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“Idol” finalist Danny Gokey gets countrified with record deal

September 3, 2009

Competing this year on "American Idol," contestant Danny Gokey often sought to cut an image in viewers' minds as an R&B singer, but now that a record label tied to the TV program has flashed a contract in front of him, the Wisconsin native has decided he's a country singer.danny-gokey

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Adam Lambert and Kris Allen to face off in “Idol” finale

May 14, 2009

allen-1The elimination of Danny Gokey on Wednesday's broadcast of "American Idol" answered a question "Fan Fare" posed the night before -- namely if Gokey's rival Kris Allen was really a "dark horse" contestant with any chance of winning.

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Is Kris Allen really a dark horse going into “Idol” finale?

May 13, 2009

USA/"American Idol" on Tuesday entered the last week of competition before the finale, and we at "Fan Fare" had the good fortune to land second-row seats in the talent show's live studio audience. (For the record, this twist of fate had nothing to do with our coverage of the show -- it was good old-fashioned standing in line combined with almost two years of being on a waiting list.)

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It’s a boys’ club on “Idol” as finale looms

May 7, 2009

With Allison Iraheta getting the boot on Wednesday night, three white men will duke it out for the "American Idol" crown for the first time in the show's history.

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“Idol” judges throw stones on Rock Week

May 6, 2009

In contrast to last week on "American Idol" when it seemed the contestants could do no wrong, the judges found plenty of stones to throw at the Top 4 on Rock Week. Except for Adam Lambert, who as usual thrilled the panelists.allison-iraheta

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“Idol” goes topsy-turvy as Adam hits a speed bump

April 30, 2009

USA/"American Idol" golden boy Adam Lambert hit a big speed bump on Wednesday night after he landed among the show's Bottom Three vote-getters for the first time this season.

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On “Idol,” it’s a man’s world this season

April 29, 2009

irahetaOn "American Idol," it appears to be a man's world after all.

It's no secret that male contestants like Adam Lambert and Danny Gokey have trounced their female counterparts in the singing competition since early this season. And, with just one woman in the show's Top 5, viewers on Tuesday night were left wondering if the final four contestants would all be men for the first time in "Idol" history.

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Simon Cowell picks Adam Lambert and…who? for Idol final

April 25, 2009

cowell1"American Idol" still has five singers left in the competition. But acid-tongued judge Simon Cowell has already decided who he would like to see in the final round next month.

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Who is bound for the “Idol” finale?

April 23, 2009

rounds1Lil Rounds and Anoop Desai sang their swan songs Wednesday night on "American Idol," meaning the singing competition lost its two most uniquely named contestants in one fell swoop.

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Adam Lambert keeps “Idol” judges entranced

April 22, 2009

lambertBefore he went on stage, the camera swooped down on "American Idol" contestant Adam Lambert as he stood beaming in the crowd. But as usual, Lambert was more than just a face in the crowd on Tuesday night, as he again wowed the judges and solidified his frontrunner status.