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Idol Gives Back Charity Special

What to look forward to tonight: Update: Ryan just announced that tonight’s elimination will be THE MOST SHOCKING IN IDOL HISTORY….Plus, they got over 70 million votes last night. Kelly Clarkson singing with Jeff Beck

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Top 6 Performance

Cold opening – Ryan is standing in the control room looking very serious. “Tonight, ” he says, “We are presenting a very special show. We’ve got the same 3 judges, the same 6 finalists (Each

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Top 6 Song Spoilers

ETA:   Kirsten just posted this blog from Access Hollywood  in comments.   It contains a very detailed account of tonight’s show.   A couple of interesting tidbits not mentioned anywhere yet: News Corp which

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Season Six News

Sanjaya Malakar’s recent elimination puts him at the top of the Idol news food chain.   He’ll be making the rounds of the talk shows next week, including the usual suspects–Ellen and Regis and  Kelly.

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Idols on Oprah

Simon Cowell and the Top 6 were Oprah Winfrey’s guests today on her show.   Simon answered Oprah’s questions via satellite from  Las Vegas.   His  top 2 Idols are Melinda Doolittle  and Jordin Sparks,

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Top 7 Results

Martina McBride performs Anyway, from her newly-released album,  …Waking Up Laughing…   Tonight’s super-speshul elimination gimmick as explained by Nigel Lythgoe to TV Week,   …Im going to split the group into the highest voting

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TV Week Interview: The Top 7

Chuck Ross of  TV Week interviews producer Nigel Lythgoe about this week’s Top 7 performance show. Nigel explains tonight’s results show gimmick, “I’m going to split the group into the highest voting group and the

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Top 7 Performance

It was a little awkward, but I suppose something  needs to be said before  an  event  as inconsequential and  trivial in  the Big  Scheme of Things as  American Idol gets underway tonight.   Ryan stands

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Idols in the News

This week’s Entertainment Weekly features  a story on American Idol Season 6, which they call the “weirdest season ever.”   That’s an apt description.   The  article (it’s online  too) features interviews with assorted producers

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Top 8 Results

J Lo sings a cut from her new Spanish Language album…. And a whole bunch of lame filler stuff, as tonight’s show expands to 1 hour. Bottom 3: Phil Stacey Haley Scarnato Chris Richardson Going