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MAY
22
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'American Idol' Runner-Up Jena Irene: Caleb Johnson Is My Prom Date

'American Idol' Runner-Up Jena Irene: Caleb Johnson Is My Prom Date

“It’s over, thank God,” said Jena Irene to a roomful of reporters moments after Caleb Johnson was declared the winner of American Idol season 13.

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MAY
21
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'American Idol' Finale: 'I Deflowered Ryan Seacrest,' Cracks 'Right Here Waiting' Singer

'American Idol' Finale: 'I Deflowered Ryan Seacrest,' Cracks 'Right Here Waiting' Singer

“I deflowered Ryan Seacrest,” joked Richard Marx to reporters following the singer’s surprise duet with American Idol’s vocally challenged host.

Seacrest, who earlier this season let the world know that his first concert was Marx, joined his hero on stage for a hilarious collaboration on Marx’s romantic ballad “Right Here Waiting” on Wednesday night’s results show.

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MAY
21
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'American Idol' Finale Recap: Season 13 Winner Crowned

'American Idol' Finale Recap: Season 13 Winner Crowned

It came down to Caleb Johnson and Jena Irene on American Idol on Wednesday, and before naming the winner of the thirteenth season, the two enjoyed a slew of performances.

PHOTOS: 'American Idol' Top Two: The Race Comes Down to the Wire

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MAY
21
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'American Idol' Alum Returns as Backup Singer: Allison Iraheta Pulls Back the Curtain (Q&A)

'American Idol' Alum Returns as Backup Singer: Allison Iraheta Pulls Back the Curtain (Q&A)

If Hasbro ever produces an American Idol edition of Trivial Pursuit, we have the perfect question. Who is the only Idol finalist to appear on two complete seasons of the Fox television series?

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MAY
21
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'American Idol' Finale: 'Boy, It Is Close,' Says Harry Connick Jr.

'American Idol' Finale: 'Boy, It Is Close,' Says Harry Connick Jr.

Now that the final performance show of American Idol's season 13 is in the history books, it's time for the cast to party onstage for the finale -- and that includes the judges.

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MAY
21
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'American Idol': 9 Things You Didn't See on Season 13's Penultimate Episode

'American Idol': 9 Things You Didn't See on Season 13's Penultimate Episode

If you watched Caleb Johnson and Jena Irene battle it out on American Idol's top 2 performance show Tuesday night, you saw an epic showdown. What was happening off-camera at Los Angeles' Nokia Theatre? Read on for 9 things you didn't see on TV.

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MAY
21
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'American Idol' Top Two Talk Finale, Star Duets: 'KISS Spent $25K on Pyro'

'American Idol' Top Two Talk Finale, Star Duets: 'KISS Spent $25K on Pyro'

American Idol contenders Caleb Johnson and Jena Irene can breathe a little easier now that they have just performed their final three songs on the last performance night of the season.

“To be honest I am so glad tonight’s over,” Irene told reporters following Tuesday's show. “There is [nothing more] we can do to make the votes go in our favor, so we are just going to have fun.”

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MAY
20
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'American Idol' Recap: Top Two Duke it Out in Season 13 Finale

'American Idol' Recap: Top Two Duke it Out in Season 13 Finale

The "rock 'n' roll viking" took on "the sleeper" as Caleb Johnson and Jena Irene duked it out for the last time on American Idol.

The top two competed in front of 7,000 fans from the stage at Los Angeles' Nokia Theatre where the mood was electric with supporters for the two singers -- some holding signs declaring their love for both.

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MAY
20
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'American Idol' Finale: Alum Felicia Barton on Writing Jena Irene's Coronation Song

'American Idol' Finale: Alum Felicia Barton on Writing Jena Irene's Coronation Song

When Jena Irene sings her coronation single, "We Are One," on the American Idol finale, it will be an exciting moment for another Idol -- the song's co-writer, Felicia Barton.

"It's a real full-circle moment for me," the season eight alum, who also penned songs for Demi Lovato and Lea Michele, tells The Hollywood Reporter. "I'm kind of freaked out."

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MAY
20
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Candidate Clay Aiken Takes the Political High Road on 'Today Show'

Candidate Clay Aiken Takes the Political High Road on 'Today Show'

Political candidate Clay Aiken is hitting the campaign trail, but he is not going to rest on his celebrity laurels in the race for North Carolina's second congressional district.

The American Idol alum said his biggest challenge is to get voters to see him in "a different light."

"It's a blessing in the fact that it gets me in a room," he said. "But I have to overcome that people see me in one way and not the other."

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MAY
20
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Queen and Adam Lambert Announce Australian Tour Dates

Queen and Adam Lambert Announce Australian Tour Dates

Queen and Adam Lambert will hit Australia for a four-date trek through the country beginning Aug. 22.

“AUSTRALIA! Are you ready to Rock?” wrote the American Idol alum on his Twitter. “@QueenWillRock and I will see you in August!”

The tour will be the band’s first in Australia since 1985.

The QUEEN + ADAM LAMBERT Australian Tour will kick off in Perth Aug. 22, then travel to Sydney on Aug. 26, Melbourne on Aug. 29 with the grand finale at Brisbane Entertainment Centre on Sept. 1.

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MAY
20
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'American Idol' Season 13 Finale: 'We Really Don't Care Who Wins,' Says Caleb Johnson

'American Idol' Season 13 Finale: 'We Really Don't Care Who Wins,' Says Caleb Johnson

"We really don't care who wins," Caleb Johnson told a small cadre of press outside Los Angeles' Nokia Theatre in the Monday afternoon sunshine. " 'American Idol' is just a title. We want to give the best possible performances both nights and make it a memorable season. We've all won. Not just us, but everybody who's been on the show this season, with the experiences we've had and the knowledge we've gained about the industry and the friends that we've made."

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MAY
19
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Carrie Underwood Writes New Song for Academy of Country Music's Salute to the Troops

Carrie Underwood Writes New Song for Academy of Country Music's Salute to the Troops

When Carrie Underwood was booked to perform on the CBS special, ACM Presents: An All-Star Salute to the Troops, she told the producers she wanted to sing "See You Again," her 2013 single that would have provided an emotional touchstone to what was already going to be an emotionally charged show. But Underwood had a secret plan.

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MAY
19
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Jennifer Lopez on Receiving Billboard's Icon Award, 'American Idol's' Jena Irene

Jennifer Lopez on Receiving Billboard's Icon Award, 'American Idol's' Jena Irene

Just after being the first woman honored with the 2014 Icon Award at the Billboard Music Awards on Sunday night at Las Vegas' MGM Grand Garden Arena, Jennifer Lopez sat down with Live! With Kelly and Michael in New York City to reflect on the accolade.

PHOTOS: Billboard Music Awards 2014: The Winners

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