American Idol XIII Recap: Reviewing The Finale

After more than two dozen episodes, hundreds of performances, and twelve weeks of recaps by yours truly, we’re a little more than 12 hours away from finding out the winner of American Idol XIII. That’s…insane. I could be bitter and go on about how robbed Alex Preston was of a spot in the Top 2, but I’ve […]

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 Lopez (former judge) and newcomer Harry Connick, Jr..  With previous producers Nigel Lythgoe and Ken Warwick out of the equation and FOX’s show attempting a full-on reboot and save for their former #1 show, things are looking very […]

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 Idol.”  After the news broke last week that Jennifer Lopez will be returning as a judge alongside Keith Urban, former judge Randy Jackson will step in for Jimmy Iovine as the mentor for the contestants. The third judges […]

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 show introduced us […]

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 there are some […]

‘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 the week (the […]

‘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 but I can’t […]

‘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 the champion of […]

‘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 managed to cement […]

‘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 singers blow my […]

‘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, four out of […]

‘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. It’s no surprise […]