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Steve’s on vacation, so a guest blogger steps in this week

March 12, 2014 1 Comment
Steve’s on vacation, so a guest blogger steps in this week

Steve Eighinger, The Herald-Whig’s resident (and self-proclaimed) Idol expert, is enjoying some R&R this week, so he’s asked News Coordinator David Adam — his newsroom neighbor — to handle the blog for a few days. Steve is taking a little vacation with his wife, and if the stories he’s told me thus far are true, […]

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Handicapping the field of 36

February 15, 2009 2 Comments
Handicapping the field of 36

We’re only a matter of hours away from Tuesday night’s start of the Idol postseason, so let’s have a little handicapping fun. Here’s my overall top 10 going into the round of 36, followed by my picks for this week: OVERALL TOP 10 1. Danny Gokey: Right now, this is his world and the other 35 are […]

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Huge news! Pacitti bounced from semifinals, ruled ineligible

February 12, 2009 3 Comments
Huge news! Pacitti bounced from semifinals, ruled ineligible

Joanna Pacitti out, Felicia Barton in. Pacitti, who made Wednesday night’s final 36 cut, has been ruled ineligible. The news came from a Fox Network press release early this morning. Pacitti had been the center of controversy through much of the early competition because she had already starred on Broadway and had a previous recording […]

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Loved the new format and singoffs … Can’t wait for Tuesday

February 11, 2009 7 Comments
Loved the new format and singoffs … Can’t wait for Tuesday

And now the real Idol fun begins. We survived the auditions and tolerated Hollywood Week. Now, it’s time for the eliminations to start. The field is set — bigger this year at 36, instead of 24 — as we start to slowly work out way to the final 12. I’m excited. Seriously, I can’t wait for […]

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Oh, Danny Boy! Gokey is definitely the man to beat this season

February 10, 2009 2 Comments
Oh, Danny Boy! Gokey is definitely the man to beat this season

I hope you still feel small when you stand beside the ocean, Whenever one door closes, I hope one more opens, Promise me that you’ll give faith a fighting chance, And when you get the choice to sit it out or dance. Dance … I hope you dance. In every Idol season, there are about […]

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No Bikini Girl? No Rose? This combination just didn’t work

February 5, 2009 11 Comments
No Bikini Girl? No Rose? This combination just didn’t work

The combination of Bikini Girl and Rose Flack on the same team turned out to be disastrous. Bikini Girl, how will I miss thee? Let me count the ways. And Rose? I feel life is not the same today. Can someone please pass me a tissue? Wednesday night was tough for the Big Guy. I […]

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Enough’s enough: Let’s get Hollywood Week started

January 30, 2009 1 Comment
Enough’s enough: Let’s get Hollywood Week started

I’m ready for Hollywood Week. Really, really ready. When Simon called Adeola Adegoke’s boss to try to get her job back for her, I felt all warm and fuzzy. For the first time in years, I found myself wishing the Idol auditions were over about halfway through Thursday night’s show. Only one singer from the […]

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Season 8, Salt Lake City auditions:
Say Hey! A Rose is a Rose is a Rose is a Rose

January 28, 2009 4 Comments
Season 8, Salt Lake City auditions: <br>Say Hey! A Rose is a Rose is a Rose is a Rose

Rose Flack is one of the singers I’ll be rooting for when Hollywood Week begins. It was an August afternoon in 1965. I was 11 years old, and I had just bought a pack of Topps baseball cards for 5 cents inside Ken’s Corner Grocery in Ashland, Ohio. I stopped when I got outside and […]

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Season 8, Jacksonville auditions:
Well, um, er … weak show (and that kiss!) left me uneasy

January 27, 2009 3 Comments
Season 8, Jacksonville auditions: <br>Well, um, er … weak show (and that kiss!) left me uneasy

Paula sat on Simon’s lap and then kissed Kara as part of a weird night. For a brief moment — or two, or three, or four — I thought I had inadvertently stumbled across one of those “Girls Gone Wild” commercials. There they were, judges Paula and Kara — half of the Fab Four, no […]

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Now it’s your turn: Who’s your all-time favorite Idol?

January 26, 2009 0 Comments

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