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WEEK AHEAD: The Final Idol Battle | Katharine McPhee, Taylor Hicks

WEEK AHEAD: The Final Idol Battle

Originally posted 05/20/2006 06:00AM

Katharine McPhee and Taylor Hicks try to sing their way to the Idol crown on FOX on Wednesday. PEOPLE looks at the big night, plus other events to watch for in the coming week:

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Idol's Elliott Yamin: I Knew I'd Be Cut

Idol's Elliott Yamin: I Knew I'd Be Cut

Originally posted 05/18/2006 05:00PM

Though the votes in Wednesday night's American Idol elimination show were thisclose, Elliott Yamin had a feeling his time on the competition was up.

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Taylor Hicks Gets Hometown Hero's Welcome | Taylor Hicks

Taylor Hicks Gets Hometown Hero's Welcome

Originally posted 05/12/2006 03:00PM

With less than two weeks to go until the new American Idol is picked, finalist Taylor Hicks already received a hero's welcome in his native Alabama on Friday – replete with a scheduled parade, meeting with the Gov. Bob Riley and some down-home Southern cooking that he just can't find in Hollywood.

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Idol's Chris: Getting Cut Was 'Gut Wrenching' | Chris Daughtry

UpdatePosted 05/12/2006 08:15AM

Idol's Chris: Getting Cut Was 'Gut Wrenching'

Originally posted 05/11/2006 04:10PM

It wasn't only the audience that was stunned by rocker Chris Daughtry's exit from American Idol on Wednesday: Chris himself was "shocked."

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Idol Stunner: Chris Daughtry Dropped | Chris Daughtry

Idol Stunner: Chris Daughtry Dropped

Originally posted 05/11/2006 07:40AM

In a shocking turn, American Idol frontrunner Chris Daughtry was voted off the show Wednesday night.

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Idol Watch: Can Taylor Win? | Taylor Hicks

Idol Watch: Can Taylor Win?

Originally posted 05/10/2006 08:50AM

The Votes Are In...That's one crazy final three, isn't it? Standing on the American Idol stage at the end of Wednesday night's dramatic results show, Katharine McPhee, Taylor Hicks and Elliott Yamin almost looked as if they knew it. There they were, as grateful but stunned a group of survivors as ever broke through the hull of the overturned Poseidon. Still, they're the final three I would have wanted.

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Idol Watch: Paris Is Safe! | American Idol

UpdatePosted 04/27/2006 08:15AM

Idol Watch: Paris Is Safe!

Originally posted 04/26/2006 09:00AM

The Votes Are In …Kellie Pickler displayed sweetness, sunniness and an easygoing silliness during her American Idol stay but not – to quote Paula Abdul – greatness. As expected she left the show Wednesday night, taking her nesses with her.

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'Robotic' Kellie Pickler Voted Off Idol | Kellie Pickler

'Robotic' Kellie Pickler Voted Off Idol

Originally posted 04/27/2006 07:30AM

The ax fell Wednesday night on American Idol hopeful Kellie Pickler – despite judge Simon Cowell's one-time earlier prediction that she'd make it all the way to the final three.

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Idol's Bucky: I Left on a High Note | American Idol

Idol's Bucky: I Left on a High Note

Originally posted 04/13/2006 05:30PM

Bucky Covington, who was voted off American Idol on Wednesday, says that despite being eliminated, he's happy about his final performance – of Queen's "Fat Bottomed Girls."

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