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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‘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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‘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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‘American Idol’: Motown Night Earns Contestants Respect

Now, it’s up to you, America. The 11 remaining “American Idol” finalists acquitted themselves pretty well in tonight’s Motown salute, with even such seemingly left-field performers as James Durbin, Scotty McCreery and Paul McDonald tackling the soul classics with remarkable aplomb. Tomorrow night will eliminate one contestant, which is important because this summer’s live tour […]

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‘American Idol’ Elimination Night: Not So Happy Birth Year For One

Nobody said this show business stuff was easy. And nobody wants to spoil a good show, so… SPOILER ALERT!!! Stop reading here if you don’t want to know who was eliminated from tonight’s show. After singing her heart out—and, as in the past, in her patented bilingual style—Karen Rodriguez exited tonight’s “American Idol” competition with […]

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‘American Idol’: The Top 12 Enjoy Nirvana & More

“American Idol” is as grueling and competitive as any marathon sport, and this week several of the contestants showed the effects, from the colds that dogged Paul McDonald and Lauren Alaina—but only seemed to make their gruff voices even more distinctive—to the ulcerative colitis that landed favorite Casey Abrams in the hospital last week. That […]

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‘American Idol’: Jacob Lusk, Casey Abrams Lead Favorites On Boys Night

It was boys night at “American Idol” last night, as the favorites emerged in Casey Abrams, Jacob Lusk, James Durbin, Paul McDonald and Scott McCreery; previous front-runners Robbie Rosen, Jordan Dorsey, Stefano Langone, and Brett Loewenstern lost a little momentum, while still others, Clint Gamboa, Jovany Barreto and Tim Halperin, pretty much emerged as also-rans. […]

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