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MAY
3
1 years

'American Idol' Homecoming With David Cook and Casey Abrams (Video)

'American Idol' Homecoming With David Cook and Casey Abrams (Video)

On Thursday night, David Cook made his sixth post-victory appearance on American Idol in just as many years, putting him in the esteemed company of fellow winners like season four's Carrie Underwood, season three's Fantasia Barrino and season one's Kelly Clarkson.

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MAY
2
1 years

'American Idol' Recap: Three Remain After 'Toughest Cut' of the Season

'American Idol' Recap: Three Remain After 'Toughest Cut' of the Season

American Idol’s top four elimination night results show is notoriously the most emotional night of the season. With no more saves left, there is plenty on the line, including the show’s famed hometown visits for the top three remaining Idols.

And who did Idol have on hand to lend emotional support for the occasion? Season seven winner David Cook (pictured below), who offered the remaining girls sage advice: “You're gonna cry. I did. And I don't ever cry. That's a lie. That rhymed a lot."

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MAY
1
1 years

'American Idol' and the Theory of '3': Is Every Third Season a Dud?

'American Idol' and the Theory of '3': Is Every Third Season a Dud?

There’s an oft-whispered theory among American Idol insiders: the notion that every third season of the show is inevitably a weaker one.

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APR
25
1 years

'American Idol' Winner David Cook Unveils a 'New Chapter' (Exclusive Audio)

'American Idol' Winner David Cook Unveils a 'New Chapter' (Exclusive Audio)

Every year, David Cook has a date with American Idol. Since winning the show on season seven at the age of 25, the Missouri native has been back to perform five times, most often to perform a new single, as he will be on May 2, but not always.

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APR
22
1 years

'American Idol': David Cook, Lee DeWyze to Perform on Results Shows

'American Idol': David Cook, Lee DeWyze to Perform on Results Shows

American Idol winners Lee DeWyze and David Cook will return for the April 25 and May 2 results shows, respectively.  

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MAR
29
1 years

'American Idol' on the Charts: Casey Abrams' Return to the Show Returns Him to No. 1

'American Idol' on the Charts: Casey Abrams' Return to the Show Returns Him to No. 1

FEEL THE HEAT: Last week, season 10 alum Casey Abrams returned to American Idol and reminded everyone of his inherent musical talent by performing his own unique take on the Beatles’ “I Saw Her Standing There.” In a clear case of cause and effect, Abrams now makes another return -- to the Billboard charts.

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DEC
12
2 YEARS

'American Idol': Nicki Minaj Addresses 'White Guy With Guitar' Curse

'American Idol': Nicki Minaj Addresses 'White Guy With Guitar' Curse

It's been a long lingering issue on America's most popular singing contest: the "white guy with guitar" phenomenon wherein in the last five American Idol winners -- David Cook, Kris Allen, Lee DeWyze, Scotty McCreery and Phillip Phillips of seasons seven, eight, nine, 10 and 11, respectively -- are all known for their six-string-based sound, with a hint of singer-songwriter troubadour and aspiring rock star thrown into the mix.

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DEC
6
2 YEARS

'American Idol' on the Charts: 11 Winners, 230 Number Ones, 836 Weeks On Top

'American Idol' on the Charts: 11 Winners, 230 Number Ones, 836 Weeks On Top

THE WINNERS TAKE IT ALL: Philip Phillips is the only American Idol sitting at No. 1 on the Billboard charts this week, as his album The World from the Side of the Moon spends a second week in pole position on the Top Rock Albums chart, while his single “Home” is No. 1 for the fifth week on Triple A Audience and for the fourth week on Triple A. All 11 of the Fox-TV’s series winners have collected No. 1s on the Billboard charts, but who has had the most chart-toppers, and who has spent the most weeks in first place?

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OCT
4
2 YEARS

Phillip Phillips' 'Home': A Hit at Radio, in Movies and Middle School Choirs (Video)

Phillip Phillips' 'Home': A Hit at Radio, in Movies and Middle School Choirs (Video)

Ever since he performed "Home" on the season 11 finale of American Idol, Phillip Phillips' coronation song has grown into a radio smash, been used as the theme song of the Olympic Women's Gymnastics team, featured in a movie trailer for the new Clint Eastwood film and as an instrumental in a commercial for insurance.

PHOTOS: 'American Idol' iHeartRadio Concert in New York

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SEP
19
2 YEARS

'American Idol' Kris Allen and RCA Records Part Ways (Exclusive)

'American Idol' Kris Allen and RCA Records Part Ways (Exclusive)

American Idol season eight winner Kris Allen is no longer with RCA Records, a label rep confirms to The Hollywood Reporter

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SEP
9
2 YEARS

'American Idol' David Cook Covers Counting Crows at Tampa Bay Summerfest (Video)

'American Idol' David Cook Covers Counting Crows at Tampa Bay Summerfest (Video)

American Idol Season Seven winner David Cook closed out the day-long Tampa Bay Summerfest celebration on Saturday with the Counting Crows' ode to a winter month -- "A Long December." Cook's concert also included the premiere of a new song, "From Here To Zero."

"We like to throw covers in the shows," Cook told the audience before launching into a poignant, stripped down version of the 1996 song from Counting Crow's album, "Recovering the Satellites."

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JUL
25
2 YEARS

'American Idol' Takes on Mariah Carey: 6 Stellar Covers of Her Hits (Video)

'American Idol' Takes on Mariah Carey: 6 Stellar Covers of Her Hits (Video)

With this week's announcement that Mariah Carey is taking a seat at the American Idol judges table, we had to wonder: will future contestants be brave enough to perform the diva's hits in her presence?

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MAY
26
2 YEARS

'American Idol' Alum Brooke White Gives Birth to Baby Girl

'American Idol' Alum Brooke White Gives Birth to Baby Girl

American Idol season 7 alum Brooke White gave birth to a baby girl on Thursday, May 24.

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MAY
23
2 YEARS

'American Idol's' Taylor Hicks Guests on Finale Episode of THR's 'Idol Hangover'

'American Idol's' Taylor Hicks Guests on Finale Episode of THR's 'Idol Hangover'

American Idol season 5 winner Taylor Hicks will guest on a special Wednesday episode of Idol HangoverThe Hollywood Reporter's original web show. 

STORY: 'American Idol' Final 2 Performance Night: 10 Things You Didn't See On TV

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