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‘American Idol’ Without Randy Jackson? Alums Weigh In (Video)

Among the finalists praising the departing judge on the season 12 finale red carpet: season six's Blake Lewis and Chris Richardson, season nine's Lee DeWyze and season 11's Jessica Sanchez.

‘American Idol’ Winners, Alums Share Randy Jackson Memories

"There's nothing 'pitchy' about this dawg, because he is in tune with the key of life," season six's Blake Lewis tells THR, echoing similar sentiments by 30 more finalists.

‘American Idol’ and the Theory of ‘3’: Is Every Third Season a Dud?

THR digs into the oft-whispered notion that years three, six and nine are among the Fox show's weaker offerings. Will season 12 suffer a similar fate?

‘American Idol’ on the Charts: Angie Miller, Curtis Finch Jr. and Amber Holcomb Make Their Initial Billboard Impact

Their performances send original versions hurtling up the charts. Also: Blake Lewis returns to the dance chart with his latest single.

SXSW: ‘American Idol’ Alums Head to Austin

Among the 28,000 who'll descend on the South By Southwest music and media conference: series grads Kris Allen, Lee DeWyze, Blake Lewis and Paul McDonald.

‘American Idol’s’ Blake Lewis Signs With Republic, Scores Major Ad Campaign

The season six runner-up debuts his latest song via a new Microsoft commercial.

Phillip Phillips and Bon Jovi to Perform On ‘American Idol’

The March 14 elimination episode will feature the season 11 winner and the New Jersey rockers.

Chris Richardson on His Long, Strange Trip From ‘American Idol’ to Cash Money (Video)

The season six alum talks to THR about how he ended up being label-mates with Lil Wayne, Drake and Fred Durst. Plus: his thoughts on Nicki Minaj as "Idol" judge.

‘American Idol’s’ Summer of Covers: Adam Lambert Does Bob Marley, Kelly Clarkson Takes on ‘Call Me Maybe’ (Video)

From Kris Allen's twist on Ellie Goulding's "Lights" to Casey Abrams' take on the classic "Don't Stop Believing" to Scotty McCreery's ode to "O Brother Where Are Thou," "Idol" grads from all seasons are putting their cover skills to use.

THR’s ‘Idol Hangover’ Live Talk Show Kicks Off With Past Finalists Blake Lewis and Didi Benami

The Hollywood Reporter's first live original series hosted by music editor Shirley Halperin and editor Joseph Kapsch will feature "American Idol" alumni guests, in-studio performances and Season 11 interviews. The pilot webisode debuts Friday, March 2 at 11 a.m. PST/2 p.m. EST.