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American Idol's Clark Beckham Channels Sam Smith While Performing 'Yesterday'

Originally posted 04/22/2015 10:15PM

This season of American Idol just may belong to Clark Beckham.

Following a string of strong performances, the season 14 contestant, 22, once again garnered rave reviews from the judges on Wednesday.

"It was beautiful," judge Keith Urban told Beckham after his rendition of The Beatles' "Yesterday." "When you started singing that, I thought ... 'That's a much older song.' And listening to the way people responded to it, it [was] like if Sam Smith did it now. It [was] current, fresh."

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See What Fun Lady Antebellum Got Into Backstage at Rain-Delayed Concert (VIDEO)

Originally posted 04/19/2015 05:00PM

Sometimes, a tornado warning can lead to good things.

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The Guitar Faces of the ACM Awards

UpdatePosted 04/15/2015 08:30PM

The Guitar Faces of the ACM Awards

Originally posted 04/15/2015 03:55PM

The Academy of Country Music Awards are jam-packed with all kinds of warp-speed pickers 'n' grinners. And as anyone who's seen anyone play guitar ever can attest, guitar players tend to make some pretty great faces while they're working.

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The American Idol Top 8 Performance You Have to See

Originally posted 04/09/2015 12:30AM

[YOUTUBE "MqkW2d7TBeg"] You know it's a good night on American Idol when both judge Harry Connick Jr. and contestant Nick Fradiani got to live a teenage dream.

Fradiani, 29, strapped on his acoustic guitar to kick off the night with a Chris Daughtry-esque take on Katy Perry's 2010 bubblegum-pop hit "Teenage Dream."

Though Connick questioned Fradiani's choice in the video package before the performance, he did tell the finalist after that he "liked the energy."

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Keith Urban on the One Critique He Can't Shake (VIDEO)

Originally posted 04/01/2015 07:35AM

You'd think a musician as successful as Keith Urban would have been able to shake some of the criticisms he's received since starting out, especially because he's been doling out advice of his own on American Idol for so long.

You'd be wrong, though. Urban explained to Conan O'Brien Tuesday night that there's one bit of criticism that still haunts him from the days when he was first starting out, and – surprise, surprise – it came from a televised talent show judge.

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Is That a Mullet? See Keith Urban's Old-School Photo for American Idol '80s Night!

Is That a Mullet? See Keith Urban's Old-School Photo for American Idol '80s Night!

Originally posted 03/25/2015 08:40PM

Keith Urban has proven he can pull off skinny jeans.

Or, at least, he rocked them in the '80s, as seen in a throwback photo posted on Twitter on Wednesday to celebrate American Idol's Totally '80s-themed evening.

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Why Nick Lachey and Other Stars Think the 'Blurred Lines' Verdict Is 'Scary'

Why Nick Lachey and Other Stars Think the 'Blurred Lines' Verdict Is 'Scary'

Originally posted 03/14/2015 10:55AM

Music industry heavyweights weighed in this week to say that the "Blurred Lines" ruling against Robin Thicke and Pharrell Williams hit all the wrong notes.

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See Who's Performing at the ACM Awards

UpdatePosted 03/11/2015 02:30PM

Who's Performing at the 2015 ACM Awards? Pretty Much Everyone in Nashville!

Originally posted 03/11/2015 12:00PM

The best part of any country awards show is always the performances (no offense, Luke and Blake!). And this year's lineup for the 50th Academy of Country Music Awards promises not to disappoint.

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Keith Urban: Life Without Nicole Would Be Like a Game of Jenga

Keith Urban: Life Without Nicole Kidman Would Be Like a Game of Jenga

Originally posted 03/02/2015 02:40PM

Is there another country artist with a better juggling act than Keith Urban?

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