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Monthly ‘Idol’ Roundup: August 2018

The dog days of summer are here and with school back in session, you’re surely going to need something to look forward to, whether its new music, a concert or a new season of Idol, we’ve got you covered with all the latest Idol news from this past month that will make your day fly by… […]

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Monthly ‘Idol’ Roundup: July 2018

With the Fourth of July this month, what could be more American than the singing show that brought us names like Kelly Clarkson and Carrie Underwood? They, along with the other star-studded list of American Idol alum, have been busy making new music, touring, and in their personal lives, so let’s find out more about what happened […]

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Monthly ‘Idol’ Roundup: June 2018

Last month, ABC’s version of American Idol crowned its first winner, and since then, the contestants from that season and every season that came before have been hustling with new albums, music videos, and covers — in addition to appearing at shows, awards, and even tying the knot. While it’s always good to catch up with […]

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Co-Founder’s Letter: Views From the Six

With the sixth anniversary of our site on June 16, what better time to reflect upon what it means to write for The Hudsucker than by hearing from our co-founder and senior writer, Andrew Rogers.

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Monthly ‘Idol’ Roundup: May 2018

Between American Idol‘s latest season wrapping up, summer tours and music festivals, and new music, there’s plenty happening in the lives of your favorite contestants from the Idol universe. There’s so much going on that it’s hard to keep up, but lucky for you we’ve compiled all the news from May and every upcoming event into one […]

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3 Memorable Moments From the ‘American Idol’ Finale

For American Idol fans, it may have felt like they’ve been holding their breath since the moment the show’s first season on ABC kicked off back in March. A million questions about the show’s return were begging for an answer, and as the competition played itself out over the course of the next two months, we […]

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3 Standout Moments From the ‘American Idol’ Performance Finale

It has been a whirlwind ride in what will become the American Idol franchise’s shortest season. The auditions began just over two months ago and introduced us to talent like Caleb Lee Hutchinson, Gabby Barrett and Maddie Poppe, who would go on to become the final three contestants vying for the show’s crown on Monday night. […]

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Album Review: Trent Harmon Bares His Soul With ‘You Got ‘Em All’

Perhaps we should have known all along that Trent Harmon would be a different kind of American Idol winner. When the Mississippi native was crowned the show’s “last” champion during its final season on FOX, his swan song was not the inspirational ballads of years’ prior, but instead a sultry number — entitled “Falling” — penned by […]

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3 of the Best Moments From ‘American Idol’ as Top 5 Perform Carrie Underwood Hits

As Ryan Seacrest himself said during American Idol‘s Sunday night broadcast, “it all comes down to this.” From the auditions, to the grueling test of Hollywood Week to the judges’ cuts and live votes, the Top 5 contestants would be narrowed down to just three based on the real-time results of America’s vote and those three […]

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3 of the Best Moments From ‘American Idol’ as Top 7 Pay Tribute to Prince

On Sunday night, American Idol fans were giving another two hours worth of performances to consider in deciding which five contestants deserved to advance from the Top 7. Once again, Idol opened the voting to the entire country during the two-hour broadcast and, after everyone had performed twice, the results were finally delivered. The contestants […]

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3 of the Best Moments From the ‘American Idol’ Live Top 10 Disney Show

It was a night to remember as American Idol transported us to the world of Disney during Sunday night’s show. After visiting the theme park in California, the contestants were mentored by Frozen star Idina Menzel before performing the Disney song of their choice. Judge Katy Perry even spent the night dressed as Snow White. But the tension […]

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Monthly ‘Idol’ Roundup: April 2018

There’s lots going on in the American Idol universe with the new season having just announced its Top 10, while also spotlighting Idol alum in their weekly “American Idol Icons” segment, all eyes are on the show and, by extension, its alumnus to succeed. With that in mind, many of the ex-contestants have been looking to make […]

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4 of the Best Moments From the ‘American Idol’ Top 10 Reveal

It’s hard to believe we’re already nearing the two-month mark in American Idol‘s triumphant return and have now learned the names of our Top 10. Last week, the judges put through the last seven members of the Top 14 and this past Sunday, they sang for America’s votes before advancing to the Top 10 — or, […]

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5 of the Best Moments From the Second Round of ‘American Idol’ Top 24 Performances

Last week, we saw the judges start to form the Top 14 for American Idol‘s new season by adding seven singers to its list of finalists. Cade, Catie, Jonny, Michael, Michelle, Dennis, and Gabby all earned their place in that elite group. This week, the remaining 12 semi-finalists performed solos and duets as well, but […]

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5 of the Best Moments From the First Round of ‘American Idol’ Top 24 Performances

During last week’s Monday night broadcast of Idol the judges announced the Top 24. This week, we got to see half of them perform solos on Sunday night and then duets with celebrity musicians on Monday night. As is always the case on the first night of the semi-finals, we saw some high highs and low […]

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