| Jan 19, 2012
| 8:32 PM
This time, "Idol" pays a visit to Pittsburgh, the City of Champions. Is this where we will find the ultimate winner then?
THIS! Is "American Idol"!
Side note: I love how the Scotty McCreery clip that the producers added to the opening credits this...
| Jan 22, 2012
| 11:10 PM
“The 'American Idol' auditions are in a … boat, I’m guessing?” wondered one Idol hopeful.
A very large one at that, as the San Diego auditions of "Idol" were held aboard the USS Midway, complete with jets flying above ("Top Gun,"...
| Jan 23, 2012
| 10:04 AM
Steven Tyler turned in a beautiful rendition of the national anthem before Sunday's AFC Championship between the New England Patriots and Baltimore Ravens -- that's "beautiful," the word that lost all meaning last year when Tyler used it to describe...
| Jan 25, 2012
| 7:47 PM
"The altitude's kinda giving me a bit of a headache. Does anyone got (an), Aspen?"
Oh, Steven Tyler. It was so funny I forgot to laugh.
"American Idol" travels to Aspen, Colo., for the first time, where we learn about Rocky Mountain Oysters and...
| Jan 26, 2012
| 8:37 PM
Tonight's episode kicked off with a special greeting from Commander Burbank at the space station, "currently flying 250 miles above the earth." The video quality's so crisp and sharp for something so far away. Ain't technology grand?
THIS! Is "American...
| Jan 31, 2012
| 8:48 PM
We'd rather not think about the Super Bowl.
But after the Vince Lombardi Trophy is presented to Sunday's winner comes a championship contest we can really get behind: the premiere of the second season of "The Voice" on NBC.
A different kind of talent...
| Feb 1, 2012
| 7:30 PM
As we head into the sixth audition city, one wonders, "When is the freakin' Hollywood round?"
Sorry to start on a negative note -- the auditions just seem never ending. What with the good ones just OK (I miss being blown away, i.e. Paris Bennett), and...
| Feb 2, 2012
| 7:14 PM
The episode opened with one of the biggest stars to come out of American Idol: Carrie Underwood. Carrie documented her journey to her audition in St. Louis—and guess where tonight's audition city is?
THIS! Is St. Louis!
The city that introduced us...
| Feb 5, 2012
| 9:27 PM
After weeks – months! – of audiences being inundated with promos for NBC’s “The Voice,” the premiere finally got under way tonight after Super Bowl XLVI. As the NFL crowned this year’s champions in the New York Giants,...
| Feb 7, 2012
| 1:14 PM
How many degrees of separation are there between actor Kevin Bacon and the University of Maryland?
Come April, just one.
As part of a "Do Good" challenge, Bacon is asking College Park students to design projects aimed at promoting positive social...
| Feb 9, 2012
| 8:38 PM
It's now the group round, "the most infamous night of Hollywood Week," Ryan Seacrest narrates. "For the past 10 years here, it's been the ultimate test of strength, endurance and determination. The critical challenge that truly separates the pack.
| Feb 15, 2012
| 8:54 PM
Tonight, "American Idol"gives us two hours' worth of coverage from the remaining days in Hollywood week. If the previous episode was all drama, this one has ... drama. But we are finally treated to performances as well. Hooray for having our cake and...