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'I'm Forever Grateful': Carrie Underwood on the 10-Year Anniversary of Her American Idol Win

'I'm Forever Grateful': Carrie Underwood on the 10-Year Anniversary of Her American Idol Win

Originally posted 05/25/2015 07:30PM

It was one decade ago today that Carrie Underwood was named the winner of the fourth season of American Idol, and the 10-year anniversary prompted the country singer to get a little nostalgic on Instagram.

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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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American Idol Is Ending – Watch the First Audition Ever

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.

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The Tense American Idol Moment Everyone Is Talking About

Originally posted 04/15/2015 09:40PM


Things got a little icy on American Idol Wednesday.

After a mostly well-received rendition of Lenny Kravitz's "Are You Gonna Go My Way," season 14 contestant Quentin Alexander appeared visibly upset.

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Inside American Idol Contestant Joey Cook's 'Beautiful' Engagement

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Inside American Idol Contestant Joey Cook's 'Beautiful' Engagement

Originally posted 04/02/2015 01:30AM

Joey Cook has a lot to celebrate.

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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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How American Idol's Michael Johns Possibly Died from a Simple Injury

How American Idol's Michael Johns Possibly Died from a Simple Injury

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.

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The Real Reason Why Dexter Roberts Had to Leave the American Idol Tour

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American Idol Alum Dexter Roberts Has Rocky Mountain Spotted Tick Fever

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.

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5 Things You'll See on the American Idol Finale

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5 Things to Look Forward to Seeing on the American Idol Finale

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.

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Idol: The Final Three Bring Down the House with Memorable Performances | Alex Preston

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Idol: The Final Three Bring Down the House with Memorable Performances

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."

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