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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
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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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'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
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Harry Connick Jr. Talks 'American Idol' Return and Season 13's Top 3

Harry Connick Jr. Talks 'American Idol' Return and Season 13's Top 3

Wednesday night's 500th episode of American Idol has plenty to celebrate: Harry Connick, Jr. has confirmed that he will be back for the show's fourteenth season.

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MAY
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'American Idol': Jess Meuse on Last-Minute Song Changes and That Stage Mom Drama

'American Idol': Jess Meuse on Last-Minute Song Changes and That Stage Mom Drama

Jess Meuse may have looked unsure of herself when she performed Pink’s "So What" on Wednesday's episode American Idol, but she has a reason for that. The 23-year-old Alabama native revealed on a conference call with reporters that the top four were supposed to perform original material that night, but producers got cold feet at the last minute.

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'American Idol's' Sam Woolf: Elimination 'Was Too Much Drama'

'American Idol's' Sam Woolf: Elimination 'Was Too Much Drama'

Thursday night’s unexpected American Idol twist that led to the eventual ouster of teen Sam Woolf created "too much drama," he told reporters on a conference call Friday afternoon.

"I don’t really think it had to happen," he said.

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'American Idol' Recap: Top Five Perform Fan Picks

'American Idol' Recap: Top Five Perform Fan Picks

The fate of the top five was left in the hands of American Idol fans for Wednesday night’s performance show, and boy did the viewers challenge them.

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'American Idol' Recap: Who Went Home Grumpy on Results Show?

'American Idol' Recap: Who Went Home Grumpy on Results Show?

The top six finalists were a little bit country and a little bit rock 'n' roll on Wednesday night's American Idol episode, but on Thursday night's results show, Ryan Seacrest promised that one contestant was "going to be grumpy," as he cradled the show's special guest, Grumpy Cat, in his arms.

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My First 'American Idol': An Intern's Tale

My First 'American Idol': An Intern's Tale

I might not fit into what is now the stereotypical American Idol fangirl demographic, but growing up on the show that changed the face of television keeps me tuning in. So on Wednesday, for the first time, I got to experience the singing competition live.

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'American Idol' Recap: A Little Bit Country, a Little Bit Rock and Roll and a Grumpy Cat

'American Idol' Recap: A Little Bit Country, a Little Bit Rock and Roll and a Grumpy Cat

The six remaining hopefuls competing on American Idol took on the dual themes of country and rock while the show continued its streak of celebrity appearances.

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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' 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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'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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