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September 19, 2014

'American Idol': Top 4 Elimination Results Show Recap

It was down to the Top 4, which meant no matter who went home tonight on 'American Idol,' there was going to be some drama and maybe even, a few tears. And once again, the vote for the final three did not disappoint, on that front. Though it wasn't a Daughtry level coup, tonight's ousting was a bit unexpected, but we'll get to that in a moment. First, Steven Tyler, monkeys, elephants, Enrique...

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'Something Pitchy:' It's an 'American Idol' Therapy Session!

Sure, it's called 'American Idol' not 'Attitude Idol' but can anyone blame Haley Reinhart for giving it back to Randy and J.Lo after they not only slammed her for the umpteenth time, but also compared her to golden boy, James Durbin? Myself, Rickey Yaneza (Rickey.org) and MJ Santilli (mjsbigblog.com) are just as perplexed as Haley, herself. Only more puzzling is Randy's assessment of James...

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'American Idol' Recap: Lady Gaga Mentors/Scares the Top 4

What do avant garde pop princess Lady Gaga and '60s doo-woppers The Coasters have in common? Nothing. But both were a part of tonight's Top 4 performances on 'American Idol.' So I guess there's that. The final four took to the stage for another two-for-one special, this time choosing one personally inspiring song followed by a selection from mega-hit songwriting duo Leiber and Stoller's...

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'American Idol': Top 4 Song Picks for Leiber and Stoller Night

Once again, 'American Idol' producers have decided the kids need to sing songs older than dirt to prove they have what it takes to become a marketable pop star in 2011. With all due respect to the enormous catalog of classic hits the great songwriting duo of Jerry Leiber and Mike Stoller built during their rule over the American musical landscape, can the Top 4 really bring something new to...

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'American Idol:' Jacob Lusk Says 'Man in the Mirror' Comments 'Sensationalized'

After repeated trips to the bottom three, the curtain finally closed on Jacob Lusk, last night. And as is tradition, the Compton, California native took to the phone to talk to the press on a conference call, this afternoon. Asked about what led to his ousting, Lusk suggested he was a fish out of water during "Now and Then" night, this week on 'Idol.' Thus his elimination came as no surprise. ...

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'Something Pitchy:' The Lusky Stank Is Lifted, J.Lo Travels Through Time and Jimmy Battles the Judges!

Ah, the time has finally come. America, who has clearly "fallen in love" with Jacob Lusk, couldn't look itself in the mirror, anymore. Jacob and his "Lusky Stank" have left the 'Idol' building, but not without drawing every cat and dog in the Los Angeles area toward the 'Idoldome,' first. Myself, Rickey Yaneza (Rickey.org) and MJ Santilli (MJ's Big Blog) get in the sharing circle about the...

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'American Idol:' The Top 5 Elimination Results Recap

Last night, 60 million 'Idol' fans texted, called and Facebooked in their votes for the Top 5 and tonight, we learned whose run was cut shot, but not before multiple plugs for J.Lo's new album, a Lady Antebellum performance, a surprisingly fun Gordon Ramsay segment and a shout-out to Steven Tyler's new tell-all. Before the night's festivities began in earnest, the remaining five took to the...

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EXCLUSIVE: Listen to Jordin Sparks' Girl-Powered New Single, 'I Am Woman'

'American Idol' season 6 winner Jordin Sparks may have just turned 21 in December, but her new single 'I Am Woman' leaves no doubt the Grammy Award nominee and Broadway star is all grown up. AOL Music sat down with Sparks to discuss her new, high-energy dance anthem and the meaning behind it. "'I Am Woman' is a song about different aspects of the lives of women," explained the singer/actress....

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'Something Pitchy:' Why's Everybody Always Hatin' on Haley?

Tonight, the 'Something Pitchy' crew was truly a house divided. While a certain someone loved the Top 5 performances, especially James Durbin's tearful emoting and Jacob Lusk's split personality, others felt "Now and Then" was more like "Never Again!" But there's one thing we can all agree on; Haley Reinhart is getting hoodwinked! Yes, Randy and his two new friends finally gave it up for Haley,...

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'American Idol:' Top 5 Sing Songs From 'Now and Then' Recap

The big question tonight? "Who's in it to win it?" Yup, we've got a competition on our hands and somebody is going to win this thing. What would we do without Randy Jackson and his invaluable insights? Tonight, the Top 5 took on songs from "Now and Then," which, according to the official 'Idol' press release, means one "current" song and one from "the '60s." More on that later. This...

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