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Derby 2011: Mint Jubilee guests

American Idol winners Jordin Sparks (Season 6) and Kris Allen (Season 8 ) top the guest list at this year’s Mint Jubilee, which will be Derby Eve (May 6) at the Palace Theatre in Louisville. NBC sportscaster Bob Costas will … Continue reading

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Glee makes American Idol look bad

Since its premier following the second to last episode of American Idol last year, Glee has enjoyed a nice relationship with the “reality” TV juggernaut. Maybe too nice. Much has been made of the disappointing group of contestants for this … Continue reading

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American Idol: ‘This is not a Lifetime movie’

Los Angeles was coming across as boring as Chicago and most other “American Idol” audition cities this year that didn’t have General Larry Platt singing “Pants on the Ground.” Then, Tuesday night, toward the end of the L.A. episode, we … Continue reading

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‘Idol’ thoughts – Boston and Atlanta

It was easy to get excited about season nine of “American Idol,” until the shows started. Backstage intrigue has been at a fever pitch this year, with Paula Abdul exiting and Ellen DeGeneres entering, and speculation over whether Simon Cowell … Continue reading

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Is it time for contemporary Christian music to ditch the niche?

Switchfoot’s This is the Sound rocks the new Blackberry commercial. During the past year, there have been public signs that Christian pop music is on the rise. Last spring on American Idol, a pair of openly Christian ­contestants vied for … Continue reading

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Phil Stacey: From Harlan Co. to American Idol to Michael W. Smith’s label

When Phil Stacey was a ­contestant on American Idol, he was pegged as a little bit country. So that’s where the Harlan County native ended up after the show, on the country label Lyric Street Records. In 2008, he released … Continue reading

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So, maybe American Idol will come back to Louisville?

Well, it looks like it was well worth American Idol‘s time to come to Louisville last summer. Kris Allen auditioned in the Derby City, and then much like this year’s Derby winner, Mine That Bird, worked his way through the … Continue reading

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And the American Idol winner will be . . .

I’m going to take a quick lunch break here to join my fellow entertainment scribes out on a limb and make an American Idol prediction. It is a bit of a limb, because apparently this race is just too close … Continue reading

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Putting their faith in American Idol

This year’s American Idol finals ­offered the nation 13 singers from across the country with ­different strengths, looks, backgrounds and styles. But six of them had ­something in common, aside from wanting to be the next American Idol: They all … Continue reading

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Danny Gokey: That was so appropriate

So there it is: Kris Allen and Adam Lambert are the last ones standing in the American Idol competition. At this stage, it’s tough to see anyone go. And in the Copley household, we are very happy with the finale. … Continue reading

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