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'American Idol' Recap: Top 12 Girls Perform

February 27th, 2015 9:47am EST
'American Idol' Recap: Top 12 Girls Perform
Last night, American Idol 2015 concluded its first week of live performances. Wednesday night the top 12 Idol guys gave a nice round bowl of talent. Unfortunately, the top 12 girls didn't quite live up to the standards the guys set the previous night.

Some of the top 12 girls did produce some stellar American Idol performances. A handful of the performers on Thursday blew us a way. So anyone of those top ladies could make it a season for a woman winner. Here's our run through of the top 12 girls.

Top 12 Girls

Lovey James

"Love Runs Out" by One Republic

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'American Idol' Recap: Top 12 Guys Perform

February 26th, 2015 9:04am EST
'American Idol' Recap: The Top 12 Guys Perform
Finally, American Idol 2015 reached the voting element of the series. Last night, the top 12 men and boys took the stage to showcase their talent. Detroit became the lucky place for Idol 2015 to start its real journey for the next big superstar.

Last night's American Idol 2015 highlighted the contestants ready for the spotlight and the ones who need more development time. Overall, we were impressed by the guys. This just might be one of the best year of Idol contestants. Here's our run through of last night's performances.

Top 12 Guys

Adam Ezegelian

"I Wanna Rock" by Twisted Sister
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'Dancing With The Stars' Season 20 Shocking Cast Reveal!

February 24th, 2015 12:08pm EST
Derek Hough
"Dancing With the Stars" announced its season 20 celebrity cast on "Good Morning America," and ended with a shocking reveal for the reality competition's 10-year anniversary.

After stating he would not return to the series due to prior commitments, fan favorite Derek Hough will return to the ballroom floor while simultaneously working on the Radio City Spring Spectacular in New York City.

Hough explained to "GMA" host Robin Roberts that he would train with celebrity partner, gymnast Nastia Liukin in New York, where the five-time Olympic winner is a student at NYU, and the two would commut...
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'The Voice' Season 8 Premiere Recap: Adam's Terrible Day

February 24th, 2015 9:12am EST
'The Voice' Season 8 Premiere Recap: Adam's Terrible Day
The Voice is back (not that you missed it; it only went away two months ago!). And while the focus is on the return of original coach Christina Aguilera, there are plenty of other storylines in season eight.

Like can anyone derail Blake Shelton and the seemingly indomitable country voting block? Will Adam Levine continue to have his mojo when it comes to snagging four-chair artists? And how many wise words will Pharrell Williams come up with this season?

After another rocking performance from the coaches, who team up on Lenny Kravitz's hit "Are You Gonna Go My Way" with some really distra...
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'American Idol' Recap: Meet The Top 24 Part 2

February 20th, 2015 8:35am EST
'American Idol' Recap: Meet The Top 24 Part 2
Last night's American Idol 2015 episode brought viewers one step closer to live shows. Idol revealed the final half of the top 24 contestants. Now seeing all of them, we're more excited than ever for this season.

American Idol 2015 episode 14 finished up the House of Blues showcases. It also re-aired that segment we saw at the opening of season 14. Originally, the segment gave us a glimpse of the finalist, but blacked out their faces. Now we saw them as Ryan Seacrest read out a list of the top 24.

Once again we're giving you a run down of our favorite House of Blues showcases from last ...
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'American Idol' Recap: Meet The Top 24 Part 1

February 19th, 2015 9:25am EST
'American Idol': Meet The Top 24 Part 1
The American Idol 2015 House of Blues showcases narrowed downed the top 48 to 24 contestants. Next week, Idol fans take back control. We'll witness our favorites singing live (and completely) for the first time this season, and then we vote for them. So last night the American Idol 2015 contestants really felt the pressure to standout.

Surprisingly, the Idol House of Blues showcases didn't live up to expectations. Some of the performers didn't really convince us they deserved their place in the top 24. As the live performances start, we reserve the right to change our opinions. Instead of ...
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'American Idol' Recap: Best Of The Hollywood Solo Performances

February 13th, 2015 9:26am EST
'American Idol' 2015 Episode 12 Recap: Best Of The Hollywood Sol
Last night, American Idol 2015 narrowed down their contestants to the top 48. Each remaining one sang a solo song to the Idol judges. The night had a few standouts, but it was mainly an episode of cutthroat eliminations.

Some of the American Idol 2015 front-runners said goodbye. For some, we may have screamed "no!" but overall we were pleased with the results. Five American Idol hopefuls really brought their A game tonight. Here are those contestants:

Listed in no particular order.

Quentin Alexander

For us, a pop cover works best when it changes the arrangement and more accurately c...
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'American Idol' Recap: Hollywood Group Round Concludes

February 12th, 2015 10:04am EST
'American Idol' 2015 Episode 11 Recap: Hollywood Group Round Con
America Idol 2015's second week of Hollywood came fast and furious. The Idol producers decided to cram a lot into their Wednesday hour. We saw many group performances, not all were ear friendly.

The Idol editors focused their attentions on the most star potential contestants. They even chose not to identify (to viewers) many group members. This could either lead to a fun game of "guess that contestant," or make people wonder, the less than favorable, odds for these contestants.

This American Idol 2015 recap will run through as many of the highlighted groups from last night as possible. ...
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Which 'Dancing With The Stars' Pros Will Return For Season 20?

February 11th, 2015 10:45am EST
Dancing With The Stars
"Dancing with the Stars" announcement of its season 20 pros brings to the ballroom old favorites and new surprises that promises to make the 10th year of the beloved ABC reality dance series its best yet!

Returning to the ballroom are beloved favorites Tony Dovolani, Mark Ballas, Kym Johnson and Peta Murgatroyd.

New fan favorites Sharna Burgess, Witney Carson, Artem Chigvintsev, Valentin Chmerkovskiy, Allison Holker and Emma Slater are also returning to the dance floor.

Carson won season 19 of "Dancing with the Stars" alongside Alfonso Ribiero.

Season 20 will also be the last for longti...
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'American Idol' Recap: Hollywood Week-Groups Round Part 1

February 6th, 2015 10:03am EST
'American Idol' Recap: Hollywood Week-Groups Round Part 1
Last night, American Idol 2015 continued their first set of Hollywood episodes. Once again, Idol treated us to some beautiful singers, and a minimal of drama fillers. American Idol 2015 keeps getting better and better.

This episode introduced our favorite part of Hollywood week: group rounds. We finished up the solo performances, and then headed straight to the group rounds. These rounds usually contain intensity, because artists who are used to singing solo have to learn to coordinate. It can bring out the divas and the saints. Group rounds often crush the weak hearted.

American Idol 2...
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