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PHOTOS: Steven Tyler's American Idol Backstage Bungalow

Check Out Steven Tyler's American Idol Backstage Bungalow

Originally posted 05/17/2012 05:30PM

From reportedly demanding naked women backstage in the '80s, to insisting on no pressed meat on his tour rider, Steven Tyler knows a thing or two about being a rock star on and off-stage.

He's letting the good times roll at American Idol, where he’s decorated his backstage digs – which he calls the Love Shack – in bright pink and silver.

Located on the CBS lot, near the Idol stage, Tyler's seven-room bungalow houses a dressing room, hair and make-up room, an office, an extra office for his fiancée, Erin Brady, bedroom, kitchen, dining area and family room.

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Who Deserves to Be in the American Idol Finale?

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American Idol Finale: Who Deserves to Make It?

Originally posted 05/17/2012 11:40AM

All three wowed America on Wednesday. Only two will move on Thursday night.

Not that Joshua Ledet, Phillip Phillips and Jessica Sanchez seem too concerned about that. While it may indeed be the closest American Idol race ever, the three remaining competitors are a tight group – and they appear to be as happy for each other as for themselves.

"I want to win, but at this point we're all winners," Ledet told PEOPLE after Wednesday's show. "I'm not gonna say I don't care, but I will be just as happy about me winning or two of my friends, Phillip or Jessica."

"It was a crazy night, man," Phillips said. "Everybody had a great night. Josh sang the house down – he rocked it. And Jessica sang the crap out of all her songs, and I just did something and had fun."

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Is This American Idol's Closest Race Ever?

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American Idol: Top Three Battle to Be in the Finale

Originally posted 05/16/2012 10:35PM

Much of Wednesday's American Idol's performance episode was filled with footage of the top three – Joshua Ledet, Jessica Sanchez and Phillip Phillips – on their hometown visits. It was touching footage of these young performers at home feeling like superstars. But who's going to cash in their Idol ticket for a chance at super-stardom?

They all have potential and they all sang three songs each on Wednesday during three rounds of competition. Song choice was selected by the judges, followed by the contestants, followed by mentor and vocal coach Jimmy Iovine.

Here's how it went down …

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American Idol: Who's in the Top Three?

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American Idol's Top Three Revealed

Originally posted 05/10/2012 09:30PM

We're in the home stretch!

On Wednesday, American Idol's final four performed California-themed songs and personal favorites they wished they'd written. According to the judges, Jessica Sanchez, Joshua Ledet and Phillip Phillips hit it out of the park.

On the other hand, Hollie Cavanagh, who's perennially in the bottom on elimination nights, fell short on her second performance of Bonnie Raitt's classic "I Can't Make You Love Me."

So who's in the top three and heading home in style on a private jet for the annual hometown extravaganza this weekend? And who's just heading home? Keeping reading to find out ...

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Idol's Final Four Revealed in Shocking Elimination

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American Idol Announces Final Four

Originally posted 05/03/2012 09:20PM

American Idol has its final four!

After Skylar Laine, Joshua Ledet, Hollie Cavanagh, Phillip Phillips and Jessica Sanchez each performed a song from the '60s and another one from the British pop songbook, the top five faced another elimination on Thursday.

And all eyes were on Hollie Cavanagh, who's been a regular in the bottom, but had two impressive performances with Tina Turner's "River Deep-Mountain High" and Leona Lewis's "Bleeding Love."

So did she survive another week? Keep reading to find out ...

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Hollie Cavanagh Bounces Back on American Idol

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Hollie Cavanagh Bounces Back on American Idol

Originally posted 05/02/2012 10:30PM

The finish line is in sight – and as the final five contestants fight to be the winner of American Idol, the competition is fierce. Just like last week, the contestants brought top-notch performances, tackling classic songs from the 1960s and the British pop songbook.

No one seemed to fight harder than Hollie Cavanagh. After another appearance in the bottom last week, she delivered Wednesday with a high-energy version of Ike and Tina Turner's rock-soul rave-up "River Deep-Mountain High," which found her shimmying and shaking across the stage while wearing sky-high heels. For her second tune, she brought tender emotion to Leona Lewis's "Bleeding Love."

"It was a different type of Hollie out there tonight," Jennifer Lopez said of her first song. Randy Jackson also called her this season's "dark horse," adding that her rebound was perfect timing in the competition.

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Idol's Elise Testone Wants to Duet with Steven Tyler

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UpdatePosted 04/27/2012 04:00PM

Booted Idol Elise Testone Wants to Duet with Steven Tyler

Originally posted 04/27/2012 03:25PM

American Idol's Elise Testone experienced a tiny taste of a dream when Steven Tyler joined her in song during her sendoff performance Thursday.

What was it like sharing the mic with a rock legend?

"Awesome," said a beaming Testone following her elimination from the competition. "It would be great to do a whole song."

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Elise Testone Sent Home on American Idol

UpdatePosted 04/27/2012 08:05AM

American Idol Cuts One More – Down to Five

Originally posted 04/26/2012 09:25PM

There is less than a month before American Idol's season 11 finale, and after an unpredictable couple of weeks, it's certainly a case of anything can happen.

On Wednesday, the remaining six contestants sang their hearts out to Queen and a song of their choice, producing one of the season's best nights so far.

Randy Jackson declared "absolutely nothing" was missing from Jessica Sanchez's effort and Jennifer Lopez called Joshua Ledet "my favorite part" of the show.

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Idol's Jessica Sanchez, Joshua Ledet Thrill with Queen Songs

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American Idol Contestants Deliver Strongest Performances Yet

Originally posted 04/25/2012 11:00PM

"Wow, what a night so far!" Randy Jackson shouted near the top of Wednesday's American Idol episode. "Who'd a thunk it?"

He was right. After several weeks of uneven performances, the contestants collectively brought their strongest showings in weeks for the two-hour show.

For the first half, the remaining six performed the music of Queen, whose members kicked off the night with an explosive medley of hits, including – fittingly for the unpredictable competition – "Another One Bites the Dust."

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Colton Dixon Sent Home on American Idol

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Colton Dixon Sent Home on American Idol

Originally posted 04/19/2012 09:25PM

The save is gone. So, one of American Idol's talented top seven has to go home.

After performing two songs each the night before, the remaining contestants faced elimination once again – and if they learned anything from last week's shocking results show, it's that no one is safe.

Keep reading to find out who was sent home on Thursday's show ...

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