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  • 'American Idol' season 16, episode 19 recap and performances

    'American Idol' season 16, episode 19 recap and performances

    "American Idol" season 16 ended on Monday night, with the singing competition crowning its first winner since moving to ABC. Who won "American Idol" this season? And what were the most memorable moments from the rest of the two-hour finale? Why does one of them involve a wild animal? Here are the...
  • 'American Idol' season 16, episode 18 recap and performances

    'American Idol' season 16, episode 18 recap and performances

    The "American Idol" season finale got underway on Sunday, with the ABC singing competition's three finalists each performing three final times to try and get music fans to vote for them as the winner of "American Idol" season 16. Plus, judges Katy Perry, Lionel Richie and Luke Bryan were still...
  • Who will win 'American Idol' season 16?

    Who will win 'American Idol' season 16?

    On Tuesday night, music fans will find out who is the winner of "American Idol" season 16. The ABC singing competition will announce its champion at the end of the season finale, but it is by no means clear-cut. Maddie Poppe, Caleb Lee Hutchinson and Gabby Barrett all have reasons why they could be...
  • 'American Idol' judges among list of season 16 finale performers

    'American Idol' judges among list of season 16 finale performers

    Music fans now know who will perform during Monday's "American Idol" grand finale. ABC announced the lineup of talent for its singing competition on Saturday, one day after NBC detailed its guest performers for "The Voice." Per the network's press release, all three "Idol" judges will perform during...
  • Watch: Carrie Underwood returns to 'American Idol' to deliver dazzling performance of 'Cry Pretty'

    Watch: Carrie Underwood returns to 'American Idol' to deliver dazzling performance of 'Cry Pretty'

    “American Idol” season four winner Carrie Underwood returned home to the rebooted version of the reality singing competition that launched her iconic career on May 13 to deliver a stunning performance of her new single, “Cry Pretty.” Before she hit the stage to sing her emotional new track and her...
  • 'American Idol' season 16, episode 17 recap and performances

    'American Idol' season 16, episode 17 recap and performances

    "American Idol" revealed its finalists on Sunday night, while also welcoming back "American Idol" season 4 winner Carrie Underwood. With the ABC singing competition's Top 5 having to cover Underwood's hits as well as perform Mother's Day tributes, who got good news on the holiday and who needed a...
  • American Idol Live! to return to the stage with 2018 tour

    American Idol Live! to return to the stage with 2018 tour

    ABC's resurrection of "American Idol" also involves bringing back the show's live tour. During Sunday's episode, it was announced that the "American Idol" season 16 finalists will tour this summer, beginning July 11. "American Idol Live! 2018" is the first "Idol" tour since "American Idol" season 1...
  • 'American Idol' season 16, episode 16 recap and performances

    'American Idol' season 16, episode 16 recap and performances

    "American Idol" named its Top 5 on Sunday, but it wasn't without controversy. Judges Katy Perry, Lionel Richie and Luke Bryan eliminated two fan favorites from the ABC singing competition, leaving "American Idol" season 16 wide open with just weeks left. Here are the highlights music fans need to...
  • ABC renews 'American Idol' for season 17, all judges returning

    ABC renews 'American Idol' for season 17, all judges returning

    "American Idol" was renewed for season 17 on Friday, with ABC also announcing in its press release that Katy Perry, Lionel Richie and Luke Bryan will all return as judges. The news comes ahead of the show revealing "American Idol" season 16's final five contestants this Sunday, May 6. Ryan Seacrest...
  • 'American Idol' season 16, episode 15 recap and performances

    'American Idol' season 16, episode 15 recap and performances

    "American Idol" had its first-ever Disney Night on Sunday, with the singing competition taking full advantage of ABC being owned by Disney. Not only did the Top 10 go to Disneyland, but "Frozen" star Idina Menzel was this week's guest mentor and the entire set list was made up of Disney hits. Who...
  • 'American Idol' season 16, episode 14 recap and performances

    'American Idol' season 16, episode 14 recap and performances

    "American Idol" season 16 has its Top 10. The ABC singing competition revealed the first round of America's votes on Monday night, dividing the singers into three groups: those chosen by America; those saved by judges Katy Perry, Luke Bryan and Lionel Richie; and the four contestants who were...
  • 'American Idol' will have live voting for both East and West Coasts

    'American Idol' will have live voting for both East and West Coasts

    "American Idol" is making its live shows live for music fans everywhere. ABC announced on Monday via press release that starting on Sunday, April 29, it will air "Idol" live in all time zones for three weeks, enabling fans to vote for their favorite "American Idol" season 16 singers no matter where...
  • 'American Idol' season 16, episode 13 recap and performances

    'American Idol' season 16, episode 13 recap and performances

    "American Idol" turned the voting over to America on Sunday, as the ABC singing competition's Top 14 performed some huge hits hoping that they'd translate into a huge number of votes. With four contestants going home this week, judges Katy Perry, Lionel Richie and Luke Bryan were on hand to help...
  • 'American Idol' season 16, episode 12 recap and performances

    'American Idol' season 16, episode 12 recap and performances

    "American Idol" completed its Top 24 round on Monday, having the dozen artists who performed during Sunday's show join forces with celebrity duet partners to earn the right to be "American Idol" season 16 finalists. At the end of the episode, judges Katy Perry, Lionel Richie and Luke Bryan...
  • 'American Idol' season 16, episode 11 recap and performances

    'American Idol' season 16, episode 11 recap and performances

    "American Idol" returned on Sunday with the second half of its Top 24. The 12 artists who didn't perform last week took the stage this week, starting with solo performances to prove they deserve to stay in "American Idol" season 16. But who will judges Katy Perry, Lionel Richie and Luke Bryan send...
  • 'American Idol' season 16, episode 10 recap and performances

    'American Idol' season 16, episode 10 recap and performances

    "American Idol" turned up the star power on Monday, as 12 of the Top 24 contestants performed celebrity duets to determine which of them would move on. Judges Lionel Richie, Katy Perry and Luke Bryan could only choose seven of the "American Idol" season 16 hopefuls, so who did they pick? Here are...
  • 'American Idol' season 16, episode 9 recap and performances

    'American Idol' season 16, episode 9 recap and performances

    Sunday's episode of "American Idol" saw half the Top 24 performing in Hollywood again, this time with additional solos hoping that judges Katy Perry, Luke Bryan and Lionel Richie would select them as one of the ABC singing competition's Top 14. Whose performances stood out the most? Here are the...
  • 'American Idol' season 16, episode 8 recap and performances

    'American Idol' season 16, episode 8 recap and performances

    The "American Idol" season 16 finalists have been chosen. The ABC singing competition revealed its Top 24 on Monday, after judges Katy Perry, Luke Bryan and Lionel Richie carved the field in half. You can see everyone who made the Top 24 by playing the video above, and keep reading for the...
  • 'American Idol' season 16, episode 7 recap and performances

    'American Idol' season 16, episode 7 recap and performances

    Hollywood Week concluded on "American Idol" on Sunday night, with judges Katy Perry, Luke Bryan and Lionel Richie still trying to decide who deserved to move on to the Top 24. Yet the most remarkable thing about the latest episode was its numerous callbacks to past "Idol" fan favorites! Here are the...
  • 'American Idol' season 16, episode 6 recap and performances

    'American Idol' season 16, episode 6 recap and performances

    "American Idol" season 16 kicked off the proper competition on Monday with footage from Hollywood Week, and there was a lot for music fans (and the judges) to take in. Katy Perry, Lionel Richie and Luke Bryan had to watch both solo performances and both performances from hastily assembled groups as...
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