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American Idol

The smash reality series showcases wannabe pop stars competing for a record deal by crooning for a panel of judges, including, most entertainingly, the acid-tongued Simon Cowell, who departed the show in 2010 after serving for nine seasons. The judges revi (more…)

Premiered: June 11, 2002

Rating: TV-PG

TV Guide Rating:(3,621 ratings)

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John Stevens

American Idol Alum John Stevens Fractures Skull After Getting Hit By Van

American Idol alum John Stevens was hit by a van while jogging in Chelsea, Mass., last week. According to the Boston Globe, Stevens, who finished sixth on American Idol Season 3, was jogging with earbuds in when he was hit. He suffered a fractured s… Read more

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Jessica Cabral, Melanie Tierce, and Sonika Vaid
03:58 — These 3 represent the ladies when they perform on stage. But the contestants are shocked when only 2 of them go through to the next round.
Olivia Rox Audition
04:19 — Olivia Rox auditions with a little help from Bruno Mars.
Harry's Shadow Speaks up
00:29 — There's an echo in the room! Watch as Keith crashes Harry's interview at the San Francisco auditions and offers some words of wisdom.
Catching up With Nick & Scott
01:22 — AmericanIdol.com caught up with Season XIV Winner Nick Fradiani and Idol Mentor Scott Borchetta. Check out what they've been working on since the fina (more…)

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Rickey Smith
American Idol Alum Rickey Smith Dead at 36

He was reportedly killed by a drunk driver

Kelly Clarkson, <em>American Idol</em>
Kelly Clarkson Gives Birth to a Baby Boy

Remington Alexander Blackstock was born April 12

Trent Harmon
American Idol Winner Trent Harmon Has "Country Soul"

Find out what he has to say about La'Porsha's controversial comments

Ryan Seacrest, La'Porsha Renae and Trent Harmon, <em>American Idol</em>
Trent Harmon Wins Last American Idol Ever

See who came back for the series finale

Trent Harmon and La'Porsha Renae, <em>American Idol</em>
American Idol Top 2: It's Trent and La'Porsha In the Final Final

It might end up being the closest American Idol final ever

William Hung
William Hung and Brian Dunkleman Returning For American Idol Series Finale

Who else will show up?

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  • Premiered: June 11, 2002
  • Rating: TV-PG
  • Premise: The smash reality series showcases wannabe pop stars competing for a record deal by crooning for a panel of judges, including, most entertainingly, the acid-tongued Simon Cowell, who departed the show in 2010 after serving for nine seasons. The judges revi… (more)

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