Category Archives: American Idol

Has American Idol imploded?

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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

I Love Nicki Minaj!

nicki_minaj_American_Idol_Late_FiredMmm 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

American Idol Overhyped?

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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

American Idol Gets It


Check out the transcript of the cat-fight.

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

The J LO Effect Is Over

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

American Idol Omits A Controversial Lyric From A Gaga Song Again!

 

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

American Idol: Randy Jackson Fuming Over All the Steven Tyler Lovin’?

How bad must Randy Jackson feel that all these twenty-something-year-olds are fawning all over Steven Tyler, but none seem to go for him. Not once this season has a female contestant given Randy the once over. Steven Tyler who is almost 10 years older than Randy, has suffered from years of drug abuse, is slowly morphing into the male version of Janice Dickenson and has man-boobs is still getting all the attention. Continue reading

American Idol: Backlash Over Jim Carrey’s Daughter

Jim Carrey’s daughter Jane tries out for American Idol, and as expected she sails through despite her mediocre performance. Did you really think J Lo, Steven or Randy would even think of offending Hollywood heavyweight Jim Carrey by not letting his daughter through. The judges are desperate to be in the Hollywood ‘in crowd’ and Idol needs to pump up its historically low ratings. Continue reading