American Idol Celebrates Rock ‘n’ Roll Without Actually Rocking

American Idol embraced singers from The Rock ‘n’ Roll Hall of Fame this week, but if you were looking forward to some loud, energetic, and rockin’ tunes, don’t get too excited. These kids managed to squirm their way around the challenge by choosing Michael Jackson ballads (Jacob Lusk), Aretha Franklin ballads (Lauren Alaina), and Percy […]


As you’ve undoubtedly heard by now, American Idol ragamuffin Casey Abrams was saved by judges Jennifer Lopez, Steven Tyler, and Randy Jackson last Thursday after he wound up with the lowest vote tally of the final eleven. The move was something of a surprise, given how early along in the process we were; however, according […]

AMERICAN IDOL RECAP: They Were Born This Way

It’s sad when the highlight of ‘Idol’ is a girl smudging lipstick all over her face…


Last night was the first night of finals for American Idol, and overall, the kids are alright. Once again, while some performances disappointed, we didn’t have any outright Antonella Barba / Sanjaya Malakar disasters; although, we did have one fairly grim moment courtesy of the girl who I vociferously noted yesterday shouldn’t be in the […]

Breaking Down The ‘American Idol’ Top Thirteen

Against all odds, American Idol has turned out to be pretty awesome in its first post-Simon season. The revised and brief semifinals round proved to be one of the strongest in ages, and given all the talent that didn’t crack the top thirteen, it’s left me wondering if maybe the problem all along was… Simon? […]

AMERICAN IDOL 2.0: Yea or Neigh?

After months of anticipation, the new-look American Idol premiered last night, and the results were… eh? Gone were Simon Cowell, Ellen Degeneres, and Kara DioGuardi. In their stead were Aerosmith’s legendary frontman Steven Tyler and Marc Anthony’s legendary rear woman Jennifer Lopez. The big question was how would these two new celebrity judges fare in […]

Lee DeWyze’s New Single Is Surprisingly Good

I made no secret about my preference of Crystal Bowersox over Lee DeWyze during last season’s forgettable American Idol finale. However, I must admit that even though I wasn’t pulling for him to win, I do like Lee’s new single, titled “Sweet Serendipity.” Bouncy and fun, the song is the sort of generic rock that […]