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MAY
16
2 YEARS

'American Idol' Season 12 Winner Revealed

'American Idol' Season 12 Winner Revealed

After enduring weeks of live performances and judges' critiques -- not to mention the frosty Mariah Carey-Nicki Minaj feud -- Candice Glover has defeated Kree Harrison to win the 12th season of American Idol.

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MAY
16
2 YEARS

'American Idol' Finale: 7 Things You Didn't See on TV

'American Idol' Finale: 7 Things You Didn't See on TV

 

The audience was larger than usual, as the American Idol set moved from CBS Television City in Los Angeles to the Nokia Theatre, downtown at L.A. Live for the top two performance finale. But, as always, there were things you didn’t see if you weren’t inside the venue. The Hollywood Reporter observed them for you from a reserved seat.

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MAY
15
2 YEARS

'American Idol' Finale: Mariah Carey Medley, Randy Jackson on Bass, Psy on Tap

'American Idol' Finale: Mariah Carey Medley, Randy Jackson on Bass, Psy on Tap

Preparations are in full swing for Thursday night's American Idol grand finale at Los Angeles' Nokia Theatre where, following Wednesday's showdown between Kree Harrison and Candice Glover, the entire audience was loaded out and a new one brought in for a pre-tape of Mariah Carey's performance.

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MAY
15
2 YEARS

'American Idol' Finale Recap: Kree Harrison Battles Candice Glover

'American Idol' Finale Recap: Kree Harrison Battles Candice Glover

If only it were possible to crown two winners.

Because in this battle of soul singers -- the first girl versus girl finale since 2004 --  Kree Harrison and Candice Glover, both wildly talented, have proven to be equally deserving of the season 12 title.

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MAY
9
2 YEARS

'American Idol' Recap: a Shocking Elimination Brings Tears and Heartbreak

'American Idol' Recap: a Shocking Elimination Brings Tears and Heartbreak

After 11 years on the air, American Idol continues to surprise: In an upset that few saw coming, Angie Miller -- piano player, power singer and bright-eyed Miley Cyrus doppelganger -- lost a spot in next week's finale to rivals Kree Harrison and Candice Glover.

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MAY
9
2 YEARS

Randy Jackson Exits 'American Idol'

Randy Jackson Exits 'American Idol'

It's official: Randy Jackson is leaving American Idol.

The longtime judge and last remaining member of the original panel, which featured Simon Cowell and Paula Abdul, exits the program after 12 seasons.

PHOTOS: 'American Idol' Season 12: The Top 10 Finalists

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MAY
9
2 YEARS

Mariah Carey No Longer Managed by Randy Jackson

Mariah Carey No Longer Managed by Randy Jackson

It’s been described as an “experiment,” a “rebound” and “a little bit of a joke,” but alas, Mariah Carey and Randy Jackson are going back to being just friends.

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MAY
8
2 YEARS

'American Idol' Recap: Hometown Heroes

'American Idol' Recap: Hometown Heroes

It’s down to the wire, and America is faced with the unenviable task of cutting one of the final three American Idol girls down to two on the show’s famed homecoming episodes.

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MAY
8
2 YEARS

'American Idol' Final 3: Why Angie Miller Should Win

'American Idol' Final 3: Why Angie Miller Should Win

The moment the artist then known as Angela Miller stepped in front of the American Idol cameras, it was evident there was something about the 18-year old vocalist that made all four judges stand up and take notice.

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MAY
8
2 YEARS

'American Idol' Final 3: Why Candice Glover Should Win

'American Idol' Final 3: Why Candice Glover Should Win

Why should Candice Glover win American Idol? Because she has the best voice in the competition -- by miles and miles.

See this. And this. And this. Also: this

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MAY
6
2 YEARS

'American Idol': Mariah Carey to Premiere New Video on Results Show

'American Idol': Mariah Carey to Premiere New Video on Results Show

Mariah Carey fans will be treated to a double dose of the American Idol judge this week.

The singer will premiere her new song, “Beautiful,” featuring Grammy winner Miguel, on Thursday night's results show.

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MAY
2
2 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
2
2 YEARS

'American Idol' Diva Do-Over: 8 Things You Didn't See on TV

'American Idol' Diva Do-Over: 8 Things You Didn't See on TV

It was Groundhog’s Day in May at American Idol on Wednesday night, as the final four girls faced off for a second time in a battle of the ballads. You saw all the action (or lack of it) and you head the runs and big notes, but what didn’t you see? Read on for a view from inside…

1. He’s often in attendance but not always seen among the throngs of exciting audience members, but Idol creator and XIX Entertainment founder Simon Fuller was most certainly in the house for the final four, part deux.

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MAY
2
2 YEARS

Nicki Minaj Slams Mariah Carey as 'Bitter,' 'Insecure'

Nicki Minaj Slams Mariah Carey as 'Bitter,' 'Insecure'

The ego clash between warring American Idol judges Mariah Carey and Nicki Minaj just became more heated. On Thursday, Minaj went public with personal -- and extremely harsh -- insults against Carey, referencing The Hollywood Reporter's scoop last week that Idol execs had sought to replace Carey with Jennifer Lopez.

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