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Runner-up Jessica Sanchez, left, and "American Idol" winner Phillip Phillips perform onstage at the show's finale on Wednesday, May 23, 2012 in Los Angeles. (Photo by John Shearer/Invision/AP)

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"American Idol" judge Jennifer Lopez plays with the hair of fellow judge Steven Tyler of Aerosmith. Mr. Tyler is mum on whether he or Jennifer Lopez will return to the judging panel on "American Idol" next year, but the rocker says he has loved the experience of sitting next to her. "She's a sexy beast," Mr. Tyler said on Monday. "I feed off that female energy with her." (Associated Press)

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"American Idol" judge Jennifer Lopez plays with the hair of fellow judge Steven Tyler of Aerosmith. Mr. Tyler is mum on whether he or Jennifer Lopez will return to the judging panel on "American Idol" next year, but the rocker says he has loved the experience of sitting next to her. "She's a sexy beast," Mr. Tyler said on Monday. "I feed off that female energy with her." (Associated Press)

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In this May 9, 2012 photo released by Fox, contestant Jessica Sanchez performs on the singing competition series "American Idol," in Los Angeles. (AP Photo/Fox, Michael Becker)

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Contestant Joshua Ledet performs Wednesday on "American Idol." He earned the right to remain in the competition, but the show has lost 25 percent of its audience this season, and Fox is promising undisclosed changes for next season. (Associated Press)

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Skylar Laine received the fewest viewer votes Thursday on "American Idol" and was eliminated from the Fox singing contest. (Associated Press)

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** FILE ** In this April 11, 2012, file photo released by Fox, Joshua Ledet performs on the singing competition series "American Idol," in Los Angeles. (AP Photo/Fox, Michael Becker, File)

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** FILE ** In this April 11, 2012, file photo released by Fox, Joshua Ledet performs on the singing competition series "American Idol," in Los Angeles. (AP Photo/Fox, Michael Becker, File)

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Elise Testone, a 28-year-old teacher from Charleston, S.C., was eliminated from "American Idol" on Thursday. She had appeared in the bottom three six times this season. The "Idol" champion will be crowned May 23. (Fox via Associated Press)

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In this April 11, 2012, photo released by Fox, Jessica Sanchez performs on the singing competition series "American Idol," in Los Angeles. (AP Photo/Fox, Michael Becker)

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In this image released by Fox, contestant Erika Van Pelt, is consoled by a fellow contestant on "American Idol," Thursday, March 22, 2012 in Los Angeles after she was eliminated from the Fox singing contest. (AP Photo/Fox, Michael Becker)

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** FILE ** In this March 7, 2012, file photo released by Fox, contestant Jermaine Jones performs on the singing competition series "American Idol," in Los Angeles. (AP Photo/Fox, Michael Becker, File)

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"American Idol" judges (from left) Steven Tyler, Jennifer Lopez and Randy Jackson praised most of the male semifinalists during Tuesday's performances. (Fox via Associated Press)

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Ryan Seacrest, talking Sunday at Fox Broadcasting's winter press tour, is nearing the end of his "American Idol" contract, but he and Fox favor his continuation. (Associated Press)

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"American Idol" winner Scotty McCreery recorded 12 songs for his "Clear As Day" album. (NBC via Associated Press)

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ASSOCIATED PRESS "American Idol" winner Scotty McCreery and runner-up Lauren Alaina appear Thursday on the "Today" show in New York. The teenagers have been doing press together while pursuing careers in country music after the show's May 25 season finale.

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In this publicity image released by Fox, Karen Rodriguez performs on the singing competition series "American Idol," on Wednesday, March 9, 2011, in Los Angeles. (AP Photo/Fox, Ray Mickshaw)

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FILE - In this undated file publicity image released by Fox, "American Idol" judges, from left, Steven Tyler, Jennifer Lopez and Randy Jackson are shown during Hollywood Week in Los Angeles. The Hollywood stage became a little less crowded Thursday, March 3, 2011, as "American Idol" cut its contestant pool from 24 to a lucky 13 finalists. (AP Photo/Fox, Michael Becker)

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FILE - In this Jan. 13, 2009 file photo, Kara DioGuardi of "American Idol" arrives at the FOX Winter All-Star Party in Los Angeles. Fox TV says Kara DioGuardi is leaving as `American Idol' judge, Friday, Sept. 3, 2010. (AP Photo/Chris Pizzello, file)

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In this Aug. 10, 2010 photo, flowers, candles, and other items left by fans decorate Elvis Presley's grave in Meditation Garden at Graceland, Presley's home in Memphis, Tenn. CKx Inc., owner of the "American Idol" television program and 85 percent of Elvis Presley Enterprises, is mulling at least two offers to buy the company. (AP Photo/Mark Humphrey)