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 2015 Top 9 Power Rankings

After last week’s American Idol 2015 double elimination of Adanna Duru and Maddie Walker, we’re now down to single digits and the Power Rankings should become a little more obvious. Let’s take a look at where we’re thinking the contestants might stand now as we head into Top 8 Week. [...]

American Idol 2015: Top 9 Performances Recap [VIDEO]

Clark Beckham performs on American Idol 2015
Top 9 hit the American Idol 2015 stage tonight on FOX when your votes decide not one, but two more eliminations and the remaining contestants are vying for your support. Prepare for a return to the 80′s with your American Idol Hopefuls. This week’s American Idol theme is set in [...]

American Idol 2015: What Should The Top 11 Sing?

It’s American Idol 2015 Top 11 week all over again, except there’s a new theme (thankfully!) and only nine of the Top 11 will actually perform their songs from the 1980s. But here we are again, making song suggestions for all 11 because this is the new way of life [...]

American Idol 2015 Top 11 Power Rankings Redux

The American Idol 2015 saved was used on Qaasim Middleton last week (and for the record I had him second-to-last last week so I was very close in my rankings), so that means we’re again looking at a Top 11 Power Rankings. Remember, however, that there will be two eliminated this [...]

American Idol Season 14 Top 10 Performance Show Recap: Judges Use The Save

It was movie week on American Idol 2015 and despite a very sleepy night, it ended in excitement as the judges, maybe prematurely, used their one save of the season. Let’s take a look back at the performances from the night. As always, I’ll be reviewing each performance and assigning [...]

American Idol 2015: What Should The Top 10 Sing?

American Idol 2015's Top 11 contestants
Even though only the Top 10 of the American Idol 2015 contestants will perform, this new elimination method leaves me with picking songs for all of the Top 11. And with Maddie Walker sick, who knows what will happen. But the show and blog must go on, so lets take [...]

American Idol 2015 Top 11 Power Rankings

American Idol 2015's Top 11 contestants
  The American Idol 2015 contestants are all on a level playing field now as the guys and girls are one. So this is the first time I’ve had to rank them combined. So this is going to be interesting for sure! 1. Jax. I think Jax remains high on [...]

American Idol Season 14 Recap: The Top 11 Perform And One Goes Home

Tyanna Jones performs
American Idol 2015’s second night of performances gave us some strong numbers and some somewhat surprising results after America’s votes. Let’s take a look back at the performances from last night. As always, I’ll be recapping each performance and assigning the grade I think each one deserves. Rayvon Owen, “Burn.” [...]

American Idol 2015: Top 12 Performances Recap [VIDEO]

Sarina-Joi Crowe performs on American Idol 2015
The American Idol Top 12 hit the stage tonight as host Ryan Seacrest reveals the results and you vote again for your favorite Idol contestants to move on to the next round as four are eliminated tonight. Taped in advance, the results of tonight’s American Idol 2015 episode are already [...]

American Idol 2015: Top 16 Power Rankings

Tyanna Jones performs in Top 16
A somewhat surprising American Idol 2015 Top 16 took to the stage last week and it became clear fast that not all of America’ s choices were right. So even though America is voting oddly, I’m back again for a new set of American Idol Season 14 Power Rankings. I’m [...]

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