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  • American Idol Editorial: Inspiration Night

    American Idol Editorial: Inspiration Night
    Inspiration night leaves a lot to the imagination. Here's my take on the American Idol performances. Casey James - "Don't Stop Believin'" If he can figure out how to wipe the goofy grin off his face while he;s performing, he will win. I just love the...
  • Katie Stevens Gets By With A Little Help From Her Friends

    Katie Stevens Gets By With A Little Help From Her Friends
    After hosting months of "American Idol" viewings at home in Middlebury, some family friends of Katie Stevens moved the party to Los Angeles last week. Penny Albini and her daughters, Maria Elaina, 19, and Julia, 15, took the week off from school and...
  • 'Idol': Must be the season of the hippie hopeful

     
    Something we noticed as Season 9's auditions were getting under way? The proliferation of Birkenstock-wearing, dreadlocked, folksy contenders who wouldn't look out of place at a Phish show. Crystal Bowersox is the most obvious example, what with her whole...
  • Next week's theme: Teen Idols

     
    The theme for Tuesday night's two-hour performance show is Teen Idols, a first for "American Idol" in its nine seasons on the air. Fox made the announcement following Wednesday's elimination episode, but offered no details on the criteria. Who of the 11...
  • Fantasy 'Idol': Big Star night

     
    Like many longtime music journalists, I mourned the death of power pop pioneer Alex Chilton last week. He was the frontman of Big Star, one of the most underappreciated bands of the 1970s whose musical legacy far outlasted their album-making years. Anyone...
  • The 'American Idol' Judge Power Rankings: The Top 24

     
    Simon Cowell may be out the door, but all of the "American Idol" judges have something to gain if they make a good showing this season. Kara DioGuardi and Randy Jackson have just one year left on their contracts, and nothing spells ka-ching! like a...
  • Ann Powers: Underconfident, the Idols overreach

     
    Hubris. Whomever remains to sing and, eventually, go on the summer tour after Wednesday's elimination round on "American Idol" should spend some time pondering that very old but suddenly relevant term. Though this season's remaining bunch is hardly...
  • ‘American Idol’: Crystal Bowersox, Siobhan Magnus do Miley Cyrus proud

     
    This week’s “American Idol” performance show seemed to be over in the first half-hour. One performance hurt so bad, and that wasn’t good. Miley Cyrus, who’s only 17, played mentor. She was positive, generous and thoughtful. I...
  • 'Idol' minute-by-minute: Save a prayer for Paige

     
    Compared to Tuesday night's snoozy episode, Wednesday's elimination, which is usually a dour affair, had a lot more energy than we anticipated. Is the Wham! group number to thank? The sweet pairing of Joe Jonas and Demi Lovato? Or were the Top 10 simply...
  • Steve Lillywhite 'incensed' over 'Idol's' top 12 guys, planning new video

     
    Steve Lillywhite says the "American Idol" judges "messed up" by choosing Season 9's current crop of guys. The award-winning producer who counts U2, Jason Mraz, Matchbox Twenty and the Dave Matthews Band among his long list of credits, tells Idol Tracker...
  • Catching up with Nick Mitchell (aka Norman Gentle)

     
    Nick Mitchell is still working up to his 15 minutes. When he ambushed the Season 8 "American Idol" auditions as his alter ego, Norman Gentle, belting "Dreamgirls'" "And I Am Telling You I'm Not Going" like nobody's business, he clocked in at around five....
  • 'American Idol': Rating and ranking the final 10 contestants

     
    By just about any standard, it’s been a down year for “American Idol,” with no Adam Lambert-like subplots and no readily apparent stars-in-the-making along the lines of Carrie Underwood or Kelly Clarkson. The final 10 contestants are an...