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Clay Aiken Wins His Congressional Primary After His Opponent Passed Away!

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Congrats to Clay Aiken!

The former American Idol alum announced his campaign for North Carolina congressional seat back in February.

Fast forward to three months later and he's won it!

Despite the tragic lost of his opponent, Keith Crisco, Clay got more than 40 percent needed to win in the race.

But don't celebrate just yet! The official result will be announced by the state elections board after the meeting to review the results that is tentatively scheduled for May 22nd!

It was a close race, with Keith coming in second place. But his campaign manager, Christine Botta revealed that Keith had decided to concede his loss to the 35-year-old before he died.

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Clay Aiken Will Likely Win The Congressional Primary After His Opponent Suddenly DIES!

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We admit, we were hoping Clay Aiken would win the democratic ticket in North Carolina’s 2nd District — but not like this!

The American Idol alum will most likely be victorious after his opponent Keith Crisco suddenly died today!

According to local reports, Crisco suffered a fall in his home in Asheboro, NC. He was 71 years old.

Clay offered his condolences to Mr. Crisco’s friends and relatives, saying:

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Clay Aiken Officially Hopes To Bring His Magical Voice To Congress! Check Out The Heartfelt Video Announcing His Bid HERE!

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It was rumored that this former American Idol runner-up was going to make his political dreams a reality - and today's announcement absolutely confirms it!

Clay Aiken has officially entered his bid for congress, y'all!

On Wednesday, Clay announced his Democratic plans to unseat second-term Rep. Renee Ellmers in a predominantly Republican district in North Carolina.

This is way harder to snag than AI's ticket to Hollywood, people!

In the video revealing his campaign launch, Clay candidly explained his tough childhood - and expressed how he can relate to people during this difficult economic time:

"For most Americans, there are no golden tickets — at least not like the kind you see on TV. More folks are struggling today than at any time in our history, and here in North Carolina, we've got more than our share of pain."

We can't wait to see how he uses this political platform!

Ch-ch-check out the heartfelt vid that announces his bid…AFTER THE JUMP!!!

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Clay Aiken Hopes To Dazzle Millions With His Voice IN CONGRESS?!

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A Clay Aiken congressional run sounds like a majestical dream come true, no?!

The openly gay singer and American Idol runner-up is rumored to be actively considering a bid to represent North Carolina’s 2nd congressional district in the U.S. House!

Be still our musical hearts!

Two sources revealed that Clay has taken the initial steps to run, consulting with political specialists to work on a plan for the campaign!

The 35-year-old Raleigh native has allegedly

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The Most Controversial Magazine Covers EVER!

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Rolling Stone is no stranger to printing controversial covers that get everyone talking. But did they go TOO far this week when they put accused Boston Marathon bomber Dzhokhar Tsarnaev front and center?

The mag is being pulled from newsstands around the country because readers find it to be so offensive. So is THIS the most controversial cover in magazine history???

We'll let you decide!

Ch-ch-check out some of the most memorable front page shots that had the world up in arms when they hit store shelves!

CLICK HERE to see the gallery, "Most Controversial Magazine Covers Ever!"

CLICK HERE to see the gallery, "Most Controversial Magazine Covers Ever!"

CLICK HERE to see the gallery, "Most Controversial Magazine Covers Ever!"

CLICK HERE to see the gallery, "Most Controversial Magazine Covers Ever!"

CLICK HERE to see the gallery, "Most Controversial Magazine Covers Ever!"

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Jennifer Hudson Joins American Idol's Judges Table!

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The rumors were true! The rumors were true!

In an effort to entice viewers back into the world of American Idol, producers have decided to bring superstar alum Jennifer Hudson on board as a judge!

Multiple sources have confirmed that she has signed on for Season 13, which airs this Fall.

Kelly Clarkson is reportedly very close to signing on as well, with the third spot being reserved for either Adam Lambert or Clay Aiken.

We'll keep you updated!! Congrats, J-Hud!!

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American Idol's Jennifer Hudson & Kelly Clarkson Could Return — As Judges!!

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American Idol needs serious help! More importantly, it needs some judges!

While we’d love nothing more than to see Simon Cowell, Paula Abdul, and Randy Jackson reunite — we can dream a little, can’t we? — it seems Fox and the show’s production companies are looking to bring former Idol contestants to the judging panel.

Jennifer Hudson and Kelly Clarkson have reportedly been contacted, while Adam Lambert and Clay Aiken remain at the top of the list.

Contestant Angie Miller spoke out about this potential plan and said:

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