Sarah Sellers [photo: Justin Goode]Season 10 "American Idol" alum and cool food blogger Sarah Sellers has been posting her viewing-party snack recipes in Reality Rocks for two "Idol" seasons now, and she's back this year to get your mouth watering every night of Season 12. Tonight, the top eight finalists will tackle the music of Motown, so Sarah is paying tribute to Motor City with her "own spin on a hodgepodge of Detroit staples: Italian, soul food, and all-American classics." Enjoy!Read More »from Snackin’ With Sarah Sellers: ‘Idol’ Top 8 Night Viewing Nosh
- Lyndsey Parker | Reality Rocks – Wed, Mar 27, 2013 2:57 PM EDT
- Lyndsey Parker | Reality Rocks – Tue, Mar 26, 2013 9:05 PM EDT
"Idol" alum Jon Peter Lewis returns to TV in Midas WhaleSeveral "American Idol" contestants have crossed over to the "The Voice" in the past, most notably Frenchie Davis and Jamar Rogers. But on Tuesday night, the first actual former "Idol" top 10 finalist competed on "The Voice," and he was so fantastic, I hope he goes a lot farther this time.Read More »from ‘The Voice’ Season 4, Episode 2: The Pen Salesman Of ‘Idol’ Returns!
Last night, "The Voice" Season 4 premiered with two new coaches, Shakira and Usher, sitting in for Christina Aguilera and Cee Lo Green--but it was still the same old show we all know and love. There was fantastic, fun judge chemistry (something "American Idol" and "The X Factor" could use a LOT more of), quite a few impressive auditions...basically, all the right buttons were pushed, so to speak. You know, it's amazing how much I missed this show, even though it had only been off the air for three months.
So, did my "The Day After" cohost, Matt Whitfield, enjoy this week's "Voice" premiere as much as I did? Watch us talk about last night's coaches and contestants in our first chatfest of this season to find out!Read More »from The Voice, The Day After: Season 4 Premiere Dish
- Lyndsey Parker | Reality Rocks – Mon, Mar 25, 2013 10:01 PM EDT
photo: NBC"The Voice" Season 4 premiered this Monday, with new cast members Shakira and Usher replacing on-hiatus regulars Christina Aguilera and Cee Lo Green--and let me tell you, these newbie coaches came to compete. And they came to win. Just one example of their shrewd gameplay: Even old-school-judges Adam Levine and Blake Shelton were impressed by Shakira's advanced poker-face technique, when she managed to register zero reaction as she turned her chair for one particularly surprising contestant. And the usually fiery singer's ability to play it cool totally paid off in the end.Read More »from ‘The Voice’ Season 4 Premiere: Shakira & Usher Come To Compete
- Lyndsey Parker | Reality Rocks – Mon, Mar 25, 2013 4:42 PM EDT
photo: Michael Becker/FoxIt has been glaringly obvious throughout Season 12 that the "American Idol" powers-that-be want a girl to win this year, and so far things have been going according to plan, with the first two castoffs of the top 10 being male contestants: Paul Jolley and Curtis Finch Jr. Only three boys remain in the game--Lazaro Arbos, Burnell Taylor, and Devin Velez--and Devin has already been in the bottom three for two weeks in row, so it seems like he may be the next to go.
So when judge Nicki Minaj participated in a press conference call Monday afternoon (phoning in almost a half-hour late, presumably because she got "stuck in traffic" again), naturally one intrepid reporter asked her if there was any chance that a boy could win "Idol" this year. Her answer, in her typically (some might say refreshingly) blunt manner? "NO."Read More »from Nicki Minaj Says There’s No Chance A Boy Will Win ‘Idol’ This Year
Last night on "American Idol," Paul Jolley went home in ninth place--which was not that huge of a shock, but it was a notable result because it officially marked the end of the "WGWG" reign on "Idol." Yep, it's the end of an era, y'all.
Today, my "The Day After" cohost Matt Whitfield and I discuss Paul's downfall; last night's results-show performances by alums Casey Abrams and Jessica Sanchez; and frankly, how Casey and Jessica's appearances made us pine for more exciting "Idol" seasons past. Check out our latest chatfest, and feel free to join the discussion on the message board below.Read More »from American Idol, The Day After: Top 9 Results Dish
- Lyndsey Parker | Reality Rocks – Fri, Mar 22, 2013 7:30 PM EDT
photo: Kristen (Jower-Ho) ShafferJessica Sanchez is a petite girl who's about to have a very big 2013. The Season 11 "American Idol" runner-up just released her first single, an uptempo duet with R&B superstar Ne-Yo titled "Tonight," and she performed it on "Idol's" top nine results show to major fanfare. Her debut album, Me, You & The Music, is finally set for an April 30 release, and this May, the 17-year-old babydiva will join the cast of "Glee" for this season's final three episodes, portraying a powerhouse singer at a rival school--clearly a role she was born to play.Read More »from Jessica Sanchez Gives First Online Performance Of “Tonight” At Yahoo!
- Lyndsey Parker | Reality Rocks – Thu, Mar 21, 2013 9:36 PM EDT
Early in Thursday's "American Idol" top nine results show, Ryan Seacrest presented contestant Paul Jolley with a framed certificate declaring March 16 "Paul Jolley Day" in Paul's hometown of Palmersville, Tennessee--right before ruining Paul's current day by informing him that he was in the bottom three. Poor Paul then had to drag that plaque all the way to his stool of shame. This wasn't quite as cruel a bait-and-switch as the one Ryan pulled on Chris Daughtry or Michael Johns the nights those contestants went home, but still, it wasn't very nice.
And now Paul's going to have to haul that heavy wall-hanging all the way back to Palmersville, because he was eliminated in ninth place this week. However, he took the news admirably well, declaring, "Hey, I have my own day! I think that's pretty great, right?" So Jolley stayed jolly till the very end. Good for him.Read More »from ‘American Idol’ Top 9 Results: Got To Get You Out Of My Life
- Lyndsey Parker | Reality Rocks – Thu, Mar 21, 2013 6:24 PM EDT
Last night, the "American Idol" top nine sang the songs of Lennon & McCartney, but many of the contestants disappointingly revealed that they were largely unfamiliar with the Beatles' catalog--even with "Idol" staple songs like "Let It Be." Equally disappointing--to me, at least--was the fact that my boy Charlie Askew didn't win the singoff to be the 11th bonus contestant on this summer's "Idol" concert tour, instead losing out to Aubrey Cleland. Um, how did that happen?
Yes, these are trying times for an "Idol" fan like myself. Thankfully, I get by with a little help from my friend: my "The Day After" cohost, Matt Whitfield. Watch me and Matt talk about Charlie, "Idol's" quickly shifting demographics, last night's performances, and a little band called THE BEATLES, all in our latest chatfest.Read More »from American Idol, The Day After: Top 9 Performances Dish
- Lyndsey Parker | Reality Rocks – Thu, Mar 21, 2013 5:25 PM EDT
Season 10's Sarah Sellers [photo: Justin Goode]Season 10 "American Idol" alum and cool food blogger Sarah Sellers has been posting her viewing-party snack recipes in Reality Rocks for two "Idol" seasons now, and she's back this year to get your mouth watering every night of Season 12.
This week, the top nine finalists tackled the catalog of Lennon & McCartney, so for tonight's results show, Sarah is paying homage to the two Beatles' roots with an easy tart recipe, in honor of the British and their love of all things sweet. Brilliant!Read More »from Snackin’ With Sarah Sellers: ‘Idol’ Top 9 Results Nosh
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