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American Idol Alum Kimberly Caldwell Is Pregnant

American Idol Alum Kimberly Caldwell Is Pregnant

Originally posted 05/19/2015 07:30PM

The singer is expecting a daughter in October with hockey player husband Jordan Harvey

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American Idol Alum Kellie Pickler Is Hoping for a Reunion Before the Show Ends

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American Idol Alum Kellie Pickler Is Hoping for a Reunion Before the Show Ends

Originally posted 05/17/2015 08:00PM

American Idol announced its final season last Monday, and former contestant Kellie Pickler has a very understanding view toward the show's end.

"Everything that starts comes to an end at some point," she tells PEOPLE.

"It changed my life and so many others, and I was so blessed to be a part of the show," Pickler, 28, explains at a Lung Force event on Tuesday. "Hopefully they will have a little Idol reunion for the finale next year and we can all reunite."

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Ryan Seacrest's American Idol Video Diary: His Plans for the Historic Farewell Season

Ryan Seacrest's American Idol Video Diary: His Plans for the Historic Farewell Season

Originally posted 05/14/2015 12:15PM

The TV host muses about his finale style and what's in store for Idol's goodbye

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American Idol's Jax Does a Killer Duet with Steven Tyler

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American Idol's Jax Does a Killer Duet with Steven Tyler

Originally posted 05/13/2015 10:20PM

She may have only made it to the Top 3 on American Idol this season, but Jax most definitely won the finale when she got to perform with Steven Tyler.

The East Brunswick, New Jersey native, 19, first got the news that she would be performing with Tyler – who is also a former American Idol judge – when she visited with the Aerosmith frontman in Nashville for a taped segment that aired earlier this season.

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Jennifer Lopez and Harry Connick Jr. React to 'Bittersweet' End of American Idol

Jennifer Lopez and Harry Connick Jr. React to 'Bittersweet' End of American Idol

Originally posted 05/13/2015 08:10AM

It won't be an easy goodbye for American Idol judges Jennifer Lopez and Harry Connick Jr.

The judges of the singing reality competition series opened up about digesting the news of the show's cancellation, which Fox announced Monday.

"Do I believe that it's really ending? I have not come to terms with that yet," Lopez, 45, told reporters backstage after Tuesday night's show. "I might not."

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Jennifer Lopez Teases What to Expect from Her Las Vegas Residency

Jennifer Lopez Teases What to Expect from Her Las Vegas Residency

Originally posted 05/12/2015 11:30PM

Britney is doing it. Mariah is doing it. And now Jennifer Lopez is doing it, too.

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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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William Hung Weighs In on American Idol's Cancellation | William Hung

William Hung Weighs In on American Idol's Cancellation

Originally posted 05/12/2015 06:50PM

In the 14 seasons of American Idol, very few auditions have been as memorable as William Hung's.

The season 3 contestant was deemed one of the worst singers by Simon Cowell for his off-key performance of Ricky Martin's "She Bangs."

Despite the negative comments he received on the show, Hung, 32, still has a sincere appreciation for the reality singing competition, which Fox announced would not be returning after next season.

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Carson Daly: American Idol 'Paved the Way' for The Voice

Carson Daly Says American Idol 'Paved the Way' for The Voice

Originally posted 05/12/2015 04:30PM

The Voice's Carson Daly paid tribute to the canceled American Idol Monday, saying the singing competition "paved the way for shows like us."

"[Our success] would never had happened if Idol didn't have the kind of success that it had," The Voice host said at the show's Top Five press conference at Universal Studios. "Tip of the cap to them for paving the way for shows like us."

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7 of American Idol's Lesser-Known, Cringiest Auditions (VIDEO)

7 of American Idol's Lesser-Known, Cringiest Auditions (VIDEO)

Originally posted 05/12/2015 12:55PM

At its peak, the reality juggernaut American Idol seemed like a perfectly scripted high drama occasionally soundtracked with Bee Gees songs. At its lows, it was also that, but with worse singing.

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