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April 8th, 2016

La’Porsha Renae Should Have Won The Final Season Of ‘American Idol’

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Hasta la vista, ‘American Idol!’ Trent Harmon won the 15th and final season and I’m happy for him, but it should have been La’Porsha Renae. Here’s why!

Oh, Trent Harmon. I love him, I really do, but I wanted La’Porsha Renae to win. When Ryan Seacrest announced the results on American Idol last night, April 7, after an epic three-night finale and nationwide vote, I wasn’t the only one who was shocked that it was Trent.
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April 8th, 2016

Trent Harmon: Why I Fell Down After Winning ‘American Idol’ — Interview

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‘American Idol’ was definitely an emotional rollercoaster. Not only did it feature an insane amount of alum, it also crowned the person that could be the last winner ever. So, it’s no surprise he collapsed to the floor after the announcement!

Trent Harmon, 25, had to really focus on breathing after the American Idol finale! When Ryan Seacrest announced his amazing victory over La’Porsha Renae, 22, he fell to the ground in happiness — and he told us what exactly was going through his mind at that moment.
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April 8th, 2016

Mariah Carey Skips ‘American Idol’ Finale: Shading Jennifer Lopez?

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Notice anyone missing at the ‘American Idol’ finale last night? Longtime fans of the show might’ve realized that there was only ONE former judge who didn’t make an appearance in the series’ last episode..and she just so happens to have a longtime feud with current judge, Jennifer Lopez. Lookin’ at you, Mariah Carey!

In the two hour, six minute American Idol finale broadcast, Mariah Carey didn’t even make a one second appearance. Every other person who has served as a host on the show at least filmed a quick farewell note, but Mimi didn’t even make that effort! Could she have been throwin’ shade at her longtime nemesis and current judge, Jennifer Lopez!?
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April 8th, 2016

La’Porsha Renae: Did She Feel Like ‘Slacking Off’ Is Why She Didn’t Win?

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The final ‘American Idol’ winner has been crowned and — spoiler alert — it isn’t La’Porsha Renae! After she was criticized for ‘slacking’ in her performances, La’Porsha EXCLUSIVELY tells HollywoodLife.com if she feels like she dropped the ball and didn’t deserve to win!

American Idol is over and while Trent Harmon, 25, basks in his amazing victory, La’Porsha Renae, 22, is left to wonder what might have been. While some will say La’Porsha didn’t put her “best foot forward,” she EXCLUSIVELY tells HollywoodLife.com why she thinks she came in second place.
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April 8th, 2016

Kelly Clarkson’s Daughter Waves Goodbye To ‘American Idol’ In Cutest Video Ever

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Although Kelly Clarkson couldn’t attend the epic ‘American Idol’ finale in person, she did the next best thing! Taking to Twitter, the original ‘Idol’ winner shared the most adorable video ever starring her precious 1-year-old daughter, River. And seriously, this sweet clip will MAKE your day!

American Idol received one heck of a goodbye party on April 7 as the hit show aired its last episode. With epic performances from the likes of Carrie Underwood, 33, Jennifer Lopez, 46, and Keith Urban, 48, the series finale was in no short supply of star power. But the most memorable clip of the evening belonged to Kelly Clarkson‘s, 33, baby daughter River Rose Blackstock, 1. As the tot waved goodbye to the iconic show, she just completely melted our hearts!
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April 8th, 2016

‘American Idol’ Winner Trent Harmon: I’d Like To Be The Country Justin Timberlake

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Do we have the next Justin Timberlake on our hands? We spoke exclusively with ‘American Idol’ winner, Trent Harmon right after his big moment — and said he’s very ‘okay’ with becoming the next JT!

Scott Borchetta, the founder of Big Machine Music — and the man who discovered Taylor Swift, is ready to make Trent Harmon an even bigger star. He said after the American Idol finale that he wants to make him “the country Justin Timberlake” — so what did Trent tell HollywoodLife.com exclusively about about that?
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April 8th, 2016

Carrie Underwood & Keith Urban’s Epic ‘American Idol’ Finale Duet — Watch

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What a pairing! Keith Urban surprised the ‘American Idol’ crowd by bringing out a very special guest during his finale performance on April 7 — fellow country star and Season 4 winner Carrie Underwood! The stars sang an incredible duet and you can watch it over and over again right here.

Carrie Underwood33, knows how much she owes American Idol for her fame, so during the show’s series finale on April 7 she took the stage to sing not once…but twice! Besides her own solo performance, Carrie also joined Keith Urban for a duet we’ll never forget — check it out here.
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April 8th, 2016

Kelly Clarkson Performs Powerful Medley On ‘American Idol’ Finale — Watch Video

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The first ‘American Idol’ winner knows how to slay on stage! That’s just what Kelly Clarkson, 33, did when she performed a mashup of eleven of her hit songs on the finale. Watch the incredible performance here.

Kelly Clarkson kicked off her performance mini-concert with “Miss Independent,” the lead single from her 2003 debut studio album, Thankful. From there, she went into basically every Kelly anthem you loved! You have to watch here.
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April 8th, 2016

La’Porsha Renae Signs Record Contract With Scott Borchetta After Losing ‘Idol’

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Don’t shed too many tears for La’Porsha Renae after she came up short in the ‘American Idol’ finals. She’s already signed a record deal and promises to become a huge star!

While Trent Harmon may have taken home the title of our final American Idol, runner-up La’Porsha Renae is going to have the exact same career opportunities as she’s just signed to show mentor Scott Borchetta‘s Big Machine records. HollywoodLife.com spoke to Scott about his decision to make BOTH finalists into hitmakers.
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April 7th, 2016

Jennifer Hudson, Fantasia & LaToya London: The ‘Three Divas’ Reunite On ‘Idol’ Finale

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Okay, we officially have goosebumps! Jennifer Hudson, Fantasia Barrino and LaToya London, AKA the ‘Three Divas’ of ‘American Idol’ season three came together again for a breathtaking performance of ‘Bridge Over Troubled Waters’ at the finale. You’ve got to see this for yourself, here!

Jennifer Hudson, 34, Fantasia Barrino, 31, and LaToya London, 37, finally reunited on April 7 for the American Idol finale, and their performance of “Bridge Over Troubled Waters” was simply stunning. The “Three Divas” came together to perform for the first time since season three, and we’re so glad they did. See the amazing performance, right here!
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April 7th, 2016

‘American Idol’ Finale: Judges Shocked And Dumbfounded By Trent Harmon’s Win

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OMG! The ‘American Idol’ series finale was one for the ages, and when last person standing was Trent Harmon, the judging panel was left in total disbelief. Keep reading for their priceless reactions.

Whoa!  Keith Urban, 48, Jennifer Lopez, 46, and Harry Connick Jr., 48, were totally blindsided when 25-year-old Trent Harmon‘s name was called as our final American Idol. Their shock registered all over their faces and they simply could not contain their surprise after America voted for him over La’Porsha Renae!
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April 7th, 2016

‘American Idol’: Keith Urban Reveals What He’ll Miss Most About Working With The Judges

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So sweet! Keith Urban spent his last two years working hard alongside fellow judges Jennifer Lopez and Harry Connick Jr. Now he’s revealing EXCLUSIVELY to HollywoodLife.com what he’ll miss the most about two of his favorite people in the world.

Thanks to American Idol, Keith Urban, 48, has become best buddies to Jennifer Lopez, 46, and Harry Connick Jr., 48, and unlike the panels of years past where there was tons of tension (*cough* Mariah Carey and Nicki Minaj *cough*), these three stars bonded like glue. Now that the show is coming to an end, Keith shared with HollywoodLife.com EXCLUSIVELY what he’ll miss the most about his fellow judges.
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