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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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9
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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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: 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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MAR
27
4 WKS

'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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MAR
27
4 WKS

'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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MAR
27
4 WKS

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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MAR
26
4 WKS

'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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MAR
21
1 month

'American Idol': Did MK Nobilette's Sexual Orientation Get Her Eliminated?

'American Idol': Did MK Nobilette's Sexual Orientation Get Her Eliminated?

During American Idol's workshop with Randy Jackson, newly-eliminated season 13 contestant MK Nobilette had a talk with Adam Lambert about revealing her sexual orientation and its place on the show.

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MAR
21
1 month

MK Nobilette on her 'American Idol' Exit: 'I Definitely Thought I Would Go Home'

MK Nobilette on her 'American Idol' Exit: 'I Definitely Thought I Would Go Home'

After her elimination from American Idol, MK Nobilette’s first stop outside of Stage 36 at CBS Televison City was the press tent just outside the large building that houses the Idol set. Before she had a chance to speak with her family or check her cellphone for messages, she sat down with The Hollywood Reporter to discuss her exit.

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MAR
20
1 month

'American Idol' Recap: Top 9 Finalists Revealed

'American Idol' Recap: Top 9 Finalists Revealed

American Idol’s Top 10 singers were cut down to nine after the contestants' performed selections from the Billboard Top 10 the night before.

Not every performance on the show's hits themed episode -- which featured songs by Florida Georgia Line, Foster the People, Avicii and Zedd -- made it to the top of the pops. Some faltered all the way to the bottom. So who was a hit -- and who was a stiff?

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MAR
20
1 month

'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
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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