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 […]

‘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, I might add […]

‘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 for the dramatic […]

‘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 like these, who […]

‘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 of these contestants […]

‘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 for our Idols […]

‘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 tackle, with career-defining […]

‘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” drinking game that […]

‘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 Idol. The success […]

‘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 a different planet, […]

‘American Idol’ Recap: Reviewing the Top 13

American Idol was a bit of a mixed bag last night as far as performances go, but my god some select individuals really shattered my expectations. After eleven seasons, Idol still manages to surprises us from time to time. Last night was no exception, and I’m not even solely referring to teen prodigy, Jessica Sanchez. […]

‘American Idol’ Recap: Reviewing the Top 12 Girls

Welcome everyone to night two of the American Idol Season 11 Semifinals! Let’s face it — Tuesday was a bit of a disaster as far as talent goes, but thank god the girls came along when they did. This is completely the opposite of what happened last season, where the boys delivered an incredible semifinals […]

‘American Idol’ Recap: Top 24 Revealed

After many tears of disappointment and joy, American Idol has made its final decision on the Top 24 for Season Eleven. I have to say, this lineup looks about as impressive as last year’s. Other than a few contestants (Adam Brock….ugh…..), this is a solid group of performers, who all in their own way make […]

‘American Idol’ Hollywood Week Recap: Group Rounds and Final Solos

Welcome back to another week of American Idol. Well, I guess I cannot complain too much because unlike last episode, which seemed silly to write a recap, people were actually singing instead of an hour showcasing DRAMA, DRAMA, DRAMA! However, I nearly keeled over in shock when Randy Jackson said of all eleven seasons, this […]

‘American Idol’ Hollywood Week Recap: Day One

Woe is me, for American Idol has just reached a new low this week, with the introduction of Hollywood Week being eclipsed by one singer’s dramatic collapse from the stage. Really, Idol, are you going to capitalize on the drama of a contestant by ending the episode on a cliffhanger with her collapsing as a […]