Who is Janelle Arthur? An American Idol 2013 Contestant Bio

You saw her wow the pants off Keith Urban (not literally; sorry, ladies) last night by taking on his song, “Where the Blacktop Ends,” but just who is Janelle Arthur? A crafty American Idol veteran, that’s who. After making it to Hollywood Week for season 10 and to Las Vegas in season 11, Janelle is hoping there’s something to the saying: “The third time’s the charm.” If our American Idol 2013 spoilers list is correct, she at least makes it into the...

How Far Does Ja’Bria Barber Get on American Idol 2013?

We never thought we’d hear the American Idol 2013 judges argue over the finer points of “frog gigging,” but Ja’Bria Barber got it to happen.   This frog legs-loving singer surprised the panel with her penchant for hunting harmless (and apparently tasty) amphibians, but she also wowed them with her version of Bonnie Raitt’s “Pride and Joy.” So how far will this songstress dubbed “The Frog Killer” by Nicki Minaj get on Season 12?...

'American Idol' Charlotte Auditions: The Two Singers to Watch

Charlotte was home to the overhyped walkout of Nicki Minaj and the massive feud she had with Mariah Carey on American Idol . The end result proved to be slightly less dramatic than the show made us think it would be. I fully expected/wanted Mariah to yank Nicki's cotton candy wig off her damn head.

American Idol 2013 Nicki Minaj Nicknames - What Would Your NickiName Be? (VIDEO)

American Idol 2013 judge Nicki Minaj says she just can't remember people without giving them a special nickname. So far in the competition, viewers have enjoyed such 'NickiNames' as Collard Greens, Bunny, Secret Squirrel, Frog-Killer and Finger Lickin' Good. If you were an American Idol 2013 contestant, what do you think your NickiName would be?

Best “NickiNames” and What American Idol 2013 Would Look Like If the Judges Played Nice

It was supposed to be the argument of the decade if not the century -- the showdown between American Idol 2013 judges Nicki Minaj and Mariah Carey. If you watched last night’s show, however, you know that, thanks to FOX edits, there was nary more than a fizzle. Hrmph. Something else emerged, though, that was just as entertaining, and that was the start of the “NickiNames”. And it’s not a trend until it’s a Twitter trend, which it is (#nickinames).

'American Idol': Headed To Hollywood Via Sitcom Theme Song

As usual, " American Idol " wrapped the Charlotte auditions with a touching story and a beautiful voice. This time, the voice belonged to 26-year-old Seretha Guinn. She brought her beautiful 3-year-old daughter in with her to the audition. The tot was a huge fan of Nicki Minaj, though too shy to do much more than nod her agreement. Guinn was there in secret, hoping to bring home some good news to her boyfriend. He almost died in a terrible accident. Since then, he's gone through eight surgeries and was still recovering at home. She wanted to cheer him up with the surprise of her moving on to Hollywood. To get there, she tapped into the world of sitcom theme songs. Seretha's take on " The Fresh Prince of Bel-Air " theme song left the judges shocked and impressed. She followed it up with LeAnn Rimes' "How Do I Live," But Mariah Carey said she'd preferred Seretha's stab at the Fresh Prince. Either way, it was unanimous support for the mother and her daughter, as she went off to share the good news -- and a golden ticket to Hollywood -- with her boyfriend. The audition rounds of "American Idol" keep moving across the country, Wednesdays and Thursdays at 8 p.m. EST on Fox. TV Replay scours the vast television landscape to find the most interesting, amusing, and, on a good day, amazing moments, and delivers them right to your browser.

'American Idol': Leaked Feud Not Mariah-Nicki After All

A few months ago, " American Idol " made national headlines when leaked video footage showed what appeared to be a massive fight between new judges Nicki Minaj and Mariah Carey. Well, that moment arrived during this Wednesday night's Charlotte auditions. And while the specific footage leaked -- which included Nicki cussing out Mariah -- was not seen, much of what must have lead up to that moment was. It all centered around contestant Summer Robins. While the rest of the judges seemed to be trying to convince her that country music was where she belonged -- she wanted to be a more soulful country vocalist -- Nicki was looking more and more irritated. When she got a chance to chime in, she chastised the other judges for trying to pigeonhole Summer into a specific style of music. Why not let her be what she wants to be? Read More...

Mariah Wants To Know, "Do You Have Idol-Worthy Nails?"

American Idol Judge Mariah Carey has two goals:   1. Help the contestants of Idol hit the right musical notes on-stage.   2. Help the America's trend-setters hit the right beauty notes, on the stage of life.    Mariah's gotten into the beauty business ya'll, and we've got the scoop on the colors she chose, and the hottest ways to wear them. We've remixed our favorite nail trends using eight new shades from OPI, and the Idol Diva herself, the fan-tabulous,...

American Idol: Are You Team Nicki or Team Mariah?

The fight heard 'round the world was showcased on Wednesday's episode of American Idol , which flashed back to the auditions in Charlotte, N.C., where the snide banter between judges Nicki Minaj and Mariah Carey first escalated into their now-infamous public feud.

“Frog Killer” Ja’Bria Barber Sings “Pride and Joy” in American Idol 2013 Charlotte Auditions on January 23 (VIDEO)

Who knew froggers could sing? Ja’Bria Barber made the judges woozy with her frog-killing habit, but her voice was perfect for American Idol. She’s going to Hollywood!