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  • Lauren Alaina: Scotty McCreery 'Might Be My Boyfriend'

    Posted May 26th 2011 at 09:44 AM by Kiki Von Glinow

    As the confetti was raining down on 'American Idol' winner, Scotty McCreery, we found ourselves leaning closer to the TV saying, 'Wait, did they just?' Before cutting away from the pair a moment too soon, it looked as though runner up, Lauren Alaina, planted a kiss on the American idol. Just after the smooch, when asked if the duo were in fact an item, Alaina told Entertainment Tonight, "he...

  • 'American Idol' Winner: 'I'm on Top of the World!'

    Posted May 26th 2011 at 09:01 AM by AOL TV Editors

    After being crowned 'American Idol' Season 10 champ last night, teenage country singer Scotty McCreery headed backstage to talk to reporters about his momentous victory. How does it feel to be crowned 'American Idol'? McCreery told 'Entertainment Weekly' that "[It] feels absolutely amazing. I mean, I'm on top of the world right now. It's just a moment I'll never forget." The 17-year-old said...

  • Casey Abrams and Jack Black Like 'Fat Bottomed Girls' on 'American Idol' Finale (Video)

    Posted May 26th 2011 at 05:15 AM by AOL TV Editors

    Throughout his time on 'American Idol' this season, Casey Abrams was always memorable and always a little ... unique. With his quirky sense of humor and no-holds-barred attitude on stage, there was really only one performer that could match him in personality and stage presence. A lot of people don't realize that Jack Black first came into the public eye as one half of musical duo Tenacious...

  • Spoiler Alert: Country Singer Wins 'American Idol'

    Posted May 25th 2011 at 10:31 PM by AOL TV Editors

    After a record-breaking 122 million votes, we have a winner in what has been one of the most hotly debated seasons in 'American Idol''s 10-year history. With the addition of Steven Tyler and Jennifer Lopez to the judges panel, and record industry mogul Jimmy Iovine mentoring the Top 13 every step of the way, some fans agreed with executive producer, Nigel Lythogoe, who labeled this season's...

  • Kelly Clarkson Picks Lauren to Win 'Idol,' Says She Can't Wait for 'X Factor'

    Posted May 25th 2011 at 02:46 PM by Nicki Gostin

    Kelly Clarkson watches a lot of reality television, as anyone who has seen her Facebook page can attest. "I am a reality show junkie -- you name it, I watch it!" she tells PopEater in an email exchange. That "addiction" includes -- surprisingly -- the show she conquered 10 years ago that has gone on to be a worldwide phenomenon and a launching pad for Billboard-topping talent such as ... herself....

  • 'Idol' Hopeful Lauren Alaina Almost Missed Finale

    Posted May 25th 2011 at 06:55 AM by Kelly Fisher

    The show must go on, and Lauren Alaina almost learned that the hard way. The 'American Idol' contestant barely made it on stage for the season finale of the hit singing show due to laryngitis. According to Us Weekly, Alaina's voice was in such bad shape Tuesday they had recently-booted contestant Haley Reinhart in rehearsals in case Alaina had to withdraw from the competition. However, the...

  • Lauren Alaina Sings For Her Mother, Wins Over the Judges on 'American Idol' (Video)

    Posted May 25th 2011 at 12:45 AM by AOL TV Editors

    It was a night of wall-to-wall music on a special Tuesday installment of 'American Idol'. With but a single hour to pack in three rounds of competition between Scotty McCreery and Lauren Alaina, there was hardly time to even get judges' comments, much less create emotional moments. For the third round, though, Alaina managed to do just that with a perfectly suited song. Jimmy Iovine chose...

  • Scotty McCreery Reaches High in His Quest for the 'American Idol' Title (Video)

    Posted May 25th 2011 at 12:15 AM by AOL TV Editors

    It was a packed hour as 'American Idol' kicked off its finale week one night early. Assuming everybody remembered to tune in, they were treated to three songs each by the finalists, and even a special performance by a former 'Idol' winner. The final round of singing featured new songs that would become the respective singles of Scotty McCreery and Lauren Alaina should they win the...

  • Randy Jackson on 'Idol' Finale: 'Scotty's Probably Got a Slight Edge' (Video)

    Posted May 24th 2011 at 09:29 AM by AOL TV Editors

    Randy Jackson snuck away from 'American Idol' during this finale week to sit down with 'Chelsea Lately.' Chelsea Handler took the opportunity to talk to him about the new judges and ask his predictions for the finale. "They're a little bit warmer, a little bit sweeter," Jackson said of Steven Tyler and Jennifer Lopez. He intimated that it might be because they are current artists, and perhaps...

  • 'American Idol' Reveals Its Top Two: Who Went Home? (Video)

    Posted May 20th 2011 at 12:30 AM by AOL TV Editors

    It's been a long season, and in the end it's come down to two teenage country singers and one bluesy girl with a rocker heart on 'American Idol'. All three of them got to visit their hometowns and save their hearts out on three songs last night. FOX was so excited about the record number of votes they recorded for this stage of the competition that they put out a press release touting it...

  • Haley Reinhart Performs With Her Father on 'American Idol' (Video)

    Posted May 19th 2011 at 01:25 AM by AOL TV Editors

    Haley Reinhart certainly had a memorable opening number for this semi-final performance episode of 'American Idol'. She became the first contestant to perform during the show with a family member on stage when her father joined her on Led Zeppelin's 'What Is and What Should Never Be.' He proved a consummate guitarist and a professional all around. Poor Haley, either flummoxed by her father's...

  • Britney Spears Headlines Star-Studded Concert as Host, Not Singer

    Posted May 15th 2011 at 11:19 AM by Christine Fenno

    Britney Spears, who was characterized as mentally unsound by her mom's legal team recently, was tapped by Los Angeles' KIIS FM to guest-host with Ryan Seacrest at this weekend's annual Wango Tango concert at the Staples Center. Fans enjoyed a diverse roster, according to MTV News, including performances from Jennifer Lopez, Ke$ha, Selena Gomez, Cobra Starship, T-Pain, Lupe Fiasco, Cody Simpson,...

  • 'American Idol' Top Three Revealed: Who Was Eliminated? (VIDEO)

    Posted May 13th 2011 at 01:15 AM by AOL TV Editors

    Top Four has been an odd time in 'American Idol' history. As Ryan Seacrest pointed out at the close of the performance episode, it was at this point in the competition that Chris Daughtry was eliminated back in season five. Other fourth place finishers include Tamyra Gray, Josh Gracin, LaToya London, Jason Castro and Allison Iraheta, so it doesn't mean the end of the road. Sure, only Daughtry...

  • 'American Idol' Censors Lady Gaga's Provocative Footwear

    Posted May 12th 2011 at 05:47 PM by PopEater Staff

    It wasn't just her larger than life comments that made for an interesting 'American Idol' appearance, Lady Gaga didn't try to tone down her wild style for the family friendly show either. 'Idol' producers had their hands full censoring the pop star, from the profanities coming out of her mouth straight down to her toes. Gaga showed up sporting a pair of her signature sky-high heels -- only this...

  • Lady Gaga Proves a Bit Too Much for Scotty McCreery on 'American Idol' (Video)

    Posted May 12th 2011 at 12:45 AM by AOL TV Editors

    Jimmy Iovine summed it up best on 'American Idol' when he said, "Scotty McCreery. Lady Gaga. I couldn't think of a better fit." The two are coming from such opposite ends of the spectrum, it was bound to be uncomfortable when they collided during Gaga's mentor stint this week. McCreery did a lot of awkward laughing, smiling and doing the best he could to look anywhere but directly at Gaga....


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