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'American Idol' Top 9 interview: Lazaro Arbos talks about his tough Beatles night

Lazaro Arbos had a tough week on "American Idol" Season 12. His Beatles song, "In My Life," didn't go over well with the judges, and some of the criticism was enough to bring tears to Lazaro's eyes. What did the singer have to say about this after the competition ended? Find out in this interview.The judges didn't seem to think that this week went well, did they?Lazaro Arbos: Yeah. You know, I just felt like I should have chosen another song. I chose a song I loved and I know very well, and I had to do a last-minute song change -- and I had never in my life heard that song. I think that, considering the fact that I learned it really late, I think that it wasn't so bad.Even if this was a last-minute pick, why did you choose this song?Lazaro Arbos: Well, there's a lot of things that go on. Sometimes, people... //blog.zap2it.com/frominsidethebox/2013/03/american-idol-top-9-interview-lazaro-arbos-talks-about-his-tough-beatles-night.html

'American Idol' Top 9 interview: How Kree Harrison made Beatles night her own

There is a reason why many are considering Kree Harrison a front-runner to win "American Idol" Season 12. And Kree's show-opening killing of "With a Little Help from My Friends" on Beatles night showed that well. We talked to the singer right after the show -- find out what she had to say in this interview.How are you feeling?Kree Harrison: I feel great! Really good. I mean, the judges' feedback was awesome. Randy and Mariah tricked me for a minute, so that was a little nerve-wracking. I literally had a minor heart attack when she was like, "I didn't like it." And I was like, "Please, please like it!" But it worked out.How did it feel going first?Kree Harrison: That was the most nerve-wracking thing about it. It's a lot of pressure to go first. 'Cause, not only do you have to beat your last performance, but, you know, all the night. We'll see. America... //blog.zap2it.com/frominsidethebox/2013/03/american-idol-top-9-interview-how-kree-harrison-made-beatles-night-her-own.html

'American Idol' Top 9 interview: Janelle Arthur on how to make the Beatles go country

Many of the Top 9 singers of "American Idol" Season 12 tried to put their own spin on The Beatles. But it's possible that none did as good a job as Janelle Arthur. Her country-style "I Will" closed out the night in style. What did Janelle have to say about the experience? Find out here!How do you feel about your performance?Janelle Arthur: I actually felt good about my performance, which is unusual. I never feel 100 percent about my performance, but I usually feel happy with the choices that I make because I'm not going to go out there and do something I don't feel is the right decision. I was happy. I was mainly happy that the judges liked it.What was your reaction when Randy said that you had one of the best performances of the night?Janelle Arthur: That was crazy! And that made me feel really good because this was not country night.... //blog.zap2it.com/frominsidethebox/2013/03/american-idol-top-9-interview-janelle-arthur-on-how-to-make-the-beatles-go-country.html

'American Idol': Majority of Season 12’s Finalists Fail Beatles 101

Don't be surprised to hear seven of the nine remaining contestants ask, "Sgt. who?" or "I want to hold your what?" //feedproxy.google.com/~r/thr/television/~3/STIHe4cl-kE/story01.htm

'American Idol' Top 9 interview: Candice Glover gets everything to 'Come Together' for Beatles week

Once again, Candice Glover blew off the roof with her performance during Beatles Week of "American Idol" Season 12. Candice strayed away from the norm -- almost everyone else chose the more somber songs from the Fab Four -- and gave a spirited rendition of "Come Together." We talked to Candice after the performance to see how she felt.You did a fantastic job tonight.Candice Glover: Thank you!You were one of the few people to do an up-tempo song. What factored into that song choice?Candice Glover: I did not grow up listening to The Beatles at all, so it was really hard for me when I heard that the theme was going to be The Beatles. I knew that being on the show you were going to come across things that you didn't really know, but I was just kind of dreading it. The Beatles are amazing, but I just wasn't familiar with it. I heard... //blog.zap2it.com/frominsidethebox/2013/03/american-idol-top-9-interview-candice-glover-gets-everything-to-come-together-for-beatles-week.html

'American Idol' Top 9 interview: Burnell Taylor really didn't know 'Let It Be'

During the Top 9 performances of "American Idol" Season 12, Burnell Taylor surprised many by claiming to have never heard the Beatles song, "Let It Be." Was that the truth? We found out when we talked to Burnell after the show.How do you feel about your performance of "Let It Be"?Burnell Taylor: Good. I didn't know the song at all, so I think I handled it pretty well. I'm so proud of myself.You didn't know the song at all?Burnell Taylor: At all.So how many people have asked you how you didn't know the song?Burnell Taylor: A lot! And I feel ashamed! But it's okay.How did you feel after your performance?Burnell Taylor: Good. I was happy that it was over. I was like, "Jesus, thank you for getting me through!"Do you prefer going in the beginning to the end?Burnell Taylor: In a way. In a way, but I'm still waiting for that moment to close out... //blog.zap2it.com/frominsidethebox/2013/03/american-idol-top-9-interview-burnell-taylor-really-didnt-know-let-it-be.html

'American Idol' Top 9 interview: Angie Miller talks straight hair and 'Yesterday'

Beatles Week was a tough one for many of the Top 9 singers on "American Idol" Season 12. But it didn't seem like Angie Miller had any problems when she took on "Yesterday." We talked to Angie after the performance -- and we learned a few surprises in the process.How do you feel?Angie Miller: I feel so good. I really do. Every time, it's still like a shock to hear good things from the judges.Why?Angie Miller: 'Cause it's them. And it's them! Like, everything they've done, and the chance that I get to sing in front of them. It's just... Every week, I'm reminded of how awesome it is.So you were voted the next American Idol in high school...Angie Miller: Isn't that weird?Has anyone reacted to that? Has anyone from your high school said anything to you?Angie Miller: I told a few of them when I graduated in May that I was going to audition... //blog.zap2it.com/frominsidethebox/2013/03/american-idol-top-9-interview-angie-miller-talks-straight-hair-and-yesterday.html

American Idol: Is the Pressure Getting to Lazaro?

Wednesday was Lennon/McCartney night on American Idol , with the Top 9 hopefuls choosing songs from the Beatles' songbook to perform. Aside from making us feel like dinosaurs because several of the singers had never heard the songs they were performing before (Kids these days!!), the theme night gave the contestants the difficult task of putting their own spin on songs many viewers (of a certain age) hold near and dear to their hearts. //www.tvguide.com/News/American-Idol-Top-9-Lazaro-Arbos-1063011.aspx?rss=breakingnews

Colton Dixon Returning to 'American Idol' Stage Next Week (Exclusive)

The season 11 favorite will perform during the March 28 results show -- and may do something "special" for season 12 competitor Angie Miller. //feedproxy.google.com/~r/thr/television/~3/DAeijHI3fLY/story01.htm

'American Idol': Janelle Arthur countrifies 'I Will' for her best performance yet

Janelle Arthur - I Will - American Idol 12 (Top 9) by IdolxMuzicJanelle Arthur has been a bit hit and miss on "American Idol" this season. She really has had some weird song choices at times. Luckily on Beatles night, she nailed her song choice and gave what is probably her best performance so far on the show with "I Will."It was a beautiful vocal, so restrained. It actually sounded like a current country hit, which is no easy feat with Beatles music. The judges loved it too."You know who you are, you're pure, you're true and I thought that was really, really beautiful," says Keith Urban. Nicki Minaj adds, "Can we renew our vows tonight? ... You look like a beautiful swan goddess. That performance just made me fall so much more deeply obsessed with you."Randy says, "You know what? I think Janelle's back ... I think that's one of the best performances of... //blog.zap2it.com/frominsidethebox/2013/03/american-idol-janelle-arthur-countrifies-i-will-for-her-best-performance-yet.html