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American Idol Contestants Will Now Say Goodbye To Scotty McCreery's Voice During Elimination Song

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The Vote Off Song has a new voice in Season 10 winner Scotty McCreery.

As each Idol contestant says goodbye from the final 13, Scotty's rendition of Garth Brooks' Please Remember Me will try to soothe them as they leave.

The Idol winner joins

Ruben Studdard Owes Big Time In Back Taxes AGAIN

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Yup, this has happened before.

Back in 2008, Ruben Studdard had a property lien filed against him after he failed to pay $200,000 in taxes.

And now the former American Idol champ and his estranged wife Zuri have found themselves in hot water again as they have had another tax lien strike against them in the amount of $180,216.73 for the year 2009.

The two filed for divorce back in November so looks like things about to get even more messier for them.

Seems like Ruben is getting to be known more for his money problems than his music. Sad.

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Go Behind The Scenes On Ruben Studdard's Upcoming Music Video!

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Nice to see Ruben bouncing back after his recent divorce.

Check out the behind-the-scenes look (above) at Ruben Studdard's upcoming music video for June 28th (I'm Single).

Keep up the good work, Ruben! We have a feeling things'll be all uphill from here for ya!

What do U think? Are U excited for new music from the American Idol season 2 winner???

Ruben Studdard Files For Divorce

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We haven't talked about this guy in a while and we wish we were bringing up his name with better news, but unfortunately we're not.

Season 2 American Idol winner Ruben Studdard and his wife are divorcing.

He filed the papers in Alabama this week and cited "irreconcilable differences."

Studdard married Surata Zuri McCants in 2008, but his rep told sources that they "have gone their separate ways.”

It sounds like it was for the best and with no kids, it shouldn't be too messy of a divorce.

Sorry to hear that things didn't work out, guys! We wish them both the best of luck as they move on with their lives.

Scotty McCreery Makes Billboard Chart History

| Filed under: Kelly ClarksonMusic MinuteAmerican IdolRuben Studdard

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It's the American Idol dream!

Not only has Scotty McCreery's debut album Clear As Day debuted at No. 1 on the Billboard 200 chart, but he's also the first country act to have their freshman album debut at the top of the chart.

AND, at 18 years old, he's the youngest man to open at the top of the chart with his first release.

Crazy!

What's even crazier is that since Kelly Clarkson's debut in May 2003 and Ruben Studdard's debut in December 2003, he's the first AI winner to hit Number 1.

Good for him! That's huuuge!

In other news, what's Taylor Hicks up to these days??

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And The Top Earning American Idols Are…

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No William Hung this year??? LOLz.

Forbes has released their list of the Top Earning American Idols, and Carrie Underwood's got everyone else beat by A LOT! Wowsa!

Check out the list (below) to see how much your favorite Idols earned, before taxes, between May 2010 and May 2011:

Clay Aiken And Ruben Studdard Going On Tour Together

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WHO is going to see this?!

Season Two American Idol winner Ruben Studdard and finalist Clay Aiken are going on tour together starting on July 23 in North Carolina to perform "renditions of classic hits from the past five decades."

Seriously? Clay says:

“I couldn’t ask for a better tour mate. To be able to share the stage with him again is so exciting. He is such a talented artist. He inspires me daily and I think that respect and admiration will truly be reflected in our show.”

Ruben agrees saying:

“It is truly a blessing and an honor to be on the stage with my friend. The relationship that we have built over these past eight years will definitely translate into a great show for our fans. And I'm really looking forward to singing the timeless classics every night."

Ruben is probably psyched to be going on tour at all!

Will U be going to see Ruben and Clay this summer?

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