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Trent Harmon Wins American Idol Season 15!

The battle to win the title of the final American Idol was down to two Mississippians but who walked away with the bragging rights?   Read More... http://feeds.wetpaint.com/~r/wetpaint/latest/excerpt/~3/F6_JPLkQtIE/

Even Simon Cowell shows emotion at nostalgic Idol finale

The first American Idol finale in 2002 was a battle of the sexes, with Kelly Clarkson the victor over Justin Guarini. The last contest settled the score as Trent Harmon defeated LaPorsha Renae for the crown. Harmon tumbled to the stage in surprise as host Ryan Seacrest announced him as the 15th and final winner...   Read More... http://nypost.com/2016/04/07/even-simon-cowell-shows-emotion-at-nostalgic-idol-finale/

'American Idol' retrospective: Winners and judges look back

Paula, Ryan, Carrie, Ruben and more revisit the reality show that changed everything.   Read More... http://feeds.ew.com/~r/entertainmentweekly/tv/coverage/~3/6mWgyXGO79U/american-idol-finale-retrospective

Why 'American Idol' Will Always Be a Better Show Than 'The Voice'

Over the past decade-plus, the TV airwaves have been inundated with a million different music shows, from scripted fare like Glee , Nashville , Smash and Empire , to competition shows like The Voice and The X Factor . But one rises above all the rest that none can even come close to matching -- and that is American Idol . After 15 seasons on the air, American Idol is coming to an end (at least until its inevitable revival years from now, of course). It truly is the end of an era. This show has changed the lives of so many people, from the contestants to the die-hard fans like myself, but it's also had a humongous impact on the entertainment world.Let's take a look at why that is.  Read More... http://www.buddytv.com/articles/american-idol/why-american-idol-will-always-59495.aspx

Before 'American Idol' ends, here are 10 performances I loved

HitFix's Alan Sepinwall picks some of his favorite "American Idol" performances, including Kelly Clarkson's "Stuff Like That There," Fantasia's "Summertime," and David Cook's "Hello."   Read More... http://www.hitfix.com/whats-alan-watching/before-american-idol-ends-here-are-10-performances-i-loved

Why American Idol Was Never the Same After Simon Cowell Left

Losing Cowell resulted in a series of unfortunate events for Idol .   Read More... http://www.vulture.com/2016/04/american-idol-was-never-the-same-after-simon-cowell-left.html?mid=full-rss-vulture

Justin Guarini on the American Idol Reunion: I Feel Like Im Part of a Living Time Capsule

And his highs and lows post- Idol.   Read More... http://www.vulture.com/2016/04/justin-guarini-american-idol-reunion-is-surreal.html?mid=full-rss-vulture

'American Idol' Finale: Who Will Be The Last American Idol Winner Ever?

Last night, La'Porsha Renae and Trent Harmon became the final two finalists (ever) on American Idol. It was a finale night for the books. They both performed three songs nearly perfectly. It's hard...   Read More... http://www.starpulse.com/news/index.php/2016/04/07/american-idol-2016-predictions-who-wil?ref_src=news_rss

'American Idol': How Twitter said goodbye

After 14 years, 7 billion votes, 1 million auditions, 13 Grammy wins, and 459 No. 1 hits on the Billboard charts, American Idol came to a close on Thursday night. The venerable Fox competition show, which launched the careers of Kelly Clarkson, Jennifer Hudson, Carrie Underwood, Adam......   Read More... http://feeds.ew.com/~r/entertainmentweekly/tv/coverage/~3/0KRGk7Q67gE/american-idol-how-twitter-said-goodbye

American Idol Finale Opens With Obama Praising Historic Heights Of Show

President Barack Obama isn't actually due in L.A. for a couple more hours but the Commander-In-Chief showed up on the American Idol finale tonight. Acknowledging "not all of us can sing like Kelly Clarkson ," Obama told viewers of the very last episode of the Fox series "all of our voices matter." Opening up the jam packed 2-hour end to Idol 's fifteen season run, the President praised Idol for having "transformed television" and, in what must have been a reference to its...   Read More... http://deadline.com/2016/04/american-idol-finale-barack-obama-appearence-video-hollywood-fundraisers-1201734014/
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