photo: Derick TortorellaThroughout Season 1 of "The Voice," most viewers assumed that Javier Colon--who'd been the frontrunner since before the show even premiered, when his blind audition was heavily featured in NBC's promo teasers--had the competition in the bag. Javier did end up winning in the end...but he still faced a seriously formidable opponent in Team Cee Lo's Northwestern rocker girl Vicci Martinez, who made it to the finale, thankfully ended up with a record deal anyway, and now has released her eponymous post-"Voice" album, Vicci.Read More »from Vicci Martinez Shares Her Voice With Yahoo! Music
- Lyndsey Parker | Reality Rocks – Sun, Jul 1, 2012 10:50 PM PDT
photo: Ian Gavan/Getty ImagesYou know, sometimes the Internet really delivers. There are countless Glamberts all over the world who would've loved to have been in Kiev, Ukraine's Independence Square Saturday night for Queen's first full concert with very special guest frontman Adam Lambert--but now at least those fans can almost feel like they were there, as the entire concert has been posted online for everyone's viewing enjoyment, excitement, and amazement. Thanks, Internet!
So switch off whatever stupid cute-cat YouTube video you had queued up, pour yourself a Big Gulp-sized espresso, clear your schedule for the next two hours, two minutes, and one second, and watch the full "Queenbert" concert right now.Read More »from Thank You, Internet: Adam Lambert & Queen’s Entire Kiev Concert Is Now Online
- Lyndsey Parker | Reality Rocks – Fri, Jun 29, 2012 6:38 PM PDT
Considering that Didi Benami, who placed 10th in Season 9 of "American Idol," was portrayed as that season's token emotional mess (she was often shown sobbing or breaking down), it's amusing that hard rock band Theory Of A Deadman just cast her as an emotionally messy "fallen Idol" in their new music video, "Hurricane." Didi does a fantastic job, and now it seems like she's having the last laugh.Read More »from ‘Idol’ Alum Didi Benami Plays Fallen Idol in Theory Of A Deadman Video
- Lyndsey Parker | Reality Rocks – Fri, Jun 29, 2012 2:44 PM PDT
photo: Derick TortorellaMost "American Idol" champs hit the promotional treadmill hard the morning after the finale, but since winning Season 11 of "Idol" in May, Phillip Phillips has been laying low and staying out of the public eye, undergoing and then recovering from a serious kidney operation that he had postponed during his "Idol" run. But Phillip came out of hiding this week to play a rare acoustic performance of his winning song "Home" for Yahoo! Music, assisted by his guitar-shredding brother-in-law, Ben Neil. And the Idol was looking like his old self, humble and likable as ever. It was fantastic to see him doing so well.
"It's still weird for me [that I won]," Phillip admitted later to Yahoo!'s Reality Rocks. "It hasn't all kicked in, because I have been recovering and I'm still in my little bubble. I never took anything in until the finale, and that's where it all hit me, like, wow."Read More »from Phillip Phillips Comes Out of Hiding, Rocks Out For Yahoo! Music
But this Thursday it finally went live, and it was clear that in the time since the season's previous episodes were taped, a few things had changed. Sure, host Quddus and celebrity judge Robin Thicke were as smarmy and awkward as ever, but Kelly Clarkson was blonder and sleeker, Jennifer Nettles was pregnant-er, and four of the five remaining contestants had definitely upped their game. (That fifth contestant, Olivia Chisholm, was still terrible. Well, at least the girl is consistent.) I'm not exactly sure why the "amateurs" were, for the most part, a little less amateurish than they had been before. Maybe they'd been practicing since they'd last (dis)graced the "Duets" soundstage, or maybe now that they were competing for the public's votes, instead for the biased judges' unexplainable algorithmic scoring system, they felt newly invigorated. All I know is, for the first time this season, this really seemed like a competition here.
I'm still not loving "Duets," but I wasn't hating it this week. Baby steps...Read More »from ‘Duets’ Goes Live With The Top Five
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