Posts by Lyndsey Parker
- Lyndsey Parker at Yahoo TV4 hrs ago
"I want to hear someone who will blow me away. Let's do this ," declared Adam Levine at the start of Monday's "Voice" episode, the penultimate Blind Auditions episode of Season 6. And his words certainly resonated with me. While the season had been filled with talent, of course, there still hadn't been that one huge breakout moment, that one jaw-dropping, watercooler-chatter audition. Adam didn't even recruit anyone last Tuesday. Would this Monday be the night when his luck — and Season 6's luck — would change?
"You gotta wait for great," Usher told Adam backstage. And Adam took that advice, scoring a valuable team player, but not until the episode's end. However, before that moment, a few other promising singers gave it a spin, so to speak. Here's how the night went:
- Lyndsey Parker at Yahoo TV4 days ago
Later this season, "American Idol" will streamline its weekly results shows to only a half-hour. But this week, Fox still had a whole hour to kill, so the network decided to fill what felt like 23 of those 60 minutes with a group therapy session that really would've been a better fit for "Tough Love," "Charm School," or one of those '90s boot camp-themed episodes from "Sally Jesse Raphael."
Truth be told (and it was definitely told), the man leading this venting sesh — Hatchet Harry, aka tough-loving judge Harry Connick Jr. — offered some real nuggets of showbiz wisdom. It was the kind of stuff that this season's young, thin-skinned contestants (who were shown earlier in the episode sitting around a dining table, eating comfort food and whining about the judges' mean remarks) probably needed to hear. But I would have preferred to hear a second song from excellent guest performer Phillip Phillips, personally.
- Lyndsey Parker at Yahoo TV4 days ago
The theme for this Wednesday's "American Idol" show was "Home," which meant the top 12 performed Phillip Phillips's "Home," Chris Daughtry's "Home," Carrie Underwood's "Temporary Home," and Carrie's version of Mötley Crüe's "Home Sweet Home." Just kidding! It was actually another open-ended theme night, on which the contestants could sing any song that reminded them of their respective hometowns.
None of the contestants went for obvious homages to particular cities or states. There would be no "Georgia on My Mind," no "New York State of Mind"…and sadly, no one did my favorite song about my own hometown, Bran Van 3000's "Drinking In L.A." (Maybe next week? Maybe if it's '90s Week?) But there were still some interesting song choices, and some great performances. As for the not-so-great performers? Well, one of them will probably go home, for real, after this week's votes are tallied.
Here's how everyone did this Wednesday:
- Lyndsey Parker at Yahoo TV6 days ago
The fourth Blind Auditions episode of "The Voice's" sixth season aired Tuesday, bringing the series' usual assortment of struggling rockers, raspy troubadours, and sob-story survivors. Oh — and there were a couple stellar singers, too. So, you know, just another typical "Voice" episode, And by "typical," I mean "pretty darn good," of course.
Here are the contestants who advanced this Tuesday:
- Yahoo TV7 days ago
The third Blind Auditions episode of "The Voice's" sixth season aired Monday, and honestly, it was a little underwhelming. While there were no terrible singers (there are no truly terrible singers on "The Voice," ever), few of them had, to borrow a phrase from a recently canceled rival singing show, the X factor.
But luckily, there were a couple of standouts. Literally! As in, a couple of fellows who happened to be twins and were basically awesomeness in stereo, awesomeness times two, double the pleasure, double the fun, etc. They were called the Brothers Walker, and we'll get to them in a minute.
But in the interest of being chronologically correct, here's a complete rundown of the 11 contestants who inspired at least one red chair to swivel this Monday…
- Yahoo TV11 days ago
Well, we're only one week into the "American Idol" Season 13 live competition, and already there's been a results show that's had me screaming at my TV screen, or at least scratching my head. Considering the glut of talent this year (with at least seven of the top 13 contestants being, in my opinion, potential winners), I'd always known that it wouldn't be long before there'd be a "shocker" result, with one of those supposed frontrunners landing in the bottom three. But I hadn't thought it'd be this soon.
[Related: Full Wednesday "American Idol" Recap]
- Yahoo TV11 days ago
The first competitive co-ed show of "American Idol" Season 13 aired this Wednesday, with the refreshingly open-ended theme "This Is Me." (Not to be confused with Jennifer Lopez's 2002 album "This Is Me…Then," thank gawd.)
That's right: no Big Band Night, Sixties Night, Disco Night, Burt Bacharach Night, Pat Boone Night, Barry Manilow Night, etc. The top 13 contestants could pick any song they wanted (well, any song they wanted that Fox could clear, that is), any song that "truly defines them as an artist and as a person."
And one thing was made clear: With a few exceptions, most of these young contestants do not define themselves with ballads, with anything from the Diane Warren catalog, or with anything recorded before 2002.
[Related: Surviving Randy Jackson's "Idol" Workshop]
- Yahoo TV13 days ago
The sixth season of "The Voice" continued apace Tuesday, offering the usual "Voice"-y shenanigans: precocious teen prodigies, feisty country fillies, Blake/Adam bickering, gratuitous Starbucks product placements. But the episode was, for the most part, a big hot Venti serving of awesomeness.
Read on to find out what was brewing during the second Blind Auditions installment of Season 6…
- Yahoo TV14 days ago
To celebrate Monday's premiere of "The Voice" Season 6, longtime coaches/bromancers/rivals Adam Levine and Blake Shelton decided to switch Twitter accounts and live-tweet the East Coast "Voice" broadcast.
It was basically the best thing to ever happen to Twitter. Or to "The Voice." Or maybe to the Internet. Or ever. We could try to explain how hilarious this genius stunt was, but it's probably best to let Adam and Blake's role-reversed words do the talking. So without further ado, below are their best tweets of the night. Can we please make sure these two have access to each other's Twitter passwords from this point on? The #VoiceTakeover needs to happen every Monday.
OMG You Guys!!! I can't wait to see myself on the voice tonight!!!! xoxoxoADAM #VoiceTakeover
- Lyndsey Parker at Yahoo TV14 days ago
Interim coaches Shakira and Usher returned to "The Voice" this Monday for the series' Season 6 premiere — sitting in, literally, for the newly engaged, newly pregnant Christina Aguilera and original coach CeeLo Green, who just resigned. But it was coach Adam Levine who had heads spinning as rapidly as the show's famous red chairs, when he dared to call a performance by hopefuls Dawn & Hawkes HIS FAVORITE IN "VOICE" HISTORY.
Really? Yes, it was a great audition. Possibly the best of the night. But Adam liked it more than Juliet Simms's "Man's World" from Season 2? More than Amanda Brown's "Dream On" in Season 3? Or Matthew Schuler's "Hallelujah" from just last season? Apparently so.