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 2013: Amber Holcomb’s Best Moments

Amber Holcomb on American Idol 2013
American Idol 2013 producer’s and judges’ plan to push Amber Holcomb to the top of the Season 12 heap fell through Thursday night when the 21-year-old 18-year-old from Houston, Texas, was sent home, just missing a spot in the Top 3. Amber was definitely the underdog the entire season as [...]

Kree Harrison Performs On American Idol 2013 Top 4 (VIDEOS)

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Kree Harrison caught some criticism last week on American Idol 2013 when she didn’t connect to with audience so that was one of her main goals for this Top 4 week redux. And I think she pulled it off. Nicki Minaj was happy to have her “Kreedom” back and I [...]

Candice Glover’s Top 4 American Idol 2013 Performances (VIDEOS)

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Last night on American Idol 2013, the Top 4 girls had a do-over of sorts and no one took advantage of the do-over quite like Candice Glover. She caught a lot of flack last week, but this week it was all praise and sparkles from the judging panel. I think [...]

Top 4 Week (Again): Who Is Going Home On American Idol 2013?

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Last week on American Idol 2013, we said goodbye to no one, but tonight someone will be packing their bags ahead of the Top 3 hometown visits. And it’s seriously anyone’s game at this point. The judges and contestants themselves have messed with all of our minds so it’s hard [...]

American Idol 2013 Top 4 Performances Live Recap: Final Four Girls Do It Again

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It’s not deja vu, but it feels like it because the American Idol 2013 Top 4 are again taking the stage to sing for your votes, America. Tonight, they’ll be singing two songs each again and then they’ll be doing a group song at the end. Tonight’s themes are Then [...]

Jennifer Lopez Returning To American Idol!

Jennifer Lopez on American Idol
Former American Idol judge Jennifer Lopez will be joining American Idol 2013, but for one night only. According to E! Online, the diva has confirmed that she will be performing during the season 12 finale. There’s no word on which night she’ll be performing. The two-night event is scheduled for [...]

American Idol 2013: Top 4 (Redux) Song Spoilers

This week the American Idol 2013 Top 4 will again take to the Idol stage with two songs each. This week’s theme is “Then and Now.” That means standards and songs from 2013. I’d normally be suggesting what I think the Top 4 should be singing this week, but since [...]

American Idol 2013: Dear Producers And Judges: Stop The Manipulation (Op-Ed)

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I’ve been covering American Idol for the past four seasons and I’ve been watching since Season 4. I might not be an expert, but I’m pretty well-versed on all things American Idol. So last week in my American Idol 2013 Top 4 performance show recap when I said I’ve never [...]

American Idol 2013 Top 4 (Again): Who Has What It Takes To Win Now?

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After this week’s American Idol 2013 performance show and the judges’ complete overzealous worship of Amber Holcomb, I thought my finale predictions last week were off base. But after seeing last night’s results, I’ve regained my confidence. See, last week, I predicted Kree and Angie in the top and Amber [...]

American Idol 2013 Top 4 Twist: Twitter Reacts

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Tonight on American Idol 2013, a twist was unleashed on the show which resulted in no one going home. So Candice, Kree, Amber and Angie are all still in the game. OK, so that’s not so much a twist as it is the judges refused to use their save so [...]

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