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MAR
6
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'American Idol''s Top 12 Agree: The Judges Are 'Harsh to Everybody'

'American Idol''s Top 12 Agree: The Judges Are 'Harsh to Everybody'

Tough night on American Idol. The judges dished out more criticism than usual, most of it coming from Harry Connick, Jr., whose comments were often greeted with boos from the studio audience. A few minutes after Wednesday’s top 12 performance show ended, Sam Woolf summed up for The Hollywood Reporter what all of the contestants were thinking about the judges’ critiques. “It was a little harsh for everyone tonight.” Majesty Rose agreed: “They were harsh to everybody tonight.

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FEB
28
2 MOS

Why Kristen O'Connor Ditched Her In-Ear Device on 'American Idol'

Why Kristen O'Connor Ditched Her In-Ear Device on 'American Idol'

If any part of Kristen O'Connor's American Idol journey was a disaster, it wasn't her song choice, but faulty production.

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FEB
21
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'American Idol' Top 13: Were the Wildcard Performances Fair? (Video)

'American Idol' Top 13: Were the Wildcard Performances Fair? (Video)

After the top 13 were revealed on American Idol's first live results show of the season, the judges spoke to The Hollywood Reporter bout the stressful one-hour episode.

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FEB
20
2 MOS

'American Idol' Top 10 Boys Take the Stage: 8 Things You Didn't See on TV

'American Idol' Top 10 Boys Take the Stage: 8 Things You Didn't See on TV

If men are from Mars and women are from Venus, does that explain the difference in how they act on the Idol stage?

STORY: 'American Idol' Recap: Top 10 Boys Go for Glory

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FEB
19
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'American Idol' Recap: Top 10 Boys Go for Glory

'American Idol' Recap: Top 10 Boys Go for Glory

With the initial shock of American Idol’s Rush Week in the rearview mirror, it was the guys’ turn to find out which vocalists made it to the top ten.

“We already know that five great singers are not going to get to sing,” said judge Keith Urban, who admitted that the evening’s choices went “down to the wire” in Jennifer Lopez’s dressing room.

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FEB
19
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'American Idol': 8 Things You Didn't See on Ladies Night

'American Idol': 8 Things You Didn't See on Ladies Night

Ten girls sang and five girls were never called to perform at the first live show of season 13 of American Idol. That's what you saw on TV. The view from inside Stage 36 at CBS Television City offered another picture.

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FEB
18
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'American Idol': Adam Lambert and Chris Daughtry Preview Randy Jackson Boot Camp (Video)

'American Idol': Adam Lambert and Chris Daughtry Preview Randy Jackson Boot Camp (Video)

Randy Jackson’s first ever workshop premieres tonight on American Idol, with mentors Adam Lambert and Chris Daughtry joining along to offer their expertise for the would-be hopefuls.

Former judge Jackson describes the boot camp as a “master class," while Lambert says, “It’s like a head start. It’s a real eye-opener to what they are going to be facing on the show.”

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FEB
13
2 MOS

Randy Jackson on 'Idol's' Adam Lambert, Chris Daughtry: 'I Thought They Could Win'

Randy Jackson on 'Idol's' Adam Lambert, Chris Daughtry: 'I Thought They Could Win'

American Idol viewers will welcome back three familiar faces next Tuesday, as the show will debut its first-ever "boot camp" episodes with Randy Jackson, Adam Lambert and Chris Daughtry.

STORY: Ruben Studdard Talks New Album, Weight Loss and Those People on the 'Idol' Billboards

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FEB
12
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'American Idol' Recap: The Final Judgement: Who Made the Cut?

'American Idol' Recap: The Final Judgement: Who Made the Cut?

In the cold opening of the Final Judgement episode of American Idol, Harry Connick Jr. had a message for the hopefuls: Don’t Cry Out Loud.

His biggest pet peeve? Whining about being sick before a performance. "This is show business… suck it up," he told them.

And with that, the judges got down to work whittling it down to the final 30 singers for the live show, including its first ever openly gay contestant.

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FEB
8
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'American Idol': Alums Adam Lambert and Chris Daughtry to Return as Mentors

'American Idol': Alums Adam Lambert and Chris Daughtry to Return as Mentors

The live shows on American Idol are inching closer, but before the top contestants go before an audience, they have to get through a new competition phase called Randy Jackson’s "Boot Camp." Helping with the crash course in pop stardom? Two exciting camp counselors: season eight’s Adam Lambert and season five’s Chris Daughtry.

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JAN
13
3 MOS

'American Idol': 7 Changes for Season 13

'American Idol': 7 Changes for Season 13

With American Idol about to kick off its 13th season, plenty of questions remain as to how the show may be different in 2014. Expect some of those changes to be illuminated during today's Fox panel at the annual gathering of the Television Critics Association in Pasadena, but The Hollywood Reporter's Idol Worship has this early report.

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SEP
16
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'American Idol' Alum Heejun Han Talks Season 13 (Randy's 'Soft' ... Harry's 'Cold'), New Music

'American Idol' Alum Heejun Han Talks Season 13 (Randy's 'Soft' ... Harry's 'Cold'), New Music

It seems like only yesterday that Heejun Han ripped off his top on American Idol and proclaimed that he wanted to dance along to a rip-roaring performance of Billy Joel's "My Life."

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SEP
11
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Randy Jackson on Next Season's 'American Idol': 'Greatest Show of Its Kind Ever'

Randy Jackson on Next Season's 'American Idol': 'Greatest Show of Its Kind Ever'

Randy Jackson had kind words for the newly announced panel of American Idol judges when he spoke to THR and a group of reporters outside Tuesday's Novak Djokovic Foundation Gala Dinner in New York.

Jackson said that the panel, which includes Jennifer Lopez, Keith Urban and Harry Connick Jr., is "amazing" and will make the upcoming season of Idol the "greatest show of its kind ever."

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SEP
3
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'American Idol' Releases Official Picture of the 'Dream Team'

'American Idol' Releases Official Picture of the 'Dream Team'

Fox released the first official photograph of the new American Idol judging panel on Tuesday, and it's a happy one.

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