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idol Sentence Examples

  • He was the idol of his soldiers, a good tactician, but not a great strategist.

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  • The oldest idol of the Thespians was a rude stone.

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  • The principal idol is of black stone and is 3 ft.

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  • But the idol in this Sivite temple was only a tall block or pillar of hewn stone, of a familiar kind.

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  • But the idol in this Sivite temple was only a tall block or pillar of hewn stone, of a familiar kind.

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  • He was the idol of the people, and flew in songs through their mouths."

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  • He was a determined idol breaker.

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  • We hear in several documents of a great idol covered with gold and silver named Cromm Cruach, or Cenn Cruaich, which was surrounded by twelve lesser idols covered with brass or bronze, and stood on Mag Slecht (the plain of prostrations) near Ballymagauran, Co.

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  • According to the story St Patrick overthrew the idol, and one of the lives of the saint states that the mark of his crosier might still be seen on the stone.

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  • In France the new school found powerful speaking-trumpets, especially Voltaire, the idol of his age - a great denier and scoffer, but always sincerely a believer in the God of reason - and the deeper but wilder spirit of J.

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  • In one text the Cromm Cruach is styled the chief idol of Ireland.

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  • His father was a pagan, the priest of an idol called Abnil or Abizal.

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  • But a popular idol nearly always suffers by removal from immediate contact with the popular sympathy, be the motives for removal what they may.

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  • Thus when, after the crowning victory of Rivoli (14th of January 1797), Mantua surrendered and the Austrian rule in Italy for the time collapsed, Bonaparte was virtually the idol of the French nation, the master of the Directory and potentially the protector of the Holy See.

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  • Thus when, after the crowning victory of Rivoli (14th of January 1797), Mantua surrendered and the Austrian rule in Italy for the time collapsed, Bonaparte was virtually the idol of the French nation, the master of the Directory and potentially the protector of the Holy See.

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  • BAPHOMET, the imaginary symbol or idol which the Knights Templars were accused of worshipping in their secret rites.

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  • BAPHOMET, the imaginary symbol or idol which the Knights Templars were accused of worshipping in their secret rites.

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  • Most of the inhabitants continued heathens until, according to the legend, Salsa, a Christian maiden, threw the head of their serpent idol into the sea, whereupon the enraged populace stoned her to death.

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  • The Orloff, stolen by a French soldier from the eye of an idol in a Brahmin temple, stolen again from him by a ship's captain, was bought by Prince Orloff for £90,000, and given to the empress Catharine II.

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  • This speech, which, according to reports, was extremely radical and denied the right of the king to disallow acts of the colonial legislature, made Henry the idol of the common people of Virginia and procured for him an enormous practice.

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  • The educated classes characteristically furnished Federalism with a remarkable body of alarmist leaders; and thus it happened that Jefferson, because, with only a few of his great contemporaries, he had a thorough trust and confidence in the people, became the idol of American democracy.

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  • This speech made him the idol of the "silver" majority of the convention and brought him the Democratic nomination for the presidency on the following day.

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  • He treated his Serene Highness with a somewhat affected nonchalance intended to show that, as a highly trained military man, he left it to Russians to make an idol of this useless old man, but that he knew whom he was dealing with.

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  • The emperor Caracalla, wishing to make use of this civil war for a conquest of the East in imitation of his idol, Alexander the Great, attacked the Parthians in 216.

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  • Benjamin Franklin was the youth's idol at this moment.

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  • In 1023 Mahmud of Ghazni had already invaded Gujarat with a large army, destroyed the national Hindu idol of Somnath, and carried away an immense booty.

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  • A Greek statue was therefore chosen as the idol, and it was proclaimed as the anthropomorphic equivalent of a much revered and highly popular Egyptian beast-divinity, the dead Apis, assimilated to Osiris.

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  • But the city was most famous for the temple just outside its walls in which stood the great idol or rather columnar emblem of Siva called Somnath (Moon's lord), which was destroyed by Mahmud of Ghazni.

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  • A Greek statue was therefore chosen as the idol, and it was proclaimed as the anthropomorphic equivalent of a much revered and highly popular Egyptian beast-divinity, the dead Apis, assimilated to Osiris.

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  • She was the idol of Pierre de Bourdeille Brantome, and is the "Reine Margot" of anecdotic history and romance.

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  • On another occasion Patrick is reported to have overthrown a famous idol known as Cenn Cruaich or Cromm Cruaich in the plain of Mag Slecht (county Cavan).

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  • It is reported that Mahmud marched through Ajmere to avoid the desert of Sind; that he found the Hindus gathered on the neck of the peninsula of Somnath in defence of their holy city; that the battle lasted for two days; that in the end the Rajput warriors fled to their boats, while the Brahman priests retired into the inmost shrine; that Mahmud, introduced into this shrine, rejected all entreaties by the Brahmans to spare their idol, and all offers of ransom; that he smote the image with his club, and forthwith a fountain of precious stones gushed out.

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  • above sea-level, on whose summit, according to tradition, was once an altar to the heathen idol Krodo, still to be seen in the Ulrich chapel at Goslar.

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  • The image or idol differs from the fetish, charm, talisman, phylactery or miraculous relic, only in this, that either in the flat or the round it resembles the power adored; it has a prototype capable of being brought before the eye and visualized.

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  • There is an inscription, not yet interpreted, over the greater idol, and on each side of its niche are staircases leading to a chamber near the head,.

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  • Absalon, with only Sweyn, bishop of Aarhus, and twelve "housecads," thereupon disembarked, passed between a double row of Wendish warriors, 6000 strong, along the narrow path winding among the morasses, to the gates of the fortress, and, proceeding to the temple of the seven-headed god Rtigievit, caused the idol to be hewn down, dragged forth and burnt.

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  • high, adorned with reliefs from the life of Christ and dating from 1022, and another column, at one time thought to be an Irminsaule erected in honour of the Saxon idol Irmin, but now regarded as belonging to a Roman aqueduct.

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  • In 1649, as he was walking towards Nottingham, he heard the bell of the "steeple house" of the city, and was admonished by an inward voice to go forward and cry against the great idol and the worshippers in it.

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  • The Ka`ba has been rebuilt more than once since Mahomet purged it of idols and adopted it as the chief sanctuary of Islam, but the old form has been preserved, except in secondary details;2 so that the "Ancient House," as it is titled, is still essentially a heathen temple, adapted to the worship of Islam by the clumsy fiction that it was built by Abraham and Ishmael by divine revelation as a temple of pure monotheism, and that it was only temporarily perverted to idol worship from the time when `Amr ibn Lohai introduced the statue of Hobal from Syria' till the victory of Islam.

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  • These deities are not easily ' One of the most important sources for the ancient Mexican traditions and myths is the so-called " Codex Chimalpopoca," a manuscript in the Mexican language discovered by the Abbe analysed, but on the other hand Tonatiuh and Metztli, the sun and moon, stand out distinctly as nature gods, and the traveller still sees in the huge adobe pyramids of Teotihuacan, with their sides oriented to the four quarters, an evidence of the importance of their worship. The war-god Huitzilopochtli was the real head of the Aztec pantheon; his idol remains in Mexico, a huge block of basalt on which is sculptured on the one side his hideous personage, adorned with the humming-bird feathers on the left hand which signify his name, while the not less frightful war-goddess Teoyaomiqui, or " divine wardeath," occupies the other side.

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  • The corpse may be burnt, in part or as a whole; portions may be assigned to the priest, the sacrificer and the gods; the skull, bones, &c., may receive special treatment; the fat or blood may be set aside, and they or the ashes may be singled out as the share of the god, to be offered upon the altar; the skin of the victim may be employed as a covering for the idol or material representative of the god, either permanently or till the next annual sacrifice.

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  • According to contemporary republicans he was a mere selfish adventurer, sacrificing the national cause "to the idol of his own ambition."

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  • have tended to bring them closer to one another, we still find that of the thirty-six chief orders three claim an origin from the caliph Abubekr, whom the Sunnites honour, and the rest from 'All, the idol of the Shi`ites.

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  • The name Dagon seems to come from ddg " fish," and that his idol was half-man half-fish is possible from the ichthyomorphic representations found upon coins of Ascalon and Arvad, and from the fact that Berossus speaks of an Assyrian merman-god.

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  • The name Dagon seems to come from ddg " fish," and that his idol was half-man half-fish is possible from the ichthyomorphic representations found upon coins of Ascalon and Arvad, and from the fact that Berossus speaks of an Assyrian merman-god.

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  • For a few years he was the idol of the people of Quebec, and French Canada loomed large in the public eye; but towards the end of 1891 serious charges were preferred against his ministry, on the ground that subsidies voted for railways had been diverted to political use, and he was dismissed by the lieutenant-governor.

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  • So far as political assistance was concerned, his efforts proved fruitless, but he became at once the popular hero and idol of the people of Paris.

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  • Multitudes came to Celestine's coronation at Aquila, and he began his reign the idol of visionaries, of extremists and of the populace.

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  • Howe's eloquence, and still more his unfailing wit and high spirits, made him for many years the idol of his province.

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  • Before anything came of this application, the Cadiz expedition had resulted in a brilliant success, and Essex became the idol of the army and the people.

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  • In the Dindsenchus we are told that the worshippers sacrificed their children to the idol in order to secure corn, honey and milk in plenty.

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  • In December 168 sacrifice was offered to Zeus upon an idol altar (" the abomination of desolation," Dan.

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  • Although the idol of his victorious army, and in a position enabling him to exercise autocratic power, he laboured unostentatiously for more than a year and a half as a member of the parliament, whose authority he supported to the best of his ability.

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  • Although the idol of his victorious army, and in a position enabling him to exercise autocratic power, he laboured unostentatiously for more than a year and a half as a member of the parliament, whose authority he supported to the best of his ability.

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  • Both places were captured in 1169 by a great expedition under the command of Valdemar and Absalon; the hideous colossal idol of Riigievit was chopped into firewood for the Danish caldrons, and the Wends were christened at the point of the sword and placed beneath the jurisdiction of the see of Roskilde.

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  • One capital argument of the Christians was the absurdity of a man making an idol and then being afraid of or adoring the work of his own hands.

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  • p. 307) calls him an "inextricable compound parthenogenetic deity"; and finds, in the fact that his chief festival (when his paste idol was shot through with an arrow, and afterwards eaten) was at the winter solstice, ground for believing that he was at first a nature-god, whose life and death were connected with the year's.

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  • His idol was a huge block of basalt (still thought to be preserved in Mexico), on one side of which he is sculptured in hideous form, adorned with the feathers of the humming-bird.

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  • His idol was a huge block of basalt (still thought to be preserved in Mexico), on one side of which he is sculptured in hideous form, adorned with the feathers of the humming-bird.

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  • 385 of the Serapeum of Alexandria, and of the famous idol within it, after the decree of Theodosius, marked the deathagony of paganism throughout the empire.

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  • This action figure set includes a golden idol.

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  • Until driven from Rome by the republican agitation of 1848 he was a popular idol, open to liberal political views.

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  • Charged with murder, Roxie goes to jail where she meets her idol, the vaudeville singer Velma Kelly (Jones).

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  • What total fan girl doesn't want to be bitten by her idol.

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  • about 1040, containing among other relics of the cathedral an old altar supposed to be that of the idol Krodo which formerly stood on the Burgberg near Neustadt-Harzburg; the church of the former Benedictine monastery of St Mary, or Neuwerk, of the 12th century, in the Romanesque style, with wall-paintings of considerable merit; and the house of the bakers' gild now an hotel, the birthplace of Marshal Saxe.

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  • Thus Tertullian (Idol.

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  • deus, applied to all those superhuman beings of the heathen mythologies who exercise power over nature and man and are often identified with some particular sphere of activity; and also to the visible material objects, whether an image of the supernatural being or a tree, pillar, &c. used as a symbol, an idol.

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  • Thus the late Rabbinical picture of the calf-headed brazen image of Molech within which children were burned alive is pure fable, and with it falls the favourite comparison between Molech and the Carthaginian idol from whose brazen arms children were rolled into an abyss of fire, and whom Diodorus (xux.

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  • ==Sheep== Only in Africa do we find a sheep-god proper; Ammon was the god of Thebes; he was represented as ram-headed; his worshippers held the ram to be sacred; it was, however, sacrificed once a year, and its fleece formed the clothing of the idol.

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  • Thus in New Zealand "a priest by repeating charms can cause the spirit to enter into the idol.

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  • He says that he offered money for the Holy Spirit (De fuga, 12; De anima, 34), that he was cursed by the Apostles and expelled from the faith (De idol.

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  • They were immediately reprinted, the latter being dedicated to the lord mayor and the former to the author's kinsman, George Sacheverell, high sheriff of Derby for the year; and, as the passions of the whole British population were at this period keenly exercised between the rival factions of Whig and Tory, the vehement invectives of this furious divine on behalf of an ecclesiastical institution which supplied the bulk of the adherents of the Tories made him their idol.

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  • But that was when she was naive and he was her idol.

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  • Or maybe the type of apprehensive awe a teenage girl gave her idol.

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  • What total fan girl doesn't want to be bitten by her idol.

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  • He also admonished them to never let suffering become an idol.

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  • In addition, the word ala ' and the three idol goddesses are found only in these Meccan Suras.

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  • annals of literature afford nothing more beautiful, nothing more pathetic, than ' The Mother's Idol Broken.

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  • His status as a matinee idol gave him sufficient clout to lease the Queen's Theater for a season.

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  • Meanwhile, Nemo has befriended the other denizens of the tank, who are led by scarred Moorish idol Gill.

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  • green-eyed yellow idol to the... The Major: South.

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  • The same encyclopedia gives the definition of pagans as " unenlightened, idol worshipping, raw rustic heathens " .

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  • They don't come much more teen idol than Fabian.

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  • The latest example of this decline is the new song of the teenage pop idol, Gareth Gates.

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  • Verse eight says, " A wooden idol is a worthless doctrine.

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  • idol worshipers in his time.

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  • idol worship required kissing the cat below the tail.

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  • idol meat ' are addressed.

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  • idol temple he visited on holiday.

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  • And the third film starred Jack Buchanan, who was a matinee idol of the time.

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  • Maybe you have read about the life of a famous pop idol, soap actor or film star in a magazine.

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  • Their heirs later even sent a huge pagan idol, a ' Statue of Liberty ', to naive Americans.

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  • He attempts to steal jewels which are hidden in an ancient idol.

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  • Rohan Music Studios From rock bands to radio jingles, mastering to wannabe pop stars or the next pop idol.

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  • matinee idol of the time.

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  • John became a matinee idol in the Twenties, dubbed as " The Great Profile " .

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  • middle classl Young, the Pop Idol supremo, who makes no bones whatsoever about his solidly middle-class origins.

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  • Suggesting that they vote by text or internet or through a political Pop Idol just invites mockery.

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  • moustaches small and immaculately turned out in shirt, tie and zippered pullover and matinee idol pencil mustache.

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  • They revived the old idol worship, in order to identify the Baals with the gods of the Greek pantheon.

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  • Simon Barker, Billy Idol (with side parting!

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  • pop idol via texting!

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  • radiocarbon determinations have been obtained from the idol.

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  • It is fitting that the little redhead should enjoy the final word on his idol.

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  • Advertisement After England had lost the penalty shootout 3-1 the raging former Newcastle idol lost his cool.

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  • snickers stage: Billy Idol, The Used, My Chemical Romance.

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  • squeaky-clean teen idol image and to pursue a solo career.

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  • starveas taken food from his starving babies to give to an idol that does not consume it.

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  • I would never stoop to bow down to a god of stone or an idol of wood or jewels!

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  • teen idol than Fabian.

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  • wannabe pop stars or the next pop idol.

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  • I Am The Next Idol Register free to upload your images and sounds to this site aimed at unsigned pop idol wannabe 's!

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  • He was the idol of his soldiers, a good tactician, but not a great strategist.

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  • The emperor Caracalla, wishing to make use of this civil war for a conquest of the East in imitation of his idol, Alexander the Great, attacked the Parthians in 216.

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  • According to contemporary republicans he was a mere selfish adventurer, sacrificing the national cause "to the idol of his own ambition."

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  • In spirit a child, in character a man of classic mould, Garibaldi had remained the nations idol, an almost legendary hero whose place none could aspire to fill.

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  • Wishings, blessings, cursings, oaths, vows, exorcisms, and so on, are uttered aloud, doubtless partly that they may be heard by the human parties to the rite, but likewise in many cases that they may be heard, or at least overheard, by a consentient deity, perhaps represented visibly by an idol or other cult-object.

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  • In France the new school found powerful speaking-trumpets, especially Voltaire, the idol of his age - a great denier and scoffer, but always sincerely a believer in the God of reason - and the deeper but wilder spirit of J.

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  • The corpse may be burnt, in part or as a whole; portions may be assigned to the priest, the sacrificer and the gods; the skull, bones, &c., may receive special treatment; the fat or blood may be set aside, and they or the ashes may be singled out as the share of the god, to be offered upon the altar; the skin of the victim may be employed as a covering for the idol or material representative of the god, either permanently or till the next annual sacrifice.

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  • This speech, which, according to reports, was extremely radical and denied the right of the king to disallow acts of the colonial legislature, made Henry the idol of the common people of Virginia and procured for him an enormous practice.

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  • about 1040, containing among other relics of the cathedral an old altar supposed to be that of the idol Krodo which formerly stood on the Burgberg near Neustadt-Harzburg; the church of the former Benedictine monastery of St Mary, or Neuwerk, of the 12th century, in the Romanesque style, with wall-paintings of considerable merit; and the house of the bakers' gild now an hotel, the birthplace of Marshal Saxe.

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  • She was the idol of Pierre de Bourdeille Brantome, and is the "Reine Margot" of anecdotic history and romance.

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  • On another occasion Patrick is reported to have overthrown a famous idol known as Cenn Cruaich or Cromm Cruaich in the plain of Mag Slecht (county Cavan).

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  • Most of the inhabitants continued heathens until, according to the legend, Salsa, a Christian maiden, threw the head of their serpent idol into the sea, whereupon the enraged populace stoned her to death.

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  • This speech made him the idol of the "silver" majority of the convention and brought him the Democratic nomination for the presidency on the following day.

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  • Thus Tertullian (Idol.

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  • Both places were captured in 1169 by a great expedition under the command of Valdemar and Absalon; the hideous colossal idol of Riigievit was chopped into firewood for the Danish caldrons, and the Wends were christened at the point of the sword and placed beneath the jurisdiction of the see of Roskilde.

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  • deus, applied to all those superhuman beings of the heathen mythologies who exercise power over nature and man and are often identified with some particular sphere of activity; and also to the visible material objects, whether an image of the supernatural being or a tree, pillar, &c. used as a symbol, an idol.

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  • Benjamin Franklin was the youth's idol at this moment.

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  • The image or idol differs from the fetish, charm, talisman, phylactery or miraculous relic, only in this, that either in the flat or the round it resembles the power adored; it has a prototype capable of being brought before the eye and visualized.

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  • One capital argument of the Christians was the absurdity of a man making an idol and then being afraid of or adoring the work of his own hands.

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  • p. 307) calls him an "inextricable compound parthenogenetic deity"; and finds, in the fact that his chief festival (when his paste idol was shot through with an arrow, and afterwards eaten) was at the winter solstice, ground for believing that he was at first a nature-god, whose life and death were connected with the year's.

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  • high, adorned with reliefs from the life of Christ and dating from 1022, and another column, at one time thought to be an Irminsaule erected in honour of the Saxon idol Irmin, but now regarded as belonging to a Roman aqueduct.

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  • Thus the late Rabbinical picture of the calf-headed brazen image of Molech within which children were burned alive is pure fable, and with it falls the favourite comparison between Molech and the Carthaginian idol from whose brazen arms children were rolled into an abyss of fire, and whom Diodorus (xux.

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  • Absalon, with only Sweyn, bishop of Aarhus, and twelve "housecads," thereupon disembarked, passed between a double row of Wendish warriors, 6000 strong, along the narrow path winding among the morasses, to the gates of the fortress, and, proceeding to the temple of the seven-headed god Rtigievit, caused the idol to be hewn down, dragged forth and burnt.

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  • His name was the theme of the popular song of the moment - "C'est Boulanger qu'il nous faut"; the general and his black horse became the idol of the Parisian populace; and he was urged to play the part of a plebiscitary candidate for the presidency.

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  • These deities are not easily ' One of the most important sources for the ancient Mexican traditions and myths is the so-called " Codex Chimalpopoca," a manuscript in the Mexican language discovered by the Abbe analysed, but on the other hand Tonatiuh and Metztli, the sun and moon, stand out distinctly as nature gods, and the traveller still sees in the huge adobe pyramids of Teotihuacan, with their sides oriented to the four quarters, an evidence of the importance of their worship. The war-god Huitzilopochtli was the real head of the Aztec pantheon; his idol remains in Mexico, a huge block of basalt on which is sculptured on the one side his hideous personage, adorned with the humming-bird feathers on the left hand which signify his name, while the not less frightful war-goddess Teoyaomiqui, or " divine wardeath," occupies the other side.

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  • He was a determined idol breaker.

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  • ==Sheep== Only in Africa do we find a sheep-god proper; Ammon was the god of Thebes; he was represented as ram-headed; his worshippers held the ram to be sacred; it was, however, sacrificed once a year, and its fleece formed the clothing of the idol.

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  • 385 of the Serapeum of Alexandria, and of the famous idol within it, after the decree of Theodosius, marked the deathagony of paganism throughout the empire.

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  • Thus in New Zealand "a priest by repeating charms can cause the spirit to enter into the idol.

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  • In 1649, as he was walking towards Nottingham, he heard the bell of the "steeple house" of the city, and was admonished by an inward voice to go forward and cry against the great idol and the worshippers in it.

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  • The principal idol is of black stone and is 3 ft.

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  • Until driven from Rome by the republican agitation of 1848 he was a popular idol, open to liberal political views.

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  • So far as political assistance was concerned, his efforts proved fruitless, but he became at once the popular hero and idol of the people of Paris.

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  • Multitudes came to Celestine's coronation at Aquila, and he began his reign the idol of visionaries, of extremists and of the populace.

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  • The Orloff, stolen by a French soldier from the eye of an idol in a Brahmin temple, stolen again from him by a ship's captain, was bought by Prince Orloff for £90,000, and given to the empress Catharine II.

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  • have tended to bring them closer to one another, we still find that of the thirty-six chief orders three claim an origin from the caliph Abubekr, whom the Sunnites honour, and the rest from 'All, the idol of the Shi`ites.

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  • There is an inscription, not yet interpreted, over the greater idol, and on each side of its niche are staircases leading to a chamber near the head,.

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  • The educated classes characteristically furnished Federalism with a remarkable body of alarmist leaders; and thus it happened that Jefferson, because, with only a few of his great contemporaries, he had a thorough trust and confidence in the people, became the idol of American democracy.

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  • Howe's eloquence, and still more his unfailing wit and high spirits, made him for many years the idol of his province.

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  • It is reported that Mahmud marched through Ajmere to avoid the desert of Sind; that he found the Hindus gathered on the neck of the peninsula of Somnath in defence of their holy city; that the battle lasted for two days; that in the end the Rajput warriors fled to their boats, while the Brahman priests retired into the inmost shrine; that Mahmud, introduced into this shrine, rejected all entreaties by the Brahmans to spare their idol, and all offers of ransom; that he smote the image with his club, and forthwith a fountain of precious stones gushed out.

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  • But the city was most famous for the temple just outside its walls in which stood the great idol or rather columnar emblem of Siva called Somnath (Moon's lord), which was destroyed by Mahmud of Ghazni.

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  • Before anything came of this application, the Cadiz expedition had resulted in a brilliant success, and Essex became the idol of the army and the people.

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  • above sea-level, on whose summit, according to tradition, was once an altar to the heathen idol Krodo, still to be seen in the Ulrich chapel at Goslar.

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  • His father was a pagan, the priest of an idol called Abnil or Abizal.

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  • In December 168 sacrifice was offered to Zeus upon an idol altar (" the abomination of desolation," Dan.

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  • But a popular idol nearly always suffers by removal from immediate contact with the popular sympathy, be the motives for removal what they may.

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  • He says that he offered money for the Holy Spirit (De fuga, 12; De anima, 34), that he was cursed by the Apostles and expelled from the faith (De idol.

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  • He was the idol of the people, and flew in songs through their mouths."

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  • The Ka`ba has been rebuilt more than once since Mahomet purged it of idols and adopted it as the chief sanctuary of Islam, but the old form has been preserved, except in secondary details;2 so that the "Ancient House," as it is titled, is still essentially a heathen temple, adapted to the worship of Islam by the clumsy fiction that it was built by Abraham and Ishmael by divine revelation as a temple of pure monotheism, and that it was only temporarily perverted to idol worship from the time when `Amr ibn Lohai introduced the statue of Hobal from Syria' till the victory of Islam.

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  • In 1023 Mahmud of Ghazni had already invaded Gujarat with a large army, destroyed the national Hindu idol of Somnath, and carried away an immense booty.

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  • Various explanations have been given of the epithet 6pOia: (1) that it refers to the primitive type of the "'erect" wooden idol; (2) that it means "she who safely rears children after birth," or "heals the sick" (cf.

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  • We hear in several documents of a great idol covered with gold and silver named Cromm Cruach, or Cenn Cruaich, which was surrounded by twelve lesser idols covered with brass or bronze, and stood on Mag Slecht (the plain of prostrations) near Ballymagauran, Co.

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  • In one text the Cromm Cruach is styled the chief idol of Ireland.

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  • According to the story St Patrick overthrew the idol, and one of the lives of the saint states that the mark of his crosier might still be seen on the stone.

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  • In the Dindsenchus we are told that the worshippers sacrificed their children to the idol in order to secure corn, honey and milk in plenty.

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  • The oldest idol of the Thespians was a rude stone.

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  • They were immediately reprinted, the latter being dedicated to the lord mayor and the former to the author's kinsman, George Sacheverell, high sheriff of Derby for the year; and, as the passions of the whole British population were at this period keenly exercised between the rival factions of Whig and Tory, the vehement invectives of this furious divine on behalf of an ecclesiastical institution which supplied the bulk of the adherents of the Tories made him their idol.

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  • He made a phantom appearance once every spring at the opening of the great annual national convention known as the Campus Martius (Champ de Mars): a dumb idol, his chariot drawn in leisurely fashion by oxen, he disappeared again into his palace or monastery.

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  • For a few years he was the idol of the people of Quebec, and French Canada loomed large in the public eye; but towards the end of 1891 serious charges were preferred against his ministry, on the ground that subsidies voted for railways had been diverted to political use, and he was dismissed by the lieutenant-governor.

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  • In terms of the latter, three radiocarbon determinations have been obtained from the idol.

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  • It is fitting that the little redhead should enjoy the final word on his idol.

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  • Snickers stage: Billy Idol, The Used, My Chemical Romance.

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  • A few chapters earlier on, the Lord challenges the idol worshippers to get their so-called gods to do what he has done.

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  • With his growing fame and singing success, Cassidy was keen to shake his squeaky-clean teen idol image and to pursue a solo career.

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  • He has taken food from his starving babies to give to an idol that does not consume it.

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  • I would never stoop to bow down to a god of stone or an idol of wood or jewels !

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  • This is how the Children of Israel got involved with this idol worship.

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  • HGTV Design Star is American Idol for the interior design set!

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  • Topshop is a teen clothing store that offers an exclusive collection from well known teen idol and fashion model Kate Moss.

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  • Instant Star draws on the popularity of star-making talent competitions like American Idol to take a look at the life of a teen instantly thrust into the limelight when she wins a singing competition.

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  • Fox is another network with strong appeal for young audiences, lead by the powerhouse American Idol.

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  • You could even hold an American Idol competition among those who participate!

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  • Make sure you let the teens pick the music they like and host your own American Idol type of singing competition.

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  • You could also treat it like an "American Idol" show!

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  • People were leaving in droves because she sang like an American Idol reject.

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  • Lopez has gone on to record six albums and act in 21 movies, and in 2010 she became a judge on American Idol.

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  • Proving he is indeed an American Idol, Taylor Hicks' debut single, "Do I Make You Proud" debuted at number one on the Billboard Pop Charts.

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  • While these numbers are impressive, they don't come close to the 396,000 copies of Clay Aiken's debut single.Katharine McPhee has revealed that at the same time she was auditioning for "American Idol", she was also suffering from bulimia.

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  • Lopez separated from her husband Marc Anthony in July, 2011, and she can currently be seen on the judging panel for American Idol.

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  • American Idol Alums Constantine Maroulis and Kellie Pickler have split up.

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  • His shows include the Idol franchise, Britain's/America's Got Talent, and The X Factor, though he's also responsible for many shorter-lived series' such as Celebrity Duets.

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  • So many people cruise right on into Hyde, the trendiest of the LA hot spots, on any given night: Paris Hilton, American Idol finalist Chris Daughtry, and Pamela Anderson, to name a few.

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  • Kimberley Locke - American Idol second season contestant.

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  • Ryan Seacrest is best known as the host of American Idol, but he wears many other career hats.

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  • This led to both radio and television gigs, including Idol and E!

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  • With this series, Depp was now considered a teen idol, a notion that did not sit well with him.

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  • The real turning point for Ryan Seacrest came when he won a co-host position with American Idol in 2002.

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  • The show was a huge success and so was Ryan Seacrest - when American Idol returned for its next season, Ryan Seacrest was the only host.

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  • After the success of American Idol, Seacrest was suddenly everywhere.

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  • He designed many of the shirts he wore on American Idol.

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  • If you combined American Idol and Dancing With the Stars, the resulting reality TV show would be a lot like Celebrity Duets.

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  • Where the contestants on American Idol are coached by famous singers, songwriters, and musicians, the celebrity hopefuls on Duets actually get to perform with the musical talent.

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  • While Idol is hosted by the smooth and stylish Ryan Seacrest, Duets features charming funny man Wayne Brady.

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  • Celebrity Duets uses the same type of judging system that has worked so well on American Idol.

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  • Whether singing with Michelle Williams of Destiny's Child or his idol Chaka Khan, Alfonso performed consistently well week after week.

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  • His first stage appearance was in 1987 at The Bitter End, where his idol, Woody Allen, got his start.

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  • Jennifer Hudson's rise to stardom happened quickly, despite the fact that she was eliminated on the talent competition American Idol.

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  • In 2004, Jennifer Hudson auditioned for the third season of the singing competition American Idol in Atlanta, Georgia.

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  • Hudson earned critical acclaim from some of the music industry's greats during her time on American Idol.

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  • Manilow performed a duet with Hudson on Ryan Seacrest's talk show the day after she was eliminated from American Idol.

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  • Despite her loss on American Idol, Jennifer Hudson continued to follow her dreams and was cast in 2005 as Effie White in the film musical Dreamgirls.

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  • Jennifer Hudson has contributed to a number of albums, including American Idol Season 3: Greatest Soul Classics, the Meat Loaf Album, Bat Out of Hell III, a tribute album for the musical Hair, and the soundtrack for Dreamgirls.

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  • American Idol winner Fantasia Barrino, auditioned for the role of Effie White in Dreamgirls.

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  • Since 2010, he has been dabbling in acting and has made appearances as a guest judge on American Idol.

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  • Tuesdays. This move was strategically made so the show would not compete with American Idol.

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  • Racy photographs of Diana DeGarmo American Idol top-20 finalist Antonella Barba have been circulating on the Internet, creating the first scandal of this season's show.

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  • Antonella Barba, from Point Pleasant, New Jersey, auditioned for American Idol in New York City.

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  • American Idol producers and the Fox Broadcasting Company have not said much about the photos or announced whether the singer will be allowed to continue in the competition, which just entered its sixth season.

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  • Barba, who is on lock-down from speaking with the media (part of American Idol's rules), has been unable to talk about the photos.

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  • Singer Katharine McPhee knows that coming in second place can be just as good or sometimes better than placing first -- even on American Idol.

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  • Katharine McPhee auditioned for the fifth season of American Idol in San Francisco, California, where she sang God Bless the Child.

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  • One of the more memorable moments during the American Idol finals was McPhee's rendition of Somewhere Over the Rainbow.

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  • Following her days on American Idol, Katharine McPhee signed with RCA Records.

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  • In July 2006, McPhee performed three concerts with Italian tenor Andrea Bocelli, who also appeared on American Idol during its fifth season.

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  • After her successful audition for American Idol, she sought professional help.

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  • During the first part of the American Idol tour in 2006, she broke her foot and had bronchitis and laryngitis.

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  • You don't have to come in first place on American Idol to become a star.

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  • Upcoming celebrity auctions will feature clothing from Los Angeles Fashion Week and attire from former American Idol contestants.

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  • Is another American Idol controversy brewing?

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  • Fox News reported that while many of his "Fro Patrol" fans are cheering on his weekly song picks, some of his hometown supporters are a bit worried about what American Idol will do for his spiritual journey.

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  • American Idol producers have been asked to help boost the ratings of the dwindling Primetime Emmy Awards.

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  • American Idol, hosted by Ryan Seacrest, has consistently ranked in the top spot all six seasons, while the Emmy awards has slowly declined.

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  • The show was created by British businessman Peter Jones, who is also one of the judges, and produced by American Idol judge Simon Cowell, among a few others.

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  • The viewing audience, like in American Idol, will cast the final vote.

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  • When she appeared on America's Most Talented Kids, she lost out to future American Idol runner up, Diana DeGarmo.

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  • Sanjaya Malakar may not have been crowned an American Idol, but he certainly has a bright future ahead of him.

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  • Sanjaya Malakar seemed an unlikely candidate for the American Idol finals.

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  • While he made it through auditions to the Hollywood boot camp, once he arrived on the Idol stage it was an upward battle for the quiet singer.

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  • After a longer ride than anyone could have predicted, Sanjaya was voted off American Idol on April 18, 2007.

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  • As Oscar winner Jennifer Hudson can attest, being booted from American Idol certainly isn't the worst thing that can happen to you.

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  • While other Idol castoffs have not achieved Hudson's level of success - and many have completely faded out of the spotlight - it looks like Sanjaya Malakar isn't going anywhere too soon.

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  • His final performance on American Idol was definitely not the last the world has seen of Sanjaya.

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  • As if being a judge on American Idol doesn't draw enough attention to Paula Abdul these days -- add a broken nose to the mix.

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  • However, thanks to expert makeup artists, her facial and skin injuries were cleverly concealed during the finals of American Idol.

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  • American Idol season five runner-up Katharine McPhee admitted that she suffered from bulimia for five years, beginning at age 17.

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  • American Idol alum Kelly Clarkson recently revealed that she also suffered from bulimia for a short time in high school.

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  • From dance diva and pop singer to reality television star and American Idol judge, Paula Abdul seems to have done it all.

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  • After being out of the limelight for a few years, Paul Abdul made a huge comeback in 2002, when she started regularly appearing as one of three judges on the reality music show, American Idol.

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  • So what's life like for Paula Abdul in between seasons of American Idol?

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  • The premise, according to Abdul, was to allow others to see there is more to her than what is shown on Idol.

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  • After season two of American Idol, it was claimed that Abdul and contestant Corey Clark had an affair and that she coached him on his success during the show.

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  • Videos started circulating on the Internet in January 2007, showing Paula Abdul "swaying in her chair" during American Idol interviews and slurring her words.

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  • That's not chump change, to be sure, but Simon Cowell, who has made his fortune from being prickly and rude on American Idol, is still doing alright in the number two spot.

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  • This American Idol finalist was interrogated by host Ryan Seacrest during a return visit to the talent competition.

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  • While Ruben Studdard won the second season of American Idol, he seemed to fade from the spotlight after his record sales were eclipsed by the season's runner-up, Clay Aiken.

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  • During Ruben Studdard's time on American Idol, he became known as the "Velvet Teddy Bear" because of his cuddly demeanor and velvety singing voice.

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  • Not to be outdone, American Idol season five winner, Taylor Hicks, is also eyeing a nightclub project in Birmingham.

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  • Well, that's not the case with American Idol judge Randy Jackson.

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  • When fans turned on the third season of American Idol, they noticed about one-third of Jackson was missing.

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  • Former American Idol Diana DeGarmo is no stranger to singing competitions.

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  • Television viewers may recall DeGarmo from the third season of American Idol, where the singer was runner-up to Fantasia Barrino.

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  • Viewers may not have known that American Idol was her second TV singing competition.

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  • Elvis Presley - This rock idol passed away from cardiac arrhythmia on August 16, 1977.

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  • American Idol season four finalist Jessica Sierra has certainly fallen on some hard times.

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  • Jessica Sierra appeared on the fourth season of American Idol, but was the third finalist eliminated from the popular singing competition.

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  • Following American Idol, Jessica Sierra toured with the show's finalists, but after that, she was unable to get a music career off of the ground.

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  • Jessica Sierra - Jessica, a contestant in the fourth installment of American Idol has joined the cast.

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  • Sanjaya Malakar knows a thing or two about being on American Idol - despite often being the joke of the reality talent competition, Sanjaya hung on as a finalist, making it to seventh place.

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  • Sanjaya Malakar first graced our television screens on the sixth season of American Idol, where he initially seemed a quiet force in the competition.

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  • Despite Malakar displaying the least talent among the American Idol finalists, fan support (from "Fanjayas") kept Sanjaya in the running for longer than anyone expected.

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  • Gone but not forgotten, Sanjaya Malakar is coming back to the American Idol family to host the special Idol Stars: Where Are They Now.

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  • The show, which takes a look at some of the public's favorite American Idol contestants, will air February 24 at 8 PM on Fox.

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  • The special will also check in with other Idol finalists to see what they're up to.

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  • While he didn't win the title of American Idol, Sanjaya hasn't given up on his musical career just yet.

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  • Diana DeGarmo - Second runner up in season three of American Idol.

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  • Whether you watch contestants rock out on their microphones on American Idol, or cut a rug on the dance floor on Dancing with the Stars Season 6, reality TV offers a little bit of guilty pleasure for each and every one of us.

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  • No true Simon Cowell biography is complete without a few key words: American Idol, Mr. Nasty and "What the bloody hell was that?"

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  • To say it all started here may not be exactly truthful, but it was at Pop Idol that Cowell's wit and special brand of honesty became the stuff of legend.

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  • Much to the delight of viewers, a second series aired in 2003.After the completion of Pop Idol's second season, Cowell moved forward with The X Factor, a similar series that focused on finding the country's brightest pop star.

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  • American Idol made its debut in 2002, following hot on the heels of Pop Idol's success.

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  • Newly minted American Idol winner David Cook is reportedly dating former Idol contestant Kimberly Caldwell.

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  • After her run on season two of American Idol (she finished in the top 10), Caldwell has kept busy.

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  • Cook and Caldwell met while she was covering the latest season of American Idol.

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  • Kimberly was interviewing David for the show Idol Tonight when he said "I've been hearing you say all these nice things about me all season.

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  • He is reportedly planning to work with Ryan Tedder of the band One Republic and Jesse McCartney (who penned Leona Lewis' breakout hit Bleeding Love) on his post Idol debut album.

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  • Nikki McKibbin - Another troubled American Idol alum is entering the world of televised rehab, but hasn't revealed her addiction.

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  • Kimmel's boyhood idol was none other than David Letterman.

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  • Continuing to ride his wave of success, Kimmel finally realized his life long dream of following in the footsteps of his childhood idol David Letterman and debuted his talk show Jimmy Kimmel Live in 2003.

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  • After winning the £1 million contract, Leona Lewis worked with Cowell and her first planned single released was a remake of A Moment Like This, originally sung by American Idol'' winner Kelly Clarkson.

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  • David Foster later confirmed rumors that his sister and the American Idol alum did not conceive the old-fashioned way but rather, through artificial insemination.

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  • Some stories state that she has failed to make the mortgage payments, but the company that made her mortgage loan states that the American Idol winner took out an additional loan to cover her property taxes on the home.

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  • Barrino recently finished recording a duet with fellow Idol alum Jennifer Hudson.

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  • Idol fans are nothing if not thorough and soon reports were swirling about Pacitti's recording career.

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  • With this impressive background, she didn't seem to be a good fit for the American Idol competition.

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  • Pacitti has worked and become close friends with two executives for 19 Entertainment, the production company behind American Idol.

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  • This is just the latest in a string of controversies that have surrounded the American Idol franchise.

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  • American Idol winner and multi-platinum recording artist David Cook once said he had no plans to even audition for American Idol until his brother Adam insisted he do so.

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  • Throughout the competition, Adam was often seen in the crowd cheering his brother on and David has often commented that his brother was his idol.

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  • As everyone probably knows by now, Kris Allen took the American Idol trophy from the guy everyone thought was a shoo-in…even Jamie Foxx.

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  • A summer music tour with special guest, American Idol contender David Archuleta.

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  • Recent rumors have people wondering will there be no more Idol for Paula?

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  • The battle over pay comes into play when reports are trickling in that Ryan Seacrest renegotiated his Idol deal for multi-millions. $15 million to be exact.

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  • Though, of course, some sources say that Seacrest negotiated a $45 million contract with Idol producers.

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  • There are now whispers that there will be no more Idol for Paula and she is thinking about starting her own singing competition show.

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  • She might just want to rethink that idea given that no talent show has ever been able to compete with or achieve the massive success of the Goliath of all singing competition shows, American Idol.

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  • Since Paula Abdul left American Idol rumors have been running rampant that she plans on joining the Dancing with the Stars judging panel along with Len Goodman, Bruno Tonioli and Carrie Ann Inaba.

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  • If you haven't already heard, Ellen is the new Paula on American Idol.

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  • After execs announced that comedian and talk show host Ellen DeGeneres would be replacing Paula Abdul as a permanent judge on American Idol, fans of the show began weighing in on the decision.

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  • Ellen is set to make her Idol judge debut for its ninth season in January 2010.

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  • Adam Lambert competed on the reality show American Idol, coming in second place when Kris Allen won the title.

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  • Reports of Tiger's wife moving out is the latest news on the fallen sports idol.

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  • When Kenny Rogers made an appearance on an episode of American Idol he surprised many people with his new look.

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  • Simon Cowell engagement rumors are met with denials by the American Idol judge…but he does admit he's "smitten".

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  • Simon Cowell has been quietly dating American Idol makeup artist Mezhgan Hussainy.

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  • Along with working on American Idol, Mezhgan owns her own makeup line and has made various appearances on The Bold and the Beautiful and Sunset Beach.

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  • Paula Abdul - Abdul caused many fans of American Idol to wonder if she was under the influence of alcohol or drugs numerous times while sitting in the judges' chair.

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  • There are rumors running rampant that have people wondering if Paula is returning to Idol.

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  • Aside from one or two standouts, this season of American Idol is far from stellar.

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  • Reps for Paula, nor Paula herself, have confirmed whether or not she will be back on Idol or X-Factor or both.

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  • First Idol wouldn't give her the raise she wanted and now they want her back?

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  • Named after his celebrity idol Paris Hilton (no relation), Perez Hilton, born Mario Armando Lavandeira, has been called "The Most Infamous Celebrity Blogger" on the Internet.

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  • Corey Haim, one of the famous "Coreys" of the 80s (the other being Corey Feldman), wasn't able to maintain his teen idol success.

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  • Lopez's decision to do American Idol prevented Anthony from accepting a role in a reality show, causing resentment.

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  • The teen idol made a habit of pairing her low rise jeans with cropped shirts to expose her torso and back.

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  • Some popular Wubbzy movies are Wubbzy Be Mine, Wubb Idol, Wubbzy's Big Movie and Wubbzy Goes Boo.

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  • Notables who attended the school are Anthony Fedorov (a finalist on American Idol), Patrick Murphy (Pennsylvania Congressman), and Steve Capus (president of NBC News).

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  • Norwegian also offers several passenger-participation shows, such as the "Star Seeker" talent show program that operates with the same principles as the popular television show American Idol.

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  • He has a Nikon commercial, appearances on MTV's Rob and Big Black Show, and an appearance on American Idol.

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  • Paul Abdul is not only an award winning musician, a choreographer and a former judge on American Idol, but is also a trend-setting jewelry designer as well.

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  • When judging American Idol, Paula Abdul had the idea to give each contestant an inspirational piece of jewelry.

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  • She designed keepsakes for the singers to remind them of their American Idol experience.

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  • Think of your garden as an "American Idol" for veggies.

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  • The very first winner was Jordin Sparks who went on to win American Idol the next year.

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  • She was a contestant on the widely watched American Idol show in 2003.

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  • If Johnny Depp is your fashion idol or just one of your favorite celebrities, you may be wondering exactly what he's wearing, or perhaps even why he's wearing it.

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  • You must have music abilities, fashion sense, and business smarts in order to become a tween idol.

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  • You can even get She Bangs by William Hung (American Idol contestant).

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  • Nigel Lythgoe, a British film producer, and Simon Fuller are the two co-creators of both American Idol and So You Think You Can Dance.

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  • While there are other talent shows, such as American Idol and America's Got Talent, this one is dedicated 100 percent to dancing.

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  • Described as American Idol for those with fancy footwork, the show features young and vibrant aspiring dancers, some of whom are complete amateurs, and others who have already won a few competitions.

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  • The show features the same "audition episodes" as American Idol, giving home audiences a sneak peek at those who actually have what it takes.

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  • Following in the footsteps of its musical cousin American Idol, America's Best Dance Crew has taken the nation by storm.

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  • Formerly known as a music producer, and more famously as a judge on American Idol, Randy Jackson has hit his stride on network television.

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  • Following the same format that made audiences go wild for American Idol, the show televised an auditions special before the competition formally began.

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  • Move over, American Idol - America's Best Dance Crew is changing the face of competitive performing forever - and viewers are loving it.

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  • Unlike similar tours, such as American Idol, which only features the top performers of that specific past season, the Dancing with the Stars Tour combines the talents of all the seasons, giving ticket holders quite a show.

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  • If you love American Idol or Dancing with the Stars, you will be thrilled with the way Dance War combines both the elements of vocal and choreography into its competition.

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  • Carrie Ann is a correspondent on NBC's Extra, and she also has choreographed routines for American Idol and So You Think You Can Dance?

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  • This Dancing with the Stars spin-off really pulled in the ratings for NBC, which was an important fight in the reality show crown, as American Idol continues to reign supreme on FOX.

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  • Following in the footsteps of his idol, Sammy Davis Jr., he worked to expand his talents beyond that of a tap dancer.

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  • In fact, Katharine McPhee from American Idol became the company's spokesperson in July 2006, creating a commercial partnership with tremendous appeal for trendy and stylish hair.

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  • The Hannah Montana persona was created for a new Disney Channel television show in March 2006, and the skyrocketing popularity of this down home teen idol has made it one of the most popular children's shows today.

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  • More infamous for his stint on the sixth season of American Idol than anything else, Sanjaya Malakar did manage to win one competition: most popular hairstyle.

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  • She's known for everything from catchy music and being a judge on American Idol to her killer wardrobe and great hairstyles: Paula Abdul clearly has a lock on the industry with her multifaceted list of talents and her glamorous style.

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  • Though millions of youngsters know her as the softy judge on American Idol, Paula Abdul is recognized around the world as a noted choreographer, dancer, and singer.

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  • If you've seen even one episode of American Idol, you know exactly what to expect from Abdul.

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  • Although each Idol season seems to have its share of controversies, often involving Abdul in some way or another, it's safe to say that her hair is one thing that remains unquestionably glamorous.

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  • Whether she's glamming it up for the Idol season finale or showing off her playful side at the Nickelodeon Kids' Choice Awards, she knows how to choose the right looks.

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  • We need only look to the 2008 Idol finale, where her hair was strategically curled on top, straightened at the front to display gloriously thick, face-framing bangs and wisped at the sides to show off a few romantic tendrils.

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  • The former American Idol contestant had been in legal trouble and seemed to have negative tabloid stories swirling around her in late 2007.

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  • This is a world away from the promising singer from American Idol's Season 4, who made it all the way into the Top 12 Finalists.

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  • Hopefully, Jessica can have a successful rehab experience and regain the spotlight for positive reasons, as when she was first discovered for American Idol.

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  • Jennifer Hudson is a former American Idol contestant who has made a huge impact on the entertainment industry.

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  • An article released by NY Daily News reports that the singer and former American Idol contestant is pregnant, referring back to the same Essence Magazine mention.

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  • What's truly astounding about the American Idol judge (she joined the show at the beginning of season eight in January 2009) is her song writing ability.

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  • However, three years later she got another chance to demonstrate her musical know-how on American Idol, where it looks like she'll likely remain.

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  • American Idol is no stranger to controversy, or popularity, and the Kara DioGuardi bikini moment that hit the airwaves certainly kept tongues wagging.

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  • It was a moment prefaced with the palpable friction between the idol judge and Katrina Darrell, aka, the "Bikini Girl".

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  • During American Idol try outs, DioGuardi insisted that Ms. Darrell, who performed songstress Mariah Carey's Vision of Love, had no talent.

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  • Dioguardi was eventually overruled by her fellow Idol judges, and Ms. Darrell went on to perform on the show.

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  • You'd think the controversy would end there, but American Idol had a dual surprise in store for its legions of fans.

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  • Daily Contributor: At the Daily Contributor, you'll also find a YouTube clip of the Idol dual.

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  • DioGuardi's bikini moment seems to have endeared her even more to Idol fans, since most reported, via online comments, highly favorable reviews of the judge's stunt.

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  • As evidenced by her numerous awards from the music industry, and her stunning appearance on American Idol, Kara DioGuardi is every bit as talented as she is beautiful.

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  • These pieces are so sought after that they have adorned a number of celebrities, including George Lopez, Eva Longoria, Ashanti, Kelly Clarkson, Billy Idol, and Britney Spears.

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  • Kim's engagement ring is now nearly as famous as her idol, Liz Taylor's, Krupp diamond.

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  • Play a Barbie version of American Idol, minus the harsh judges.

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  • Harry Potter, this spoof covers two media icons, Harry Potter and American Idol.

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  • The year before we did David Archuleta from American Idol, because he's from Utah.

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  • Peter Parker's idol, Uncle Ben dies early in the first movie and creates a spiral for Parker from man to Spider-Man.

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  • Since becoming an American Idol, Carrie Underwood has been seen in Kenneth Cole from head to toe--that includes the black and white pumps on her feet at a 2006 fashion show.

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  • Many influential fashion forward celebrities, such as Britney Spears, Christina Aguilera, Ashlee Simpson, and American Idol winners Carrie Underwood and David Cook, have kept the Skechers line of footwear in the fashion spotlight.

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  • What advice have they given you about being a teen idol?

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  • This show really catapulted his popularity, and Depp became a teen idol.

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  • Kimberly Caldwell: This former American Idol finalist has a musical note with wings on her left shoulder blade.

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  • "American Idol" contestant James Durbin has a diagnosis of Asperger's Syndrome.

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  • Kristin Holt: Ms. Holt has appeared on magazine covers and was a contestant on American Idol as well as a correspondent.

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  • Gender Bender Idol - Have a talent competition (hopefully judged by gender-bending teachers) in the form of the popular TV show Americian Idol.

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  • Kelly Clarkson found worldwide celebrity in the summer of 2002 by becoming the first winner of "American Idol", a popular talent competition on Fox.

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  • "American Idol" brought her instant attention and subsequently, two best-selling albums.

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  • Kelly wasn't doing too well with her would-be singing career when her friend Jessica suggested she try out for a new television series, "American Idol".

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  • In the summer of 2002, Clarkson beat runner-up Justin Guarini and became the first American Idol.

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  • Per her agreement with the show "American Idol", Kelly was awarded a major recording contract.

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  • Her debut album, coinciding with the second season of American Idol, was released in 2003.

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  • Kelly caused a small controversy in early 2006 after refusing to let current contestants on "American Idol" sing her songs.

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  • Former American Idol winner Kelly Clarkson beat out Carey in the Best Female Pop Vocal category for "Since U Been Gone" and also won for Best Pop Album.

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  • Amid rumors of legal wrangling (denied by Clarkson) between the show and Clarkson over the rights to use her songs in American Idol broadcasts, it seemed a pointed slight.

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  • She took part in a 'Pop Idol' style talent show hosted by MTV where she made it to the last 10 out of 160 participants.

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  • Then, in 1987-88, he joined Black Sabbath on their Eternal Idol tour.

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  • Paula Abdul, the judge who is bound to love your singing on American Idol, brings to the table her experience as a top-selling pop artist and respected choreographer.

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  • Abdul has been a member of the American Idol judging team since the show's 2002 beginning.

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  • Corey Clark, a contestant on season 2 of American Idol, claimed on a 2005 episode of Primetime Live that he had had an affair with Abdul while he was a contestant on the show.

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  • Fox, American Idol's network, launched an investigation and concluded there was no evidence to substantiate Clark's claim.

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  • Abdul is reported to be working with her fellow American Idol judge Randy Jackson on a forth album.

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  • American Idol's success story began on June 11, 2002.

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  • Season 1 featured 25 episodes, culminating in the September 4, 2002 finale and spawned the most successful American Idol singer to date, Grammy winner Kelly Clarkson.

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  • The first season of American Idol was jointly hosted by Ryan Seacrest and Brian Dunkleman (who departed after season 1).

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  • Cowell was co-creator of the show, which was based on the popular UK Pop Idol program.

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  • Season 1 of American Idol was the only season in which two members of the top 10 were voted off in the same week, when EJay Day and Jim Verranos were eliminated in the first round of voting.

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  • Contestants Kelly Clarkson and Justin Guarini competed for the top spot and 58% of the public vote went to Clarkson, making her the very first American Idol.

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  • Clarkson is unquestionably American Idol's most successful winner to date.

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  • The song written for the American Idol winner, A Moment Like This, which she performed on the last show, set a Billboard Charts Record when it was released as a single in October 2002 by going from 58 to the number 1 spot.

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  • In 2003, she placed second in the World Idol competition.

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  • Clarkson was unhappy with her management, which was supplied by Idol co-creator Simon Fuller, for failing to increase her success outside of the US.

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  • Clarkson dumped Fuller in 2004, starting the rumors of a rift between Clarkson and American Idol.

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  • Trouble between American Idol and Clarkson grew when she famously failed to thank them in her Grammy acceptance speech.

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  • American Idol Rumors - fan site dedicated to all the American Idol gossip you can handle.

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  • Season 2 of American Idol debuted on January 19 and ran through to May 20, 2003.

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  • This season brought in some changes to the Idol format and is mostly remembered for having the only male winner of the contest, Ruben Studdard.

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  • Ruben Studdard's victory was a surprise to many Idol fans.

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  • After season 2, American Idol changed their voting system to avoid any future confusion.

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  • The American Idol winner sold fewer copies of his debut album than Aiken.

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  • Studdard has been involved in two lawsuits post-American Idol.

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  • If true, Studdard would have been in violation of American Idol rules.

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  • American Idol Rumors - fan site dedicated to all the American Idol gossip you can handle.

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  • American Idol, season 3, hit the airwaves on January 19, 2004, and concluded on May 26, 2004.

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  • In season 2, American Idol had found a format that worked and they stuck with it throughout this season as well.

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  • Season 3 is perhaps best remembered for the caliber of the talent of contestants, not to mention the staying power of one arguably musically challenged Idol hopeful.

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  • Fantasia is often cited as an example of what the American Idol competition is all about.

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  • Former Idol contestant Jennifer Hudson may have lost the Idol competition to Fantasia, but she beat her out for a role starring alongside Beyonce and Jamie Foxx in the screen version of Dreamgirls.

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  • American Idol Rumors - fan site dedicated to all the American Idol gossip you can handle.

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  • Season 4 of American Idol debuted on January, 18, 2005, with the finale airing May 25, 2005.

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  • A few changes to the Idol format opened up the field to a new group of competitors.

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  • Abdul's Idol future appeared to be threatened briefly, when expelled contestant Corey Clark from season 2 resurfaced and claimed to have had an affair with Abdul.

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  • American Idol Rumors - fan site dedicated to all the American Idol gossip you can handle.

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  • American Idol, Season 5, premiered on January 17, 2006 and will end May 26, 2006.

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  • Some Idol hopefuls made their mark during the auditions without going on to the next round.

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  • The National Association to Advance Fat Acceptance (NAAFA) also came out in a statement against the show during the screening of the audition phase, accusing American Idol of discrimination on the basis of weight.

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  • Former Idol runner-up, Clay Aiken, performed a duet with an Idol contestant hopeful, who didn't make it past the auditions, but was remembered for channeling Aiken during his try-out.

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  • The surprise final guest performer was Prince, who performed without an Idol contestant.

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  • American Idol Rumors - fan site dedicated to all the American Idol gossip you can handle.

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  • However, it seems that much of today's best-selling artists have been created, such as pop stars Ashlee Simpson and, arguably, American Idol winner Kelly Clarkson.

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  • So, where does an acoustic guitar-playing poet and singer belong in the age of iPods and American Idol?

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  • This album was a battleground for the former American Idol star and her record label.

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  • But the holidays aren't really over until New Years, we say, and plus, don't you think a holiday album by Billy Idol deserves an outing?

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  • Love it or hate it, you definitely can't escape this song (especially if the recent American Idol Auditions are anything to go by).

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  • Other pop singers that are similar in style to Ashley Tisdale include Anastacia, Jessica Simpson, Shakira, and American Idol winner Kelly Clarkson.

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  • It's good practice for anyone who thinks they may be the next American Idol.

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  • This American Idol contestant walked away not only with the top prize on the show but also with a massive fan base who eagerly await his next moves.

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  • David Cook's involvement in music began long before he hit the stage on American Idol.

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  • One thing that won Cook many fans among American Idol viewers is the fact that he played his own guitar during many of the songs.

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  • This was a new option for American Idol - live instruments had previously been prohibited.

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  • Cook was crowned American Idol in May, 2008 in a close vote, beating out rival David Archuleta.

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  • We've got the lowdown on the most reliable places on the internet to find the lyrics sung by this American Idol winner.

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  • Since winning American Idol in 2007, Sparks has been in high demand, touring and releasing successful singles.

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  • Unlike some of her fellow American Idol alums, Sparks seems to have made the transition to respected artist easily and has earned the respect of her peers who broke into the charts sans TV show.

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  • Before her stint on American Idol, she was in music events at her school and church.

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  • She won second place in a Star Search style competition in her home state of Arizona in 2006, shortly before her American Idol audition.

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  • It was relatively smooth sailing for Sparks during her time on American Idol.

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  • She was the only Idol contestant they ever picked up for a deal.

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  • Before she started American Idol, she had won several plus size modeling competitions.

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  • She is a vocal evangelical Christian and prior to winning Idol frequently performed Christian songs.

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  • In Spring of 2008, Sparks was forced to drop out of her opening slot role on what was to be her first major non American Idol related tour, supporting Alicia Keys, because of damage to her vocal chords.

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  • Since his run on American Idol, David Archuleta's fans have been scouring the Internet to find their favorite David Archuleta MP3.

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  • Before American Idol, shows like Star Search and The Mickey Mouse Club were ratings winners.

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  • Archuleta also performed on many local shows in Utah as well as on the long since canceled Jenny Jones show, singing And I am Telling You from the movie that brought former Idol contestant Jennifer Hudson her first Oscar, Dreamgirls.

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  • In 2007, American Idol began it's holding open auditions in cities all across the States.

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  • During the course of the show, the camera would always, inevitably pan on the elder Archuleta and there were rumors running about that he was even once removed from the Idol set.

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  • Everyone knows that it was David Cook and not Archuleta that was crowned the 2008 winner of American Idol, but Archuleta found his own measure of success, signing a recording contract with Jive Records.

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  • Do you want to download American Idol songs?

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  • Given that American Idol is one of the most popular shows around, many people do.

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  • The following sites are all great places to get American Idol downloads.

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  • Then, from the Music Store, search for American Idol.

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  • You can also look for the original recordings of each song by the original artist, and apps for your iPod or iPad featuring karaoke versions of Idol tunes.

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  • Amazon carries a large variety of American Idol downloads, from show performances to compilation and solo albums.

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  • AmericanIdolMusic.com offers links to a variety of sources for tracks and albums by American Idol favorites.

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  • While the site does not include performances from the show, you'll find a good variety of vendors for popular recordings and compilations by Idol alumni.

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  • Downloading American Idol songs can be a little tricky.

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  • Finding songs released by former Idol contestants after their stint on the show or original tracks performed on the show is relatively easy, but finding downloads of Idol performances themselves can be a little bit harder.

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  • Second, because the vast majority of Idol performances are cover versions, this brings another set of problems.

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  • For these reasons, many Idol song downloads are essentially bootleg versions, and most people download them from P2P file sharing networks.

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  • One of the nice things about downloading American Idol performance songs is that most vendors keep a running chart of most popular or fastest rising singles.

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  • When a popular Idol contestant makes a big splash and fans react by rushing to download his or her tunes, these folks get a nice little boost when they see how people are responding to them.

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  • While the eliminations are based on the opinions of the judges and, later, by fan votes, it's still nice to have another way to support your favorite American Idol contestants.

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  • This former American Idol contestant has established herself as a consummate performer in both music and film.

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  • For most music fans, Jennifer Hudson entered the public consciousness during the third season of American Idol.

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  • Before American Idol, Hudson was a performer on a Disney Cruise ship.

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  • From the moment of her audition, Hudson was a standout contestant and a favorite of the judges in what some believe to be the most competitive season of Idol.

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  • She initially rejected, but Idol judges Randy Jackson exercised his wild card vote and brought her back.

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  • In what seems to be the way things work with Idol, Hudson did not win the competition.

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  • Fantasia Barrino carried American Idol in Season Three.

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  • In what also seems to be a theme with Idol, Hudson has been significantly more successful in her music career than the actual winner of the season.

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  • Fans of the 2009 American Idol contest fell in love with one of the performances by Adam Lambert - Mad World.

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