Tonight’s episode of The X Factor can be summed up with one word: BORING. It was rock week, but only one contestant actually sounded like he was performing a rock song. The rest either sang boring versions of songs from rock bands or just sang badly. LeRoy Bell did a cover of “We’ve Got Tonight”; he…

Yup, you read it correctly! After almost a year away, the Gospel Soundcheck blog is back! I know, I know. When I stopped blogging last year, I was exhausted, frustrated and cynical. And when I stopped blogging here, I stopped almost all music writing. It felt like a 10-ton weight was lifted off of my shoulders.…

Despite the fact that he claimed he couldn’t say anything about which genre he’s decided on, American Idol contestant Danny Gokey told EW.com’s Michael Slezak that “it’ll be country”, adding that it’ll be marketed a new way. Maybe it’s my constantly irritated mood this week, but puh-leeeze. There is nothing new under the sun, whether…

Much has been made over the last few days about the surprise upset on season 8 of American Idol, when the aw, shucks guy next door Kris Allen beat out glam rocker Adam Lambert for the title of American Idol. It was a surprise only if you weren’t reading this blog.I called Kris Allen the…

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