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Former WBKR Battle for the Big O Finalist Paul Jolley Sings for Your Votes Tonight on American Idol [Video]

Finally!  If you have been watching American Idol this season, you have probably spent a lot of time scratching your head like I have.  Some folks that I have been rooting for have been cast aside.  Others, who I don't get at all, have been passed through to the live shows.  But tonight and Wednesday, America, our voices get to be heard.  Twenty contestants remain and our votes will determine who makes it into the Top 10.  Among the folks in the running, former WBKR Battle for the Big O finalist, Paul Jolley!

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‘American Idol’ Will Unleash The Super Vote This Season

I think we can all agree American Idol is a whole new ball game this year. Forget the judges' drama and the contestants you thought might make it through to the Top 20, the voting process is getting a very big upgrade.

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Shoulda Been a Hit: Scotty McCreery’s “Water Tower Town” [Video]

If you know me, you will likely be surprised by this.  My close friends know the extent to which I cringed and coiled in horror when Scotty McCreery won the 10th season of American Idol.  To say that I was not a fan is being polite.  Trust me.  I was NO fan.  But, after seeing Scotty's hilarious Harlem Shake video this week I was reminded of his song "Water Tower Town."  Yes!  Even this former "hater" actually liked a song of his.  And I really believe . . . it SHOULDA been a hit!

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American Idol Review: The Guys Compete in Sudden Death [Video]

Last night on American Idol, our final group of ten guys took the Las Vegas state in Sudden Death.  Some rose to the occasion.  Some didn't at all.  And WBKR's Idol expert Steve Thompson tuned in to offer his analysis.

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American Idol: Girls Battle in Sudden Death Round [Video]

Last night on American Idol, the remaining girls with dreams of making the Top 20 took the stage to sing in Sudden Death.  Among them . . . two country girls.  WBKR's  Idol expert, Steve Thompson was tuned in and shares his thoughts on how the field rounded out.

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Welcome Back Jenny Beth
Welcome Back Jenny Beth
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Owensboro Catholic High School Welcomes Back Jenny Beth Willis [AUDIO]

We all watched our hometown girl Jenny Beth Willis sing her heart out on American Idol over the past few weeks. And, we were all sad when she got sent home last week. This morning, she was set to return to the real world of a high school student at Owensboro Catholic High.

When the school contacted us about helping out her "Welcome Back" party, we were more than happy to join in the fun!

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Watch Jenny Beth Willis’ Sudden Death Performance on American Idol [Video]

We didn't get a chance to talk about this last week because of our 2-day St. Jude Radiothon, but it is definitely worth revisiting.  Check out Jenny Beth Willis' performance of "Heaven, Heartache and the Power of Love" from American Idol's "Sudden Death" round in Las Vegas!

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Scotty McCreery Does the Harlem Shake [Video]

He won American Idol!  Now, Scotty McCreery is going even bigger.  LOL!  He has created his own version of the Harlem Shake!  CHECK IT OUT!

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Exclusive Interview: Owensboro’s Jenny Beth Willis Makes American Idol Top 40!

This is unbelievably exciting.  17-year-old Jenny Beth Willis of Owensboro has made the Top 40 of American Idol!  Last night, the Top 20 guys and the Top 20 girls were revealed and Jenny Beth is still in the mix.  I had a chance to chat with her about her whirlwind Idol experience and what's next for the remaining Idol hopefuls.  Check out my exclusive interview with Jenny Beth arranged courtesy of Fox and WEVV Fox 44! 

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Owensboro’s Jenny Beth Willis Advances Through American Idol’s Group Round in Hollywood [Video]

Owensboro's Jenny Beth Willis is just one song away from American Idol's Top 40!  Last night, Jenny Beth survived two rounds in Hollywood.  She survived the initial cut with her rendition of "How Do I Live," then escaped the group round with a group of gals named Raisin' Kane!  Watch Jenny Beth and her partners tear through "Sin Wagon" by the Dixie Chicks!

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Owensboro’s Jenny Beth Willis on American Idol Tonight [Video]

Last week, the boys stepped to the plate during Hollywood Week on American Idol.  When the smoke cleared, just  28 of them remained, including former WBKR Battle for the Big O finalist Paul Jolley.  Now, tonight, all the girls who made it through Idol's initial audition rounds arrive for the dreaded Hollywood week.  Among them, Owensboro's Jenny Beth Willis.  Can she survive the drama and make the Top 40?

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American Idol Hollywood Week: Let’s Hear it for the Boys [Video]

For the boys, Hollywood week is over.  And 28 male contestants are still left in the hunt for the Idol Top 40.  WBKR's American Idol expert Steve Thompson has chosen some favorites and explains who he thinks is in it to win it.

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