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Exclusive First Listen: Lauren Alaina Unveils 'Like My Mother Does' Single

by AOL Music Staff, posted May 26th 2011 1:00PM
Lauren Alaina, American Idol
Lauren Alaina's final performance on 'American Idol' last night, a duet with her 'Idol' idol Carrie Underwood, wasn't short on emotions. The pair sang the country vixen's "Before He Cheats," showing that runner-up Alaina can hold her own with the biggest of stars.

Over the past few weeks, 16-year-old Chattanooga, Tenn. native has made a name for herself as quite the Southern chanteuse, pulling influence from Carrie Underwood to Faith Hill. The singer's stage presence and vocal prowess has been undeniable, as the teen can hit the highest notes with grace and precision. When she sang her country single 'Like My Mother Does,' she inspired judge Steven Tyler to say "The first time I saw you I thought you were my 'American Idol,' and now I think America will find it to be true." Take a listen to 'Like My Mother Does' below, premiering exclusively at AOL Music.

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Exclusive First Listen: Scotty McCreery's New Single, 'I Love You This Big'

by AOL Music Staff, posted May 26th 2011 10:50AM
Scotty McCreery, American IdolOver the past weeks, newly crowned 'American Idol' Scotty McCreery has made a name for himself as quite the showman, pulling influence from arena star Garth Brooks. The 17-year-old Garner, N.C. native first picked up a guitar at the age of 10 and often impersonated Elvis Presley.

His performance of 'Gone' by Montgomery Gentry showed off the Carolinian's vocal range from Southern baritone to country-fried tenor. McCreery also hit all the right notes on his first single 'I Love You This Big,' a classic-sounding country tune, prompting Idol judge Jennifer Lopez to say McCreery was a "beautiful storyteller" and he facilitates the song with his heartfelt emotion.

Now McCreery is offering fans an exclusive first listen of his new single, 'I Love You This Big,' exclusively through AOL Music.

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'American Idol' Minors in Major Stage Moms (VIDEO)

by Elizabeth Chan, posted Feb 16th 2011 10:11PM

After opening up this season to 15-year-olds, the group auditions in Hollywood have more than just contestants ... they have their moms too!

A group of 15- and 16-year-olds found a great name for themselves. "The Minors" are getting ready for their turn on the 'Idol' stage, but not without some tutelage from their show moms. This was certainly not received well by another group who also sang Queen's 'Somebody to Love.'

The Minor's got to make major moves into the competition. And it goes to show, family support and youth are an unstoppable formula in the music industry. (The Jacksons anyone?)

'American Idol' airs Wednesdays and Thursdays at 8PM ET on Fox.

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Chris Medina Continues to Make Good For His Girl (VIDEO)

by Elizabeth Chan, posted Feb 10th 2011 11:58PM
To be a triple threat during 'American Idol' auditions you need three things: crazy hair, a sob story and unbelievable singing chops.

Chris Medina is exactly that triple threat, with a heartbreaking story to make both previously mentioned Paris and James' struggles look like fairy tale endings. Not surprisingly, this early 'Idol' favorite made it through the first round to continue through the Hollywood auditions

'American Idol' airs Wednesdays and Thursdays at 8PM ET on FOX.

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Justin Bieber, Be Warned! 'The Youngin's' Take Hollywood on 'Idol' (VIDEO)

by Elizabeth Chan, posted Feb 10th 2011 9:25PM

When 'American Idol' lowered the audition age to 15, the producers aimed to bring some youngin's that would make Justin Bieber look like old news.

They found exactly that with Hollie Cavanagh, Robbie Rosen and Jacee Badeaux.

Hollie Cavanagh brought her B-game to her initial audition and a wicked case of hives, but came on strong to make it through to the second round of Hollywood auditions.

Robbie Rosen was also impressive but Jacee Badeaux just might be the second coming of Justin Bieber!

Check out the future of the 'Idol' stage now!

'American Idol' airs Wendesdays and Thursdays at 8PM ET on FOX.

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'American Idol' Transformer Drew Beaumier Is More Than Meets the Eye! (VIDEO)

by Elizabeth Chan, posted Feb 9th 2011 11:10PM

In all of 'American Idol's' history, Drew Beaumier had hands down the best audition I have ever seen.

Sure we've seen some really strange auditions this year and in previous seasons, but when this 20- year-old drove into his audition as a HUMAN TRANSFORMER, all bets were off.

Built from scratch out of an actual "Power Wheels," Drew turns into a car and breaks into song:

"GET YOUR MOTOR RUNNING!"

I'm going to call Steven Tyler's bluff: Although he tried to play it like he didn't dig this guy, if you watch the clip again -- it seems he was tickled, in spite of himself.

'American Idol' airs Wednesdays and Thursdays at 8PM ET on Fox

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'American Idol' Nashville Auditions: An Idol Love Story (VIDEO)

by Elizabeth Chan, posted Jan 27th 2011 10:35PM

'American Idol' is a cut throat singing competition that breaks hearts, but for Rob Bolin -- he comes to his audition already bearing a broken heart, with the breaker in tow!

Rob Bolin and Chelsee Oaks are exs, who just happen to have made beautiful music together since day one. And Rob's voice carries the emotion and love that is just so obvious to the judges.

After listening to them both individually, it's pretty clear that Rob being single just might work out for him if he wins this whole competition.

Check out their audition for yourself!

'American Idol' airs Wednesdays and Thursdays at 8PM ET on Fox

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Ashley Sullivan's 'American Idol' Audition: A Whole Can of Crazy (VIDEO)

by Elizabeth Chan, posted Jan 19th 2011 11:30PM
It's not uncommon to watch contestants put forth their showbiz dreams in their auditions, but it seems that the state of New Jersey has opened up a can of crazy as far as 'American Idol' auditions go.

Ashley Sullivan aspires to be the first "showtunes pop star." (Has anyone told her this has been done already, as in 'Glee' or Liza Minnelli?)

But Ashley's got the drive and, frankly, disturbing desperation, to prove it. Check out her Britney Spears kind of 'Crazy' in the video below.

'American Idol' airs Wednesdays and Thursdays at 8PM ET on Fox

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Yohji Asano's 'American Idol' Audition: The New William Hung? (VIDEO)

by Elizabeth Chan, posted Jan 19th 2011 10:11PM

It's obvious that Yohji Asano a.k.a Yohji Pop has been imitating Michael Jackson for a while. Now, whether it has been since the age of two or in the womb, no one is quite sure. However, he's got the looks and as America is about to find out, the moves to prove it.

Or does he?

If anyone thinks that adding some Michael Jackson moves to Miley Cyrus' 'Party in the USA' would make it a better song, Yohji was about to prove them wrong. This might be one mashup we never want to see again.

Is Yohji 'American Idol' 2011's new William Hung?

'American Idol' airs Wednesdays and Thursdays at 8PM ET on Fox.

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Technical Glitches Plagued Yesterday's 'American Idol' Online Press Conference

by Catherine Lawson, posted Sep 23rd 2010 8:25AM

New Judges for 'American Idol 10'It's been reported that yesterday's live streaming 'American Idol' press conference was beset by technical glitches that at times prevented it from being seen or heard online.

According to The Hollywood Reporter, complaints started surfacing not long after the live stream was launched, and fans turned to social networking sites like Twitter to vent their frustration. The press conference was supposed to be shown via the show's offical website and its Facebook page as well as via UStream.TV.

However, UStream.TV remained offline the entire time and In some instances, Web users who visited any of the show's pages were hit with error messages that did not show a video stream. Other users reported video streams that worked, but without audio through most, if not all, of the fifteen-minute announcement.

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