‘Idol’ Power Rankings: Top 4

We’re down to four singers on ‘American Idol,’ which means we’re just two weeks from the Crystal Bowersox-Lee DeWyze finale. Until then, we need to try to build up some passion and enthusiasm for what’s left of this fairly miserable season. C’mon, we can power through another couple of weeks, can’t we? Who ever thought […]

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‘Idol’s Ousted Tim Urban Not Happy About ‘Worst’ Label

That Tim Urban got sent home on Wednesday’s ‘American Idol‘ is – ostensibly – no fault of Vote for the Worst, a website that lent the underperforming crooner its support this season. For the (blissfully) uninitiated: Vote for the Worst threatens to compromise any honesty remaining in the ‘Idol’ balloting system by “championing” singers it’d […]

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‘American Idol’ Gives Tim Urban Back To The World

Well, it happened. After a night full of charity and sadness, this season’s chief teen-idol representative on ‘American Idol,’ the ever-grinning, sometimes-actually-singing-well Tim Urban, got eliminated — and he didn’t even get a sing-out at the end, which some more cynical observers might see as an attempt to silence him but which was really a […]

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‘American Idol’ Gets A Little Too Inspired By Butterflies

The now-annual ‘American Idol‘ episode that focuses on “inspirational” songs is always a difficult one to navigate. It’s for a good cause, so you want to be nice! And the word “inspirational” is one of those ‘Idol’ terms that’s vague enough for some of the song choices to cross over into kind of interesting territory! […]

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‘Idol’ Power Rankings: Top 7

Suddenly there are just seven singers on ‘American Idol,’ and the season still seems like it would have been much better if folks like Alex Lambert, Lily Scott and Janell Wheeler had not be cut loose so early. But we can’t dwell on the past too much. The seven we’ve got are still out there […]

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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’ 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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