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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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Elaine Velie: Road to Hollywood
01:20 — Elaine Velie has been watching American Idol competition since she was eight years old. She believes her singer-songwriter style makes her stand out f (more…)
Natalia Richardson: Road to Hollywood
01:59 — "I auditioned today because it has been my everlasting dream to be a singer." Los Angeles, CA resident Natalia Richardson discusses why she believes s (more…)
Alex Federici: Road to Hollywood
01:53 — Chappaqua, NY native Alex Federici has been performing all of his life. Learn the reason why he decided to audition for American Idol.
Josh Stephens: Road to Hollywood
02:08 — Caramel, IN native Josh Stephens is out to prove that "you don't have to sacrifice happiness to achieve your dreams". Discover more about Josh and his (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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