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'American Idol' Castoff Dexter Roberts: On the Hunt for his Own Reality Show

'American Idol' Castoff Dexter Roberts: On the Hunt for his Own Reality Show

Is Dexter Roberts the next reality TV phenom?

The latest American Idol castoff told reporters on Thursday that -- after a few days of well-deserved rest and relaxation -- he hopes to one day have his own hunting show.

"That's my dream," he mused. "[My] big dream."

Alas, the Alabama native wouldn't be on the hunt for criminals or fellow Idol contestants, he'd be channeling his inner Duck Dynasty, tracking ducks, turkeys and whitetails instead.

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'American Idol' Recap: Kevin Bacon Surprises on Results Night

'American Idol' Recap: Kevin Bacon Surprises on Results Night

The top seven finalists of American Idol left their fates in each other's hands with a theme of "competitor's picks," but one contestant fell short of his goal and ran out of luck on his journey.

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'American Idol': Sam Woolf Is 'So Grateful' for Twitter

'American Idol': Sam Woolf Is 'So Grateful' for Twitter

Hey Twitterverse, American Idol hears you loud and clear.

STORY: 'American Idol' Announces 2014 Tour Dates

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'American Idol's' Caleb Johnson: Ryan Seacrest Has 'The Voice of an Angel'

'American Idol's' Caleb Johnson: Ryan Seacrest Has 'The Voice of an Angel'

"Ryan, you’ve got the voice of an angel, man.”

That’s high praise coming from American Idol season 13 rocker Caleb Johnson, who nudged host Ryan Seacrest into performing an impromptu duet during Wednesday’s broadcast.

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'American Idol' Announces 2014 Tour Dates

'American Idol' Announces 2014 Tour Dates

Host Ryan Seacrest announced that tickets for the American Idol Summer Tour are going on sale on May 9.

The 41-city tour will kick off June 24 in Binghamton, N.Y. and will wrap in Redmond, WA, on Aug. 23. 

STORY: 'American Idol' Recap: Demi Lovato Returns (Sort of) to Judge Top 7

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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' on the Charts: Daughtry's 'Superman' Gains Strength

'American Idol' on the Charts: Daughtry's 'Superman' Gains Strength

HEROIC MOVES: For three weeks in a row, new artists saw their live results show performances reap rewards on the Billboard charts. Jake Bugg, Kodaline and Mali Music all surged on the surveys after finding a nationwide audience on American Idol. This week, a veteran band’s latest single and album regain ground thanks to an invite to perform on the newly formatted half-hour results show.

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'American Idol': Will Malaya Watson's Tuba Fit on the Tour Bus?

'American Idol': Will Malaya Watson's Tuba Fit on the Tour Bus?

This summer’s American Idol tour may be the first to feature a tuba, if eliminated contestant Malaya Watson has her way.

“I’m thinking about doing that,” she said to reporters on a conference call on Friday. “Hopefully I can.”

STORY: 'American Idol': 6 Things You Didn't See on '80s Night

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Malaya Watson on her 'Idol' Elimination: 'It Was in the Back of My Mind, But I Had Hope'

Malaya Watson on her 'Idol' Elimination: 'It Was in the Back of My Mind, But I Had Hope'

Malaya Watson shed tears on Thursday night's American Idol results show as she was sent home with no chance for a save. The season 13 finalist cried even more after the live broadcast. Speaking to The Hollywood Reporter, she explained how close she grew to be with all of her fellow contestants and how much she will miss them.

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'American Idol' Results Recap: Who Went Home in Tears?

'American Idol' Results Recap: Who Went Home in Tears?

The top eight finalists of American Idol went back to the future, so to speak, with a flashback to their '80s night selections, but one contestant's song choice tainted the love of the audience and ended her journey.

Thursday night's half-hour episode kicked off with a brief segment where the top eight complimented each other's performances and looked up Ricky Nelson videos for Sam Woolf, while Ryan Seacrest got down to business.

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'American Idol': 6 Things You Didn't See on '80s Night

'American Idol': 6 Things You Didn't See on '80s Night

Some 500 people got to enjoy American Idol '80s week in all its fluorescent glory from inside the Idol-dome. Among those in the audience: yours truly, who returns with this report on the six things you didn’t see on TV ...

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'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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'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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'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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