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Published: Sun, 04 Dec 2016 21:18:49 -0500

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'American Idol' receives Governors Award from TV Academy

Fri, 19 Aug 2016 15:30:05 -0400

American Idol is singing one last victory anthem. The series will receive this year’s Governors Award, the Television Academy announced Friday. The prestigious award, which honors achievement in television “beyond the scope” of a traditional Emmy Award, has previously gone to the “It Gets...

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'American Idol's Jax reveals she's battling thyroid cancer

Mon, 08 Aug 2016 20:57:02 -0400

This article originally appeared on PEOPLE.com. Jax left everything she had on the American Idol stage each week when she competed on the show’s fourteenth season, but for the last few months, the singer has been secretly battling cancer. In a new interview with My Central Jersey...

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'American Idol's La'Porsha Renae releases Olympic remix of 'Battles'

Fri, 05 Aug 2016 13:29:23 -0400

American Idol’s La’Porsha Renae will release her Gold Medal Mix for “Battles” Friday just in time for the start of the Olympic Games in Rio. The Idol runner-up’s song will serve as the anthem for the U.S. women’s gymnastics squad. The song offers an inspiring message that will...

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'American Idol' alum John Stevens hit by van

Wed, 29 Jun 2016 07:58:43 -0400

This article originally appeared on PEOPLE.com. John Stevens, a former American Idol contestant, was struck by a van while jogging in Chelsea, Massachusetts, last week. Stevens — who was later treated at Massachusetts General Hospital before being taken to Buffalo, New York, to...

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'American Idol' alum Rickey Smith dies at 36

Fri, 06 May 2016 16:20:34 -0400

This article originally appeared on PEOPLE.com American Idol finalist Rickey Smith has reportedly died in a car crash in Oklahoma. He was 36. Smith, who was featured on the singing competition’s second season, was killed early Friday morning in a wrong-way wreck by an alleged ...

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WATCH: Trent Harmon & La'Porsha Renae judge the 'American Idol' judges

Thu, 14 Apr 2016 14:17:52 -0400

America and the American Idol judges have spoken, crowning Trent Harmon as our final American Idol over runner-up La’Porsha Renae, but now it’s their turn to do the judging. The two singers dropped by EW to let us know what they think — in just one hashtag — about judges Harry...

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Simon Cowell makes surprise 'American Idol' return

Fri, 08 Apr 2016 11:22:15 -0400

This article originally appeared on PEOPLE.com Simon Cowell made a surprise return on the American Idol finale, after all — and the show’s legendary bad-boy finally offered up a little contrition for all the mean things he said to contestants over the years.  The TV judge was...

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'American Idol' finale pays tribute to David Bowie

Fri, 08 Apr 2016 09:07:28 -0400

American Idol went out with a bang featuring various performances from Carrie Underwood, Kelly Clarkson, and Jennifer Lopez. But the finale episode also paid respects to one of the biggest musical influences of our time: David Bowie.  Idol veterans Phillip Phillips, Lee DeWyze,...

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Carrie Underwood performs 'Something in the Water' on 'Idol' finale

Fri, 08 Apr 2016 08:23:30 -0400

Fresh off a stomping performance at the ACM Awards, Carrie Underwood took the stage during the American Idol finale on Thursday and performed “Something in the Water” from her 2014 Greatest Hits album. Underwood won the show’s fourth season and has performed in conjunction with...

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Kelly Clarkson performs show-stopping medley on 'American Idol' finale

Fri, 08 Apr 2016 08:07:50 -0400

From 'Miss Independent' to 'Piece by Piece,' the show's first winner played the hits and brought down the house

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Jennifer Lopez performs 'Ain't Your Mama' for first time on television

Fri, 08 Apr 2016 07:44:06 -0400

During the 'American Idol' finale, the judge sang her new song and 'Let's Get Loud'

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Obama uses 'Idol' finale to make impassioned plea for people to vote

Fri, 08 Apr 2016 07:39:32 -0400

'Not all of us can sing like Kelly Clarkson, but all of our voices matter,' says the president

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'American Idol': How Twitter said goodbye

Thu, 07 Apr 2016 21:57:20 -0400

After 14 years, 7 billion votes, 1 million auditions, 13 Grammy wins, and 459 No. 1 hits on the Billboard charts, American Idol came to a close on Thursday night. The venerable Fox competition show, which launched the careers of Kelly Clarkson, Jennifer Hudson, Carrie Underwood, Adam...

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And the final 'American Idol' winner is...

Thu, 07 Apr 2016 21:06:06 -0400

More than a decade after the reality show’s start, we’ve finally crowned a farewell winner for the 15th and final season of American Idol. With a big night of performances from Idol alums including Katharine McPhee, Carrie Underwood, Colton Dixon, and that Pants on the Ground...

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'American Idol' series finale recap: 'Winner Chosen'

Thu, 07 Apr 2016 19:25:44 -0400

In one final love song to 'Idol,' past finalists return to pay respects to the show before naming a farewell winner

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'American Idol' retrospective: Winners and judges look back

Thu, 07 Apr 2016 14:12:00 -0400

Paula, Ryan, Carrie, Ruben and more revisit the reality show that changed everything

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19 of the Most Memorable 'American Idol' Contestants

Thu, 07 Apr 2016 08:30:38 -0400

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'American Idol' recap: 'Top 2 Perform'

Wed, 06 Apr 2016 19:59:51 -0400

On the final performance night, the competition is too close to call

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Adam Lambert reflects on his 'American Idol' experience

Wed, 06 Apr 2016 16:54:37 -0400

Plus: How the season 8 contestants almost ended up in a 'Big Brother'-style scenario

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