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Keith Urban Says Nicole Kidman 'Does an Amazing Job' Keeping Family Together | Nicole Kidman, Keith Urban, Nicole Kidman

Keith Urban Says Nicole Kidman 'Does an Amazing Job' Keeping Family Together

Originally posted 04/06/2014 08:45PM

Keith Urban credits Nicole Kidman with keeping him organized.

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Did the American Idol Judges Use Their Save? | Harry Connick Jr., Jennifer Lopez, Keith Urban

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UpdatePosted 04/03/2014 09:45PM

Did the American Idol Judges Use Their Save?

Originally posted 04/03/2014 09:30PM

And another one bites the dust ... or did they?

With only two eliminations left before the American Idol judges lose their ability to use their Judge's Save, speculation was rampant that it would be used Thursday night.

The Top 8 all gave strong performances Wednesday of the songs they first auditioned with in front of judges Jennifer Lopez, Harry Connick, Jr. and Keith Urban, but three contestants still had to be placed in the bottom 3 by host Ryan Seacrest.

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Which Two American Idol Finalists Have Been Friends for Years?

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American Idol's C.J. Harris & Dexter Roberts Have Been Friends for Years

Originally posted 04/03/2014 09:00PM

All the American Idol contestants sang duets on Wednesday, but one pair had a head start on building chemistry.

"We've been friends for about five years," C.J. Harris told reporters of fellow contestant Dexter Roberts. "We performed our duet ["Alright" by Darius Rucker] back at home."

Harris, 23, and Roberts, 22, found each other randomly, and were brought together by music, while on spring break in Panama City.

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American Idol's Top 8 Put a Fresh Spin on Their Audition Songs | Harry Connick Jr., Jennifer Lopez, Keith Urban

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American Idol's Top 8 Put a Fresh Spin on Their Audition Songs

Originally posted 04/03/2014 07:00AM

History repeated itself for American Idol's Top 8 Wednesday night, as they re-sang the audition songs that originally earned them golden tickets to Hollywood.

Malaya Watson, 16, channeled her inner Aretha Franklin, belting a version of "Ain't No Way" that had Keith Urban on his feet.

"You had this voice right from day one, you just needed to be with it," Urban said. "You were with it tonight."

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Did the Idol Judges Save a Contestant from Elimination? | Harry Connick Jr., Jennifer Lopez, Keith Urban

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Did the American Idol Judges Save a Contestant from Elimination?

Originally posted 03/27/2014 09:30PM

The attention may have been on gummy bears and host Ryan Seacrest's feet on Wednesday, but Thursday's American Idol was all about the contestants.

Following a night of strong performances, most of the contestants likely felt positive about their chances of making it through to next week, with the judges giving a big shout-out to the likes of Caleb Johnson (who rocked Led Zeppelin's "Dazed and Confused") and Jena Irene (who wowed with her rendition of Evanescence's "Bring Me to Life").

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5 Secrets From Behind the Scenes at American Idol

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Go Behind the Scenes at American Idol

Originally posted 03/27/2014 07:15PM

American Idol has been on the air for 13 seasons, but somehow there are still plenty of behind-the-scenes tidbits you can't see from home.

"There is a lot of stuff that I did not know," contestant Dexter Roberts tells PEOPLE.

So what are these unearthed gems? Here are five secrets about the FOX reality show.

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American Idol's Caleb Johnson and Jena Irene Rock It Out

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American Idol: Caleb Johnson and Jena Irene Rock It Out

Originally posted 03/27/2014 08:15AM

American Idol's Top 9 unleashed their inner rock star Wednesday, tackling songs that fit into the theme "I'm with the Band."

While most of the performers hit some high notes in their performances, the theme was a perfect fit for a few singers who have already drawn comparisons to lead singers from legendary bands.

Leading the pack was Caleb Johnson, 22, who rocked the stage, going toe-to-toe with the band as they jammed "Dazed and Confused" by Led Zeppelin.

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Was Another American Idol Contestant Sent Home? | Harry Connick Jr., Jennifer Lopez, Keith Urban

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American Idol: Was Another Contestant Sent Home?

Originally posted 03/20/2014 08:00PM

Following a shocking elimination last week, the American Idol top 10 eagerly awaited to hear their fate as another contestant was in risk of being sent home Thursday.

The top 10 had been predominately successful performing Billboard top 10 hits on Wednesday night's performance show, but that did not save some of them from being in jeopardy of elimination.

Keep reading for all the results ...

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American Idol: Malaya Watson and Alex Preston Shine

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American Idol: Malaya Watson and Alex Preston Shine

Originally posted 03/20/2014 07:00AM

American Idol's Top 10 took on Top 10 songs, but only a couple of performers soared to the top of the judges' charts.

Perhaps the best performance of the night, however, belonged to Keith Urban and Harry Connick Jr., who switched seats in the middle of the show and did spot-on impressions of one other, with Connick nailing Urban's Australian accent, and Urban mimicking Harsh Harry's often high-brow criticism, spouting phrases like "the monotone pentatonic" and "genomial parallax."

Malaya Watson's rendition of "When I Was Your Man" by Bruno Mars not only earned her raves but also flowers: The song includes the lyrics "I should've bought you flowers," but the 16-year-old admitted no one ever had, so Idol did (although it was charged to Connick's credit card).

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Jason Aldean Is Dating Kissing-Scandal Partner Brittany Kerr

Jason Aldean Is Dating Kissing-Scandal Partner Brittany Kerr

Originally posted 03/18/2014 12:20PM

Jason Aldean once claimed his fling with Brittany Kerr was in the past. Well, now it's firmly in the present.

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