Simon Cowell is excited to have <a href="http://www.thehollywoodgossip.com/stars/kara-dioguardi/">Kara DioGuardi</a> aboard American Idol. This pretty judge appears to be a great addition to the panel.
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David Cook serenades the crowd during an American Idol performance. The seventh season champion is releasing his debut album in the fall of 2008.
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David Cook is making the most out of his American Idol title. The singer is dating a fellow Idol finalist, while also enjoying his time on tour in the summer of 2008.
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The American Idol winner and The Hills star make a cute couple... don't you think? We know they're not an actual couple, but still.
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Brooke White is dedicating the summer of 2008 to helping those in Africa. The talented singer always came across like she had a big heart.
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Paula Abdul appears to care more about her hair than how crazy she looks on TV. But you gotta love the American Idol judge anyway!
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Say hello to your top 12. These are the finalists on season nine of American Idol.
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David Cook is doing pretty well for himself since winning American Idol. The rocker has found a girlfriend in Kimberly Caldwell and is expecting to release an album in the fall of 2008.
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Paula Abdul is very emotional. Whether she cries over being snubbed by her cat, or an American Idol contestant's performance, on thing is for sure: you never know what will happen next with Abdul.
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This pose by David Cook says it all. He's the number-one American Idol for season seven.
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David Cook breaks down after the announcement that he's won season seven of American Idol. Way to go, viewers! We think you made the right call.
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Syesha Mercado had an amazing run on American Idol. But it's come to an end. Her elimination gives the country six days to prepare for the ultimate showdown: David Cook versus David Archuleta.
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