May 14, 2014 5:11 PM EDT
To celebrate "American Idol"'s 500th show and the finale of season 13, here are the top 100 songs by Idols based on chart performance on the Hot 100, with the stories behind the songs, many of them being told for the first time.
Cee Lo Green is leaving his spinning judge's chair behind. The producer and recording artist said he will not return to NBC's "The Voice," telling Ellen DeGeneres in an interview airing Wednesday, "I'm not coming back, guys."
After securing its lowest ratings ever in a season during which the judges' feuds often took precedence over the actual raw talent, "American Idol" returned to its roots with a different panel, slightly altered production and -- perhaps most importantly -- a zeroed-in focus on its contestants when it returned to the air Wednesday evening (Jan. 15).
Josh Krajcik’s soulful vocals and romantic lyrics would make any date complete, which makes it only fitting that the "X Factor" alum will be serenading an intimate evening for two on this Monday’s episode of ABC’s "The Bachelor."