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Monthly ‘Idol’ Roundup: August 2016

The weather might not be any cooler, but I can assure you that summer is, in fact, ending and that means so is August, so it’s time to talk about what you might have missed on your Idol radar this month: Advertisements

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American Idol XV: 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. On Wednesday night, it was followed up by the performance show where the […]

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End of an Era: Bidding Farewell to ‘American Idol’

It truly is the end of an era. After 15 seasons, American Idol bids audiences farewell in an epic two-hour finale airing tonight that is bound to have everyone who has ever grown up with the show in tears. With years upon years of song choices, votes, changing up judges and a slew of stars, American Idol was more than […]

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American Idol XV: 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. We got to see everyone’s tear-jerking hometown visits and everyone performed once before he lights dimmed and […]

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American Idol XV: 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. We’re constantly being reminded that soon […]

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American Idol XV: 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. Adam Lambert and Empire lightened the mood with strong […]

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American Idol XV: 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 have about as much […]

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American Idol XV: 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 stacked […]

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American Idol XV: 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 contestants —  La’Porsha Renae, Trent Harmon, Dalton […]

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American Idol XV: Top 24, Group 2 Show

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. Sure, no one […]

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American Idol XV: Top 24, Group 1 Show

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, they sang with […]

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American Idol XV: 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 of them into three rooms with one of […]

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American Idol XV: 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. However, I came to a few realizations […]

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