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 2016: Who Should Be The Top 14?

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This week on American Idol 2016 we will find out who the Top 14 are based on …… There are already some spoilers floating around out there and some of them are hard to believe, so right now I’m going to pretend like they don’t exist for two reasons: 1) [...]

Is American Idol Really Over? 5 Ideas To Keep Idol Alive

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American Idol 2016 has officially been deemed the farewell season, but there has already been speculation about whether the show is going to be gone for good. “I think you never really know if it will be the last season,” judge Jennifer Lopez has already teased. Fellow judge Keith Urban also [...]

American Idol Recap: Showcase Round & Top 24 Results

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Thomas Stringfellow performs on American Idol 2016
Say goodbye to the Top 51 contestants and hello to American Idol Top 24 tonight as the results are revealed during the tense Green Mile final judgment. Hollywood week has ended and tonight we’re watching as the remaining fifty plus singers perform full songs before a crowded audience, giving them [...]

American Idol Recap: Hollywood Week Round 3 – Final Solos

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Olivia Rox performs her solo on American Idol
American Idol 2016 continues last night as the Judges and viewers returned to Hollywood Week for the third and final round with yet even more deep cuts from the roster of contestants. We’ve watched the list of nearly two hundred singers be whittled down to less than a hundred and [...]

American Idol 2016 Predictions: How Will The Season Play Out? [SPOILERS]

Gianna Isabella auditions in Philadelphia
I’ve always considered myself a bit intuitive, and I always like to make my own private American Idol predictions (I picked Phillip Phillips to win at Top 24), so I thought it would be fun to actually share them this season. And while doing so, invite you to make your [...]

American Idol 2016: The Best Of Hollywood Week (So Far)

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Trent Harmon on American Idol 2016 Hollywood Week
This week on American Idol 2016 we saw all the nerves and all the drama of Hollywood Week, but we also so some great performances during the solo and group rounds. Let’s take a look back at the Top 5 best performances from American Idol 2016 Hollywood Week from this [...]

American Idol Recap: Hollywood Week Round 1 – Solos

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American Idol Judges at Hollywood Week
Welcome to Hollywood! It’s time for the second phase of American Idol in last night’s episode as hundreds of Golden Ticket holders arrived with big dreams and hopes of making it on to the next round. While hundreds arrived only fifty-one of the very best would survive the week of [...]

American Idol 2016 Auditions: Best Of Week 3

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AMERICAN IDOL: Mackenzie Bourg performs in front of the Judges on AMERICAN IDOL airing Wednesday, Jan. 20 (8:00-9:00 PM ET/PT) on FOX. © 2016 Fox Broadcasting Co. Cr: Craig Blankenhorn / FOX.
Last night on American Idol 2016 we saw the last audition ever. And it was a good one. Was it good enough to make the list of the best auditions from week 3? Read on to find out. Before we get into the list, it has to be said that [...]

American Idol 2016 Recap: Judges Return To San Francisco & Philly

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American Idol auditions on the Farewell Season
Judges, Golden Tickets, and American Idol Hopefuls came together last night in San Francisco and Philadelphia in the second to last audition episode of Season 15 and the series. We’ve seen a lot of great talent come from these cities so far so the bar has been set high and [...]

American Idol 2016: What Would Make The Final Season Great [Op-Ed]

It’s kind of hard to believe that this is the final season of American Idol. Year after year, Fox pushed and pushed this show and year after year millions of fans watched. But the show has seemingly run its course and nothing the producers come up with have been able [...]

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