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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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APR
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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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'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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MAR
28
3 WKS

'American Idol' on the Charts: Jennifer Lopez Doubles Down With Two Rising Hits

'American Idol' on the Charts: Jennifer Lopez Doubles Down With Two Rising Hits

'PAPI' CAN YOU HEAR ME?: Last week's charts were compiled before Jennifer Lopez sang "I Luh Ya Papi" on American Idol, so this is the first week that her performance with French Montana could impact the Hot 100. And "impact" is the right word, since the single jumps from 98 to 77 on that main chart. "Papi" also travels from 28 to 19 on Pop Digital Songs and debuts at No. 78 on the Canadian Hot 100.

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MAR
27
3 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
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
22
4 WKS

'American Idol' Reunion: 3 Alums Reveal How Jennifer Lopez Collaboration Came Together

'American Idol' Reunion: 3 Alums Reveal How Jennifer Lopez Collaboration Came Together

There was an American Idol reunion on Thursday night’s results show as three alumnae from three different seasons were together again for the first time. Allison Iraheta, Pia Toscano and Jessica Sanchez provided backing vocals and extraordinary harmony for Jennifer Lopez’ performance of her new single, “I Luh Ya Papi.” And it all began with a DM from J.

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MAR
13
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'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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MAR
6
1 month

'American Idol' Results: Who Went Home?

'American Idol' Results: Who Went Home?

On a week where the theme was "Home," another singer was sent packing as the Top 11 was revealed on Thursday night's elimination episode of American Idol.

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MAR
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'American Idol': 5 Things You Didn't See on Top 12 Night

'American Idol': 5 Things You Didn't See on Top 12 Night

So you watched American Idol at home Wednesday night? No problem. The Hollywood Reporter was your eyes and ears inside Stage 36 at CBS Television City. Here are five things that happened on the stage that you didn’t see in the comfort of your living room:

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MAR
6
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'American Idol''s Top 12 Agree: The Judges Are 'Harsh to Everybody'

'American Idol''s Top 12 Agree: The Judges Are 'Harsh to Everybody'

Tough night on American Idol. The judges dished out more criticism than usual, most of it coming from Harry Connick, Jr., whose comments were often greeted with boos from the studio audience. A few minutes after Wednesday’s top 12 performance show ended, Sam Woolf summed up for The Hollywood Reporter what all of the contestants were thinking about the judges’ critiques. “It was a little harsh for everyone tonight.” Majesty Rose agreed: “They were harsh to everybody tonight.

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'American Idol' Recap: Top 13 Tackle 'This Is Me'

'American Idol' Recap: Top 13 Tackle 'This Is Me'

At the beginning of American Idol’s first performance theme night of “This is Me,” Jennifer Lopez made an interesting observation that America hadn’t “gotten a chance to know this top 13.”

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