Thursday, April 30, 2015

American Idol: Season 14 - Top 4 Perform

Hello Idol friends!  We are out of the crazy "twitter save" era and down to the top 4!  It was a pretty great night of performances, but also a little concerning.  There have been some surprising exits in the past at the Top 5/Top 4 week.  If we went by the commentary from the judges alone, there might indeed be a surprise exit.  But, in the end I have to have a little more faith in America to spot the true talent!  Lots of things at play here and we'll get to it below.  Let's dive in!

Thursday, April 23, 2015

American Idol: Season 14 - Top 6 Perform, 5 Move on

Hello everyone and welcome back to the show where we consider songs from Dido as "Stadium Anthems"! That's right folks, we are continuing this mixed bag of a season of American Idol (in truth, they've all been mixed bags for probably the past 7 years).   It seems like a foregone conclusion who is going to win this season.  Maybe the bigger question is who will be standing next to him?  But, we have a job to do and we'll do it briefly!  Jump ahead for the recap.

Thursday, April 16, 2015

American Idol: Season 14 - Top 7 Perform, 6 Move On

Hello Idol fans, and those that keep reluctantly watching even though it's painful to do so!  It's been a season of highs and lows and this one was a good one!  Everyone sounded pretty darn good.  And of course, weird stuff happened.  Or should I say some stuff happened that was "WHACK!"??  You can never quite predict what might take over a show on live television.  Of course, with a 2 hour program, sometimes there's enough time to course correct over the remainder of the show.  Was it enough?  We'll discuss briefly.  The elimination was sorta shocking, but by the time it actually happened it seemed inevitable.  I think this whole green chair/red chair takes a bit of the elimination suspense away, especially when everyone sang 2 songs.  Oh well, let's discuss!

Wednesday, April 08, 2015

American Idol: Season 14 - Top 8 Perform, 7 Move On

Hello Idol fans!  It was Billboard night and what better way to celebrate than bringing on Florida Georgia Line to help celebrate!  UGH.  I don't know if I have ever been able to go on a rant about how much I despise them.  And I don't think I really have to, because their talentless selves were pretty much on display all night!

As for the contestants?  It was a mixed bag of a night.  But it's pretty clear who are the frontrunners vs. the middle of the pack vs. the weakest links at this point.  I typed each contest recap up basically in real time, so I wasn't aware of what was coming next or who would inevitably be sent packing.  (trying to be efficient in my time!)  Let's dive into the discussion.

Wednesday, April 01, 2015

American Idol: Season 14 - Top 9 Perform, 8 Move On

Hello friends and welcome back to this crazy season of Idol.  In a season of declining interest, I personally had been looking forward to this week.   The one the only inaugural winner of Idol, Kelly Clarkson returned and proved just why she is still the best to ever grace the stage!  She provided invaluable advice and her usual blunt humor that is equally awkward and refreshing.  Most of the contestants pulled out some interesting renditions of her favorite tunes.  And even with the twist "twitter save" the right thing happened at the end.  Let's dive into a quick recap and pick for next week!