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AMERICAN IDOL Finale Recap: Two Heavyweights Slug it Out on Enjoyable Finale (updated w/ photos) AMERICAN IDOL Finale Recap: Two Heavyweights Slug it Out on Enjoyable Finale (updated w/ photos)
by Matt Tamanini - May 21, 2014

In Caleb Johnson and Jena Irene, we have the season's only two performers that consistently gave credible, entertaining performances, and also had a professional command of the stage. As you would expect these two heavyweights delivered a knockout of a competition finale. While I always hate the rec... (more...)
AMERICAN IDOL Preview: IDOL Needs a Mount Rushmore Champion AMERICAN IDOL Preview: IDOL Needs a Mount Rushmore Champion
by Matt Tamanini - May 20, 2014

No matter what happens in tonight's performances, Jena not only deserves to be crowned this season's champ, but IDOL needs her to be crowned this season's champ. It is no secret that the once indomitable singing competition has taken an unceremonious dive in the ratings in recent years. While the sh... (more...)
AMERICAN IDOL's Caleb Johnson: 'We Don't Really Care Who Wins' AMERICAN IDOL's Caleb Johnson: 'We Don't Really Care Who Wins'
by TV News Desk - May 20, 2014

This week, the two remaining contestants, Caleb Johnson and Jena Irene will face off for the the title of AMERICAN IDOL Season 13 champion.... (more...)
First Listen: New Original Songs from AMERICAN IDOL Finalists Jena Irene & Caleb Johnson! First Listen: New Original Songs from AMERICAN IDOL Finalists Jena Irene & Caleb Johnson!
by TV News Desk - May 16, 2014

For the first time in 'American Idol' history, fans are now able to hear the Top Two Finalists Jena Irene's and Caleb Johnson's new original songs before they perform them live during the AMERICAN IDOL XIII Season Finale. Check them out below!... (more...)
Paramore, Jason Mraz & Kiss Added to AMERICAN IDOL Finale Line-Up Paramore, Jason Mraz & Kiss Added to AMERICAN IDOL Finale Line-Up
by TV News Desk - May 16, 2014

So far this season, more than half a billion votes have been cast in support of the next AMERICAN IDOL! Who will it be? Caleb Johnson or Jena Irene?!... (more...)
AMERICAN IDOL Recap: Sets Its Finale as Top-3 Visit Their Hometowns AMERICAN IDOL Recap: Sets Its Finale as Top-3 Visit Their Hometowns
by Matt Tamanini - May 15, 2014

Idol fans, we've been spoiled over the last month. Thirty-minute results shows have kept the stalling and aggravating filler to a minimum, but on the heels of the torturous The Chainsmokers' “performance” of “#Selfie,” I was ready to hate every pain-staking second of the return to a hour-long elimin... (more...)
AMERICAN IDOL Recap: Hemorrhaging, Raging, and 'Defying Gravity' for IDOL's Top-3 (updated w/ photos) AMERICAN IDOL Recap: Hemorrhaging, Raging, and 'Defying Gravity' for IDOL's Top-3 (updated w/ photos)
by Matt Tamanini - May 15, 2014

Coming immediately on the heels of the always emotionally taxing Hometown visits, each of Season XIII's remaining Idols performed three songs on Wednesday's penultimate performance show. The first round was made up of songs suggested by the surprisingly not-worthless 'full-time' mentor, Randy Jackso... (more...)
Breaking: AMERICAN IDOL Season XIV to Have 'Streamlined' One Night/Week Format Breaking: AMERICAN IDOL Season XIV to Have 'Streamlined' One Night/Week Format
by TV News Desk - May 12, 2014

FOX executives shared that the long-running singing competition will be 'less hours' and will be 'streamlined.'... (more...)
AMERICAN IDOL Recap: IDOL Cuts to 3 with Hometown Visits on the Line AMERICAN IDOL Recap: IDOL Cuts to 3 with Hometown Visits on the Line
by Matt Tamanini - May 08, 2014

After Top-11 Week, when the remaining contestants get to spend their summer on our, this is the most important reward for IDOL finalists surviving elimination. The Top-3 will quickly depart Hollywood and head to their hometowns for the annual Cry-Fests, so tonight's elimination has even more riding ... (more...)
VIDEO: Make Up & Break Up Night on AMERICAN IDOL; Watch All the Performances! VIDEO: Make Up & Break Up Night on AMERICAN IDOL; Watch All the Performances!
by TV News Desk - May 08, 2014

On last night's AMERICAN IDOL, the Top 4 performed three songs each, all in dedication to love!... (more...)
AMERICAN IDOL Recap: Contestant Delivers Moving Performance Worthy of IDOL Hall of Fame (Updated w/ pictures) AMERICAN IDOL Recap: Contestant Delivers Moving Performance Worthy of IDOL Hall of Fame (Updated w/ pictures)
by Matt Tamanini - May 08, 2014

To make sure that the viewers make fully informed decisions, the finalists performed three songs each; a break-up song, a dedication (a la Casey Kasem), and then a make-up song. As always with IDOL Season XIII, the results were a mixed bag. There were some painful performances and one that I believe... (more...)
AMERICAN IDOL XIV to Kick Off Auditions in Minneapolis, 6/18; Comes to 15 Cities Across the US AMERICAN IDOL XIV to Kick Off Auditions in Minneapolis, 6/18; Comes to 15 Cities Across the US
by BWW News Desk - May 07, 2014

AMERICAN IDOL begins its 14th season nationwide search for the best undiscovered talent in the country in Minneapolis, MN, on Wednesday, June 18. The search for the next singing superstar continues in New Orleans, on Wednesday, June 25; Uniondale, NY, on Wednesday, July 23; Nashville, TN, on Wednesd... (more...)
AMERICAN IDOL's Top-4 Theme & Showtune Suggestions: RENT, DOGFIGHT, CABARET, AVENUE Q, and More AMERICAN IDOL's Top-4 Theme & Showtune Suggestions: RENT, DOGFIGHT, CABARET, AVENUE Q, and More
by Matt Tamanini - May 02, 2014

As first reported by TVLine.com, AMERICAN IDOL's Top-4 Week is going to take a very IF/THEN look at love with the theme 'Love: Break-Ups and Make-Ups.' So, after last night's elimination of personality vacuum Sam Woolf, IDOL's Final Four; Jena Irene, Caleb Johnson, Jessica Meuse, and Alex Preston, w... (more...)
IDOL's Jena Irene on Voting for Elimination: 'I Think I Made the Right Decision' IDOL's Jena Irene on Voting for Elimination: 'I Think I Made the Right Decision'
by TV News Desk - May 02, 2014

On last night's AMERICAN IDOL, the finalists were faced with a new twist as they were forced to vote between sending a fellow contestant home, or allowing the remaining singers to stick around for next week's show in which two of them would be eliminated.... (more...)
'Love: Break-Ups & Make-Ups' on Next AMERICAN IDOL 'Love: Break-Ups & Make-Ups' on Next AMERICAN IDOL
by TV News Desk - May 02, 2014

Next week, we celebrate the agony and the ecstasy of music's greatest theme as the final four take to the stage in the “Love: Break-ups and Make-ups”-themed performance show... (more...)
AMERICAN IDOL Recap: IDOL Game Changer Can't Prevent Major Elimination AMERICAN IDOL Recap: IDOL Game Changer Can't Prevent Major Elimination
by Matt Tamanini - May 02, 2014

Oh boy! Tonight's elimination episode kicked off with Ryan Seacrest teasing a 'shocking twist' that none of the idols will see coming. After last week's absolutely not-shocking 'shocking' elimination, I was more than a little weary of trusting Ryan. Next he said that each finalist will have a diffic... (more...)
AMERICAN IDOL Recap: How Shocked Were You? AMERICAN IDOL Recap: How Shocked Were You?
by Matt Tamanini - April 24, 2014

I always get a little nervous when American Idol starts advertising a 'shocking' result, and after C.J.'s horrendous performance last night, anyone going home other than him would be a shock. So, I braced myself for the worst tonight.... (more...)
VIDEO: Country/Rock 'n Roll Night on AMERICAN IDOL; Watch All the Performances VIDEO: Country/Rock 'n Roll Night on AMERICAN IDOL; Watch All the Performances
by TV News Desk - April 24, 2014

It was a little bit country and a little bit rock n' roll as the American Idol Top 6 each performed twice on the Idol stage!... (more...)
AMERICAN IDOL Up 11% in Wednesday Ratings! AMERICAN IDOL Up 11% in Wednesday Ratings!
by TV News Desk - April 24, 2014

After week's of sagging ratings, Fox's AMERICAN IDOL received a bit of positive news following last night's 'Country/Rock 'n Roll' edition.... (more...)
AMERICAN IDOL Recap: It's Time For America To Pull The Plug  (Updated w/ Pictures) AMERICAN IDOL Recap: It's Time For America To Pull The Plug (Updated w/ Pictures)
by Matt Tamanini - April 24, 2014

On this week's Top-6 edition of AMERICAN IDOL Season XIII, we were “treated” to not one, but two, songs by each competitor. The theme, “A Little Bit Country, a Little Bit Rock 'n' Roll” gave the contestants an opportunity to channel their inner Donnys and Maries. Speaking of the beloved Osmond sibs,... (more...)
AMERICAN IDOL Recap: Another Week, Another Wrong Contestant Sent Home AMERICAN IDOL Recap: Another Week, Another Wrong Contestant Sent Home
by Matt Tamanini - April 17, 2014

After a night of 20th Century Fox cross-promotion, we opened this week's results show with THE FOLLOWING's Kevin Bacon stealing Ryan Seacrest's signature line, "This is American Idol."... (more...)
AMERICAN IDOL Recap: A Candidate for Clarkson's Crown Emerges & Demi Lovato Critiques (Updated w/ Pictures) AMERICAN IDOL Recap: A Candidate for Clarkson's Crown Emerges & Demi Lovato Critiques (Updated w/ Pictures)
by Matt Tamanini - April 17, 2014

Now that AMERICAN IDOL has pared down its finalists to a manageable seven, the producers decided to bust out the most original theme in the show's 13 seasons, “Competitor's Picks.” How it basically works is, Randy Jackson did his only work of the season by playing stenographer as each contestant rec... (more...)
AMERICAN IDOL Preview: Song List Revealed for Remaining Finalists! AMERICAN IDOL Preview: Song List Revealed for Remaining Finalists!
by TV News Desk - April 16, 2014

For the first time in AMERICAN IDOL history, the theme of tonight's show will be 'Competitior's Pick,' in which the remaining seven finalists select a tune for each of their competitors.... (more...)
AMERICAN IDOL Recap: Tearful Elimination Sends Home Contender Far Too Soon AMERICAN IDOL Recap: Tearful Elimination Sends Home Contender Far Too Soon
by Matt Tamanini - April 10, 2014

This week AMERICAN IDOL welcomed back Season XIII's Top-8 for the second week in a row. This time they were mentored by the incredibly professional and discerning David Cook (especially compared to IDOL's 'full-time” mentor, Randy Jackson, who followed Cook around like a lost puppy all night). The S... (more...)
AMERICAN IDOL Recap: David Cook Mentors Top-8 to Fresh Takes on 80's Hits (Updated with Pictures) AMERICAN IDOL Recap: David Cook Mentors Top-8 to Fresh Takes on 80's Hits (Updated with Pictures)
by Matt Tamanini - April 09, 2014

Just as it did last week, tonight's AMERICAN IDOL featured the Top-8 finalists. After an ill-advised use of the sole judge's save, Sam Woolf remained in the competition long enough to be mentored by former IDOL champ David Cook for this week's 80's theme. With the obvious negligence of 'full-time' m... (more...)



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