American Idol: A Shrew Review – Exclusive Coverage by Andrew Rogers & Ashleigh Stokrp

Our editors Andrew Rogers and Ashleigh Stokrp face the music together and review this season’s American Idol. Last year, Rogers covered American Idol‘s 12th season and So You Think You Can Dance‘s 10th season; examining performances throughout the weeks, giving accurate predictions, and a look ahead at what’s in-store for the remaining hopefuls. This year, he’s joined by Stokrp, as the two deliver the best reviews after every weekly show with their charm and wit. So, chime in to what is bound to be exciting and in-depth coverage into the latest season of American Idol!

January 16, 2014: Boston, Austin and San Francisco Auditions
So what’s different about Season 13? A lot. After Idol finally got their first female winner in 6 seasons last year: Candice Glover, they realized that the show needed a major overhaul. CONTINUE READING…

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January 24, 2014: Detroit and Atlanta Auditions
Once again, both of us will pick the contestants that stood out to us during the auditions–for night one, there are six a piece and for night two, five each – for a total of 22 standouts. CONTINUE READING…

american idol 5 and 6January 31, 2014: Salt Lake City and Omaha Auditions
Well, we don’t know about you – but we can’t believe the auditions are already over. Maybe it’s because we have judges who are actually okay with letting the talent be the focus of each episode. CONTINUE READING…

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February 10, 2014: Hollywood Week – Part 1 and 2
Despite our love affair with Idol even after 13 seasons, there are a few things that bug us about the show. New captain Per Blankens has done a good job adjusting a lot of those things…CONTINUE READING…

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February 18, 2014: The Top 31 Takes Shape
It was probably deliberate, but many of the people we spotlighted during the audition rounds ended up in the Top 31. For that reason, we won’t be re-reviewing them, but rather, the two of us will give you some predictions in the upcoming rounds. CONTINUE READING…

ai top 13February 24, 2014: Rush Week
Now that the Top 13 has taken shape, I think it’s time to comment on each of them. For statistics purposes: I got 8/10 girls picks right and 7/10 guys picks right (including the bold Ben Briley prediction). CONTINUE READING…

aitop13resultsMarch 4, 2014: Top 13 Performances – “This Is Me”
After a rushed Rush Week, I didn’t know what to expect coming in this week’s show. Would the talent we saw in the Auditions and (somewhat) in Hollywood Week finally shine again or would we get another sloppy set of performances where we were… CONTINUE READING…

aitop12March 12, 2014: Top 12 Performances – Home Run or Heading Home
Perhaps it’s exactly what Harry said during the results show this week. Maybe mentor Randy Jackson just isn’t spending enough time to these kids to make sure they give the best possible performances they can… CONTINUE READING…

aitop11March 19, 2014: Top 11 Performances – Movies & Shakers
After a sleepy night of performances during the Top 12, the judges were fired up and trying to push the contestants harder to deliver better performances. So, naturally, I was pretty pumped myself to see if they could live up to the challenge during the Top 11 “Songs of the Cinema” theme… CONTINUE READING…

ai12top10March 25, 2014: Top 10 – Billboard or Boredom?
Normally I would revel in a theme that would force the contestants to pick modern songs or ones that hadn’t been done on the show before, but this season we haven’t really been having that problem… CONTINUE READING…

american idol top 9April 2, 2014: Top 9 Band Together
Last week we saw the Top 9 take on the theme “I’m With The Band”. I’m still unclear what this theme meant for song choice, but I did enjoy having Rickey Minor and the band up front with the contestants… CONTINUE READING…

April 15, 2014: Double Feature – Crazy (Top) Eightstop 8
Given the use of the save, I thought I’d review both of Top 8 weeks together. So, spoiler alert: in case you didn’t know, someone gets saved. I’ll talk about the merits of that save later, but for now, let’s get to the first of our Top 8 nights. CONTINUE READING…

idoltop7April 29, 2014: Top 7 and Top 6 Performances – Choose Wisely America
After losing Malaya the week after the save was used, I didn’t know what to expect going into these next two weeks of performance. Would another front-runner botch a performance and end up having their journey cut short… CONTINUE READING…

top5twistMay 14, 2014: Top 5 Choose Not To Stay Alive, Top 4 Are No More
The Top 5 show featured the contestants picking from a list of songs chosen by the twitter verse. Needless to say, I had high hopes because I figured the Idol audience could pick some really great songs that would push the contestants out of their boundaries. CONTINUE READING…

idoltop3May 17, 2014: Top 3 Performances – Three’s A Crowd, Two’s A Finale
It’s hard to believe that we’re already just a few days away from the big Idol finale. Season 13 has been a wild ride filled with inconsistent, but generally good performances and inconsistent, but general good judging and, well… CONTINUE READING…

idoltop2May 20, 2014: Top 2 – The Sleeper vs The Rock Viking
In case you haven’t checked the polls from my previous article, it turns out that literally everyone who voted had already decided which team they were: Caleb or Jena, before even seeing the performances. CONTINUE READING…

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