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American Idol: Which Guys Were Eliminated?

It was the guys' turn to be subjected to the sudden death round on Thursday's American Idol . Following the same format as the ladies a night earlier, the first group of guy semifinalists — 10 in total — performed for the judges, and five were sent home at the end of the night. Next week, the Vegas rounds continue, with the remaining 10 guys and 10 girls performing on Wednesday and Thursday respectively. After five eliminations each night, just 20 finalists will remain as this season's competition heads into the live rounds. Read More... http://www.tvguide.com/News/American-Idol-Guys-Eliminated-Vegas-Sudden-Death-1061332.aspx?rss=breakingnews

American Idol: Which Girls Were Sent Home?

Ten of American Idol 's Top 20 ladies performed for the judges at the Mirage in Las Vegas Wednesday in a sudden death round, at the end of which five were sent packing. (The same format will be applied to the guys on Thursday's show.) It's the first time the show has ever done a sudden death round, and the judges' decisions of who to send home were difficult but unanimous, according to host Ryan Seacrest . "The reality is, we're sending people home tonight that are insanely talented," Keith Urban told Seacrest during the cuts. Here's a breakdown of who advanced to the live competitions and who was eliminated: http://www.tvguide.com/News/American-Idol-Girls-Eliminated-Vegas-1061250.aspx?rss=breakingnews

'American Idol' Makes First Cuts in Sudden Death Rounds

The judges show "no mercy" as the first five semifinalists are sent home in Las Vegas. http://feedproxy.google.com/~r/thr/television/~3/KRdZMeia3x8/story01.htm

'American Idol': Amber Holcomb comes out of nowhere on 'My Funny Valentine'

Amber Holcomb - Vegas Singoff - American Idol 12 by IdolxMuzicSo, where did little miss Amber Holcomb come from? Her performance of old standard "My Funny Valentine" by Rodgers and Hart was one of the top two performances of the night, in our opinion (along with Kree Harrison). We actually kind of wish she hadn't R&B-slow-jammed the arrangement because it could've been an even bigger moment for her. But still, it was incredible. Keith Urban praised, "Why do you make it so hard on everybody else? ... the breath control, making it look so easy. So great to watch. Knocked it out of the park, baby." and Nicki Minaj added, "That vocal was A+++. But, I'm wondering if that inner shine is going to shine through the TV ... I just wish that it jumped out more. But the vocal is at the top of the class."Nicki's not wrong. Amber is adorable, but her stage... http://blog.zap2it.com/frominsidethebox/2013/02/american-idol-amber-holcomb-comes-out-of-nowhere-on-my-funny-valentine.html

'American Idol': Angela Miller stays strong on 'Nobody's Perfect'

Angela Miller - Vegas Singoff - American Ido 12 by IdolxMuzicAngela Miller really blew everyone away during "American Idol" Hollywood Week with her original song "You Set Me Free." Could she live up to that performance during the Top 20?The answer is -- almost. Her rendition of Jessie J's "Nobody's Perfect" was very strong and she definitely deserved to advance, but it wasn't quite as stirring as her own piece from last week. Nicki Minaj gave her some great advice when she said, "Don't overdo it. You're already a top contender in this competition. Don't force anything." Keith Urban praised her talent, "You have a big, big gift that doesn't require any compensating."What did you think, "Idol" fans?... http://blog.zap2it.com/frominsidethebox/2013/02/american-idol-angela-miller-stays-strong-on-nobodys-perfect.html

'American Idol': Kree Harrison steps it up on 'Up to the Mountain'

Kree Harrison - Vegas Singoff - American Idol 12 by IdolxMuzicKeith Urban previously called Kree Harrison one of his favorite voices in the "American Idol" competition this year -- and now we can totally see why. Her "Up to the Mountain" by Patty Griffin was one of the best of the night during the first Top 20 women's performances.Urban said afterward, "You don't over-try, you don't have any desperation when you sing. There's an effortless believability. It's authentic" and Nicki Minaj added, "I would be very afraid if I was any of these other girls here tonight ... every time you sing a song, you make love to the song."Randy and Mariah heaped on the praise with "It was effortless. I felt like I was at your show and you've been doing this for 25 years" and "You sang the hell out of that song," respectively.What did you think, "Idol" fans? We think Kree... http://blog.zap2it.com/frominsidethebox/2013/02/american-idol-kree-harrison-steps-it-up-on-up-to-the-mountain.html

'American Idol' Top 20 girls: A few bring their A games

So, this is new for "American Idol" -- live audience shows, but America doesn't vote. Ten ladies are performing and five have to go home, then next week 10 more perform and five more go home. It's the same for the guys, leaving us with 10 women and 10 men by the end of next week.Ryan introduces the 20 women and it's fairly obvious the ones we're supposed to know and like already, because about half of them are complete unknowns. But since we aren't voting yet, we suppose it doesn't matter. 1. Jenny Beth Willis, "Heaven, Heartache and the Power of Love," Trisha YearwoodSo, Jenny Beth is dressed like a can-can dancer goes Grand Ol' Opry, it's a little terrifying. Vocally, she has a nice tone, but this song is getting away from her a little bit -- she's missing notes and is flat at times, plus she seems a little stiff. One good... http://blog.zap2it.com/frominsidethebox/2013/02/american-idol-top-20-girls-a-few-bring-their-a-games.html

American Idol's Keith Urban: "It's Absolutely a Girl's Year to Win"

It's sudden death time on American Idol , as the show moves into the Vegas round this week. The Top 20 girls will perform on Wednesday's show (8/7c, Fox), and the Top 20 guys will take the stage at the same time on Thursday. And according to judge Keith Urban , this may be the season the show ends its six-year streak of having a male winner. "It's absolutely a girl's year to win, in my opinion," Urban said in a conference call Wednesday. "That's not to say the guys aren't strong, because they really are. It's really more a testament to how strong the girls are this year. ... We saw over 270 people to get it down to where we are today, and the girls were just incredibly strong." http://www.tvguide.com/News/American-Idol-Keith-Urban-Vegas-Girl-Winner-1061241.aspx?rss=breakingnews

'American Idol': Angela Miller earning big crowd reaction in Las Vegas, says Keith Urban

"American Idol" is about to start its Las Vegas rounds, whittling the Top 40 down to the Top 20 over the next two weeks. Judge Keith Urban says it's too soon to name any frontrunners, but that the audience is really responding to some contestants. "I still think it's too soon to tell [who the frontrunners are], only because it's extraordinary what can happen from week to week, positive and minus," says Urban. "I've watched people emerge unexpectedly ... it can go the other way too, where they sing and we're like, 'Hmm, didn't quite get there tonight.' It's far too soon to get any sort of frontrunner ideas." "But I will say," he adds. "Certainly the audience reaction last night to Angela Miller and a couple other girls was pretty obvious." Speaking of Angela Miller, she really blew the doors off Hollywood Week with her original piece "You Set Me Free." Urban praises her... http://blog.zap2it.com/frominsidethebox/2013/02/american-idol-angela-miller-earning-big-crowd-reaction-in-las-vegas-says-keith-urban.html

American Idol 2013 Sneak Peek: Season 12 Top 40 Goes to Las Vegas!

The American Idol 2013 Top 40 head to Las Vegas for the next round of eliminations. Both American Idol Season 12 shows on Wednesday and Thursday this week will be two hours long. Each night, ten contestants will perform in front of a live audience. In sudden death eliminations, the American Idol judges will then make immediate cuts of performers who fail to impress. It will be "one song, one chance" for the American Idol 2013 Top 40 hopefuls. The Las Vegas rounds will continue again next... http://feeds.wetpaint.com/~r/wetpaint/latest/excerpt/~3/AfIXiA2qIoY/american-idol-2013-sneak-peek-season-12-top-40-goes-to-las-vegas
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