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SomethingPitchy: What It's Like to Audition for 'American Idol' (VIDEO)

by Gabrielle Dunn, posted Aug 6th 2010 2:00PM
American Idol AuditionsNew Jersey has become a breeding ground for reality show hopefuls recently, but this week's 'American Idol' auditions brought out people with talents other than bench pressing and fist pumping.

'Idol' wannabes swarmed the Izod Center in East Rutherford hoping to sing for the producers of the show, different from past years when the auditions held the chance of meeting TV judges Simon Cowell, Randy Jackson and some other musical chairs cast of characters.

Rejected singers told SomethingPitchy that mostly tweens were making it to the next round due in large part to 'Idol' lowering its age minimum to 15 this season. Season 10 just might end up being made up entirely of Bieber-a-likes. (Dear god, no.)

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SomethingPitchy Backstage With the Idols: Lee DeWyze and Crystal Bowersox (VIDEO)

by Gabrielle Dunn, posted Jul 30th 2010 2:30PM
CrystalyzeWe weren't exactly the biggest Lee DeWyze fans during this past season of 'American Idol,' but we'll admit that after we interviewed him last week, we're ready to call him our new BFF.

As you'll see after the jump, the interview turned out to be, as Lee might put it, amazing. (Though, as he told us, he's ready to pick a new favorite word.)

In this special SomethingPitchy interview, watch as the season 9 champ dishes on getting new tattoos, what it's like to be the star of the 'American Idol' tour and what his new album is going to sound like. (Get ready for lots of polka!)

Then, stick around for SP's favorite girl Crystal Bowersox, who told Gaby about her son's cute mispronunciations, her budding romance with TV host Jimmy Kimmel (not!) and her thoughts on the new Janis Joplin biopic. (How was she not cast, Hollywood?!)

Don't forget to follow us on Twitter @somethingpitchy (or @gabydunn and @aolandy) for more 'Idol' coverage.

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SomethingPitchy Backstage With the Idols: Casey James and Michael Lynche (VIDEO)

by Andrew Scott, posted Jul 29th 2010 1:31PM
Big Mike Lynche Casey JamesSomethingPitchy's backstage interviews with the 'American Idol' top 10 continues today with hunky rocker Casey James and the always hilarious Michael "Big Mike" Lynche.

First up, we found out how Casey is feeling after battling allergies at the start of the tour, how he picked his tour set list and, in an impulsive move from host Andy Scott, just how tall he really is.

Then, Gaby sat down with Big Mike to talk about his hilarious tour video series, Late Night Sandwich, Aaron Kelly on Redbull and, yes, Tim Urban's pecs. (We had to sneak that in there somehow.)

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SomethingPitchy Broadcast Exclusive: Interview With 'Idol' Alum David Archuleta

by Andrew Scott, posted Jun 2nd 2010 5:22PM

Today, season 7 runner-up David Archuleta paid a special, jam-packed visit to the SomethingPitchy studio to promote his new memoir, 'Chords of Strength.'

Among the many topics discussed in this 43-minute-plus interview: The inspiration behind writing a book, details on his upcoming CD, his thoughts on 'American Idol' season 9 and a look back at some of his most memorable tweets.

When will his next CD hit shelves? And will he go on tour after it's released? Find out by watching our exclusive video interview below, then be sure to post your reactions in the comments section below.

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Watch Alex Lambert on SomethingPitchy

by Andrew Scott, posted May 21st 2010 12:10PM
Alex LambertOn yesterday's episode of SomethingPitchy, AOL Television's weekly 'American Idol' broadcast, semifinalist Alex Lambert skyped in to share his experience on the show.

Lambert, who can currently be seen on the Internet series 'If I Can Dream,' held nothing back as he dished on fellow-contestant Casey James, and gave his own prediction on who will take home the season 9 title.

Check out the video broadcast here.

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SomethingPitchy Broadcast: Talking 'American Idol' With Alex Lambert

by Andrew Scott, posted May 20th 2010 6:45PM
Alex LambertIn a very special edition of SomethingPitchy, the 'Idol' crew was joined today by season 9 semifinalist Alex Lambert (via Skype) to talk everything from his experience on the show, predictions for next week's finale and his new Internet series, 'If I Can Dream.'

The surprisingly candid Lambert held nothing back as he spoke about such hot-button topics as Casey James and Lee Dewyze, whom he is predicting to take home the season 9 title.

Also joining the discussion today were SomethingPitchy regulars Jim Cantiello (MTV News), Gaby Dunn (AOL TV), Rae Votta (AOL Music), Rickey Yaneza (Rickey.org) and host Andy Scott.

Watch the exclusive video broadcast after the jump.

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