Alex has No. 1 performance of season

April 15, 2014 0 Comments
Alex has No. 1 performance of season

Heading into Wednesday night’s American Idol XIII performance show, here’s how we rank the top performances of the season to date: 1. Alex Preston: “Every Breath You Take,” by The Police *MOMENT* 2. M.K. Nobilette: “All of Me,” by John Legend. *MOMENT* 3. Jena Irene: “Suddenly I See,” by K.T. Tunstall. 4. Majesty Rose: “Fix […]

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Malaya’s exit no surprise

April 10, 2014 0 Comments
Malaya’s exit no surprise

Three thoughts to ponder following the results show that narrowed this year’s field to seven: * America’s vote to dismiss Malaya Watson from American Idol XIII on Thursday night was not a surprise, not in the least. I figured it would be her or C.J. Harris after both turned in semi-woeful performances on Wednesday. I […]

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Alex steals show; Caleb was great, too

April 9, 2014 0 Comments
Alex steals show; Caleb was great, too

I forgot how awesome the 1980s were. Musically, anyway. Wednesday night’s American Idol Season XIII allowed us to live a part of it all over again. None of the eight Idol wannabes were even alive, yet, for the most part, delivered the goods — especially Alex Preston. But more about that in a few paragraphs. […]

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Urban likes the unpredictability

April 8, 2014 0 Comments
Urban likes the unpredictability

FROM ACROSS THE IDOL NATION Second-year American Idol judge Keith Urban likes the way Season XIII is unfolding, if for no other reason than its unpredictability. Billboard.com: Here are some excerpts from an interview with writer Chuck Dauphin: * “I don’t have a personal front-runner because we’ve already seen, for me, the surprise of who […]

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Still just one *MOMENT*

April 4, 2014 0 Comments
Still just one *MOMENT*

Well, we’ve got our Performances of the Year list up to seven now for American Idol Season XIII. This has been a slow process, but it at least seems to be picking up a small head of steam in recent weeks. Most of the songs to make our list have been sung within the last […]

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Sam is saved by the save

April 3, 2014 1 Comment
Sam is saved by the save

Whoaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaa … I didn’t see that coming. American Idol judges Keith Urban, Jennifer Lopez and Harry Connick Jr. used the season’s only save Thursday night to keep teenager Sam Woolf alive in the competition. Sam, Malaya Watson and C.J. Harris made up this week’s bottom three, and following Sam’s offering of “Babylon,” J-Lo proclaimed, “It’s […]

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Finally, someone takes charge

April 2, 2014 1 Comment
Finally, someone takes charge

This was the night a legitimate contender emerged to win American Idol XIII. Finally. Jena Irene, who has been on a steady roll since her underwhelming “Paint It, Black” performance in the first round of the finals, climbed above the rest of the final eight Wednesday night. Way above. Jena blew the doors off of […]

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Hail the 30-minute results show!

March 27, 2014 0 Comments
Hail the 30-minute results show!

The best news to emerge from Thursday’s results show was not who survived — or who got the boot — but a much-needed return to the 30-minute format. Hopefully, this will last the remainder of the season. The 30-minute segment was just right, kept the pace moving and actually made the results show interesting again. […]

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Girls continue to be more consistent

March 26, 2014 0 Comments
Girls continue to be more consistent

A year ago when Candice Glover won the American Idol title it ended a six-year run by the boys. The longer I watch Season XIII, I’m beginning to think the girls might make it two in a row. Earlier, I felt C.J. Harris might emerge as the troubadour of the year, but at this point […]

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So long, M.K.

March 20, 2014 1 Comment
So long, M.K.

And then there were nine … American Idol XIII bid adieu to M.K. Nobilette on Thursday night in what was an emotional results show. The girl who some thought — in the early going — could be the person to beat is gone. I was one of those who thought M.K. might be the next […]

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