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 Season 14 Recap: Top 12 Girls Take The Stage

Lovey James performs on American Idol 2015
The Top 12 girls took the American Idol 2015 stage via the historic Fillmore Theater in Detroit and there were some clear standouts and a few duds. So needless to say, the season is right on track. Hopefully the duds will get weeded out next week and we can have [...]

American Idol 2015: Top 24 Guys Performances [VIDEOS]

Adam Ezegelian performs in American Idol 2015's Top 24
Only eight of the American Idol Top 24 guys will make it through tonight’s performance round while all twelve will perform one last time as a whole for your votes. American Idol judges Harry Connick Jr., Keith Urban, and Jennifer Lopez are on hand to give their critiques, but the [...]

American Idol 2015 Top 24: Who Has What It Takes To Win Season 14?

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The American Idol 2015 Top 24 are set to take the live stage this week, and if you really look hard, you’ll notice that most of the Top 24 come in pairs. Let me explain. There seem to be two of every type of artist (Daniel/Trevor, Clark/Michael, Adanna/Loren, etc). So [...]

American Idol Season 14 Showcase Week Recap: Final 12 Spots Of Top 24 Are Filled

The American Idol 2015 Top 24 was made complete last night as the Showcase Round came to a close. The final 12 spots were filled and we now know who will be singing for our votes next week. Let’s take a look back at how the final night of the [...]

American Idol Season 14 Showcase Week Recap: Contestants Face The Final Judgment

American Idol 2015 Showcase Week kicked off Wednesday night as Season 14 Top 48 contestants took to the House of Blues stage to perform for the judges and a live audience. We also got to see half of the Top 24 get chosen and there were some interesting choices. Let’s take [...]

American Idol Season 14 Hollywood Week Recap: The Solo Rounds

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American Idol 2015‘s Hollywood rounds wrapped up Thursday night with the solo rounds and the finalization of the Top 48. At first I was excited because the episode was playing out like a regular performance show. I was all ready to recap each performance and grade each one. And then [...]

American Idol Season 14 Hollywood Week Recap: The Dreaded Group Rounds

Cody Fry on American Idol 2015
The American Idol 2015 Hollywood Week group rounds came to a close last night and I am thrilled. The group rounds are so hard to recap because everything goes so fast and you don’t know all the names of the people and maybe not the songs they’re singing. So I [...]

American Idol Season 14 Hollywood Week Recap: Part 2 Is A Jumbled, But Fun Mess

Dear American Idol 2015: Fire your editors. No really, the second episode of Hollywood Week Thursday night was so hard to follow that I wanted to scream. It was hard enough just to follow what was going on as a viewer, so imagine my struggle as someone trying to write a [...]

American Idol Season 14 Hollywood Week Recap: Standouts Take The Stage

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Hollywood Week kicked off last night on American Idol 2015 and we saw something a little new this season when the judges dropped a surprise on the contestants. The starts with the group all together for an announcement from the judges. The judges tell them that they want to hear a select [...]

American Idol News: Carrie Underwood Discusses Pregnancy

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Carrie Underwood on The Tonight Show - Source: NBC
American Idol winner Carrie Underwood is just a few months away from giving birth to her first child, a son, and the country starlet has shared some details with People Magazine. “We don’t have a baby name. We need to lock that down here pretty soon,” Carrie told People. “We joke [...]

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