Candice wins! [photo: Matt Sayles/Invision/AP]The third time was the charm for Candice Glover on "American Idol." After trying out for the show twice before (and getting cut in Season 9's Hollywood Week and Season 11's Vegas Week), the 23-year-old South Carolina soulstress was crowned the new "Idol" champion this Thursday, on Season 12's finale.Read More »from And the Season 12 ‘American Idol’ Winner is…
Blog Posts by Lyndsey Parker
- Lyndsey Parker | Reality Rocks – Thu, May 16, 2013 5:36 PM EDT
Last night on "American Idol," Kree Harrison and Candice Glover competed for the Season 12 crown, and it was probably the least exciting top two performance show in "Idol" history. (Unsurprisingly, it was also the lowest-rated.) From uninspired song selections to coronation songs that made "No Boundaries" sound good, this final showdown was, for the most part, a letdown.Read More »from American Idol, The Day After: Season 12 Finale Pt. 1 Dish
- Lyndsey Parker | Reality Rocks – Thu, May 16, 2013 4:12 AM EDT
After an underwhelming and ballad-heavy top two "American Idol" showdown Wednesday night, Fox aired a new episode of Nigel Lythgoe's other talent show, "So You Think You Can Dance" — and this is when the network thankfully picked up the pace.
The show, now in its 10th season, held auditions for the first time in Detroit, and Wednesday's Motor City movers really revved up the sex appeal. There was a troupe of actual exotic male dancers, an abs challenge, a "jittin" dancer who practically gave judge Mary Murphy a lap-dance, and a smooth tap-dancing showman who could be this year's breakout heartthrob.Read More »from ‘So You Think You Can Dance’ Premiere, Pt. 2: Detroit Rock Jitty
- Lyndsey Parker | Reality Rocks – Thu, May 16, 2013 3:18 AM EDT
Keith says he'll miss Randy most of all [photo: Jeffrey Mayer/WireImage]Backstage at night one of this season's "American Idol" finale, judge Keith Urban spoke to the press, and he was asked to recall his most moving moment of Season 12. Was it Kree Harrison's homecoming? Lazaro Arbos's audition? Angie Miller's Boston tribute?
"Hearing that Randy [Jackson] was leaving," Keith answered. When reporters chuckled, Keith added, "It's true!"Read More »from Keith Urban Reveals His Surprising “Most Moving Moment” of ‘Idol’ Season 12
Who will prevail? [photo Michael Becker/Fox]On Wednesday night, Kree Harrison and Candice Glover competed on the final performance show of "American Idol" Season 12, in a battle of what Ryan Seacrest rather uncreatively called "Country vs. Soul." (Really, Ryan? That's all you could come up with? Season 8's "Guy-Next-Door vs. Guyliner" had a better ring to it.)
Historically, this was the first girl-vs.-girl "Idol" finale showdown since Fantasia Barrino and Diana DeGarmo in Season 3. Was it as exciting as that finale? Well, Season 3 was nine long years ago, so my memory is fuzzier than one of Nicki Minaj's wigs…but in a word, no. No, it was not.Read More »from ‘American Idol’ Top 2 Showdown: Girl Power?
- Lyndsey Parker | Reality Rocks – Wed, May 15, 2013 5:32 PM EDT
But fear not: Jon Peter Lewis and Ryan Hayes have launched a Kickstarter campaign to fund their post-"Voice" debut album. And to whet your appetite for all things Whale, they've released an acoustic performance of their Byrds-y, Everly Brothers-esque original, "Bright and Early."Read More »from Midas Whale Release “Bright and Early,” Kick Off Kickstarter Campaign
On last night's top 12 "Voice" results show, Vedo went home — as I'd predicted — and so did Garrett Gardner, as many Reality Rocks readers predicted. (Congrats, readers.) Neither elimination was a huge surprise, although I was a little sad to see Garrett and his lip-ring go through the (w)ringer this soon.Read More »from The Voice, The Day After: Top 12 Results Dish
- Lyndsey Parker | Reality Rocks – Wed, May 15, 2013 1:05 PM EDT
Sarah Sellers in Season 10"American Idol" alum and cool food blogger Sarah Sellers has been posting her viewing-party snack recipes in Reality Rocks ever since she was unjustly eliminated in Season 10, and this year she returned to get your mouth watering on every Wednesday and Thursday night, providing much-needed comfort food during a very tumultuous Season 12.
This week, "Idol" Season 12 finally comes to a close, so Sarah is going all out, with a double-dose of deliciousness for your finale viewing-party feast. Get inspired by her hearty recipe ideas below, and she'll be back in Season 13 with more food for thought!Read More »from Snackin’ With Sarah Sellers: ‘Idol’ Season 12 Finale Viewing Party Nosh
- Lyndsey Parker | Reality Rocks – Tue, May 14, 2013 10:41 PM EDT
Vedo and Garrett Gardner leave "The Voice"The first two top 12 finalists to be voted off by America said goodbye to "The Voice" this Tuesday, and it can be argued that both singers were the victims of questionable song choices by their respective coaches. I'll cut both of those coaches some slack, since they were the two newbies, Usher and Shakira, who are still learning how to play the game. But hopefully they'll make wiser choices for their remaining contestants on future shows.Read More »from ‘The Voice’ Top 12 Results: The Rookie Coaches’ Rough Night
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