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Monthly ‘Idol’ Roundup: August 2017

Summer may be coming to an end but the auditions for American Idol‘s 16th season are just beginning. The show is looking for it’s newest crop of talent for when it returns in March next year, but in the meantime, there’s plenty of Idol-related news to keep tabs on, so let’s talk about that… New Music Our alum […]

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Monthly ‘Idol’ Roundup: July 2017

As the weather heats up in the summer months, so do the schedules of our Idol‘s and with announcements about the show’s impending revival in 2018, there’s plenty to talk about in this month’s Idol catch-up, so let’s get right to it.

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Monthly ‘Idol’ Roundup: June 2017

As usual, the summer months are our busy time for the alumni of our favorite singing show as the show itself looks to make a comeback in the spring of next year. With new music, tours on the horizon, and personal news the American Idol alum are keeping busy. Let’s see what they’ve been up to.

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Top 5 for 5: Andrew Ranks the Best ‘American Idol’ Seasons

Social Media and Content Editor Andrew Rogers’ love of American Idol has been evident throughout his writing during his 5 years with The Hudsucker. So for his Top 5 for 5, it makes perfect sense that he would write about his favorite groups of Idol finalists. With American Idol set to be revived on ABC with a […]

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New Music Friday: June 2, 2017

This week was a big one for new music and so, instead of our usual review of one album, we decided to start a new tradition here at The Hudsucker by highlighting some of the best albums and singles that come out every week and that you should definitely have on your radar for the soundtrack to your […]

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Monthly ‘Idol’ Roundup: May 2017

It’s been a wild month for our favorite reality show. Last month, rumors had begun swirling about an American Idol comeback, and only a day into May we found out that ABC would be the network responsible for the show’s revival beginning in March of 2018. But then the rumor mill really began churning, having many […]

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‘American Idol’ is Back… on ABC!

“American Idol” is coming back thanks to ABC, who has promised audiences a “bigger, better, bolder Idol.” But fans are wondering now what changes the network will make to their beloved show.

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Monthly ‘Idol’ Roundup: April 2017

Idol fans will remember that April 7, 2017 marked one year since Idol crowned the winner of its farewell season. Some fans even say that the show has been teasing it’s return with tweets about auditioning, but even a year out from the show’s conclusion, there’s still plenty to talk about with the shows alumni from month to […]

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Album Review: Betty Who’s ‘The Valley’ is the Album of the Summer

Every year, music critics and listeners alike debate, what the song of the summer will be. Will it be that hit you can’t get out of your head like Ed Sheeran’s “Shape of You”? Or will it be more introspective like ex-One Directioner Harry Styles’ “Sign of the Times”? Or maybe something more literal, like […]

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Album Review: Colton Dixon Reveals His ‘Identity’ on New Album

It’s very difficult to go through the experience of being on television in front of millions of people, be thrust into the music industry to churn out a record and remain true to oneself. It’s challenging enough to do this in the world we are living in — to not only  uphold your own values […]

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Monthly ‘Idol’ Roundup: March 2017

If American Idol had aired a 16th season, we’d be a few weeks into the finals right now with a little less than a dozen contestants left vying for that title. In a good season, we’d have more than a couple viable contenders left, so lets talk now about a few of those who made […]

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Monthly ‘Idol’ Roundup: February 2017

With award season coming to a close we now head into March, which means spring has sprung and with it Idol news of tours and new tunes in anticipation for the summer months, so let’s see what your favorite alum have been up to…

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Monthly ‘Idol’ Roundup: January 2017

It’s been over a year since the final season of American Idol kicked off and the auditions graced our TV screens and fans are still mourning the loss of the show, but hopefully our monthly round-up of Idol news can help cheer you up with some new music, new shows and other news from the […]

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Review: Netflix’s ‘A Series of Unfortunate Events’

If you’re reading this, you probably didn’t heed the warning given to viewers in the theme song to Netflix’s “A Series of Unfortunate Events” (ASOUE) which told viewers to look away. The series, an adaptation of author Lemony Snicket’s book series of the same name, sought to bring the gloomy story of the three Baudelaire […]

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Monthly ‘Idol’ Roundup: December 2016

The new year is upon us and what a year it’s been. Normally, around this time, we’d be gearing up for a new season of Idol, but not this year. Hollywood Life reports that J. Lo is holding out hope that the hit show will return in a few years, but until then, I bring […]

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