American Idol 13

  • Idol finalist uses slur, apology clarifies who he was using it against (not his fans)

  • Survivor beats American Idol for the first time

  • The real surprise is not that American Idol finally has an openly gay contestant

  • Facebook will show real-time American Idol voting results

  • American Idol results shows cut to 30 minutes (again, for the third time)

  • Harry Connick Jr. finally becomes an American Idol judge

  • Idol’s baffling casting: Randy Jackson back as mentor, replacing Iovine; JLo back as judge

  • American Idol reaches out to guitar players: “Now you can audition with your guitar!”

  • American Idol adds producers of Bravo’s Start-Ups Silicon Valley: awesome

  • Swedish Idol producer will take over American Idol