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A Fond Farewell to the Sing-Off – or, WHAT!?! There Goes Another One of My Favorite Shows

posted by S. Russ

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 […]

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The Voice – Good for You Blake Shelton

posted by S. Russ

I ripped Blake Shelton pretty hard yesterday for keeping young country starlet RaeLynn on his team, so I was glad to wake up this morning to find out that she was sent home last night.  Thank you America, thank you […]

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Instant Eliminations Bring Extreme Drama – and Foolishness – to the Voice

posted by S. Russ

On last night’s show The Voice tried yet another new thing – at the end of the night the judges were told to eliminate one member of their team BEFORE the nationwide vote even took place.  The coaches were caught […]

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The Sing-Off Episode 2!!

posted by S. Russ

Ohhhh yeeeah!!!  Second show time!!  This show started with a big group performance of that My Chemical Romance song “Sing” that apparently gave my wife chill bumps.  That’s cool, it looks like this week’s contestants are a lot more diverse […]

The Sing-Off Episode 1!!

posted by S. Russ

Follow Beliefnet Music on Twitter! The Sing-Off is back!!!!  And so I’m back with overly-critical analysis of people who are way more talented than I am!!  Let’s get it started!! The festivities started with an epic 8 group rendition of […]

5 Reasons You Should Watch The Sing-Off

posted by S. Russ

There are tons of reality shows on television.  There’s dancing, singing, juggling blowtorches, and people yelling at each other.  So, why should you watch the Sing-Off?  Because it’s hosted by early 2000s heart throb Nick Lachey.  Need more reasons?  Alright! […]

MTV Is Old Y’all

posted by S. Russ

Today MTV turned 30 years old, and I feel ancient. It’s hard to believe looking at the network now, but I have a lot of great memories of MTV.  Growing up through its “golden years” had its perks.  While MTV […]

The Voice: Vicci and Cee Lo Bring It, Javier Gets Emotional

posted by S. Russ

Hit “Like” to share this with your friends! Last night was the big finale of The Voice, and in typical The Voice fashion they all brought down the house.  This time each contestant sang an original song, as well as […]

Weird Al Takes On Lady Gaga With “Perform This Way”

posted by S. Russ

Hit “Like” to share this with your friends! Weird Al finally parodies Lady Gaga.  There simply isn’t much to add to this. Related – Lady Gaga’s Inspiring New Commercial Follow the Prophet of Pop on Twitter and on Facebook!

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 […]

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 […]

The Voice: Team Adam Vs. Team Cee Lo

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Hit “Like” to share this with your friends! The Voice opened with it’s first two live eliminations of the season and showed immediately why it is a huge threat to the Idol dynasty.  Of the four contestants – two young […]

Justin Bieber Wins a Country Music Award

posted by S. Russ

Click “Like” above to share with your friends! To quote fictional race car driver Ricky Bobby, “That just happened.” Apparently he did a duet with Rascal Flatts during the year, so CMT him an award.  This is about as bizarre […]

The Voice Goes Live!

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Hit “Like” to share this with your friends! I’ve made it no secret the The Voice is my favorite vocal performance show on the market.  As a taped show it has been put together with skill, paying far more attention […]

Check Out Committed’s Hot New Single!

posted by S. Russ

Hit “Like” to share this post with your friends! Committed with John Legend Whew, that is too much vocal talent for one picture to handle!  Committed, last years winners on NBC’s hit show The Sing Off, have been busy celebrating the […]

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 […]

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 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 […]

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 […]

Former Idol Frenchie Davis Returns To Inspire On The Voice

posted by S. Russ

Frenchie Davis has had a long road back to the television spotlight.  The spunky R&B singer was a Top 12 contestant on American Idol, but she found herself disqualified from the season as a result of scandalous photos taken earlier […]

The Voice Premiere on NBC – Can It Destroy Idol?

posted by S. Russ

NBC is issuing the next battle cry against American Idol – The Voice.  The show brings together a coaching panel of the surgingly popular Cee Lo Green, diva Christina Aguilera, Maroon 5 lead singer Adam Levine, and country star Blake […]

Lady Gaga’s Controversial “Judas” Video To Premiere on American Idol

posted by S. Russ

…and apparently, it will “shock” us in an unexpected way.  In the video for the controversial single Lady Gaga will play the part of Mary Magdalene, news which has already brought out naysayers.  What is interesting though, is that the […]

The Sing Off Auditions Begin!

posted by S. Russ

If you like music and you haven’t watched the NBC show The Sing Off, then you need to mark your calendar for next Winter!  The Sing Off is a vocal competition a la American Idol, but with a cappella performance […]

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, […]

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 […]

Mariah Carey, George Michael, and Paula Abdul To Team Up Like Britney and Ke$ha?

posted by S. Russ

Mariah Carey, George Michael, and Paula Abdul. It might sound like the beginning of an incredible joke, but it is so much more.  Simon Cowell is seeking the three pop stars to be judges on his new show X-Factor. This […]

Oscar Clean-up!

posted by S. Russ

A few extra bits from the Oscars tonight! -The awards for music and sound definitely found the correct homes tonight.  Trent Reznor and Atticus Ross did an amazing job with The Social Network, and I can’t believe I am writing about […]

PS22 Chorus Inspires at the Oscars

posted by S. Russ

Each year the musical performances at the Oscars are varied d engaging, but this years performance by the PS22 Chorus was particularly exciting.  In case you haven’t heard of this inspirational group, PS22 chorus is an elementary school chorus from a […]

Mandy Moore Returns for the Oscars!

posted by S. Russ

Maybe its just me, but it seems like the last time I saw Mandy Moore she was playing a stuck up girl in the great religious comedy Saved! and guest starring as a clutzy love interest on Scrubs.  Despite selling […]

Glee Reminds Us What Music Is All About

posted by S. Russ

In a profound moment, last night’s Glee managed to capture the soul and purpose of music.  During the episode Glee club director Will Schuester crafts a plan to help depressed cheerleading coach Sue Sylvester experience the emotional impact of music.  […]

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[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

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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.

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Hot Problems - The Best Song Ever
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Lionel Richie... What Are You Doing??
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