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'American Idol' Recap: Who Went Home Grumpy on Results Show?

'American Idol' Recap: Who Went Home Grumpy on Results Show?

The top six finalists were a little bit country and a little bit rock 'n' roll on Wednesday night's American Idol episode, but on Thursday night's results show, Ryan Seacrest promised that one contestant was "going to be grumpy," as he cradled the show's special guest, Grumpy Cat, in his arms.

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My First 'American Idol': An Intern's Tale

My First 'American Idol': An Intern's Tale

I might not fit into what is now the stereotypical American Idol fangirl demographic, but growing up on the show that changed the face of television keeps me tuning in. So on Wednesday, for the first time, I got to experience the singing competition live.

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'American Idol' Finalist Sam Woolf Rejects 'Heartthrob' Status: 'It's Weird'

'American Idol' Finalist Sam Woolf Rejects 'Heartthrob' Status: 'It's Weird'

Sam Woolf has no interest in being an American Idol's eye candy.

Wednesday’s broadcast kicked off with new nicknames for each of the six remaining contestants. To name names: “The Hard Rocker” (Caleb Johnson), “The Rebel” (Jessica Meuse), “The Roots Rocker” (CJ Harris), “The Troubadour” (Alex Preston), “The Wildcard” (Jena Irene) and “The Heartthrob” (Woolf).

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'American Idol' Recap: A Little Bit Country, a Little Bit Rock and Roll and a Grumpy Cat

'American Idol' Recap: A Little Bit Country, a Little Bit Rock and Roll and a Grumpy Cat

The six remaining hopefuls competing on American Idol took on the dual themes of country and rock while the show continued its streak of celebrity appearances.

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'American Idol' on the Charts: Season 10 Alums Scotty McCreery, James Durbin Return

'American Idol' on the Charts: Season 10 Alums Scotty McCreery, James Durbin Return

'FEELIN'' GOOD: "See You Tonight," the first single from Scotty McCreery’s sophomore album of the same name, has had such a long run on the Billboard country charts that the season 10 champ’s label has understandingly been reluctant to release a follow-up. Now, after 32 weeks on the charts, there is finally a new single from the 20-year-old North Carolinian. “Feelin’ It,” which has been described as a “summertime romp,” is a new entry on the Country Airplay chart at No. 54.

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'American Idol': Dexter Roberts on Shower Songs, Taylor Hicks and David Cook's Advice

'American Idol': Dexter Roberts on Shower Songs, Taylor Hicks and David Cook's Advice

Alabama farm boy Dexter Roberts may have been joking that his first order of business upon returning home after being eliminated from American Idol on Thursday is to camp out in the woods in a teepee, but don’t be fooled: he isn’t pitching his tent there too long.

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'American Idol' Alum James Durbin Ready to 'Celebrate' With Sophomore Release

'American Idol' Alum James Durbin Ready to 'Celebrate' With Sophomore Release

Season 10 alum James Durbin’s second album blasts onto four Billboard charts this week, but the American Idol finalist started thinking about his sophomore set quite a while ago. Celebrate is a new entry on The Billboard 200 at No. 83, and also bows on Top Rock Albums at No. 14, Top Internet Albums at No. 21 and Top Current Albums at No. 78.

PHOTOS: 'American Idol' Season 13: Meet the Top 10 Singers

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'American Idol' Castoff Dexter Roberts: On the Hunt for his Own Reality Show

'American Idol' Castoff Dexter Roberts: On the Hunt for his Own Reality Show

Is Dexter Roberts the next reality TV phenom?

The latest American Idol castoff told reporters on Thursday that -- after a few days of well-deserved rest and relaxation -- he hopes to one day have his own hunting show.

"That's my dream," he mused. "[My] big dream."

Alas, the Alabama native wouldn't be on the hunt for criminals or fellow Idol contestants, he'd be channeling his inner Duck Dynasty, tracking ducks, turkeys and whitetails instead.

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'American Idol' Recap: Kevin Bacon Surprises on Results Night

'American Idol' Recap: Kevin Bacon Surprises on Results Night

The top seven finalists of American Idol left their fates in each other's hands with a theme of "competitor's picks," but one contestant fell short of his goal and ran out of luck on his journey.

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'American Idol': Sam Woolf Is 'So Grateful' for Twitter

'American Idol': Sam Woolf Is 'So Grateful' for Twitter

Hey Twitterverse, American Idol hears you loud and clear.

STORY: 'American Idol' Announces 2014 Tour Dates

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'American Idol's' Caleb Johnson: Ryan Seacrest Has 'The Voice of an Angel'

'American Idol's' Caleb Johnson: Ryan Seacrest Has 'The Voice of an Angel'

"Ryan, you’ve got the voice of an angel, man.”

That’s high praise coming from American Idol season 13 rocker Caleb Johnson, who nudged host Ryan Seacrest into performing an impromptu duet during Wednesday’s broadcast.

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'American Idol' Announces 2014 Tour Dates

'American Idol' Announces 2014 Tour Dates

Host Ryan Seacrest announced Wednesday that tickets for the American Idol Summer Tour are going on sale on May 9.

The 41-city tour will kick off June 24 in Binghamton, N.Y., and will wrap Aug. 23 in Redmond, Wash. 

STORY: 'American Idol' Recap: Demi Lovato Returns (Sort of) to Judge Top 7

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'American Idol' Recap: Demi Lovato Returns (Sort of) to Judge Top 7

'American Idol' Recap: Demi Lovato Returns (Sort of) to Judge Top 7

In an interesting twist, the remaining seven American Idol singers were given the task of choosing songs for their competition Wednesday.

The “Competitors Pick” theme certainly opened up the evening for sabotage, but this bunch seems uninterested in drama, and did a nice job matching up songs for their peers.

Mentor Randy Jackson said the theme was more to test the ideas of the Top 7, and some of the suggestions were really interesting.

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'American Idol' on the Charts: Daughtry's 'Superman' Gains Strength

'American Idol' on the Charts: Daughtry's 'Superman' Gains Strength

HEROIC MOVES: For three weeks in a row, new artists saw their live results show performances reap rewards on the Billboard charts. Jake Bugg, Kodaline and Mali Music all surged on the surveys after finding a nationwide audience on American Idol. This week, a veteran band’s latest single and album regain ground thanks to an invite to perform on the newly formatted half-hour results show.

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