The ratings for Season 12 of 'American Idol' have been consistently down -- the worst since the first. Many critics believe the decline has to do with lackluster judges. One of those judges believes the blame lies on the doorstep of her peers. Yes, Nicki Minaj thinks the low ratings for 'Idol' are the fault of Keith Urban, Mariah Carey and sole remaining original judge Randy Jackson.
Her Minajesty also thinks it is she who keeping the show afloat. Really? Really.
Kelly Clarkson is an American original, and not just because she was the Season 1 winner of 'American Idol.' The girl doesn't care about anything but belting out songs and as a result, she is super cute and without an ounce of pretense. She returned to the stage that launched her career on tonight's (April 11) results episode. She performed her new single, the rockin', uptempo 'People Like Us.' She also wasn't shy about being an uber fan girl for Mariah Carey.
Scotty McCreery, the undeniably likeable country crooner who took the crown during Season 10 of 'American Idol,' was back on the show for tonight's (April 11) results episode. He performed the new song 'See You Tonight' with the panache of a seasoned vet, since that's what he is, even at 19! He can't drink legally, but boy, can he command a crowd's attention with his performance skill.
On tonight's (April 11) results episode of 'American Idol,' Lazaro Arbos was at risk of going home, since he turned in two not very good peformances last night, singing out of key and delivering what show mentor Jimmy Iovine called "an Ambien milkshake." Translation: It was boring and put him to sleep. The judges didn't use their sole save of the season on Arbos and he was thus eliminated.
Candice Glover ended tonight’s episode of ‘American Idol’ (April 10) by singing the Cure’s smash hit, ‘Love Song.’ You may already be familiar with Adele’s version of the tune, but Glover made it her own with a truly breathtaking performance. She received a standing ovation from the judges, and Mariah Carey was so impressed that she even approached the stage to shower her with glitter.
By now, it’s no secret that Kree Harrison can sing just about anyone under the table, and tonight’s episode of ‘American Idol’ (April 10) was further proof of this. Her brother was able to get time off of work to attend, which made her performance all the more special. Her rendition of ‘What the World Needs Now Is Love’ by Burt Bacharach showcased her stunning vocals and compassionate spirit. She already had a slew of stellar performances under her belt, but this may have been her best one yet!