“American Idol” Contestant Chloe Channell Brings ’90s Country Star Along for Audition [Watch]

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If you’re a relatively new fan of country music, you may not be familiar with “Somewhere In My Broken Heart” singer Billy Dean. However, “American Idol” judges Luke Bryan and Lionel Richie knew exactly who the talented and handsome ’90s country star was when he appeared at the auditions for season 17 of the hit … Read more

“American Idol” Judges Get Pranked by Contestant in Disguise [Watch]

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This far into the new season of American Idol, we have seen everyone from farmers to construction workers to models audition for judges Luke Bryan, Katy Perry and Lionel Richie. But it was the gothed-out contestant named Lady Mapo that just might have received the most attention. On Monday night’s episode (March 18,) the figure … Read more

Madison Vandenburg’s Renditon of Dan + Shay’s “Speechless” on “American Idol” is Impressive

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We’ve gained a lot of incredibly talented entertainers from reality competition shows like “American Idol” and “The Voice,” and it seems that with every season, the talent grows even more remarkable. “Idol” judges Luke Bryan, Katy Perry, and Lionel Richie can testify to that after the March 10 auditions when Madison Vandenburg sat down at … Read more

Luke Bryan Puts Roping Skills to Use to Help Rope Katy Perry During “American Idol” Audition

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“It’s like a country Justin Bieber,” were the first words out of Katy Perry’s mouth when Austin Michael Robinson came out to audition for “American Idol.” The young hopeful was decked out in a cowboy hat with blonde hair flowing, a guitar strapped over his shoulder with a checkered shirt completing the picture. “If Bieber and … Read more

Alejandro Aranda Could Very Well Be the Next ‘American Idol’ [WATCH]

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Alejandro Aranda walked onto the small audition stage of American Idol with his eyes centered on his feet and his guitar, looking like a guy who didn’t just have much in store for judges Luke Bryan, Lionel Richie and Katy Perry. But then, Aranda started playing and it became quite evident that another superstar had just … Read more

Luke Bryan Reunites With Young Make-A-Wish Fan During “American Idol” Auditions

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There’s no question that reality show judges and coaches are often surprised at who they see and hear during the audition process. Some of the contestants are so incredibly good, it’s almost unbelievable that they aren’t already superstars. Others, not so much. And then, as happened with “American Idol” judge Luke Bryan, you might actually … Read more

Blind Contestant Shayla Winn Brings Lionel Richie to Tears During “American Idol” Audition

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Every so often a really inspiring story comes along on the reality competition series Amercian Idol. This season, Shayla Winn—who goes by Shayy— is that inspiration. Pronounced legally blind a year ago, the 17-year-old didn’t let that stop her from giving the performance of a lifetime. Shayy introduced herself to judges, Lionel Richie, Katy Perry … Read more

Myra Tran is Being Compared To Kelly Clarkson Following Spectacular “American Idol” Audition

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American Idol kicked off on Sunday night (March 3), and right off the bat, Myra Tran impressed all three judges with her spectacular vocals. Myra, who is 19 years old, hails from Vietnam and has been in the U.S. for only one year before getting her shot on Idol. “When I was a little kid, … Read more

Ryan Seacrest and Longtime Girlfriend Shayna Taylor Have Reportedly Split

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Just days before the season premiere of American Idol, host Ryan Seacrest now finds himself in the news, as sources say that he and longtime girlfriend Shayna Taylor have split. “After three years together, Shayna wanted more out of the relationship,” a source tells People magazine. “It felt like the natural next step for her. … Read more

Clay Aiken and Ian Ziering Face Off in Epic Rap Battle on “Drop The Mic”

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It was the battle of the nice guys. American Idol’s Clay Aiken faced off against Beverly Hills 90210’s Ian Ziering in a epic rap battle on Drop the Mic. Hosted by Method Man and Hailey Beiber, the show pits celebrities against each other to rap it out. Each celeb takes a turn to hilariously rip … Read more

Fashion Giant Karl Lagerfeld Dead At 85; Celebrities React

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As news began to spread Tuesday (Feb. 19) that fashion industry legend Karl Lagerfeld had passed away in Paris at the age of 85, celebrities headed to their social media accounts to express their sadness. And amongst those words, we can best realize what a loss this will be so many. “Rest in peace Karl Lagerfeld,” … Read more

Gabby Barrett Comes Out Swinging on New Single “I Hope” [Listen]

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“American Idol” Alum, Gabby Barrett is coming out swinging with her new single, “I Hope.” The song, written by Gabby, Jon Nite, and Zachary Kale, has the powerful vocalist singing about about getting payback on an ex, hoping she cheats on him like he did on her. The singer took to Instagram to share the … Read more