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American Idol

American Idol (also known as American Idol: The Search for a Superstar) is a reality television singing competition created by Simon Fuller and produced by FremantleMedia North America and 19 Entertainment, which began airing on Fox on June 11, 2002. Part of the Idol franchise, it is a spin-off from the UK show Pop Idol. The concept of the series is to find new solo recording artists, and has since become one of the most popular in the history of American television. As of January 2011, it is the most-watched TV series in the Nielsen ratings and is the only program to have been number one for six consecutive seasons, surpassing All in the Family and The Cosby Show, which were both number one for five consecutive seasons.

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Articles About American Idol

American Idol host Ryan Seacrest arrives at the 86th Academy Awards in Hollywood
'American Idol' 2014 (Season 13) Review: Top 5 Results Update, Sam Woolf vs CJ Harris - Who Goes Home? Will Wildcard Jena Irene Win? [VIDEOS]

By IBTimes AU

"American Idol" 2014 (Season 13) will send home another Idol hopeful this Thursday, Apr. 24, on FOX. Sam Woolf and CJ Harris were the least stellar on the Top 6 night. Wildcard Jena Irene Asciutto continued to mesmerize the judges, even with some snafus. (4:42 am)

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'American Idol' 2014: Top 5 Finalists to be Revealed; Where to Watch Elimination Round Live

By IBTimes IN

The top five finalists of "American Idol" 2014 will be revealed on Thursday's episode, with one of the contestants set to be sent home, based on America's votes, after their live performances on Wednesday. The elimination episode will be telecast at 9:00pm EST Thursday on Fox. (2:01 am)

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Actor Stephen Amell is Oliver Queen in the DC Comics Adaptation "Arrow" on The CW
'Arrow' Season 2, Episode 20 Recap, Spoilers: Moira Queen First in Deathstroke's Revenge; Black Canary Leaves Oliver Queen [VIDEO]

By IBTimes AU

"Arrow" Season 2, Episode 20, titled "Seeing Red," aired on The CW on Wednesday, Apr. 23. Many fans are calling it the saddest Arrow episode ever. Moira Queen (Susanna Thompson) makes the ultimate sacrifice after the Black Canary ... (3:39 pm)

Singers and judges Urban, Lopez and Connick, Jr. pose at the party for the finalists of "American Idol XIII" in West Hollywood
'American Idol' 2014 (Season 13) Review: Top 6 Performs; Jena Irene vs Alex Watson vs Caleb Johnson [Watch Videos]

By IBTimes AU

"American Idol" 2014 (Season 13) Top 6 performs Wednesday, Apr. 23, on FOX. Wildcard contestant Jena Irene is among the frontrunners, alongside never-been-in-the-bottom Alex Watson and Caleb Johnson. There are only two girls left standing, and one of them was in the bottom two a week ago. (Apr 24)

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Singers and Judges Urban, Lopez and Connick, Jr. Pose with Host Seacrest and Producer Jackson at the Party for the Finalists of 'American Idol XIII' in West Hollywood
‘American Idol’ 2014 Spoilers: AI Season 13 ‘Finals Week 9 – Top 6 Sings Country and Rock’ Airs April 23 [WATCH VIDEO]

By IBTimes AU

Not one, but two - that is how the "American Idol" 2014 Top 6 finalists do it for Finals Week 9. The AI Season 13 spoilers reveal that the remaining Idol hopefuls will tackle two songs up on the stage for this week's theme. (Apr 23)

5 Things to Know About ‘The Vampire Diaries’ Ian Somerhalder's New Girl, Molly Swenson

By IBTimes AU

If the "Vampire Diaries" hunky actor is really dating Molly Swenson, here are the 5 things you need to know about the feisty young lady love (Apr 22)

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Demi Lovato New Tour Dates, 'Neon Lights' Tour in Australia Possible?

By IBTimes AU

After the success of the North American leg of her "Neon Lights" concert tour, Demi Lovato is hinting new tour dates this time in Australia? This was after more fans of the former Disney star used the social media Twitter to tell their idol to bring her concert tour in the Land Down Under. (Apr 22)

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'The Vampire Diaries' Ian Somerhalder has New Girlfriend, Nina Dobrev Heart Broken?

By IBTimes AU

The hunky actor is said to be getting it on with colleague Molly Swenson. (Apr 22)

Jena Irene
'American Idol' 2014: Top 6 Finalists to be Revealed; Where to Watch Elimination Round Live

By IBTimes IN

The top six finalists of "American Idol" 2014 will be known after Thursday's elimination round, with one of the seven contestants set to be sent home, based on America's votes, following their live performance on Wednesday. (Apr 17)

Mimi Faust's Sex Tape: Nikko Smith Denies Being the Co-Star

By IBTimes AU

However, according to a report by Hollywood Life, there might be just more than one Nikko Smiths in the industry. (Apr 16)

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