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2015 American Idol XIV Grand Finale

Graham Sierota, Noah Sierota, Sydney Sierota and Jamie Sierota of Echosmith - A variety of stars were photographed as they arrived for the 2015 American Idol XIV Grand Finale which was held at the Dolby Theatre in Beverly Hills, California, United States - Wednesday 13th May 2015

Echosmith, Graham Sierota, Noah Sierota, Sydney Sierota and American Idol
Echosmith, Graham Sierota, Noah Sierota, Sydney Sierota and American Idol
Echosmith, Graham Sierota, Noah Sierota, Sydney Sierota and American Idol
Echosmith, Graham Sierota, Noah Sierota, Sydney Sierota and American Idol
Echosmith, Graham Sierota, Noah Sierota, Sydney Sierota and American Idol

Fox Announces Next Season Of 'American Idol' Will Be The Last


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At one point it was the most popular reality in U.S. TV history, but ‘American Idol’ is coming to an end. Fox announced today that the upcoming fifteenth season would be the final one.

At the peak of its popularity, ‘American Idol’ was watched by more than 30 million viewers, and helped launch the careers of the likes of Kelly Clarkson, Jordin Sparks and Carrie Underwood. However, its ratings have waned over recent years, and Fox have decided to pull the plug.

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KIIS FM's Wango Tango 2015 - Arrivals

American Idol Contestants - A variety of stars from the music industry were snapped as they arrived at KIIS FM's Wango Tango 2015 which was held at the StubHub Center in Carson, California, United States - Saturday 9th May 2015

American Idol contestants leave a medical building

Daniel Seavey and Maddie Walker - American Idol contestants leave a medical building in Beverly Hills wearing surgical masks - Los Angeles, California, United States - Monday 16th March 2015

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American Idol, Daniel Seavey and Maddie Walker
American Idol, Daniel Seavey and Maddie Walker
American Idol, Daniel Seavey and Maddie Walker
American Idol, Daniel Seavey and Maddie Walker

American Idol XlV Finalists Party

Nick Fradiani - A host of stars were photographed as they attended the American Idol XlV Finalists Party which was held at The District in Los Angeles, California, United States - Thursday 12th March 2015

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American Idol and Joey Cook
American Idol and Joey Cook
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Rayvon and American Idol

"American Idol XIV" Finalist Party

Rayvon Owen - "American Idol XIV" Finalist Party at The District Restaurant - Los Angeles, California, United States - Wednesday 11th March 2015

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American Idol and Jax
American Idol and Jax
American Idol and Adanna Duru

"American Idol" Alum Phillip Phillips Breaks Conventions with Petition Against Oppresisve Contract


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So Phillip Phillips, besides having the most tongue-twistery name since Benedict Cumberbatch is also having some legal issues with American Idol and 19 Entertainment – namely, he wants out. Phillips won a recording contract with 19 in Season 11 of the show.

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Phillip Phillips is the first Idol winner to object against his contract's oppressive terms.

 

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Fox Orders Second Season Of 'Empire' After Two Episodes, 'Gotham' & 'Brooklyn Nine-Nine' Renewed


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Fox has ordered a second season of Empire after airing just two episodes. Comedy Brooklyn Nine-Nine and superhero drama Gotham have also been renewed. Fox announced the renewals on Saturday (17th January) at the Television Critics Association press tour in California.

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Terrence Howard stars in Empire.

Read More: Empire Star Taraji P. Henson Unleashes SASS In Response To 50 Cent.

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Phillip Phillips, 'American Idol' Winner, Is Engaged To His Girlfriend Of Five Years


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Phillip Phillips is engaged! The 24-year-old American Idol winner announced his engagement to Hannah Blackwell on Friday (26th December).

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Phillip Phillips is engaged!

Watch the Music Video for Phillip Phillips' 'Unpack Your Heart'.

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Randy Jackson Finally Says Farewell to 'American Idol' Family


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'American Idol''s last original judge Randy Jackson is finally stepping down from the show after an impressive 12 year stint as both a judge and a mentor. While there's been reports in previous years of his ever impending departure, this time it's for good.

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Randy Jackson finally leaves 'American Idol'

The former musician and record producer has been a constant fixture of the TV singing competition since 2002, where he worked alongside Paula Abdul and Simon Cowell on the judging panel. As of 2014's Season 13, his role was changed from panel judge to in-house mentor, but now it's finally time to say goodbye. 'After 13 seasons, I felt now was the perfect time to leave American Idol', Randy Jackson announced in a statement to Deadline. 'I'm proud to have been a part of a series that discovered some incredible artists and will go down in history as one of the most successful television shows ever.'

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Carrie Underwood Is "Really Excited" But Still Feels "Kind Of Weird" About Pregnancy


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Carrie Underwood announced she was pregnant at the beginning of September but the former American Idol contestant still can't believe she's going to be a mum!

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Carrie Underwood explained how she was feeling about her pregnancy on Today.

Read More: Carrie Underwood's Song 'Two Black Cadillacs' To Be Made Into TV Show.

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Randy Jacksons Wife Reportedly Files For Divorce After 18 Years Of Marriage


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Randy Jackson's wife has reportedly filed for divorce. Erika Jackson has filed the paperwork to end their 18 year relationship citing irreconcilable differences.  

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Randy Jackson and his wife Erika are reportedly divorcing.

Read More: On The Red Carpet At American Idol Season 13 Finale.

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American Idol Finalist Josh Gracin Checks Into Hospital Following Suicidal Facebook Post


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The Season 2 finalist posted a concerning message on his Facebook account on Friday, which caused worried relatives to contact the local police who were able to locate Gracin and bring him home. The singer was later admitted to hospital for observation, but was eventually discharged. 

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Gracin underwent a "personal crisis" according to today's statement on his Facebook

In the original post on his account, Gracin said "Please remember me as someone who gave his all in his music. Pray for my family as they carry on in this world without me. Goodbye." This cryptic message was taken as indicating he intended to commit suicide by concerned friends and fans. Luckily Gracin has now checked himself into an inpatient facility for treatment for his depression. 

Continue reading: American Idol Finalist Josh Gracin Checks Into Hospital Following Suicidal Facebook Post

Autopsy Fails To Shed Light On Michael Johns' Sudden Death


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In the days after the death of American Idol alum Michael Johns, his sudden passing was thought to be the result of a blood clot. However, an autopsy reportedly failed to determine the cause of death with any certainty. Earlier on Tuesday, TMZ reported that the final conclusion had been deferred until the toxicology report comes through.

Michael Johns
Johns was loved and respected by friends, family and colleagues in the industry.

This may mean that substance abuse was involved in Johns’ tragic death. An unnamed source for TMZ has allegedly revealed some new information about Johns.

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