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Ryan Seacrest stops Crystal Bowersox from quitting American Idol

Overwhelmed by the stress and pressure of being on ‘American Idol,’ contestant Crystal Bowersox threatened to walk off the show. ‘Idol’ host Ryan Seacrest stepped in and had a quick heart-to-heart with her in the show’s parking lot, TMZ reports.

Sources claim Bowersox told him she couldn’t handle the competition and didn’t like all the media attention and threatened to move back to Ohio to be with her family.

Luckily, Seacrest convinced the ‘Idol’ hopeful to stick it out. He pushed the fact that if she won she’d get a recording contract and become a millionaire. Guess that was enough to make her stay.

According to TMZ, Seacrest told her, “The greatest thing I ever did was make enough money so I could buy my mom a house. You can buy your mom a house.”

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Posted Friday, April 16th, 2010 at 9:09am
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Is Paula Abdul heading back to American Idol?

It’s a huge secret, but America Idol producers might be trying to woo Paula Abdul back to the struggling show.

Although still immensely popular, ratings are way down this season compared to when Paula was on the panel, and executives fear the loss of even more viewers when Simon Cowell leaves after this season.

“They want Paula back,” the insider says. “They’re not sure if she’d be the fifth judge, but they are talking to her. People tuned in to see Paula’s wacky antics and her chemistry with Simon. The show is just not as much fun to watch without her.”

What do you think? Should Paula return to American Idol? (I’m not watching it this season, because I think it’s quite possibly the worst season to date!)

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Posted Thursday, April 15th, 2010 at 11:11am
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Did American Idol’s Judges Save the Right Guy?

You could almost hear America’s collective sigh of relief — or was that a sigh of frustration?

Wednesday’s results show was the most dramatic so far this season on American Idol. After Ryan Seacrest announced that lovable Michael Lynche received the lowest number of votes on Lennon-McCartney night and would face elimination, he sang for his life, reprising his performance of “This Woman’s Work” for the judges. Lucky for Big Mike he delivered (watch a clip), and the panel unanimously voted to bring him back next week, using up their one chance this season to save a contestant.

Now, a debate is raging on People.com about whether using the only judges’ save was a good idea or not. Check out these comments:

“I’m glad they saved Mike. He’s my choice for runner up.” – Jenny

“Any of the bottom 3 could have gone. Saving Lynch was a bad idea. Now the 1 save is gone and leaves no hope for a save for the really talented singers. Now we are stuck with the cute young contestants who are really weak, inconsistent singers, but who the teeny bopper crowd will love and vote for incessantly. Bad call on the part of the judges.” – Alice

“That was a huge shocker. That’s how you sing for your life Big Mike! I was so happy the judges used the save on him. He needs to pick a better song for next week.” – Julie

“Big Mike should have been gone. There should not be a judges save. The people voted and they voted him out. I can’t stand him or his signing. He acts like he thinks he’s great. Maybe this will knock him down a couple of notches…….but he still has got to go.” – Donna

“stop hating, mike deserved the save” – Dedia

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Posted Thursday, April 8th, 2010 at 2:14pm
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‘American Idol’ David Cook Gives Back in Ethiopia

Former American Idol winner David Cook spoke to reporters from Ethiopia today in a press conference call to encourage people to donate to the upcoming Idol Gives Back special.

“I’ve been extremely moved by this trip,” David said. “It’s been a huge learning experience for me.”

The singer is visiting Ethiopia as part of a United Nations effort aimed at helping adolescent girls in the country. The story of David’s experience there will be shown on Idol Gives Back, which will air on FOX on April 21. The FOX show, as in the past, encourages viewers to call in donations to benefit relief efforts around the world.

The rocker, who won AI two years ago, revealed why he wanted to be a part of the special.

“I remember on my season when we did Idol Gives Back, we watched Annie Lennox’s performance and in the background they were showing images of the children,” David reminisced. “It tore me apart. My reality is not their reality. You want to help. This couldn’t have come at a better time.”

David went to Ethiopia to find out about the living conditions and how donations can help girls there. He met a seven-year-old girl at a school whose parents had passed away.

“She’s one of the most vibrant, joyous girls I’ve ever met,” David said. “The girls at the school want to learn, to have better education, to have that opportunity. That’s inspiring, to see a seven-year-old girl want to build a better future for herself.”

Elizabeth Gore of the United Nations Foundation, who participated in the press conference call with David, said the girls badly need school supplies to continue their education. Some of them have to go fetch water for six to 15 hours a day because they don’t have water holes nearby.

David visited a school and said, “There’s definitely a sense of hope. Donating just two dollars to these girls makes a world of difference. I feel kind of guilty [about] what the people have to deal with on a daily basis. It’s something that truly deserves our attention.”

He told reporters his Idol fame meant nothing to them: “Very few people here know who I am. We did get the chance to play some music for them.”

David isn’t sure if he will perform on Idol Gives Back, but he will be part of the special in some way to build awareness about the situation of Ethiopia’s young girls.

“People here need a helping hand and we’re in a great position to give that to them,” he said.

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Posted Wednesday, March 31st, 2010 at 3:15pm
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