American Idol

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Singers compete for the grand prize.

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2002– Reality Series 21 Seasons747 Episodes


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‘American Idol’ 2023 Auditions Wrap with Potential Champs, Rock Star’s Daughter & Second-Chance Stripper (RECAP)

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‘American Idol’: Stripper, Chicken Farmer’s Daughter & ‘Chris-tian Stapleton’ Try to Impress Judges (RECAP)

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Blake Shelton & Luke Bryan: Is Their Feud Real?


‘American Idol’ Hopeful Pays Tribute to Dad Nolan Neal, ‘The Voice’ & ‘AGT’ Star Who Died Last Year (RECAP)

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Best Lines of the Week (March 3-9): ‘It’s Okay, Baby Girl’

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‘American Idol’: Is Elijah McCormick the New Willie Spence? (RECAP)

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Best Lines of the Week (February 24-March 2): ‘I’m Not Interested in Being Anybody’s Muse’

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‘American Idol’: Katy Perry Gets Emotional Over School Shooting Survivor’s Audition (RECAP)

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Best Lines of the Week (February 17-23): ‘If I Have to Choose, I’m Going to Pick Me’

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‘American Idol’ Season 21 Premiere: A ’90s Pop Star’s Daughter & a Tribute to Willie Spence (RECAP)

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Who Is Glenn Medeiros? Meet ‘American Idol’ Hopeful Lyric’s Former Pop Star Dad


9 Biggest Success Stories From ‘American Idol’

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‘Magnum’ Returns, ABC’s Devious ‘Company,’ ‘Last of Us,’ Search for a New ‘Idol’

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TV Insider’s Top 25 of the Week (February 13-19): ‘Magnum P.I.,’ ‘Star Trek: Picard’ & More

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Bruce Gowers Dies: ‘American Idol’ & Queen’s ‘Bohemian Rhapsody’ Video Director Was 82

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‘American Idol’ Alum CJ Harris Dies at 31

‘American Idol’ Runner-Up Willie Spence Dies in Car Crash

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Kelly Clarkson Reunites With Original ‘American Idol’ Judges at Walk of Fame Ceremony (PHOTO)

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Kelly Clarkson Won ‘American Idol’ 20 Years Ago: Relive Her Best TV Performances (VIDEO)

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‘American Idol’ Winner Just Sam Gives Health Update Following Recent Hospitalization

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‘American Idol’ Sets Return With Katy Perry, Luke Bryan & Lionel Richie at ABC

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Jennifer Lopez’s TV Career in Photos, From ‘In Living Color’ to ‘Halftime’

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‘American Idol’ Turns 20: See the Most-Viewed Clips From the Show (VIDEO)


HunterGirl Reflects on ‘American Idol’ & Powerful Message of ‘Red Bird’ Single

Noah Thompson

Noah Thompson on His Journey From Small Town Boy to ‘American Idol’

Leah Marlene, Noah Thompson, Huntergirl
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‘American Idol’ Season 20 Finale: Did the Right Person Win? (RECAP)

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TV Insider’s Top 25 of the Week (May 16-22): ‘American Idol’ Finale, ‘George Carlin’ HBO Doc & More

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‘American Idol’: Carrie Underwood Mentors as Final 3 Set for the Finale (RECAP)

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‘American Idol’ Top 5 Revealed, COVID Rears Ugly Head & Mentors (RECAP)

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‘American Idol’ Celebrates 20 Seasons With ‘The Great Idol Reunion’ (RECAP)

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Laine Hardy’s ‘American Idol’ Performance Will Still Air Despite Arrest

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‘American Idol’ Top 10 Take on Disney Night With Mentor Derek Hough (RECAP)

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‘American Idol’ Winner Laine Hardy Arrested by LSU Police

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‘American Idol’ Holds Judge’s Song Contest With a Big Twist (RECAP)

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‘American Idol’ Top 11 Revealed and Alum Gabby Barrett Mentors (RECAP)

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‘American Idol’ Top 14 Revealed After Nationwide Vote & Judge Picks (RECAP)

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‘American Idol’ Reveals Top 20… and They Bring the House Down (RECAP)

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‘American Idol’ Top 24 Concludes as a Fan Favorite Drops Out of the Competition (RECAP)

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‘American Idol’ Top 24 Kick Off Performances in Hawaii for America’s Vote (RECAP)

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‘American Idol’ Sneak Peek: Katy Perry Gets Dramatic While Lost at Sea (VIDEO)

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‘American Idol’ Reveals the Top 24 During ‘Showstoppers Round’ (RECAP)

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‘American Idol’: Ava & Yoli Compete in First-Ever ‘On the Spot’ Sing-Off (VIDEO)

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‘American Idol’ Hopefuls Come Together in ‘Duets Challenge’ (RECAP)

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‘American Idol’: ‘Hollywood Week’ Brings ‘Genre Challenge’ & Judge Curveball (RECAP)

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‘American Idol’ Hands Out Final Golden Tickets Headed Into ‘Hollywood Week’ (RECAP)

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‘American Idol’: Jordin Sparks, Lauren Alaina & More Vets to Feature During Hollywood Week

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‘American Idol’ Judges Present Final Platinum Ticket Heading Into Hollywood Week (RECAP)

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‘American Idol’ Week 4 Brings Back ‘Idol’ Hopefuls for a Second Chance (RECAP)

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‘American Idol’ Season 4 Alum Surprised by Her Daughter’s Audition in Sneak Peek (VIDEO)


‘American Idol’ Week 3 Auditions Head to Nashville for Early Frontrunners (RECAP)

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‘American Idol’ Week 2 Auditions Filled With Emotional Family Dedications (RECAP)

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‘American Idol’ Auditions Kick Off for Milestone Season 20 Premiere (RECAP)

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‘Killing Eve,’ SAG and NAACP Awards, ‘1883’ Finale, ‘American Idol’ Turns 20

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