03:43 PM EDT 05/19/2015
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.
Originally posted 05/11/2015 01:45PM
There have been thousands of auditions over the past 14 seasons on Fox's American Idol – which announced on Monday it is ending the series after the upcoming 15th season – but it all started with the first aired audition in 2002.
Originally posted 04/15/2015 09:40PM
Originally posted 04/02/2015 01:30AM
Joey Cook has a lot to celebrate.
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.
Originally posted 08/04/2014 08:35AM
The shocking death of American Idol finalist Michael Johns left his family, friends and fans reeling – and left many wondering about what caused it.
Originally posted 08/03/2014 07:30AM
Singer Dexter Roberts, who finished seventh place on last season's American Idol, abruptly left the show's live tour in July due to an unknown illness.
Now Roberts, 23, has shared via his Facebook page what was responsible for taking him down.
Originally posted 05/21/2014 02:30PM
Finalists Jena Irene Asciutto and Caleb Johnson may have put on quite a show Tuesday night but the American Idol producers are pulling out all the stops for Wednesday night's finale.
Originally posted 05/15/2014 06:30AM
There was no place like home on Wednesday's American Idol, which celebrated its 500th episode with well wishes from former winners, as the final three visited their hometowns and had memorable performances in the lead-up to Tuesday's finale.
Powerhouse teen Jena Irene, hard rocker Caleb Johnson and indie artist Alex Preston each sang three songs, the first one selected by Randy Jackson, the second one by the judges and the final one picked by their hometowns.
It was not an easy night for Johnson, who was forced to sing with a small vocal cord hemorrhage that a doctor compared to "a runner running with a badly bruised ankle."
Originally posted 05/08/2014 08:30PM
Jennifer Lopez, Keith Urban and Harry Connick Jr. will return to the American Idol judges table next season, a source confirms to PEOPLE.
Dubbed "the New Dream Team" last fall, the trio have had a "fantastic" experience on the reality competition, says the source.
"They like and respect each other a lot. What you see on camera is exactly what you get when they're off – fun, playful but they all take this job very seriously."
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