America Idol Top 13: On Wednesday night, Paul McDonald chose alt-country Ryan Adams' music and Pia Toscano took on Eric Carmen's 'All by Myself.'
American Idol introduced viewers Thursday night to the Top 10 contestants chosen by vote, plus the judges' three wild card picks. In one round, 11 singers – including Brett Loewenstern, Robbie Rosen, Clint Jun Gamboa – were sent home. We now have the 13 official American Idol Season 10 contestants.
American Idol Top 12: After some pretty memorable performances from the boys, the Top 12 American Idol girls took the stage Wednesday. Early favorite Lauren Alaina didn't disappoint, but it was Pia Toscano who had the American Idol judges on their feet.
American Idol Top 12: While some of the American Idol men struggled their first night before a live audience, Jacob Lusk, Casey Abrams, and Scotty McCreery deliver solid performances. And, Idol adds online vote to America's ballot options.
America Idol's Top 24 were revealed Thursday night, and early favorites such as Casey Abrams and Lauren Alaina did well. But America's 15-year-old sweetheart, Jacee Badeaux, is sent home in the final double elimination.
Chris Medina learned that he did not make the American Idol Top 24. But it was American Idol judge Jennifer Lopez who was reduced to tears after saying goodbye to the early favorite with the tragic past.
The two secret weapons of Season 10 on American Idol are not Steven Tyler and Jennifer Lopez, but Casey Abrams and Lauren Alaina.
American Idol auditions in San Francisco were the final night of auditions before Hollywood Week. Some would argue that American Idol saved the best for last with the stellar performances from James Durbin and Emily Anne Reed.
For American Idol, Los Angeles was a breeding ground of bizarre auditions, including the performance by Matt Frankel. Thankfully a few contestants, such as the Guitierrez brothers, saved LA's reputation as a city of artists.
American Idol producers highlighted Steven Tyler's antics Wednesday with a phony apology. But for John Wayne Schulz, no apologies needed.