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JUL
31
15 HRS

'American Idol' Alum Dexter Roberts Reveals Why He Left the Summer Tour

'American Idol' Alum Dexter Roberts Reveals Why He Left the Summer Tour

One of the biggest mysteries of the 2014 American Idol summer tour was the absence of country singer Dexter Roberts.

Outside of an official statement from the tour in early July announcing that he was released from his contractual obligations, not much else has been said. Fellow Alabama Idols Jess Meuse and CJ Harris revealed a short time later that Roberts was ill.

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JUL
4
4 WKS

'American Idol' Winner Caleb Johnson on New Album, Summer Tour: Singing to Track 'Sucks'

'American Idol' Winner Caleb Johnson on New Album, Summer Tour: Singing to Track 'Sucks'

Is Caleb Johnson the Jack White of American Idol? The season 13 winner will release his new album, Testify, on August 12, marking the fastest turnaround in Idol history (the album is currently available for pre-order on iTunes).

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JUN
26
1 month

'American Idol' Summer Tour Kicks Off With Finalists Singing to Track

'American Idol' Summer Tour Kicks Off With Finalists Singing to Track

The American Idol Season 13 tour kicked off in Binghamton, New York, on Tuesday with a two-thirds full arena, according to attendees at the Broome County Veterans Memorial Arena.

In an ominous sign, the June 25 show at the Times Union Center in Albany, New York, the following night was canceled, and this Sunday's show in Syracuse has been moved from the 8,800-seat War Memorial Arena to the 3,300-seat OnCenter Convention Center.

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MAY
29
2 MOS

An 'American Idol' Prom: Jena Irene Takes Winner Caleb Johnson as Date (Photo)

An 'American Idol' Prom: Jena Irene Takes Winner Caleb Johnson as Date (Photo)

How many girls can say they brought the American Idol to their high school prom?

Jena Irene certainly can.

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MAY
27
2 MOS

North Carolina Winners Rule 'American Idol'

North Carolina Winners Rule 'American Idol'

Turns out that basketball stars aren't the only homegrown product from the Tar Heel State.

There must be something in the water in North Carolina, because it now ranks as the state with the highest number of American Idol winners in the show's history

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MAY
23
2 MOS

Fans Mistakenly Congratulate Meat Loaf for 'American Idol' Win

Fans Mistakenly Congratulate Meat Loaf for 'American Idol' Win

All throughout season 13, Caleb Johnson drew comparisons to his rock doppelganger Marvin Lee Aday, otherwise known as Meat Loaf.

Shortly after his American Idol win, there were plenty of kudos to Meat Loaf on his Facebook page.

"Some of you guys are funny," he wrote. "I’ve had a lot of congratulations messages and tweets for MY American Idol win!!!"

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MAY
22
2 MOS

'American Idol': Rickey Minor Reveals Secrets of Judges' Fleetwood Mac Jam

'American Idol': Rickey Minor Reveals Secrets of Judges' Fleetwood Mac Jam

Week after week on American Idol, the judges always tell the contestants that their performance always comes down to song choice.

But what happens when the judges have to come up with a song choice for themselves?

“It’s hard  to get four leaders of four countries together to agree on something, so that’s why I come in as a neutralizer,” said American Idol band leader Rickey Minor, the mastermind behind the judge jam on Wednesday night’s Idol finale.

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MAY
22
2 MOS

Jason Mraz Says 'Yes' to Writing with 'American Idol' Finalist Alex Preston

Jason Mraz Says 'Yes' to Writing with 'American Idol' Finalist Alex Preston

As a songwriter, Jason Mraz has many words in his vocabulary, but the one word that he would love to eradicate is "no."

"Yes is what propels creativity, it's what gets you to the next level," he said. "If anyone ever says no in an improv, the scene is over."

It is for this reason, the singer, who debuted his new single "Love Someone," alongside top-three finalist Alex Preston on American Idol last night, chose to call his record Yes!

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MAY
22
2 MOS

'American Idol' Winner Caleb Johnson: 'I Want to Write a Zombie Rock Opera'

'American Idol' Winner Caleb Johnson: 'I Want to Write a Zombie Rock Opera'

Now that Caleb Johnson has been crowned season 13's American Idol winner, what's next for the Asheville, N.C., rocker?

"I want to write a rock opera," he told reporters. "I want to do a zombie rock opera. I want to do something crazy out there."

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MAY
22
2 MOS

'American Idol' Runner-Up Jena Irene: Caleb Johnson Is My Prom Date

'American Idol' Runner-Up Jena Irene: Caleb Johnson Is My Prom Date

“It’s over, thank God,” said Jena Irene to a roomful of reporters moments after Caleb Johnson was declared the winner of American Idol season 13.

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MAY
21
2 MOS

'American Idol' Finale: 'I Deflowered Ryan Seacrest,' Cracks 'Right Here Waiting' Singer

'American Idol' Finale: 'I Deflowered Ryan Seacrest,' Cracks 'Right Here Waiting' Singer

“I deflowered Ryan Seacrest,” joked Richard Marx to reporters following the singer’s surprise duet with American Idol’s vocally challenged host.

Seacrest, who earlier this season let the world know that his first concert was Marx, joined his hero on stage for a hilarious collaboration on Marx’s romantic ballad “Right Here Waiting” on Wednesday night’s results show.

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MAY
21
2 MOS

'American Idol' Finale Recap: Season 13 Winner Crowned

'American Idol' Finale Recap: Season 13 Winner Crowned

It came down to Caleb Johnson and Jena Irene on American Idol on Wednesday, and before naming the winner of the thirteenth season, the two enjoyed a slew of performances.

PHOTOS: 'American Idol' Top Two: The Race Comes Down to the Wire

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MAY
21
2 MOS

'American Idol' Alum Returns as Backup Singer: Allison Iraheta Pulls Back the Curtain (Q&A)

'American Idol' Alum Returns as Backup Singer: Allison Iraheta Pulls Back the Curtain (Q&A)

If Hasbro ever produces an American Idol edition of Trivial Pursuit, we have the perfect question. Who is the only Idol finalist to appear on two complete seasons of the Fox television series?

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MAY
21
2 MOS

'American Idol' Finale: 'Boy, It Is Close,' Says Harry Connick Jr.

'American Idol' Finale: 'Boy, It Is Close,' Says Harry Connick Jr.

Now that the final performance show of American Idol's season 13 is in the history books, it's time for the cast to party onstage for the finale -- and that includes the judges.

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