American Idol recap: On Wednesday night, American Idol packed in two hours of performances as we waited to hear the results but the highlight of the season (perhaps the series), had to be Ryan Seacrest's duet with Richard Marx.
American Idol recap: On Tuesday night, American Idol finalists Jena Irene and Caleb Johnson faced off in their last opportunity to earn America's votes. On Wednesday night, one of them will be crowned. Who deserves the title?
American Idol recap: On Wednesday night, American Idol celebrated their 500th episode but FOX is reportedly cutting back Idol airtime next season. Meanwhile, the Top 3 battled and Caleb Johnson was the judges' favorite.
American Idol recap: After an evening full of break-ups, make-ups and dedications on Wednesday, American Idol turned its sights toward the business at hand: eliminating another contestant. Which Idol suffered the disappointment of missing their home town visit?
American Idol recap: The final four contestants got off to a rough start on Wednesday night with their first of three American Idol performances but the third song proved to be a charm. And Jena Irene was living a semi-charmed kind of night.
American Idol recap: On Wednesday night, Jason Mraz helped the remaining contestants prepare for their performances of viewers requests. Jena Irene and Caleb Johnson hit some high notes, but Alex Preston stole our hearts and the show with a tender performance.
American Idol recap: On Wednesday, they all performed songs that once topped the charts but on Thursday one of them would find themselves on the bottom. Who managed to sing another week and who did America send packing?
American Idol recap: On Wednesday night, the American Idol final 10 tried to keep the momentum from last week going. Some managed to achieve their best performances to date, while others crumbled under the pressure.
American Idol recap: On Wednesday night, the final 11 American Idol contestants took on songs from movies. C.J. Harris's performance seemed to ignite a flame in many of the contestants, resulting in the strongest week of performances since the show began.
American Idol 2014 recap: On Wednesday night, Harry Connick Jr. provided the most honest and constructive feedback of any American Idol judge in history. Unfortunately, everyone seemed to think that critical thinking was a real bore; including his fellow judges.