Nicki Minaj Defends Her American Idol Judging Style

First-time judge Nicki Minaj defends her direct approach to judging on American Idol.  Read More...

Nicki Minaj on Judging 'American Idol': 'Blowing Smoke Up Their Ass' Is a Disservice

"When I speak in a blunt way, people take that as me not loving or caring about these people, but I really do," the rapper tells THR.

'American Idol's' Lazaro Arbos Dishes Finale Details: A Duet With Cher?

“My stuttering has definitely subsided a little bit more," said the season 12 sixth place finisher during a conference call with reporters on Friday.

'American Idol' Last Words: Lazaro Arbos (Video)

The season 12 finalist says victory was not necessarily the game-plan. "My goal was to become a singer," he tells THR.

Women Reconquer ‘American Idol’

For the first time since Jordin Sparks took the Idol title in 2007 a girl will win "American Idol." Read More...

'American Idol' has five girls, could we get a Spice Girls number out of this?

For the first time in the show's history, "American Idol" has a Top 5 made up only of girls. Kree Harrison, Candice Glover, Angie Miller, Amber Holcomb and Janelle Arthur beat out all of the guys in the Top 10 so we could have an all-female race to the finale.This is pretty cool by itself. But how much cooler would it be if "Idol" somehow managed to work The Spice Girls into the mix?Think about it: The most popular girl-band of all time was made up of five beautiful, singing women. "American Idol" Season 12 is made of up five beautiful, singing women. The match is just about perfect!It gets even more perfect when you think about the identities of each member of the Spice Girls and try to match that with an "Idol" singer. What do we get from that?Candice = Scary Spice (the singer with a big voice that you can't ignore)Kree...

Lazaro Arbos' 'American Idol' Season in Review

Look back at Lazaro Arbos' American Idol ?journey.

American Idol: Did Lazaro Survive Another Week?

Before American Idol ' s results show Thursday, the question on everyone's minds was whether Lazaro Arbos would survive another week or whether the show would have its first-ever all-female Top 5 heading into the final weeks.

'American Idol': Why Sanjaya Malakar Was Better Than Lazaro Arbos (Video)

Even on his worst day, the season six contender was a cut above season 12's last guy standing.

'American Idol' preview: Kelly Clarkson and Scotty McCreery will perform in the Top 6 week

"American Idol" Season 12 is doing a great job in bringing back past "Idol" winners for performances. After Carrie Underwood sang for the Top 7 elimination show, there's really only one way to beat that for the next week: Season 1 winner Kelly Clarkson will perform on Thursday, April 11 during the Top 6 "Idol" results show.Of course, even Clarkson performing her new single, "People Like Us," isn't enough singing for a single night. She will be joined on the stage by yet another alum, Season 10 winner Scotty McCreery. Both are scheduled to entertain us while we wait to find out which of the Top 6 singers will move on to the Top 5.In order to make it through next week, each of the remaining six competitors will need to perform two songs. We don't know the theme for one of those tunes, but the other will reflect "A Song I Wish I...