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What Would an Empire Live Show Sound Like? Watch a Sneak Preview!

Update 03/13/2015 01:50 PM Originally posted 03/13/2015 11:35 AM

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So … about that proposed Empire concert series

Empire costars Jussie Smollett and Bryshere Gray (aka Yazz the Greatest) stopped by American Idol on Wednesday night to give the idea a test run of sorts in a performance of their song "No Apologies."

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If you've ever wondered what Iggy Azalea would sound like if she were transported to the 1920s – and even if you haven't – American Idol's Joey Cook had the performance for you on Thursday.

Cook, 23, is known to Idol fans for her quirky image and accordion-accompanied performances but on Thursday night the Woodbridge, Virginia, native wowed the crowd with her own rendition of the Aussie rapper's hit song.

Based on an arrangement by Postmodern Jukebox, blue-haired Cook wowed the crowd with her performance and had judge Jennifer Lopez dancing in her seat.

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Your American Idol Top 12 Cheat Sheet

Update 03/12/2015 07:20 PM Originally posted 03/11/2015 09:00 PM

Meet the American Idol Top 12

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Here they are America, your Top 12!

After weeks of auditions and hard cuts by the judges, American Idol has revealed final 12 contestants.

But who has what it takes to actually become the fourteenth winner of the Fox reality series?

PEOPLE breaks down the contestants:

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Randy Jackson may no longer be mentoring the American Idol contestants, but the show has found a more-than-worthy replacement in Scott Borchetta.

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VIDEO: Kelly Clarkson Admits She Dated Justin Guarini, Talks 'Pitchy Stripper' Comment

Update 03/06/2015 11:00 AM Originally posted 03/06/2015 10:55 AM

All of our 2002 dreams are coming true!

Kelly Clarkson has admitted that she and fellow American Idol finalist Justin Guarini used to date.

In a segment of "Plead the Fifth" on Watch What Happens Live on Thursday, the "Heartbeat" singer was asked to confirm whether she and Guarini really had a fling, as he claimed in his one-man show Lovesick.

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American Idol Contestant Jax Wears #TheDress

Update 03/06/2015 08:30 AM Originally posted 03/06/2015 08:30 AM

American Idol Contestant Jax Wears #TheDress

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Can we all finally agree it's black and blue?

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Keith Urban Brings a Little American Idol to the Ryman Stage

Originally posted 02/27/2015 12:55 PM

Keith Urban Wows at Midnight Show at the Ryman

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It's confirmed! Keith Urban looks and sounds incredible 24 hours a day.

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Maybe you haven't heard of singer Greg Holdenyet – but you've certainly heard his handiwork.

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Phillip Phillips Wants Out of His American Idol Contract

Originally posted 01/26/2015 05:15 PM

Phillip Phillips Wants Out of His American Idol Contract

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Phillip Phillips is suing to get out of his American Idol contract.

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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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