Idol. This 17-year old hails from Brandon, Mississippi and is working on a nursing...
American Idol Performance Review: Great Britain, Great Performances?
After traveling back to the 1960s for their first round of performances last night, the final five on American Idol traveled overseas.
They covered a slew of British pop songs, with Joshua Ledet once again leading the way and an interesting race to the bottom unfolding. Who will be eliminated this week? Watch the second set of Idol covers from this week and then vote on the best...
American Idol Top 5 Review: Back to the 1960s...
There were no bell bottoms om stage. And we didn't notice a single civil rights protest.
But the American Idol finalists still took us back to the 1960s last night for their first round of performances. Who stood out? Joshua Ledet. Who might be in trouble? We're afraid to say, but Skylar Laine. Decide for yourself now as you watch the opening quintet of covers and then vote on your favorite...
American Idol Top 6 Performances: Choosing Wisely?
The top six on American Idol were given two tasks on last night's performance show:
The latter option led to tracks made famous by artists such as Jim Hendrix, Miley Cyrus and Dave Matthews. Who came out on top? Whose second round performance makes him/her deserving of your vote? Watch them all now and then cast it...
American Idol Top 6 Performances: Queen Me!
With an ailing Ryan Seacrest at the helm, and with the challenge in front of them to cover a band whose prime started and ended long before any of them were born, the American Idol final six took to the stage last night.
For their first song of the evening, Phillip, Skylar and company were asked to cover a classic by Queen. Who deserves to stick around? Watch all the initial round of performances now and then cast your vote...
American Idol Top 7 Performance Night: Soul Singing
Seven finalists. 14 performances.
On last night's American Idol, the remaining contestants sang a pair of tracks each: first, they covered a "Now" single from the year 2000 and beyond. Then, they went with a soul-based "Then" song, tackling artists such as Marvin Gaye and Otis Redding. Relive the latter half of the evening below and then vote on your favorite...
American Idol Top 7 Recap: Who Was the Best?
The American Idol Top Seven performed songs from the last three years last night, and drew mostly praise from the three judges for their contemporary covers.
A couple of singers were still a bit underwhelming, though, making for what should be an interesting, unpredictable results show Thursday evening.
Skylar Laine Wows with "Wind Beneath My Wings"
Who knew she had it in her her?!?
Skylar Laine, a young southern gal best known to American Idol fans so far on season 11 for her energy and lively personality on stage, simply stood at the microphone last night and belted out a beautiful version of Bette Midler's "Wind Beneath My Wings."
Skylar Laine Brings "Gunpowder and Lead" to American Idol
When is predictability a good thing? When it comes from Skylar Laine.
Faced with the challenge of selecting songs from their personal idols on American Idol this week, it wasn't hard to forecast that Laine would choose a track from Miranda Lambert. She's likely the contemporary artist with whom most viewers would compare Laine.
Skylar Laine Has No Shame on American Idol
Skylar Laine left the rocker side of her personality at home last night.
This American Idol contestant covered the Billy Joel single "Shameless" and really embraced her country twang on the track, starting slow and picking up the pace to eventually finish with one of the more authentic performances of the evening.
American Idol Power Poll: The Top 10
With the American Idol top 10 taking the stage again tonight, and with this shaping up to be one of the more hotly-contested seasons to date, it's time for the first THG Power Poll of the season.
Who do you see as the favorite right now?
Skylar Laine Sneaks Up on American Idol Voters
Skylar Laine has one clear advantage on season 11 of American Idol: this young finalist knows exactly who she is and exactly what kind of artist she wants to be.
A country rocker at heart, Skyler took on Bonnie Raitt's "Love Sneaking Up on You" last night, despite Jimmy Iovine telling her in the days leading up to the show that it wasn't the right song choice.
American Idol Finalist Face-Off: Shannon Magrane vs. Skylar Laine
Let's continue with our face off of American Idol finalists, shall we?
With the final 13 named last week and all contestants performing live for your vote on Wednesday, we've been pairing off men and women against each other in order to determine the season 11 favorites. Deandre Brackensick, for example, is currently a more popular finalist than Joshua Ledet, according to THG readers.