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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 Top 5 Performance Recap: Ladies Night

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Kree Harrison
It’s the American Idol 2013 Top 5 and it’s all girls! Tonight the girls are taking on songs by divas and songs from their birth years. It looks like it’s going to be kind of a ballad-y night, but there might be a few up-tempo moments, so stay with us! [...]




Nigel Lythgoe: American Idol 2013 Judges Lack ‘Good Chemistry’

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American Idol Executive Producer Nigel Lythgoe has spoken out on the declining ratings of American Idol 2013 and he’s not placing any of the blame on the lack of hot guys for the young female demographic to get behind. It’s all about the judges, he says. “I don’t think we [...]




American Idol 2013: What Should The Top 5 Sing?

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The American Idol 2013 Top 5 themes are hush-hush for some reason this week. Candice Glover even tweeted “Okay so there will be no hint this week. Thank uncle Nigel haha.” Weird. However, earlier in the week, Janelle Arthur tweeted about doing songs by divas and that seems to be [...]




American Idol 2013: Top 5 Twitter Round-Up

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The American Idol 2013 Top 5, which as we know, is composed of all girls this season, have been tweeting up a storm since making in the coveted final five spot. We got an inside look at what the girls have been up to since last week. Ford Video: Amber Holcomb [...]




American Idol 2013 Top 5: Now Who Has What It Takes To Win?

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American Idol 2013 Top 5
For the first time since I started doing this post each week, a new person moves into the top spot of who I think has what it takes to win American Idol 2013. For the past five weeks, it’s been all Angie Miller, all the time. And I’ve been watching [...]




American Idol 2013: Lazaro Arbos’ Best Moments

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Lazaro Arbos had a long and solid run on American Idol 2013. Some might even say he outstayed his welcome. But that’s all over now as we said goodbye to him tonight. Fans have been split on the sweet 21-year-old from Florida for the past several weeks because while he [...]




American Idol 2013: Kree Harrison Sings ‘Help Me Make It Through The Night’

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Kree Harrison continued to be a front-runner on American Idol 2013 Wednesday night when she shined during both of her songs. While she was great during both numbers, it was her version of Kris Kristofferson’s “Help Me Make It Through The Night” that had people reeling. The vocals on the [...]




Candice Glover Wows With ‘Lovesong’ On American Idol 2013

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Last night on American Idol 2013, the contestants sang two songs each and Candice Glover was the only contestant to have two perfect performances. Among those two was her version of “Lovesong” by The Cure. Randy called it the best performance in 12 seasons. While I’m not sure about that, [...]




Angie Miller Delivers ‘Love Came Down’ On American Idol 2013

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This week on American Idol 2013, Angie Miller gave two more Top 3-worthy performances and the one that really had people on their feet was her version of ”Love Came Down” by Kari Jobe. The performance also found her back at her piano where she belongs. Everyone seems to prefer Angie [...]




Top 6 Week: Who Is Going Home On American Idol 2013?

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Last night on American Idol 2013 the Top 6 sang two songs each and the judges were in love with Amber Holcomb and really let Lazaro Arbos have it. What’s really interesting about that is, it’s probably going to have opposite effects on the voting results tonight. I’m not saying [...]




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