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Pop quiz! How many contestants from the final five seasons of Fox’s American Idol can you remember off the top of your head? You probably didn’t need more than the fingers on one hand, did you? That was one of the show’s problems in its later years, and something the new judges on ABC’s reboot [...]


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In its final seasons on Fox, American Idol limped to the finish line — its viewership during seasons 13 through 15 was less than 40% of what it had been in the show’s heyday. (Even worse, it failed to produce any memorable winners during that time.) But with the show returning on a new network, [...]


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Trent Harmon is the final winner of American Idol, and for the 25-year-old it’s been quite a run. The powerhouse singer, who’s made ends meet as a waiter in Mississippi, beat out La’Porsha Renae for the crown, and was obviously thankful for the honor.

“(American Idol) is a machine that pumps out superstars,” [...]


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Tonight’s American Idol finale will have a Mississippi feel, as Amory’s Trent Harmon and McComb’s La’Porsha Renae are vying for the AI crown. Though Renae has been favored all season to win it all, Harmon had a standout showing last night thanks to his coronation song “Falling,” a [...]


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Even though MacKenzie Bourg was eliminated last night on American Idol, he is not going to sulk in the corner and lick his wounds. Instead, he sees this experience as an important part of his music journey, and he’s ready to forge ahead.

“I’m just kind of ready to go to work [...]


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With Season 13 officially in the books, American Idol is already looking ahead to next season, with the first auditions taking place in Minneapolis just four short weeks from now. With Keith Urban and Harry Connick Jr. reportedly on board already, and Jennifer Lopez looking likely to return as well, it could be the [...]


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Jena Irene and Caleb Johnson faced off last night on American Idol at the Nokia Theatre in downtown Los Angeles, and for Irene it was pretty much the experience of a lifetime.

“To just perform in front of an audience of that many people and in an amazing venue is so different than what [...]


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American Idol is now down to its top 5, as C.J. Harris was eliminated on this week’s show. The blues-rock singer and Jessica Meuse received the lowest number of votes on the show. During his final moments on the show, Harris thanked the hard working Idol band for all their help during his journey. He [...]


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American Idol continues tonight (Fox, 8 pm et/pt), as the top seven attempt to survive another week in the competition. For singer Jena Irene, part of her Idol journey has helped her gain a ton of confidence as a performer.

“My confidence level, I mean it’s grown,” said Irene. “It started off very small, but [...]


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The point of a singing competition may be to win it all, but part of winning is actually cultivating a loyal fanbase that will follow them whenever their show’s journey is over.

That concept is not lost on the remaining top 8 participants on American Idol. For Jena Irene, seeing all the complimentary tweets for [...]


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