American Idol: Is Mariah Carey Too Nice?

It's not uncommon for American Idol viewers to witness nervous delivery, a lack of self-confidence and awkward pandering on the show. Unfortunately, this season, much of that has come from the judges' table — or more specifically, from Mariah Carey . Who would have thought that someone who's built an entire public persona around being a capital-D Diva would suddenly turn into a shrinking violet when faced with a group of young aspiring singers? Read More...

'American Idol': Why are Mariah Carey and Nicki Minaj wearing matching dresses?

One of the most notable aspects of "American Idol" Season 12 has been the feud and ongoing tension between judges Mariah Carey and Nicki Minaj. But, in two recent "Idol" episodes, the women seemed to get along just fine in one key way: Their dresses matched. Why and how does something like this happen?First of all, one thing needs to be made very clear. These dresses aren't just a little similar -- they're almost identical in color. We're not talking about a basic black either. One coordinated fashion choice gave us a super-bright red-orange while the other was a lovely (still bright) shade of aquamarine.Assuming that this is not just a straight-up coincidence, here are a few theories about what's going on with Mariah and Nicki's dresses.It's part of the rivalry.These competitive and incompatible women might have decided to turn their feud into a competition over who can wear the same color better. Why...

Eliminated 'Idol' Burnell Taylor on What's Next: 'The Gym -- I Gained Ten Pounds on the Show'

The New Orleans native looks back on his season 12 journey and sets the record straight on his relationship with fellow finalist, Amber Holcomb.

'American Idol': Why Revealing the Top 3 is a Ploy to Send Lazaro Arbos Home

It's no secret that there's producer manipulation on American Idol . One of the biggest instances every week is what is called the pimp spot -- the person who performs last is usually a contestant the producers want to make sure stays on. That's just one example. And it looks like another one popped up just last night during the Top 7 results show, and it involves Lazaro Arbos.

Who Went Home On 'Idol'?

The "Idol" results are in and Burnell Taylor is going home. Burnell and Janelle Arthur were in the Bottom 2. He was one of two remaining guys in the competition and sang India Arie's "Ready For Love" for the save. The performance had Candice Glover in tears and Mariah Carey got choked up as well. But it wasn't enough for the judges: Randy Jackson announced they wouldn't use their one save of the season for Burnell as tears filled Mariah and Nicki Minaj's eyes. Read More...

'American Idol' Top 7 elimination: Burnell Taylor kisses Amber Holcomb goodbye

When it's time to say goodbye, there's no better opportunity to go for it and steal a kiss. Burnell Taylor obviously felt this way after his elimination from the "American Idol" top 7 was announced. While singing for a shot at a save, Burnell took a moment to plant a kiss on fellow contestant Amber Holcomb.Unfortunately, the cameras didn't catch the bittersweet moment for the fans at home.As Burnell revealed during a production package during the Top 7 performances on Wednesday (April 3), the singer from New Orleans has a bit of a crush on fellow singer Amber. Burnell elaborated -- a little bit -- on this after the show in an interview, saying "I don't want people to think it's a crush, because I feel like a crush only involves one person."Want to know more about what the singers said about the relationship between Amber and Burnell? Click here for the full interview.Based...

'American Idol' injuries: Kree Harrison and Candice Glover talk about pain and hoping to keep singing

This was the week for injuries on "American Idol" Season 12. Both Kree Harrison and Candice Glover had to perform their songs despite injuries that hampered movement. With Kree's pinched nerve and Candice's broken toe, we had to ask the singers what was going on. Both of the girls gave us the scoop during post-show interviews.As it turned out, Candice Glover had the less-serious injury of the two. And she had only herself -- and Burnell Taylor -- to blame. "It was all Scooter's fault -- Burnell, I call him Scooter," Candice said of the April Fool's prank gone wrong. "I was running because I was excited... And ran full-on into the door and broke my pinky toe on my right foot!"Poor Candice didn't even know she had a broken bone until right before the live show. "It happened like two days ago, and it was hurting really bad but I didn't do anything," she...

'American Idol' Top 7 Predictions: Who Gave Rock a Bad Name?

This week, the Top 7 took on some of the most iconic classic rock songs, though they didn't hold strictly to the rules because "Bring Me to Life" is by a modern rock band, and "What About Love" is a power ballad.

'American Idol' Launches New On-Air Feature: As Elimination Tears Roll, So Will the Cameras

The "raw, intimate post-show moments" from Thursday's elimination episode will be aired after "Idol" during other Fox shows including "New Girl" and "The Mindy Project."