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    American Idol XIII Recap: Reviewing The Finale

    After more than two dozen episodes, hundreds of performances, and twelve weeks of recaps by yours truly,...

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    American Idol Season 13 Contestants – 1st Set of Power Rankings Revealed

    The thirteenth season of American Idol is firmly underway with returning judge Keith Urban along with Jennifer...

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    Jimmy Iovine Leaves ‘American Idol’ as Mentor, Randy Jackson Steps In!

    Why?!!  We were this close of being without “the DAWG” for Season 13 of FOX’s hit-show “American...

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    American Idol Recap: Sudden Death Round, Week One (The Boys)

    Last night, American Idol sprung some more talent on us in the form of ten boys from Season 12’s Top 40. The men were nowhere near as stellar as Wednesday’s girl group, but the top five who sailed on through to the next round were all deserving. In an unprecedented, unexpected moment, Thursday’s...

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    American Idol Recap: Sudden Death Round, Week One (The Girls)

    Okay, now this is something we haven’t seen on American Idol. For the next two weeks, the judges will be cutting five girls on Wednesday and five boys on Thursday until the competition is narrowed down to the Top 20. This stage of the competition is known as the Sudden Death Round,...

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    American Idol Recap: Hollywood Week Part 2 (The Girls)

    Welcome back, Idol imbibers! For the second part of Hollywood Week, the girls took center stage and unleashed their powers of musical persuasion in the hopes America would be more impressed than last week’s stellar showing from the guys. Collectively, I believe the men are a stronger group this season, but individually...

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    ‘American Idol’ Recap: Hollywood Week Pt. 1 (Guys)

    Tears, sweat, blood, and shattered pride: This is…Hollywood Week. In what was a first for the long-standing television behemoth, American Idol decided to switch things up by having all the men compete against one another in this grueling yet pivotal round, then whittled down to twenty men standing by the end of...

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    ‘American Idol’ Week 2 Wrap-Up: Top 5 to Watch From Charlotte and Baton Rouge

    Another week, another feud, another outstanding display of talent in what’s shaping up to be an incredible season of American Idol. Somehow, each new episode either has me laughing, in awe, or incredibly jealous I’m not there in person to get my hair finger-groomed by Nicki Minaj! Okay, that’s a bit overkill...

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    ‘American Idol’ Week 1 Wrap-Up: Top 5 Contestants to Watch from New York & Chicago

      When it comes to reality television, American Idol is where my heart lies. As corny as that sounds, it is absolutely true. For ten years, I have watched every season, seen every episode, and rooted for god knows how many contestants to win. Not a single year has a favorite of...

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    ‘American Idol’ Recap: The Finale Review

    Ladies and gentlemen, Idol devotees near and far, we have made it. We have reached the conclusion of a phenomenal season, littered with talent that seems incomprehensible and performances that will be remembered for decades. The final battle took place, and tonight either Jessica Sanchez or Phillip Phillips will be chosen as...

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    ‘American Idol’ Recap: Reviewing the Top 3

    Wow, I was headed into last night’s American Idol completely set on rooting behind one person and one person only. By the end of the Top 3 show, I felt like that same person I had been behind should leave the competition. Yes, in a single night of American Idol, two performers...

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    ‘American Idol’ Recap: Reviewing the Top 4

    After the torture I went through two nights ago immediately following the announcement of The Voice winner (America, why?!), it’s such a pleasure knowing I can jump back into the warm and embracing arms of my favorite reality show, American Idol, and know that all will be better once the top four...

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    ‘American Idol’ “California Dreamin'” Week: Song Suggestions

    There are two more weeks left until Phillip Phillips the winner of American Idol is crowned! Time is of the essence, and song choice has never been as important. That is why yours truly is here to hopefully give some of our Idols the right songs that will guarantee them a spot...

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    ‘American Idol’ Recap: Reviewing the Top 5

    Welcome to the American Idol Top Five Week! With the contestants tackling songs from the best in British music, I’m not sure the producers needed to add another theme of “songs from the 1960s.” Let’s face it: the best music from the 60s WAS from the Brits. Aside from that nonsensical maneuver,...

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    ‘American Idol’ British Week: Song Suggestions

    Holy cow, can you believe we are down to just five contestants on American Idol? This may not be my favorite top five in Idol history (that award goes to Season Five), but I believe all the remaining contestants will continue to wow us with some astute song choices and powerful performances....

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    ‘American Idol’ Recap: Reviewing the Top 6

    It was another fantastic week on American Idol except for two individuals who have been pimped enough times by the judges to cause a severe case of indefinite nausea. We’ll get to those two contestants in a minute, but I’m pleased to say that Queen week was a success, and — shockingly,...

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    ‘American Idol’ Queen Theme Week: Song Suggestions

    This coming week, the American Idol top six will be covering songs from the amazing 70’s/80’s glam rock band, the one…the only…Queen! It’s kind of disappointing that Colton will not be available to perform these songs this week, seeing as how his emo-punk style fits right in line with Freddie Mercury’s flair...

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    ‘American Idol’ Recap: Reviewing the Top 7 Redux

    Wow, I am speechless. Last night may have been one of the greatest telecasts of American Idol I have ever seen. Every single contestant had the bare minimum of one stellar performance on “Now and Then” theme night. Sure, there’s always the occasional bump or two in the road, but with voices...

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    ‘American Idol’ Recap: Reviewing the Top 7

    The American Idol Top 7 attempted to rise to the challenge of showcasing their modern skills, but unfortunately quite a few missed the mark. Other than one special individual’s selection, I wouldn’t call any song choice last night particularly indicative of the the future musical path we’re likely to see from some...

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    ‘American Idol’ “Songs From This Decade” Theme Week: Song Suggestions

    America’s votes have been decided, forming our official Top 7 on American Idol as a result. This week, the remaining seven contestants will be singing songs from this decade: 2010, 2011, and 2012. I have to admit, I’m slightly worried. Besides a few select records, are there enough great songs out there...

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    ‘American Idol’ 80s Theme Week: Song Suggestions

    This week, American Idol’s Top 8 will be covering songs from the 80s! That was a decade of emerging dance beats, pop slowly redefining its sound, and multiple genres equally dominating the charts. For this group of contestants, I couldn’t think of a more appropriately diverse theme for the Top 8 to...

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    ‘American Idol’ Recap: Reviewing the Top 9

    This week on American Idol, the standing ovations were at an all time rise, pun intended. I swear, there were about five standing ovations for the whole performance evening — an Idol record to be sure. These ridiculous moments of praise may be our next big drinking game following Melissa McCarthy’s “Scorsese”...

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    ‘American Idol’ “Songs From Their Idols” Theme Week: Song Suggestions

    This week on American Idol, the top nine finalists will be choosing songs from their own personal idols to sing for America. I want to apologize in advance to all nine contestants if I come across like a stalker with my knowledge of their personal idols. I had to scour the American...

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    ‘American Idol’ Billy Joel Theme Week: Song Suggestions

    This Wednesday, the Top 10 on American Idol will be tackling the songs of famed singer-songwriter, Billy Joel. I, for one, am excited about this theme, particularly because Billy Joel’s songs are awesome and incredibly diverse, making for a wide range of unique song choices that could provide a memorable night on...

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    ‘American Idol’ Recap: Reviewing the Top 11

    In many ways, last night’s episode of American Idol felt like the ‘Twilight Zone.’ You had Jessica Sanchez making one of the worst song choices in Idol history for a supposed frontrunner, and Heejun, although vocally mediocre, showcasing some emotion behind that wall of smug humor. I felt like I was on...