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'American Idol': All About the Fox Reality Competition


Your guide to Fox's hit reality TV competition American Idol, where you'll find the latest news, contestant bios, photos, quizzes and more.

  1. 'American Idol' 101
  2. The Latest on 'American Idol'
  3. Last Season on 'American Idol'
  1. Meet the 'Idol' Judges
  2. 'American Idol' History
  3. 'American Idol' Quizzes

'American Idol' 101

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American Idol has altered reality TV and given birth to many knock-offs, but none have achieved the success of this ratings juggernaut that remains one of the most watched TV shows of all time. Learn about the hit singing competition below.

The Latest on 'American Idol'

Find out the latest news and information about American Idol and meet the Season 13 contenders.

Last Season on 'American Idol'

Top Ten America Idol 12 Contenders

Meet the contestants and learn more about Idol Season Twelve.

Meet the 'Idol' Judges

American Idol Judges: Keith Urban, Jennifer Lopez and Harry Connick, Jr.

When American Idol premiered in 2002, the competition was judged by singer Paula Abdul and British music producer Simon Cowell and music producer Randy Jackson. Things have changed a lot since those days, but Jackson remained a constant--until the 13th season, when he transitioned to Idol mentor. The current judges are Jennifer Lopez, Keith Urban and Harry Connick, Jr. Learn more about past and present Idol judges here.

'American Idol' History

Past Idol Judges

Take a stroll down American Idol's past. Reminisce about your favorite seasons, Idol moments and top contestants.

'American Idol' Quizzes

Kelly Clarkson

How much do you really know about American Idol? Take these quizzes and find out!

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