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Past American Idol Moments That Made Us Stop And Think

As you probably know, the premiere of Season 10 of American Idol airs tonight.

As such, there’s really not a whole lot I can say about it right now. However, I thought today would be a good day to look back at some of the past Idol posts we’ve had here at Celebrity Psychings.

After the jump, take a look at some of the Idol goings-on that have given us hope, taught us a lesson of some sort, or just made us stop and think.

Steven Tyler’s New Chapter In Life: American Idol Judge?

As the title suggests, this was written before Tyler confirmed his role as one of the new American Idol judges. Still, it reminds us of how it’s possible to turn the page to those new chapters.

Idol Gives Back: Don’t Get Depressed, Get Motivated

A look at Idol‘s yearly episode dedicated to the work the program does for less fortunate folks around the world.

Ellen Leaves Idol: “It’s Hard To Hurt People’s Feelings”

Unlike her co-judge Kara DioGuardi, Ellen wasn’t booted from behind the judges’ table. She chose to leave because with an already ridiculously hectic work schedule, she couldn’t justify spending an ample amount of time on something she felt was hurting others.

Seacrest’s Betrayal Ain’t Slowin’ Down Crystal Bowersox

Ah, the tale of a seemingly heartwarming moment between Seacrest and one of last season’s most popular Idol contestants. Too bad it might have been exaggerated.

Does Crystal Bowersox’s New Smile Mean New Confidence?

Some fans were concerned Crystal’s new-found interest in her appearance might have been the beginning of a new Hollywood-esque version of the down-to-earth singer.

Learning A Lesson From Fantasia’s Suicide Attempt

Never assume you know what’s really going on in someone else’s life.

Fantasia On Suicide: “I Got Really, Really Tired”

Thoughts on Fantasia’s Good Morning America appearance, during which the former Idol talks frankly about her suicide attempt.

Both Sides Of The Sudden Fame And Celebrity Coin

Shows like Britain’s Got Talent and American Idol push everyday people into the spotlight – a place not all of them are accustomed to, or prepared to be.

Did American Idol Bait The Mentally Ill?

An idea that mental health advocates, consumers, and the public at large have discussed time and time again.

Stalker Victim Paula Abdul Needs More Time To Heal

The American Idol crew is prompted to issue a formal apology after stressed-out (and once-stalked) former Idol judge Paula Abdul snaps at Kentucky auditioneer Mark Mudd for a misunderstood farewell statement.

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Past American Idol Moments That Made Us Stop And Think

Alicia Sparks

Alicia Sparks is a freelance writer and editor and the creator of, where she blogs to help new freelance writers get their quills in the pot, so to speak. Among animal rights, music, and physical wellness, her passions include mental health and advocacy. Here at Psych Central she works as Syndication Editor as well as authors Your Body, Your Mind, Unleash Your Creativity, and World of Psychology's weekly "Psychology Around the Net."

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Sparks, A. (2011). Past American Idol Moments That Made Us Stop And Think. Psych Central. Retrieved on June 6, 2020, from


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