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American Idol 10 Says Goodbye to Paul McDonald

Paul McDonald’s dreams of becoming a rock star has been cut short after America voted him out of the competition. He is the first male finalists who have been kicked out from the top 13.

The 25-year old rocker sand Maggie May for the last time on the Idol stage as requested by Jennifer Lopez. J-Lo, one of the most emotional judges in the history of the show, was close to tears while McDonald sang his final song.

After McDonald’s performance – his rendition of Old Time Rock and Roll – Wednesday, he landed on the bottom three spots with Stefano Langone and Haley Reinhart. Stefano was praised by the judges for pushing the envelope with his performance and they were all in shock when his was not sent back to the safety of the couch.

McDonald really put on a show Wednesday and Randy Jackson even said that he wanted to borrow his suite – a vibrant, sequenced red suite.  However, Steven Tyler was not very impressed and thought that his saxophonist out staged him.

One of the most successful Idol winners Kelly Clarkson also graced the show with her song “Don’t You Want to Stay?” She sang the song with Jason Aldean. Show host Ryan Seacrest took a beating from Clarkson after teasing her about her tweets saying that “Casey is delicious.”

Seven hopefuls remain in the game: Scotty Mccreery, Haley Reinhart, Jacob Lusk, James Durbin, Stefano Langone, and the youngest in the bunch Lauren Alaina. Meanwhile, Pia Toscano who was ousted last week supported her friends from the crowd.

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J.Lo Hailed Most Beautiful Woman by People Magazine

Singer and actress Jennifer Lopez was hailed most beautiful woman in the world by the People’s Magazine as inspired by her famous job on the high-rated television show and reality series “American Idol.”

The “American Idol” judge topped the yearly list of People’s Magazine. She joins former most beautiful people winners Beyonce Knowles, Halle Berry and Jennifer Garner.

Jennifer Lopez was left speechless upon hearing the result. However, she said she really felt proud and happy. In addition, she felt she has now the rights to appreciate the things she has accomplished.

She got married to Marc Anthony, a singer, and took a time off to give birth and take care of her twins in 2008. After that, she made her comeback as one of the judges in the latest season of “American Idol.” Since then, she has enjoyed rebirth of her popularity.

Her latest single “On the Floor” tops music charts, giving J.Lo her first Top 10 Billboard hit since 2003. Her record label let her go in 2010 because of disappointing sales. However, she is expected to release her newest album in about four years called “Love?” in May.

J.Lo is widely famous for her curvy figure and flawless skin. Her good looks is even attributed to her good personal life now. She has avoided the thin-look, which became popular a few years ago.

Since she signed up for “American Idol” last year, she has been the celebrity face of several products such as L’Oreal, Gucci children’s clothes collection, as well as Venus razors.

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Fantasia Back on American Idol Stage

Fantasia Barrino went back to the ‘American Idol’ stage on Thursday to perform her latest single ‘Collard Greens and Cornbread’ from her third album, ‘Back to Me.’

The ‘American Idol’ alumnus was wearing a sparkly red dress with a slit all the way up to her waist. Her hair is nearly blonde and curled up in front that fits the old-school sound of her single.

Fantasia said ‘Collard Greens and Cornbread’ is one of her favorite songs from her latest album. At the end of her performance, she said “Steven, I love you,” which was directed to Steven Styler, one of this season’s ‘Idol’ judge.

The night also featured other performances from Jamie Foxx and will.i.am, which brought the song ‘Hot Wings’ from the soundtrack of the upcoming movie ‘Rio.’

Barrino won the ‘American Idol’ title in 2004. She went through different triumphs and tribulations after winning the reality show and singing competition. Her recent scandal involved a cheating case between her ex-boyfriend Antwaun Cook and his wife Paula.

She o attempted suicide when she was about to promote her album. Barrino broke up with Cook and judge cleared her of a wrongdoing case filed by her ex-boyfriend’s wife.

On the show, two contestants were eliminated since Casey was saved last week. Naimi and Thia were sent home after their unspectacular performance of Katy Perry’s ‘Teenage Dream.’

Several ‘Idol’ alumni have returned to the familiar stage since they made it big. Some of them include Kelly Clarkson, Adam Lambert and Jennifer Hudson. Hudson performed on the show last week, singing her single ‘Where You At.”

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Kelly Clarkson Delays the Release of her Fifth Album until September

Kelly Clarkson said on her official Facebook page on Tuesday that the release of her fifth and untitled album will be postponed until September this year.

Clarkson’s fans will have to wait for a few more months before the singer’s new album will be released. According to the first season winner of the singing competition and reality show “American Idol,” her album has already been recorded, but cannot be released until then.

The singer has kept her fans updated on the progress of her new album through the networking site Facebook. On Valentines Day, the Texas singer said they will release the album after they have recorded the final song on February 25.

Although Clarkson is sorry to let her fans wait for quite a long time, she promises them that the whole set will sound great.

Last month, Clarkson also revealed on Facebook that her album was influenced by several artists whom include Aretha Franklin, Prince, Radiohead, Sheryl Crow, Stevie Wonder and Tina Turner. She assured her country listeners that there will be a bit of country influence on some of her songs.

Clarkson calls her album a “great pop record.” It was created with several songwriters and producers such as Eric Hutchinson, Howard Benson, Rodney Jerkins, Steve Jordan, and Toby Gad.

The date of the album’s official release will be announced soon, the Sony Music said in a statement.

Clarkson previously released her “All I Ever Wanted” album in 2009. It topped the Billboard 200 charts for two weeks with 913,000 copies sold based on the Nielsen SoundScan.

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Adam Lambert’s Comeback in “American Idol”

Adam Lambert, singer and actor from California, made a recent comeback on “American Idol” last Thursday. He performed his acoustic version of the song “Aftermath” on the same stage that brought him to fame a couple of years ago.

Earlier this year, several Adam Lambert fans have started to question when his new version of the song “Aftermath” will be released. Rumors have leaked passed Lambert’s birthday party in late January. Since then, few details have been released about the former “American Idol” contestant’s song.

On Thursday, Lambert returned to “American Idol” to perform the acoustic rendition of “Aftermath.” According to Lambert, the message of the song is about being true and honest to one self and to others. He said, it is about overcoming a difficult decision or taking the steps no matter how scary that is.

With the release of his song “Aftermath,” Lambert also helps an organization dedicated to prevent suicide among youths. For every download sold, the song’s proceeds will go to The Trevor Project. This provides life-line to several kids and teens on LGBTQ.

During an interview held after Lambert’s performance on “Idol,” he also commented on the recent issues involving Lady Gaga and her actions on the LGBT policy. He believes everyone has the right to do what he or she wants. But, he still thinks Lady Gaga is fantastic and that she has been doing great.

Lambert’s latest single “Aftermath” remix can be purchased exclusively on his official website. The song has a much more “dance” feel than the first version recorded for Lambert’s “For Your Entertainment” debut.

Aftermath - For Your Entertainment (Deluxe Version)

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American Idol’s Chris Medina Debuts His First Single

Chris Medina, an American Idol contestant who just got eliminated from the Top 24, is already achieving his recording dreams with the launch of his first single entitled “What Are Words.”

“What Are Words” is a song ballad written specially for Medina by Rodney Jerkins, a Grammy-winning producer. The video, which came out on 19 Recordings through Interscope, has already garnered more than a million views on Vevo.

At the “Idol” auditions, he sang his moving rendition of the song “Breakeven” by The Script. He touched the heart of the judges and millions of TV audience members worldwide not only because of the song he performed, but as well as his emotional personal back-story.

Medina, 26-years-old, worked as a coffee maker at Starbucks before he tried out at the singing contest and reality series, American Idol. Apart from that, he also cares for her fiancée, Juliana Ramos whom suffered a traumatic brain injury. Ramos got into a car accident just few months before their planned date to get married.

The “What Are Words” music video features the home videos of Ramos, including the recorded video of Medina’s proposal in the coffee house. Some old photos of the happy couples were also included.

Just before the “Idol” finalists were announced, Medina was eliminated because of his less fantastic performance of a classic song by the Beatles. His elimination caused too much grief for Jennifer Lopez, one of American Idol’s judges.

During a radio show, Medina was presented with $35,000 by Ryan Seacreast. It will go to the foundation to help his fiancée recover. A percentage of the song’s iTunes sales will also be given to the Juliana Recovery Fund.

What Are Words - Single - Chris Medina

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Fox Television Transfers “American Idol” to Wednesday Slot

The Fox television network revealed a midseason overhaul to its primetime lists of shows, as well as the big shift for the number 1 rated singing competition, American Idol, on Friday.

American Idol has 2 weekly shows at Fox Television. The first part has been aired every Tuesday, while the second part has been showed one day after. However, the shift gives way for the television company to launch a new set of Tuesday night comedies headed by its musical show, “Glee.”

Glee is a story of young adults involved in a high school singing organization. According to Fox television, the show will now be aired every Tuesday, followed by a sitcom “Raising Hope” and a new relationship comedy show, “Mixed Signals.”

American Idol also takes part on this big change as they reveal their new judges Jennifer Lopez, as well as Steven Tyler. They will debut on Wednesday, January 19. The second night wherein the contestants will be eventually eliminated will be aired on Thursday.

Fox is also planning to launch a new animated comedy show, “Bob’s Burgers,” which includes a story of a man, his family and their burger restaurant. The show will start on January 9, Sunday even though Fox is prevented to air animated shows that include “The Simpsons.”

Other great programs that Fox will bring this month of January and February include a police drama, “The Chicago Code,” and another comedy show, “Breaking In.” This will take part on the middle point of 2010-2011 U.S TV season.

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