On the bright side, if you ever audition successfully for either show, you are guaranteed to get some high, if unoriginal praise.
Learn a bit more about the people you'll hear a lot about over the next few months.
We don't power rank results shows, but in lieu of that, we put together some superlatives.
All 13 of them. We are A-OK with all but one! (Spoilers, obviously.)
In the wake of sagging ratings, an anonymous ex-contestant has some tips for America's one-time most popular show.
We've now heard performances from all 25 semifinalists! We rank the best, worst and weirdest of last ladies' night.
Jennifer Lopez poses for the new "sports" issue of V magazine. Many more foxy boxing pics, after the jump.
We have singers! 13 of them! And we have the resolution of a certain twist! Read on and relive the best, worst and weirdest of last night's episode.
We have a top 24! And we have power rankings to match those, ranking the 24 best and worst and weirdest.
The best, worst and weirdest of the final 40. Wait, no, the final 24. The final something.
It'd be winners on winners on winners!
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Hopefully it comes with some more good choreography.