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"American Idol" Recap: Kristen O'Connor Is Eliminated

By ABC News Radio

FOXKristen O’Connor was eliminated from American Idol on Thursday night.

The 24-year-old from Sebastian, Florida, had fallen into the bottom three with Malaya Watson and MK Nobilette. She made a bid for the judges’ save by reprising her performance of Adele‘s “Turning Tables” from last week. But Harry Connick, Jr. informed her that he, Jennifer Lopez and Keith Urban could not reach a unanimous decision.

The one-hour results show began with the top 13 performing OneRepublic‘s “Counting Stars” and Imagine Dragons‘ “Radioactive.”

Reigning Idol champ Candice Glover returned to sing a medley of her songs “Cried” and “Same Kinda Man,” off her debut album, Music Speaks.

British singer-songwriter Jake Bugg, of whom Keith Urban spoke highly, delivered a live rendition of his tune “Me and You.”

The 12 remaining contestants will take the stage again next Wednesday night for a “Home”-themed performance show. It will air on Fox at 8 p.m. Eastern time.

The following night, former American Idol winner Phillip Phillips will make an appearance on the results show, performing his new single, “Raging Fire.”

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From: Adult Contemporary Music News From ABC

Reigning "American Idol" Champ Candice Glover Finally Releases Debut, "Music Speaks"

By Andrea Dresdale

19 Recordings/Interscope RecordsIt’s the rule: you win American Idol in May, and toward the end of that same year — fall or winter — you release your debut album. It’s been that way ever since the show’s second season. But the show’s reigning champ, Candice Glover, is bucking the trend. Though she was crowned the winner of season 12 in May of 2013, her debut album, Music Speaks, is just arriving this week.

Ironically, Music Speaks was supposed to be out earlier than any winner’s album — it was originally slated to come out in July. But as Candice tells ABC News Radio, she’s glad the project was delayed.

“I won May 16th and then July 16th it was supposed to come out and I was in the studio, like, ‘Okay you got to get this done, you got to get this done,'” she recalls. “I wasn’t really passionate about most of the songs that I had and I thought it would be better for me to take some more time, get the songs to sound exactly the way that I wanted them to, like every small …read more

From: Adult Contemporary Music News From ABC