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Harry Connick Jr. Gives the Best Idol Audition Ever (VIDEO)

Originally posted 12/13/2014 07:25PM

[YOUTUBE "egFQ2rHlm4s"] Looks like someone's excited about the new season of American Idol!

Harry Connick Jr., 47, gave fellow judges Keith Urban, 47, and Jennifer Lopez, 45, quite an earful with his own mock audition in San Francisco.

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James Durbin Welcomes a Daughter

James Durbin Welcomes a Daughter

Originally posted 11/24/2014 12:45PM

The American Idol alum and wife Heidi welcomed their second child, Kinzee Cruz, on Friday

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American Idol Finalist Michael Johns's Cause of Death Revealed

American Idol Finalist Michael Johns's Cause of Death Revealed

Originally posted 11/19/2014 03:20PM

Three months after his sudden passing, Michael Johns's cause of death has finally been released.

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Randy Jackson Is Officially Leaving American Idol | Randy Jackson

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Randy Jackson Is Officially Leaving American Idol

Originally posted 11/11/2014 08:00PM

It is the end of an era.

Randy Jackson is leaving American Idol.

"After 13 seasons, I felt now was the perfect time to leave American Idol," Jackson says in a statement released to PEOPLE. "I'm proud to have been a part of a series that discovered some incredible artists and will go down in history as one of the most successful television shows ever. A true original, Idol started it all. Onto what's next.”

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American Idol Alum Scott MacIntyre: I Won't Let Kidney Failure Slow Me Down

Scott MacIntyre: I Won't Let Kidney Failure Slow Me Down

Originally posted 10/20/2014 03:45PM

Though doctors have given him just six months until his kidneys fail, American Idol's Scott MacIntyre refuses to let his illness slow him down.

"There is a lot of uncertainty about the immediate future, as you can imagine," MacIntyre tells PEOPLE of being diagnosed with kidney failure. "But for now, I'm still very mobile and I'm going to continue to perform and speak as long as I have the strength to do so."

This is not the first time MacIntyre has faced a health crisis. The season 8 Idol contestant, 29 – who was born blind – had to undergo a kidney transplant at the age of 22 after he was diagnosed with kidney failure in his late teens.

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American Idol Alum Joanne Borgella Dies

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American Idol Alum Joanne Borgella Dies at 32

Originally posted 10/18/2014 08:15PM

Joanne Borgella, a contestant on season 7 of American Idol, died on Saturday morning after battling cancer. She was 32.

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Surprise! Jennifer Lopez Shows Up to Celebrate Former Idol Star's Birthday

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Jennifer Lopez Surprises American Idol Singer Pia Toscano on Her Birthday

Originally posted 10/16/2014 11:15AM

Jennifer Lopez has been known to celebrate her birthday in epic fashion, but on Tuesday night it was all about her former backup singer, Pia Toscano.

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It's a Girl for Bucky Covington

It's a Girl for Bucky Covington

Originally posted 10/10/2014 03:00PM

The singer and fiancée Katherine Cook welcomed daughter Kennedy Taylor on Friday, his rep tells PEOPLE exclusively

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Randy Jackson's Wife Files for Divorce

Randy Jackson's Wife Files for Divorce

Originally posted 09/26/2014 04:15PM

It's over, dawg.

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Is New Mom Kelly Clarkson Making New Music? | Kelly Clarkson

Kelly Clarkson Will Release a New Album in Early 2015

Originally posted 09/24/2014 04:00PM

Forgive Kelly Clarkson fans if they have been singing "My Life Would Suck Without You" lately.

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