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Bipolar ‘American Idol’ Contestant Shelby Tweten Inhabits Carrie Underwood’s ‘Temporary Home’

It’s been a Carrie Underwood-centric day in the country community. Fresh off today’s announcement that her new single ‘Good Girl‘ is due to drop at radio next month, one of Underwood’s songs was performed on her former stomping grounds of ‘American Idol.’

Teenage singer Shelby Tweten, who hails from Mankato, Minn., inhabited Underwood’s ‘Temporary Home’ during her audition in Aspen, Colo. for Season 11 of ‘Idol.’

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Scotty McCreery Gets Accepted to College

It’s been a whirlwind and well-documented year for Scotty McCreery with his ‘American Idol‘ win, his No. 1 hit album ‘Clear As Day,’ his busy touring and interview schedule and the time he reserves for family and friends. He’s also going to continue to mix work with school, as he has applied to several colleges — and has just revealed that he’s been accepted to East Carolina. Must be fun to fill out those tedious applications and write those corresponding essays all the while being pranked while on tour with notorious jokester Brad Paisley.

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Jason ‘Wolf’ Hamlin Impresses ‘American Idol’ Judges With Johnny Cash’s ‘Folsom Prison Blues’

The final contestant to earn a golden ticket during ‘American Idol‘ on Sunday night was 24-year-old Jason Hamlin. His friends call him ‘Wolf,’ and it’s easy to see why. The golf course mechanic is a larger, much hairier Johnny Cash lookalike.

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2012 ‘American Idol’ Season to Start in January

It’s that time again, country fans! The 2012 season of ‘American Idol’ will kick off this January. It’ll be the show’s 11th season and let’s hope that this season follows the same trajectory as the last, when the final two contestants were country artists! Will Scotty McCreery‘s heir apparent make it to the top? Will we find our next Lauren Alaina? It’s certainly an exciting prospect, since country music dominated the show last season. That trend could very well continue into 2012.

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‘American Idol’ Confirms Judges Jennifer Lopez, Steven Tyler, and Randy Jackson Will Return Next Season

During an appearance on Ryan Seacrest’s radio show on Wednesday, ‘American Idol’ producer Nigel Lythgoe confirmed judges Jennifer Lopez, Steven Tyler, and Randy Jackson would be back for season 11 of the show.

“I am delighted to say that all three judges, along with the brilliant host of ‘American Idol’ are back for the next season,” he told Seacrest, who happens to be the aforementioned “brilliant host” of ‘Idol.’

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‘American Idol’ Stars Scotty McCreery and Lauren Alaina Remain Coy on Dating Rumors [VIDEO]

They’re tourmates and ‘American Idol’ alums — but are Scotty McCreery and Lauren Alaina also something more? It’s a question they’ve been asked repeatedly lately, and one they’ve done a great job of refusing to answer.

McCreery and Alaina continued their obfuscation during a recent appearance at the Google campus, dodging yet another volley from the ‘are they or aren’t they?’ camp when the subject came up as part of a series of questions about their feelings on Google’s new social network, Google+.

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Shania Twain Rumored for ‘American Idol’ Judges’ Table [VIDEO]

Jennifer Lopez was a big part of 'American Idol's' resurgence last season, but she hasn't committed to another run on the show, so producers are reportedly looking for a replacement -- and rumors are pointing to Shania Twain.

With more than 60 million albums' worth of worldwide sales to her name, Twain certainly knows a thing or two about what it takes to achieve commercial success -- and just as Lopez was emerging from a recording lull in the months leading up to her joining the 'Idol' team, Twain is preparing to end a long musical hiatus.

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American Idol Finalists Battle On Today’s Country Clash [AUDIO]

Sara Evans won yesterday's Country Clash over the incoming champion Darius Rucker with a slim 55% of the vote.  That mean's that Sara will now be representing the Clash as our new champion.

However, we're gonna bring Sara back to defend her title on Thursday...that's because we have a special Country Clash today featuring the finalists of American Idol. 

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Who Will Win American Idol Season 10 Tonight? [VIDEO]

After yesterday's spectacular performances from both American Idol finalists, America had a tough decision to make between voting for Scotty McCreery or Lauren Alaina Tuesday night.

Both competitors sang three songs each -the first round was all about their favorite past song from this season, the second was a song from their own idols and the final round was an original single selected by mentor Jimmy Iodine that will become the winner's first official release.

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Haley Reinhart Eliminated From ‘American Idol’ [VIDEO]

Though she put on an impeccable show Wednesday night, America ultimately decided they didn't want to see Haley Reinhart in the next week's finals.

The 20-year-old Wheeling, IL, native was booted from 'American Idol' late Thursday night, leaving Scotty McCreery and Lauren Alaina to battle it out for the season 10 crown.

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Three Remaining American Idol Contestants Amaze The Judges [VIDEO]

This season of American Idol is almost over, and it's getting down to the wire for the three remaining contestants on the show.

Lauren Alaina, Scotty McCreery and Haley Reinhart sang their hearts out last night in hopes of getting the most votes from fans in order to advance to the final round.

Who was your favorite last night? We have all of the performance videos from last night after the jump.

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Scotty McCreery Safe – James Durbin Eliminated On American Idol [VIDEO]

'American Idol' season 10 is officially down to the final three. Over 72 million votes were cast this week, making it the highest top-four vote ever in the history of the show.

Unfortunately, even record-breaking numbers weren't enough to save James Durbin. The 22-year-old rocker was sent packing Thursday night, marking yet another surprise in an already surprise-heavy season.

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