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'American Idol' Nears The End Of Its Long Lifespan

1/8/2016
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American Idol's 15th and final season premieres on Wednesday. Pop culture writer Linda Holmes tells NPR's Rachel Martin about its legacy, why it was so good for so long, and why it's coming to an end. (NPR 2016)

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Fox Announces 'American Idol' To End After 15 Seasons

1/8/2016
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Ahead of its fall programming presentation to advertisers, Fox announced Monday that the 15th season of American Idol, which will begin in January 2016, will be the last. (NPR 2015)

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The End Of 'American Idol'

1/8/2016
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Fox announced today that the 15th season of American Idol will be the end of the road for what was once the biggest show on TV. (NPR 2015)

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Kelly Clarkson: A Pop Star Survives

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Clarkson has come a long way since winning the first American Idol way back in 2002, but the road hasn't always been easy. (NPR 2012)

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Kelly Clarkson's Vocals Keep Getting 'Stronger'

1/8/2016
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The former American Idol winner has just released her fifth album, Stronger. Rock critic Ken Tucker says the record doesn't contain Clarkson's strongest material, but still shows off her powerful vocal cords. (NPR 2011)

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Ruben Studdard Tells What Happens The Day After 'Idol'

1/8/2016
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Ruben Studdard wowed the judges and the American public when he won American Idol in 2003. NPR's Rachel Martin speaks with Studdard about his Idol win and what life and music has been like since. (NPR 2014)

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Ruben Studdard's Big Career

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American Idol veteran Ruben Studdard is an unlikely candidate for a recording contract. He's not buff and glamorous, but his latest single -- "Sorry 2004" -- is currently ninth on the Billboard Hot 100 chart. Studdard is from Birmingham, Ala., where his mother is a second grade teacher and his father teaches auto body and collision technology. NPR's Elizabeth Blair speaks with Studdard. (NPR 2004)

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Fantasia Inspires Fans, Brings Love To 'The Color Purple'

1/8/2016
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Many remember Fantasia Barrino as Season Three winner on the hit reality television singing competition American Idol. Now, Fantasia stars as Celie in the Washington, D.C., run of The Color Purple. Host Michel Martin speaks to the electrifying singer about American Idol, her role on Broadway, motherhood, and the role of Celie has changed her life. (NPR 2009)

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American Idol Winner Fantasia Barrino

1/8/2016
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Fantasia Barrino made a name for herself as a top prize winner on the television show American Idol. She talks about her new book, Life Is Not a Fairy Tale, in which she writes about her life as a single parent.

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Carrie Underwood: Country's 'Good Girl' Goes Dark

1/7/2016
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The American Idol winner is now a superstar, tied with Reba McEntire for the most No. 1 singles by a female country artist. Her fourth album, Blown Away, is a little stormier than her previous work. (NPR 2012)

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Carrie Underwood Interview

1/7/2016
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(Bama, Rob, & Heather 2012)

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An Album from an 'Idol'

1/7/2016
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Taylor Hicks won last year's season of American Idol, the Fox television show where the audience chooses the singer they like best. The Birmingham, Ala., native got more than 63 million votes. But it's one thing to win a nationwide talent contest. It's quite another to launch a singing career, which Hicks has done on his self-titled debut. (NPR 2007)

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Sparks Wins 'American Idol' Title

1/7/2016
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Jordin Sparks is the latest American Idol winner. The show's continuing popularity is reflected in the more than 609 million votes cast over the course of the TV season for various candidates on the musical talent show. (NPR 2007)

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Kris Allen Beats Adam Lambert For 'Idol' Crown

1/7/2016
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It was an American Idol upset. Underdog Kris Allen beat out Adam Lambert to take the title after nearly 100 million viewer-votes were cast. (NPR 2009)

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Phillip Phillips Interview

1/6/2016
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Janet & Nick talked to Phillip Phillips (Kiss 98.5 2014)

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