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How Simon Cowell Is Saving 'America's Got Talent'

Though the announcement of his position was initially surprising (and controversial) Howard Stern became a wonderful addition to the judging panel on America's Got Talent.
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'American Idol' Alum Rickey Smith Dead at 36

American Idol's Rickey Smith has died at the age of 36. The season 2 finalist was killed in a car accident.
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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' 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' Top 3 (Plus 1) Performance Rankings

The night of Top 3 performances was an odd bird as far as The Farewell Season goes, because there were some spectacular performances mixed in with a collection of bizarre choices.
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'American Idol' Top 4 Performance Rankings

The final Top 4 in American Idol history hit the stage to perform both a classic rock hit and a tune from the Sia songbook, and the results were largely underwhelming until two singers provided moments at the end.
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