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American Idol's Top 8 Talk About Their Gay Fans: VIDEO

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The Gaily Grind's Steven James Boyle stopped by American Idol last week and sat down with the Top 8 contestants to talk about their gay fans. This is probably a much different discussion than could ever have happened 13 years ago when the show started.

Find out how each of them feels, AFTER THE JUMP...

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Salt-N-Pepa's American Idol 'Push It' Performance is the Perfect 1980s #ThrowbackThursday - WATCH

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Last night's American Idol was all about the 1980s - featuring David Hasselhoff, Boy George, and a stellar "Push It" performance from the one and only Salt-N-Pepa.

Get up on this, AFTER THE JUMP...

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'Empire' Star Jussie Smollett Kills It on American Idol With 'No Apologies' - VIDEO

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Empire star Jussie Smollett capped off his very busy week with a musical appearance on Thursday night's episode of American Idol.

Joined by Bryshere Y. Gray, who plays his on-screen brother on the skyrocketing FOX show, Smollett brought his A-game for a commanding performance of "No Apologies," - an apt song choice considering what he told Variety following his decision to come out to Ellen earlier this week:

“I didn’t talk to Ellen so that people could, be like ‘oh my God, let’s see what Jussie does in his bedroom in his private life.’ But I did talk to her so that people understood that they’re not alone. That’s all.”

Watch Smollett kill it, AFTER THE JUMP...

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Adam Lambert Recreates His 'American Idol' Audition, Announces New Album: VIDEO

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Adam Lambert's American Idol story has come full circle: from nervous audition-er to "superstar" judge. While shooting a round of auditions with Harry Connick Jr. and Jennifer Lopez for the upcoming season of the popular singing contest, Connick asked Lambert if he would be willing to recreate his original audition for the show from season 8. The current Queen frontman originally auditioned with the Queen uber classic, "Bohemian Rhapsody." Foreshadowing of things to come. Lambert took Connick's challenge and delivered a pitch perfect performance even better than his original.

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Lambert has also just announced a new album that marks the beginning of a partnership with Warner Bros. music. Said Warner Bros. CEO Cameron Strang of his decision to sign Lambert after Lambert left RCA

"The potential is worldwide superstar. He has fans all over the world. He's he's got one of the great voices and he's coming into his own as a person and as a man. He more comfortable with himself and his artistic vision of himself and I think there's a confidence and a freedom that comes with having made more than one record."

Lambert's new album will see him re-team with Swedish pop god Max Martin ("Baby One More Time") and Shellback, who together gave Lambert the hits "Whataya Want From Me" and "If I Had You" off his debut album "For Your Entertainment." 

Lambert told Billboard that this new album feels like a departure for him: "The album feels like a new era for me -- emotionally, lyrically, sonically. It feels fresh, it feels new. It's still me. It's still stuff that fans know and love but it's a new chapter 100 percent."

The first single is due out in April.

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American Idol Contestant Josh Davalia Transitions To Jaidah Christina

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American Idol season 12 contestant Josh "JDA" Davalia was out and proud during his run on the show and made it to the Las Vegas semi-finals. Josh has been successful in more ways than one since the end of his time on the show. First, he landed a dream job singing at Chicago’s biggest Trans-friendly nightclub. And second, Josh has successfully transitioned to Jaidah Christina.

In an interview with TheTVPage.com, she talks about the transition process, her life on and after American Idol, and what it was like to come out to her family. Ironically enough, the one person in her family who appeared to have a problem with her transition was her gay uncle. However, she's receiving support from the rest of her family and has found a man whom she was able to come out to about being trans, and a year later they're still together.

The interview is beautiful and worth taking the time to read.


Adam Lambert Talks Touring with Queen and His Return to American Idol: VIDEO

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Adam Lambert stopped by Ryan Seacrest's radio show this week to discuss being Queen's new frontman (including what the wildest night with the band was like), his return to American Idol (now as a judge), his upcoming solo album, and on being a PAM (Perfectly Architecturally Manicured) guy. 

Check out the interview, AFTER THE JUMP...

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