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'American Idol': Top 13 Power List
by Annie Barrett | Feb 26, 2014

Annie Barrett's pre-performance ranking; who's got the most to prove tonight?

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Photo Gallery: 'American Idol' 'American Idol': Who REALLY won each season?
by EW Staff | Jan 08, 2013

Ask Jennifer Hudson and Katharine McPhee: You can get voted out and still be a ''Smash''

Photo Gallery: 'American Idol' 'Idol': Top 4's best/worst
by MJ Santilli | May 01, 2012

MJ Santilli picks the peaks and valleys so far for Phillip, Jessica, Joshua, and Hollie

Photo Gallery: 'American Idol' 'Idol' + Queen: Best/worst
by MJ Santilli | Apr 25, 2012

Contenders have tackled the songs of Freddie Mercury and Co. a lot over the years -- for better and worse

Photo Gallery: 'American Idol' 'Idol' Top 2: Who won each week?
by MJ Santilli | May 21, 2012

For 12 weeks, we've heard Jessica Sanchez and Phillip Phillips sing; MJ Santilli scores 'em round by round

Photo Gallery: 'American Idol' 'Idol': Top 7 Power List (revisited)
by Annie Barrett | Apr 17, 2012

Annie Barrett's updated ranking; see who's climbing, who's sliding, and her new pick at No. 1

Photo Gallery: 'American Idol' 'Idol': 10 big second chances
by MJ Santilli | Apr 18, 2012

Jessica Sanchez is back from the brink; she joins this memorable group who were out, then grabbed a lifeline

Photo Gallery: 'American Idol' 'American Idol': Top 7 Power List
by Annie Barrett | Apr 10, 2012

Annie Barrett's updated ranking; see who's climbing, who's sliding, and who's sitting at No. 1

Photo Gallery: 'American Idol' 'American Idol': Top 10 mentors
by MJ Santilli | Apr 05, 2012

Stevie Nicks' pitch-perfect turn this week puts her among the best pros who've stopped by to guide the Idols

Photo Gallery: 'American Idol' 'Idol': 15 best '80s songs
by MJ Santilli | Apr 04, 2012

The decade has been a comfort zone for contenders since season 1; see who set the bar high for this year's top 8

Photo Gallery 'American Idol': Top 8 Power List
by Annie Barrett | Apr 03, 2012

Annie Barrett's updated ranking; see who's climbing, who's sliding -- and who moves in as her new No. 1

Photo Gallery: 'American Idol' 'Idol': Top 9 Power List
by Annie Barrett | Mar 27, 2012

Annie Barrett's updated ranking; see which guy leaps back into the top 5 -- and her new No. 1

Photo Gallery: 'American Idol' 'Idol': 10 women voted off too soon
by MJ Santilli | Mar 27, 2012

It's been five years since a woman won; fair? We look back at ladies who deserved to go further.

Photo Gallery: 'American Idol' 'Idol': All-time best makeovers
by MJ Santilli | Mar 14, 2012

From Kelly to Clay, Katharine to Carrie, 18 contestants who sharpened their style to match their talent

Photo Gallery: 'American Idol' 'Idol': Top 10 Power List
by Annie Barrett | Mar 20, 2012

Annie Barrett's updated ranking; see which guy leaps back into the top 5 -- and her new No. 1

Photo Gallery: 'American Idol' 'Idol': 27 biggest scandals
by Kate Ward | Feb 02, 2010

Add Jermaine Jones' expected DQ to these legal woes, voting controversies, risque photos, and more

Photo Gallery: 'American Idol' 'American Idol': Top 12 Power List
by Annie Barrett | Mar 13, 2012

Annie Barrett's updated ranking; see which woman jumps from the middle of the pack almost to the top

Photo Gallery: 'American Idol' 'Idol': Best/worst of theme nights
by MJ Santilli | Mar 07, 2012

MJ Santilli picks star-making and trainwreck moments from shows dedicated to Rock, Disco, Country, more

Photo Gallery: 'American Idol' 'American Idol': Top 13 Power List
by Annie Barrett | Mar 06, 2012

Annie Barrett ranks the finalists heading into the Stevie Wonder/Whitney Houston performance round

Photo Gallery: 'American Idol' 'Idol': 10 Hollywood Week breakouts
by MJ Santilli | Feb 21, 2012

It's Hell Week for some and Heaven for others; see who made the most of their chance to impress the judges

Photo Gallery: 'American Idol' 'Idol': 11 vs. Hollywood drama
by MJ Santilli | Feb 14, 2012

Vocal problems, personality clashes, tears, more stress while trying to impress; who won -- and lost

Photo Gallery: 'American Idol' 'Idol': 9 finalists who were told No
by Kate Ward | Feb 07, 2012

It's easy to forget many notables had close calls in auditions; see who almost got stopped before they started

Photo Gallery: 'American Idol' 'Idol': 23 classic sob stories
by MJ Santilli, Annie Barrett | Mar 28, 2013

Lazaro Arbos has struggled this season, but he's not the only one; revisit tales that got our eyes watering

Photo Gallery: 'American Idol' 'Idol': 10 rejects who came back stronger
by MJ Santilli | Jan 25, 2012

Persistence pays: MJ Santilli looks at singers who needed multiple tries to reach the ''Idol'' stage

Photo Gallery: 'American Idol' 'Idol': 24 first impressions
by EW Staff | Jan 09, 2012

As a new crop of singers aims to impress, see what we wrote when we first saw Kelly, Carrie, Adam, Scotty...

Photo Gallery: 'American Idol' 'Idol': 15 audition songs we'd ban
by Kate Ward | Jan 09, 2012

''Rolling in the Deep,'' ''Over the Rainbow,'' any Whitney Houston, 12 more Ryan should just stop at the door

Photo Gallery: Fall TV 2011 'X Factor' vs. 'Idol': Let's compare!
by Annie Barrett | Oct 13, 2011

Boot Camp vs. Hollywood Week? Judges' facial expressions? Crucial minutiae? Simon's new show vs. his old one.

Photo Gallery: 'American Idol' 'Idol': Season 10 Trivia Quiz!
by Kate Ward | May 16, 2011

Consider yourself an expert on this year's competition? See how many of these 10 questions you can answer!