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  • Ann Powers: Has 'Idol' gone too indie?

     
    I'm supposed to be on vacation, but I can't resist a little post on a subject that's been haunting me this week. We now know our Top 12, and some -- myself included -- are disappointed that two of the more idiosyncratic and intriguing performers, Alex...
  • 12 things we learned at the Top 12 party

     
    As has become "American Idol" tradition, after the last semifinals elimination episode, the Top 12 were chauffeured to West Hollywood, then paraded down a blue carpet packed to the gills with media sorts of all shapes and sizes. From beginning to end, the...
  • Ann Powers: The Boys take their chances

     
    "Dude, believe in yourself." That was Randy Jackson, addressing one of the 12 trembling mangenues who took the stage during Wednesday's overall fiasco of an "American Idol" episode. Dawg should write a book -- a self-help book, with plenty of lists and...
  • The Top 12's musical inspirations

     
    You can tell a lot about a person by their music collection, which is why we asked each member of Season 9's Top 12 for the song or album that changed his or her life. The artist who inspired Crystal Bowersox to become a singer? Ray LaMontagne. Lacey...
  • Breakdown: direct from the 'Idol'-dome

     
    Sitting in the "American Idol" studio at 4:55 p.m. on Tuesday, counting down the last five minutes until Season 9 officially kicks off, a dozen thoughts were running through this longtime "Idol" reporter's mind. Among them: Would Casey James pull out some...
  • Ann Powers: The Top 12 meet the Rolling Stones

     
    For any rock fan who has learned to love "American Idol," the theme of Tuesday night’s first showing for the Top 12 -- the music of the Rolling Stones -- was fraught with tension. Imagine if you’d had two high school boyfriends, one the student body...
  • Getting to know Joe Muñoz: the hometown interview

     
    He's been described as a cross between David Archuleta and Anoop Desai with a voice to match! Wednesday night, we see our hometown hope, Huntington Park native Joe Munoz, take his place among the others vying for a Top 12 spot. We spoke to Joe on Monday...
  • Orianthi is a Casey James fan

     
    It wasn't her first time sharing a stage with an Idol -- she crossed that off her To-Do list by performing with Carrie Underwood on the 2009 Grammy Awards -- but Australian guitar virtuoso Orianthi felt the emotional vortex of the competition firsthand on...
  • 'Idol' results show: Minute by minute

     
    Wednesday's "American Idol" was a jam-packed episode. Not only were there 12 contestant verdicts to get through in an hour, Season 7 winner David Cook also performed along with master shredder Orianthi (more on her "Idol" experience here) and dance-...
  • Next week's theme: Teen Idols

     
    The theme for Tuesday night's two-hour performance show is Teen Idols, a first for "American Idol" in its nine seasons on the air. Fox made the announcement following Wednesday's elimination episode, but offered no details on the criteria. Who of the 11...
  • The 'American Idol' Judge Power Rankings: The Top 24

     
    Simon Cowell may be out the door, but all of the "American Idol" judges have something to gain if they make a good showing this season. Kara DioGuardi and Randy Jackson have just one year left on their contracts, and nothing spells ka-ching! like a...
  • Ann Powers: Underconfident, the Idols overreach

     
    Hubris. Whomever remains to sing and, eventually, go on the summer tour after Wednesday's elimination round on "American Idol" should spend some time pondering that very old but suddenly relevant term. Though this season's remaining bunch is hardly...