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American Idol Finale: Team Kree

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It’s the big showdown on American Idol tonight with Kree Harrison vs. Candice Glover.

Kree has been consistent all season and there’s no denying her vocal talent. We’re Team Kree all the way, but we know no matter the results, she is going to have a great career!

Good luck to Kree tonight!

Idol airs on FOX at 8/7c. Don’t forget to vote after the show.

Check out this interview with Kree on what being the Top 2 means to her:

Keith Urban will not return to American Idol

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Reports out this week are indicating that country superstar Keith Urban, along with the rest of the judge panel, will no longer be a part of American Idol’s next season. Keith had left Australia’s version of The Voice to join American Idol this season. Host Ryan Seacrest will remain with the show, becoming the only original member of the cast from the first season that crowned Kelly Clarkson. The 13th season of American Idol will undergo massive changes to try and bring back in the viewers that it has been losing through the last few seasons – including ratings being down 22% this season alone.

As well as the judge changes, FOX will also change how its weekly themed nights will operate. The only thing that may be left that will still resemble American Idol will be the audition episodes. FOX is trying to bring back its core audience, which is believes is younger viewers, and they don’t think that the current judges are doing that.

The show has kick started the careers of country stars Kelly Clarkson, Carrie Underwood, Kellie Pickler, Lauren Alaina, Scotty McCreery, Casey James, Danny Gokey, Bucky Covington, Josh Gracin, and Kristy Lee Cook, among others. Who is your favorite American Idol star?

Kree Harrison Heads To American Idol Finale

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Kree vs. Candice!

It’s all-female finale on American Idol this season, and the first time a lady will take the Idol crown since Jordin Sparks in 2007.

The big showdown is next week, and we are very excited because our country girl, Kree Harrison, is finale bound! After saying good-bye to Angie Miller last night, Kree will be competing for the title against Candice Glover.

Keith Urban predicted during the season that we would see Kree as a member of the Grand Ole Opry someday. I definitely think we have a future country success story on our hands.

Congratulations on making the Top 2, Kree! We’re rooting and voting for you. Good luck next week!

Check out the performance video of Kree slaying Rascal Flatts’ “Here Comes Goodbye:”

Kelly Clarkson & Scotty McCreery Return to Idol

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Kelly Clarkson and Scotty McCreery return to the American Idol stage tonight!

The queen of American Idol will be debuting her new single, “People Like Us,” from her “Greatest Hits – Chapter One” album.

Idol’s favorite country boy will also be performing his new single, “See You Tonight.”

We can’t wait!

Tune in tonight on Fox at 8/7c!

American Idol Top 6 Poll

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American Idol is down to the Top 6. Five girls and 1 boy remain: Kree.. Angie.. Janelle.. Amber.. and Lazaro!

We want to know your favorite! Vote in our poll below….

American Idol Top 6

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Carrie Underwood to debut new single on Idol

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As we just announced on Twitter a few minutes ago, country superstar Carrie Underwood will debut her brand new single “See You Again” on American Idol on Thursday, April 4th, 2013. It’s the fourth single from her “Blown Away” album, which was co-written by Carrie, Hillary Lindsey, and David Hodges.

Catch Carrie’s performance on American Idol on April 4th between 8 pm EST and 9 pm EST on FOX. Will you be tuning in?

American Idol: Vegas Singoff Recap Part 1

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This is American Idol

In addition to the revamped judges’ panel this year including our own, Keith Urban, American Idol is changing things up a little bit with its new “Vegas Singoff” round. The Top 40, consisting of 20 girls and 20 guys, will take the stage to perform in front of a live audience before the judges narrow it down to a Top 20. Once a Top 20 is chosen, America takes over the voting again.

Ladies first! This week, the 10 girls started off the performances. Last night, the first 10 took the stage and the judges chose 5 to move on. Tonight, 10 of the guys will go and the judges will again pick 5 to stay. Next week, the process continues.

The first girls into the Top 20 are: Teena Torres, Kree Harrison, Angela Miller, Amber Holcomb, and Adriana Latonio.

Representing country music right now is Kree Harrison. Kree is an aspiring country singer who lives in Nashville and briefly had a record deal with Lyric Street. Last night, she sang Patty Griffith’s “Up To The Mountain.” I automatically compare covers of this song to Kelly Clarkson‘s breathtaking version that she wowed us with on Idol Gives Back in 2007, but Kree did a very good job with it and got a standing O from Keith & Nicki!

Kree was one of my favorites last night. Another was Angela Miller, who performed one of her original songs and continues to impress with her talent. I think they are two to watch this season!

My other favorite was country singer, Brandy Hotard. I think she has a great voice and was one of the best female contestants. Needless to say, I was very disappointed that she was eliminated and thought the judges made a mistake letting her go.

It’s been quite a while since a woman has won American Idol. Let’s see if the ladies have what it takes this season! Will they finally take the crown back from the guys?

Share your thoughts with us! Who was your favorite contestant last night? Did you agree with the judges’ decisions? Who would you have advanced to the next round?

Tune into Fox tonight at 8 p.m. est. to see the first 10 guys perform!

If you missed last night’s episode, here are videos of Kree and Angela’s performances:

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Kree Harrison – Vegas Singoff – American Idol 12 by IdolxMuzic

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Angela Miller – Vegas Singoff – American Ido 12 by IdolxMuzic

Calling All Kelly Clarkson Country Critics!

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If you are a frequent visitor of this website, you know that the staff here recognizes, appreciates, and, well, flat out loves us some Kelly Clarkson. We have always embraced her as a country music stepchild and, now, country music itself has made it more official and has clearly adopted her into their family. However, it seems that some country music fans out there are struggling with the genre’s “newcomer.” We would love to say we understand the conundrum, but we don’t. Maybe it is because we know Kelly’s relationship with country music isn’t nearly as new as people may believe. In fact, to us, it was only a matter of time before pop-rock, man bashing Kelly turned the corner and embraced her musical roots. So, for all of you nay-sayers out there, we have compiled a Top 10 list to show you just why Kelly Clarkson going country makes perfect sense.

Keith Urban Turned Down Idol

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Keith Urban has been a pretty busy back Down Under. He’s serving as one of the coaches for Australia’s version of The Voice. Maybe it was that experience in a reality show’s big chair that American Idol producers were attracted to when they approached Keith as a replacement on the new season of Idol. In an interview with a New Zealand radio station, Keith admits that he turned down Idol to work on his brand new album. He didn’t think he could do both and his priority was to get new music out to fans first.

Keith did admit that he’d love to do a second season of Australia’s The Voice, which he says there will be a second season, but his commitment is on if he can get his album completed first.

“They did reach out to us, but they’ve been reaching out to a lot of people. I think they’re still figuring out which way they’re going to go too.  All I can say right now is that I’m trying to make an album and it’s strange how these opportunities seem to come in one big loop. My priority right now is just making an album, that’s really gonna leading the charge right now.”

Keith will be working with people he’s never worked with before on his new album. He shares:

“I started writing with different people that I’ve never worked with before, so I’m really enjoying the process. This one’s different for me, I’m going about it a different way, I wanted to be in the studio with musicians and collaborative people I’ve never been in the studio with before. In many ways this is kind of like the first one of the next chapter, if you will. It’s a new thing for me.”

Are you excited for Keith’s new album? Would you have loved to see him on Idol? Let us know!

Just a Dream On

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All of you American Idol viewers out there know that, as sure as Randy Jackson is to call a contestant “Dawg,” Steven Tyler is just as likely to tell that contestant that he/she/the performance was “beautiful.” So, it should come as no surprise that Steven is releasing a new song, cleverly titled “Beautiful” (bet you didn’t see that coming!).

However, there is an unexpected addition to that announcement. You might also recall one of American Idol’s most beautiful contestants – both in looks and in vocals – Carrie Underwood. Carrie, one of country music’s biggest superstars, is teaming up with Steven on the new track, “Beautiful,” to create what Steven calls a “country-Western crossover ballad.”

I don’t know about all of you out there, but I feel like a duet like this could truly only be “just a dream” and that the rocker/country girl duo would say “dream on!” to anybody who ever predicted this pairing. However, that dream is becoming a reality when Aerosmith’s new album, “Music From Another Dimension!” is released in November of this year!