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Christina Aguilera Says She'll Appear on American Idol Season Finale

Christina Aguilera

Christina Aguilera says she'll perform on American Idol's season finale.

Reps for the "Genie in a Bottle" singer announced the gig through... read more

Eliminated Idol Andrew Garcia: I Was Just Confused By the Judges

Andrew Garcia, American Idol

It was tough for Andrew Garcia to overcome mixed criticism from the American Idol judging panel, the recently eliminated contestant says.

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Although Garcia wowed the judges during Hollywood Week with an acoustic cover of Paula Abdul's "Straight Up," he never seemed to find that same spark in his subsequent performances. Garcia says the advice of the judges — who seemed to always compare everything to the Abdul cover — wasn't making it any easier.

"I was just confused," Garcia tells read more

Lady Gaga Returning to American Idol

Lady Gaga

Lady Gaga is returning to American Idol.

The pop singer is set to perform on Wednesday, May 5th.

No word yet on what she'll perform, but the... read more

Elton John to Perform on "Idol Gives Back"

Elton John

Sir Elton John will perform on American Idol's "Idol Gives Back" next week on behalf of the Elton John AIDS Foundation.

Alicia Keys, Carrie Underwood, The Black Eyed Peas, Annie Lennox, Jeff Beck and Joss Stone, and Mary J. Blige and the All-Star Band are also slated to perform on the April 21 results show, which will benefit such charities as Children's Health Fund, Feeding America ...
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Adam Lambert to Mentor the Idols

Adam Lambert

Former American Idol contestant Adam Lambert will return to the show next week to mentor the Idol contestants and perform during the results show.

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"It's true!" Lambert tweeted. "In addition to performing on Idol April 14th, I will be... read more

Eliminated Idol Didi Benami: I Didn't Want a Sympathy Vote

Didi Benami

American Idol's latest casualty, Didi Benami, knows the moment with Ryan Seacrest after the judges' criticisms was awkward.

Benami, who chose to sing "What Becomes of the Brokenhearted" in honor of her deceased friend, clammed up Tuesday night when Seacrest prompted her to... read more

Idol Exclusive: Justin Bieber Appearing — Just Not Yet

Justin Bieber

Got Justin Bieber fever? We've got good and bad news.

Despite widespread speculation that the teen sensation will sing live on Wednesday's episode of American Idol — which features his mentor, Usher, as well as Diddy — has learned that the "Baby" singer will actually tape a performance that will air... read more

Idol Alum Stephanie Edwards Arrested in Street Fight

Stephanie Edwards

Past American Idol finalist Stephanie Edwards was arrested after a public brawl with another woman, authorities said.

Edwards, who finished 11th in Season 6 in 2007, was arrested Monday night in ...
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Eliminated Idol Paige Miles: I Didn't Stop Competing, My Throat Did

American Idol, Paige Miles

After delivering what judge Kara DioGuardi called the worst vocal performance of American Idol's ninth season, Paige Miles wants to clear the air: She knows she was bad.

"It was a terribly, terribly weak performance," Miles tells, noting that she did what she could with her cover of "Against All Odds," considering her prolonged battle with laryngitis.

As for whether or not she lost her competitive edge, Miles says, "I definitely didn't stop competing, my throat did."

For more on how her illness affected her in the competition and what she would have liked to do differently, watch our video Q&A below:

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Miley Cyrus to Mentor the Idols

Miley Cyrus

Miley Cyrus has been tapped to mentor the top 11 finalists on American Idol, Fox announced on Monday.

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Cyrus — who's had four No. 1 albums and numerous hit singles — will... read more

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