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'American Idol': 9 Things You Didn't See on Season 13's Penultimate Episode

'American Idol': 9 Things You Didn't See on Season 13's Penultimate Episode

If you watched Caleb Johnson and Jena Irene battle it out on American Idol's top 2 performance show Tuesday night, you saw an epic showdown. What was happening off-camera at Los Angeles' Nokia Theatre? Read on for 9 things you didn't see on TV.

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MAY
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'American Idol' on the Charts: Jennifer Hudson Struts New Single onto Adult R&B

'American Idol' on the Charts: Jennifer Hudson Struts New Single onto Adult R&B

AND SHE’S NOT GOING: Season three alum Jennifer Hudson didn't register on the Billboard charts immediately after her year on American Idol. It took an Academy Award to push her first single to appear on the Adult R&B chart into the top three -- that was "And I Am Telling You I’m Not Going" from the soundtrack to Dreamgirls, the film that propelled her to a Oscar victory. Hudson has been unstoppable ever since. Her latest singe, "Walk It Out," is a new entry this week at No. 29.

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MAY
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'American Idol' Recap: Top Two Singers and Finale Details Revealed

'American Idol' Recap: Top Two Singers and Finale Details Revealed

After months of auditions, Hollywood Week, Rush Week and weeks of competition, American Idol revealed which two singers will go head-to-head in next week’s season finale.

On the show’s 500th episode, the Idol hopefuls performed songs selected by Randy Jackson, the judges, and their hometowns. On Thursday, it was time for the big moment.

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MAY
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Harry Connick Jr. Talks 'American Idol' Return and Season 13's Top 3

Harry Connick Jr. Talks 'American Idol' Return and Season 13's Top 3

Wednesday night's 500th episode of American Idol has plenty to celebrate: Harry Connick, Jr. has confirmed that he will be back for the show's fourteenth season.

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MAY
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'American Idol' on the Charts: Phillip Phillips' 'Raging Fire' Burns into the Top 10

'American Idol' on the Charts: Phillip Phillips' 'Raging Fire' Burns into the Top 10

HOT STUFF: After top 10 runs on multiple Billboard charts with "Home" and "Gone, Gone, Gone," Phillip Phillips is back in the top 10 with "Raging Fire," the first single from his sophomore album, Behind the Light, set for release on May 19.

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MAY
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'American Idol's' Sam Woolf: Elimination 'Was Too Much Drama'

'American Idol's' Sam Woolf: Elimination 'Was Too Much Drama'

Thursday night’s unexpected American Idol twist that led to the eventual ouster of teen Sam Woolf created "too much drama," he told reporters on a conference call Friday afternoon.

"I don’t really think it had to happen," he said.

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'American Idol' Recap: Top Five Perform Fan Picks

'American Idol' Recap: Top Five Perform Fan Picks

The fate of the top five was left in the hands of American Idol fans for Wednesday night’s performance show, and boy did the viewers challenge them.

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'American Idol': What a Teary Jennifer Lopez Told Eliminated Contestant CJ Harris

'American Idol': What a Teary Jennifer Lopez Told Eliminated Contestant CJ Harris

CJ Harris wasn’t the only one moved to tears by his American Idol elimination.

Jennifer Lopez, who took a special liking to Harris early in the competition, also turned on the waterworks Thursday night. But before she and her glittering gown exited the stage, the “I Luh Ya Papi” singer offered Harris a big hug and a few consoling words.

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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' 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': 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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'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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'American Idol' Save: Sam Woolf 'Needs to Be in the Competition,' Says Harry Connick Jr.

'American Idol' Save: Sam Woolf 'Needs to Be in the Competition,' Says Harry Connick Jr.

American Idol prepared to send another contestant packing this week, but an exciting turn of events left all eight finalists in the game for another week.

After Chris Daughtry took the stage to perform his band's latest hit, "Waiting For Superman," Jennifer Lopez, Harry Connick Jr. and Keith Urban decided to finally use their judges' save on Thursday night, keeping Sam Woolf in the game for another week.

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