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American Idol Results: Did Someone Get Saved?

The Great 8 has become the Heavenly 7.

Or has it?

Following an impressive performance show that saw the remaining American Idol contestants rehash original audition songs, viewers were left with a difficult decision on Thursday: 

Who deserved to get voted out?

The answer came down to Sam Woolf, Malaya Watson and C.J. Harris, as this trio earned the lowest number of votes.

Ryan Seacrest then announced that Woolf would be going home, unless his latest version of “Babylon” would be enough to earn the judges’ one save of Season 13.

And it was!

“We are unanimous. We’re going

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American Idol Top 13 Recap: Beautiful? Or a Disaster?

We are officially off and running singing on American Idol Season 13.

The finalists took to the stage as a group for the first time on Wednesday and the results were decidedly mixed.

Things looked bleak throughout the opening hour, with a case of the nerves seemingly hitting a number of contestants.

But a handful in the back half showed promise and the judges continued to excel, giving us hope that all is not lost for this once-great competition.

Watch all 13 performances now and then cast your vote below:

Open Slideshow 1.

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American Idol Alums to Judge Season 13?

It’s the worst kept secret in Hollywood: American Idol will employ a new set of judges for Season 13.

Will beloved mentor Harry Connick Jr. be among them? Will a huge name such as Justin Bieber or Rihanna agree to come on board?

What changes will the show make to regain its ratings-based footing?

According to a new report, producers hope to revisit the past in order to boost the future, as they’ve allegedly contacted successful alums about coming on board the panel.

Sources tell E! News that Kelly Clarkson and Jennifer Hudson both have an interest in judging, while Clay Aiken

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Nigel Lythgoe Blames Lack of "Chemistry" for American Idol Judging Problems

This just in: The American Idol Season 12 judging team didn’t work out so well.

In an interview with Haute Living, producer Nigel Lythgoe owned up to this not-so-astonishing fact, blaming a lack of overall chemistry for the ratings disaster instead of singling out any individual panelist.

“Chemistry is something that everyone has to contribute to,” Lythgoe said. “Each one of them is terrific on their own – they all bring something to the table – but they just don’t gel as a whole.”

Lythgoe praised Mariah Carey’s “wealth of knowledge” and said Nicki Minaj was “very focused”

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American Idol Semifinalists: Five Are Alive

And then there were five. Men, that is.

To join the five women from last night, as American Idol cut five male contestants tonight and moved five more on to the semifinals.

Did your favorite move on? Were you as unimpressed by these performances overall as we were? Or do you think the women have a real fight on their hands this year?

Below, we’ve listed the five men that advanced, along with the songs that helped get them there. Scroll down and then sound off!

  1. Elijah Liu

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Was Diane Sawyer wasted during ABC’s election night coverage?

Oh my, Diane Sawyer was “maintaining” as Kaiser puts it, last night during her job as co-anchor for ABC’s election coverage. She was slurring her words, acting goofy, and basically embarrassing her co-anchor, George Stephanopoulos, who stared at her stony-faced as she went on babbling about the election. It was fun for me to watch on several levels. Of course because Sawyer was so visibly wasted, and also because I never watch ABC for election night, I flip between MSNBC and CNN. Plus I actually missed the point last night when they called the election for Obama! I was so tired I passed out

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Election Day: Best of Celebrity Tweets

Barack Obama. Mitt Romney.

One of the two will be elected President of the United States today. Sorry, third-party candidate backers … even Gary Johnson says he has no chance.

What’s the celebrity world thinking right now, with the future of the free world hanging in the balance? Read some of the best Election Day tweets below!

NICKI MINAJ

    Beyond proud of your passion to let your voice be heard. Happy Election Day

JENNIFER LOPEZ

    If you are an American, today is the day to make your voice heard! Find your polling place and vote today!

FERGIE

    I have made my

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Dancing With the Stars Recap: Who Got the First 10s?

After last Tuesday’s shocking double elimination, Dancing With the Stars: All-Stars’ fourth week featured the nine survivors showing off some of their best moves yet.

Some of them even scored perfect 10s for their efforts.

Watch them all here and see their scores in our recap!

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Britney Spears and Demi Lovato announced as X Factor judges, how will they do?

We’ve heard the announcement that Britney Spears will be joining the American version of “X Factor,” and there were rumors that Demi Lovato was in talks to also become a judge. Last night both stars joined Simon Cowell and L.A. Reid at the Fox Upfronts to make the official announcement. Spears and Lovato will be replacing first season judges Paula Abdul and Nicole Scherzinger. TMZ has video of the upfronts, with both Britney and Demi making brief prepared remarks on stage. Britney’s voice falters a little bit and she looks scared to be there. It’s kind of hard to watch, and I’m hoping that

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It’s Official – Britney Spears Will Join The X Factor Next Season

Oh I’m so excited! It has been confirmed that Britney Spears will join fellow judges Simon Cowell and L.A. Reid as one of the judges of The X Factor for the upcoming season.

Rumours had been swirling for quite some time now that Brit was in negotiations to join the show after previous judges Paula Abdul and Nicole Scherzinger were let go, and today E! confirmed the news.  According to their source;

The contract is signed.  There’s been a lot of back and forth over the past few weeks as they negotiated the small details, but she’s on. It’s all completed and Britney is beyond excited.”

Brit

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