Idol Headlines for 4/11/13

Tonight, find out who leaves American Idol! Or will the judges finally use the save? Plus, Kelly Clarkson and Scotty McCreery perform. 8/9c on FOX. And Glee returns with a harrowing, ripped-from-the headlines episode immediately following Idol at 9/8c. FOX.

‘American Idol’ Food Fight: Craft Services Budget Crackdown – In early March, when season 12 went live from Stage 36 at CBS Television City, crewmembers looking to snack were surprised to find a 25-cent fee attached to once-free edibles such as cookies and cottage cheese. By month’s end, the price even went up — to $1. “It’s so bizarre,” says one show insider. “What’s next, pay toilets?” In an ironic twist, the food in the press room, which Idol only began serving in 2011 after spare-no-expense The X Factor impressed journalists with its spread, has been getting better. But all that coddling doesn’t seem to be helping, since it’s those very outlets ragging on the series. – Read more at Hollywood Reporter

American Idol’s Candice Glover Reacts To High Praise From Judges: ‘I Just Broke Down’ – Randy Jackson dubbed it one of the greatest performances in “Idol” history – a comment that sent Candice over the edge. “Randy’s been on the show for 12 years, so he’s come across like, amazing talent and for him to say that, I think that’s when I started crying,” Candice told’s Laura Saltman following the show on Wednesday. “I don’t know — I just kind of went off into this alternate universe. I could not take it in.” – Read more at Access Hollywood

American Idol Backstage Scoop: Nicki Minaj Returns Janelle’s Boots, Mariah Carey Proves She Still Loves Glitter – A week after admiring Janelle Arthur’s rhinestone-studded pair (and then literally walking away with them), the rapper has returned them to their rightful owner. But, as Janelle told us backstage after Wednesday’s Top 6 performance show, she didn’t get her wish to confront Idol’s harshest judge herself. “I didn’t get them,” Tennessee’s country sweetheart said. “The production people had to go get them!” – Read more at E Online

Candice Glover talks tears in her eyes and sprinkle of Glitter

Kree Harrison talks Grand Ol Opry

Janelle Arthurs talks about being compared to Kree Harrison

She felt AWFUL after Nicki Minaj dissed her during Kree’s critique.

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