'American Idol' Recap: The Top 6 Sing Two Songs

My biggest complaint last time American Idol had four judges was that they spent WAY too much time yapping, and not enough time singing. So I was thrilled to see that we heard two songs per contestant this week, for the entire Top 6. The first song was from the Bacharach and David songbook, and the second was a song the singers wish they had written. ...more
Rooting for Angie Miller from Beverly, MA. I think she has the whole package!more

American Idol Recap: The Top 7 Rock and Roll

But we'll be the judge of that, won't we?So I'm going to dig right in.1. Burnell sang "You Give Love a Bad Name" by Bon JoviDid Burnell know this was the live show? He was marking it like it was rehearsal. Bo. Ring. Like the judges schooled him: Make the best of what you're given; make the most of each opportunity.  I think he's in trouble.Angie and Lazaro dueted on "Crazy Little Thing Called Love"...more

American Idol Recap: The Top 8 Visit the Motor City, Musically Speaking

Welcome to the American Idol and their annual visit to the Motor City, aka Detroit, aka Motown. And their annual mentor-episode with Smokey Robinson.I think other cities must get jealous. Why doesn't American Idol visit Nashville? Or Memphis? Or the East Village? Or Liverpool?You know what else gets jealous? Keith's hair. Or at the very least his highlights got jealous of Nikki's roots and decided to make their own over-the-top appearance. Who would have predicted Mariah Carey would have the lowest-maintenance beauty routine on the judge's panel?...more
I love these recaps Elisa! I totally agree.more

America Idol Recap: The Top 9 and the Beatles: "I'm with the Bland"

A few years ago the Beatles gave in to the lure of American Idol, and allowed them to use their catalog. Each year since that milestone year, we've had a Beatles Tribute night, and last night was that night.It's a double-edged sword. Some of the best material. Some of the biggest opportunities to fall flat on your face with a sub-par performance or cheesy Muzak arrangement.So, how did our Top 9 do? Let's dig in.1. Kree sang "A Little Help From My Friends" (more of the Joe Cocker version)...more
Love Kree!!more

American Idol Recap: Season Twelve's Top Ten Take The Stage

OK, folks, I'm gonna give it a shot. I've missed my talent show recapping, and American Idol seems like a good chance to get back in the swing of things (although truth be told, it's The Voice whose return I'm awaiting most anxiously.)Image courtesy of Fox...more
ElisaC first season in years I haven't watched ... Too busy :(more

Teaching My Daughter The True Reality Of Reality TV

I'm not much on Reality TV. I only watch American Idol after they get to the top ten, and even then it's only sporadic. I watched the first season of Survivor and haven't watched since. I've never watched a Kardassian, a rapper, a former playboy model, or anyone from the Jersey shore. But I can't stay away from Dance Moms. ...more

Why do I Watch this Crap? Ode to The Bachelor

Okay, as much as I hate to admit this, once again I've been sucked in to watching "The Bachelor"....more

Oxygen Cancels Shawty Lo's "All My Babies' Mamas"

[Editor's Note 1/16/2013: The Grio reports that Oxygen has cancelled "All My Babies' Mamas". --Grace]...more
I have no idea who "Shawty Lo" is but this show sounds disgraceful. I'm glad that it was canceled.more

The Bachelor Drinking Game: A "Tornado of Negativity"

The new season of The Bachelor is now officially underway so it's time I introduce you to The Bachelor drinking game. Got a pencil? Every time Bachelor Sean and/or the bachelorettes say certain words, take a drink of the beverage of your choice.  This week, it’s water.  (Yeah, I’m a wild woman.  Tell me something I don’t already know.)...more
@MicheleWeldon So true, Michele!more