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  1. overnights
    American Idol Recap: Selfie-Destructive TendenciesIt’s “Love Night,” which is a theme that is utterly without meaning.
  2. overnights
    American Idol Recap: An Exciting Twist, AlmostA voting quirk!
  3. overnights
    American Idol Recap: America, This Is YouJason Mraz was last night’s guest mentor, and he embodied the showmanship that the top five mostly lacked.
  4. somewhere in time
    Revisiting the Songs of Summer 1986The music of July 1986 is the ultimate Mean Girls playlist.
  5. overnights
    American Idol Recap: 5 to GoRyan Seacrest is really knocking it out of the park when it comes to weird show-opening lines this season.
  6. overnights
    American Idol Recap: I’m Not in LoveGrumpy Cat appeared last night. People sang, too, but Grumpy Cat, everyone.
  7. somewhere in time
    Dave Holmes on Battle of the Network StarsBack to the day when television preferred its celebrities in the dunk tank, not the drunk tank.
  8. overnights
    American Idol Recap: Good-bye, StrangerKevin Bacon does his best Seacrest and then is never heard from again.
  9. overnights
    American Idol Recap: Come Back to the Five & Dime, Lee DeWyze, Lee DeWyzeSomewhere, Pia Toscano is kicking herself for not waiting until this season to audition.
  10. somewhere in time
    Dave Holmes Returns to 1995 to Count Down Waterworld-Era Music VideosBack to the era of sexless “uhhhh!”s and phony Hootie love on Friends.
  11. overnights
    American Idol Recap: My Dear WatsonIn a season of stinkers, a true one-star stinker.
  12. overnights
    American Idol Recap: Gag Me With a SpoonBack to the 1980s, for better or for worse (leaning heavily on the latter).
  13. somewhere in time
    Dave Holmes Travels Back to 2005 and Charts a Legendary Top 40To cap off any lingering HIMYM nostalgia.
  14. overnights
    American Idol Recap: Somebody Save MeIn which the girls in the audience chanted, “Save him! Save him!” like they were at Sam’s crucifixion.
  15. American Idol Recap: The End Is in the BeginningWell played, Idol.
  16. overnights
    American Idol Recap: Wake-Up CallAre we so afraid of our need for acceptance that we can’t even beg for acceptance on a show that is a literal plea for acceptance?
  17. overnights
    American Idol Recap: They’re Near the BandWe all hope these kids will develop some kind of personality.
  18. somewhere in time
    Dave Holmes Returns to 1992, When Kris Kross’s ‘Jump’ Ruled the ChartsThis installment of “Somewhere in Time” will make you jump, jump!
  19. overnights
    American Idol Recap: Top 10 Results NightRemind us when the results show is going down to 30 minutes again?
  20. reality rumble
    The 8 Worst American Idol MomentsKara DioGuardi in a bikini. The bizarre sponsored engagement. Randy Jackson.
  21. overnights
    American Idol Recap: Top-Ten Song NightTop-ten song night, and someone definitely sings “Pumped Up Kicks,” even though we all know what that song is about.
  22. overnights
    American Idol Recap: Selling the Summer TourThe top ten competitors are revealed.
  23. reality rumble
    Reality Battle: American Idol vs. Jersey ShoreA cuddly rivalry vs. an angry gorilla juicehead.
  24. overnights
    American Idol Recap: Movie NightIt was movie night and not one person sang Aerosmith’s “I Don’t Want to Miss a Thing.” Miracles happen.
  25. somewhere in time
    Dave Holmes Flashes Back to the Glorious March 1999 Singles ChartThe heady days when “Believe” was number one, Britney wasn’t that innocent, and boy bands were all the rage.
  26. overnights
    American Idol Recap: There Are No HighlightsWho are we going to we root for?
  27. overnights
    American Idol Recap: A Rush to JudgmentEleven finalists perform songs. One performs a song by Rush.
  28. overnights
    American Idol Recap: Candice Glover in the HouseA glimpse at the contestants offstage before they sing like mad on stage.
  29. somewhere in time
    Dave Holmes Revisits the Nielsens Circa the Infamous 1989 Oscars TelecastBack to the era of Great Circuses of the World, Moonlighting, and McDreamy dancing at the Oscars.
  30. overnights
    American Idol Recap: This Is UsThe Idols got to pick any song that defined them as artists. Someone picked Coldplay’s “The Scientist.”
  31. overnights
    American Idol Recap: And Then There Were Ten (Plus Three Wild Cards)At last, we’re down to a baker’s dozen.
  32. somewhere in time
    Dave Holmes Charts the Modern Rock Hits of February 1994Our intrepid Somewhere in Time columnist counts down the alternative hits when Beck’s “Loser” reigned supreme.
  33. overnights
    American Idol Recap: You Did Your ThingThe top 15 boys performed, and they mopped the floor with Tuesday night’s girls.
  34. overnights
    American Idol Recap: Hello (and Good-bye), Ladies!Fifteen women — some of whom our recapper swears he’s never seen before — fight for five slots.
  35. overnights
    American Idol Recap: Good-bye, HollywoodIn which we call at least one person who’s a lock for the top three.
  36. overnights
    American Idol Recap: Countdown to the Top 30In the race to have the first openly gay competitor, American Idol is beaten by 72 hours by a college football program.
  37. somewhere in time
    Dave Holmes Looks Back at the 1987 Box Office When RoboCop DebutedThe top ten included both Revenge of the Nerds II: Nerds in Paradise AND Jaws IV: The Revenge.
  38. overnights
    American Idol Recap: The Pointless Ritual of Group NightEvery year it’s a flurry of pointless heartache as everyone has to prove skills they will never ever need again on this show.
  39. overnights
    American Idol Recap: Hangar StakesYou do not want to be on that one bus.
  40. somewhere in time
    Dave Holmes Revisits the Top 40 Songs From Super Bowl Sunday 2004Dave Holmes travels back to early 2004 to remind us what everyone was listening to (when not talking about Janet Jackson’s boob).
  41. overnights
    American Idol Recap: We’re Just Wild About HarryAnd with that, it’s off to Hollywood.
  42. overnights
    American Idol Recap: Salt Lake City TalentPresenting the first person to make it to Hollywood via The Jeffersons theme song.
  43. overnights
    American Idol Recap: Hey, Wait a Minute, This Season Is Good!For one thing, they haven’t ruined the life of any effeminate boys or autistic teens.
  44. overnights
    American Idol Recap: Detroit DreamsWe’re three episodes into season thirteen, and we’re having a problem: It’s really, really enjoyable.
  45. somewhere in time
    Dave Holmes Revisits the Top 10 Songs at American Idol’s 2002 DebutStarring Ashanti.
  46. overnights
    American Idol Recap: No Country for Bad Singers“Some people wait their whole lives for this opportunity, and you’re disrespecting the process.” Tell it, Mr. Connick Jr.
  47. overnights
    American Idol Premiere Recap: Pentatonics AnonymousFun fact: “Every night before I go to sleep, I read your Wikipedia entry.”
  48. overnights
    The Sing-Off Finale Recap: Christmas Wishes From JewelBee-ba-ba-doo-bom-bom [beat-box noise], we have a winner!
  49. overnights
    The Sing-Off Recap: Thoughts Turn to 98 DegreesYes, someone got eliminated, but Dave Holmes couldn’t stop pondering Nick Lachey and his reunited band.
  50. overnights
    The Sing-Off Recap: I Do Want to Miss Some ThingsYou’ll never guess what songs were sung on “Movie Night.” (Okay, you can probably guess.)
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