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Past ‘American Idol’ Contestants Deny the Show Is Racist

By now, you've probably heard about the seriously scandalous story of nine former 'American Idol' contestants suing the show because they believe it's a racist attempt at a ratings boost.

Well, some other former 'Idol,' four as a matter of fact, recently came out to defend the show that projected them into the limelight, claiming that it's not the least bit racist.

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Nicki Minaj Jimmy Kimmel Live

Nicki Minaj Talks Nicknames + ‘American Idol’ Feuds and Performs on ‘Jimmy Kimmel Live’

Nicki Minaj took over 'Jimmy Kimmel Live' last night (Jan. 25), not in the Matt Damon way, but in the simultaneous musical guest and major interview guest way. Not only was the Harajuku Barbie supremely entertaining, but she also revealed just how the 'American Idol' panel works together.

Hint: She doesn't think Mariah Carey is a big fan of hers.

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Former ‘American Idol’ Contestants Suing Show for Being Racist

Nine former 'American Idol' contestants are suing the singing competition, claiming that they were forced off the show in a racist attempt to boost ratings.

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Isabel Gonzalez

Who Is Isabel Gonzalez From ‘American Idol’?

Isabel Gonzalez just about charmed the pants off of the ‘American Idol’ judges during Wednesday night's audition episode (Jan. 23). At only 16, she has a rich and powerful voice is undeniably easy on the ears. Where on earth did this talented singer come from?

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‘American Idol’ Baton Rouge Audition Recap: Injured Beauty Queen + Singing Doctor Belt Soulful Classics

On tonight's (Jan. 24) audition episode of 'American Idol,' Season 12 headed to judge Randy Jackon's hometown of Baton Rouge, La. The "dawg" looked extra beautiful on camera, with Mariah Carey doing his makeup. On this ep, we met an injured beauty queen with a belter's lungs and a singing doctor with a butter smooth voice. There was more good than bad, including an awkward teen who uses music to communicate and bridge the gap between himself and the outside world.

Here's the PopCrush recap of the Baton Rouge auditions on Season 12.

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Calvin Peters

Singing Doctor Calvin Peters Leaves an Impression With ‘Whenever, Wherever, Whatever’ on ‘American Idol’

Here's something you don't see (or hear) every day during the 'American Idol' audition phase: a singing doctor! Dr. Calvin Peters, who is in his third year of residency, specializing in physical medicine and rehabilitation of spine, brain, burn and muscular injuries, showed us that he is a man of many amazing talents at tonight's (Jan. 24) Baton Rouge, La. audition.

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Charlie Askew

Charlie Askew’s Awkward Star Potential + Rendition of ‘Breakthru’ Earns Him ‘American Idol’ Praise

Charlie Askew, a 17-year-old hopeful from Little Rock, Ark., auditioned for Season 12 of 'American Idol' in Baton Rouge, La.,which aired tonight (Jan. 24). He was clearly an awkward teen with a shy charm. His parents even said he suffers from 'Charlie Askew Syndrome,' since he doesn't fit a traditional diagnosis and has some trouble connecting, but he bridges that communicative gap through music.

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Burnell Taylor

Burnell Taylor Blows Judges Away With ‘I’m Here’ on ‘American Idol’

Blown. Away. That was the judge's panel and the viewing audience when Burnell Taylor, a Louisiana native, closed tonight's (Jan. 24) Baton Rouge audition episode of 'American Idol' with a rousing and soulful rendition of 'I'm Here' from 'The Color Purple.'

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American Idol Megan Miller

Miss Greater Baton Rouge Megan Miller Auditions for ‘American Idol’ With a Broken Leg

Miss Greater Baton Rouge Megan Miller was a walking wounded contestant. She had an accident, injured her leg, and it got infected, requiring surgery. But that wasn't going to stop this beauty with a belter's voice from making her 'American Idol' audition in Baton Rouge, La., which aired tonight (Jan. 24).

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Nicki Minaj

Nicki Minaj Storms Off ‘American Idol’ Set [Video]

The rumors of friction on the set of 'American Idol' were definitely true, as we saw last night. Nicki Minaj stormed off the set during the Charlotte auditions when the other three judges disregard her helpful advice for an auditioning contestant. Check out the video to see what set her off.

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