American Idol recaps from a true American Idol fan, who calls it how she hears it. It's a new season; we have new judge, Ellen DeGeneres, and Simon Cowell continues to provide reasons to make us want to yell back at our TVs. The Fifth Judge critiques performances and song choices every week from the remaining contestants, while maintaining a sense of humor along the way. There's snark, favoritism, and random Idol tidbits sprinkled about for good measure. Sit back, relax, and keep some ear plugs on hand as season nine of the most popular reality TV show rolls on to crown a new American Idol.
It's official! Aerosmith's Steven Tyler and Jennifer Lopez join Randy Jackson on the American Idol panel for season 10.
Catching up with Casey James while on the road during the American Idol Live tour.
Catching up with Didi Benami while on the road with the American Idol Live tour.
Catching up with Tim Urban while on the road with the American Idol Live tour.
Catching up with high school student Aaron Kelly while on the road with the American Idol Live tour.
Catching up with Crystal Bowersox while on the road with the American Idol Live tour.
Aaron Kelly shines while on tour with the rest of American Idol season nine’s top 10.
Idol rumors are running rampant now that Ellen DeGeneres is out and Jennifer Lopez is possibly in.
The season nine American Idol winner is revealed and former Idols return in a tribute to Simon Cowell.
The Top Two fumble through their songs on the way to the Idol finale.
The Fifth Judge revisits her favorite moments from past Top Two weeks on American Idol.
Plenty of cheers and tears during Idol results as the Top Two contestants were revealed.
Lee DeWyze and Crystal Bowersox once again steal the show this week on Idol.
Simon Cowell, Randy Jackson, Ellen DeGeneres and Kara DioGuardi's song picks for the Top Three contestants are revealed.
Daughtry and Fantasia return to perform, and an unlikely Idol contestant advances into the Top Three.
The Top Four take on "Songs of the Cinema," and Jamie Foxx mentors the Idols for the second consecutive year.
The Fifth Judge shares her favorite performances from Top Five weeks of American Idol's past.
Harry Connick Jr. defines what it means to be an American Idol mentor.
With Crystal Bowersox being the last female contestant standing, can the front runner still be the next American Idol?
The remaining six Idol contestants take on Shania Twain's songbook this week.