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Julian Hernandez, 60, and Ká Wright, 51, tied for first place in AARP’s Boomer Superstar contest in San Diego Friday night. Each won $5,000 and an audition with music label 19 Recordings. “Dream the possibilities,” Hernandez told a rockin’ audience of Ideas@50+ attendees. “I’m living proof.”
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Eight potential Boomer Superstars are headed to AARP's "Ideas@50" event in San Diego next week in hope of winning $5,000 and an audition with music label 19 Recordings in the Boomer Superstar competition Sept. 5.
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Yes, I did compare Randy Jackson's yo-yo-yo dawg-dawg-dawg repetitiveness to Barney the Dinosaur a few weeks ago in terms of things I simply cannot bear to watch anymore.  But now he's leaving " American Idol" and I feel kind of bad.  It's the end of an era - and all the more reason that this week's season finale Wednesday and Thursday is must-see territory.
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It is the colossus of the week that cannot be ignored.  Even if you haven't been following "American Idol" this season, get in on the finale, because: 
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Steven Tyler claims he "really wasn't okay with it" last year when he felt his slips of the lips were being hyped by the "American Idol" forces.  To hear him tell it, they kept "using the occasional [bleep] and really pushing it up to the top, and saying, 'Wow, Peck's Bad Boy.'"  He shrugs.  "But it's TV.  It works."
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