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American Idol Fever Hits Birmingham

American Idol Fever Hits Birmingham

Originally posted 08/22/2006 04:25PM

There may be something in the water down in Birmingham. The Alabama city has produced two American Idol winners so far – Taylor Hicks and Ruben Studdard – and as the talent show came to town Monday, would-be stars flocked to auditions with big dreams of their own.

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WEEK AHEAD: American Idol Auditions! | Paula Abdul, Randy Jackson (Musician), Simon Cowell

WEEK AHEAD: American Idol Auditions!

Originally posted 08/05/2006 06:00AM

Paula, Randy and Simon are heading on the road to look for the next Taylor, Fantasia or Kelly on Tuesday. PEOPLE finds out the details of their search for the next great singer plus other events to look for in the coming week:

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Idols 'Hang Out' with the President

Idols 'Hang Out' with the President

Originally posted 07/28/2006 05:05PM

American Idol winner Taylor Hicks and his fellow finalists, including runner-up Katherine McPhee, visited the White House Friday – but President Bush provided the entertainment.

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American Idol Finalists to Meet the President | Taylor Hicks

American Idol Finalists to Meet the President

Originally posted 07/24/2006 09:50AM

Taylor Hicks and the other American Idol finalists will meet President Bush at the Oval Office on Friday – an Idol first.

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Kellie Pickler Inks Record Deal | Kellie Pickler

Kellie Pickler Inks Record Deal

Originally posted 07/18/2006 09:00AM

Former American Idol sweetheart Kellie Pickler has signed a record deal with country label BNA Records and 19 Recordings, the label founded by Idol creator Simon Fuller, the Associated Press reports.

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American Idol Auditions to Begin on Aug. 8 | American Idol

American Idol Auditions to Begin on Aug. 8

Originally posted 07/11/2006 04:55PM

Less than two months after Taylor Hicks was named the newest American Idol on the show's season-five finale in May, it's already time for open auditions for season six.

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Idol Tour Must-Haves | Ace Young

Idol Tour Must-Haves

Originally posted 07/05/2006 06:00AM

What can't the American Idol finalists live without? They filled us in on their summer tour must-haves – all the goods they're taking on the road with them as they kick off their 51-city tour in Manchester, N.H., on July 5.

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Kat & Taylor: Exclusive Video | Katharine McPhee, Taylor Hicks

Kat & Taylor: Exclusive Video

Originally posted 07/05/2006 06:00AM

See the Video Exclusive Idol Video! Katharine channels "Mr. Meatloaf"Taylor shows off his harmonica skillsKat's brush with ScientologyTaylor shares his tour bus fearsKat reveals her Hollywood crushesKat dishes on reality-show dating Before they kicked off their American Idol Live tour on July 5 (in Manchester, N.H.), Katharine McPhee and Taylor Hicks stopped by the PEOPLE offices – where they had a captive audience. Check out what the PEOPLE editors saw: Mr. Soul Patrol getting down and funky on the harmonica, McPhee giving her best hair toss as Meatloaf, plus more!

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Chris Daughtry Turns Down Fuel Offer | Chris Daughtry

Chris Daughtry Turns Down Fuel Offer

Originally posted 06/05/2006 08:40AM

American Idol favorite Chris Daughtry has declined an offer to become the lead singer for the multiplatinum rock band Fuel, he said.

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Taylor Hicks Inks Record Deal | Taylor Hicks

Taylor Hicks Inks Record Deal

Originally posted 06/01/2006 08:20AM

Alert the Soul Patrol: A week after being named the latest American Idol, Taylor Hicks has signed the record contract that comes with winning the FOX competition.

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