About: Branden

Branden, a pop culture junky, has covered entertainment for newspapers and magazines for the past 10 years. He thinks of “American Idol” like one might think of a skeezy uncle. He loves it but never trusts it. Join Branden on Google+.

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American Idol News: Phillip Phillips Suing To Get Out Of Idol Contract [VIDEO]

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American Idol 2012 Phillip Phillips
Video: ‘American Idol’ Winner Phillip Phillips Wants Out of His Contract American Idol Season 11 winner Phillip Phillips has apparently had it with 19 Entertainment, the production company that produces Idol winners following their victories. “I am very grateful for the opportunities provided to me through appearing on American Idol,” Phillips [...]

American Idol Season 14 Auditions: The Best From Last Week

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Jacob Tolliver performs on American Idol 2015
We’re heading into a new audition week for American Idol 2015 but before we get to the new batch of hopefuls, let’s take a look at the best from last week. Keep in mind, however, something was a bit amiss last week. After a couple week of strong talent, last [...]

American Idol Season 14 Auditions Recap: The New Orleans Standouts

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Last night American Idol 2015 auditions headed to judge Harry Connick Jr’s hometown of New Orleans and discovered another crop of Season 14 hopefuls. We were treated to some bad auditions at first, but then we got to see the best New Orleans had to offer. Let’s take a look [...]

American Idol Season 14 Auditions Recap: The Minnesota Standouts

We didn’t get a lot of American Idol 2015 performers during last night’s Idol stop in Minnesota, but there were still some standouts from the unusually small batch. Let’s take a look. Shannon Berthiaume, “House of the Rising Sun.” She’s never really performed in front of people. But she didn’t [...]

American Idol Season 14: The Best Auditions From Week 2

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Hollywood Anderson on American Idol
We’re heading into American Idol 2015‘s third week of auditions and before we get any further, let us back up and recognize the best of the auditions from New York City and Kansas City. Adam Ezegelian, “Born To Be Wild.” This guy has some energy. He is sure to bring [...]

American Idol Season 14 News: Harry Connick Jr Says Idol Is The Real Deal

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Harry Connick Jr on American Idol
American Idol catches a lot of flack. The declining ratings aren’t helping matters, either. But that’s a new problem. What has always been a problem is some people don’t take the show seriously (despite the production of superstars like Kelly Clarkson and Carrie Underwood). Well, American Idol 2015 judge Harry Connick [...]

American Idol Season 14 News: More On The Abbreviated Live Shows

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American Idol 2015 Judges on Season 14 - Source: FOX
As you know, American Idol 2015 schedule’s live shows will happen only once a week this season, and show officials talked more about that this weekend at the Television Critics Association press tour. A lot of questions have been arising about when the results will happen. Even though she didn’t [...]

American Idol Season 14 Auditions Recap: The New York Standouts

It was a special show last night on American Idol fans as former contestant Adam Lambert filled in for Keith Urban. Oh, and there were more great performers hoping to become the winner of American Idol 2015. Let’s take a look at the standouts: Sal Valentinetti, “Fly Me To The [...]

American Idol Season 14 Auditions Recap: More Kansas City Standouts Last Night

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Ellen Petersen performs on American Idol 2015
The American Idol 2015 last night continued its auditions in Kansas City auditions as we got to hear another batch of great Season 14 performers. Let’s take a look at the standouts from the last night in Kansas City. Ron Wilson, “Let’s Get It On.” Well he’s got a lot [...]

American Idol 2015: Adam Lambert Audition Throwback

American Idol runner-up Adam Lambert returns Idol tonight as he fills in for Keith Urban as a season 14 judge. And It looks like he makes quite a nice addition to the panel because he has experienced American Idol from start to finish, unlike the judges. His American Idol 2015 [...]

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