The show once known as the Death Star for its rating dominance is getting trounced by its copy cat rival The Voice. How did Idol lose its Mojo? The deteriorating discourse between the judges doesn’t help matters. It’s clear Nicki and Mariah are barely tolerating each other, the interaction between them is almost zilch. Whether it’s a self-imposed fatwa or a mandate from the honchos at Idol the audience notices. Over at The Voice it seems like a love-fest compared to the dysfunction at idol. Fights on The Voice seem more like brother and sister squabbles than disagreements requiring beefed up security and threats of guns. Continue reading →
Mmm Mmm Good… Nicki is like a Snickers bar: milk chocolatey goodness on the outside, delectably creamy on the inside with a just enough nuttiness mixed in for total satisfaction. Idol may have free-falling ratings, but it has nothing to do with Nicki Minaj–she’s delivering. You can’t take your eyes off her. I’m addicted to Nicki! I want to see a live feed just on Nicki streaming online. I don’t want to miss one bat of an eyelash. Everything from her animated expression to her off-the-wall critiques to her diva antics are fascinating. Continue reading →
The eagerly awaited premiere of American Idol Season: Divas Gone Wild was a fizzle. Based on the pre-show publicity that included death threats, beefed up security and confessionals to Barbra Walters we were expecting some bitch-slappin’ and wig-pullin’ from Idol’s newest judges, Mariah Carey and Nicki Minaj. All we got was some inane argument about who knew the movie Mean Girls better. (Show spoiler – it was Mariah) Setting aside the hype Mariah and Nicki were interesting to watch because you always sensed the two were on the edge of an all out war. Continue reading →
Simon has lost his touch. Britney turns out to be a less than animated choice for the X Factor’s new judge slot, now Simon makes two uninspired choices to host the show–Mario Lopez and Khloe Kardashian.
Finally after all these years America Idol finally gets it right. It’s not about the contestants stupid, it’s about the judges. If we really like these contestants so much wouldn’t we be buying their albums. I know, I know what you’re saying, “Kelly Clarkson and Carrie Underwood.” Well, as the old saying goes, a broken clock is right two times a day! Did J-Lo’s 15 million dollars worth of advice get the Idol winners anywhere during her reign? It’s just not about the kids, they are a byproduct of a show that is all about the judges. Continue reading →
It’s a sham! ‘The Voice’ prides itself on being so altruistic and giving up-and-coming artists a chance to make it solely on their talent as opposed to their looks. It’s not like those other singing competition shows that let half-baked talent through just because the “artist” won the genetic lottery of good looks. Well that’s what we thought about ‘The Voice,’ until last night when a rejected contestant from last season, Dez Duron, got a second chance to impress the judges. Continue reading →
Jennifer Lopez was like crack to the American Idol audience, but after its continued use, like any good drug, you need more and more to get your high. Unfortunately America has reached its tolerance level for J Lo. Ratings for the Idol finale were down a whopping 26% from last year’s finale to 21.5 million viewers. Continue reading →
For several years I was a recapper for American Idol, but after becoming disillusioned with the show, I gave it up. Now I do watch Idol in fast forward mode, just listening to the performances and ignoring the insufferable judging. Continue reading →