‘American Idol’ Doubles The Pain

Last week’s ‘American Idol‘ elimination episode summoned the sort of triumphant moment that can only be brought about by teetering close to the brink… one that can only be followed up by a double dose of pain. Yes, Michael Lynche’s save by the judges last week led to two contestants needing to be eliminated this […]

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‘Idol’ Power Rankings: Top 9 (Again!)

Oh, Michael, Michael, Michael. He’s not gone, but the revelation that ‘American Idol‘s Big Mike Lynche is not as invincible as he seemed to think he was should have been a real eye opener. As you know by now (otherwise you probably wouldn’t be reading this), the judges used their one and only save of […]

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‘American Idol’ Dusts Off The Save

At the outset of tonight’s ‘American Idol,’ Ryan Seacrest promised surprises. And shocks. Unfortunately, those plot twists did not include “shortening the show to 30 minutes as a surprise to people who are sick of lip-synced filler and Kara DioGuardi mugging for the camera,” but what can you do? At least the bottom three was […]

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‘American Idol’ Takes The Last Train To Crazy Town

Apologies if this recap of tonight’s ‘American Idol‘ elimination episode seems a bit off; the performance by Diddy — sorry, I mean Diddy Dirty Money, the Frankensteinian group where the hip-hop mogul gloms two singers (including a member of his former girl-group project Danity Kane) onto his brand and produces an album about trains that […]

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‘Idol’ Power Rankings: Top 10

Someone in our weekly live “Eye on Idol” chat this week suggested the show get rid of all the remaining contestants and just let Crystal Bowersox and Siobhan Magnus duke it out week after week until the finale. I’m starting to warm up to that idea. Read: Simon Cowell To Receive International Emmy Award It […]

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‘American Idol’ Throws Its Very Own Party in the U.S.A.

Tuesday’s ‘American Idol‘ paid homage to songs that reached No. 1 on the pop charts, with the singers being mentored by a teenaged starlet who has never achieved that feat. (Oh, ‘American Idol,’ your logic this season continues to be impeccable!) ‘Hannah Montana‘ star Miley Cyrus helped the 11 remaining contestants navigate their way through […]

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Has ‘American Idol’ Lost Its Way?

Ever since Season 1 of ‘American Idol‘ debuted to transfixed audiences, there has been no shortage of commentary and controversy. It appeared that there was no set “type” of ‘Idol’ judges were looking for, with winners ranging from the wildly successful Carrie Underwood to the lackluster Ruben Studdard. The appeal was the diverse range of […]

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