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  • 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...
  • Catching up with Nick Mitchell (aka Norman Gentle)

     
    Nick Mitchell is still working up to his 15 minutes. When he ambushed the Season 8 "American Idol" auditions as his alter ego, Norman Gentle, belting "Dreamgirls'" "And I Am Telling You I'm Not Going" like nobody's business, he clocked in at around five....
  • 'American Idol': Rating and ranking the final 10 contestants

     
    By just about any standard, it’s been a down year for “American Idol,” with no Adam Lambert-like subplots and no readily apparent stars-in-the-making along the lines of Carrie Underwood or Kelly Clarkson. The final 10 contestants are an...
  • Today in 'Idol': Usher mentors Soul and R&B week, Daughtry on 'Regis & Kelly'

     
    Ushering in the Top 10: With guidance from guest mentor Usher, who'll perform on Wednesday's results episode along with Diddy and Justin Bieber, the Top 10 take the stage for Soul and R&B night, the first true theme of season 9 (yes, we're still perplexed...
  • Ann Powers: Lost and found in the House of Usher

     
    When my music-obsessed friends ask me how I can stand writing about "American Idol" every week (and they do increasingly in this less-than-stellar season), I often declaim on the importance of getting the wide view of pop -- a picture with soundtrack of...
  • 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...
  • ‘American Idol’: ‘Big Mike’ Lynche, Casey James, Lee DeWyze shine on soul night

     
    Usher tonight lectured the “American Idol” contestants on performing, but the big star wasn't being altruistic. He pushed his new album with a little help from Ryan Seacrest. Then it was on to the singing. Rhythm, blues and...
  • Guest blogger Nick Mitchell breaks down the Top 10

     
    Season 8 Top 24 contender Nick Mitchell cracked us up last week. So much so that we thought he simply must be a guest blogger at some point this season, and the more contestants he can riff on, the better! Fortunately for us, Nick has a week off from...
  • Next week's theme: Lennon-McCartney, plus Rihanna performs on results show

     
    It's only fitting that on the night Paul McCartney entertains a sold-out crowd at the Hollywood Bowl, Fox would announce that next week's "American Idol" theme is the songbook of John Lennon and Paul McCartney. Also scheduled for the results show? A...
  • Steve Lillywhite 'incensed' over 'Idol's' top 12 guys, planning new video

     
    Steve Lillywhite says the "American Idol" judges "messed up" by choosing Season 9's current crop of guys. The award-winning producer who counts U2, Jason Mraz, Matchbox Twenty and the Dave Matthews Band among his long list of credits, tells Idol Tracker...
  • 'Idol' rehearsals: a view from the inside

     
    Well, weren’t we just tickled pink to be invited into the secret lair that is Monday’s “American Idol” rehearsal. That’s right, just the Top 9, executive producer Ken Warwick, stage manager Debbie Williams, Rickey Minor and the “Idol” band,...
  • 'American Idol' picks its Top 24 contestants

     
    It was mostly good news on Wednesday on "American Idol" -- the hourlong broadcast was a whirlwind of yeses, as much of the Fox talent show's Top 24 was assembled. Seven finalists (including Mount Prospect's Lee Dewyze, pictured at left) had been picked...