02:35 AM EDT 08/25/2014
Originally posted 06/14/2006 09:00AM
Taylor Hicks was a charmer even when he was a high-school junior. Just ask Brooke Kelley Campbell, who dated the American Idol star and took him to her senior prom at Hoover High School in Birmingham, Ala. "Taylor was a fashion guy and he wanted to make sure that he matched my gloves and all that," recalls Campbell, now 29. "My dress was green, and his tux was like a crisp green and navy plaid."
Originally posted 06/01/2006 08:20AM
Alert the Soul Patrol: A week after being named the latest American Idol, Taylor Hicks has signed the record contract that comes with winning the FOX competition.
Originally posted 05/25/2006 01:05AM
Taylor Hicks has been crowned the new American Idol.
Originally posted 05/24/2006 01:30PM
Before the night is over, either Katharine McPhee or Taylor Hicks will be crowned the next American Idol. But the two finalists are already thinking about their next star-bound steps, and recently talked about their future albums, good luck charms and what made them want to be on American Idol in the first place.
Originally posted 05/24/2006 08:10AM
Taylor Hicks heard the magic words from Simon Cowell at the end of Tuesday's one-hour edition of American Idol.
Originally posted 05/23/2006 06:00AM
For Taylor Hicks and Katharine McPhee, tonight is their last chance to sing their hearts out before one of them is crowned the winner of American Idol.
Originally posted 05/16/2006 04:00PM
The Votes Are In …Elliott Yamin's departure from American Idol was a bittersweet affair: Watching the footage of his hero's welcome on a return trip home to Richmond, Va., I was touched by how much he was touched. I also was struck by the difference in his appearance: The hepcat in the blazer was gone, and instead we had a sort of … sweetly goofy dude.
Originally posted 05/16/2006 07:00AM
Simon Cowell has named his pick to win American Idol: Taylor Hicks.
Originally posted 05/12/2006 03:00PM
With less than two weeks to go until the new American Idol is picked, finalist Taylor Hicks already received a hero's welcome in his native Alabama on Friday – replete with a scheduled parade, meeting with the Gov. Bob Riley and some down-home Southern cooking that he just can't find in Hollywood.
Originally posted 05/10/2006 08:50AM
The Votes Are In...That's one crazy final three, isn't it? Standing on the American Idol stage at the end of Wednesday night's dramatic results show, Katharine McPhee, Taylor Hicks and Elliott Yamin almost looked as if they knew it. There they were, as grateful but stunned a group of survivors as ever broke through the hull of the overturned Poseidon. Still, they're the final three I would have wanted.
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