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MAR
20
4 WKS

'American Idol' Season 13: MK Nobilette Recalls MLK's Birthday as a Musical Memory

'American Idol' Season 13: MK Nobilette Recalls MLK's Birthday as a Musical Memory

The Hollywood Reporter sat down with American Idol's season 13 finalists to give an in-depth look at the top 10, including their earliest memories of music, when they knew music would be their career choice and what led to their decision to audition for the singing competition.

Meet the rest of the top 10 singers here.

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MAR
20
4 WKS

'American Idol' Season 13: Caleb Johnson Outlines His Rock 'n' Roll Childhood Education

'American Idol' Season 13: Caleb Johnson Outlines His Rock 'n' Roll Childhood Education

The Hollywood Reporter sat down with American Idol's season 13 finalists to give an in-depth look at the top 10, including their earliest memories of music, when they knew music would be their career choice and what led to their decision to audition for the singing competition.

Meet the rest of the top 10 singers here.

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MAR
20
4 WKS

'American Idol' Season 13: C.J. Harris Was Introduced to Music by His Grandfather

'American Idol' Season 13: C.J. Harris Was Introduced to Music by His Grandfather

The Hollywood Reporter sat down with American Idol's season 13 finalists to give an in-depth look at the top 10, including their earliest memories of music, when they knew music would be their career choice and what led to their decision to audition for the singing competition.

Meet the rest of the top 10 singers here.

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MAR
20
4 WKS

'American Idol' Season 13: Jena Irene Stays Thankful for Middle School Breakups

'American Idol' Season 13: Jena Irene Stays Thankful for Middle School Breakups

The Hollywood Reporter sat down with American Idol's season 13 finalists to give an in-depth look at the top 10, including their earliest memories of music, when they knew music would be their career choice and what led to their decision to audition for the singing competition.

Meet the rest of the top 10 singers here.

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MAR
20
4 WKS

Adam Lambert Reuniting With Max Martin for Third Album

Adam Lambert Reuniting With Max Martin for Third Album

Adam Lambert's third studio album -- his first since leaving RCA Records last summer -- is currently being worked on by pop super-producer Max Martin, and a handful of ace songwriters, in Sweden.

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MAR
20
4 WKS

'American Idol' Alum Didi Benami Causes 'Trouble' in New Video

'American Idol' Alum Didi Benami Causes 'Trouble' in New Video

Everybody has a dark side, even American Idol season nine alum Didi Benami, who faces down her inner demons in the video for "Trouble."

Directed by Nicholes Miltello, Benami, 27, shows both her good and bad self as she is filmed driving down a deserted highway in a muscle car by her evil Doppelganger. The clip -- which showcases Benami's natural acting chops -- ends in a symbolic struggle for the steering wheel as she attempts to gain control of her life.

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MAR
20
4 WKS

'American Idol' Battle of the Billboard Hits: What You Didn't See on TV

'American Idol' Battle of the Billboard Hits: What You Didn't See on TV

The top 10 contestants sang Billboard top 10 hits on Wednesday night’s American Idol, so it’s only appropriate to reveal the top 10 things you didn’t see in the studio -- or if you were one of the millions of viewers who watched the live performance show at home. Fortunately for you, fellow Idol worshipers, The Hollywood Reporter had eyes inside Stage 36 at CBS Television City in Los Angeles.

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MAR
19
4 WKS

'American Idol' Recap: The Top 10 Sing Billboard Hits

'American Idol' Recap: The Top 10 Sing Billboard Hits

From the beginning of the season, Harry Connick Jr. has been the judge to watch.

But during last night's Billboard Hits-themed episode of American IdolJennifer Lopez took center stage as she seriously stepped up her judging game, dispensing invaluable show business advice to the hopefuls.

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MAR
17
1 month

'Smash's' Katharine McPhee to Star in CBS Genius Drama (Exclusive)

'Smash's' Katharine McPhee to Star in CBS Genius Drama (Exclusive)

Katharine McPhee is returning to the small screen.

The Smash and American Idol alum has booked the female lead in CBS' genius drama pilot Scorpion, The Hollywood Reporter has learned.

Based on the life of Walter O'Brien, the drama revolves around Walter (Body of Proof's Elyes Gabel), an eccentric genius, and his international network of super-geniuses who form the last line of defense against the complex threats of the modern age.

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MAR
17
1 month

'American Idol' on the Charts: Phillip Phillips Heats Up Hot 100 with 'Raging Fire'

'American Idol' on the Charts: Phillip Phillips Heats Up Hot 100 with 'Raging Fire'

HOT STUFF: There’s nothing like a live performance on American Idol to lift a song or an album up the charts, whether you’re a veteran of the series or a new act. Phillip Phillips and Kodaline, fresh from appearances on last week’s results show, both benefit from being seen by millions of viewers across the nation.

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MAR
14
1 month

'American Idol': Ben Briley Confronts Confusing Feedback from Judges, Randy Jackson

'American Idol': Ben Briley Confronts Confusing Feedback from Judges, Randy Jackson

Unlike most Southern singers, eliminated American Idol contestant Ben Briley wanted to show America that he was "not just a country singer," which is why he opted to sing Elton John’s "Bennie and the Jets," a song featured in 27 Dresses and previously sung by season 10 standout Haley Reinhart.

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MAR
14
1 month

'American Idol' Eliminated Contestant Ben Briley: 'I Was One of the Weakest'

'American Idol' Eliminated Contestant Ben Briley: 'I Was One of the Weakest'

Minutes after his elimination on American Idol, Tennessean native Ben Briley told The Hollywood Reporter that he was “feeling fine” and wasn’t surprised at his fate. “I hate to admit it but I was one of the weakest ones last night. Everyone brought it. I knew I’d be in the bottom three but I didn’t know if I would go home. I had hope.”

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MAR
13
1 month

'American Idol' Recap: Top 10 Tour Singers Revealed

'American Idol' Recap: Top 10 Tour Singers Revealed

American Idol's top 10 singers were revealed on Thursday night, following the contestants' best renditions of movie songs the night before.

PHOTOS: Top 10 Movie Songs of All Time

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MAR
13
1 month

'American Idol' Goes to the Movies: 7 Things You Didn't See on TV

'American Idol' Goes to the Movies: 7 Things You Didn't See on TV

While American Idol fans were curled up on the sofa munching popcorn and enjoying a night at the movies -- musically speaking -- The Hollywood Reporter was peering behind-the-scenes inside Stage 36 at CBS Television City to see how the movie magic was made. Seven of our on-the-scene observations below...

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