Did ‘Idol’ Send Its First Guy Packing?

The guys finally lost one. In a not-unexpected move (votefortheworst.com claimed 70% of bloggers predicted his demise), it was the end of the line for likable troubadour Paul McDonald, the bearded, gravelly voiced song-and-kinda-dance man, who was eliminated on tonight’s “American Idol.” That reduced the show’s finalists to seven—five guys and two gals—as the Fox […]

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‘American Idol’: The Elite Eight Are Ready For Their Close-Ups

On a night in which “American Idol” celebrated music in the movies, the eight finalists staked their ground, with few chances taken. After last week’s stunning elimination of Pia Toscana, the survivors stuck close to what they knew best, both in song choices and performance. Country teenagers Scotty McCreery and Lauren Alana stuck close to […]

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‘Idol’ Off Camera: Pia Is Assisted Off Stage, JLo’s Words of Advice

It was the most shocking “American Idol” elimination in years and xfinityTV.com was there, in the studio, to catch what you didn’t see on camera. We witnessed what happened when the cameras stopped rolling after Pia Toscano’s sad goodbyes, overheard some of Jennifer Lopez’s parting words of advice to the distraught contestant, and had a […]

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Lauren Alaina Breaks Down Between ‘Idol’ Breaks

If you watched “American Idol” closely Thursday night, you saw a tear-drenched Lauren Alaina crying hysterically when Paul McDonald was deemed safe and Naima Adedapo and Thia Megia were sent packing in the double elimination. But, what you didn’t see was that Lauren’s waterworks started 15 minutes earlier and were quite dramatic, with several people […]

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Watch: Jimmy Fallon Parodies ‘Idol’s Casey Abrams

On Wednesday’s “Late Night,” Jimmy Fallon donned a Casey Abrams wig, beard, and melodica in a bunch of sketches parodying the recently saved “American Idol” contestant. Fallon joked that in light of his brush with elimination, Casey’s now willing to endorse anything to remain on the show – including Viagra, Cialis, and Depends. Warning: some […]

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‘American Idol’ Results Show: Abrams Avoids A Casey-tastrophe

SPOILER ALERT: Does TV get any more dramatic than Thursday night’s “American Idol” elimination show? Does it get any more manipulative? Does it get any more fun? The answer to all three questions is a resounding no; and like the tens of millions of “Idol” viewers across the country who’ve just finished watching this completely […]

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