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Harry's Music School: We test the 'Idol' finalists on their music knowledge -- VIDEO

Harry Connick Jr. quickly got the nickname “Harsh Harry” after joining the judging panel for the 13th season of American Idol for his brutally honest critiques and comments. However, the Grammy-winner also introduced many new musical terms and phrases that some viewers at home (and even other judges) were unfamiliar with. Now that Caleb Johnson has been declared the winner, we wanted to test him and some of the other Idol finalists and see if they can pass Harry’s Music School. Watch and test yourself below: READ FULL STORY

Ryan Seacrest sings on 'American Idol' for the first time in 13 seasons -- VIDEO

They say those that can, do; those that can’t, host.

Over the past decade, Ryan Seacrest has almost single-handedly reinvented the role of TV host by expanding his brand beyond American Idol, where he got his start in front of the camera. Of course, all of that time with a mic has only been spent introducing singers and performances — and not one of his own. That all changed last night on the two-hour finale of Idol, which drew over 10 million viewers, likely beating out the Survivor finale on CBS (after nationals are released later today). That’s probably because the show featured several all-star musicians like KISS and for the first time ever, a judges musical collaboration. And then this happened. After being introduced by Randy Jackson and his family, for the first time ever, Ryan Seacrest actually sang on American Idol. He performed “Right Here Waiting For You” with Richard Marx, a throwback to Ryan’s first concert when he was younger. Watch and listen below, but not to worry — Ryan already apologized. READ FULL STORY

'American Idol' 2014: And the Winner is...

It was the wildcard versus the wild child last night as young rockers Jena Irene and Caleb Johnson battled and belted it out to become the next American Idol.

After an epic two-hour grand finale with performances from KISS, Demi Lovato, Jason Mraz alongside the Idol contestants and even Ryan Seacrest himself among others, the winner of season 13 was announced.


'American Idol' 2014: Who made it into the finale?

After three months of live competition, we have finally made it to the last two men (or girl) standing on American Idol. With Jena, Alex, and Caleb all giving three solid performances Wednesday night against nerves, drums, hydraulic lifts, and bronchitis, it would be a controversial choice no matter who America had picked.

WARNING! Spoilers ahead about tonight’s elimination! READ FULL STORY

'American Idol' 2014: And the Top 3 are...

Love was in the air Wednesday night for the final four competitors on American Idol with the finale less than two weeks away and no more tricks or twists up Ryan’s sleeve. One more singer of course didn’t get as much love from the audience and was sent home.

WARNING! Spoilers ahead from tonight’s elimination!


Watch Jennifer Lopez gets the 'goosies' over and over on 'Idol' -- VIDEO


In her three seasons as a judge on American Idol, Jennifer Lopez has had her fair share of comments — both for the show’s contestants and for the different men sitting beside her on the panel. But it seems that whenever J. Lo really enjoys a performance, her body is the first to know.

Luckily, she always lets the audience know about her nightly “goosies” — and we’ve put together a supercut of those moving moments:


'American Idol' 2014: And the Top 4 are...

It was all in America’s hands last night as the audience chose songs for the final five contestants to sing and then ultimately vote for their favorites like usual. But a “shocking” twist almost changed everything.

WARNING! Spoilers ahead about tonight’s show!


'American Idol' 2014: And the Top 5 are...

For the first time, the contestants got to sing two solo songs Wednesday night, one country and one rock ‘n roll. With too many guitars and not enough personality, the final six continued to make similar mistakes from week’s past. And now that mistake may prove fatal as one more singer was unplugged for good.

WARNING! Spoilers ahead about tonight’s elimination!


'American Idol' 2014: And the Top 6 are...

This week was a nice reminder that American Idol is still a competition, as each contestant chose their song from a list of competitor’s picks. The Alabama trio of Dexter, C.J., and Jessica didn’t fare too well with their Lady Antebellum trio performance that Harry called “not good.” With only a bottom two, how did things end up for the top 7?

WARNING! Don’t read any more if you don’t want to be spoiled by tonight’s results! READ FULL STORY

'American Idol LIVE!' to kick off 41-show concert tour in June

Right now they may still be competitors, but this summer the American Idol finalists are once again coming to a town near you!

American Idol LIVE! will begin a 41-show concert tour Tuesday, June 24, in Binghamton, N.Y., featuring the season 13 top ten: C.J. Harris, Jena Irene, Caleb Johnson, Jessica Meuse, MK Nobilette, Alex Preston, Dexter Roberts, Majesty Rose, Malaya Watson, and Sam Woolf. READ FULL STORY

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