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Your Chance To Work Out With James Durbin!

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Hit “Like” to share this with your friends! Now’s your chance ladies!! Idol finalists James Durbin and Stefano Langone are looking for two lucky fans who want to help them work out!  The two studly singers are working to get […]

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Is Jennifer Lopez Leaving American Idol?

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Hit “Like” to share this with your friends! Despite intimate involvement in this years American Idol resurgence, emotional judge Jennifer Lopez may not return for a second season.  It seems that the “most beautiful woman in the world” may choose […]

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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 […]

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 […]

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 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 […]

Who Got Kicked Off Idol? – I Miss the Beard Already

posted by S. Russ

Another Thursday, another night of seeing who got kicked off Idol.  Tonight the last two left standing were Casey Abrams and Scotty Mcreery, and Casey Abrams got the boot. Despite a judges save, clear improvement throughout the season, ridiculous ability […]

American Idol Top 6 – Whoa, We’re halfway there!

posted by S. Russ

WHHOOOAAA, livin’ on a prayer!! Sorry, this isn’t Bon Jovi night on Idol, though I estimate that will be a theme night on Idol season 28.  Instead, we are down to 6 Idol hopefuls from the original 13.  That also […]

The American Idol Top 7 Recap! – Welcome to the 21st Century Edition

posted by S. Russ

There are only seven potential idols left.  Did their performances take me to seventh heaven, or to the seven circles of hell?  Let’s find out! Opening Performance – They brought back the departed six to perform a Pink song.  Poor, […]

The First Guy to Leave Idol Is…

posted by S. Russ

I must be regaining some of my prophetic sense – I got two thirds of the bottom three right.  Haley, Stefano, and Paul were in the bottom three.  After Rihanna’s performance I had hoped they would just vote her off, […]

The American Idol “Elite” Eight

posted by S. Russ

After the shocking exit of Pia Toscano last week, we are now down to eight Idol contestants.  That’s right, the ocho.  While I was upset to see Pia leave, I was mainly disturbed at how off my prophetic sense was. […]

Pia Toscano Already Getting a Record Deal?

posted by S. Russ

Last week was a big week for Pia Toscano.  It began with a strong performance on American Idol, which many thought was one of the strongest of the night.  Then things took a turn when she was eliminated from the […]

One of the Best Leaves Idol

posted by S. Russ

Tonight the number of Idol hopefuls went from nine to eight, and Pia Toscano took the fall.  In the bottom three with her were Jacob Lusk and Stefano Langone.  This was expected, after all her performance last night wasn’t all […]

American Idol Top 9 – Single Digits Time!

posted by S. Russ

That’s right, we are down to nine contestants!  Tonight the final nine performed songs by rock n’ roll hall of famers.  This is a new category for Idol, and one that I welcome with open arms!  So who cracked under […]

Is Casey Abrams Scaring America?

posted by S. Russ

Apparently former Idol star Blake Lewis is still out there in the music world.  The last I heard from him he was getting a local band kicked off his show at a Columbia, SC nightclub for making an “offensive” poster.  […]

Idol Hopefuls Naima Adedapo and Thia Megia Head Home

posted by S. Russ

Tonight two contestants had to be sent home, and the unfortunate ones were Naima Adedapo  and Thia Megia.  Joining them in the bottom three was future Crest spokesman Paul McDonald.  Stefano Langone and Casey Abrams were both safe after last […]

American Idol Top 11 Redux

posted by S. Russ

Last week the judges opted to save Casey Abrams from elimination and as a result the entire Top 11 is back!  Additionally, Fox will probably get a nice little ratings boost tomorrow night since not one but two people will […]

Casey Abrams Saved On Idol

posted by S. Russ

Tonight Casey Abrams came in last in votes on American Idol – but he didn’t go home.  The judges invoked their one save of the season with 11 contestants left, and they did it without even hearing 30 seconds of […]

American Idol Top 11 Time!

posted by S. Russ

It’s IDOL TIME!!!  You may notice that the site looks just a little different, that’s because we are now using a different blogging platform.  It also explains why I’ve been so quiet this week, but I’m back baby!! Tonight’s Idol […]

Reaction: Karen Rodriguez Kicked Off Idol

posted by S. Russ

Let’s start off with what was right – Haley Reinhart and Naima Adedapo being in the bottom two.  In a night of mostly subpar performances, they were two of the worst.  I was surprised though, to see Karen in the […]

American Idol Top 12 – The Recap

posted by S. Russ

It’s that time again!  Time to make fun of J-Lo and speculate on who America will like the least!  That’s right… American Idol!  The show always does a great job with lending it’s huge helping hand to relief efforts, and […]

Thursday Night Idol Time!

posted by S. Russ

Ah, Thursday night American Idol – the weekly bid to turn 20 minutes of television into a full hour.  If Wednesdays are the tough nights for the contestants, then Thursdays are the tough nights for the producers and writers who […]

American Idol Top 13 Action!

posted by S. Russ

They say that 13 is an unlucky number.  Did I feel unlucky having to watch these 13 contestants perform?  Let’s find out! Lauren Alaina – Performing the Shania Twain hit “Any Man of Mine,” Lauren got the night started off […]

The American Idol Top 13!

posted by S. Russ

Tonight 11 American Idol contestants bid farewell, leaving us with a great list of 13 finalists.  Here they are! Casey Abrams Naima Adedapo Lauren Alaina James Durbin Ashthon Jones Stefano Langone Jacob Lusk Scotty McCreery Paul McDonald Thia Megia Haley […]

American Idol Top 24 Part 2 – The Gals

posted by S. Russ

Last night the men rocked the stage and tonight it was the girl’s chance to show what they could do.  There haven’t been any standouts amongst the females this year just yet, Did someone emerge tonight?  Let’s find out! Ta-Tynisa […]

American Idol Top 24 Part 1 – The Boys

posted by S. Russ

It’s Tuesday!  That means… American Idol?  Glad I checked TV Guide!  It was boys/mens night tonight, so we got a full night of tenors and basses en route to the top 12.  Recap starting… NOW! Clint Jun Gamboa – Up […]

American Idol Top 24 Set!

posted by S. Russ

Here it is! Naima AdedapoCasey AbramsLauren AlainaJovany BarretoKendra CampbellJordan DorseyJames DurbinClint Jun GamboaTim HalperinAshthon JonesStefano LangoneBrent LowewensternJacob LuskScott McCreeryPaul McDonaldThia MegiaHaley ReinhartKaren RodriguezRobbie RosenPia ToscanoLauren TurnerTatynisa WilsonRachel ZevitaJulie Zorilla Seems like a pretty standout list to me, though I admit […]

American Idol vs. The Beatles

posted by S. Russ

Ah, yes, tonight is the Beatles episode.  Every music competition has to have one right?  Don’t get me wrong, it isn’t that I hate the Beatles.  In fact, I appreciate everything they did and continue to do for music.  It […]

Idol Star Scott McIntyre Engaged!

posted by S. Russ

I know I make fun of a lot of things on here, but I have to say that this is pretty cool!  Congratulations to Idol star Scott McIntyre on his engagement!  For those who might not remember, Scott inspired millions […]

American Idol Highlight Reel!

posted by S. Russ

Tonight’s episode of American Idol held some serious intrigue for an early season show.  Let’s take in the highlights: In a new move for the show, the hovering parents were a major player.  In fact, they served as a catalyst […]

Random Thoughts On American Idol

posted by S. Russ

When I watch American Idol I tend to lose the ability to have coherent thoughts, so here is some stream of consciousness AI commentary! -My prophetic voice tells me that thus far it is Casey Abrams vs. James Durbin for […]

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