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Nigel Lythgoe, David Cook, Paula Abdul Remember 'American Idol' Alum Michael Johns

Nigel Lythgoe, David Cook, Paula Abdul Remember 'American Idol' Alum Michael Johns

American Idol season seven finalist Michael Johns died unexpectedly on Aug. 1. He was 35-years-old.

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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' 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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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: 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''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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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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'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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'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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'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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'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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'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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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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'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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