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Branden, a pop culture junky, has covered entertainment for newspapers and magazines for the past 10 years. He thinks of “American Idol” like one might think of a skeezy uncle. He loves it but never trusts it. Join Branden on Google+.

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Trent Harmon: ‘I Did Not Ever Expect To Win’ American Idol 2016

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Trent Harmon sings on American Idol
It’s been five days since Trent Harmon won the final season of American Idol and the soulful Mississippi has had some time to let the win sink in. He’s been making the talk show and interview rounds, where he’s talking about his win, his life and future and singing his [...]

American Idol 2016: Trent Harmon Performs ‘Falling’ On Live With Kelly & Michael [Video]

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American Idol 2016 winner Trent Harmon has been making the rounds as he performed the national anthem Saturday at the Manny Pacquiao vs Timothy Bradley Jr. fight in Las Vegas, and today he stopped by the Live with Kelly and Michael show in New York City to perform his new [...]

American Idol 2016 Season Review: An End Of An Era or A Great Marketing Ploy?

American Idol 2016 season finale
I don’t want to say I told you so, but I told you so. I predicted Trent Harmon would win American Idol 2016 on February 2. People called me crazy. People called me sexist. People scoffed in general. Other blogs didn’t even predict Trent to make it to the finale. [...]

Top 10 Performances Of American Idol 2016

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La'Porsha Renae and Trent Harmon perform on American Idol 2016. (Fox)
American Idol has officially come to a close. Trent Harmon was crowned the winner and Fox is probably already planning American Idol The Comeback! But before we get ahead of ourselves, let’s stop and look back at a pretty solid season. From the editing to the contestants, American Idol 2016 was actually [...]

American Idol 2016 Final 2 Report Card

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Idol's Final Two contestants Trent & La'Porsha
Tonight a new American Idol will be crowned, but before we get to the finale, we’ve to to take a look back at last night’s performances. So how did Trent Harmon and La’Porsha Renae do? Let’s take a look. American Idol 2016 Final 2 Report Card Trent Harmon, “Falling.” Trent [...]

American Idol Recap: Final Night Of Performances As Top 3 Take The Stage

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American Idol 2016 Final Night of Performances
We’re ready to watch the last three contestants deliver the very last night of performances as the Top 3 take the stage to sing their hearts out and await the results of your decision with one more walking off the stage before tomorrow night’s finale. Everyone is set to perform [...]

American Idol Retrospective: Our Favorite Performances of All Time!

Adam Lambert on American Idol - Source: FOX/YouTube
American Idol 2014 is about to end, possibly forever, and in honor of the finale week for season 15, we decided to take a look back at some of our favorite performances of all time on the show. We aren’t going to include anything from this season as we don’t want [...]

American Idol Retrospective: Top 10 Worst Auditions Ever [VIDEOS]

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American Idol auditions may very well be over forever, unless some kind of show revival rolls around later on. While watching the American Idol retrospective special on Tuesday, we couldn’t help but think back at some of the best auditions on the show from future stars like Kelly Clarkson and Carrie [...]

American Idol Retrospective: Top 10 Best Auditions Ever [VIDEOS]

Carrie Underwood auditions for American Idol - FOX
The American Idol 2014 auditions have wrapped up and we’re moving on to Hollywood Week, but it got us thinking about past auditions and we decided to put together a list of some of the best auditions from the past 12 seasons. 10. Elliott Yamin, “A Song For You” (Season [...]

Who Will Win American Idol 2016? [Analysis]

AMERICAN IDOL: Top 3 Revealed: L-R: Contestants Trent Harmon, La'Porsha Renae and Dalton Rapattoni on AMERICAN IDOL airing Thursday, March 31 (8:00-10:00 PM ET/PT) on FOX. © 2016 FOX Broadcasting Co. Cr: Michael Becker/ FOX. This image is embargoed until Thursday, March 31,10:00PM PT / 1:00AM ET
This week, the “final” winner of American Idol will be crowned. And it’s pretty obvious who that will be, right? Not so fast. There have been two front-runners this season: La’Porsha Renae and Trent Harmon. And either one of them could clutch the title. But let’s not forget about the [...]

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