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American Idol: Top 11 (Again) Channel Sir Elton

Tonight, Idol had its Top 11 Redux performance show, and the theme was the catchy and melodic catalog of Sir Elton John, a theme that produced some atrocious performances in Season 3, namely poor Camille Velasco with her hilariously out-of-tune cover of “Goodbye Yellow Brick Road.” But it also gave us Jennifer Hudson’s powerhouse rendition of “Circle of Life,” so I was very curious about which extreme Season 10’s finalists would veer closer to. Continue reading

The Top 11 Remain Intact For One More Week

Well, American Idol survived Motown Week. And so did all 11 contestants! Read on, fellow Idol obsessives. Continue reading

The American Idol Top 12 Make You Feel Old

Tonight, on American Idol, the Top 12 tackled the always-entertaining “Songs From The Year You Were Born” theme (which inevitably makes me balk at how young most of them are, and I’m only 22) and thankfully, there were no casualties. There were, however, a few swervy cars on the Idol highway, and though this metaphor may be itself swervy, I’m taking it and running with it.¬†As Randy “Yo, Yo, Dawg” Jackson is wont to say, let me break it down for you. (The links in the song titles will take you to video of the performance.) Continue reading

The Top 13 Gets Cut to 12

And so, tonight, our American Idol Top 13 was cut down to 12, and honestly, after Wednesday night’s semi-disastrous performances, a few more contestants could have probably gone.

But, I’ll get to that. Continue reading

Thoughts on the American Idol Top 13

All right. I’m getting serious with my reviews, hence the new, professional-looking WordPress blog. Ironically, my typical posts are not about things traditionally considered “important,” but that is of little consequence to me.

So, what happened this week that I consider important enough to spend time blogging about?

The American Idol Top 13 were announced, of course! Continue reading

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