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The X Factor – auditions in Newark and a round up of other cities

posted by Joanne Brokaw

Tonight was the last night of auditions for “The X Factor” before next week we see the contestants at boot camp.  I’ll post some contestant audition videos tomorrow when they’re available, but for now, here’s a recap: First, tonight was a […]

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The X Factor auditions – Chicago and Seattle (again)

posted by Joanne Brokaw

Well, here we are again, meeting up for another round of “The X Factor” auditions. I confess that my original plan had been to skip the show tonight. It’s pouring here like I might need to build an ark and […]

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Marc Martel to appear on The Ellen DeGeneres Show, Monday October 3

posted by Joanne Brokaw

So the Marc Martel frenzy has heated up a few hundred degrees. With his audition for the Queen Extravaganza reaching 3.3 million views in less than a week, a profile in the WSJ.com, and music fans in Japan falling in […]

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Marc Martel’s Queen Extravaganza audition profiled in the Wall Street Journal

posted by Joanne Brokaw

Seriously. This is the most cool thing that’s happened in Christian music in a long time. Marc Martel’s audition tape for the Queen Extravaganza hasn’t just captivated fans. The Wall Street Journal online did a story today on Marc. Whoo hoo! […]

“The X Factor”‘s Dexter Haygood – flash from the Xavion past

posted by Joanne Brokaw

On night two of “The X Factor” auditions, contestant Dexter Haygood told the story of how he used to play in a band in the 80s that toured with Hall and Oates, but that now he’s living “couch to couch”, […]

“The X Factor” – night two is even better

posted by Joanne Brokaw

Before we get started on tonight’s episode of “The X Factor”, I think I need to apologize to readers. I guess I dropped the ball when I said last night’s episode was so great, since it included one segment where a […]

Will Downhere’s Marc Martel be the next Freddie Mercury? You decide!

posted by Joanne Brokaw

The guys in the band Downhere are some of my most favorite people in Christian music, so I just had to share this with you: As part of this year’s celebration of Queen’s 40th anniversary, Queen drummer/songwriter/singer Roger Taylor is […]

“The X-Factor” premieres and I’m totally sucked in

posted by Joanne Brokaw

One of the best stories of the first night, Chris Rene   My editor asked if I was going to watch Simon Cowell’s new show, “The X Factor” and then blog about it. Since I already started watching “The Sing […]

“The Sing-Off” season 3 kicks off with super talent

posted by Joanne Brokaw

I wish I could remember which of my friends told me that I had to watch “The Sing Off” because I would love it. Because I’d like to track them down and thank them for the suggestion. (It was, in […]

Casting Crowns, Glenn Beck and “Slow Fade” (Be careful little eyes)

posted by Joanne Brokaw

On the Glenn Beck radio show this morning, Beck talked about the song “Slow Fade” by Casting Crowns as a lesson for Americans to be cautious about what they watch and who they follow. The song is based on these […]

Remembering 9/11 in music

posted by Joanne Brokaw

On Sunday, all of America will be focused on the day that changed our lives forever: September 11th. It’s just a date, but it holds so much meaning, so much hurt, so many memories. I remember where I was, and […]

The Unsung Celebrity – remembering 9/11

posted by Joanne Brokaw

This post has absolutely nothing to do with music, but it’s something I wanted to share with you as we remember the tragic events of September 11th. I wrote this in 2004, as I was returning home from a humor […]

30 Day Christian Music Challenge Day 30: Mainstream song you’d like to sing in church

posted by Joanne Brokaw

Today is our last Christian music challenge. So share a mainstream song you’d like to sing in church. (And if you really want to stretch yourself … avoid naming a song by U2.) Check out the entire list of the […]

30 Day Christian Music Challenge Day 29: Traditional hymn you’d like to see redone with a more modern sound

posted by Joanne Brokaw

Today, share a traditional hymn you’d like to see redone with a more modern sound. Check out the entire list of the 30 Day Gospel Soundcheck Christian Music Challenge. Start with Day 1 and share your favorite Christian and gospel […]

30 Day Christian Music Interactive Challenge Day 28: Sing your favorite VeggieTales song

posted by Joanne Brokaw

No matter how old you are, you’ve probably seen at least one VeggieTales movie – and probably had a song stuck in your head for days. So for our last interactive challenge, get out the video or webcam and record […]

30 Day Christian Music Challenge Day 27: Band that disappointed you most when you saw them live

posted by Joanne Brokaw

There’s always so much anticipation when you get to see your favorite band live. But sometimes live doesn’t live up to expectations. Today’s challenge: Name a band that disappointed you the most when you saw them live Check out the […]

30 Day Christian Music Challenge Day 26: Christian song you’re embarrassed to say you love

posted by Joanne Brokaw

Regardless of what you think about Christian music, there’s always one song that you can’t help but love. Even if you think it’s cheesy or stupid. Today, name a Christian song you’re embarrassed to say you love. Check out the entire list […]

30 Day Christian Music Challenge Day 25: Worship song that no one should ever be allowed to record ever again

posted by Joanne Brokaw

Today’s challenge, name a worship song that no one should ever be allowed to record ever again. Maybe it’s because it’s already been done to death. Or it’s so perfect in its original version every subsequent version ruins it. Check […]

30 Day Christian Music Challenge Day 24: Most overplayed Christian song

posted by Joanne Brokaw

Today’s challenge, share a Christian song that’s overplayed. On the radio, at church … in your head … Check out the entire list of the 30 Day Gospel Soundcheck Christian Music Challenge. Start with Day 1 and share your favorite […]

30 Day Christian Music Challenge Day 23: Song you pretended was Christian so you could listen to it around your parents

posted by Joanne Brokaw

Today’s challenge comes from my editor Stephen Russ. As a kid, he knew how to work the “Christian music” label so he could listen to popular music. So today, share a song you pretended was Christian so you could listen to it around […]

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Tonight was the final performance episode of this first season of The X Factor in the US, and what a way to end the competition. The three finalists - Josh Krajcik, Chris Rene, and Melanie Amaro - pulled out all of the stops for their final ...

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