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Like the music industry, it takes a lot for an American Idol contestant to truly impress me. Had Nigel Lythgoe tapped me as a judge, there would be far fewer unanimous standing ovations (although my girl Nicki Minaj has been keeping it real this season). Don't get me wrong, an ear-delicious vocal performance sets my hair on end, but serve something original if you want to see me rise.
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Well, Candice Glover did just last night that when she delivered a sultry, bluesy and phenomenal reworking of Paula Abdul's 1988 hit, Straight Up [Watch]. Candice not only blew past season nine's Andrew Garcia's Hollywood Week version with her ovation-worthy rendition, but is now forever my girl!
Candice joins a (not as long as you'd think) list of Idol alums who have flipped the script, reworked the track »
Tonight’s installment of American Idol kicked off with chyrons promising “a story of innovators, a story of visionaries.” And then we jumped right into a theme that Idol has coughed up roughly 26 times over the course of 12 seasons: “Detroit: The Music of Motor City” (Aka Motown Night Plus a Random Madonna Track).
Randy Jackson shouted “in it to win it!” (the verbal equivalent of a pile of dusty horse bones getting worked over with a cat o’ nine tails). Mariah Carey did her impersonation of a butterfly (much flapping of the wings/gums; very little in the way of »
- Michael Slezak
The nominations for this year's Acm Awards and Kids' Choice Awards are out, and American Idol and two winners are in the running -- the same two, in fact, that just won at the Grammys. Also in today's Roundup, Andrew Garcia has released a new song, and Crystal Bowersox is heading to Broadway; read on to find out which country music icon she'll be playing. »
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