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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 …Read More

When I left the Gospel Soundcheck blog for my little hiatus last fall, the hot topic was (besides Katy Perry), homosexuality (which, I suppose, includes the singer who kissed a girl and liked it). I know. What on earth does being gay have …Read More

Today’s 30 Day Christian Music is the Christian song you’d like to see an “American Idol” contestant sing next season. I didn’t watch last season of “American Idol”, don’t know squat about the new judges, don’t know a single contestant, and I confess … …Read More

American Idol finalist Scott MacIntyre has signed a book deal with Thomas Nelson publishers to pen his autobiography, By Faith, Not By Sight. The title not only has a spiritual connotation; MacIntyre is the blind pianist who captured the hearts of America …Read More

Regular readers of this blog may have been wondering where I’ve been the last few months. Everyone else probably didn’t notice or care. Well, here’s the deal. My contract with Beliefnet ended in October, and you may have caught on …Read More

Season 3 American Idol winner Fantasia Barrino has been hospitalized in North Carolina after an apparent overdose of a combination of “aspirin and sleep aid”, according to news reports. It’s not clear if the overdose was a suicide attempt or …Read More

Back in June 2008, when I first started blogging about Christian music here at Beliefnet, I did a post about Katy Perry and how she’d once released a Christian album under the name Katy Hudson. It was one of those …Read More

For the first time in several months, I’m not watching American Idol. And I have to confess that it’s nice to have my Tuesday evening back. Not that there’s anything else on I want to watch … but I digress. …Read More

This morning, Crystal Bowersox opened up to Ryan Seacrest about what happened to her the day of the final performances: her boyfriend Tony, father of her son, broke up with her. In an interview with Ryan Seacrest and Kara Dioguardi, …Read More

And the winner of American Idol season 9 is: Lee Dewyze! Keep reading for the recap of the live Idol finale, including Simon Cowell’s last show: Get ready Idol fans! Tonight is the night you’ve been waiting for for months. …Read More