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Another finalist booted on ‘American Idol’

Paul McDonald kept grinning despite being gouged on ‘American Idol.’ The smiley singer-songwriter from Nashville, Tenn., was revealed to have received the fewest viewer votes on the Fox talent contest Thursday after kicking off Wednesday’s film-themed performances with Bob Seger’s “Old Time Rock and Roll” from “Risky Business.” Jennifer Lopez requested the 26-year-old sing Rod Stewart’s “Maggie May” as his swan song, and he happily obliged.
McDonald was joined in the bottom three

‘American Idol’ eliminates another finalist

LOS ANGELES – Songbird Pia Toscano was eliminated from ‘American Idol’ on Thursday, leaving the judges who had lavished praise on her in despair over the audience’s decision.
Randy Jackson covered his head and mouthed a repeated “No” after host Ryan Seacrest announced that Toscano received the lowest number of viewer votes after her performance Wednesday of “River Deep – Mountain High.” Toscano, 22, a dark-haired beauty from the Queens borough of New York City managed to remain

‘American Idol’ sends home two finalists

LOS ANGELES – Naima Adedapo and Thia Megia are no longer standing on ‘American Idol.’ The earthy 26-year-old dance instructor from Milwaukee and the breathy 16-year-old high school student from Mountain House, Calif., were booted from the Fox talent competition Thursday after ‘Idol’ host Ryan Seacrest revealed they garnered the fewest viewer votes following their respective attempts Wednesday of Elton John’s “I’m Still Standing” and “Daniel.” Joining the duo in the bottom three was

Simon Cowell denies ‘American Idol’ bad blood

LOS ANGELES – Ten years after helping launch ‘American Idol’ into a national pastime, Simon Cowell is again playing the role of underdog. He’s back auditioning talent for a largely unknown singing competition – although this time, when ‘The X Factor’ premieres on Fox this fall, it will come with immense hype and expectations. Cowell, 51, speaks about his upcoming reality show and his experience as a judge on the ‘American Idol’. Q. Tell us what you learned from launching ‘Idol’ that

‘American Idol’ king of TV advertising revenue

LOS ANGELES – “American Idol” is the darling of TV advertisers, dwarfing other TV shows by raking in an estimated $7.11 million every half hour last year for the Fox network, according to a Forbes.com survey. The singing contest topped Forbes.com’s list of TV’s biggest moneymakers in 2010, despite sliding ratings last year and generally lackluster talent. Far behind “Idol” was America’s most-watched TV comedy “Two and A Half Men”, with an estimated $2.89 million in advertising revenue

‘American Idol’ sends home first finalist

LOS ANGELES – ‘American Idol’ viewers did not tell Ashthon Jones they loved her. The silky smooth 24-year-old retail manager from Nashville, Tenn., on Thursday was revealed to have the fewest viewer votes on the Fox talent competition.
The judges decided not to save Jones after her performance of Diana Ross’ ‘When You Tell Me That You Love Me.’ Jones said before her dismissal that she regretted not selecting a more popular Ross tune. “I was rooting for you, baby,” Jennifer Lopez