American Idol Season 12 - updates

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Mariah Carey, Nicki Minaj leave ‘Idol’

May 31, 2013 - 2:31 PM

Mariah Carey and Nicki Minaj will not return for another season of the talent show

GOODBYE IDOL. 'American Idol' judges Mariah Carey and Nicki Minaj will not return for another season. Photos from American Idol Facebook page

Candice Glover wins AI season 12

May 17, 2013 - 10:49 AM

Candice Glover beats country singer Kree Harrison and becomes AI s first female winner after 5 seasons

THE IDOL. Candice Glover snatches victory and becomes the first female Idol after 5 seasons. Photo from American Idol Facebook page

'Idol' judges to be replaced next season

May 11, 2013 - 6:30 PM

None of the current American Idol season 12 judges will be back for the next season

ALL JUDGES ELIMINATED. 'American Idol' is going on a complete overhaul to save its dwindling ratings. Photo from the 'American Idol' Facebook page

AI season 12: Angie Miller eliminated

May 10, 2013 - 7:28 PM

Angie Miller fails to make it to the top two of American Idol season 12

GOODBYE, ANGIE. Miller falls short of the AI season 12 title. Photo from the 'American Idol' Facebook page

Randy Jackson to leave 'American Idol'

May 10, 2013 - 6:37 PM

AI original judge Randy Jackson will leave the show after 12 years in the judging panel

GOODBYE, RANDY. After 12 seasons, 'American Idol' judge Randy Jackson has decided to say goodbye. Photo from the 'American Idol' Facebook page

AI season 12: Top 3 performances

May 09, 2013 - 8:24 PM

American Idol s top 3 sing 3 songs each in one night

TOP 3. Who will make it to the finals? Photo from the American Idol Facebook page

AI season 12: Amber Holcomb eliminated

May 03, 2013 - 5:18 PM

The final 3 are revealed

NEXT TO GO. Amber Holcomb leaves American Idol in the 'most emotional' results show of the season. Photo from the American Idol Facebook page

'American Idol' to replace Mariah with J.Lo?

Apr 26, 2013 - 7:20 PM

Is American Idol letting go of judge Mariah Carey?

IS MARIAH GETTING THE PINK SLIP? Rumors are circulating about Mariah Carey being ousted from 'American Idol'. Photo from the Mariah Carey Facebook page

AI season 12: No one is eliminated

Apr 26, 2013 - 2:59 PM

All top 4 American Idol contestants are safe — this week at least

ALL SAFE. The top 4 American Idol contestants will return next week. Photo from the American Idol Facebook page

AI season 12: Janelle Arthur eliminated

Apr 19, 2013 - 3:38 PM

The judges did not save Janelle Arthur from elimination after her top 5 performance

NO SAVE. Janelle Arthur was eliminated in the April 18 (April 19 MNL) episode of American Idol. Photo from the 'American Idol' Facebook page

AI season 12: Lazaro Arbos eliminated

Apr 12, 2013 - 1:44 PM

Lazaro Arbos is out of American Idol leaving an all girl top 5

GOODBYE, LAZARO. Lazaro's elimination confirms that it will be an all-girl top 5 slate. Photo from the American Idol Facebook page

AI season 12: Devin Velez eliminated

Mar 29, 2013 - 1:17 PM

Devin Velez goes home after judges decide not to save him

GOODBYE DEVIN. After Devin's elimination, only 7 remain. Photo from the 'American Idol' Facebook page

AI season 12: 'The music of Motor City'

Mar 28, 2013 - 7:52 PM

American Idol s Top 8 perform Motown songs individually and by group

MOTOWN SHOWDOWN. American Idol's Top 8 performed songs from Motor City. Photo from the 'American Idol' Facebook page

AI season 12: 'Music of the Beatles'

Mar 21, 2013 - 6:28 PM

The 9 AI finalists serenaded viewers with Beatles songs Who will be eliminated?

TOP 9. American Idol season 12's March 20 (March 21 MNL) episode is all about the Beatles. Photo from the American Idol Facebook page

American Idol boys vie for Top 10 spots

Mar 07, 2013 - 3:48 PM

The boys may not be as strong as the girls but certain performances merit spots in the Top 10

AMERICA'S VOTE. Who among these 10 boys will make it American Idol's Top 10? Photo from American Idol Facebook page

Fil-Am Adriana Latonio's 'weak' AI performance

Mar 06, 2013 - 10:49 PM

Adriana Latonio gives a lukewarm performance on the first night when America gets to vote on American Idol

'LESS THAN STELLAR.' Although Adriana Latonio's performance had its high points, the judges were not impressed. Image from the American Idol Facebook page

Fil-Am Jett Hermano out of American Idol

Feb 28, 2013 - 11:13 AM

American Idol s 3rd sudden death round did not bode well for Fil Am Jett Hermano

A NEW DREAM. Now that Fil-Am Jett Hermano's A.I. dreams are over, will she find a new dream? Photo from Billsal Miller's Facebook page

American Idol sudden death: boys take stage

Feb 22, 2013 - 7:06 PM

The second day of sudden death sees the boys competing for spots in the top 20

WHO STAYS? WHO GOES? It's up to the AI judges. Image from the American Idol Facebook page

Fil-Am Adriana Latonio makes it to AI top 20

Feb 21, 2013 - 8:29 PM

17 year old Adriana Latonio is the first Filipino American to get in American Idol s top 20 Will there be more?

A-PLUS PERFORMANCE. American Idol judges rained Fil-Am Adriana Latonio with praise. Screen shot from www.usatoday.com

'American Idol' producer Nigel Lythgoe reveals new show format

Jan 17, 2013 - 2:54 PM

American Idol s 12th season brings good or bad? changes to the show s format as revealed by its executive producer

NEW SHOW, NEW JUDGES. Aside from introducing three new judges, the show reveals a new format, too. Photo from the American Idol Facebook page

American Idol: New judges, new drama, fresh talent

Jan 16, 2013 - 10:56 AM

American Idol Season 12 judges Mariah Carey Nicki Minaj Keith Urban and Randy Jackson share why they re in the show and their A I experiences so far

IDOL-MAKERS. (From left) Randy Jackson, Mariah Carey, host Ryan Seacrest, Nicki Minaj, and Keith Urban. All photos from the 'American Idol' Facebook page