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'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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'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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'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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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
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'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
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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
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'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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'American Idol' Season 13: 7 Things You Didn't See on Thursday's Elimination Show

'American Idol' Season 13: 7 Things You Didn't See on Thursday's Elimination Show

Keith Urban, Jennifer Lopez and Harry Connick Jr. may not have used their save on Majesty Rose during Thursday night's American Idol, but they certainly gave her a big send-off.

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'American Idol' Recap: Big Screen Shares Top 8

'American Idol' Recap: Big Screen Shares Top 8

A shorter elimination episode of American Idol doesn't mean any less anxiety onstage. Another hopeful was sent home on Thursday night, meaning the season's save is still up for grabs.

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

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Not Watching 'American Idol' this Season? You're Missing Out (Opinion)

Not Watching 'American Idol' this Season? You're Missing Out (Opinion)

Spare us the numbers because we’ve already heard the bad news ad nauseam: not only is American Idol viewership down this year, the ratings have basically jumped off a cliff. Those who thought it couldn’t get worse after season 12’s precipitous drop -- in the double digits, as it is again in 2014 -- were sorely mistaken. The latest episode of season 13 only pulled a 6-share, a smidgen short of the 10 million mark at 9.83 million viewers.

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'American Idol' Recap: 'I'm With the Band'

'American Idol' Recap: 'I'm With the Band'

American Idol channeled the spirit of Pamela Des Barres sans the groupie element with its “I’m With the Band” theme night.

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'American Idol' Alum David Archuleta Returns From Mormon Mission (Video)

'American Idol' Alum David Archuleta Returns From Mormon Mission (Video)

David Archuleta has returned home to Utah from his two-year service as a missionary for the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints.

The American Idol season seven runner-up announced his homecoming in a YouTube video, to the delight of Archie devotees everywhere.

PHOTOS: 'American Idol' Judges Past and Present: The Good, the Bad and the Boring

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'American Idol' on the Charts: Harry Connick Jr., Jennifer Lopez and Keith Urban All Rise

'American Idol' on the Charts: Harry Connick Jr., Jennifer Lopez and Keith Urban All Rise

It's a good week for American Idol on the charts, with Phillip Phillips leaping up 10 points on an airplay chart and Ruben Studdard enjoying the greatest sales gain of any album on an R&B chart. But it's not just winners of the long-running Fox series that are excelling this week -- all three judges have albums or singles enjoying upward movement, making this the first judging panel in Idol history to all be experiencing Billboard chart success at the same time.

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'American Idol' Reunion: 3 Alums Reveal How Jennifer Lopez Collaboration Came Together

'American Idol' Reunion: 3 Alums Reveal How Jennifer Lopez Collaboration Came Together

There was an American Idol reunion on Thursday night’s results show as three alumnae from three different seasons were together again for the first time. Allison Iraheta, Pia Toscano and Jessica Sanchez provided backing vocals and extraordinary harmony for Jennifer Lopez’ performance of her new single, “I Luh Ya Papi.” And it all began with a DM from J.

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