Last night, nobody got eliminated on "American Idol," but that doesn't mean my "The Day After" co-host Matt Whitfield and I have nothing talk about today. From Candice Glover showing some actual personality after her fangirlish surprise encounter with Drake, to the judges' blatant Amber Holcomb-pimping spectacularly backfiring, to Stefano's failed comeback and Lee DeWyze's surprisingly successful one, there's still much to discuss. Enjoy the "Idol" chatter below!Read More »from American Idol, The Day After: Top 4 Results Dish
- Lyndsey Parker | Reality Rocks – Thu, Apr 25, 2013 6:54 PM PDT
Who went home? No one!Regular "American Idol" viewers--and yes, there are still some out there--know that the much-ballyhooed Judges' Save was kept around all season, in an in-case-of-emergency-break-glass, backup-plan sort of way, to ensure that none of this season's favored female contestants went home before the boys. Or at least not before Lazaro Arbos. But eventually the Judges' Save expired, unused this season (an "Idol" first), leaving producers with a whole extra week to fill before the May 15-16 finale.
So, what to do with that bonus week? Run a "Best of Adam Lambert" clip show? Air a "Where Are They Now?" special hosted by Brian Dunkleman and Kara DioGuardi? Host a PPV wrestling match between Mariah Carey and Nicki Minaj, to raise funds to appease (probably under-served) advertisers? All of these might've been good ratings-boosters, but no. Instead, producers decided they will DO THE TOP FOUR SHOW ALL OVER AGAIN.Read More »from ‘American Idol’ Top 4 Results: Like This Week Never Happened
- Lyndsey Parker | Reality Rocks – Thu, Apr 25, 2013 4:52 PM PDT
Last night, the "American Idol" top four show had a "One-Hit Wonders" theme, but there were more hits than misses, as the contestants picked mostly lame song choices that not only were missed opportunities to show some creativity and personality, but technically weren't even one-hit wonders at all.
Today, my "The Day After" co-host Matt Whitfield and I talk about last night's episode (including all the disgusting Amber-pimping and Candice/Kree-busing), and also we address those crazy rumors about Fox honchos trying to change up the judging panel mid-season. Enjoy the "Idol" chatter!Read More »from American Idol, The Day After: Top 4 Performances Dish
- Lyndsey Parker | Reality Rocks – Thu, Apr 25, 2013 11:05 AM PDT
Sarah in the kitchen [photo: Justin Goode]Season 10 "American Idol" alum and cool food blogger Sarah Sellers has been posting her viewing-party snack recipes in Reality Rocks for two "Idol" seasons now, and she's back this year to get your mouth watering every night of Season 12.
This week, one of the themes for the top four "Idol" finalists was "one-hit wonders," and even though most of the contestants really didn't adhere to that theme, sadly, Sarah's viewing-party recipe is still inspired by recent food fads. "In honor of the nation's obsession with everything cupcake, I went with a savory chicken pot pie cupcake!" she explains. Enjoy!Read More »from Snackin’ With Sarah Sellers: ‘Idol’ Top 4 Results Viewing Nosh
photo: Michael Yarish/FoxDuring the second hour of "American Idol" this Wednesday, the top four girls sang "One-Hit Wonders," a theme voted for by fans. (I admit I may have voted for that theme a couple times. And by "a couple," I mean, like, 67.) Excitedly I sat in front of the TV with my popcorn and boxed wine, ready for a delightful evening of Chumbawumba's "Tubthumping" (a great song choice for anyone who's ever been in the bottom three), Buckner & Garcia's "Pac-Man Fever," Baltimora's "Tarzan Boy," Willow Smith's "Whip My Hair," "One Night in Bangkok," "Who Let the Dogs Out," or, of course, the best one-hit wonder ever, White Town's "Your Woman." Yes, I should've known from my years of "Idol"-watching that the contestants would disappoint me and either pick the fuddy-duddiest songs imaginable, or just ignore the theme altogether. But still, I dared to dream.
You see, I was hoping for a bit of irreverent, even silly fun after a long season that's been full of negative energy and plenty of low-energyRead More »from ‘American Idol’ Top 4 Night: One-Hit Blunders
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