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MAY
24
3 YEARS

'American Idol': THR's 'Idol Worship' Contributors Discuss Season 11 Favorites, Finale (Video)

'American Idol': THR's 'Idol Worship' Contributors Discuss Season 11 Favorites, Finale (Video)

After four months of competition and 132 million votes cast, it is time to put American Idol Season 11 into the history books.

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

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MAY
23
3 YEARS

'American Idol': Season 5's Ace Young Proposes to Season 3's Diana DeGarmo On Finale Stage

'American Idol': Season 5's Ace Young Proposes to Season 3's Diana DeGarmo On Finale Stage

American Idol  power couple Ace Young and Diana DeGargmo made it official on tonight’s Season 11 finale broadcast.

A visibly nervous and long-haired Young popped the question to his unsuspecting significant other in one of the most romantic moments in Idol history.

STORY: 'American Idol': Pop Power Couple Jordin Sparks and Jason Derulo Bet on Who Will Win

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MAY
23
3 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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MAY
11
3 YEARS

'Idol Hangover' Episode 11: 'Steamy' and 'Cheesy' Top Moments of the Week, Plus Finale Predictions

'Idol Hangover' Episode 11: 'Steamy' and 'Cheesy' Top Moments of the Week, Plus Finale Predictions

THR.com editor Joseph Kapsch paid a visit to Idol Hangover once again to dish on this week's buzziest moments with host Shirley Halperin.

The two recapped the timely exit of Hollie Cavanagh, Jennifer Lopez’s “steamy” performance and American Idol’s "cheesy" group numbers.

VIDEO: 'Idol' Top 4 Bring the Love, Ryan Seacrest Elicits Gasps, What You Didn't See on TV

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MAY
11
3 YEARS

'Idol Hangover': David Cook Talks New Music, Old Label and What the Future Holds (Video)

'Idol Hangover': David Cook Talks New Music, Old Label and What the Future Holds (Video)

When American Idol winner David Cook returned to the stage that launched his career on Thursday, the purpose was to debut a brand new song, "The Last Song I'll Write For You," and offer a sonic sneak peek at his musical future. But his appearance also prompted many viewers to look back at the past -- to season 7 when the Missouri native first wowed an unsuspecting audience of some 30 million viewers with his always memorable performances and endless charm, turning out to be one of the most beloved victors the show had ever seen.

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MAY
10
3 YEARS

'American Idol's' David Cook and RCA Records Part Ways (Video)

'American Idol's' David Cook and RCA Records Part Ways (Video)

Season 7 winner David Cook debuted a new song on American Idol Thursday night, but it won't be coming out on RCA Records. 

The show alum tells The Hollywood Reporter, "I'm currently without a record deal." He's self-releasing "The Last Song I'll Write For You" to "see how the song does." 

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MAY
9
3 YEARS

'American Idol's' David Cook Guests on Next Episode of THR's 'Idol Hangover'

'American Idol's' David Cook Guests on Next Episode of THR's 'Idol Hangover'

On Thursday night, he performs on the American Idol stage, and the next day, David Cook will be sitting on the Idol Hangover couch.

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MAY
4
3 YEARS

'Idol Hangover': Jessica Sanchez, Joshua Ledet Top The Week's Most Talked About Moments (Video)

'Idol Hangover': Jessica Sanchez, Joshua Ledet Top The Week's Most Talked About Moments (Video)

In what was a surprising, if not entirely shocking, Thursday elimination, country hopeful Skylar Laine got the proverbial boot, leaving four finalists vying to be the next American Idol.

The 18-year-old Mississippi spitfire tops the 5 most talked about moments on Idol Hangover, the weekly webshow where THR music editor Shirley Halperin and season 9 finalist Didi Benami run down all the action from 60s-meets-Brit Pop week.

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MAY
4
3 YEARS

'Idol Hangover': Power Couple Ace Young and Diana DeGarmo on Finding Love After 'American Idol' (Video)

'Idol Hangover': Power Couple Ace Young and Diana DeGarmo on Finding Love After 'American Idol' (Video)

We’re months away from the next Valentine’s Day, but on this week’s special episode of Idol Hangover, American Idol power couple Ace Young and Diana DeGarmo join music editor Shirley Halperin in the THR cover lounge.

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APR
27
3 YEARS

'Idol Hangover': Season 10's Haley Reinhart Talks Taking Risks on 'American Idol,' Feeling Sexy on New Album (Video)

'Idol Hangover': Season 10's Haley Reinhart Talks Taking Risks on 'American Idol,' Feeling Sexy on New Album (Video)

Season 10's Haley Reinhart stopped by The Hollywood Reporter's cover lounge on Friday, joining music editor Shirley Halperin for the latest Idol Hangover interview. 

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APR
27
3 YEARS

'American Idol': Jennifer Lopez Wishes She Could Mentor More (Video)

'American Idol': Jennifer Lopez Wishes She Could Mentor More (Video)

Minutes after Elise Testone was eliminated on Thursday's American Idol, season 11 judge Jennifer Lopez lamented the fact that she and her table-mates can't mentor the finalists one-on-one. 

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APR
27
3 YEARS

'American Idol': Eliminated Contestant Elise Testone On Talking Back to the Judges, Tour, Regrets (Video)

'American Idol': Eliminated Contestant Elise Testone On Talking Back to the Judges, Tour, Regrets (Video)

If a do-over were offered to season 11's Elise Testone, she wouldn't change a thing. So the eliminated finalist said following Thursday night's show, during which she sat in the bottom three alongside Hollie Cavanagh and Skylar Laine but was the only one sent home. 

You could blame it on song choice -- she picked a lesser-known Queen song and an even more obscure (to today's audience) Jimi Hendrix Experience track, and while she delivered both expertly, at this point in the competition, only the best will do.

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APR
26
3 YEARS

'American Idol's' Haley Reinhart Guests on Next Episode of THR's 'Idol Hangover'

'American Idol's' Haley Reinhart Guests on Next Episode of THR's 'Idol Hangover'

Season 10 third place finalist Haley Reinhart will guest on Friday's "Idol Hangover," The Hollywood Reporter's original American Idol web show.

With her debut album, Listen Up!, set for release in less than a month, there’s certainly lots to talk about, not the least of which includes this week’s Idol elimination. Is it all about song choice? What did Haley do right that tonight’s unfortunate finalist didn’t? We’ll discuss.  

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APR
20
3 YEARS

'Idol Hangover': Season 10's Casey Abrams On Colton Dixon's Elimination, New Album, the Marvels of Facial Hair (Video)

'Idol Hangover': Season 10's Casey Abrams On Colton Dixon's Elimination, New Album, the Marvels of Facial Hair (Video)

Although American Idol favorite Casey Abrams grew up in Idyllwild, Calif. within an hour's drive of the site of this weekend's Coachella music festival, it was all about doing some coa-chill-ing on Friday, as the season 10 alum joined music editor Shirley Halperin for a special 4/20 episode of Idol Hangover.

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