Watch: Ryan Seacrest Does The Paul McDonald Dance on ‘Idol’

By now, everyone’s familiar with Paul McDonald’s signature disjointed dance moves, which were on full display during his performance of Ryan Adams’ “Come Pick Me Up” on last night’s “American Idol.”  Ryan Seacrest decided to have fun at the top 13 contestant’s expense Wednesday, asking him: “What exactly are the steps to the Paul McDonald?” […]

Continue Reading

UPDATED: Lambert Returning to ‘Idol’ Stage, Durbin Over Comparisons

UPDATED: Adam Lambert is returning to the “American Idol” stage on Thursday, March 10 to perform an acoustic version of his single “Aftermath.” Immediately following the season 8 runner-ups “Idol” appearance, a remix of “Aftermath” (created by Billboard) will available on AdamOfficial.com, with a portion of the proceeds going to charity. Of “Aftermath,” Lambert says […]

Continue Reading

‘American Idol’ Crowns A Top 13

The initial live “American Idol” is like the opening of that other March Madness, the first round of the NCAA basketball tournament, with 24 cut down to, in this case, 13, as 40 million people, the largest ever for the show at this point, weighing in. Like the Oscars, there were few surprises. Among the […]

Continue Reading

‘Idol’ Doesn’t Idle: It’s Still TV’s No. 1 Program

No Simon? No problem. Despite the exit of arguably its biggest star in Cowell, “American Idol” doesn’t seem to have lost a step, a fact even Simon himself acknowledged on Wednesday’s “Tonight Show,” though not without mentioning his octogenarian mother mistakenly thought new judge Steven Tyler was a wan-looking Paula Abdul. With Tyler and fellow […]

Continue Reading

‘American Idol’: The Final 24 Offers Few Surprises

In an unusually mellow show,“American Idol” got down to a final 24 tonight, and there were only a few surprises. Safe: Stefano Lagone, Thia Megia and Tatynisa Lewis. Gone: Moon-faced crowd favorite Jacee Badeaux, real-life mom-loving cowboy John Wayne Schulz and seven-time loser Jessica Cunningham were all out, the latter on her 25th birthday, no […]

Continue Reading

‘American Idol’: Hello, Goodbye On Beatles Night: Favorites Fall, Dark Horses Rise

“I’m going home, to take care of my fiancée, write music and make a miracle happen.” With that, sentimental favorite Chris Media, whose heart-wrenching tale of how a car accident left his fiancee paralyzed on the eve of their wedding, took his leave, eliminated from this 10th season of “American Idol.” And while it was […]

Continue Reading