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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Did Kelly Clarkson Help Trent Harmon Win American Idol?

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AMERICAN IDOL: Top 10: L-R: Judges Keith Urban, Jennifer Lopez, guest judge and Season 1 winner Kelly Clarkson, and judge Harry Connick Jr. on AMERICAN IDOL airing Thursday, Feb. 25 (8:00-10:00 PM ET/PT) on FOX. © 2016 FOX Broadcasting Co. Cr: Ray Mickshaw/ FOX.
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Sure Kelly Clarkson put all of her support behind La’Porsha Renae to win American Idol 2016, but there’s now some speculation that may have backfired, helping catapult Trent Harmon into the winner’s circle. “In a strange way, I might need to shake Kelly’s hand because it made my supporters really [...]

Kelly Clarkson Gives Birth To Baby Boy

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Kelly Clarkson performs "Piece by Piece" on American Idol 2016
American Idol’s first winner has given birth to a baby boy. So What did Kelly Clarkson name her baby? Remington Alexander, according to Kelly’s Twitter. “Our little baby boy has arrived,” Clarkson wrote on Twitter. “Remington Alexander Blackstock was born 4/12/16 & he is healthy & we couldn’t be happier or [...]

Ranking The American Idol Winners’ Songs

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Trent Harmon crowned winner of American Idol 2016 - 01
Upon winning American Idol 2016, Trent Harmon’s first single “Falling” peaked at No. 3 on the iTunes charts and it’s still on the charts and available for download. No. 3 is a pretty solid showing for an Idol coronation song. As we know, in Idol’s 15 seasons, some winners’ songs have [...]

Trent Harmon: ‘I Did Not Ever Expect To Win’ American Idol 2016

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Trent Harmon sings on American Idol
It’s been five days since Trent Harmon won the final season of American Idol and the soulful Mississippi has had some time to let the win sink in. He’s been making the talk show and interview rounds, where he’s talking about his win, his life and future and singing his [...]

American Idol 2016: Trent Harmon Performs ‘Falling’ On Live With Kelly & Michael [Video]

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American Idol 2016 winner Trent Harmon has been making the rounds as he performed the national anthem Saturday at the Manny Pacquiao vs Timothy Bradley Jr. fight in Las Vegas, and today he stopped by the Live with Kelly and Michael show in New York City to perform his new [...]

American Idol 2016 Season Review: An End Of An Era or A Great Marketing Ploy?

American Idol 2016 season finale
I don’t want to say I told you so, but I told you so. I predicted Trent Harmon would win American Idol 2016 on February 2. People called me crazy. People called me sexist. People scoffed in general. Other blogs didn’t even predict Trent to make it to the finale. [...]

Top 10 Performances Of American Idol 2016

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La'Porsha Renae and Trent Harmon perform on American Idol 2016. (Fox)
American Idol has officially come to a close. Trent Harmon was crowned the winner and Fox is probably already planning American Idol The Comeback! But before we get ahead of ourselves, let’s stop and look back at a pretty solid season. From the editing to the contestants, American Idol 2016 was actually [...]

American Idol 2016 Final 2 Report Card

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Idol's Final Two contestants Trent & La'Porsha
Tonight a new American Idol will be crowned, but before we get to the finale, we’ve to to take a look back at last night’s performances. So how did Trent Harmon and La’Porsha Renae do? Let’s take a look. American Idol 2016 Final 2 Report Card Trent Harmon, “Falling.” Trent [...]

American Idol Recap: Final Night Of Performances As Top 3 Take The Stage

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American Idol 2016 Final Night of Performances
We’re ready to watch the last three contestants deliver the very last night of performances as the Top 3 take the stage to sing their hearts out and await the results of your decision with one more walking off the stage before tomorrow night’s finale. Everyone is set to perform [...]

American Idol Retrospective: Our Favorite Performances of All Time!

Adam Lambert on American Idol - Source: FOX/YouTube
American Idol 2014 is about to end, possibly forever, and in honor of the finale week for season 15, we decided to take a look back at some of our favorite performances of all time on the show. We aren’t going to include anything from this season as we don’t want [...]

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