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‘Idol Hangover’: Elise Testone, Ryan Seacrest Among 5 Trending Topics of Queen Week (Video)

There was plenty of drama on this week's "American Idol," both the kind that sent Elise Testone home and nearly sent Ryan Seacrest to the hospital. THR's music editor and season 9 alum Didi Benami break it down.

‘American Idol’: Jennifer Lopez Wishes She Could Mentor More (Video)

Minutes after Elise Testone was eliminated, the TV judge gave THR her take on why heeding the judges' advice can be a big advantage for a finalist.

‘American Idol’s’ Haley Reinhart Guests on Next Episode of THR’s ‘Idol Hangover’

The season 10 finalist joins THR music editor Shirley Halperin and special correspondent Didi Benami on the couch this Friday.

LMFAO Talk Kelly Clarkson, Party Rock Tour Backstage at ‘American Idol’ (Video)

The energetic duo lit up the "Idol" stage on elimination night and treated THR to an impromptu cover of their favored season one winner backstage.

‘Idol Hangover’: Season 10’s James Durbin On Bringing the Heavy, Rebellion to ‘American Idol’ (Video)

The fourth place finalist talks to THR's music editor about the importance of "sticking to your guns," inspiring "X Factor's" Chris Rene and what the season 11 finalists need to do as they approach the finish line.

‘American Idol’: Randy Jackson on Judges’ Decision to Save Jessica Sanchez (Video)

The show vet talks to THR special correspondent Didi Benami about Thursday's "crazy" elimination episode.

‘American Idol’s’ Kris Allen Talks New Album, Brand Loyalty, Fan Wars on ‘Idol Hangover’ (Video)

The season 8 winner is joined by songwriter-producer Nasri for episode 6 of THR's web show. Plus: music editor Shirley Halperin and special correspondent Didi Benami run down the best and worst of season 11's 80s night.

Idol Hangover’ Episode 5: ‘American Idol’ Season 9 Winner Lee DeWyze, Finalist Siobhan Magnus Guest on THR’s Web Show (Video)

Plus: Special correspondent Didi Benami interviews season 11 eliminated contestant Heejun Han and discusses the week's standout moments with THR music editor Shirley Halperin.

‘American Idol’s’ Lee DeWyze, Siobhan Magnus Guest on Next ‘Idol Hangover’

UPDATED: It's a season 9 reunion as THR special correspondent Didi Benami joins the crew of finalists, favorites and one winner. Note: Friday's episode will not be live-streamed.

‘American Idol’s’ Pia Toscano, Radio Disney’s Jake Whetter Guest on Friday’s THR ‘Idol Hangover’

Also featured, THR's special "Idol" correspondent Didi Benami's interviews with Thursday's Season 11 eliminated contestant and "American Idol's" longtime musical director Michael Orland.

THR’s Idol Hangover: Episode 2 With Stefano Langone, Bonnie McKee

The second episode of THR's live talk show hosted by music editor Shirley Halperin and THR.com editor Joseph Kapsch.

‘American Idol’s’ Stefano Langone, Songwriter Bonnie McKee (Katy Perry, Britney Spears) Guest on THR’s ‘Idol Hangover’ This Friday

The second episode of THR's live talk show hosted by music editor Shirley Halperin and THR.com editor Joseph Kapsch will also feature "Idol" correspondent Didi Benami's special backstage interview with Season's 11 first eliminated contestant.