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‘American Idol’: Which of the Top 14 was robbed of a place in the Top 10 on season 16?

The Monday April 23 episode of the ABC revival of “American Idol” saw the Top 14 reduced to the Top 10. Six of the singers continuing on in the show — Gabby Barrett, Cade Foehner, Caleb Lee Hutchinson, Maddie Poppe, Catie Turner and Michael J. Woodard — learnt that they numbered among America’s favorites and earned places in the Top 10 based on their performances on Sunday’s show.

The other eight contestants were told by host Ryan Seacrest that the three judges — Luke Bryan, Katy Perry and Lionel Richie — would choose just four of them to move forward in the competition based on the songs that they sung on Monday’s show. The four artists that the panel put through to the Top 10 were: Dennis Lorenzo, Jurnee Siani, Michelle Sussett and Ada Vox.

That mean elimination for Jonny Brenns, Marcio Donaldson, Garrett Jacobs and Mara Justine. Which of these four do you think was
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‘American Idol’ Top 14: Finalists in the season 16 live shows [Photos]

‘American Idol’ Top 14: Finalists in the season 16 live shows [Photos]
American Idol” has reached the Top 14 stage of the competition for season 16. These artists are still in the hunt to win this reality competition series hosted by Ryan Seacrest. They will sing for America’s votes for the first time on Sunday, April 22. Take a closer look at each of the 14 artists in the photos above and then vote for the winner of this ABC revival of “American Idol” at the bottom of this post and be sure to sound off on your favorites in the comments section.

This pool of talent was selected by judges Luke Bryan, Katy Perry and Lionel Richie in a series of auditions. First, they caught the eye of the panel at one of the regional auditions. That won them a trip to Hollywood, where they numbered among the 169 would-be winners. They then made the cut down to the Top 50.

At that point, they had
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‘American Idol’ frontrunners: Ada Vox, Gabby Barrett, Cade Foehner and Jurnee lead Top 14 on season 16

‘American Idol’ frontrunners: Ada Vox, Gabby Barrett, Cade Foehner and Jurnee lead Top 14 on season 16
It took five weeks of episodes on the “American Idol” revival on ABC but we finally have the top 14 who will sing for your votes beginning on April 22. We asked you which of these are the early favorites to win season 16, which is hosted by Ryan Seacrest. Four of the finalists – Gabby Barrett, Cade Foehner, Jurnee and Ada Vox — are the only ones to register double digits in our poll. Each was a clear favorite for at least one of the three judges: Luke Bryan, Katy Perry and Lionel Richie.

None of the other 10 other artists in the Top 14 — Jonny Brenns, Marcio Donaldson, Caleb Lee Hutchinson, Garrett Jacobs, Mara Justine, Dennis Lorenzo, Maddie Poppe, Michelle Sussett, Catie Turner and Michael J. Woodard — merited more than nine percent of the vote. Are we underestimating one of these talents?

If you haven’t voted yet, be sure to cast your ballot in
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‘American Idol’ Season 16: Now that we know the Top 14, hurry and make Your predictions for who will win

‘American Idol’ Season 16: Now that we know the Top 14, hurry and make Your predictions for who will win
Which singer will win “American Idol” Season 16? Now that judges Katy Perry, Lionel Richie and Luke Bryan have named the Top 14 artists of 2018, it’s time to start making Your predictions. Take a closer look at each of these finalists in the photo gallery above. Four singers will be eliminated next week, so head over to Gold Derby’s predictions center right now to give us your first picks. You can keep updating your predictions throughout the week until just before the results show airs on ABC. The reader with the best score each week will win a $100 Amazon eGift Card, so what are you waiting for?

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This season’s six female finalists are Catie Turner, Gabby Barrett, Jurnee, Maddie Poppe, Mara Justine and Michelle Sussett. During the Top 24 rounds they each got the opportunity to sing solo and with a superstar,
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Who will win ‘American Idol’ in its first season on ABC? [Poll]

Who will win ‘American Idol’ in its first season on ABC? [Poll]
American Idol” finalized the line-up for the first live show on April 22 at the end of Monday’s episode when Ryan Seacrest revealed the seven artists from the remaining Top 24 to make the cut. These lucky seven join the same number who were announced last week. But which of these Top 14 will win season 16? Take a closer look at each of thes artists in the photos above and then vote for the winner of this ABC revival of “American Idol” at the bottom of this post and be sure to sound off on your favorite in the comments section.

All 14 of these contestants have survived a grueling process that began with winning over the three judges — Luke Bryan, Katy Perry and Lionel Richie — at a regional audition and getting a ticket to Hollywood. A whopping 169 would-be winners made the trip to La La Land, before being cut to 50. That group
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‘American Idol’: Which of the Top 14 from Group 2 could win season 16? [Poll]

‘American Idol’: Which of the Top 14 from Group 2 could win season 16? [Poll]
American Idol” finished the Top 24 stage of the competition on April 16 and seven of the 12 singers in Group 2 made the cut to sing on the live shows starting April 22. Which of these these lucky seven do you think could go all the way and win season 16? Vote in our poll below and then sound off in the comments section.

In episodes taped weeks ago, the remaining two dozen artists from the Top 50 were divided into two groups. Each one of these two dozen hopefuls had to perform both solo and in duets with celebrities in front of judges Luke Bryan, Katy Perry and Lionel Richie. That trio of talent then determined if each contestant deserved a place in the Top 14. The first wave of contestants in the Top 14 were revealed at the end of the April 9 episode of this revival on ABC hosted Ryan Seacrest.

Photos ‘American Idol’ Season 16:
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‘American Idol’ Top 24: Who is singing on Monday April 16, what duets will they perform with which celebrities?

‘American Idol’ Top 24: Who is singing on Monday April 16, what duets will they perform with which celebrities?
American Idol” is just one show away from finalizing the Top 14 who will get to sing on the first live show of season 16 on April 22. On Sunday (April 15), the second group from the Top 24 took to the stage to sing solos for judges Luke Bryan, Katy Perry and Lionel Richie. On Monday (April 16), they will partner with celebrities on duets that will decide their fate.

The 12 singers in Group 2 are: Ron Bultongez, Marcio Donaldson, Amelia Harris, Caleb Lee Hutchinson, Garrett Jacobs, Jurnee Siani, Mara Justine, Shannon O’Hara, Effie Passero, Alyssa Raghunandan, Maddie Poppe and Ada Vox.

These performances were taped weeks ago and we have discovered the songs that you’ll see them sing on Monday and the stars that will join them. Below, the list of the dozen artists in contention for the seven slots remaining in the Top 14 and those celebrity duets (as well as the ones
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‘American Idol’ Top 24: Who is singing on Sunday April 15, what songs will they perform?

‘American Idol’ Top 24: Who is singing on Sunday April 15, what songs will they perform?
American Idol” is halfway through determining which 14 singers get to perform on the season 16 live shows starting April 22. On April 8 and April 9, the first group of 12 singers performed. The lucky seven to make the grade with judges Luke Bryan, Katy Perry and Lionel Richie were: Gabby Barrett, Jonny Brenns, Cade Foehner, Dennis Lorenzo, Michelle Sussett, Catie Turner and Michael J. Woodard.

This Sunday and Monday, the second group from the Top 24 will get a chance to shine in both solos and with celebrity duets. These shows were taped weeks ago and we have discovered the songs they will perform. Below, the list of the dozen artists in contention for the seven slots remaining in the Top 14 and the tunes you will see them sing on Sunday.

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Ron Bultongez

Top 24 Solo: Dancing On My Own” by Robyn

Marcio Donaldson
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‘American Idol’ season 16 spoilers: Top 14 to sing on live shows beginning April 22 are …

‘American Idol’ season 16 spoilers: Top 14 to sing on live shows beginning April 22 are …
The revival of “American Idol” on ABC is following the same format that worked so well for 15 seasons on Fox. This new season 16, which is also hosted by Ryan Seacrest, has moved on to the Top 24. They now compete to make the cut and get a chance to sing on the first live show on April 22. They have to sing both solo and in duets with celebrities and convince the three judges — Luke Bryan, Katy Perry and Lionel Richie — that they deserve a place in the Top 14.

These four episodes, in which these two dozen artists were divided into two groups, were already taped and will air on April 8, 9, 15 and 16. If you can’t wait to find out the results scroll down to see the names of the six women and eight men that made it through to the Top 14. We’ve also listed the titles of the songs they
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‘American Idol’ spoilers: Which 14 of the Top 24 make it to the season 16 live shows that start April 22?

‘American Idol’ spoilers: Which 14 of the Top 24 make it to the season 16 live shows that start April 22?
American Idol” won’t reveal the 14 contestants to perform on the live shows till April 16. If you can’t wait till then to find out who will be competing for the season 16 title beginning on April 22, we have all the details. In segments that were already taped, the Top 24 — who were announced on April 2 — sing solos and duet with celebrities, often on their most famous songs. These performances will be featured in the four episodes to air on April 8, 9, 15 and 16.

But we already know which 14 made the grade with the judges — Luke Bryan, Katy Perry and Lionel Richie — and which 10 were sent home. Scroll down to see the names of the eight men and six women that made it through to the Top 14 as well as the songs they sung that won over the judges as revealed in spoilers by The Idol Pad. And find out the names of the
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‘American Idol’ Top 14 spoilers: Which 8 men and 6 women will be on season 16 live shows?

‘American Idol’ Top 14 spoilers: Which 8 men and 6 women will be on season 16 live shows?
On the April 2 episode of “American Idol,” host Ryan Seacrest revealed the Top 24 contestants chosen by the three judges — Luke Bryan, Katy Perry and Lionel Richie. These two dozen would-be winners of season 16 have to fight it out for the 14 places on the live shows that start on April 22. In episodes that were already taped, they sing solos and duet with celebrities, often on their most famous songs.

These performances will be featured in four episodes that air on April 8, 9, 15 and 16. If you can’t wait till then to find out the results scroll down to see the names of the eight men and six women that made it through to the Top 14 as well as the songs they sung that won over the judges as revealed in spoilers by The Idol Pad. We’ve also included the names of the 10 contestants that didn’t make the cut and their
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Cannes: Download THR's Day 3 Daily

Cannes: Download THR's Day 3 Daily
The Hollywood Reporter has released its third Cannes Film Festival daily issue, which includes a look at the state of China-Hollywood co-productions, a backing announcement of Tom Cruise's American Made and exclusive casting news in the Indian Rambo remake.

China and Hollywood

Despite many attempts, there are virtually no U.S.-China co-productions that have succeeded financially in both territories: Christian Bale's The Flowers of War, Kevin Spacey's Inseparable and, most recently, Matt Damon's The Great Wall. THR takes a look at how savvy producers are now finding ways to get past cultural and regulatory hurdles to gain access to the Middle Kingdom and still make a...
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Dayyan Eng pulls together hot ensemble cast for Wished

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Dayyan Eng pulls together hot ensemble cast for Wished
Exclusive: Beijing-based filmmaker Dayyan Eng has started shooting contemporary comedy fantasy Wished, with a hot ensemble cast including Xia Yu, Yan Ni, Victoria Song and Pan Binlong.

Produced by Eng’s Colordance Pictures, the film follows a 30-year-old career guy who runs into a magical ‘celestial being’ at a point when he is becoming disillusioned with life. She tells him she can make all his wishes come true – including those from childhood.

“He’s typical of a lot of young guys, especially the so-called post-80’s generation in China, who thought they would own the world after leaving college, but after being out in the real world start questioning what the definition of success is, and what it means to be happy in life,” says Eng.

Edko Films (Monster Hunt) and Union Films (The Mermaid) are jointly distributing the film. Eng is producing with Han Zhang, and also co-wrote the script with Justin Malen (aka Mai Hongwen
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First Italy-China Co-Prod Under New Treaty Is Cristiano Bortone’s ‘Coffee’

First Italy-China Co-Prod Under New Treaty Is Cristiano Bortone’s ‘Coffee’
The Italy-China co-production treaty signed in 2014 has yielded its first feature film, drama “Coffee,” directed by Italy’s Cristiano Bortone and set in Italy, China and Belgium.

“Coffee has three tonalities of taste,” says Bortone whose previous features include “Red Like the Sky.” “There is bitter, sour, and fruity. Each of the three stories in the movie reflects one of these three tonalities.”

“It’s sort of like ‘Babel,’ ’ he added. “Three destinies linked to coffee intertwined in different parts of an increasingly globalised world.”

One tale is set in Trieste, the capital of coffee production in Italy and Europe; the other is set amid China’s increasingly consumer-driven and ecologically devastated society; the third is set in Belgium and is centered around racial tensions. They all intersect in the end.

Pic, which started shooting in Northern Italy in August, is being produced by Bertone’s own Orisa shingle with Rai Cinema,
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DVD Review: 'Inseparable'

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★★☆☆☆ Sometimes, you really have to question a film's motives. Inseparable (2011), directed by Dayyan Eng and starring Kevin Spacey, Daniel Wu and Beibi Gong, is a case in point. Li (Wu) is at the end of his tether. Unable to get close to his wife Pang (Gong) and caught in a moral quandary at work - where doing the right thing will inevitably result in his dismissal - he feels that life isn't worth living. As he's in the process of attempting to hang himself, he hears a knock at he door. Enter the enigmatic Chuck (Spacey), who makes Li see his situation from a different angle, setting him on a path which may just change his life for the better.

Inseparable is a film which raises a number of perplexing questions, in addition to the one posed in the introduction. Firstly, what, if any, is its message. Clearly aiming to
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DVD Review - Inseparable (2011)

Inseparable, 2011.

Written and Directed by Dayyan Eng.

Starring Kevin Spacey, Daniel Wu and Beibi Gong.

Synopsis:

A young man is seemingly at his lowest ebb; following his wife’s miscarriage and unrelenting pressure at work Li has decided he’s had enough and is about to hang himself. That is until a neighbour named Chuck knocks on Li’s door and begins the journey that may re-establish Li’s hope in there being some way to improve his failing life.

By deciding not to concentrate the efforts of this film into one area, such as drama or comedy, Eng makes a bold move, and in my opinion a successful one. There are comedic moments, such as the duo acting as vigilantes, and occasional smatterings of dark shadows of the film’s more sombre situations.

Daniel Wu’s excellent ability at displaying the emotional extremes his character Li goes through beats
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Blu-ray and DVD Round up 19th August 2013

Release of the week Compliance

Film

Based on real events, Compliance follows a shift at a fast food restaurant that falls victim to a manipulative and cruel prank caller. On the face of it, that shouldn’t lead to such visceral and extreme reactions, and yet the movie is so accomplished that it stands alongside We Need to Talk About Kevin in terms of uncomfortable viewing.

Performances are solid, with particularly impressive turns from Ann Dowd and Dreama Walker, but where the film really triumphs is the script. Every line, action and moment emphasises the movie’s core theme of control. It builds tension between the key players in the restaurant as successfully as it builds trust between the caller and Dowd’s manager, and it does so in a genuinely believable manner.

One of the best decisions writer/director Craig Zobel makes is to force his audience to reflect
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‘Inseparable’ Review

Stars: Daniel Wu, Kevin Spacey, Beibi Gong, Ni Yan, Peter Stormare, Kenneth Tsang, Mo Zhang | Written and Directed by Dayyan Eng

Originally filmed in 2011, Inseparable is one of those movies that defies pigeon-holing. Pegged as a “buddy-cop” superhero movie, the film actually deals with the breakdown of a marriage, mental health issues and how one man can actually make a difference.

Inseparable tells the story of Li (Wu) who, after a series of tragic life events, is burnt out. His beautiful but increasingly moody wife is never home, the unpaid bills are piling up and his work is pressuring him to lie at a public hearing. With seemingly no options left he decides to end it all. But he can’t even do that right. Enter Chuck (Spacey), Li’s wise-talking American neighbour who takes Li under his wing and encourages him to stand up for himself and the exploited people around him.
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Competition: Win Spacey's 'Inseparable' on Blu-ray

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Academy Award winner Kevin Spacey dons his finest superhero garb for Taiwanese director Dayyan Eng's Inseparable (2011), a funny and often touching drama about a man on the edge of despair and his gradual ascent from down-and-out loser to masked avenger. To celebrate the DVD and Blu-ray release of Eng's multinational, tongue-in-cheek comic book homage, we've kindly been provided with Three Blu-ray copies of the film to give away to our loyal readership, thanks to UK distributor Matchbox Films. This is an exclusive competition for our Facebook and Twitter fans, so if you haven't already, 'Like' us at facebook.com/CineVueUK or follow us @CineVue before answering the question below.

After a series of tragic life events, Li (Daniel Wu) is burnt out. His beautiful but increasingly moody wife is never home, the unpaid bills are piling up and his work is pressuring him to lie at a public hearing.
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The Flowers of War: late bloomer?

Despite having a huge budget, global aspirations and Christian Bale, the harrowing Chinese film The Flowers of War bombed in the Us. Will the setback deter China's ambitious film-makers?

Few could question Zhang Yimou's ambition. In the 1980s and 1990s, he won acclaim with the likes of Ju Dou and Raise the Red Lantern. In the 2000s, he stormed to global box-office success with Hero. Though Danny Boyle's Olympics opener is now fresher in the mind, Zhang's spectacular staging of the Beijing opening ceremony four years ago left a lasting impression of Chinese capability that any of history's greatest propagandists would have envied. It also signified that Zhang, who hailed from a family with a Chinese nationalist past and was once seen as a subversive film-maker, had been welcomed into the fold of official Communist party approval.

Zhang's latest production, The Flowers of War, hits British cinemas Friday – and aims even higher.
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