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'American Idol:' 10 of the Competition's Freshest Faces

by Hilary Rothing, posted Apr 4th 2011 2:00PM
With the age requirement lowered to 15, 'American Idol' is all about discovering young talent ripe for the picking this season.

But 'Idol' has always had a knack for uncovering fresh-faced talent, as evidenced by these 10 young superstars who've proven that you're never too young to start wailing on a little 'Dreamgirls.' (We're looking at you, David Archuleta!)

Here are our picks for 'American Idol''s 10 freshest faces and a look back at their places in 'Idol' history.

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Our Eight Favorite TV Davids

by Jane Murphy, posted Mar 3rd 2011 4:00PM
David DuchovnyThe name David is king on TV, or nearly. Remember 'Starsky & Hutch'? Starsky's first name was David (who knew?). 'Dave' has had its own sitcom ('Dave's World', the '90s show starring Harry Anderson), and it is a go-to name for talk (nighttime's David Letterman and David Susskind, 'This Week''s David Brinkley and 'Today''s founding father, Dave Garroway).

One of the biggest TV stars of the last two decades, David Duchovny, (at right) once scored an Emmy nomination playing "David Duchovny." The 'X Files' and 'Californication' star made a riotous appearance on 'The Larry Sanders Show,' playing a side of "himself" that was strangely attracted to Larry.

Let's take a look at more TV Davids, Daves and, yes, even Davys.

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'Idol' News Beat: David Archuleta Latest Idol to Lose Record Deal

by Hilary Rothing, posted Feb 18th 2011 5:50PM
David Archuleta is the lastest 'Idol' album to get dropped from his label, in what seems to be a growing trend these days. Just a few weeks ago, word spread that former 'Idol' golden boy Clay Aiken was let go from his label, Decca. If true, Aiken and now Archuleta follow in the heavy footsteps of Taylor Hicks and Rubben Studdard, also dropped from their respective labels.

After his 2008 debut record went platinum, Archuleta was unable to follow-up the sucess with his latest album, "The Other Side of Down." The album, which was released on October 5th has sold around 63,000 units. The good news (I guess) is that Archie is still signed to 19 Entertainment, for now.

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David Archuleta Talks New 'Idol' Judges on 'Regis and Kelly' (VIDEO)

by Donald Deane, posted Oct 6th 2010 4:45PM
'American Idol' runner-up David Archuleta appeared on 'Live With Regis and Kelly' (weekdays, syndicated) to perform live and promote his new album 'The Other Side of Down,' and, inevitably, he was asked to weigh in on new 'Idol' judges Jennifer Lopez and Steven Tyler.

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David Archuleta Assists in a 'Tosh.0' Web Redemption (VIDEO)

by Aimee Deeken, posted Aug 26th 2010 8:20AM
David Archuleta on 'Tosh.0'For the latest web redemption on 'Tosh.0' (Wed., 10:30PM ET on COM), Daniel Tosh chose to reward some sorely disappointment preteen girls, who screamed in agony when David Archuleta lost the 'American Idol' title to David Cook.

The host told them that they'd get to meet the singer. But he lied. However, Archuleta did give them a gift, and a map through which to find it.

Cut to a barren land, a dirt road, electricity pylons and a box. Otherwise known as the last scene in 'Seven.' The girls scream "What's in the box?!" -- in the way that Brad Pitt pleaded with Morgan Freeman.

So... what's in the box?! Check out the video.

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SomethingPitchy Broadcast Exclusive: Interview With 'Idol' Alum David Archuleta

by Andrew Scott, posted Jun 2nd 2010 5:22PM

Today, season 7 runner-up David Archuleta paid a special, jam-packed visit to the SomethingPitchy studio to promote his new memoir, 'Chords of Strength.'

Among the many topics discussed in this 43-minute-plus interview: The inspiration behind writing a book, details on his upcoming CD, his thoughts on 'American Idol' season 9 and a look back at some of his most memorable tweets.

When will his next CD hit shelves? And will he go on tour after it's released? Find out by watching our exclusive video interview below, then be sure to post your reactions in the comments section below.

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'Idol' Deja Vu: Season 9 Contestants and Their Previous 'AI' Doppelgangers

by AOL TV Staff, posted Feb 19th 2010 5:05PM
Aaron Kelly and David Archuleta
When the ninth season of 'American Idol' kicked off this January, it was clear that the magic that's made 'AI' one of the highest-rated shows in TV history remained untarnished. But, of course, nearly a decade into the show's run, a few familiarities were inevitable. Some of 'AI''s nearly 28 million viewers may have had a sense of déjà vu after being introduced to season 9's new hopefuls, noting that they seemed eerily similar to past season's contestants ... and we don't mean "Bikini Boy" vs. Bikini Girl.

We've handicapped the remaining contestants' and recent castoffs' chances for pop success based on the qualities that remind us of some of our favorite past winners and wannabes.

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Great Moments in Paula Abdul History, Part 2: the mysterious second song

by Bob Sassone, posted Aug 7th 2009 6:00PM
Yesterday we had video of Paula Abdul's weird live interview with a Seattle TV station, and here's another American Idol classic: Paula judging a song that contestant Jason Castro didn't even sing. I love Ryan Seacrest's look offstage that says "what the hell is going on?"

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American Idol: 2 of 7 go home

by Jane Boursaw, posted Apr 23rd 2009 12:24AM

American Idol - Lil Rounds and Anoop Desai go homeTwo of the seven remaining contestants on American Idol went home this week. And this time, they actually did go home. It seems like the producers have been trying to psych us out all season, throwing as many surprises as they can to keep the show fresh. Not so tonight. Two went home, and it was no surprise to me who those two were.

But first, we got to see some behind-the-scenes stuff as the Idols prepared for their group number. When Ryan said they called on a huge name in the choreography world for this week's group number, I was pleasantly shocked to see that it was Paula.

It was nice to see her dance again. Makes me want to go back and watch some of her vintage music videos. Thinking about it also took my mind off the goofy disco outfits the Idols were wearing. Anoop had quite the George Michael look going.

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American Idol: Phoenix auditions (season premiere)

by Kona Gallagher, posted Jan 14th 2009 12:25AM
(S08E01) it's that time of year again: American Idol auditions. It's the good, bad and tone-deaf all vying for their chance to be the next Taylor Hicks! Or... you know, someone else. So let's get started:

We open up with a really weird slow-motion retrospective of notable past auditions to "It's a Wonderful World." I always forget how skinny and young Clay was. Seacrest has changed a lot too-- and informs us that "THIS is American Idol" from what looks to be a perch on the edge of the Grand Canyon.

Oh my God. They're showing that amazing video of those little girls completely losing it over David Archuleta not winning last season. I am laughing so hard right now. This is officially the best episode of American Idol ever.

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Best 'American Idol' Performances Ever

by AOL TV Staff, posted Jan 6th 2009 6:00AM
Kelly ... Ruben ... Carrie ... David ...

They may all own the title of 'American Idol,' but winning is one thing -- turning in one of the show's most memorable performances is something else entirely.

We scoured through the past seven seasons to come up with the 16 best. Then YOU, the fans, voted for the No. 1 greatest 'Idol' performance of all time. See who topped the list.

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Seventeen random thoughts about TV - VIDEOS

by Bob Sassone, posted Nov 10th 2008 2:17PM
Suze Orman1. I really enjoy Suze Orman's show (it's a major part of my Saturday night, which tells you a lot about my social life), especially the "Can I Afford It?" segment, where viewers call in to get her OK to buy something like a sports car or a Lear jet or a coffee maker. But I was wondering, what if someone called in and asked, "Suze, I don't have a job and I have student loans to pay off, but I'm thinking about buying 100,000 copies of your latest book, can I afford it?" What would she say then?

2. Two different TV shows in the past week, one a news program that had an analysis of the election and one a design show, used the phrase "do the math." I don't want to do the math. That's why I got into writing.

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Out of the Blogosphere

by Bob Sassone, posted Aug 2nd 2008 11:38AM
WWDDD?What's happening on other blogs via the interweb.

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Idol has its claws in David Archuleta

by Anna Johns, posted Jun 4th 2008 4:26PM
david archuletaDavid Archuleta is American Idol's bitch. Like the other contestants, he signed an incredibly restrictive contract. All of his public appearances and performances are closely monitored and approved by AI managers.

That became painfully clear for Archuleta and his rabid fans in Salt Lake City this week when the runner-up was forced to cancel a 'Thank You' concert. It was to be this Friday night and the proceeds were to go to charity. But American Idol nixed the whole thing because of Archuleta's "contractual obligations" to the show. It was an Idol-sanctioned event. Plus, Archuleta is scheduled to begin touring with his co-contestants on Saturday.

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AI7 Report Card: The season that was

by Jason Hughes, posted May 27th 2008 1:03PM
AI7 Top 12We scoured the earth (and the archives at various record companies for failed projects that showed vocal promise) to create the greatest assemblage of singing talent American Idol has ever seen! So what happened? After last year's virtual snooze-fest, how did a season that truly did give us perhaps the greatest depth of talent we've ever seen (an argument could be made for Season Five) give us such lackluster shows?

After Sanjaya-gate last year, the biggest controversy to come out this year was that finalist David Hernandez used to be a stripper and David Archuleta's dad might be a Mr. Meany-Pants. And we got to be pissed that Kristy Lee Cook outlasted the likes of Michael Johns. Not until we got to the finale of Davids did things get really intense.

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