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Get the dish on the contestants and judges of America's favorite singing competition
"I had no idea how famous I was. We're cloistered in that house. The first thing that happened to me when I walked out of that house is whoosh! People bombard you."
"They're faking it. They play the role like presidential candidates. If there was a baby to kiss in the audience, they'd be running over to kiss it."
"Taylor is Ray [Charles] reincarnated. He sits there moving and twitching just like Mr. C would do…I'm like, 'Okay, you're supposed to be black and a little older.'"
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