Phil-Phil and Jessica at twenty paces

Quick and sweet tonight: Jessica and Phil will face off next week, while Joshua spends the week reviewing documents from Interscope Records. Adam was terrific…. he added a couple of extra competition glory notes to his new single, winking at the judges after he did them. Lisa Marie was weirdly cool, and I kinda like … Continue reading Phil-Phil and Jessica at twenty paces

Final three perform

The contestants will sing three songs each tonight, and there will be three homecoming segments. The first round is judges choice, second round contestant choice, and the third round Jimmy’s choice. I’m curious about Jimmy’s picks more than anything else. He picked some wonky songs for the kids last year, not so much bad songs … Continue reading Final three perform

A look at “The Voice”

I watched The Voice last night, for the first time. Here’s my take on the show, and how I compare it to Idol: What I Like About the Voice - By far the largest advantage The Voice has over Idol is its panelists. Idol has three formidable stars who aren’t by nature suited for the … Continue reading A look at “The Voice”

And then there were three

Hollie couldn’t avoid the axe again, and her unlikely run to the top four ended tonight. I’m dry eyed at her ouster, with no angst or anger. It was her time to go. Hell, it was her time to go a month ago, but I’m glad she got the chance to show us what she’s … Continue reading And then there were three

Final four perform

Two songs each, one duet for each, and one group song. Plenty of drama to deal with: - Will Phil rebound after a bad week? - Will Hollie regress after a good week? - Will Joshua get his 38th standing ovation from the judges? - Will Jessica get her first? One very undramatic thing; who is … Continue reading Final four perform

And then there were four

Of the five contestants left Skylar is the one who least needed to win, so losing her now isn’t as big a bummer for her as it will be for her fans. I’d be surprised if Jimmy doesn’t already have a contract made it up for her, a contract that he’s been carrying around for … Continue reading And then there were four

Final five perform

Two songs from each contestant again; one British song and one from the 1960s. There will be a couple of group numbers tossed in the mix as well. Silvio (Little Steven) is the mentor. There is a rumor going around that Hollie will sing both of her songs from the hard chairs to save her … Continue reading Final five perform

And then there were five

The show, quickly: The lead singer of the Queen tribute group… is it me or did he look (and sound) like a cross between Freddy Mercury and George Thorogood? That song is bad to the bone… Brian May and Roger Taylor are still really, really good; maybe as good as they were at their peak. … Continue reading And then there were five

Final 6 Perform

Ryan is sick as a dog tonight. There was talk that Nigel might have to fill in for him as the host, but he managed to get through it. According to the source they have buckets set up all over the stage area, just in case. The contestants sing two again tonight; one from Queen … Continue reading Final 6 Perform

And then there were six

Right at the top of the show they flashed a sign on the screen that said “Another results shocker on Idol”. With Hollie and Elise already in the bottom three, that last group of three had to be where the loser was coming from. Jessica was sent to safety first, which pretty much wrote Colton’s … Continue reading And then there were six