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JAN
29
1 month

'American Idol' Swings From the Chandelier in San Francisco

'American Idol' Swings From the Chandelier in San Francisco

It's been a long month of auditions, but Thursday night's episode of American Idol crossed the finish line in San Francisco — and not a moment too soon.

With viewers having already seen the New York auditions, which drew a deep pool of singers earning golden tickets, audiences are itching to get to the Hollywood rounds.

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JAN
28
1 month

'American Idol' Recap: Wide Awake in San Francisco (Video)

'American Idol' Recap: Wide Awake in San Francisco (Video)

From the moment American Idol showcased Mustafa, the psychic cat of contestant Katharine Skinner, in a preview package, the immediate premonition was that the San Francisco auditions would be magical.

And they were.

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DEC
13
3 MOS

Ryan Seacrest: 'American Idol' to Be Reduced to One Night

Ryan Seacrest: 'American Idol' to Be Reduced to One Night

American Idol fans are going to find out who’s going home in a whole new way.

Walking the red carpet at the Z100 Jingle Ball in New York on Friday night, Ryan Seacrest revealed that the show’s infamous results show will now be a thing of the past.

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DEC
1
3 MOS

Adam Lambert Makes New Year's Plans, Cameo in Latest 'American Idol' Commercial

Adam Lambert Makes New Year's Plans, Cameo in Latest 'American Idol' Commercial

Adam Lambert will kick off 2015 in a big way. The American Idol season eight runner-up will join Queen in London for an exclusive concert airing live on BBC One.

The intimate show will take place at Central Hall Westminster (capacity: 2,000) near the iconic Big Ben clocktower and serve as a warm-up act to a fireworks display along the Thames at midnight.

"Words can't describe how excited I am," said Lambert in a release announcing the concert. "We are going to kick off 2015 in style."

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OCT
17
5 MOS

'American Idol' Is Allowing Fans to Award a Golden Ticket to Hollywood

'American Idol' Is Allowing Fans to Award a Golden Ticket to Hollywood

For the first time ever, American Idol fans will have the chance to tell a hopeful "you’re going to Hollywood!"

Producers of the Fox singing series have added a new wrinkle, allowing viewers to have a say in which contestant will receive a coveted golden ticket to the show's Hollywood rounds, which begin the week of Oct. 25 (and air in the spring).

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SEP
15
6 MOS

Adam Lambert to Judge 'American Idol' New York Auditions

Adam Lambert to Judge 'American Idol' New York Auditions

It wasn't all that long ago — the American Idol season-12 finale in 2013 to be exact — when Adam Lambert told The Hollywood Reporter how he would love to serve as a judge one day.

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AUG
3
7 MOS

'American Idol' on the Charts: Jennifer Hudson and R. Kelly's 'World' Spins Onto Adult R&B

'American Idol' on the Charts: Jennifer Hudson and R. Kelly's 'World' Spins Onto Adult R&B

IT'S A J-HUD 'WORLD': Jennifer Hudson performed her new single, "It's Your World," on the June 29 BET Awards, and now the track, which features R. Kelly, has made its way onto the Billboard charts, debuting at No. 25 on Adult R&B. It is the follow-up to "Walk It Out," which is still on the survey, falling from 25 to 28 in its 12th week, after peaking at No. 22. This current run of singles from Hudson's forthcoming album, due out Sept.

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JUL
28
7 MOS

More Than 20 People Hospitalized After Keith Urban Concert in Boston

More Than 20 People Hospitalized After Keith Urban Concert in Boston

Emergency service workers from six towns responded to numerous reports of illnesses at a Keith Urban concert in Mansfield, Mass. Officials said alcohol consumption was the likely cause.

Ambulances arrived from Eaton, Foxboro, Mansfield, North Attleboro, Norton and Plainville to help private ambulance services at the Saturday night (July 26) concert at the Xfinity Center, located about 35 miles southwest of Boston.

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JUL
4
8 MOS

'American Idol' on the Charts: New Album 'Hope' Brings Danny Gokey First Billboard No. 1

'American Idol' on the Charts: New Album 'Hope' Brings Danny Gokey First Billboard No. 1

'HOPE' IN FRONT: When Danny Gokey competed on American Idol, he was pulled aside by one of the season eight mentors, Randy Travis. Travis, a country superstar, made a strong suggestion that Gokey should consider a career in country music — that country was missing the soul in Gokey's voice. Shortly after the season finale, Gokey signed with Sony Music in Nashville. His debut release, My Best Days, peaked at No. 3 on Top Country Albums and No. 4 on the Billboard 200.

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JUN
19
8 MOS

'American Idol' on the Charts: Jennifer Lopez Scores with Official World Cup Song

'American Idol' on the Charts: Jennifer Lopez Scores with Official World Cup Song

FIVE FOR FIGHTING: American Idol judge Jennifer Lopez is all over the Billboard charts, with five songs in various states of play. She joins Pitbull and Brazilian singer Claudia Leitte on "We Are One (Ole Ola)," the official anthem of the 2014 World Cup, which re-enters The Billboard Hot 100 at No. 59, as World Cup fever rises to a new pitch. The single also returns to Pop Digital Songs at No. 28 and climbs 40 to 31 on Latin Pop Airplay.

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MAY
21
9 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
9 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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MAY
21
9 MOS

'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
14
10 MOS

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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