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Dexter Roberts hopes to one day return to television.

The artist was eliminated from American Idol last night, but in speaking to a pool of reporters shortly after the announcement was made, he expressed as aspiration aside from singing on stage.

Dexter Roberts Says Goodbye

"I told my mom if I get kicked off sometime, I'm going to get a tepee and go in the woods and just live in the woods for a few days, just get away from the city because I'm all about staying in the woods, outdoors and stuff," Dexter said, adding:

"But I'm going to keep a singing career and hopefully have a hunting show one day - turkeys and ducks and whitetails."

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Following an American Idol performance show that displayed two of this season's best covers to date, another contestant was sent home this week.

We knew it wouldn't be Jena Irene or Alex Preston, not after their vocals on Wednesday, and at least Ryan Seacrest didn't drag out the drama.

These were the first two to move on to the final six.

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Caleb Johnson then got the green light, with C.J. Harris next and then Sam Woolf moving on.

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Sam Woolf, Dexter Roberts, Jena Irene and company may soon be coming to a city near you.

Fox has announced the full schedule for American Idol LIVE!, a 41-show concert tour featuring the Top 10 artists on Season 13 that will kick off June 24 in Binghamton, New York.

American Idol Season 13: Who's Left?
Sam Woolf has the look of an American Idol winner, doesn't he? This is a cute young white guy who plays guitar.
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Sam Woolf

1. Sam Woolf

Sam Woolf has the look of an American Idol winner, doesn't he? This is a cute young white guy who plays guitar.


Jessica Meuse

2. Jessica Meuse

Jessica Meuse is a 23-year old native of Alabama. She has done quite well for herself on American Idol Season 13.


Jena Irene

3. Jena Irene

Jena Irene could be your next American Idol champion. She has reached the round of 13.


CJ Harris

4. CJ Harris

CJ Harris is 23-year old Alabama resident. Will he be the next American Idol?


Caleb Johnson

5. Caleb Johnson

Caleb Johnson is a 22-year old native of North Carolina. He is doing very well for himself on American Idol.


Alex Preston

6. Alex Preston

Alex Preston has advanced to the American Idol Season 13 finals. We wish him the best of luck!


Along with the seven contestants will alive, the concerts will include recently-eliminated singers MK Nobilette, Majesty Rose and Malaya Watson.

When and where will they be performing? Peruse the following calendar and plan your trip accordingly:

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And we finally have a clear-cut favorite on American Idol!

The Top 7 put on the best performance night of Season 13 Wednesday, as producers came up with a first-ever twist for the long-running competition:

The finalists selected tracks for one another, proving how tight-knit they actually are by refusing to sabotage anyone's performance with a difficult or eccentric song.

That's no fun, as know, but it was loads of fun to watch Jene Irene close the show with a cover of "Creep." It earned a standing ovation (from everyone except a focused Harry Connick Jr.) and it propeled her to the front of this mostly mundane pack.

Watch all seven solo performances now:

American Idol Top 7 Performances
Best American Idol performance of Season 13? Watch Jena Irene cover "Creep" here.
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Jena Irene - "Creep"

1. Jena Irene - "Creep"

Best American Idol performance of Season 13? Watch Jena Irene cover "Creep" here.


Alex Preston - "The A Team"

2. Alex Preston - "The A Team"

Alex Preston is officially on The A Team. He covers an Ed Sheeran smash here.


C.J. Harris - "Gravity"

3. C.J. Harris - "Gravity"

C.J. Harris broke out his guitar for this John Mayer cover. What did you think of his version of "Gravity?"


Caleb Johnson - "Family Tree"

4. Caleb Johnson - "Family Tree"

Did Caleb Johnson make King of Leon proud with his version of "Family Tree?" Decide for yourself now.


Sam Woolf - "Sail Away"

5. Sam Woolf - "Sail Away"

Sam Woolf makes like David Gray for this performance. What do you think of it?


Jessica Meuse - "Gunpowder and Lead"

6. Jessica Meuse - "Gunpowder and Lead"

Jessica Meuse rocks out here on American Idol. She's singing the track "Gunpowder and Lead."


Dexter Roberts - "Muckalee Creek Water"

7. Dexter Roberts - "Muckalee Creek Water"

Dexter Roberts continues to impress on American Idol. Watch him sing "Muckalee Creek Water" here.


Do you agree? Was Irene the best? Or were you taken by Alex Preston instead?

VOTE NOW: Which finalists put on the best show?

 

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Former American Idol finalist Nikko Smith is not the Nikko Smith who co-stars in the Mimi Faust sex tape ... the singer just wants to clear this up.

The Nikko Smith that competed on Season 4 is not the Love & Hip Hop: Atlanta star. Not that he's upset or worried about the confusion, per se.

After all, the sex tape Nikko is hung like ... never mind.

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  • Nikko Smith (American Idol)

The American Idol Nikko Smith his phone has been blowing up with a TON of calls from friends and family who just heard about Mimi's shower rod.

Which must be awkward and kind of hilarious for him.

Vivid announced the sex tape April 14 in a release about Mimi & Nikko: Scandal in Atlanta featuring VH1′s Love & Hip Hop: Atlanta star Mimi Faust.

The Nikko Smith who is dating and putting it to Mimi is not the Osborne Earl Smith who competed on Idol, who says he's never met Mimi in his life.

Then again, “There could be worse things linked to my name. At least the guy didn’t murder someone,” he told TMZ regarding his sex tape namesake.

It's true. Mimi could be dating a guy named Aaron Hernandez.

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The impressive run by Malaya Watson came to an end on American Idol last night, as this 16-year old performance was voted out by viewers.

And while Watson clearly would have liked to advance further, she didn't express any regrets in a talk with reporters backstage after the news was announced.

Malaya Watson Says Goodbye

"Getting to work with so many people was awesome," Watson said, keeping her life in perspective. "I'm 16! What kid can say 'I sang in front of Harry Connick, J-Lo and worked with Rickey Minor? Oh, that's nothing major.'

"It was my first job, what can I say? It was just a big opportunity that not a lot of people can experience, and with me being just a child it's pretty cool."

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American Idol went back in time this week, as the contestants performed songs from the 1980s.

But the remaining eight hopefuls could only look to the past for so long, as they were forced to consider the future on Thursday, namely:

Who would be sticking around to take the stage against next Wednesday evening? 

The Great 8

In quick succession, those voted to safety were Caleb Johnson... followed by Jessica Meuse... and Dexter Roberts. CJ Harris was the first to land in the Bottom 3.

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The pressure was on for the remaining American Idol finalists this week.

Following Sam Woolf's save last week, there will be more more Season 13 pardons. This is now it. If the viewers say so, you are out of the competition.

With that scary knowledge secure in their minds, the Top 8 took the stage last night (with David Cook as a mentor) and belted out covers of classics from the 1980s.

How did they fare? It wasn't the most memorable performance episode of all-time, with many hopefuls choosing obvious tracks and no one really blowing us away.

But you can cycle through all eight solo auditions now and then vote on your favorite:

American Idol Goes to the 80s
Caleb Johnson is on quite the American Idol journey. How did he fare on "Faithfully?"
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Caleb Johnson - "Faithfully"

1. Caleb Johnson - "Faithfully"

Caleb Johnson is on quite the American Idol journey. How did he fare on "Faithfully?"


Jena Irene - "I Love Rock N Roll"

2. Jena Irene - "I Love Rock N Roll"

Jena Irene loves herself some Rock N Roll. Will American Idol viewers love this rendition?


Dexter Roberts - "Keep Your Hands To Yourself"

3. Dexter Roberts - "Keep Your Hands To Yourself"

Dexter Roberts wants you to Keep Your Hands to Yourself." He rocks out for 80s night on American Idol.


Alex Preston - "Every Breath You Take"

4. Alex Preston - "Every Breath You Take"

Don't be scared, but Alex Preston will be watching every breath you take. He sings a Police classic in this video.


Malaya Watson - "Through The Fire"

5. Malaya Watson - "Through The Fire"

Malaya Watson covers Chaka Khan on American Idol 80s night. How do you think she did?


Jessica Meuse - "Call Me"

6. Jessica Meuse - "Call Me"

Jessica Meuse goes back to the 1980s for this American Idol performance. Watch her sing "Call Me" now.


C.J. Harris - "Free Fallin"

7. C.J. Harris - "Free Fallin"

C.J. Harris is "Free Fallin'," folks. Watch him cover Tom Petty now.


Sam Woolf - "Time After Time"

8. Sam Woolf - "Time After Time"

Sam Woolf makes like Cyndi Lauper for this American Idol performance. Will he stick around "Time After Time?"


WHOSE 1980S-BASED PERFORMANCE DID YOU LIKE BEST?

 

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The Great 8 has become the Heavenly 7.

Or has it?

Following an impressive performance show that saw the remaining American Idol contestants rehash original audition songs, viewers were left with a difficult decision on Thursday: 

Who deserved to get voted out?

Sam Woolf is Saved!

The answer came down to Sam Woolf, Malaya Watson and C.J. Harris, as this trio earned the lowest number of votes.

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American Idol went back to the beginning last night, as the eight remaining finalists performed songs from some of their original auditions.

And it was easily the best performance episode of Season 13.

Two contestants impressed us with original songs, while a couple others re-arranged their classics, made them their own... and left us scrambling over to iTunes to download.

Who stood out the most? Who could be in danger of elimination? Click, listen and be awed by the Top 8 now:

American Idol Top 8 Performances
Jena Irene tries to make Adele proud with this American Idol audition. She's Rolling in the Deep.
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Jena Irene - "Rolling in the Deep"

1. Jena Irene - "Rolling in the Deep"

Jena Irene tries to make Adele proud with this American Idol audition. She's Rolling in the Deep.


Dexter Roberts - "One Mississippi"

2. Dexter Roberts - "One Mississippi"

Dexter Roberts has advanced to the final 8 on American Idol. What do you think of his take on "One Mississippi?"


C.J. Harris - "Soulshine"

3. C.J. Harris - "Soulshine"

CJ Harris is in it to win it! Listen to his version of "Soulshine" now.


Sam Woolf - "Lego House"

4. Sam Woolf - "Lego House"

Sam Woolf covers Ed Sheeran here on American Idol. He's living in a Lego House.


Jessica Meuse - "Blue Eyed Lie" (Original Song)

5. Jessica Meuse - "Blue Eyed Lie" (Original Song)

Jessica Meuse goes with an original song for this American Idol performance. Very impressive stuff.


Malaya Watson - “Ain't No Way"

6. Malaya Watson - “Ain't No Way"

Malaya Watson impresses us with this American Idol performance. Listen to her sing "Ain't No Way."


Caleb Johnson - "Chain of Fools"

7. Caleb Johnson - "Chain of Fools"

Caleb Johnson sings "Chain of Fools" for this American Idol performance. Nice work, man!


Alex Preston - "Fairy Tale" (Original Song)

8. Alex Preston - "Fairy Tale" (Original Song)

Alex Preston breaks out an original song for this American Idol performance. What do you think?


Tough choice, huh? But it must be made: Who put on the best performance?

 

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