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

By Hannah Woodhead | 16th August 2014

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...

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Autopsy Fails To Shed Light On Michael Johns' Sudden Death

By Victoria Pavlova | 5th August 2014

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...

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Friends, Family And Fellow Musicians Mourn The Death Of "American Idol" Alum Michael Johns

By Victoria Pavlova | 3rd August 2014

Friday saw the unexpected death of Michael Johns, a Perth-born musician, best known outside of Australia for his 2007 appearance on American Idol. He was 35.Johns' death was attributed to a blood clot following his...

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American Idol Winner's Album Out In August, But Will It Succeed?

By Joe DeAndrea | 15th July 2014

Caleb Johnson won’t be following in the footsteps of previous American Idol winners. Johnson, who was crowned as the season 13 victor this past May, is beginning his post Idol career by doing something that...

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'American Idol' "Dream Team" - Lopez, Urban, Connick Jr. & Seacrest - Set To Return For 14th Season

By Elinor Cosgrave | 24th June 2014

American Idol judges, Jennifer Lopez, Keith Urban and Harry Connick Jr., will all be returning to the 14th season of American Idol, Fox announced on Monday (23rd June). Ryan Seacrest will also be returning as...

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Jennifer Lopez And Casper Smart Have Split After 2 Years Together

By Elinor Cosgrave | 6th June 2014

Jenifer Lopez and Casper Smart have separated after more than two and a half years together. American Idol judge began dating her former backing dancer, Smart, in October 2011 mere months after announcing her split...

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On The Red Carpet At 'American Idol' Season 13 Finale [Pictures]

By Elinor Cosgrave | 22nd May 2014

Caleb Johnson has been crowned the winner of American Idol Season 13! The 23-year-old was pitted against 17-year-old Jena Irene but was successful in his efforts on Wednesday (21st May). Caleb Johnson won American Idol...

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American Idol Hopes To Revive Itself After Season 13

By Joe DeAndrea | 22nd May 2014

Things have been up and down lately for 'American Idol,' as the singing competition is reaching the end of its 13th season. The ratings for one of the more recent episodes reached an all-time low...

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American Idol Recap: Anniversary And Homecoming

By Victoria Pavlova | 15th May 2014

Things are coming to a head on this week’s episode of American Idol. The finale is next week, so naturally, the contestants are pulling out all the stops at this point. To top it all...

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And Then There Were Three - Who Got Voted Off "American Idol" This Week?

By Victoria Pavlova | 9th May 2014

Well, it’s about that time again – time to announce the top three contestants on this year’s round of American Idol. Where did the time go? So from last night’s performances we know that Jena...

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Jena Irene Impresses 'American Idol' Judges With Elvis Cover

By Victoria Pavlova | 8th May 2014

Sure, Jena Irene delivered a great performance on Wednesday’s American Idol, but FCC warning-worthy? Jennifer Lopez seems to think so. Wednesday’s show was centered around the theme of love, with each of the four remaining...

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American Idol Winner Scotty Mccreery Held At Gunpoint In Home Invasion

By Victoria Pavlova | 6th May 2014

Sometimes even American Idol graduates aren’t immune to disaster – case in point, Scotty McCreery, the Idol alum, who became the victim of a home invasion early on Monday. According to The Hollywood Reporter, McCreery,...

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"American Idol" Results: Contestants Can't Agree, Jennifer Lopez Is Shocked

By Victoria Pavlova | 2nd May 2014

The results of this week’s American Idol might have shocked many people, but none more so than Jennifer Lopez. This warning might be redundant, but we’re giving it anyway – spoilers ahead. With five contestants...

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American Idol Voting Recap: No One Saw That One Coming

By Victoria Pavlova | 11th April 2014

Proceed with caution, spoilers below. Jennifer Lopez reminded us why she is everyone’s favorite American Idol judge during last night’s show. The singer broke out in tears after Malaya Watson owned the stage with Jennifer...

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'American Idol' Judges Use Their Save - Tom Woolf Survives After 'Babylon' Performance

By Elinor Cosgrave | 4th April 2014

There are no more second chances left for the remaining contestants on American Idol after the judges decided to use their save on Thursday night (3rd April). After strong performances on the previous show, it...

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Jennifer Lopez Drops F-bomb Whilst Judging 'American Idol' - Live!

By Elinor Cosgrave | 28th March 2014

Jennifer Lopez was evidently mortified on Wednesday evening after dropping the F-bomb on live TV. Lopez was judging American Idol and got carried away when commenting on one of the contestant's performances.Jennifer Lopez accidently swore...

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"American Idol" Recap: The Top 10 Sing, Sort Of.

By Victoria Pavlova | 20th March 2014

Last night’s American Idol can be summed up in one word: disappointing. It all started when MK Nobilette kicked things off with a rendition of Perfect by Pink. She had the emotion down, only her...

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American Idol Results Night: Who Went Home And Why?

By Victoria Pavlova | 14th March 2014

And then there were ten. Ten American Idol finalists, that is. It’s getting to be that time in the competition, when the hearts of the remaining Idol hopefuls just don’t seem to be in it...

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American Idol Mini-recap: Movie Nigtht Disappoints With No Award-worthy Performances

By Victoria Pavlova | 13th March 2014

Last night’s American Idol did not start on a promising note. The theme was Movie Night – something that the judges hoped would bring out the stars in the so-far lackluster Season 13 finalists. Audiences...

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American Idol Results Night: Another One Bites The Dust, As Harry Connick Jr. Dishes Out More Tough Love

By Victoria Pavlova | 7th March 2014

This week might be the first American Idol round in a while to see an actual twist – and it’s still just the second round of eliminations. The unfortunate Idol wannabe to end up on...

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American Idol "This Is Me" Night Makes Us Think "This Is Familiar"

By Victoria Pavlova | 27th February 2014

Last night, American Idol entered its slightly less interesting stage – with the top 13 contestants selected, it’s time to actually remember the names and watch the dwindling group of people for two more months....

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Randy Jackson Thinks "American Idol" Is Out Of The Woods, Ratings Beg To Differ

By Victoria Pavlova | 19th February 2014

Randy Jackson thinks American Idol is regaining its form. Sure, the head mentor of the original TV singing competition has a vested interest in promoting the show regardless of its quality, but he really thinks...

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Is 'American Idol' Moving To New York For Season 13 Finale?

By Joe Wilde | 10th January 2014

American Idol will be back for its thirteenth season on Tuesday, 14 January, with an (almost) entirely new judging panel holding down the reins for the long-running singing contest. Keith Urban, Jennifer Lopez and Harry...

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'American Idol' Is Ready To Launch Season 13

By Jaclyn Brandt | 10th January 2014

It's that time again — American Idol is about the launch another season. The show promises this time will be different.Contestants from season 12 of 'American idol'Season 13 will kick off with former judge Jennifer...

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Mariah Carey "Hated" Her Time Judging On 'American Idol'

By Elinor Cosgrave | 15th November 2013

Mariah Carey described her time on American Idol as "like going to work every day with Satan." Carey appeared on Hot 97, a US radio station, and discussed her feud with Nikki Minaj and how...

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American Idol Judges Panel Revealed: Jennifer Lopez, Harry Connick Jr. & Keith Urban Confirmed

By Elinor Cosgrave | 3rd September 2013

The panel of American Idol judges has been officially revealed. Jennifer Lopez, Keith Urban and Harry Connick Jr. have been confirmed as the judges for the televised singing talent show.Harry Connick Jr. photographed in 2012,...

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So, Is American Idol's Justin Guarini Living In Poverty Or Not?

By Michael West | 17th August 2013

Justin Guarini has elaborated on his emotional open letter in which he claimed to skip meals in order to feed his children. The singer, who finished as runner-up in the first season of American Idol,...

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American Idol Runner Up Justin Guarini Opens Up On Dire Times

By Jack de Aguilar | 17th August 2013

American Idol’s first season saw Kelly Clarkson win and forge a hugely successful career for herself, with Grammy award wins, number one albums and sold out tours across the globe. For the man she beat...

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So Keith Urban Returns To American Idol, But What About Jennifer Lopez?

By Michael West | 5th August 2013

Ok, so we know that the country music nice guy Keith Urban is returning to American Idol, but sources close to the big decision makers on the Fox show say Jennifer Lopez is "very close"...

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Keith Urban Set For Idol Return - Jennifer Lopez Close, Too

By Jack de Aguilar | 2nd August 2013

So successful was country music judge Keith Urban, that American Idol have signed up for more. Fox entertainment chief Kevin Reilly confirmed the news, and hinted that something may be close for Jennifer Lopez to...

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