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Last October, American Idol's Scott MacIntyre was given just six months until his kidneys would fail. But eight months later, thanks to an anonymous donor, he has undergone a successful transplant.
"I am so grateful to have received the gift of life through organ donation for the second time," reads a statement from MacIntyre, 29, who who was born blind and previously underwent a kidney transplant at the age of 22 after he was diagnosed with kidney failure in his late teens.
It's safe to say that Mariah Carey will not be returning for the final season of American Idol.
The singer denounced the show on Thursday during an interview on the Kyle & Jackie O show on Australian radio station KIIS FM, saying she would never go back and calling it the "worst experience of my life."
"It's so boring and so fake," Carey, 46, said of her stint as a judge for the show in 2013. "I'm sorry ... when I say it's fake, I mean ... you have to make up things to say about people. Half the time, the performances are good, you just [want to] be like, 'It was good.' You just feel like ending it there, like, 'It's really good.' "
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.
He's a fashion icon in his own right, but Adam Lambert gets it from his mama.
American Idol announced its final season last Monday, and former contestant Kellie Pickler has a very understanding view toward the show's end.
"Everything that starts comes to an end at some point," she tells PEOPLE.
"It changed my life and so many others, and I was so blessed to be a part of the show," Pickler, 28, explains at a Lung Force event on Tuesday. "Hopefully they will have a little Idol reunion for the finale next year and we can all reunite."
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.
Clark Beckham or Nick Fradiani?
That was the question on everyone's mind at the star-studded finale of American Idol on Wednesday.
Beckham, 22, and Fradiani, 29, bested 10 other finalists and thousands of other hopefuls during season 14, but in the end only one of them could be named the penultimate American Idol.