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Shannon Magrane made quite the impression on American Idol judges during last night's season 11 premiere.

Awkwardly for the 15-year old's father, though, it wasn't simply due to her singing.

In a clearly contrived set-up, Randy asked Shannon after her athletic interests... which led to a mention that her dad, Joe, pitched in the 1987 World Series... which led to Joe and other family members entering the room... which led to Joe asking Steven Tyler about Boston and the Aerosmith frontman responding:

"Great, beautiful. Hot, humid and happening... just like your daughter!"

But let's not let that quip detract from Magrane's performance, as she earned a ticket to Hollywood due to a cover of "Something's Got a Hold on Me." We'll be keeping an eye on Shannon, just not in the way Tyler implied above.

Remaining our overall favorite from Savannah, though? Phillip Phillips, by a long shot.

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Oh, it is on between American Idol and The Voice.

During their panel discussion at yesterday's Television Critics Association winter press tour session, judges Jennifer Lopez, Randy Jackson and Steven Tyler left little doubt that they don't care much for NBC's singing competition, which gets underway on February 5.

Three Idol Judges

Among the disses lobbed at The Voice by this trio and/or Fox executives:

“It’s a compliment to Idol. We’re not hiring a lot of people from The Voice to be on our show.” - Fox reality president Mike Darnell on Kelly Clarkson joining The Voice as a mentor

"It was almost like second chance people; it wasn’t some new artist.” - Randy Jackson on The Voice champion Javier Colon having had a contract with Capitol Records

 “This is the show that produces the stars.” - Producer Ken Warwick

“We will never, ever rip of Star Trek like The Voice did with the chairs.” - Jackson

Finally, Randy responded to a question about why four consecutive Idol champions have had a penis, saying: “May the best talent win. If it’s another boy this year that’s the most talented person, that’s who should win... Look at the success of Justin Bieber; there are a lot of girls who vote for boys, that’s just what happens.”

Which singing competition do you like best?

 

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Steven Tyler is, in fact, engaged to Erin Brady.

The American Idol judge proposed with a ring made by jewelry designer Loree Rodkin, according to new reports, confirming rumors from earlier in the week.

"Having made Steven's jewelry for so many of the past years it was an honor to be part of his future... with all my love to Steven and Erin," Rodkin told Us.

Tyler has been a fan of Rodkin's work for many years.

Erin Brady and Steven Tyler

Steven Tyler and Erin Brady have been together five years.

Rumors of the engagement started circulating when the American Idol judge and his 38-year-old girlfriend were snapped in Hawaii with Brady flashing the rock.

On Wednesday Tyler's rep had "no comment" when asked whether the 63-year-old was tying the knot for the third time. But it's 99.9% confirmed at this stage.

Tyler was married to clothing designer Teresa Barrick from 1998 to 2006, and to Cyrinda Foxe from 1978 to 1987. Congratulations to the happy couple!

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Steven Tyler is engaged to Erin Brady, according to reports.

TMZ spotted a rock on her finger this weekend and cites sources claiming it is in fact an engagement ring. It is a rather large diamond, for sure.

Tyler, 63, and Brady, 38, were in Maui on Christmas day along with her massive ring. It's unclear if Tyler proposed before or during the vacation.

Steven Tyler and Erin Brady

Erin Brady with Steven Tyler at an event in 2010.

The two have been dating since 2006. The American Idol judge and Aerosmith rock legend has been married twice before. Liv Tyler is his daughter.

Congratulations to the couple if the happy news is indeed true!

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Steven Tyler passed out and crashed face first in the shower this week, an accident that resulted in a stitch-laden gash over his eye, two dental implants... and chatter that the singer was back on drugs or alcohol.

But this isn't the case, Tyler insists. He called in to The Today Show this morning and spoke to Matt Lauer about the incident.

Steven Tyler Photograph

"It still bothers me a little," Tyler said of speculation that he's back on the sauce. "But it's something that I have to deal with for the rest of my life."

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The first official trailer for season 11 of American Idol is a bit painful. Talk about cheesy!

But it's nothing compared to the pain endured by judge Steven Tyler yesterday, as Reuters reports the Aerosmith singer fell in the shower and lost two front teeth. He also suffered a few gashes to his face.

Steven Tyler Close Up

The accident took place in Paraguay, as Tyler was rushed to the hospital for emergency dental work and underwent a four-hour stay at La Costa medical center. Aerosmith was understandably forced to cancel its performance as a result.

What caused the fall? Food poisoning," says Eric Sherman. He tells People: "He was taken to the hospital where he was treated and released."

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Steven Tyler's father, Victor Tallarico, has passed away. He was 95.

According to Victor’s obituary, the Aerosmith rocker's dad was surrounded by family when he died peacefully in Nashua, N.H., on September 10.

Victor was predeceased by his wife of 63 years, Susan Ray (Blancha) Tallarico. He had two children, Steven and Lynda, and seven grandchildren.

Steven Tyler at the All-Star Game

An excerpt from his obituary reads:

“Among Victor’s proudest accomplishments were his offspring: Lynda, a retired teacher who resides in southern Vermont, and Steven, who, having been well launched into the music business by Victor, became famous as Steven Tyler, the lead singer of Aerosmith.”

R.I.P.

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You don't need to Dream On, Aerosmith fans. This iconic band has some Amazing news that will certainly not leave you Cryin: it is releasing a new album!

Jack Douglas, who has produced past CDs for the group such as "Toys in the Attic" and "Draw the Line" says he, Steven Tyler and company will soon return to the studio for their first release since 2004.

"This album will be raw, nasty, tough rock with a good deal of the old Aerosmith 'tongue in cheek,'" Douglas says, adding that it will likely it stores in May.

Tyler and Joe Perry clashed when the former accepted his gig as a judge on American Idol last season, with the latter claiming he was "looking for a new singer to work with." But the frontman has simply gained new levels of fame and a new fan base since then, which is pretty much What It Takes for all to be forgiven.

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This just in: Steven Tyler's still got it.

While fellow judge Jennifer Lopez took to the stage last night and showcased her sexy dance moves, the Aerosmith singer kicked off his performance by sitting at the piano and then belting out a version of the inspiring classic "Dream On."

Is there any other male singer that can hit the high notes heard here? We doubt it. Give Tyler a listen and then give him a standing O. After all these years, the rocker can seriously bring it...

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Rihanna and ... Jennifer Nettles? Carrie Underwood and ... Steven Tyler?

Not exactly tandems you might expect to perform together, but both duos held their own and then some at the Academy of Country Music Awards.

Here's Rihanna and Jennifer Nettles of Sugarland fame, rocking "California King Bed" before a packed house at the 46th annual industry gala in Vegas ...

Follow the jump for Carrie and Steven - American Idol stars past and present - performing a medley of "Undo it" and "Walk This Way" at the event.

They actually sounded pretty good together ...