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PopWatch 'American Idol' 2014: You rank the Top 9
by Annie Barrett | Mar 26, 2014 10:19 PM

Tonight the Top 9 had to pretend they were at the forefront of a band. (Which they are…

Inside TV 'Idol' Exit Interview: M.K. Nobilette talks to EW after fourth elimination
by Jake Perlman | Mar 21, 2014 02:58 PM

M.K. Nobilette's less-than-perfect performance wasn't a hit with America. Nobilette was the fourth finalist voted off American Idol Thursday night after…

PopWatch 'American Idol' 2014: How'd the Top 10 do?
by Annie Barrett | Mar 19, 2014 10:39 PM

Tonight the Top 10 contestants could sing any Top 10 hit. Any hit! That's, like, any J. Lo…

Inside TV 'American Idol': Harry Connick Jr. on his 'harsh' nickname, the most frustrating part of being a judge
by Jake Perlman | Mar 19, 2014 10:00 AM

When Harry Connick Jr. joined the judging panel of American Idol this season, fans were hit with a fresh perspective…

Inside TV 'Idol' Exit Interview: Ben Briley talks to EW after third elimination
by Jake Perlman | Mar 14, 2014 02:42 PM

Well, we know what Ben Briley won't be doing this summer! Briley missed out on this year's top…

The Music Mix J.Lo's 'I Luh Ya Papi' turns the tables on rap videos: Watch it here
by JoJo Marshall | Mar 14, 2014 09:34 AM

Sick of all the under-dressed ladies that rappers like to have decorating their sets like sexy lawn ornaments?…

PopWatch 'American Idol' 2014 results: Top 10 are...
by Annie Barrett | Mar 13, 2014 10:03 PM

Just .07 percent of the popular vote separated the Top 11's last-place and second-to-last-place singer. Would the judges…

Inside TV 'Idol' Exit Interview: Emily Piriz talks to EW after second elimination
by Jake Perlman | Mar 07, 2014 10:18 AM

America did not get loud for Emily Piriz. The 18-year-old Florida native was the second finalist sent home…

PopWatch 'American Idol' 2014 results: The Top 12
by Annie Barrett | Mar 06, 2014 08:12 PM

Would the judges use their one save of the season on the least popular singer of the Top…

Inside TV 'Idol' exit interview: First eliminated contestant of the season speaks
by Jake Perlman | Feb 28, 2014 10:53 AM

Well, the first cut is the deepest. That's probably what Kristen O'Connor is telling herself this morning after…

PopWatch 'American Idol' 2014 results: Top 13 elimination is...
by Annie Barrett | Feb 27, 2014 09:10 PM

Would the judges use their one save of the season on the first least-popular singer of the Top…

Inside TV 'American Idol' partners with Google, Facebook for new voting system
by Jake Perlman | Feb 26, 2014 09:30 AM

The competition on American Idol is finally getting started tonight, with the top 13 finalists performing for America's vote. And now,…

PopWatch 'American Idol' top 13 party, on the scene: Judges and finalists talk format changes, song choices, more
by Jake Perlman | Feb 21, 2014 04:02 PM

The lucky 13 finalists for season 13 of American Idol were revealed Thursday night, and immediately after, the group got…

The Music Mix 'American Idol' lawsuit claims Sony owes Kelly, Carrie, others royalties
by Hillary Busis | Feb 21, 2014 12:36 PM

As a wise old prophet once said, music makes the people come together. But an even older, even…

Inside TV 'American Idol' live shows start tonight: Producers unveil new set, talk format changes for 'lucky' season 13
by Jake Perlman | Feb 18, 2014 03:02 PM

When American Idol's rush week begins Tuesday night, fans of the long-running singing competition will notice a couple of…

PopWatch 'American Idol' surprise SuperVote: Ben Briley vs. Neco Starr
by Annie Barrett | Feb 13, 2014 09:31 PM

American Idol has really done it this time. They're pitting two of the semifinalist guys -- authentic country…

PopWatch 'American Idol' has its first openly gay contestant in 2014
by Annie Barrett | Feb 12, 2014 11:22 PM

Of course it's sad that this is a news headline, that it took this long, that this is…

PopWatch PopWatch Planner: The Super Bowl, the Sochi Olympics, 'The Monuments Men', and more
by Samantha Highfill | Feb 02, 2014 09:00 AM

Yes, this week is a little heavy on the sporting events. Between the Super Bowl and the kick-off…

PopWatch Watch a 16-year-old Keith Urban sing Air Supply on Aussie TV talent show -- VIDEO
by Mandi Bierly | Jan 30, 2014 10:26 AM

A video of a young Keith Urban competing on the Aussie TV talent show New Faces in 1983…

PopWatch TV Recap: 'American Idol,' 'American Horror Story,' and 'Broad City' -- VIDEO
by EW staff | Jan 23, 2014 09:50 AM

Did you miss the Jan. 22 episodes of American Idol, American Horror Story: Coven, or Broad City? Catch…

Inside TV Stupid Questions: 'Idol' judge Harry Connick Jr. on J.Lo's third arm, Keith Urban's fake accent, and laser dolphins
by Dan Snierson | Jan 22, 2014 03:17 PM

He has tickled the ivories to fame and acclaim. Now the 46-year-old jazz crooner/actor will tickle your funny…

Inside TV 'American Idol' judges Keith Urban and Harry Connick Jr. talk audition rounds -- VIDEO
by Sandra Gonzalez | Jan 16, 2014 08:15 PM

American Idol's new season is in full swing on Fox and though the season kicked off with a…

Inside TV 'American Idol' returns to worst premiere ratings yet despite Harry Connick Jr.
by James Hibberd | Jan 16, 2014 11:01 AM

Unlucky 13? American Idol returned Wednesday night to once again post its lowest premiere rating ever. The 13th…

PopWatch 'American Idol' premiere: Harry Connick Jr. is delicious
by Annie Barrett | Jan 15, 2014 11:19 PM

Harry Connick Jr. is my favorite American Idol judge so far, and not just because he cradled a…