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Richard Marx (L) and host Ryan Seacrest perform onstage during Fox's "American Idol" XIII Finale at Nokia Theatre L.A. Live on May 21, 2014 in Los Angeles, California. (Photo by Kevin Winter/Getty Images)

Caleb Johnson Wins ‘American Idol’ As Judges — And Even Ryan Seacrest — Perform on Finale

When Candice Glover won season 12 of American Idol, she did so on her third try, having previously auditioned for the show twice before her lucky break. Turns out third time’s the charm for her successor, Caleb Johnson, too.

05/22/2014

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Interview: Phillip Phillips Insists on Writing His Own Songs, Won’t Stay Folky

Radio.com hopped on the phone with him to talk about shedding his folk sound in favor or rock, vocal lilting and what all this touring has taught him about putting on a live show.

03/28/2014

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‘America Idol’ Season 13 Premieres to Worst Ratings Yet, Despite New Judges

If the ratings of last night’s (Jan. 15) American Idol show us anything, it’s that after 13 seasons, America might not really care who their next Idol is.

01/16/2014

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Is Clay Aiken Running for Congress in 2014?

Clay Aiken might have come in second on ‘American Idol,’ and ‘The Apprentice’ for that matter, but it seems he’s hoping he’ll come out on top on Election Day 2014.

01/03/2014

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Phillip Phillips Hits the State Fair Circuit for ‘Where We Came From’ Video

The clip features live footage of his performance from the Alaska State Fair, with not only shots of his devoted crowd, who came out even in the rain, but the snow covered tops of the Chugach Mountains and the green, green grass of its valley below.

11/20/2013

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New ‘American Idol’ Judges: Jennifer Lopez & Harry Connick, Jr. Confirmed

‘American Idol’ has found their new judges for season 13, and one isn’t actually that new at all.

09/03/2013

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Former American Idol Contestants File Multi-Million-Dollar Lawsuit Against The Show Citing Racial Discrimination

Ten former Idols are suing she show seeking a minimum of $25 million in damages for racial profiling and discrimination, stemming from them being publically disqualified from the show.

07/26/2013

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Ruben Studdard To Compete On ‘The Biggest Loser’

Ruben Studdard was able to win over America’s hearts as the champion on season 2 of American Idol, and now “The Velvet Teddy Bear” is set on winning the battle of the bulge by becoming the first ever celebrity to compete on the hit weight loss show, ‘The Biggest Loser,’ this fall.

07/03/2013

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Former American Idol Winner to Join Cast of “The Biggest Loser”

Can you guess which American Idol winner will be competing next season on NBC’s “The Biggest Loser?”

96.5 TIC–07/01/2013

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Style Files: Get Kelly Clarkson’s Neon Eyeliner

Summer music festival is in full swing and with Bonnaroo & B96 Summer Bash this weekend, it’s time to plan your nighttime dramatic festival look. During the day you may go for the natural look […]

06/12/2013

Candice Glover finds out she's won season 12 of 'American Idol.' (Kevin Winter/Getty Images)

More Trouble For ‘Idol’: Summer Tour Cancels Ten Dates

It seems there’s more trouble in ‘American Idol’ paradise. After competing their lowest rated season in history a show spokesperson announced they would be canceling a number of upcoming tour dates.

06/03/2013

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From Glambert To Kelly, 5 Former ‘Idol’ Contestants We’d Like to See As Judges

Here’s a few former Idols that could prove beneficial for Idol in the long run.

05/29/2013

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Jennifer Hudson Rumored To Join ‘American Idol’ As Judge

Jennifer Hudson may be returning to the show that launched her into the spotlight, that is if reports of her signing on as a judge for next season of American Idol are true.

05/24/2013

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Carly Rae Jepsen Enlists Fans’ Help For New Song ‘Take A Picture’

The eight-week project had fans involved in everything from the lyrics to what she’d wear onstage to perform the song on the ‘American Idol’ finale.

05/23/2013

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Candice Glover Crowned New ‘American Idol’ As Finale Ratings Hit All-Time Low

The first all-female AI finale in nine years crowned a winner, Candice Glover, but the Season 12 finale still didn’t rack up the numbers.

05/17/2013

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Nicki Minaj, Shakira Latest In Singing Competition Judge Shakeups

Remember when singing competitions kept their judges a little longer than one or two-year stints? Perhaps American Idol set an unattainable precedent during its first seven years on the air, with zero changes to the […]

05/17/2013

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Randy Jackson Steps Down As ‘American Idol’ Judge, Who’s Next?

After making the careers of artists like Kelly Clarkson and Carrie Underwood, longtime American Idol judge Randy Jackson announced Thursday (May 9) that he will not be returning as a judge next season.

05/10/2013

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Judging The Judges: Star Power Alone Can’t Revive ‘American Idol’ Ratings

The early- to mid-2000s were a simpler time in music. Rock music was actually thing on popular radio. Production on hit singles was often stripped down nearly to its core rather than with bombastic synths […]

03/29/2013

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Will You Help Carly Rae Jepsen Write Her Next Song?

Carly Rae Jepsen is taking fans into her songwriting world for her latest project. In partnership with American Idol and Coca-Cola, Jepsen is allowing fans to choose the lyrics for her song “Take A Picture,” […]

03/29/2013

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In Honor Of Mariah Carey’s Birthday, Watch Her Rise To Fame

It’s Mariah Carey’s 43rd birthday today and while we’ve enjoyed watching her on American Idol this season, we really want to celebrate the singer herself, who’s been in this business for nearly half her life. […]

03/27/2013

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Nicki Minaj Rolls In Late To ‘Idol’ Live Taping, Covers ELLE Sans Makeup

When Nicki Minaj didn’t appear to the set on time for the first live taping of American Idol Wednesday night (March 13), the cameras kept on rolling. Her absence had many wondering what could have […]

03/15/2013

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Kelly Clarkson Refuses “To Be Bullied” By Industry Titan

Clive Davis, record industry mogul and the man who takes credit for finding and grooming artists like Whitney Houston, Alicia Keys, Janis Joplin, Jennifer Hudson and many more, finds himself in Kelly Clarkson’s crosshairs. Davis […]

02/19/2013

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Jennifer Hudson Celebrates Return Of Destiny’s Child, But Not ‘American Idol’

While promoting her new film, The Inevitable Defeat of Mister and Pete, at the Sundance Film Festival, Jennifer Hudson had some kind words for the return of Destiny’s Child. But unfortunately, didn’t show the same […]

01/22/2013

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Jukebox Jury: Does Judging ‘Idol’ or ‘The Voice’ Help or Hurt Artists’ Careers?

Welcome to Jukebox Jury, our new music debate show where experts face off and a jury of fans decides the winner. THE CASE: Last week, American Idol returned with a whimper instead of the bang […]

01/22/2013

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Colton Dixon Advises ‘American Idol’ Contestants To “Always Be Yourself”

The new season of American Idol debuted last night and we finally got to see if the fighting between Nicki Minaj and Mariah Carey was everything we thought it would be. While the two divas […]

01/17/2013

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“It Feels Like I’ve Joined A Band” Says Keith Urban Of “Idol” Team

Country star and newly appointed American Idol judge Keith Urban was a guest on the Ellen show this week, and right away, he got down to the business talking Idol. “We’re putting the fun in dysfunction,” he says at the beginning of […]

01/17/2013

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Haley Reinhart Looks Back On ‘American Idol’

As we gear up for a new and rejuvenated season of American Idol this week, we look back on what Season 10 alum Haley Reinhart had to say about her time on the show. While […]

01/15/2013

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Will Mariah Carey and Nicki Minaj Make Nice For ‘Idol’?

Mariah Carey is once again speaking out about the alleged feud between her and fellow American Idol judge Nicki Minaj. With the show’s 12th season set to premiere January 9, Mariah sat down with Barbara […]

01/09/2013

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Jeff Dunham Gears Up For ‘American Idol’s’ Next Season

The comic and his puppet, Walter, don’t pull any punches when it comes to the feud between Mariah Carey and Nicki Mianj. One of the ladies look like they can “kick butt” to Walter, but […]

01/08/2013

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Can Reality Show Contestants Win GRAMMYS? Tony Lucca Weighs In

“I think Kelly Clarkson really proved herself to be a career-long artist. She really handled her early work with grace and still stays relevant and works with great people and gets songs consistently out there.”

12/18/2012

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