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The X Factor final 5 results – Nicole refuses to make a decision, Rachel goes home, and Marcus gets yet another chance

posted by Joanne Brokaw

If last week was a tough week for X Factor Nicole Scherzinger after she voted to send home Drew, this week might be downright dangerous. After host Steve Jones announced that Chris Rene, Josh Krajcik and Melanie Amaro were straight […]

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The X Factor final 5 perform 2 songs each (videos)

posted by Joanne Brokaw

Chris Rene performed an original song; it was one of  my favorite performances on a great night of music We’re getting down to the wire on this first season of The X Factor. Last night the final 5 contestants performed […]

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The X Factor final 7 results show – Astro and Drew go home

posted by Joanne Brokaw

Astro had the lowest number of votes, based on this performance Wednesday night On tonight’s episode of The X Factor, two contestants went home and five moved on to the next round. My prediction would have been that Marcus Canty would have been […]

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Bad worship gets worse, in this YouTube video

posted by Joanne Brokaw

Big thanks to my friend Matt Conner, editor at Stereo Subversion and all around super awesome guy. He posted this “worst worship” video today on his Facebook page and I just had to share it with you. This is a […]

The X Factor top 10 results show – Lakoda Rayne stays, Astro in the bottom two, and Stacy goes home

posted by Joanne Brokaw

My favorite performance of “rock night” was Josh Krajcik. Not only was he good, he sang a rock song.   Tonight’s X Factor results show offered up a surprise early on as the field was whittled down from 10 to […]

Marc Martel, Glenn Lavender, David Martel move on to Queen Extravaganza, Round 2

posted by Joanne Brokaw

Marc Martel, singer/songwriter and member of the Christian rock band Downhere, has moved on to the second round in the Queen Extravaganza competition. Along with Marc, his brother David Martel and Downhere bandmate Glenn Lavender also moved on. Whoo hoo! The […]

Joe Jonas gets a lap dance from Britney – and one reader makes a very perceptive comment about Christian role models

posted by Joanne Brokaw

  Three years ago, I wrote a post on this blog about the Jonas Brothers that started with this comment: I like the Jonas Brothers. In fact, I love the guys. I love that a group that admits openly that they’re Christians has gained […]

Marc Martel, Queen Extravaganza Video Sensation, Wins Popular Vote For Best Fan Cover On MTV O Awards 2

posted by Joanne Brokaw

 Marc Martel, lead vocalist for the Christian rock band Downhere, was honored last night at the MTV O Awards 2 where fans across the country voted him the winner of Best Fan Cover for his rendition of  Queen’s “Somebody To […]

“The X Factor” – Boot Camp Group Auditions (videos)

posted by Joanne Brokaw

I intended to post about last night’s “The X Factor” boot camp auditions, but thought I’d wait until tonight, when they all had aired. That way we can wrap up boot camp in one fell swoop. As it is, I still have to […]

Marc Martel on the Ellen DeGeneres show; more about Marc, his singing, and his band, Downhere

posted by Joanne Brokaw

Downhere’s Marc Martel appeared on The Ellen DeGeneres Show yesterday, and fans are raving about his performance. Mostly, about how much he sounds like Freddy Mercury, which is a good thing since he’s getting all of this attention for his […]

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 […]

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 […]

Journey’s “Don’t Stop Believing” & frontman Arnel Pineda (video)

posted by Joanne Brokaw

This morning, CBS Sunday Morning ran a great segment on the band Journey, the success of their song “Don’t Stop Believing”, and frontman Arnel Pineda. It’s the perfect story to highlight artists making a difference, and if you’re looking for […]

Justin Bieber curses in public and I say, “Who gives a rat’s … er … behind?”

posted by Joanne Brokaw

Well, while I was on hiatus I apparently missed one of the stories of the century: the Justin Bieber Bible Study, based on his most recent album, Never Say Never. Or was it a movie? I don’t know. But it […]

Skillet “Awake & Alive” featured on “Transformers: Dark Of The Moon” movie soundtrack

posted by Joanne Brokaw

  As I’m catching up on Christian music stories I missed over the last six months or so, here’s one that definitely merits a mention: Skillet’s rock song “Awake & Alive”, from their latest album Awake, is featured on the soundtrack for […]

Tim Pawlenty likes Lady Gaga – do you care? (video)

posted by Joanne Brokaw

Now that I’m back in the saddle at the Gospel Soundcheck blog, I’m keeping me eyes and ears open for stories that relate to Christian music. Or Christians and music. And one of the stories that caught my eye this […]

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[youtube=http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=w2hzusE4veM&feature=youtu.be] Greetings, dear Beliefnet readers! It's been a while since I posted - I'm kind of in limbo right now with entertainment writing, as I've made the move to animals and faith. You can read more on my personal blog,Notes From The

posted 7:13:01pm Feb. 29, 2012 | read full post »

The X Factor final performances - care to predict a winner?
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 performances. First, each performed a duet with a star,

posted 9:45:43pm Dec. 21, 2011 | read full post »

Jon Bon Jovi is not dead. Honest.
  Rock fans and women around the world are breathing a collective sigh of relief: Jon Bon Jovi is not dead. Despite rumors of his demise, the charming rock legend is alive and well. It appears to have started with a fake blog post reporting that Bon Jovi suffered cardiac arrest. However at a

posted 8:13:10pm Dec. 19, 2011 | read full post »

The X Factor final four results: Marcus goes home
On tonight's The X Factor results show, Melanie Amaro, Josh Krajcik and Chris Rene went through to the next round and Marcus Canty was sent home. OK, OK, I know, I know. I 've been hard on Marcus Canty the last few weeks, so you may be thinking that I'm happy he went home tonight. I wasn't happy

posted 9:25:44pm Dec. 15, 2011 | read full post »

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