On Thursday's (Jan. 16) episode, Tristen Langley and mom Nikki were a featured audition. Video is above, with judge Jennifer Lopez acting like she remembers McKibbin from more than a decade ago. And maybe she does, but we think perhaps there was some prompting on that one.
Anyway, there's some adorable footage of Tristen as a little boy in the audience at "Idol," then he sings "Santeria" by Sublime for his audition. There are some nice moments. He can play the guitar and sing, for sure.
But it wasn't perfect, and Harry Connick Jr. is not afraid to say that: "If mom weren't here and the story weren't here, it wouldn't work for me.
It would take a few years for the original UK version of The X Factor
But nope, Seacrest was just kidding around — and simultaneously promoting Hough’s new movie, Rock of Ages (so no hard feelings, okay?).
I, for one, was relieved. Not only would popping the question during Idol have been tackier than a Randy Jackson accessory — honestly, dawg has to stop trying
For starters, I’d automatically rule out the five seasons with three or more Top 10 contestants who probably wouldn’t have outlasted Season 11′s No.
Indeed, while I was most certainly entertained by the show that describes itself as “the world’s most exciting singing competition,” I’m also left scratching my head about its basic skeleton. Over the last six weeks, The Voice has winnowed its field down to 16 contestants — four
It’s a cycle that brought us singing cleaning ladies, a scatting jazz freak, a galloping Nashville indie heartthrob, a growling sex kitten piñata, a pyromaniac rocker, a gospel lovin' spa concierge straight out of Compton, and, ultimately, two country fetus finalists who were born after Dr. Dre's "The Chronic" hit stores. With Simon Cowell on to bigger (and better?) projects, all eyes were on two new judges, more concerned with promoting their new singles than giving honest critiques.
Welcome to "American Idol X: Everybody’s Ridiculous (And Beautiful And Perfect!)"
The two hour seven minute finale spectacular kicks off at 8pm Edt, and I’ll be live-blogging every hot mess moment of it! The random cameos! The jaw-dropping group numbers! Randy Jackson’s sure-to-be-absurd outfit!
That's not to say the top nine of "American Idol X: Pay No Attention to the Man Behind the Curtain" didn't give it their all and then some. This may go down as the sweatiest "Idol" episode ever. Did Idolland's air conditioning break, or is there a fire within these contestants causing them to look like James Brown on Pcp?
As an added challenge this week, producers handicapped the girls by forcing them to wear Gwen Stefani's L.A.M.B. collection of leopard-print diapers and silk tube-top jumpsuits. I guess they really don't want the Season 10 "Idol" to have a vagina. Paging Gloria Steinem!
But Haley Reinhart was up to for the challenge during the Top 9 performance night -- and the judges loved it. Jennifer Lopez called her a "contender," Steven Tyler dubbed it "beautiful" and Randy Jackson praised the little touches she put on the iconic tune.
But how does it compare to the Idols that sang it before her? In addition to Haley, we've gather clips of Carrie Underwood, Asia'h Epperson and Crystal Bowersox.
(Nikki McKibbin, who was the first to sing "Piece" in Season 1, is regrettably absent. The only video we could find is on some Eastern European version of YouTube and we don't know the proper translation for "embed code.
Oh well, I can forgo yet another repeat viewing of "Once More With Feeling" in order to see some talented drag queens compete in a reality show. Especially a reality show that's a wild and gay[er] fusion of America's Next Top Model, Project Runway and Sarah Palin's Alaska!"
If this is your first time tuning in to RuPaul's Drag Race, then you're in for a treat!
First up in Logo's Mondays Are a Drag kick-off was a one-hour Drag Race casting special, then we had the first regular episode of the season, and finally there was a half-hour Untucked episode where we got to see the contestants backstage getting Absolut-ly wasted and taking catty swipes at one another.
But you know,
Each day leading up to the premiere on Wednesday, Jan. 19, we will post a retrospective on each season. We're breaking it down into four categories: Best Performance, Worst Performance, Most Underrated Idol and most Overrated Idol. At the end, we will decide how the season stacks up against the rest, rating it as great, good, or not-so-good.
Yesterday, it was a look back at Season 1, the good (Kelly Clarkson!), the bad (Nikki McKibbin) and the ugly (Ryan Starr's wardrobe). Now it's Season 2's turn, which had arguably the most debated finale ever, as only 130,000 votes separated Ruben Studdard and Clay Aiken. We all know Ruben took home the title, but did he really deserve to him?
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