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American Idol Season 9

Crystal in a Dress
"Season Nine Finals"

Crystal Bowersox and Lee DeWyze sang three songs apiece this week. Each did a solid job, but Crystal put on the best two performances. We hope she wins.

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Singing Hallelujah
"Top 3 Perform"

Casey James made it clear this week: he has no business in the finals. Lee DeWyze put on the best pair of performances, as we're excited for him to (hopefully) take on Crystal next week.

She's Alright
"Top 4 Perform"

American Idol went to the movies this week, as contestants sang duets and performed individually. As usual, Crystal was the best.

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Lee Sings Frank
"Top Five Perform"

It was Frank Sinatra week on American Idol. This was great news for Lee and Mike; not so much for poor Casey James.

James Does Country
"Top Six Perform"

With Shania Twain as their mentor, the six finalists went country this week. Casey James and Siobhan Magnus put on the best performances of a strong evening.

Crystal on Stage
"Top 7 Perform"

The remaining seven finalists took to the stage this week. They sung inspirational songs and were mentored by Alicia Keys.

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Doing Elvis
"Elvis Night"

Contestants broke out Elvis classic this week. Who performed the best?

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Top 9
"Top 9 Perform"

The top nine contestants performed this week on American Idol. They went with the John Lennon/Paul McCartney catalog.

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DeWyze
"Top 10 Perform"

The Top 10 finalists on Season Nine of American Idol give it their best shot. Did anyone succeed?

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Lee D.
"Top 11 Perform"

The Top 11 aspirants on Season 9 of American Idol let it rip. Who did the best and who fell short?

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Siobhan
"Top 12 Perform"

The top 12 finalists on American Idol brought it last night. Here's a brief rundown of their performances.

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Michael Lynche Photo
"Top 8 Men Perform"

Michael Lynche stole the show this week. He brought Kara to tears with his performance.

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Top Eight Women
"Top 8 Women Perform"

The top eight women took to the stage this week. We rank our top five in this recap.

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Crystal Bowersox on Stage
"Top 10 Women Perform"

The top 10 women took to the stage this evening and showed the guys up. Over half of them did a great job.

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Lee DeWyze Photograph
"Top 10 Men Perform"

The remaining men take to the stage this week. Let's take a look at those we like the best.

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12 Men
"Top 12 Men Perform"

The top 12 men have taken to the stage. We run down our favorite contestants.

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Top Women
"Top 12 Girls Perform"

The top 12 girls performed on this week's episode. We've reviewed our favorites.

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In Hollywood
"Hollywood Round 4"

We're down to the final 24. American Idol completed its search for this season's semifinalists with this episode.

Hollywood Shot
"Season 9 Hollywood Round 3"

We learned a few top 24 names this week. Find out the contestants we liked the most.

Hollywood Singers
"Hollywood Round 2"

American Idol continues to cut down on its number of contestants. Read on for our favorites from the week.

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Judge Ellen
"Hollywood Round 1"

We're finally off to Hollywood! Ellen DeGeneres premieres on this edition of American Idol.

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Dallas Fans
"Best of the Rest"

On the final episode before moving to Hollywood, American Idol introduced viewers to a number of solid contestants tonight. Here's a rundown.

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Photo of Fans
"Denver Auditions"

Victoria Beckham is back as a guest judge. Which singers stood out the most in Denver? Find out now.

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NPH on Idol
"Dallas Auditions"

American Idol took its show to Dallas this week. Joe Jonas and Neil Patrick Harris served as guest judges.

Austin Fullmer
"Los Angeles Auditions"

It was off to Los Angeles for American Idol this week. We've got a summary of the best performances.

Kristin Chenoweth on American Idol
"Orlando Auditions"

Kristin Chenoweth guest-judged this set of American Idol auditions. They took place in Orlando.

Chicago Crowd
"Chicago Auditions"

A new contingent of contestants came out for American Idol in Chicago. We've got a rundown of the best.

Judges in Atlanta
"Atlanta Auditions"

American Idol took its act to Atlanta this week. We've got a rundown of the top performances.

Boston Fan
"Boston Auditions"

Welcome to season nine of American Idol! Let's run down what went down!

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