Susan Boyle didn’t look like much when she stepped to the microphone on “Britain’s Got Talent,” the UK version of “American Idol.” Her hair’s wack, her brows need plucking, and she did a tummy wiggle dance that was just not becoming. But once she opened her mouth, even Meanasaurus Rex Simon Cowell got teary over her flawless rendition of “I’ve Dreamed A Dream.” Show em’ how it’s done, old girl! Keep reading »
On Tuesday, “American Idol” contestant Adam Lambert dramatically belted out “Mad World” by Tears for Fears, a performance so good he knocked stone cold Simon Cowell onto his feet. Cowell actually gave him a standing ovation, saying, “Words aren’t necessary but I’m going to give you a standing ovation.” Woah! We got the DL on Simon’s new fave. Keep reading »
Tonight, I’ll be liveblogging the latest episode of “American Idol,” starting at 8pm EST. So far, the judges have hit cities like Phoenix and Louisville, and heard some pretty atrocious voices (and a couple of good ones). Tonight our ears will split in Salt Lake City! Mormons singing, hooray!
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Amelia and I both watched all four hours of “American Idol” Tuesday and Wednesday. It was a lot to handle, especially because they show so many terrible people and the judges are cruel to them, but we had to see whether there are any crush-worthy contestants. While he doesn’t compare to Josiah Leming from last season, Anoop Desai, a 21-year-old grad student from Chapel Hill, NC, is kind of charming in a geeky way. However, word on the street is that he doesn’t make into the top 50. We’ll be sussing out the cute-Idol situation again once the contestants get narrowed down next week. Keep reading »
You may have noticed something different about the “American Idol” premiere last night. No, they didn’t get rid of the talentless attention-whores, er, I mean competitors. But they did add something to the mix–a fourth judge by the name of Kara DioGuardi. Although I absolutely detest this show, I couldn’t help but wonder about her qualifications for judging the next idol because I had never heard of her before. Now I realize she might be the most qualified judge on the panel. Keep reading »