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Idol Illustrated with Clark Beckham By

Clark Beckham made it all the way to the finale on this just-wrapped season of American Idol, and he never compromised his artistic integrity, sticking to his guns for his...

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Idol Illustrated with Nick Fradiani By

Nick Fradiani just won Season 14 of American Idol, and Big Machine’s Scott Borchetta is about to put him to work. But somehow Nick still found time, the day after...

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Counting on Matt McAndrew: ‘The Voice’s’ New Breakout Star By

Matt McAndrew may have placed runner-up (to the also-worthy Craig Wayne Boyd) last season on The Voice, but he’s already shaping up to be one of the biggest stars to...

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Caleb Johnson on Life After ‘Idol’: ‘Interscope Didn’t Believe in Me’ By

While Season 13 American Idol champion Caleb Johnson had the quickest album release in the series’ history — his full-length debut, Testify, came out in August 2014, only three months...

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Idol Illustrated with Quentin Alexander By

Quentin Alexander had one of the most crazy and controversial runs in American Idol history, due to a heated verbal exchange between him and judge Harry Connick Jr. last Wednesday (an incident that likely...

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19 Great 1980s Music Videos Not Actually From the 1980s By

The 1980s was the golden age of music video. MTV was brand-new, there were no rules, and video directors dreamed in neon. It’s no wonder, then, that so many musical...

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Michelle Chamuel: A Truly Unique Voice By

Michelle Chamuel was never a typical reality show contestant. Openly gay, proudly nerdy, and deeply rooted in indie-rock and electronica, with two unsuccessful, unaired Voice auditions behind her, she seemed like the...

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Idol Illustrated with Joey Cook By

This week, Joey Cook was sadly eliminated from American Idol, but she leaves the show with great memories, great friends (especially her fellow New Orleans native, Quentin Alexander), and really...

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Greg Holden Goes From ‘Home’ to ‘Street’ With Touching Gay Rights Anthem By

British singer-songwriter Greg Holden is mainly known for “Home,” the Phillip Phillips song he co-penned with Drew Pearson, which became the most successful American Idol single of all time (with 5 million...

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Carl Barat Looks Back at The Libertines, Looks Ahead With The Jackals By

“With this band, every gig is like a battle. It feels like we’re going to war a little bit. Whereas with the Libertines, we go to war with each other,”...

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