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September 1, 2014

'Something Pitchy:' Does Lauren Alaina Stand a Chance Against Scotty McCreery?

Cut yourself a slice of apple pie and get those flags in the air cuz it doesn't get more American than good 'ole boy Scotty McCreery singing his boots off against southern belle, Lauren Alaina. After the disappointing elimination of 'Something Pitchy' favorite, Haley Reinhart, myself, Rickey Yaneza (Rickey.org) and MJ Santilli (MJ's Big Blog) question whether or not either of these two are...

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'American Idol': Top 3 Elimination Results Recap

After 95 million record-setting votes, the most ever at this point in the competition, we learned the fate of the final three. But not before Nicole Scherzinger and 50 Cent, accompanied by a very loud smoke machine, took to the stage for our entertainment. Add J.J. Abrams and an Italian boy band to the mix and you've got yourself another totally random results show. Also on tap was a more...

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'Something Pitchy:' 'American Idol' Top 3 Semi-Final Marathon!

We're down to the Top 3, with just Haley, Scotty and Lauren holding onto a shot at the 'American Idol' crown. Tonight, the trio performed a selection of songs chosen by themselves, the judges and Jimmy Iovine. With Beyonce dropping by to hand-hold during the first round of performances, the pressure was on. Who's really "in it to win it"? We've got a few thoughts on that, as well as some...

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'American Idol:' Top 3 Perform for a Shot at the Finale Recap

Baby, lock them damn doors already and turn the lights down low! It was time to get down to business tonight as the Top 3 tackled a trio of songs, including their own picks as well as selections from the judges and mega-producer Jimmy Iovine. On the heels of an inspiring hometown visit, yet with two-thirds of the night out of their hands, how did Scotty McCreery, Lauren Alaina and Haley...

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'American Idol:' Wanna Know What Haley Reinhart's Singing Tonight?

We already know the judges' picks for the Top 3 but in case you missed it, Scotty McCreery is saddled with Kenny Rogers' "She Believes in Me," Lauren Alaina gets the predictable "I Hope You Dance" by Lee Ann Womack and Haley Reinhart has her work cut out for her with Alanis Morissette's family-friendly, "You Ought to Know." But now, thanks to Haley's parents and 'Idol' scoopage queen, MJ of MJs...

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EXCLUSIVE: 'American Idol's' James Durbin on Struggles Towards Stardom

James Durbin may have finished in 4th place, but he won't soon be forgotten -- the rocker put on some of the most memorable 'American Idol' performances of the season. And the 22-year-old father has not been shy about sharing some of the personal obstacles he faced in his journey towards capturing America's heart with his in-your-face pro-metal approach to 'Idol.' Life & Style sat down...

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'American Idol:' Nigel Lythgoe on James Durbin's Elimination, Rumors of Fixing Final 3

Nigel Lythgoe is a very busy man, producing and appearing in some of America's most highly rated television shows, but he still finds time to not only Tweet but pay close attention to what his followers are saying. And after last week's elimination of James Durbin on 'American Idol,' it seems the 140 character conspiracy theories on Lythgoe's involvement in shaping the Top 3 have flooded the...

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'American Idol:' Top 3 Homecoming Plus Judges' Choice Song Spoilers

Get ready for the annual tear-fest as the 'American Idol' Top 3, once a mere grocery bagger, high school student and amateur jazz singer, returned home for a hero's welcome, this past weekend. No longer able to walk the streets of their respective hometowns without a sobbing fan shoving a body part and a Sharpie in their face, pleading for an autograph, the Idols finally came face to face with...

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James Durbin Shocked by Elimination, Has a Hunch Who Will Win 'American Idol'

"Give metal a chance!" Those words have been James Durbin's battle cry throughout his 'American Idol' run and his parting comments during today's exit interview conference call. "It's been a real whirlwind of emotion, but I've been really thinking about why I came on this show and why I even auditioned in the first place and I'm brought back to those feelings," said Durbin. "It's for my family,...

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'Something Pitchy:' Did James Durbin Get Daughtry'd?

After flipping a coin between Haley and Lauren, none of us were expecting America to let James Durbin go down in flames, tonight. But fame is a fickle...well, you know and James isn't the first late game finalist to get smacked in the face by fans' shifting loyalties. In fact, James may find the Adam Lambert comparisons lessening in favor of Chris Daughtry, whose Top 4 elimination earned him an...

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