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Chris Medina Performs New Single on 'GMA' (VIDEO)

by Donald Deane, posted Mar 4th 2011 12:15PM
Chris Medina Performs New Single on 'GMA'Ousted 'American Idol' hopeful Chris Medina performs his new single 'What Are Words' on 'Good Morning America' (weekdays, 7AM ET on ABC).

The song was written specifically for Medina by producer Rodney "Darkchild" Jerkins, who's worked with Michael Jackson, Britney Spears and the Black Eyed Peas among many others.

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Simon Cowell on the Current 'American Idol' Judges: 'I Was a Bit Kinder' (VIDEO)

by Jason Hughes, posted Mar 3rd 2011 2:44AM
Simon Cowell, 'The Tonight Show with Jay Leno'In case you were wondering, Simon Cowell has caught a few episodes of 'American Idol' this season. Of course, that led Jay Leno to ask him his thoughts about the show's continued success on 'The Tonight Show' (Wed., 11:35PM ET on NBC) in his absence.

"You always want to leave a show and it does better, right?" Cowell quipped. Close. The show is down slightly from last season, but certainly its decline has been less than in recent seasons.

Cowell got a few details wrong about ousted singer Chris Medina as well, though it does appear as if Medina's story touched him. When Leno asked him if he agrees the show is kinder and gentler, he cited Medina as evidence it isn't.

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Chris Medina Talks 'American Idol' Elimination on 'Regis and Kelly' (VIDEO)

by Donald Deane, posted Feb 28th 2011 1:15PM
Chris Medina Talks 'American Idol' Elimination on 'Regis and Kelly''American Idol' hopeful Chris Medina was philosophical about his elimination from the singing competition, noting his ouster was easier to take given the talented people surrounding him. And, he discussed the possibility of trying out for the show again on 'Live With Regis and Kelly' (weekdays, syndicated).

"It was alright, you know? I was in such prestigious company. Everyone there is phenomenal. So, it was okay," Medina said of his elimination.

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'American Idol' Chris Medina on Getting Kicked Off, J. Lo's Tears and Fiancee Juliana

by PopEater Staff, posted Feb 26th 2011 2:00PM
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Chris Medina captured the hearts of 'American Idol' fans everywhere this season -- so much so that even judge Jennifer Lopez cried as she eliminated him before the top 24 round.

Medina's tragic story began after the 26-year-old singer from Illinois got engaged to marry his longtime girlfriend, Juliana Ramos. But two months before the wedding, Ramos was in a major car accident that caused traumatic brain injuries and left her partially paralyzed. Medina not only continued the engagement, but took on duties as her primary caretaker. And he kept on singing ... all the way to 'American Idol.'

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'American Idol's' Chris Medina to Appear on 'The Tonight Show' Friday

by Catherine Lawson, posted Feb 24th 2011 7:55AM
Chris Medina on 'American idol'The judges on 'American Idol' routinely crush the hopes and dreams of aspiring singers, but last night it all proved too much for Jennifer Lopez as she broke down in tears after sending home early favorite Chris Medina.

But although Medina's 'Idol' journey is over, his TV one isn't. It's been announced that Jay Leno has won the battle of the talk show guest bookers, and Medina will perform on 'The Tonight Show With Jay Leno' Friday.

Rickey Minor and The Tonight Show Band will accompany Medina on "What Are Words" -- a song inspired by Medina's love story. The track, which was written and produced by Rodney Jerkins, will be available online later today.

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Chris Medina's 'American Idol' Elimination Reduces Jennifer Lopez to Tears (VIDEO)

by Jason Hughes, posted Feb 24th 2011 1:26AM
Chris Medina eliminated, 'American Idol'Perhaps because she's been told "No" so many times early in her own career, Jennifer Lopez has struggled with that part of her job all season long.

But no "NO" had such an impact on her when fan favorite Chris Medina was cut just short of the 'American Idol' (Wed., 8PM ET on FOX) Top 24.

His story of standing by his severely disabled fiancée touched America's heart, and his heartfelt performances touched the judges week after week. But it ultimately wasn't enough in the final moments, as the judges were faced with so many great competitors.

After letting him down, Lopez collapsed into tears, unable to continue. She seemed to be taking the cut worse than Medina.

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It's Chris Medina and Carson Higgin's 'American Idol' Prerogative to Sing Bobby Brown (VIDEO)

by Jason Hughes, posted Feb 17th 2011 10:33PM
Chris Medina on Bobby Brown's 'My Prerogative' - 'American Idol'You couldn't find two more disparate personalities among the 'American Idol' (Thu., 8PM on FOX) hopefuls than Carson Higgins and Chris Medina. While Higgins is outgoing and a little bit crazy, Medina is more thoughtful and introspective.

The differences were on full display when they shared the stage on Group Day. So Medina thought he'd found a way to stand out by choosing an unlikely song in Bobby Brown's "My Prerogative," and interpreting it with acoustic guitar in accompaniment.

Higgins upstaged him in energy and powerhouse vocals on Group Day, so he can't have been pleased to find out Higgins was also doing "My Prerogative."

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

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'Idol' Judges Tell Oprah How Chris Medina and His Girlfriend Touched Their Hearts (VIDEO)

by Nick Zaino, posted Feb 2nd 2011 6:25PM
'American Idol' judges on 'Oprah'Last week, 'American Idol' saw one of its most touching moments ever, when a 26-year-old contestant told the story of his fiancée, who suffered a severe brain injury in a car accident before they were to be married. Today, Randy Jackson, Jennifer Lopez, and Steven Tyler were on 'The Oprah Winfrey Show' (Weekdays, Syndicated) talking about his impact.

None of them knew exactly how badly injured Medina's fiancée was until she was brought into the audition room in a wheelchair. "It just broke our hearts," said Lopez, "and she was a huge Steven Tyler fan. She was so overwhelmed when she saw Steven. This is the great thing about this show. It's about the people, it's about human experience and dreams."

Oprah agreed, saying what motivates people at home to vote is identifying with the different contestants. "They see a little bit of themselves," she said.

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