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‘American Idol’ Season 11

Relive the memorable moments from the search for the next big star

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Thousands line up at Reliant Stadium in Houston, Texas for a chance to become the next American Idol on Friday August 26th, 2011. 

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Season 11 Auditions, South Carolina

Thousands line up at the North Charleston Coliseum in South Carolina for the chance to become the next American Idol on Friday, July 22nd, 2011. 

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Season 11 Auditions, St. Louis

American Idol begins its 11th nationwide search for the best undiscovered talent in the country in St. Louis, where thousands lined up fot the chance to become the next American Idol. Ryan Seacrest welcomes the auditioners on June 28th, 2011. 

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Shannon Magrane

Contestant Shannon Magrane sings surrounded by her family on American Idol on Wednesday, January 18th, 2012.  

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Jason ‘Wolf’ Hamlin

Contestant Jason "Wolf" Hamlin gets some stage time on American Idol airing Sunday, January 22nd, 2012.

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Skylar Laine

Texas contestant Skylar Laine performs in front of the judges on American Idol airing on Thursday, January 26th, 2012.  

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Ramiro Garcia

Texas contestant Ramiro Garcia performs in front of the judges on American Idol, airing on Thursday, January 26th, 2012.    

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Portland Contestants

Contestants line up for a chance to become the next American Idol at the Rose Garden Arena in Portland, airing on Wednesday, Feb 1st, 2012.  

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Britnee Kellogg

Portland contestant Britnee Kellogg onstage before performing in front of the judges on American Idol, airing Wednesday, February 1st, 2012.   

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Brittany Zika

Portland contestant, Brittany Zika performs in front of the judges on American Idol, airing Wednesday, February 1st, 2012. 

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Lauren Gray

Contestant Lauren Gray belts it out in front of the judges during her audition for American Idol in St. Louis airing on February 2nd, 2012.

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Reis Kloeckner

St. Louis contestant Reis Kloeckner graciously accepts praise from the judges on American Idol airing February 2nd, 2012.

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Hollywood!

The more than 300 contestants that made it to Hollywood pose with Ryan Seacrest before beginning the next round of eliminations on American Idol.

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Judge Conference

Randy Jackson, Jennifer Lopez, Steven Tyler and Ryan Seacrest converse at the judges desk during the Hollywood round on American Idol.

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Make It or Break It

A contestant prepares to sing in front of the judges during the Hollywood elimination round on American Idol.

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Down For the Count

Contestant Imani Handy is helped up after fainting during her performance during the group round on American Idol.

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Welcome to Vegas!

Contestants perform in groups in front of the judges at the Cirque du Soleil's Viva Elvis Theatre in Las Vegas on American Idol.

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The Unfortunate Truth

Contestants react to receiving their fates from the judges on American Idol during the Las Vegas elimination round.

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Final Round in Vegas

A contestant performs for the judges on a platform completely surrounded by water during the final Las Vegas round of American Idol.

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Jermaine Jones

Jermaine Jones performs in front of the judges on American Idol.  Jermaine was initially left out of the top 24, but was brought back as a 13th male contestant.

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Elimination

Contestants Jermaine Jones, Colton Dixon, Eben Franckewitz and Deandre Brackensick wait for Ryan Seacrest to let them know who has made it into the final 13 on American Idol.

The Final 13

The Final 13 contestants move on to the next round of American Idol.  Clockwise from Top Center;  Jermaine Jones, Erika Van Pelt, Jeremy Rosado, Skylar Laine, Jessica Sanchez, Deandre Brackensick, Hollie Cavanagh, Shannon Magrane, Colton Dixon. Heejun Han, Joshua Ledet, Elise Testone and Phillip Phillips.

The Top 12

Elise Testone, Heejun Han, Jessica Sanchez, Hollie Cavanagh, Skylar Laine, DeAndre Brackensick, Erika Van Pelt, Jermaine Jones, Colton Dixon, Shannon Magrane, Joshua Ledet and Phillip Phillips make up the Top 12 Contestants on American Idol.

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Top Ten

Phillip Phillips, Elise Testone, DeAndre Brackensick, Hollie Cavanaugh, Colton Dixon, Skylar Laine, Heejun Han, Jessica Sanchez, Josh Ledet and Erika Van Pelt have all made it into the Final 10 contestants of American Idol.

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The Final 9

Colton Dixon, Elise Testone, Phillip Phillips, Heejun Han, DeAndre Brackensick, Josh Ledet, Hollie Cavanaugh, Skylar Laine and Jessica Sanchez make up the final 9 contestants on American Idol.

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Platinum Idol

Last season's winner Scotty McCreery is presented with a platinum record for his single "Clear as Day" on American Idol.

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