‘American Idol’ Crowns New Winner

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Season 18 of American Idol will go down in the books as being one of the most bizarre in the show’s history. One thing that didn’t change, though was the caliber of talent from the contestants, which led to the naming of the newest winner: “Just Sam” Diaz, a 21-year-old subway singer from Harlem, New … Read more ‘American Idol’ Crowns New Winner

Lionel Richie Leads an Emotional Reprise of “We Are the World” on “American Idol”

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If ever the world needed some inspirational words, it is now. And Lionel Richie and his American Idol counterparts just gave some to the world. On the season finale of American Idol on Sunday (May 17,) Richie brought together an all-star lineup of stars from the singing competition to sing his 1985 classic “We are … Read more Lionel Richie Leads an Emotional Reprise of “We Are the World” on “American Idol”

‘American Idol’ Judges Break Down Over Subway Singer Just Sam’s Emotional Audition

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Tears were a-plenty during the first night of auditions on ABC’s American Idol, but no contestant affected judges Luke Bryan, Katy Perry and Lionel Richie the way subway singer Just Sam did. In the promotional package about the 20-year-old aspiring singer from Harlem, viewers learned that Samantha Diaz, who goes by the stage name “Just … Read more ‘American Idol’ Judges Break Down Over Subway Singer Just Sam’s Emotional Audition