This was the first American Idol finale performance for Scotty McCreery. Listen to him sing "Gone."
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Nicole Scherzinger was joined by 50 Cent on the American Idol stage in May of 2011. They performed the track "Right There."
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So long, Haley Reinhart. The American Idol contestant sings farewell here with a cover of "Bennie and the Jets."
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Lauren Alaina gets inspirational during this American Idol performance. She hopes you dance, people!
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Lauren Alaina flubbed the end of "If I Die Young." Will this cost her a slot in the American Idol finals?
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Lauren Alaina was a "Wild One" on the second to last performance show of season 10. What do you think of this cover?
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Haley Reinhart got edgy for this cover of an Alanis Morissette hit. We loved it!
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American Idol broke out the wind machine for "Rhiannon." Watch Haley Reinhart belt out a version of the single now.
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American Idol Quotes

Brooke White's tears come from the authentic, good soul that she is. Her heart was breaking because she was overwhelmed with the experience she had with the show and the gift that it brought.

Paula Abdul [after Brooke White was eliminated on season seven]

I read some of this online this morning and just for the record, the rumors — they’re not true. She’s part of our family and we love her.

Ryan Seacrest [on rumor of Paula Abdul being drunk on the show]