Hicks, McPhee Ready for Their American Idol Close-Ups

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Justin Timberlake may dislike Taylor Hicks - but America still loves the crooner.

Here, the American Idol winner smiles for the camera with runner-up, Katharine McPhee. The pair has been traveling together - along with a multitude of other Idols - across the country this summer.

Taylor Hicks Katharine McPhee Photo

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]