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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' 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' Castoff Dexter Roberts: On the Hunt for his Own Reality Show

'American Idol' Castoff Dexter Roberts: On the Hunt for his Own Reality Show

Is Dexter Roberts the next reality TV phenom?

The latest American Idol castoff told reporters on Thursday that -- after a few days of well-deserved rest and relaxation -- he hopes to one day have his own hunting show.

"That's my dream," he mused. "[My] big dream."

Alas, the Alabama native wouldn't be on the hunt for criminals or fellow Idol contestants, he'd be channeling his inner Duck Dynasty, tracking ducks, turkeys and whitetails instead.

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'American Idol' Recap: Demi Lovato Returns (Sort of) to Judge Top 7

'American Idol' Recap: Demi Lovato Returns (Sort of) to Judge Top 7

In an interesting twist, the remaining seven American Idol singers were given the task of choosing songs for their competition Wednesday.

The “Competitors Pick” theme certainly opened up the evening for sabotage, but this bunch seems uninterested in drama, and did a nice job matching up songs for their peers.

Mentor Randy Jackson said the theme was more to test the ideas of the Top 7, and some of the suggestions were really interesting.

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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': Keith Urban on Season 13's Inconsistency and Country Music Appeal

'American Idol': Keith Urban on Season 13's Inconsistency and Country Music Appeal

With just seven weeks before the American Idol season finale, judge Keith Urban still doesn’t see a clear winner.

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

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'American Idol' on the Charts: Phillip Phillips' 'Raging Fire' Sizzles at Radio

'American Idol' on the Charts: Phillip Phillips' 'Raging Fire' Sizzles at Radio

GAINING NEW GROUND: Released in advance of his sophomore album, Phillip Phillips' single "Raging Fire" continues to heat up, with improved rankings on three Billboard charts and one international survey.

"Raging Fire" ranks highest on Adult Top 40, where the single advances from No. 17 to No. 14 and earns Billboard's "Greatest Gainer" designation. That means "Raging Fire" makes the biggest gain in airplay of any song on the chart.

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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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'American Idol' Recap: The Top 8 Revisit Their Audition Songs

'American Idol' Recap: The Top 8 Revisit Their Audition Songs

Sometimes life is one big audition, and on American Idol's Wednesday night performance show the top eight remaining vocalists were reminded that they aren't done currying favor with viewers.

Each Idol was assigned the task of repeating their audition song -- which was good news for Jess Meuse and Alex Preston, who made history by performing original music in the finals.

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'American Idol' Season 13: 7 Things You Didn't See on Thursday's Elimination Show

'American Idol' Season 13: 7 Things You Didn't See on Thursday's Elimination Show

Keith Urban, Jennifer Lopez and Harry Connick Jr. may not have used their save on Majesty Rose during Thursday night's American Idol, but they certainly gave her a big send-off.

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'American Idol' Recap: Big Screen Shares Top 8

'American Idol' Recap: Big Screen Shares Top 8

A shorter elimination episode of American Idol doesn't mean any less anxiety onstage. Another hopeful was sent home on Thursday night, meaning the season's save is still up for grabs.

OPINION: Not Watching 'American Idol' This Season? You're Missing Out

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