Jena leads the way on a great night

April 23, 2014 0 Comments
Jena leads the way on a great night

Now this was the kind of American Idol show we have come to love.. It’s no secret Idol XIII has been filled with a lack of knockdown performances. And while there were no *MOMENTS* (hey, I don’t grade on the curve, bay-bee), there were plenty of quality performances. What we have at this moment is […]

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Top performances of season — so far

April 22, 2014 0 Comments
Top performances of season — so far

We’ve added a couple of last week’s performances to our top efforts — so far — of American Idol XIII. Note that five of the top seven are from Alex Preston and Jena Irene— the two I would most like to see in the finals. How about you? 1. Alex Preston: “Every Breath You Take,” […]

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We’re getting closer to an interesting final four

April 17, 2014 1 Comment
We’re getting closer to an interesting final four

Now that we have lost Dexter Roberts from American Idol Season XIII, I think we have two more weeks of fairly predictable exits until we get to what should be a pretty sweet final four of Jena Irene, Alex Preston, Jessica Meuse and Caleb Johnson. America’s voting pattern has begun to straighten out, and I […]

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We’re still lacking the *MOMENTS*

April 16, 2014 1 Comment
We’re still lacking the *MOMENTS*

This was a Wednesday night that perfectly captured what American Idol XIII has been. All seven of the contestants were solid, but not one of them blew us away. If you happened to notice the previous blog dealing with the best individual performances, there were only two *MOMENTS* for the entire season. That says a […]

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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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