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American Idol XIV: House of Blues Part 2

The second half of the House of Blues round felt much like the first–heavy, heavy editing control, lots of song snippets, rather than performances. In fact, tonight felt like we got less singing than last night, despite the lack of a sing off interruption that ate up time. 296 more words

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American Idol XIV: House of Blues Showcase Part 1

We’re in that uncomfortable period between the announcement of the Top 48 and the announcement of the Top 12 that Idol had never really settled on how to handle. 687 more words

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American Idol XIV: The Top 48

It’s the end of Hollywood. An episode that once took two hours, and at the end of it, all recappers had to show was a list of names that could be read in two minutes, at the longest. 422 more words

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American Idol XIV: Hollywood Part 3

I take it back.

Last week I said how good shortening each of these episodes to an hour was. That it forced the producers to cut down on the crap and focus on the good stuff. 314 more words

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#MCM Sam Smith

How cute was Sam Smith last night at the Grammy Awards?

I must admit, I liked Sam Smith before, I mean that voice?! FIRE! However it wasn’t until last night that I truly fell in love. 82 more words

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American Idol XIV: Hollywood Part 2

We’ve been promised by the Idol scheduling gods that Hollywood will only take two weeks, effectively cutting it from eight hours to four. For those that have been watching Idol for years, we all know that the second night of Hollywood invariably is the worst–the run up to the Group Rounds. 527 more words

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American Idol XIV: Hollywood Part 1

Idol’s Hollywood week has always been difficult to show on TV. Back in the very early days, when Nigel was all in on showing bad auditions and terrible human behavior, this pressure cooker segment where the show determined who would be able to handle the live shows and who couldn’t was like a random detour. 618 more words

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