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  • Ann Powers: The girls work the quirkiness, and the smarts

     
    Song selection. It's what the judges love to mention, the first true or false step any "Idol" striver makes, before she even opens her well-glossed lips. Sometimes, in truth, it doesn't matter that much: The singer's presence, tone, or sheer power...
  • Live from Vancouver, it's the Winter Olympics closing ceremony

     
    8:00: The show is over. One of the best closing ceremonies you will ever want to see. Well done, Canada. Thank you, Vancouver, for your hospitality and personal warmth. I consider myself part Canadian now. 7:55: Hip-hop dancers XXS and......
  • [Updated] 'American Idol' contestant Crystal Bowersox in hospital; boys will perform tonight

     
    "American Idol" hopeful Crystal Bowersox has been taken to the hospital for medical issues, causing a switcheroo in this week's "Idol" performance schedule. [Updated 2:49 p.m.: A rep for Fox would not confirm if Bowersox has been hospitalized.] The...
  • 'American Idol' results: A winner is named

     
    What a long, strange season it's been. We lost the quirky entertainment of judge Paula Abdul. We learned it was Simon Cowell's last time behind this particular judges' table. We got to know Ellen DeGeneres in a new context --......
  • Ann Powers: Simon's last supper, and Lee's chance to sing for his

     
    What would you put on the menu for your last meal? The French dignitary Francois Mitterrand, about to expire from stomach cancer, famously ingested an endangered songbird. Joan of Arc received Holy Communion. Allen Ginsberg sipped at a bowl of fish...
  • Season 9 finale burning questions, plus Alanis on Crystal! [Updated]

     
    Yours truly will be burning the midnight oil later on, but first, your burning questions answered direct from the Nokia Theatre press room. 1) Why did David Cook not join Kelly Clarkson, Fantasia, Carrie Underwood, Jordin Sparks, Taylor Hicks and Kris...
  • And this year's 'American Idol' winner is ...

     
    It was a night of laughs, tears, jaw-dropping performances and surprise appearances, and even if Season 9 didn't quite get your juices flowing, the 2010 finale pulled out plenty of stops. They didn't all make sense -- Alice Cooper, while entertaining...
  • ‘American Idol’: And the winner is … Simon Cowell? He gets big sendoff, but did the right person win?

     
    SPOILER ALERT: “American Idol” crowned a winner tonight – Lee DeWyze – but that seemed secondary to saying farewell to judge Simon Cowell. “The show goes forward, it will be different, but I just want to thank yo...
  • Crystal Bowersox: 'I knew Lee would win'

     
    Crystal Bowersox's last exchange with Simon Cowell was a telling one. As she went in for a goodbye hug, the acerbic Brit apologized to the singer for having come in second place. "Don't be sorry for me," Crystal responded. "I couldn't be happier." Simon's...
  • Cowell's 'American Idol' exit draws 24.2 million viewers

     
    Ryan Seacreast declared it "the end of an era," and Janet Jackson even kept her shirt on. But in the eyes of Nielsen, Simon Cowell's last episode as chief justice of "American Idol" was the least-watched finale since its first......
  • Poll: Do you think 'American Idol' can finally win the Emmy?

     
    "American Idol" has lost the Emmy for best reality-competition show to "Amazing Race" for the last seven years, but the songbird smackdown finally has a good chance to win, thanks to what it plans to submit to judges. All nominees must enter one episode...