Jennifer Hudson Ready For “Extra Special” Experience With ‘The Voice’

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THE VOICE — Season:13 — Pictured: Jennifer Hudson — (Photo by J. Kempin/Getty Images)
Before she was an Oscar (“Dreamgirls”) and Grammy winning (for her self-titled debut album and “The Color Purple”), Jennifer Hudson was a contestant on “American Idol.” Seeing that type of competition from both sides should put her in good stead as a new coach for Season 13 of “The Voice.”

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Tristan McIntosh Sees ‘American Idol’ Journey As A “Huge Success”

Although Nashville singer Tristan McIntosh was eliminated last night on American Idol, her journey on the show was a hands down success story. Just 15, McIntosh was able to grow as an artist during her AI experience and also showcase her talents to millions of viewers.

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Jennifer Lopez On ‘American Idol’ – “I’m Sad To See It Go”

One can expect a healthy share of nostalgia for the 15th and final season of American Idol, which premieres on FOX Wednesday, January 6. Keith Urban, Harry Connick Jr., and Jennifer Lopez return as the judges, and Lopez talked about the pride she feels in taking part in this iconic show.

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Clark Beckham & Carrie Underwood Give ‘American Idol’ Advice

The final auditions for American Idol’s last season is upon us, and for more information on the dates and cities that are still open to show your singing talents, click here. But before you head off for your audition, listen to some sage advice from American Idol vets Clark Beckham and Carrie Underwood.

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David Cook Teams With PledgeMusic For Upcoming Album

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Platinum selling recording artist David Cook has teamed up with PledgeMusic to release his fourth studio album. Best known for taking home the American Idol crown on season seven, Cook is enthusiastic about his latest collaboration.

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Keith Urban Talks “Raise ‘Em Up” & “American Idol” Ending

It was a big news week for American Idolas Fox announced that next season will be AI’s last. Although the landmark show has nurtured its share of successful artists, saying goodbye to American Idol isn’t going to be easy for Keith Urban.

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“American Idol” Elimination – Rayvon Owen Progresses With Open “Heart”

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AMERICAN IDOL XIV: Rayvon Owen performs on AMERICAN IDOL XIV airing Wednesday, May 6 (8:00 PM-10:00 PM ET/PT) on FOX. CR: Michael Becker / FOX. © FOX Broadcasting.

Rayvon Owen may have been eliminated last night on American Idol, but he’s positive about the road ahead. Though he missed the finale cut by one week, the Richmond, VA. native be part of the tour and doesn’t take his Idol journey for granted.

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Audio: “American Idol” Top 5 Artists Ready And Excited For Tour


The American Idol top five is set, as Jax, Rayvon Owen, Tyanna Jones, Clark Beckhamand Nick Fradiani are excited and locked in for their impending tour. We have audio sound bites and comments from the singers below.

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“American Idol” Artist Joey Cook Sets Sights On Revamped Album

Joey Cook’s inimitable flair and unmistakable talent will be missed, as she was voted off American Idol on Wednesday night as Rayvon Owen moved on to the top six. Cook, who brought a refreshing country spin to her rendition of “Somebody to Love,” handled her exit with her trademark verve and class.

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Caleb Johnson Talks “American Idol” Finale: “I’m Fine Either Way”

Last night’s American Idol finale (part one) pitted powerhouse singers Caleb Johnson and Jena Irene. Johnson, who was battling though a vocal chord hemorrhage, performed the tracks “Dream On,” “Maybe I’m Amazed,” and “As Long As You Love Me.”

“It was just like you were on planet Mars,” said Johnson after his performances. “It’s just like a different world. All these people in the audience – the lights, the music. It’s powerful.”

For host Ryan Seacrest, hosting American Idol is always a fresh experience. “It is always incredible to be on that stage and look at the 7,000 people cheering for those two individuals that made it this far. I looked over to Caleb and Jena at the top of the show when we first said hello and I said, ‘What do you think?’ They said ‘Oh my god I can’t believe how big this is.’ They did a good job.”

Click on the audio bar below to hear Caleb Johnson talk about being fine either way with tonight’s American Idol results:

Check out tonight’s American Idol results on Fox (8 pm et/pt).