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NOV
17
1 week

'American Idol' David Cook Releases New Song

'American Idol' David Cook Releases New Song

It’s been a long wait for fans of David Cook — a year, to be exact — but this Monday, the American Idol season-seven winner will release a new song on iTunes. Appropriately enough, it's called “Wait For Me.”

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AUG
15
3 MOS

Disney's 'American Idol' Experience to Close Early

Disney's 'American Idol' Experience to Close Early

Walt Disney World's American Idol Experience attraction will be closing at the end of summer, The Hollywood Reporter has confirmed.

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APR
10
8 MOS

'American Idol': 6 Things You Didn't See on '80s Night

'American Idol': 6 Things You Didn't See on '80s Night

Some 500 people got to enjoy American Idol '80s week in all its fluorescent glory from inside the Idol-dome. Among those in the audience: yours truly, who returns with this report on the six things you didn’t see on TV ...

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APR
9
8 MOS

'American Idol' Recap: The Top 8 Take on the '80s

'American Idol' Recap: The Top 8 Take on the '80s

The American Idol Top 8 got ready to party like it was 1985 and David Cook returned to mentor the fun on Wednesday night’s '80s-themed performance episode.

Cook, known for his own interpretations of Lionel Ritchie and Michael Jackson songs during his victorious turn on Season seven, was up to the task.

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APR
9
8 MOS

'American Idol' Winner David Cook Returns to Mentor Top 8: 'I Did My Homework'

'American Idol' Winner David Cook Returns to Mentor Top 8: 'I Did My Homework'

Once he was mentored, now season-seven American Idol is the mentor, as he spent Monday working with the season 13 top eight on the songs they were preparing to perform. “I was honored to be asked,” David Cook told The Hollywood Reporter on Wednesday afternoon from a recording studio in Nashville, where he is cutting 18 songs, of which 11 or 12 will be on his next album.

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APR
9
8 MOS

'American Idol': David Cook's Top 5 '80s Performances (Video)

'American Idol': David Cook's Top 5 '80s Performances (Video)

American Idol season seven winner David Cook will return to the show on Wednesday as a guest mentor, as the top 8 finalists tackle the songs of the '80s -- a perfect pick, as his championship run on the competition featured more than a few successfully-tackled '80s anthems by the 31-year old Texas native.

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

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FEB
14
9 MOS

'American Idol': Landing the Role of Season 13 Lawyer Is a lot Like Auditioning for the Show

'American Idol': Landing the Role of Season 13 Lawyer Is a lot Like Auditioning for the Show

Being the legal representative for 31 American Idol semifinalists is no walk in the park and neither is the process of campaigning for the gig. But with a new group of hopefuls come a slew of contracts -- eight to be exact -- all of which must be executed within hours of the judges declaring, “You made it to the next round.”

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JAN
9
11 MOS

'American Idol' Finale to Be Held in New York?

'American Idol' Finale to Be Held in New York?

For the first time in the Fox show's history, the American Idol finale could take place in New York City. 

The network has yet to confirm the rumor, which began circulating on Idol blogs on Thursday afternoon, but a source tells The Hollywood Reporter that the season-13 grand finale will be held at Madison Square Garden, which recently underwent a major renovation. Although another Idol source contends that is not the case and "not true."

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NOV
27
12 MOS

'American Idol': New Promo Highlights Show Alums, Track Record (Exclusive Video)

'American Idol': New Promo Highlights Show Alums, Track Record (Exclusive Video)

American Idol's die-hard fans -- diminishing but still proud -- will appreciate the effort Fox and the show's new executive producers are putting into highlighting the series' past to amp up its future.

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NOV
21
1 years

'American Idol': Rickey Minor Returning as Musical Director (Exclusive)

'American Idol': Rickey Minor Returning as Musical Director (Exclusive)

After a two-year break from American Idol, Rickey Minor will return to take on the role of musical director. The accomplished arranger and producer left the Fox show after season nine in 2010 to lead The Tonight Show band. With NBC relinquishing Jay Leno's late-night throne to Jimmy Fallon, the door was open for an Idol return.

Naturally, that means Ray Chew and his Ray Chew Live band will not be back when season 13 launches in January. 

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NOV
14
1 years

'American Idol' Launches New Ad Campaign Using Real Contestants (Exclusive Photos)

'American Idol' Launches New Ad Campaign Using Real Contestants (Exclusive Photos)

For the first time in American Idol history, the Fox show's marketing campaign will feature actual singers vying for a shot at stardom on the forthcoming season 13.

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NOV
12
1 years

'American Idol' David Cook Covers Bruce Springsteen at New Jersey Tour Stop (Video)

'American Idol' David Cook Covers Bruce Springsteen at New Jersey Tour Stop (Video)

American Idol season seven winner David Cook paid homage to Bruce Springsteen in the legendary rocker's hometown of Freehold, New Jersey on Sunday night.

Performing at iPlayAmerica, Cook delivered a quiet and moving version of the romantic ballad, “Secret Garden,” from the movie Jerry McGuire.

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NOV
3
1 years

David Cook on New Music, His Current Tour, Staying 'Brand Loyal' to 'American Idol' (Q&A)

David Cook on New Music, His Current Tour, Staying 'Brand Loyal' to 'American Idol' (Q&A)

American Idol season seven winner David Cook may have debuted the song “Laying Me Low” on the Fox show last May, but he's doing the opposite this month as he hits the road to try out new songs.

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AUG
14
1 years

New 'American Idol' Producers Vow to 'Freshen Things Up' (Q&A)

New 'American Idol' Producers Vow to 'Freshen Things Up' (Q&A)

This story first appeared in the Aug. 23 issue of The Hollywood Reporter magazine.

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