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Who Has Been Your Favorite ‘American Idol’ Judge? [Poll]

'American Idol' is now in its 13th season on Fox. The show has made stars out of past winners like Kelly Clarkson, Jordin Sparks and David Cook. Even some of the contestants that didn't win have ended up with successful careers in music. Besides the contestants on the show, the series is also well known for its celebrity judges. For many years, 'America Idol' had a stable roster of the three original judges, but the lineup has changed more frequently in recent seasons. Who has been your favorite 'American Idol' judge?

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American Idol Contestants That Did Not Win
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‘American Idol’ Contestants That Did Not Win, But Still Became Stars

'American Idol' has been introducing us to stars for over a decade. Some of the winners from the reality competition have been more successful than others, but winning is not necessarily required to reach super-stardom. In fact, when looking at album sales from American Idol alumni, two of the top five did not win the seasons on which they appeared. Here are five former 'American Idol' contestants that did not win, but have still achieved massive success following their appearances on the show.

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Jos Scarnici, Getty Images

Which is Better: ‘The Voice’ or ‘American Idol?’

It is funny how television programming evolves. Over the years we have gone from family shows, cowboy shows, doctor shows, comedy sitcoms, to reality shows. The latest fad from the last few years seems to be singing and talent shows.

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‘American Idol’ Recap: Charlotte, Start Your Engines!

Tonight’s round of ‘American Idol’ auditions took North Carolina by storm, sweeping through the famous Charlotte Motor Speedway. The episode was filled with talent, laughter, tears and, of course, a healthy dose of drama.

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Larry Busacca / Ryan Pierse, Getty Images

Nicki Minaj and Country Star Keith Urban Finalizing ‘American Idol’ Deals

Looks like the rumors of Nicki Minaj joining ‘American Idol‘ may be true. The Hollywood Reporter says that Minaj and country crooner Keith Urban are close to finalizing their contracts for the show!

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Photo By: Patrick Murphy/Getty Images

The News You Don’t Know About

Being in the media has its benefits and its drawbacks.  It also gives you access to a few things others don't get.  Like police blotters and constantly updated material and news stories.  

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Mike Moore, Getty Images

Jordin Sparks Thinks Mariah Carey Would Be Great for ‘Idol’

It was announced  a month ago that Mariah Carey would become a judge on ‘American Idol‘ for its upcoming season, filling one of the seats left vacant by former judges Steven Tyler and Jennifer Lopez. People may still be recovering from the shock of the announcement, but ‘Idol’ winner Jordin Sparks thinks Carey will be a great fit.

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Michael Buckner, Getty Images

Kanye West in Talks to Judge ‘American Idol’

Every time the judging panel for Season 12 of ‘American Idol‘ starts to come into focus, a new rumor comes along to shake things up. The latest piece of gossip? Hip-hop king Kanye West is in talks to join Mariah Carey on the show, according to sources at TMZ.

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Mark Davis, Getty Images

Alanis Morissette Hints at ‘American Idol’ Talks

She’s got one hand in her pocket and another in Fremantle Media’s pocket, apparently. Alanis Morissette has announced that she may be in the running to be a new ‘American Idol‘ judge.

 

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Mike Coppola, Getty Images

Nick Jonas Confirms ‘American Idol’ Judging Talks

The rumors are true! Nick Jonas confirmed that he’s in negotiations to be the next ‘American Idol‘ judge.

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