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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
13
2 YEARS

'American Idol' Winners, Alums Share Randy Jackson Memories

'American Idol' Winners, Alums Share Randy Jackson Memories

"Teddy bear," "sweetheart," "supporter" -- those are just some of the words used to describe Randy Jackson by American Idol graduates. Since 2002, when he first sat alongside then-judges Simon Cowell and Paula Abdul, the affable music industry veteran has become a pop culture icon thanks to his signature catch-phrases and less-is-more critiques.

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MAY
10
2 YEARS

'American Idol': Angie Miller's Last Words (Video)

'American Idol': Angie Miller's Last Words (Video)

Angie Miller's American Idol exit came as a shock on Thursday night, as the top 3 finalist, and presumptive frontrunner cleared the way for Kree Harrison and Candice Glover to duke it out on the season 12 finale.

Perhaps equally surprising: how the 19-year-old Beverly, Mass. native managed to maintain her composure following the show.

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MAY
10
2 YEARS

'American Idol's' Kree Harrison on Making the Top 2: 'I Can't Believe It'

'American Idol's' Kree Harrison on Making the Top 2: 'I Can't Believe It'

Kree Harrison is somewhat of an anomaly among American Idol finalists. Hardly one to lean on bubblegum pop for song picks, she sings from the heart -- blues, authentic “country & western” -- with a focused maturity that you rarely see.

So it really should come as no surprise that the Woodville, Texas 22-year-old would make it to the final two on season 12. Yet, the odds were against her.

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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
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
1
2 YEARS

'American Idol' Recap: Candice Glover Dominates as Finale Draws Near

'American Idol' Recap: Candice Glover Dominates as Finale Draws Near

With just two weeks to go until the American Idol finale, is there any doubt about who should claim victory? 

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APR
28
2 YEARS

Lee DeWyze and Stefano Langone Talk 'Idol' Memories, New Music (Video)

Lee DeWyze and Stefano Langone Talk 'Idol' Memories, New Music (Video)

It was a big week for alumni on American Idol, as season nine winner Lee DeWyze returned to the show along with season 10's Stefano Langone.

Both premiered new singles on April 25 -- DeWyze's "Silver Lining," from his forthcoming album on Vanguard Records, and Langone's "Yes to Love," from his debut for Hollywood Records -- and got to take a quick, if stressful, stroll down memory lane.

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APR
25
2 YEARS

'American Idol' Judges Get Giddy as Final Four Face Off: 15 Things You Didn't See on TV

'American Idol' Judges Get Giddy as Final Four Face Off: 15 Things You Didn't See on TV

One thing you can always say about American Idol -- despite any behind-the-scenes drama, the judges and ever reliable host Ryan Seacrest always show up with their game face on and professionalism in check.

Certainly that was the case for Wednesday’s top 4 show, when finalists Kree Harrison, Amber Holcomb, Candice Glover and Angie Miller hit the stage for two solo numbers and one duet.

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