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Scotty McCreery Wins American Idol

posted by S. Russ

Scotty Mcreery did it.  The young singer with the old-time country sound has been charming America from the start, and tonight he took home the grand prize over competitor Lauren Alaina.  More on that later, since some things did happen […]

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American Idol – The Final Three

posted by S. Russ

We are down to three contestants on American Idol, and each performed three songs.  Beyonce was there to coach ‘em up, and the usual corporate sponsorships were there to remind us what Idol is all about.  Oh and by the […]

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American Idol Scotty Mcreery Throws A Fake First Pitch

posted by S. Russ

Ah, the world of “reality” television.  This weekend the three remaining American Idol finalists (sadly NOT including James Durbin) returned home to great their fans and to pose at various media circus-type events.  For Garner, NC native Scotty Mcreery, one […]

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American Idol James Durbin Heads Home

posted by S. Russ

Tonight the number of Idol hopefuls dropped from 4 to 3, and the unfortunate soul to go home was James Durbin.  This was a shock to me, as I was sure that Haley was heading home tonight.  The list of […]

American Idol: The Final Four Take on Inspirational Songs

posted by S. Russ

Tonight was the biggest night on television according to Ryan Seacret.  Someone should inform the Super Bowl so it can close up shop.  There are only four contestants left, Lady Gaga was there to mentor, and Coke was advertised – […]

The Voice Round 2: The Battleground

posted by S. Russ

I greatly enjoyed the two week opening round of the Voice, and apparently I’m not the only one!  The show attracted over 12 million viewers in it’s second week, making it a legitimate American Idol contender especially amongst older viewers. […]

Lady Gaga’s “Judas” Video: Jesus, Motorcycles, and a Lipstick Gun

posted by S. Russ

Since it’s premiere last Thursday night on American Idol I have been trying to come up with something to say about Lady Gaga’s new video for “Judas.”  There are people up in arms about the video, which isn’t surprising considering […]

The American Idol Final Four Is Set

posted by S. Russ

In a complete shocker, Jennifer Lopez was voted off of American Idol tonight.  This was surprising considering that she wasn’t an actual contestant, but her live performance of new single “On the Floor” was so bad that everyone agreed it […]

American Idol Top 5 – In It To Win It Edition

posted by S. Russ

There are only 5 Idol contestants left, and Randy Jackson is really looking for who is “in it to win it.”  I think he has used that phrase at least 8,000 times this season, 1,000 of which were during the […]

Country Music Prepares Response to the Death of Osama Bin Laden

posted by S. Russ

The rumble from Nashville is so thunderous that it can probably heard all over the globe – it’s the sound of country musicians scrambling to be the first to release a country song about the death of Osama Bin Laden.  […]

Rebecca St. James Is Off the Market

posted by S. Russ

Sorry fellas, your teenage Christian music crush has officially spurned you.  On Saturday Rebecca St. James married fellow musician Jacob Fink at an intimate ceremony in San Diego. Yes, she was always out of your league, but this makes it […]

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This "Sexy And I Know It" Cover Is Life Changing
[youtube]http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=vsvlsuLau5c[/youtube] This rad cover of "Sexy And I Know It" by LMFAO is currently blowing up the internet and blowing ladies' minds. Turns out this guy looks a lot like me, and he is from South Carolina where I lived for many, many years. I am starting to

posted 9:43:05am May. 15, 2012 | read full post »

A Fond Farewell to the Sing-Off - or, WHAT!?! There Goes Another One of My Favorite Shows
[youtube]http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=hOKuAigsrec[/youtube] I would love to be able to stick my head in the sand like a TV executive. Now, granted, I don't know too much about what they do, but I know one thing that they do - make decisions that don't seem to make any amount of common sense.

posted 9:15:20am May. 15, 2012 | read full post »

Hot Problems - The Best Song Ever
[youtube]http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=__HeE6NWmDE&feature=share[/youtube] I can relate to this.  Hot dudes have problems too.  I'm just glad someone was brave enough to speak about this powerful message.

posted 11:29:09am Apr. 20, 2012 | read full post »

Lionel Richie... What Are You Doing??
Pop and R&B legend Lionel Richie has suddenly popped on the charts again.  I love me some Lionel, and have since his glory days in the '80s, so I was excited to see what he had going on. I wish I hadn't.  Here's why: [youtube]http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=bAqz0AwLRjk&ob=av2e[/youtub

posted 4:12:07pm Apr. 19, 2012 | read full post »

Why Couples Should Watch Ice Loves Coco
I love my wife, and my wife loves reality television.  Generally I will play a video game or read a book while she watches the Kardashians, Say Yes to the Dress, and similar programs.  Those shows aren't really my thing, I'm more of a Justified/South Park/ kind of fellow.  Lately she has really g

posted 10:41:31am Apr. 18, 2012 | read full post »

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