Phillip Phillips & Jessica Sanchez [photo: Fox]From the moment that Phillip "P-Squared" Phillips walked into the "American Idol" audition room, I thought his Season 11 victory seemed preordained. (I actually wrote in my recap that night: "So basically, this guy just won, right? Like, do we even need to have an entire Season 11?") And four months later, I still haven't changed my prediction. Barring some major upset, Phillip Phillips will be the next American Idol. I suspect this will be a controversial result, but the man does have genuine talent, and he deserves a lot more credit than he's received this season. He's not just another "WGWG."Read More »from Why Phillip Phillips Will Win ‘Idol’ – And Why That’s Not Such A Bad Thing
- Lyndsey Parker | Reality Rocks – Mon, May 21, 2012 12:20 PM PDT
- Lyndsey Parker | Reality Rocks – Mon, May 21, 2012 10:03 AM PDT
Mick Jagger took over "Saturday Night Live" this past weekend, and he was one of the best "SNL" hosts the show had had in a long, long time. And one of the most awesome skits of the night was "So You Think You Can Dance At An Outdoor Rock Festival," which featured Mick doing a better Steven Tyler than Steven Tyler himself, and Bill Hader doing a better impersonation of Dave Matthews than even Phillip Phillips!Read More »from Great Musical Moments In Reality TV: ‘So You Think You Can Dance At An Outdoor Rock Festival’
"American Idol" is in its final stretch, and while much of America is excited about this week's showdown between Phillip Phillips and Jessica Sanchez, I think there are a few other also-rans who really got robbed this season, contestants I would have at least liked to see get a shot at the finale. Season 11 was packed with talent, so much so that many awesome contestants--many of them, oddly, in the awesome Vegas group Groove Sauce!-- were sadly left on the sidelines this year.
Here are my picks for the 11 most-robbed contestants of "Idol" Season 11. Let's hope some of these singers get record deals anyway, or at least end up on "The Voice" or "The X Factor" in the future...Read More »from The 11 Most-Robbed Idols of Season 11
- Lyndsey Parker | Reality Rocks – Sat, May 19, 2012 8:34 PM PDT
There's an old adage in the music business that goes something like this: You have a lifetime to make your first album, and six months to make your second. But of course, if you're an "American Idol" contestant, and especially if you're an "Idol" winner, the opposite is true: Just five months after Kris Allen won "Idol" Season 8, his self-titled post-"Idol" debut was out in time for the holiday shopping rush. However, Kris waited two and a half years to follow up that effort with his new album, Thank You Camellia. And now, almost three years to the date of his "Idol" victory, he reenters a fickle marketplace already crowded with Idols (Camellia comes out the day before a new "AI" champ is named, in fact) and yet another John Mayer record.
But you know what? Thank You Camellia was well worth the wait. I wholeheartedly thank Kris, and the powers-that-be, for taking their time with one--and while I'm at it, I want to thank this Camellia chick, too.Read More »from Giving Thanks For Kris Allen’s ‘Thank You Camellia’
- Lyndsey Parker | Reality Rocks – Fri, May 18, 2012 7:54 PM PDT
photo: Michael Becker/FoxSeason 11's "American Idol" finale is coming up, and while the top two finalists, Phillip Phillips and Jessica Sanchez, have both had their amazing moments this year, some of the finest performances of this season came from contestants who've already been voted off. "American Idol" often works out that way, sadly. But the good news is, the top 12 will return to the "Idol" stage for the finale next Wednesday. And hopefully on Tuesday's final competitive show, Phillip and Jessica will deliver performances as fantastic as the ones listed below!
Here are my picks for the 10 best performances of "Idol" Season 11. Who is on your top 10 list?Read More »from The Top 10 Performances of ‘American Idol’ Season 11
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