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American Idol: The Top 24's Motown Week Song Choices Revealed!

Theyre singing oldies, but will they be goodies? American Idols Season 14 semifinalists are gearing up for a second week of performances from Detroit tonight and Thursday (8/7c on Fox) and TVLines got the exclusive scoop on their Motown-themed song choices. Weve got the entire 24-track set list but while all of last weeks performers []

Watch Sarina-Joi Crowe dominate 'American Idol' Season 14 Top 12 girls

The brightest star to emerge from "American Idol's" Top 12 girls of Season 14 is most certainly Sarina-Joi Crowe, the 19-year-old musician from Columbia, Tenn. The pint-sized diva took on Jessie J's "Mamma Knows Best" and absolutely brought the house down in Detroit. RELATED: 'Idol' boss talks about changes to the live show"I never thought I would say this, because Jessie J is one of my favorite vocalists, one of my favorite artists, but I think you just rivaled her on that song. That was pretty impressive," gushes judge Jennifer Lopez. The male judges agree, as Harry Connick Jr. calls the performance "strong" and Keith Urban says it's "the perfect combination of loose and tight, just chill and right on point."Twitter was similarly abuzz about the young singer, with some former "Idols" even getting in on the praise. Did Sarina-Joi get your vote?Who's gonna #vote for my girl @SarinaJoi on @AmericanIdol tonight?! Please do it...

American Idol Scoop: Aretha Franklin Set to Mentor Season 14 Top 16

American Idols current crop of contestants had better learn the meaning of R-E-S-P-E-C-T or else prepare to get read like 10-cent paperbacks at a rainy-day yard sale. TVLine has learned that Aretha Franklin willmentor Season 14s Top 16as they prepare for a pair of Motown-themed episodes to be filmed for the second consecutive week at []

Steven Tyler Lawyer Loses First Amendment Battle Over 'American Idol' Negotiations (Exclusive)

An appeals court concludes that while the public is enamored with the reality singing competition, there's no evidence of public interest in back-stage talent negotiations for the show.   Read More...

'American Idol' boss reveals Season 14 live-show changes: Theme weeks, results shows and no Randy Jackson

The new producers of "American Idol" made sweeping changes on the FOX reality staple in Season 13. One year later in Season 14, the show seems to be gelling into a solid iteration that is more of its own show than a shell of the behemoth it was during its glory days.Zap2it and a very small group of fellow reporters spoke with executive producer Per Blankens before the Season 14 premiere about some of the changes he's made that worked, some that didn't and new in-house mentor Scott Borchetta's role. Don't worry: Everyone picked as a semifinalist after the House of Blues showcase is going to perform on the live shows. Read on for more.Q: Could you envision adding another judge to the panel?Per Blankens: I think the show is much better with the three-judge format because it makes the show go quicker. Also, if you have four you have an even number, so you...

What Songs Does American Idol Need to Retire?

  American Idol doesn't exactly have a reputation for being the most hip and with-it show on the air. And we get that. It's hard to stay fresh after 14 seasons - especially when contestants sing the exact same songs. Every. Single. Year.   Read More...

American Idol Sneak Peek: Savion Wright Makes His Case for a Top 24 Slot

Savion Wrights tearful elimination during Season 13s Green Mile was one of American Idols feel-bad moments of 2014. But as the following exclusive video proves, the Texas troubadour lives his life like a Chumbawamba lyric: He gets knocked down, but he gets up again. Yep, weve got a sneak peek of Savions performance of John []

Idol Sneak Peek: Will Group Rounds Doom Tyanna, Reno and Maddy?

Never bring too much confidence into American Idols dreaded Hollywood Week Group Rounds. Exhibit A: The following exclusive preview video of the somewhat boastfully named Dream Team consisting of audition standouts Tyanna Jones and Maddy Hudson, as well as Reno Anoai and Steffi Ledbetter. As far as covers of the Jackson 5s I Want You []

FOX Announces 'American Idol' Season 14 Schedule

The auditions may be over for American Idol season 14, but there's so much more to look forward to in the coming weeks and months. FOX has released the schedule for Idol leading up to the first elimination after the Top 12.   As usual, there will be a Hollywood Week, but after that, the Top 48 take part in an Idol Showcase, a new element this season that seems like it's taking the place of the Las Vegas round that some recent seasons have featured. Then the semifinals will perform in what's called the Idol Road Trip. And when all is said and done, 12 finalists will remain to compete for the title. Read on to find out the details of what's coming up for season 14.   Read More...

'American Idol' Heads to Hollywood for Two Weeks, Beginning Tonight on FOX

This week, the fun continues when 218 of the country's most amazing performers travel west to compete in AMERICAN IDOL XIVs Hollywood Week at the Orpheum Theatre,   Read More...