So far, so not very good.
Through the opening rounds of American Idol Season 12, we haven’t exactly been impressed by any of the male contestants.
The voting turns over to the viewers next week, so we might as well get it started early. Which American Idol male do you think has the best chance of winning?Lazaro ArbosCharlie AskewNick BoddingtonCurtis Finch, Jr.Paul JolleyElijah LiuVincent PowellCortez ShawBurnell TaylorDevin Velez View Poll »
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Will a woman finally break the hold men have had over American Idol over the past few seasons?
If so, it will come down to one of these 10 women, all of whom have advanced to the Season 12 semifinals.
There’s the early front-runner (Candice Glover). There’s the most polarizing contestant since Adam Lambert (Zoanette Johnson) – and there are 8 others.
So with viewer voting set to begin in a few days, we want to know: WHICH AMERICAN IDOL WOMAN IS YOUR EARLY FAVORITE?Janelle ArthurAubrey ClelandAmber HolcombAngela MillerCandice GloverKree HarrisonZoanette More >
Jennifer Lawrence had no time to eat before the Oscars! The ‘Silver Linings Playbook‘ star – who won Best Actress - revealed she had a very stressful day before the event and admitted she couldn’t wait to get to an after party so she could eat.The 22-year-old actress told Ryan Seacrest on E!’s ‘Live From The Red Carpet’: “Today was so stressful. There was everybody in, my family got ready at my house. I felt like Steve Martin in ‘Father of the Bride’ with all the furniture being moved around my house.” Dressed in a stunning off-white strapless Dior Haute Couture gown, Jennifer admitted More >
And then there were five. Men, that is.
To join the five women from last night, as American Idol cut five male contestants tonight and moved five more on to the semifinals.
Did your favorite move on? Were you as unimpressed by these performances overall as we were? Or do you think the women have a real fight on their hands this year?
- Elijah Liu – “Talking to the Moon”
- Paul Jolley – “Tonight I Want to Cry”
- Charlie Askew – “Rocket Man”
Below, we’ve listed the five men that advanced, along with the songs that helped get them there. Scroll down and then sound off!More >
And then there were the final 40.
American Idol chopped eight men tonight, narrowing its number of males down to 20. But the evening for the most part once again belonged to the fairer gender, as many females took to the stage and only 20 were left standing by the end of the hour.Janelle Arthur – “I Told You So”
Did your favorites make the cut? Over whom are you most outraged?
Scroll down for a list of the Top 20 and remember to bookmark our American Idol videos section to watch performances all season long.
- Adriana Latonio
- Amber Holcomb
- Angela Miller
The early American Idol auditions have finally come to an end. With Steven Tyler in drag.
Yeah. It’s nice to be moving on to Hollywood.
But before we pick up and head to California, let’s take a look at the best acts we’ve seen so far, shall we? Might one of the following be our next American Idol?
Brunell Taylor, who was relocated due to Katrina and Charlie Askew, both of whom tried out in Louisiana:
Ja’Bria Barber, a wonder at 16; and Ashley Smith, who made Carrie Underwood proud with “CowboyMore >
A quartet of former finalists have come out and vehemently denies charges that American Idol is racist.
Melinda Doolittle (Season 6), Vonzell Solomon (Season 4), Taylor Hicks (Season 5) and Casey Abrams (Season 10) all spoke to TMZ this week and defended the program against charges from nine other finalists that claim Idol shows a racial bias in disqualifying contestants.
Here is what each ex-Idol hopeful had to say:
Doolittle: “It is shocking to see such allegations. In my experience on the show, the ‘Idol’ team strives to champion everyone, regardless of race. However, eachMore >
Much to the chagrin of Fox, it turns out viewers might not want to watch two multi-millionaire recording superstars snipe at each other for two hours straight.
But the ratings for last night’s American Idol premiere fell by 19 percent in comparison to the Season 11 opener, as 17.8 million households tuned in to see Nicki Minaj and Mariah Carey go at it.
But did the judges’ feud hinder or enhance your viewing experience? And which new panelist do you like best so far?Nicki More >
You won’t see her on the list of winners from the Golden Globes, but Katharine McPhee certainly accomplished a rare red carpet feat before Sunday’s ceremony:
Leaving Ryan Seacrest at a loss for words.Katharine McPhee at Golden Globes
The Smash star absolutely wowed in a plunging Olivier Theyskens for Theory gown. McPhee, 28, said she was going for a sexier look than in the past.
Struggling to retain composure, Seacrest told her she “definitely accomplished sexy.”
To really appreciate this work of fashion, check out more Katharine McPhee pictures below and see her in thisMore >
Girls, Homeland and Argo dominated.
And a whole lot of cleavage was flashed.
But the 2013 Golden Globes will likely be best remembered for the two funny woman who emceed the event, as Tina Fey and Amy Poehler simply owned the stage last night.
“Kathryn Bigelow’s nominated tonight,” Poehler said during the monologue. “I haven’t really been following the controversy over Zero Dark Thirty, but when it comes to torture, I trust the lady who spent three years married to James Cameron.”
BAM! Watch the full opening now and then grade the hosts:Tina Fey and Amy More >