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American Idol alum Michael Johns has died at the age of 35. The Australian-born rock ‘n’ soul singer, who appeared on the Fox reality series in 2008, passed away Friday, reportedly due to a blood clot in his ankle.

The singer’s family released this statement: “Our family is devastated by the passing of our beloved Michael, a wonderful husband, son, brother, uncle, and friend. We appreciate the outpouring of love… Continue reading ‘American Idol’ alum Michael Johns dead at age 35

American Idol has lost one of its young alums.

Season 7 finalist Michael Johns died on August 1, according to multiple reports. The 35-year-old is believed to have succumbed to a blood clot in his ankle.

Johns finished in the top 10 in 2008, the year David Cook was announced the Fox singing competition series’ winner. In 2009, he dropped his third studio album, Hold Back My Heart.

PHOTOS: Behind-The-Scenes Exclusive!… Continue reading ‘American Idol’ Tragedy: Season 7 Finalist Michael Johns Dies At 35

North Carolina native Caleb Johnson, 23, became the first classic rocker to win American Idol on Wednesday night after a season battling bronchitis and high expectations from the judges and fans on his third time auditioning for the show. “This is absolutely crazy!” Johnson said during his first press conference as the winner immediately after the show. EW sat down with Caleb for a one-on-one interview Thursday after probably getting… Continue reading ‘American Idol’ Exit Interview: Winner Caleb Johnson takes our ‘Idol’ quiz — VIDEO

american idol dexter roberts eliminated top 7 American Idol Dexter Roberts post elimination plans: Sleep, Nashville and a hunting showNow that Dexter Roberts’ “American Idol” journey is over, the 22-year-old Alabama singer has a new plan of action. First, a nap (preferably outdoors somewhere). Second, head to Nashville and work on a country music career. Third, a hunting show. Wait, what?

Roberts tells a small group of reporters backstage after his elimination during Top 7 week that his big dream is actually to have… Continue reading 'American Idol' Dexter Roberts' post-elimination plans: Sleep, Nashville and a hunting show

Majesty Rose may have sung “Happy” on American Idol, but how is she feeling now that she’s been eliminated?

Rose is the latest finalist let go on Idol after a shaky performance of Florence and the Machine’s “Shake it Out” on Wednesday night. Rose was joined by Sam Woolf and C.J. Harris in the bottom three in a quick elimination. Though Jennifer Lopez said she thought one of the performers… Continue reading ‘American Idol’ exit interview: Majesty Rose talks tour, having her own kid’s show — VIDEO