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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’s musical judging chairs

Even with actual “American Idol” Season 9 programs now filling the void, speculation still seems to be at a fever pitch over what the judging table will look like in Season 10. Your next American Idol? Afterthought – hey, it … 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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Key to Kevin Skinner win was not being a Susan Boyle (or Adam Lambert)

Click the play button to hear our chat with Kevin Skinner: [podcast]http://copiousnotes.bloginky.com/files/2009/09/090917skinner-audio.mp3[/podcast] Copious Notes podcasts are available on iTunes. When I first heard about the singing chicken catcher from Mayfield, Ky., I said, “Oh, no.” My fears had nothing to … Continue reading

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Ellen? Let’s not take American Idol judging too seriously

Your reaction to the choice of Ellen DeGeneres as the new judge on American Idol may depend on how seriously you take American Idol judging. It’s been hard to take the judging seriously for a long time, at least when … Continue reading

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Phil Stacey: Future American Idol contestants will miss Paula Abdul

We caught up with Harlan County native and former American Idol competitor Phil Stacey this morning to talk about his new album, Into the Light, which is set to drop Aug. 25. Before we got into that, we had to … 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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Idol, ‘save’ it for later

Simon Cowell got roundly booed for saying it on American Idol last night, but he was right: Saving Matt Giraud probably only delayed the inevitable. Frankly, anyone who has to be saved at No. 7 stands little chance of being … Continue reading

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American Idol: Judges have to save the save

Tonight, we got the spectacle of American Idol‘s judges acting like they might just use their save on Michael Sarver. Seriously. I don’t even think Sarver expected they would do that. He seems like a nice guy with a sweet … Continue reading

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