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‘American Idol’ Country Finalists: Where Are They Now? [Pictures]

You may be surprised just how many country singers got their start on American Idol.

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Maddie Walker
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Inside ‘American Idol’: Scott Borchetta Says Maddie Walker’s Appendix Did Not Burst

The last remaining country American Idol finalist will perform on Thursday night. Season 14 mentor Scott Borchetta tells Taste of Country that Maddie Walker still doesn't know what put her in the hospital for several days last weekend, but it wasn't a ruptured appendix.

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Inside ‘American Idol’: Scott Borchetta Says ‘So Far, America Is Getting It Right’

American Idol mentor Scott Borchetta is in a difficult position, but it's one he's familiar with. Each week moving forward he'll work with the remaining Idol finalists, helping them choose their songs and how to perform. One misstep could mean the end of the run for a talented artist.

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‘American Idol’ Finalist Josh Gracin Loses Half of Music Rights in Divorce

American Idol alum Josh Gracin, who finished in fourth place on the second season of the hit reality show, recently lost half of his music rights in an embroiled divorce battle.

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‘American Idol’ Hits the Road With the Top 24 Boys [WATCH]

Now that American Idol has their Top 24, the live shows have begun and the finalists must now sing for America's votes. The show had yet another first last night when they hit the road for Season 14's first live shows.

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‘American Idol’ Hopefuls Pay Tribute to Kelly Clarkson [Watch]

American Idol alum Kelly Clarkson has come a long way since her 2002 victory on the reality singing competition, but young hopefuls are still paying homage to the first Idol more than a decade later.

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Aww, Snap … ‘American Idol’ Audition Ends With Keith Urban Getting ‘Slapped’ [Watch]

It's not clear if 'American Idol' contestant Samuel Prince earned praise for his singing, but his acting was pretty good. Harry "Henry" Connick, Jr. does a nice job in this video, as well ... maybe too nice a job for Keith Urban's liking.

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Tim McGraw Is Happy Keith Urban Is Representing Country Music on ‘Idol’

'American Idol' kicks off a new season Wednesday, with Keith Urban once again representing country music in a judge's chair. Tim McGraw considers Urban a friend, and insists his buddy is a great representation of the genre.

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‘American Idol’ Contestant Is Crazy for Keith Urban in Season 14 Trailer

The new season of 'American Idol' is right around the corner, and Keith Urban may be judging one of his biggest fans this year.

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Keith Urban’s Reality Competition Past Helps Him Empathize With ‘American Idol’ Contestants

Keith Urban is one of the most popular judges in the history of 'American Idol,' and he says he has a special connection to the contestants on the show.

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