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'American Idol' Alum Colton Dixon Banks on Christianity

'American Idol' Alum Colton Dixon Banks on Christianity

Colton Dixon may be making a name for himself in the world of Christian music, but that doesn’t mean his name isn’t associated with at least one sinful indulgence: ice cream. The American Idol season 11 alum now has his very own flavor courtesy of Boston ice creamery Emack & Bolio, one part of a marketing blitz in advance of his sophomore effort, Anchor, which includes his likeness on specially-marked cans of Mountain Dew (that come with a free download of new music).

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Disney's 'American Idol' Experience to Close Early

Disney's 'American Idol' Experience to Close Early

Walt Disney World's American Idol Experience attraction will be closing at the end of summer, The Hollywood Reporter has confirmed.

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Following Suicide Scare, 'American Idol' Alum Josh Gracin Checks Into Psychiatric Facility

Following Suicide Scare, 'American Idol' Alum Josh Gracin Checks Into Psychiatric Facility

American Idol season-two alum Josh Gracin has been discharged from the hospital and has voluntarily checked himself into an inpatient psychiatric facility, The Hollywood Reporter has confirmed.

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Watch Linda Perry and Sara Gilbert Lampoon 'American Idol'

Watch Linda Perry and Sara Gilbert Lampoon 'American Idol'

If Bob Dylan, Janis Joplin, or Led Zeppelin were to audition for American Idol today, would any of them have earned a Golden Ticket to Hollywood?

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'American Idol' Alum Josh Gracin, Feared to Have Committed Suicide, Is Alive

'American Idol' Alum Josh Gracin, Feared to Have Committed Suicide, Is Alive

In an increasingly disturbing trend, another American Idol alum was thought to have died unexpectedly, until police found the former contestant alive, if not so well.

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'American Idol' Champ Kris Allen Opens Up About New Album; Remembers Michael Johns

'American Idol' Champ Kris Allen Opens Up About New Album; Remembers Michael Johns

It’s less than a week before the release date of his new album, Horizons, and American Idol season eight winner Kris Allen is like a kid on Christmas Eve.

The 29-year old singer had just released a live stream of the collection on YouTube, and stayed up into the wee hours reading fan reaction on the Internet. While he excitedly waited to see which songs were emerging as fan favorites, he was most amused by one question about who the mysterious vocalist on one song was hitting an extraordinarily low note.

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'American Idol' Auditionee Nabs a Dance With Jennifer Lopez (Video)

'American Idol' Auditionee Nabs a Dance With Jennifer Lopez (Video)

An American Idol hopeful trying out in Nashville got something better than just a golden ticket. The series released a clip on Thursday that shows a brave soul, who remains anonymous but auditioned with "Stay With Me" by Sam Smith, scored a slow dance with Jennifer Lopez.

"Dance with you right now?" asked the judge after his pivotal moment. "What kind of dancing? Because my heels are really high."

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'American Idol' on the Charts: Danny Gokey Poised for First No. 1 Single

'American Idol' on the Charts: Danny Gokey Poised for First No. 1 Single

HERE’S HOPING: A few weeks ago, Danny Gokey earned his first-ever Billboard No. 1, when his album Hope in Front of Me debuted in pole position on Top Christian Albums. Now, the season eight alum could collect his first No. 1 single as early as next week, thanks to the title song's two-point jump to No. 2 on the Christian Airplay chart.

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'American Idol' on the Charts: Jennifer Hudson and R. Kelly's 'World' Spins Onto Adult R&B

'American Idol' on the Charts: Jennifer Hudson and R. Kelly's 'World' Spins Onto Adult R&B

IT'S A J-HUD 'WORLD': Jennifer Hudson performed her new single, "It's Your World," on the June 29 BET Awards, and now the track, which features R. Kelly, has made its way onto the Billboard charts, debuting at No. 25 on Adult R&B. It is the follow-up to "Walk It Out," which is still on the survey, falling from 25 to 28 in its 12th week, after peaking at No. 22. This current run of singles from Hudson's forthcoming album, due out Sept.

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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' Alum Michael Johns Dies at 35

'American Idol' Alum Michael Johns Dies at 35

Michael Johns, a finalist on American Idol season seven, died on Aug. 1, The Hollywood Reporter has confirmed via multiple sources. The cause of death is believed to be a blood clot in his ankle. 

The singer competed on the Fox music show in 2008 and came in eighth place. He followed with a full-length album, 2009's Hold Back My Heart, that included single "Heart on My Sleeve." 

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'American Idol' Alum Dexter Roberts Reveals Why He Left the Summer Tour

'American Idol' Alum Dexter Roberts Reveals Why He Left the Summer Tour

One of the biggest mysteries of the 2014 American Idol summer tour was the absence of country singer Dexter Roberts.

Outside of an official statement from the tour in early July announcing that he was released from his contractual obligations, not much else has been said. Fellow Alabama Idols Jess Meuse and CJ Harris revealed a short time later that Roberts was ill.

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'American Idol' Alum Constantine Maroulis Returns to 'Rock of Ages'

'American Idol' Alum Constantine Maroulis Returns to 'Rock of Ages'

It’s mid-July, and Constantine Maroulis is getting ready to return to Broadway in one of his most beloved roles — Drew, the rock and roll dreamer in Rock of Ages.

There is just one problem — he has recently trimmed his long, luscious locks of hair.

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More Than 20 People Hospitalized After Keith Urban Concert in Boston

More Than 20 People Hospitalized After Keith Urban Concert in Boston

Emergency service workers from six towns responded to numerous reports of illnesses at a Keith Urban concert in Mansfield, Mass. Officials said alcohol consumption was the likely cause.

Ambulances arrived from Eaton, Foxboro, Mansfield, North Attleboro, Norton and Plainville to help private ambulance services at the Saturday night (July 26) concert at the Xfinity Center, located about 35 miles southwest of Boston.

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