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American Idol's First Openly Gay Contestant MK Nobilette Stuns with Opening Performance: VIDEO

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American Idol's first openly gay contestant MK Nobilette (who has two moms, as well!) got a standing ovation from the Idol arena away last night with her first performance, an intimate rendition of John Legend's "All of Me".

And while MK's performance was something to watch, a show of another sort was going on in the audience as one of her moms could not hold it together watching her daughter sing.

There are big things in store for this girl, hopefully.

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'American Idol' Has its First Openly Gay Contestant in 13 Seasons: VIDEO

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For the first time in 13 seasons, an openly gay contestant is in American Idol's Top 30. There have obviously been gay contestants on the show, but until now, none had spoken about their sexuality on camera, "seemingly by the show’s design," EW notes:

“I’m very obviously gay, and there are always gonna be people in America and everywhere else who will definitely hate me,” said [20-year-old MK] Nobilette while waiting to hear her Hollywood Week fate before the judges. “But I think that in the last two years there have been a lot of things that have really changed that, and have made it a positive thing.”

“Thank goodness,” murmured Harry Connick Jr.

Watch Nobilette's final audition and judging, original audition (at about 8:52 in the first clip) and an earlier interview, AFTER THE JUMP...

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Clay Aiken Announces Run for Congress in North Carolina: VIDEO

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As rumored, American Idol runner-up Clay Aiken is going to run for Congress in North Carolina. The seat Aiken would be planning a run for is held by Rep. Renee Ellmers.

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The News Observer reports:

Aiken’s decision to enter the race has already reshaped the field. Houston Barnes, a young attorney who lives in Durham, plans to announce Wednesday he is withdrawing from the race and supporting Aiken. That leaves former state commerce secretary Keith Crisco of Asheboro and licensed professional counselor Toni Morris of Fayetteville as Aiken’s primary opponents.

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Adam Lambert, Jessie J, and Angie Miller Sing 'Titanium', 'Domino' on Last Night's 'Idol' Finale: VIDEO

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Another bright spot from last night's American Idol finale.

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And don't miss Jennifer Hudson and Candice Glover's performance of "Inseparable" here.

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Candice Glover and Jennifer Hudson Duet in Thrilling Moment from Last Night's 'Idol' Finale: VIDEO

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The best moment from last night's American Idol finale, IMHO. The pipes on these two.

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Idol's Candice Glover Blows the Roof off 'Somewhere': VIDEO

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The Idol contestant you last saw here killing it with her cover of The Cure's "Love Song" put her special spin on the anthem from West Side Story last night and pretty much assured herself a trip into the finals.

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