American Idol fans may long remember the name Syesha Mercado. She made it all the way to the final three on season seven of the show,...
Syesha Mercado, American Idol Finalist, Loses Custody of Newborn
Syesha Mercado lost custody of her 10-day old baby on Wednesday after a roadside check in Florida.
This development took place just five months after her 18-month-old son Amen'Ra was -- in the former American Idol finalist's words -- "forcefully and legally kidnapped" by the Florida Department of Children and Families on March 11.
American Idol Finalists are Taken Out to the Ball Game
Before they compete against each other on American Idol tonight, David Cook, David Archuleta and Syesha Mercado watched others compete this weekend across the professional sports landscape.
Each American Idol finalist performed in front of thousands of fans, using the opportunity to ready themselves for this evening's pressure-packed semifinal round.
American Idol: Who's Safe and Who Could Go Home?
Who's on easy street and who's on the chopping block tonight? After last night's American Idol performances, we've done our best to answer that.
Believe it or not, a Kristy Lee Cook elimination actually looks unlikely tonight, as her rendition of "God Bless the USA" was well received. She was also right in between favorites David Archuleta and David Cook, which should help.
The American Idol Power Poll: Volume V
With just 20 contestants remaining on the seventh season of American Idol, it's time to chop down the list on our Power Poll.
With that in mind, here are the top five performers so far, according to our crack celebrity gossip staff:
The American Idol Power Poll: Volume III
We're off to Hollywood!
As American Idol enters its fifth week of auditions, the show truly begins: contestants are judged in Hollywood and only the best of the best move one. Before they do, however, let's rank the top hopefuls so far in our third Power Poll of the season...
Robbie Carrico, Syesha Mercado: American Idol Contestants Move on in Miami
When it comes to Miami, Robbie Carrico and Syesha Mercado now feel the same way as Will Smith: ain't no place in the world like this!
These two American Idol hopefuls stood out the most among those that earned a ticket to Hollywood last night. But the pair of contestants have contrasting backgrounds. To wit: