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

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

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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).