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Derek Hough, Jennifer Hudson and More Join NBC's 'Hairspray Live'

The cast for NBC's next live musical event, Hairspray, is starting to fill out with reality TV stars, comedians and a Tony winner.
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The 35 Best Performances from 'American Idol' Season 15

The American Idol train finally chugged its way into the station, capping off a fantastic season with the coronation of Trent Harmon as the final champion.
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'American Idol' Series Finale Recap: And the Winner is...

The annual American Idol journey follows a long and bumpy road, and writing about it as many as three to four times a week for the better part of five months can be an arduous undertaking.
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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.
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'American Idol' Series Finale Predictions: Who Will Win Season 15?

The final performances have been delivered. The votes have been cast. And now all that's left is to watch a nostalgia-filled series finale and crown the final winner of American Idol.
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'American Idol' Top 2 (Plus 1) Performance Rankings

The final meaningful performances are now locked away in the annals of American Idol lore, and boy oh boy what a night it was.
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'American Idol' Recap: The Final 2 Sing for Your Votes

After 15 seasons and hundreds of thousands (probably millions) of hopefuls later, the final votes in American Idol history are about to be cast as the last two combatants square off on the big stage at the Dolby Theater.
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How Did 'American Idol' Change the Lives of Its Fans?

On June 11, 2002, a brand-new reality competition series, imported from the UK, made its debut on FOX.
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