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 review a performer's talent (or lack thereof), and at-home viewers then vote for their favorite potenti (more…)

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Season 7, Episode 42 Winner Announced

First Aired: May 21, 2008

The winner of Season 7 is announced. Also: The Top 12 reunite on the stage at Nokia Theatre L.A. Live. Performers include Bryan Adams, George Michael, Graham Nash, OneRepublic, Seal, Ruben Studdard, Donna Summer and ZZ Top. Also appearing are Jack Black, Robert Downey Jr., the Jonas Brothers, Jimmy Kimmel, Gladys Knight, Mike Myers, Jordin Sparks, Ben Stiller and Carrie Underwood.

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