By Grady Smith
November 17, 2011 at 07:31 PM EST
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If you, like me, are an American Idol junkie and love to follow the careers of former contestants to see who has the grit to make it in a cruel post-Idol world, November has been a fun month.

Not only have Season 10 non-winners Haley Reinhart, Casey Abrams, and James Durbin (affectionately referred to as “The Durbs” by EW’s Dalton Ross) all released new music videos, but fellow contestant Paul McDonald recorded a surprisingly un-Twilight duet with his wife Nikki Reed, and older faces like Anoop Desai, Didi Benami, and Chris Daughtry have given us new music as well.

Below, check out Haley and Casey’s “Baby It’s Cold Outside” duet, which they recently told me “reminds you of the fireplace,” James Durbin’s fiery video for debut single, “Love Me Bad,” Anoop Desai’s sad but pretty “Want Your Love,” Daughtry’s live concert video of hard-rocking “Renegade,” and a quick preview of  dismissed-too-soon Didi Benami’s new project with singer-songwriter Keaton Simons.

Alright, and I know it’s not from Idol, but because I care about you, here’s The Voice contestant Dia Frampton’s brand new video as well:

Which of these videos is your favorite? And did anyone else just melt at the way Haley coos, “Lend me your co-o-oat”?


‘Idol’ alums Haley Reinhart and Casey Abrams record ‘Baby It’s Cold Outside’

Newlyweds Paul McDonald and Nikki Reed record duet: Listen here!

‘American Idol’ roundup: Four new music videos from non-winners

‘American Idol’ roundup: What’s new with seven non-winners from past seasons

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