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American Idol heads to Hollywood Week — for the very last time — on Wednesday (8/7c on Fox).
But don’t go getting all weepy about the wrecking ball heading toward The Only House That Owns a Copy of From Justin to Kelly — save your tears for the inevitable (and unexplained) disappearance of multiple front-runners in those “please step forward” montages.
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Before those horrors begin, I took the opportunity to rank the 20 most promising contestants headed to Hollywood Week in Season 15. Use it to refresh your »
But as Season 2 grad Clay Aiken points out in the following exclusive promo video of the reality behemoth’s farewell tour, the person who’s crowned the Season 15 champ come April 7 will earn a place as the omega to the Lady Clarkson’s alpha.
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Nearly 14 years have passed since the first season of American Idol. Yup, Kelly Clarkson has been in our lives for over a decade. The fifteenth (and final) season begins on Wednesday, and we're getting nostalgic about it - "it" being the show and the year 2002 in general (a gallon of gas cost $1.61. $1.61!). Here are some of the moments, people, performances and quirks from American Idol Season 1 that we almost forgot about. 1. Calling in to vote.Remember when the only way to vote for our favorite contestants was to pick up the telephone to call? Once again, we are confronted with »
- Maria Yagoda, @mariayagoda
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