Jessica Sanchez on American Idol (FOX)

‘Idol’ Runner-Up Jessica Sanchez: I Knew Phillip Phillips Would Win

Going into Wednesday’s two-hour season finale, Jessica Sanchez was certain she would lose “American Idol” to Phillip Phillips. “I believed that Phillip was going to win,” Jessica told reporters on Thursday. “Not because I don’t think I’m good, but he has such a big fan base…He’s really an artist. He sang so many different songs, […]

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American Idol winner Phillip Phillips (FOX)

‘Idol’ Winner Phillip Phillips Details ‘Rough’ Health Battle to the End

Just one day into his reign as the new winner of “American Idol,” Phillip Phillips told reporters he almost didn’t make it to the end, due to chronic kidney problems. “It was rough at times,” said Phillip, who reportedly underwent eight surgeries and was under the care of physicians throughout the season. “There were a […]

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Phillip Phillips on "American Idol" (FOX)

‘American Idol’ Recap: Jessica Sanchez and Phillip Phillips Square Off for the Crown

After four very long months, “American Idol” has finally reached “finale week,” and there were a number of firsts. It was the first hour-long performance episode of the season (and how wonderfully refreshing!). It was the first time the contestants’ potential victory songs weren’t about achieving dreams while riding unicorns as they sail over rainbows. […]

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American Idol mentor Jimmy Iovine (Michael Becker/FOX)

If J. Lo Leaves ‘American Idol’, Could Jimmy Iovine Replace Her?

“American Idol” mentor Jimmy Iovine doesn’t want judge Jennifer Lopez to leave the show. “She’s incredible. I hope she does it again,” Jimmy told reporters today. But, he said, he’s not a part of the conversation. “I just mentor the kids and do my thing,” he explained. “I don’t get to make decisions about the […]

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