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October 25, 2014

Ryan Seacrest's New NBC Music Series: What Does It Mean for 'American Idol'?

With NBC's 'The Voice' proving a hit and Simon Cowell's monstrous U.K. series, 'The X Factor' just a few months away from landing stateside, can you blame Ryan Seacrest for hopping on the music reality competition bandwagon? He is, after all, only the host of the most successful show of its kind in the U.S., 'American Idol.' Th New York Post broke the news, yesterday, that Seacrest's production...

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'American Idol:' Pick the Top 5's Songs for 'Now and Then' Night!

The Top 5 have their work cut out for them this week and so do we! That's right, we're enlisting your help, once again, in putting together the perfect setlist for "Now and Then" night. The Top 5 will each perform "one current song and one from the 1960s." That's a pretty wide field of hits to choose from, which is why we're counting on your 'Idol' expertise! Give us your picks in the comments...

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'American Idol:' Casey Abrams Expected Elimination, Not Dating Haley Reinhart

Perhaps the most entertaining contestant in recent 'American Idol' history, Casey Abrams, left the competition last night after a dramatic judges save extended his stay into the Top 6. Abrams hopped on the phone for a press conference call this afternoon, to field questions about his departure, love life and growling. Though he nearly collapsed after the judges saved him into the Top 11,...

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'Something Pitchy:' Who Is Voting for Jacob Lusk?! Will Jimmy Iovine Judge Next Season?

After some technical issues last night, we're back for a super-Pitchy discussion of the Top 6 performances and tonight's elimination results. And with Casey Abrams gone, we're left to wonder just who Jacob Lusk's fanbase is? Make yourselves known! Also on our minds, tonight, is Jimmy Iovine's growing role on 'Idol.' Will he be back as a judge next season? And what's up with Randy's hot and cold...

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'American Idol:' 'Top 6 Elimination Results Revealed' Recap

Ryan Seacrest warned us early on in tonight's Top 6 elimination show that many fans would be disappointed with the results. Right then and there it became somewhat obvious who was going home. But first, let's touch on the night's happenings. The Idols paid a visit to the British Consulate because, well, there's that whole wedding thing going on and Rob Reiner wasn't available. But Fred Willard...

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'American Idol:' 'Top 6 Take on Carole King' Recap

Bizarre, baffling and occasionally brilliant; three words that start with "b" and happen to describe tonight's Top 6 Carole King hit parade. Most of us were left scratching our heads when Ryan Seacrest announced yet another random theme night in a season that was originally supposed to be free of such historically disastrous affairs. Not that there's anything random about Carole King's...

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'American Idol': Our Top 6 Song Picks for the Music of Carole King

Prepare to feel the earth move this week, as the 'Idol's take on the music of legendary singer/songwriter Carole King! While the Grammy Award–winning artist is more than deserving of an 'Idol' tribute night, the choice seems a bit random, particularly after last week's 21st-century song salute. The Top 6 have already revealed gaping holes in their knowledge of music older than they are....

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'American Idol:' Stefano Langone Ready to Showcase His Musical Chops, After Elimination

'American Idol' Top 7 contender, Stefano Langone, hopped on the phone for the usual "morning after" press conference call today after last night's results show took him out of the competition. The Kent, Washington native was in good spirits, despite his elimination, and like many of those who've gone before him, eager to capitalize on the exposure and opportunities 'Idol' has give him. "I've...

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'Something Pitchy:' Bye, Bye Stefano, Hello Carole King?!

What a totally random results show tonight! On the one hand, things were a bit predictable with another painful group number, courtesy of Haley, Stefano, Jacob, Lauren and Train. And word that Stefano would heading back to Kent, Washington came as no surprise, either. On the other hand, we get to watch the Idol's go bowling and get facials, prior to learning that they'll be tackling the song book...

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'American Idol:' Top 7 Elimination Comes as No Surprise

We're getting down to the dirty work in these last six weeks of 'American Idol,' cutting out those contestants who make a habit of visiting the bottom three, week after week, while others remain inexplicably untouchable. Like last week, you could see tonight's elimination coming from a mile away and the ousted 'Idol' was all smiles when the results came down, well aware that the end was near....

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