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2 WKS

'American Idol' Recap: The Top 8 Take on the '80s

'American Idol' Recap: The Top 8 Take on the '80s

The American Idol Top 8 got ready to party like it was 1985 and David Cook returned to mentor the fun on Wednesday night’s '80s-themed performance episode.

Cook, known for his own interpretations of Lionel Ritchie and Michael Jackson songs during his victorious turn on Season seven, was up to the task.

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2 WKS

'American Idol' Winner David Cook Returns to Mentor Top 8: 'I Did My Homework'

'American Idol' Winner David Cook Returns to Mentor Top 8: 'I Did My Homework'

Once he was mentored, now season-seven American Idol is the mentor, as he spent Monday working with the season 13 top eight on the songs they were preparing to perform. “I was honored to be asked,” David Cook told The Hollywood Reporter on Wednesday afternoon from a recording studio in Nashville, where he is cutting 18 songs, of which 11 or 12 will be on his next album.

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2 WKS

'American Idol': David Cook's Top 5 '80s Performances (Video)

'American Idol': David Cook's Top 5 '80s Performances (Video)

American Idol season seven winner David Cook will return to the show on Wednesday as a guest mentor, as the top 8 finalists tackle the songs of the '80s -- a perfect pick, as his championship run on the competition featured more than a few successfully-tackled '80s anthems by the 31-year old Texas native.

PHOTOS: 'American Idol' Season 13: Meet the Top 10 Singers

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9
2 WKS

'American Idol': Keith Urban on Season 13's Inconsistency and Country Music Appeal

'American Idol': Keith Urban on Season 13's Inconsistency and Country Music Appeal

With just seven weeks before the American Idol season finale, judge Keith Urban still doesn’t see a clear winner.

PHOTOS: 'American Idol' Season 13: Meet the Top 10 Singers

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APR
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2 WKS

'American Idol' on the Charts: Phillip Phillips' 'Raging Fire' Sizzles at Radio

'American Idol' on the Charts: Phillip Phillips' 'Raging Fire' Sizzles at Radio

GAINING NEW GROUND: Released in advance of his sophomore album, Phillip Phillips' single "Raging Fire" continues to heat up, with improved rankings on three Billboard charts and one international survey.

"Raging Fire" ranks highest on Adult Top 40, where the single advances from No. 17 to No. 14 and earns Billboard's "Greatest Gainer" designation. That means "Raging Fire" makes the biggest gain in airplay of any song on the chart.

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3 WKS

'American Idol' Save: Sam Woolf 'Needs to Be in the Competition,' Says Harry Connick Jr.

'American Idol' Save: Sam Woolf 'Needs to Be in the Competition,' Says Harry Connick Jr.

American Idol prepared to send another contestant packing this week, but an exciting turn of events left all eight finalists in the game for another week.

After Chris Daughtry took the stage to perform his band's latest hit, "Waiting For Superman," Jennifer Lopez, Harry Connick Jr. and Keith Urban decided to finally use their judges' save on Thursday night, keeping Sam Woolf in the game for another week.

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3 WKS

'American Idol' Recap: Save Sustains Top 8

'American Idol' Recap: Save Sustains Top 8

The top 8 singers of American Idol revisited their audition songs on Wednesday night's episode, but for one finalist, the journey back to the beginning brought their season run to an end.

OPINION: Not Watching 'American Idol' This Season? You're Missing Out

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3 WKS

'American Idol' Season 13: Dexter and C.J. Get Bromantic on Darius Rucker Cover (Video)

'American Idol' Season 13: Dexter and C.J. Get Bromantic on Darius Rucker Cover (Video)

It may have been a no-brainer to pair American Idol finalists Dexter Roberts and C.J. Harris for a duet on Wednesday, but producers didn’t nail it on their initial song selection. 

PHOTOS: 'American Idol' Season 13: Meet the Top 10 Singers

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3 WKS

'American Idol' Recap: The Top 8 Revisit Their Audition Songs

'American Idol' Recap: The Top 8 Revisit Their Audition Songs

Sometimes life is one big audition, and on American Idol's Wednesday night performance show the top eight remaining vocalists were reminded that they aren't done currying favor with viewers.

Each Idol was assigned the task of repeating their audition song -- which was good news for Jess Meuse and Alex Preston, who made history by performing original music in the finals.

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3 WKS

'American Idol' Alum Adam Lambert: Being Gay 'Ain't a Disability'

'American Idol' Alum Adam Lambert: Being Gay 'Ain't a Disability'

Adam Lambert took to Twitter to dish details on his forthcoming new album, and took the opportunity to share some gorgeous new photos with fans on Instagram.

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MAR
29
3 WKS

Nikki Reed, 'American Idol' Alum Paul McDonald Announce Separation

Nikki Reed, 'American Idol' Alum Paul McDonald Announce Separation

American Idol season 10 alum Paul McDonald and Twilight actress Nikki Reed are separating after two years of marriage.

Despite the split, the two will continue work on their planned studio album, I’m Not Falling, which they plan to release later this year.

PHOTOS: Where Wolf? In 'Twilight: Breaking Dawn,' It's All About the Special Effects

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MAR
28
4 WKS

'American Idol' on the Charts: Jennifer Lopez Doubles Down With Two Rising Hits

'American Idol' on the Charts: Jennifer Lopez Doubles Down With Two Rising Hits

'PAPI' CAN YOU HEAR ME?: Last week's charts were compiled before Jennifer Lopez sang "I Luh Ya Papi" on American Idol, so this is the first week that her performance with French Montana could impact the Hot 100. And "impact" is the right word, since the single jumps from 98 to 77 on that main chart. "Papi" also travels from 28 to 19 on Pop Digital Songs and debuts at No. 78 on the Canadian Hot 100.

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MAR
28
4 WKS

Majesty Rose on Her 'American Idol' Elimination: 'I Had a Feeling'

Majesty Rose on Her 'American Idol' Elimination: 'I Had a Feeling'

Most eliminated American Idol contestants don't feel so calm and positive about being sent home from the singing show, but Majesty Rose told reporters on Friday that she was overwhelmed by "peace" when she was not saved on Thursday night, even after jumping around onstage while performing Pharrell Williams' "Happy."

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MAR
27
4 WKS

'American Idol': Majesty Rose Reveals Carrie Underwood's Gift, Janelle Monae's Advice

'American Idol': Majesty Rose Reveals Carrie Underwood's Gift, Janelle Monae's Advice

Majesty Rose left American Idol on Thursday without the crown, but she did nab some pretty great swag from one of the show’s most famous alumni.

Carrie Underwood gave us all gifts,” Rose told reporters following her elimination. “She gave us little necklaces with our initials on it and she wrote a hand-written letter to each of us.”

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