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Nick Fradiani Wins American Idol – and Releases His First Music Video!

Originally posted 05/13/2015 10:00PM

Clark Beckham or Nick Fradiani?

That was the question on everyone's mind at the star-studded finale of American Idol on Wednesday.

Beckham, 22, and Fradiani, 29, bested 10 other finalists and thousands of other hopefuls during season 14, but in the end only one of them could be named the penultimate American Idol.

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Who Are the American Idol Final 2? And Who Will Win? | American Idol, American Idol

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Who Will Win American Idol?

Originally posted 05/12/2015 09:45PM

They had to beat out 10 other finalists, but Clark Beckham and Nick Fradiani are now just one vote away from being declared the 14th – and second-to–last – winner of American Idol.

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Watch Brad Paisley's Crazy Cartoon Video for 'Crushin' It'

Originally posted 05/12/2015 04:35PM

If the world is ever getting attacked by beer cans, look to Brad Paisley for help. He's already enlisted the perfect superhero army, dubbed "Country's Mightiest Heroes," to fight for our right to drink peacefully.

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Behind the Decision to End American Idol

Originally posted 05/11/2015 02:15PM

The choice to end American Idol did not come easily for Fox, who told reporters on Monday that the decision was an "emotional" one.

"American Idol has been such a vital part of Fox for its run, and we spent a lot of time talking with producers about the future of American Idol and, collectively, we all arrived at the conclusion that it was time to bring the show to an end," said Gary Newman, chairman and CEO at Fox.

The exec added that the show's 15th and final season, which will air in 2016 and will follow the same format as this year – that is, once a week and without a separate results show – will be a "season-long celebration. We're already talking about surprises we can have for the fans to make it feel special."

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FROM EW: American Idol Has Been Canceled After 15 Seasons

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FROM EW: American Idol Has Been Canceled After 15 Seasons

Originally posted 05/11/2015 08:15AM

Jennifer Lopez, Keith Urban, Harry Connick, Jr. and Ryan Seacrest will be a part of AI's 15th and final season

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American Idol: Rayvon Owen Performs A Soulful Version of 'Need You Now'

Originally posted 04/29/2015 09:50PM

As judge Jennifer Lopez put it, American Idol's Rayvon Owen is "a cat with nine lives."

For the past four episodes, Owen has been one of two contestants in danger of going home. But week by week he skated by – and on Wednesday's episode, he did it again.

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American Idol's Clark Beckham Channels Sam Smith While Performing 'Yesterday'

Originally posted 04/22/2015 10:15PM

This season of American Idol just may belong to Clark Beckham.

Following a string of strong performances, the season 14 contestant, 22, once again garnered rave reviews from the judges on Wednesday.

"It was beautiful," judge Keith Urban told Beckham after his rendition of The Beatles' "Yesterday." "When you started singing that, I thought ... 'That's a much older song.' And listening to the way people responded to it, it [was] like if Sam Smith did it now. It [was] current, fresh."

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See What Fun Lady Antebellum Got Into Backstage at Rain-Delayed Concert (VIDEO)

Originally posted 04/19/2015 05:00PM

Sometimes, a tornado warning can lead to good things.

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