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It’s a boys’ club on “Idol” as finale looms

May 7, 2009

With Allison Iraheta getting the boot on Wednesday night, three white men will duke it out for the "American Idol" crown for the first time in the show's history.

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“Idol” judges throw stones on Rock Week

May 6, 2009

In contrast to last week on "American Idol" when it seemed the contestants could do no wrong, the judges found plenty of stones to throw at the Top 4 on Rock Week. Except for Adam Lambert, who as usual thrilled the panelists.allison-iraheta

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“Idol” goes topsy-turvy as Adam hits a speed bump

April 30, 2009

USA/"American Idol" golden boy Adam Lambert hit a big speed bump on Wednesday night after he landed among the show's Bottom Three vote-getters for the first time this season.

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On “Idol,” it’s a man’s world this season

April 29, 2009

irahetaOn "American Idol," it appears to be a man's world after all.

It's no secret that male contestants like Adam Lambert and Danny Gokey have trounced their female counterparts in the singing competition since early this season. And, with just one woman in the show's Top 5, viewers on Tuesday night were left wondering if the final four contestants would all be men for the first time in "Idol" history.

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Who is bound for the “Idol” finale?

April 23, 2009

rounds1Lil Rounds and Anoop Desai sang their swan songs Wednesday night on "American Idol," meaning the singing competition lost its two most uniquely named contestants in one fell swoop.

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Adam Lambert keeps “Idol” judges entranced

April 22, 2009

lambertBefore he went on stage, the camera swooped down on "American Idol" contestant Adam Lambert as he stood beaming in the crowd. But as usual, Lambert was more than just a face in the crowd on Tuesday night, as he again wowed the judges and solidified his frontrunner status.

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Can “Idol’s” Adam Lambert be stopped?

April 9, 2009

USA/Seven singers are still vying for this year's "American Idol" crown following Wednesday's offing of Scott MacIntyre, but already there is no longer a pack of frontrunners. Rather, there is one.

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Simon Cowell becomes a stand-up guy

April 8, 2009

It's an unusual night on "American Idol" when the normally sharp-tongued judge Simon Cowell offers a contestant a standing ovation, which is exactly what he did at the end of Tuesday's show in reaction to Adam Lambert's performance. Granted that Cowell had to offer succinct praise because the show was out of time, but he was definitely acting out of character when he stood up and gushed over Lambert's singing.USA/

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Who would the “Idol” judges save?

April 2, 2009

Top 9 contestant Megan Joy danced off the "American Idol" stage on Wednesday night after she said midway through the show that she did not care that judge Simon Cowell disliked her performance on Tuesday night. Cowell responded later on by telling her: "Megan with the greatest respect, when you said you don't care, nor do we." So with no chance that the judges would save her, when Megan sang Bob Marley's "Turn Your Lights Down Low" one more time, it was all about the pathos.USA/

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“Idol” Top 9: Cowell zingers and a turnaround for Scott

April 1, 2009

BOXING"American Idol" is already down to nine singers, and as the contestants have honed their performances, judge Simon Cowell has refined his famous one-liners. This week he was in top form, sparing only a select few from his special brand of humiliation.