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Music fans are in for a three-week treat, beginning on November 17.

On that date, Kris Allen releases his debut CD. A week later, Adam Lambert does the same; and fellow American Idol finalist Allison Iraheta completes the trifecta on December 1 with her debut album.

The trio of talented young singers recently gathered for a photo shoot and interview. This time, no naked women were involved with Lambert.

Allison, Kris and Adam really do seem like they get along, however. Click on each pic below for a larger version of it...

FOLLOW THIS ARTICLE'S JUMP TO WATCH AN INTERVIEW WITH ALL THREE SINGERS.

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Welcome, celebrity gossip and news readers, to The Hollywood Gossip's Caption Contest - the 81st edition of our weekly, Friday afternoon tradition!

When a hot pair of American Idol hopefuls, Allison Iraheta and Danny Gokey, react to a startling piece of news, funny captions abound. But none better and more timely than the one sent in by omg. Check out the winning entry below!

Clapping for Himself

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"Carrie prejean posed topless?"

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Because Fox producers decided weeks ago that they wanted to see Adam Lambert and Danny Gokey in the final and, as a result, the judges' comments this week weren't remotely critical of a terrible performance by Gokey, Allison Iraheta was eliminated from American Idol last night.

Prior to learning that Iraheta would be sent packing, viewers listened as Danny himself criticized his previous evening's rendition of Aerosmith's "Dream On.

"I listened to it back, and I must say, I laughed the whole night," Gokey said, adding: "My own aunt muted the TV."

Are finalists allowed to have one poor performance? Of course. But why was Danny given an "A-plus" for his effort from multiple judges, and why did Paula Abdul's entire critique of his audition Monday involve simply asking the audience if they were Danny Gokey fans?

Weak. Sauce.

As for Iraheta, she can at least take solace in this week's guest performer: Chris Daughtry was voted off early during his American Idol season, has gone on to incredible success and said last night, "At the time it felt like the world was coming to an end... but I got over it about 30 seconds later."

Adam Lambert and Allison Iraheta

  • Young Talent
  • Young Rocker

Click on the pics above to relive Allison Iraheta's performances on American Idol.

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It's an American Idol tradition, on par with receiving criticism from Simon Cowell and smiling through Paula Abdul's jibberish.

Each year, the show's finalists attend BritWeek, an event created by producer Nigel Lythgoe. The event celebrates the link between Great Britain and the Los Angeles area.

At the 2009 edition, Adam Lambert and company got into the spirit of the occasion, posing for pictures and boogieing the night away with an Austin Powers impersonator...

Adam and Austin
  • Absolutely the Best
  • At BritWeek
  • Gokey Photo
  • An Idol Tradition
  • Still Alive
  • Dancing Allison
  • The Final Five

Click on the photos above to enlarge images of American Idol's final five finalists at BritWeek.

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On last night's American Idol, Allison Iraheta received praise from the judges on her vocal stylings. The panel mostly agreed that she knocked No Doubt's "Don't Speak" out of the park.

When it came to this aspiring rock star's outfit, however, the criticism was as pointed as the praise was effusive.

Lee on the Mic

Randy Jackson said he didn't get the ensemble at all, while Simon Cowell said it looked like something out of The Addams Family.

Take a look at the pink hair, ruffled pink and white dress, black leggings and white shoes for yourself and let us know your thoughts on Iraheta's attire:

Allison Iraheta's outfit is...

 

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Allison Iraheta, Adam Lambert and Kris Allen are officially household names.

This trio of aspiring singers were named to the finals on season eight of American Idol last week. Let's get to know each crooner a bit better.

Here are excerpts of the interviews they gave to TV Guide, following the announcement that each had been voted through to the final 12:

Allison Iraheta on...

... her hair color: "I wish [I was a natural redhead] — that'd be great, because then I wouldn't have to be worrying about dying the roots every five weeks. But no, my natural hair color is black."

... Simon Cowell's critique of her: "He doesn't know me. He says I'm boring, but honestly I'm not. I'll just chill a little bit more because the nerves got to me a little [this week]."

Idol Finalists

Adam Lambert on...

... his fashion taste: "Of course I upped the fashion [for this week], put on something a little dressier, a little funkier. Up to this point, it's been my own [fashion] eye."

... Simon Cowell's critique of him: "I take [Simon's] 'theatrical' comment as a compliment as opposed to a derogatory statement. A lot of the big [pop] artists are going the theatrical route. It's time for something like that."

Kris Allen on...

... a theme he'd love: "Doing The Beatles would be so amazing. I feel like you can do a lot with their songs. That would be the coolest thing ever."

... singing a Michael Jackson song last week: "I decided on ["Man in the Mirror"] a while back, so it was a little scary. But I was really confident in what I was dong. I was just happy I didn't get any compared to him."

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One-half of season eight's American Idol finalists have now been named.

Following a dismal round of auditions on Wednesday, Adam Lambert, Kris Allen and Allison Iraheta received the most votes from viewers and advanced to the final round of 12.

Idol Contender

Click on the pics above for enlarged images of the latest American Idol finalists.

The trio will join 28-year-old church music director Danny Gokey from Milwaukee, 21-year-old musician Alexis Grace from Memphis and 27-year-old oil rig worker Michael Sarver from Texas, who were selected as the first three finalists last week.

On Tuesday, a dozen more semifinalists will vie for three spots in the competition's top 12.

Following that series of auditions, the judges will pick the last three finalists after a unique wild card round. It may sound complicated, but it just means one thing:

It's not too late for Anoop Desai to advance!

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The second round of semifinal auditions on American Idol was almost as much of a waste of two hours as this week's ridiculous special, The Bachelor: The Women Tell All.

Only two performances remotely stood out:

  • Adam Lambert closed the show with a rendition of The Rolling Stones' classic "Satisfaction." The judges were blown away, amazed that the singer could display such a range. We'd be shocked if he weren't voted through to the finals.

Watch his audition below:

  • After giving possibly the most awkward, boring pre-audition interview of all-time, Allison Iraheta took to the stage and rocked out to "Alone" by Heart. “You don’t even know how good you are,” Kara said.

Watch the performance and decide for yourself:

Despite no other contestant really performing well, one more man or woman will be included in the final 12 from this group.

It will likely come down to Matt Giraud, Megan Joy Corkery or Kris Allen. What do you think?

Allison Iraheta Biography

Allison Iraheta, American Idol Allison Iraheta finished fourth on season eight of American Idol. She's only 16 years old. This Los Angeles native has appeared in a few... More »
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