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Sia surprises American Idol contestants by revealing her face Sia has famously found fame despite always hiding her face. But the pop superstar opened up completely on Thursday as she coached the final four in American Idol to sing her own songs - crying during rehearsals and even letting them see her face. While viewers only saw her behind her trademark black-and-white ‘curtains’ wig, with a large blue bow in her hair, she opened up for eye contact during her mentoring sessions, with the camera mostly shooting her from behind or neck down but occasionally pixelating her face. Curtain wig: Sia hid her face from viewers on American Idol on Thursday but not from the finalists ‘To see her in the flesh is kinda like seeing a unicorn,’ admitted Trent Harmon, while La’Porsha Renae raved about her blue eyes and saying of seeing her face: ‘It’s beautiful.’ pre bonded hairSia, in a short blue dress and high heels, mentored the finalists as they got down to the wire, with Sonika Vaid, 20, the latest to be eliminated. The remaining four finalists raved about the advice she gave them, helping spark two performances that left judge Jennifer Lopez watering up with tears of emotion. New song: The Australian singer also performed her new single Cheap Thrills Blue eyes: La'Porsha Renae revealed that Sia has blue eyes Sent home: Sonika Vaid was eliminated from the singing competition show

But more surprisingly, Sia had tears of her own during rehearsals, welling up as La’Porsha, 22, rehearsed Elastic Heart, telling the hopeful: ‘You’re gonna make me cry!’ ‘I stood before these kids and they were singing songs that I had written - and I kinda wanted to cry,’ Sia admitted. ‘It was much more meaningful than I had anticipated. It was really quite moving,' she said. Wanted to cry: Sia got emotional listening to the contestants perform song she had written Encouraging them all to ‘become a part of my weird gang,’ Sia - who also performed herself, singing Cheap Thrills with three dancers - soon had them posing in her trademark wigs. And she also dished out her own quirky brand of advice. remy hair extensionsShe told La’Porsha to ‘stay true to who she is,’ and later added: ‘And if anyone were to tell her to do something different I feel like I would want to high karate kick them in the throat.’ She added with a smile: ‘It’s just the kind of gal I am.’ Quirky advice: The singer warned anyone who wanted to change La'Porsha But not all of her advice was well received - with judge Harry Connick Jr failing to hide his anger at her telling MacKenzie Bourg, 23, to challenge himself and hit a high note he was convinced he could not make. Harry insisted the advice ‘really irritates me,’ claiming it turned his performance of Sia’s Titanium into ‘an ice skating competition, when everybody’s waiting for the triple axel.’ ‘It’s not about a note, it’s about the song,’ Harry said, clearly frustrated. Clearly frustrated: Harry Connick Jr was clearly frustated that MacKenzie went for a crowd-pleasing high note ‘I’m not a fan of that. Hit the note, don’t hit the note, it doesn’t matter. I’m not a fan of that. You’re smarter than that,' he proclaimed. But the other judges all backed up Sia and MacKenzie, who had proudly said it was the first time he was ‘being really pushed vocally’ by anyone. ‘It was great that Sia made you go for that,’ J-Lo insisted. ‘I don’t think life begins until you’re out of your comfort zone. She’s right - you can do it, you should have done it, and you did it.’ Comfort zone: Jennifer Lopez however applauded MacKenzie for leaving his comfort zone

While La’Porsha had made Sia cry in rehearsals, it was Trent Harmon, 25, who first made J-Lo well-up with his powerful performance of Chandelier, again encouraged by the star to hit some incredible high notes he would not normally have even considered trying. ‘From the first note to the last note I gave it 100 out of 100,’ Harry told him Keith Urban meanwhile called it ‘beautiful’ and insisted: ‘It was exquisite I loved every minute of it.’ Powerful performance: Trent Harmon worked out Chandelier with Sia during rehearsal Getting emotional: J-Log got emotional as Trent performed Saying he had family members who struggled with alcoholism, Trent admitted he was thinking about himself while performing, telling the judges: 'I’m kinda swinging from the chandelier, y’know. I’m doing what i love to do - I just did it.’ ‘You’re a contender baby,’ J-Lo told him proudly. But she seemed even more emotional when Dalton Rapattoni - who bonded with Sia when she told him she was bipolar just like him - broke down sobbing after a raw and emotional performance of Bird Set Free. Kindred spirits: Dalton Rapattoni learned that Sia also had been diagnosed with bipolar disorder Hugged it out: Sia and Dalton hugged it out after rehearsal Telling him that ‘everyone is cheering for your bravery,’ J-Lo told the 19-year-old: ‘You are such an artist, and it’s beautiful to watch you. You touch all our hearts, especially tonight. It was just really beautiful to watch that happen.’ Harry told him it was ‘something you needed to do,’ getting loud cheers as he said: ‘I don’t know how it sounded at home but I sure liked it in here.’ perruques cheveux naturelsKeith, meanwhile, told him: ‘I’ll take an inspired attempt over soulless perfection any day of the week. It was fantastic.’ Nailed it: Dalton impressed the audience and judges with his performance High praise: Jennifer praised Dalton for his raw performance Inspired attempt: Keith Urban also praised Dalton for his inspired performance As well as Sia, the top four also had to perform a rock classic, this time coached by E Street Band legend Steven Van Zandt as well as the show’s mentor, Scott Borchetta. Trent again stunned the judges - and again thanks to some inspired advice from the guests, with Little Stevie encouraging him to make ZZ Top’s Sharp Dressed Man ‘swampy, swampy, swampy!’ After a slow, soulful opening that completely rearranged the song, Trent and the band kicked into the classic riff halfway through - still keeping the soulful feel.

Sharply dressed: Trent Harmon killed his version of ZZ Top's Sharp Dressed Man ‘That was so freakin’ good!’ Keith told him. ‘Like, ten out of ten, man. Fantastic.’ ‘I’ve been waiting for you you to have this performance,’ J-Lo told him, calling it ‘so good’ and ‘so sexy.’ ‘I knew it was in you - it was perfect,’ she insisted, while Harry got so excited he ran out and picked up host Ryan Seacrest as they joked about a Spanish word J-Lo used to refer to it being dirty. While the mentors helped perfect Trent’s performance, Dalton initially clashed with them when they bluntly admitted that his planned song, The White Stripes’ Seven Nation Army, wasn’t working for them. Special guests: Steven Van Zandt and Scott Borchetta advised the finalists on their rock songs NOt working: Dalton stuck to his guns before switching to his back-up track God Only Knows After initially digging in his heels, he finally realized during rehearsals with the full band that they were right - and switched last minute to his back-up track, The Beach Boys complex classic God Only Knows. His slow, piano-led version saw him engrossed in the song, sitting down at one point to sing directly to members of the audience. Calling it ‘really beautiful,’ J-Lo insisted: ‘You really won with that moment, it was a really good moment for you.’ perruques cheveuxGood moment: Jennifer told Dalton that he won the moment with God Only Knows As he struggled to make his song choice, he had said that he ‘only gets a minute and 30 seconds every week to talk to America, and I want to pick the right words’ - words that Keith praised as showing an ‘extraordinary attitude.’ ‘And to see you sitting on the step here and watching these girls reactions while you’re singing, that’s as pure as it gets,’ the country star told him proudly. La’Porsha Renae, 22, had been up first, and showed by far the most dedication - admitting it took an incredible 15 hours to prepare her ‘new do.’ New do: La'Porsha admitted it took 15 hour to prepare her new hairstyle

She also had one of the toughest challenges to get into character, singing Bon Jovi’s classic cowboy ballad Wanted Dead Or Alive, with Scott admitting during rehearsals he was ‘concerned’ that the song ‘doesn’t have anything to do with you.’ ‘You see her singing, “I’m a cowboy?”’ he asked Little Stevie. But the E Street Band legend said it ‘was working’ for him, praising the ‘unexpected’ and said she ‘gets away with it’ because ‘she’s just so cool, she’s just so good.’ The judges clearly agreed, with J-Lo telling her: ‘Your voice is so undeniable you could sing the phonebook and it wouldn’t matter.’ Undeniable voice: The singer took on Wanted Dead Or Alive without any problem Keith praised her for bringing out the ‘blues undertones and the soul and the swagger’ of the song, while Harry, saying it reminded him of Tina Turner, adding: ‘You’re ability as a singer transcends every genre.’ After her Sia song, J-Lo called her ‘a fully realized artist’ who she just watched and did not judge, and Keith added: ‘I feel like I’m at an awards show watching you come out and sing your nominated song.’ MacKenzie’s rock classic - a slow, acoustic take on Cheap Trick’s pop rock classic I Want You To Want Me - had by far the most scathing reception from the judges. Bad idea: MacKenzie slowed the Cheap Trick song I Want You To Want Me down too much ‘I’m just gonna be straight - I hated the arrangement, I really did,’ Keith admitted, saying he gave it a ‘maudlin energy’ despite being a ‘killer singer.’ lace front wigsJ-Lo agreed, telling him: ‘You MacKenzied it - I don’t know if I love how you Mackenzie it. For me it wasn’t the best.’ As well as Sia singing, season five runner-up, Katharine McPhee reprised her iconic performance of Over The Rainbow - with a member of the crew who is a huge fan coming on to hug her. Classic song: Katharine McPhee and sang her signature song from the show Over The Rainbow Huge fan: Ryan Seacrest brought a backstage crew member up front to meet Katharine Season seven winner David Cook also performed his new song Heartbeat with iconic scenes from previous Idol seasons on a screen behind him. Afterwards, he spoke proudly of how he ‘got married last summer’ and will be best man this summer as his brother's wedding. Ryan joined him and said he was due to be ‘man of honor’ at his sister’s wedding and David joked: ‘You’re going to look good in a dress, man.’ Good one: David Cook cracked a wedding joke at Ryan's expense

Chris Rock's 33-year-old girlfriend Megalyn Echikunwoke flashed a diamond ring on her wedding finger on Saturday evening while at the Apollo in the Hamptons 2016 party in New York City. The timing is interesting as the next day the comedian finalized his divorce from wife of 20 years, Malaak Compton-Rock. The ring - a yellow gold double band with a small diamond - could be an engagement ring. As PageSix revealed on Thursday, a friend shared a clear image of the ring and added it was time to celebrate 'new beginnings,' strongly suggesting the standup could be on his way to another marriage. Bling it on! Chris Rock's girlfriend Megalyn Echikunwoke flashed diamond ring on wedding finger on Sunday the night before his divorce was finalized from wife of 10 years Malaak 'Last night we celebrated new beginnings . . . #lovewins,' the unidentified friend wrote in the caption. The site pointed out Echikunwoke seemed to take a dig at Malaak when she replied 'Bye, Felicia,' which is a catchphrase that pretty much translates to 'don't let the door hit you on the way out,' only not as polite. A friend added crying-laughter emojis. They look good together: The standup and Echikunwoke at the Governor's Ball at the 88th Academy Awards back in February; she does not appear to have the ring on here The post was then taken down. The beauty glowed as she held onto Rock, who was also in great spirits. She had on a lovely floral-print dress with spaghetti straps and her hair was worn down over her bare shoulders. A source told PageSix, 'she always wears that ring,' which appears to be true as she has had it on several times in the past six months. They have been dating for one year and she lives at his New Jersey home. The last one: Rock and Malaak back in 2014; they have two daughters together and have raised an adopted daughter as well His rep then said Chris was '100 percent' not engaged. On Monday Chris and Malaak both appeared in a New Jersey courtroom to finalise the split, reported TMZ. The 51-year-old comic actor and his wife - who have been separated since 2014 -have two daughters Lola Simone, 14 and  Zahra Savanna, 12. Chris and Malaak Compton-Rock also appear to have been raising eight-year-old Ntombi, who first came to live with them from South Africa when she was six months old, according to the website, although details are unclear. In divorce papers, Malaak listed Ntombi-futhi Samantha as a dependent along with the Rocks’ two biological daughters. cosplay wigsThe kids: Chris with Malaak and children Lola, Zahra Savanna and Ntombi at the Madagascar 3: Europe's Most Wanted premiere in NYC in 2012 She stated that in addition to their two children, there is a child 'who has resided with the parties since before her first birthday.' But rather mysteriously, a spokesman for Chris told TMZ he does not have an adopted child. TMZ previously reported that back in 2008, the family took in Ntombi who remained in their house and was subsequently enrolled in a local school. She mingles with the big guns: Chris and Megalyn with Harvey Weinstein at the Apollo party The site added that the girl's parents were thought to be unemployed and from South Africa, although it is not known why she was living with the Rock family. They add that when Chris and Malaak began divorce proceedings, Chris maintained contact with his two biological daughters. However their divorce case is sealed so it is not known what settlement was reached. Meanwhile, Chris began dating actress Megalyn earlier this year. Megalyn, who has had recurring roles in 24, ER, CSI Miami, The 4400, 90210 and Damien, was most recently featured as the animal-powered Vixen in the TV series Arrow.

Madonna surprised fans with an unexpected appearance at a 25th anniversary screening of her documentary Truth Or Dare on Wednesday. The superstar showed up at the event held at the Museum of Modern Art in Manhattan to the delight of the 400 or so in the audience. The 58-year-old pop culture icon shared a couple of photos on her Instagram showing her standing between two on-screen images of herself from her Blond Ambition tour of 1990. 'Surreal moment!' she wrote alongside the picture. Scroll down for video 'Surreal moment!' Madonna surprised fans at a 25th anniversary screening of documentary Truth Or Dare and posed next to images of herself from the 1990 Blond Ambition Tour Madonna: Truth Or Dare was first released in May 1991 and followed the Material Girl on tour and showed her behind-the-scenes with then-boyfriend Warren Beatty, praying with her backup dancers and facing arrest for public indecency at her concert in Toronto, Canada. 'So many freedoms we take for granted that we did not have then. Thank you Alek Keshishian. We changed history with this film.!' Madonna wrote. Keshishian directed the film that was shot in black and white. Who's that girl? The pop icon, who just turned 58, delighted the 400 or so fans gathered to watch the film at the museum Of Modern Art in Manhattan on Wednesday Demure: Madonna wore an off-he-shoulder red dress with white floral detailing and cinched at the waist with a black band for her surprise appearance Sharing 'a kiki': She was accompanied by her daughter Lourdes 'Lola' Leon, 19 In a second photo shared via her Instagram, she's seen sharing 'a kiki' with daughter Lourdes Leon or Lola as she calls her. Madonna wore a red off-the-shoulder dress with a flounce neckline and black spaghetti straps. The frock features white floral detailing, half-sleeves and was cinched under the bust with a black band. She added a matching black and white floral patterned purse and wore her signature blonde hair styled in loose waves to her shoulders. Madonna had just returned from a birthday trip to Cuba with Lola, 19, and adopted children, 10-year-olds David and Mercy. Truth Or Dare AKA In Bed With Madonna showed behind-the-scenes footage of the singer including candid moments with then-boyfriend Warren Beatty and prayer circles with her dancers Getaway: Madonna recently celebrated her 58th birthday with a trip to Cuba accompanied by daughter Lola, 19, and her adopted children David and Mercy, both 10