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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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American Idol Fans Will Get To Award One Golden Ticket!

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In a constant attempt to keep American Idol interesting, producers’ latest efforts include allowing fans to send one contestant on to Hollywood known as America’s Choice Audition! Even though judges Keith Urban, Harry Connick Jr and Jennifer Lopez have already delivered all their golden tickets, there’s one more up for [...]

American Idol 2014 Tour Kicks Off Tuesday; One Date Already Canceled

The American Idol 2014 starts Tuesday, but the Top 10 will have a day to rest immediately following. According to Ticketmaster, the Wednesday stop scheduled for the Times Union Center in Albany, New York has been canceled. Right now there’s no word on why, but this has happened the past [...]

American Idol 2014: Jena Irene Graduates! [PHOTOS]

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American Idol 2014 runner-up Jena Irene is now a high school graduate. Just weeks before embarking on the American Idol tour, the singer-songwriter walked at her graduation from North Farmington (Michigan) High School on Sunday. She took to Twitter and Instagram to commemorate the moment, and for someone who just [...]

Seasons Collide When American Idol Alum Team Up [PHOTOS]

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Something strange is happening in the American Idol world. Contestants from various seasons are getting together, jamming and recording songs together! On two separate occasions recently, Idol alum have reported that they got together. On one occasion it was David Archuleta (Season 7), Casey Abrams (Season 11) and Naima Adedapo (Season [...]

David Archuleta Checks In With Fans After Mission Trip

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American Idol Season 7 runner-up David Archuleta wants his fans to know that he’s “not dead.” David had been in Chile with his church, The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints. But he’s back now and working on music.  “I’m still here,” he said in a video blog to his [...]

American Idol 2014: Sam Woolf Graduates [PHOTO]

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It’s graduation season and students across the country are receiving their high school diplomas, including American Idol 2014′s own Sam Woolf. The Top 5 finalist graduated alongside 400 fellow classmates Saturday at Braden River High School’s commencement ceremonies in Bradenton, Florida. He was able to squeeze in the monumental ceremony just [...]

American Idol’s Phillip Phillips Shares His Favorite Things

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American Idol 2014 might have just crowned its winner, but Phillip Phillips is still in the spotlight as he just released his second album, Behind The Light, and is preparing for my touring. iHeartRadio sat down with Phillip to ask him about some of his favorite things. Those kinds of [...]

North Carolina Rules When It Comes To American Idol Champions

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There might be something in the water in North Carolina because American Idol 2014 champion Caleb Johnson‘s win makes that three for Tar Heel State. Caleb joins Season 3 winner Fantasia Barrino and Season 10 champion Scotty McCreery as Idol winners, making North Carolina the winningest state when it comes [...]

Billboard’s Top 100 American Idol Hits Of All Time!

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American Idol 2014 has come and gone and now  we wait to see if Winner Caleb Johnson (or any of the other finalists) find success. Will any of them find themselves in the ranks of Kelly Clarkson, Carrie Underwood or even Phillip Phillips? Time will tell. For now though, let’s [...]

American Idol 2014: Top 10 Best Performances Of The Season

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It’s been a season that’s been all over the place. A wild card is in the final two and all the early front-runners are gone. American Idol 2014 wraps up tonight, so it’s time to look back at the Top 10 best performances of the season. And when we did [...]

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