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See the American Idol Audition That Made the Judges Cry (VIDEO)

Originally posted 01/16/2015 07:40AM



Now that's how you perfect an American Idol audition.

Hollywood Anderson, a formerly homeless New York City subway busker, completely stunned judges Jennifer Lopez, Harry Connick Jr. and substitute judge Adam Lambert when he sang his original song, "My Best Friend," during Thursday night's New York auditions.

In fact, it was "goosies" for everyone watching, anywhere.

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Jennifer Lopez: We Don't Have to Fake Our Chemistry on American Idol

Originally posted 01/07/2015 08:05PM

The American Idol panel has been known for having a fair share of drama in the past. But now, the current judges couldn't be more of a happy family.

They even finish each other's sentences.

During a recent break from filming the audition process for season 14 of the FOX reality singing competition, panelists Jennifer Lopez, Keith Urban and Harry Connick Jr. couldn't wait to tell PEOPLE how much they enjoy working together.

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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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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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Jennifer Lopez Slow-Dances with an American Idol Contestant (VIDEO)

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Jennifer Lopez Slow-Dances with an American Idol Contestant (VIDEO)

Originally posted 08/07/2014 02:00PM

Most singers who audition for American Idol are hoping for a golden ticket. But one season 14 hopeful in Nashville wanted something even more rare – a dance with Jennifer Lopez.

So, he just asked her.

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Keith Urban: I'm Pulling for the Nashville Contestants During Idol Auditions

UpdatePosted 08/06/2014 04:30PM

Keith Urban: I'm Pulling for the Nashville Contestants During American Idol Auditions

Originally posted 08/06/2014 11:30AM

The young singers auditioning for the 14th season of American Idol in Nashville this week weren't the only ones feeling the heat: Keith Urban admitted he was pulling for the people of Music City to wow fellow judges Jennifer Lopez and Harry Connick Jr.

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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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American Idol: Jena Irene & Caleb Johnson Battle in the Finale

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American Idol: Jena Irene and Caleb Johnson Battle in the Finale

Originally posted 05/20/2014 09:35PM

After 75,000 auditions, hundreds of Golden Tickets and countless performances, it came down to two – Caleb Johnson vs. Jena Irene – and a single song on Tuesday's American Idol.

The performance finale at the Nokia Theatre featured major contrasts – the old-school rocker with mega pipes against the teen powerhouse and first female wild-card pick to make it this far – as well as more drama than usual, as Johnson battled not only Irene but also an injured vocal cord.

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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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American Idol Top 3 Revealed | Alex Preston

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American Idol Top 3 Revealed

Originally posted 05/09/2014 09:30AM

The American Idol judges may be staying together as a team, but the Top 4 still had to lose a member Thursday night.

After performing three songs each on Wednesday, the Top 4 appeared exhausted after the show. Still, the contestants were tentatively confident they had done all they could to win the hearts – and votes – of America.

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