American Idol – The Farewell Season: Weekly Recaps by Andrew Rogers

Idol Final Season

Our Idol expert Andrew Rogers is back this year to help bid our favorite reality show, American Idol farewell. Rogers has covered the reality music competition since The Hudsucker’s inception with much favor and adoration. By examining performances and giving accurate predictions of the contestants’ performances, Rogers provides a look ahead to readers of just what’s in-store for the remaining hopefuls each week. This year, as we all say goodbye, grab your tissue box as Rogers delivers the very best every week with his charm and wit, a look back at every season each week and in-depth coverage of the very latest!

Dec. 28, 2015 – How To Send Idol Off in Style: In just over a week, on Wednesday the 6th of January, American Idol will begin airing its final trek around the country to find a star and the pressure is on for the franchise and the judges (Keith Urban, Jennifer Lopez and Harry Connick Jr. are all returning) to find one last superstar, while simultaneously… CONTINUE READING…

Jan. 8, 2016 – Two-Night Premiere: The doors to the 15th and final season of American Idol opened Wednesday night with a nostalgic note, delivering a montage of the moments where each of the previous winners claimed their title and leaving us wondering who would be “the bookend to Kelly Clarkson” that would come from this season. CONTINUE READING…

Jan. 15, 2016 – Auditions Continue: The second week of Idol auditions seemed to repeat the first, giving us plenty to think about after Thursday’s two-hour special, but leaving us a little high and dry after Wednesday’s one hour offering. CONTINUE READING…

Jan. 22, 2016 – Auditions Come to a Close: Another chapter has closed in the final book of the American Idol series. Or should I say the “farewell” book? During the Television Critic’s Association Press Tour last Friday, Seacrest, Lopez and Urban all corrected themselves after calling the show’s 15th season it’s “final” season. CONTINUE READING…

Jan. 29, 2016 – Hollywood Week, Part 1: Over the 15 years Idol has graced our television sets, I’ve always wondered why the producers insist on keeping the group round as part of Hollywood Week. It’s painful to watch contestants stay up all night, struggle, and fight over choreography, only to tank (or succeed) the next day. CONTINUE READING…

Feb. 5, 2016 – Hollywood Week Concludes: Last week, we saw some of our favorite contestants from the auditions rise and fall when asked to sing in lines of ten with other contestants and in groups. This week, Hollywood Week reached its climax as the contestants performed twice more: once before the infamous division… CONTINUE READING…

Feb. 12, 2016 – Top 24, Group 1: This week we got a double dose of our first twelve contestants before the judges cut them from an even dozen to the lucky seven who would move on to the Top 14 show next week. On Wednesday night, we saw each of them sing solo then on Thursday night’s results show… CONTINUE READING…

Feb. 19, 2016 – Top 24, Group 2: There’s something to be said about consistency on a reality show like American Idol. It’s so rare and this Wednesday, we might have discovered why. After watching the second group of twelve performance their minute-and-a-half solo songs, we were left with little more to go by than before the show had started. CONTINUE READING…

Feb. 26, 2016 – Top 14 Wildcard and Top 10 Shows: This week we got a double dose of performances to get the ball rolling on the finals in Idol‘s Farewell season. We started Wednesday night’s show with the names of the Top 14 fresh in our minds. The judges then announced that they had been unanimous that four… CONTINUE READING…

March 4, 2016 – Top 8 Performances: Perhaps the Idol gods thought we needed a week off from the show after Kelly Clarkson left her heart and soul on the stage with her gut-wrenching version of her new single “Piece By Piece“, but the by-product of having to wait a week for the results of a double elimination with a fairly… CONTINUE READING…

March 11, 2016 – Top 6 Performances: To say I was dreading Idol‘s “Most Performed Songs” night would be a gross understatement. I had no desire to hear someone crash and burn on Phil Collins’ “Against All Odds” for the 7th time during the show’s run. But if there’s one thing I’ve learned on Idol, it’s that we… CONTINUE READING…

March 18, 2016 – Top 5 Performances: During Wednesday night’s show, we were reminded several times that American Idol‘s final season was rapidly coming to a close. With only five contestants left by the night’s end, it underscored the fact that one off night could spell the end for anyone at this point. CONTINUE READING…

March 25, 2016 – Top 4 Performances: I, myself, am currently in the process of packing up my life and moving to another city. There’s a constant buzz of anxiety in my head and an awareness that, very soon, everything will be different for me and, in a way, that’s what Idol‘s farewell season is like. CONTINUE READING…

April 1, 2016 – Top 3 Performances: In some ways, Wednesday night’s telecast was just like every other episode of American Idol that came before it. Ryan, the judges, and the contestants came out in turn to applause and then we got down to business. CONTINUE READING…

April 8, 2016 – The Finale: This week, we got a triple dose of American Idol. On Tuesday night, there was an hour and a half long special featuring many of Idol‘s alum and judges talking about the show’s run, from Kelly Clarkson’s audition to the present day. CONTINUE READING…

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