photo: Tyler Golden/NBCThis Wednesday, "The Voice" top 12 were announced on the first publicly voted live results show of Season 4. Well, at least I think it was publicly voted. While it wasn't a huge shock how the four teams ultimately turned out, there were still a couple of surprises. And the biggest surprise was that many of America's votes didn't count at all.Read More »from ‘The Voice’ Live Playoffs Results: Top 12 Revealed, Scandal Averted
- Lyndsey Parker | Reality Rocks – Thu, May 9, 2013 3:11 AM EDT
- Lyndsey Parker | Reality Rocks – Wed, May 8, 2013 6:11 PM EDT
Last night, "The Voice" Season 4 Live Playoffs continued with Team Blake and Team Shakira, and while the overall episode wasn't as strong as Monday's, there were two contestants--Blake's Danielle Bradbery and Shakira's Sasha Allen--who stood out enough to seem like potential winners of this entire season. Maybe Team Adam isn't the team to beat, after all.Read More »from The Voice, The Day After: Season 4, Live Playoffs Pt. 2 Dish
Mariah Carey has been managed by her fellow "American Idol" judge Randy Jackson since 2011, and he reportedly was instrumental in brokering her record-setting $18 million deal to join him at the "Idol" judges' table this year. But Mariah is no longer Randy's star managerial client, a source has confirmed.Read More »from Mariah Carey No Longer Managed by Randy Jackson
- Lyndsey Parker | Reality Rocks – Wed, May 8, 2013 3:57 PM EDT
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 three "Idol" finalists will be singing three songs each: a producers' choice, a judges' choice, and a choice by in-house mentor Jimmy Iovine. So Sarah is going rogue and just serving up her own choice of favorite snack. Enjoy!Read More »from Snackin’ With Sarah Sellers: ‘Idol’ Top 3 Night Viewing Nosh
- Lyndsey Parker | Reality Rocks – Wed, May 8, 2013 2:12 AM EDT
Will Danielle Bradbery lead Team Blake to a third consecutive win?After Adam Levine and Usher's teams competed Monday night in the first Live Playoffs episode of "The Voice" Season 4, on Tuesday it was time for Blake Shelton and Shakira's contestants to give it a go. The episode started off oddly, when Blake took his all-country team to a karaoke club to rehearse, which wasn't exactly the best way to change public belief that all singing shows are basically glorified karaoke. But hey, who wouldn't want to hang out with Blake Shelton at a karaoke bar? That sure sounds like an awesome night out to me.Read More »from ‘The Voice’ Live Playoffs, Pt. 2: Killer Karaoke Night With Blake & Shakira
- Lyndsey Parker | Reality Rocks – Tue, May 7, 2013 5:28 PM EDT
Last night, "The Voice" Season 4 Live Playoffs commenced with Team Adam and Team Usher, and Adam Levine proved he still has the team to beat. While Adam's contestants performed well--and (this is important) performed songs that made sense for their individual styles--Usher's contestants mostly floundered, as they were sabotaged by song choices that were either overly challenging (Muse, Whitney Houston) or just playing boring (Phil Collins???). Only Michelle Chamuel stood out as a top contender and Team Usher's real hope.Read More »from The Voice, The Day After: Season 4, Live Playoffs Pt. 1 Dish
- Lyndsey Parker | Reality Rocks – Tue, May 7, 2013 1:44 AM EDT
Michelle Chamuel is Team Usher's only standout"The Voice" Season 4 finally went live this week, as the contestants competed for the public vote and for coveted spots in the top 12 semifinals. Once the show is down to that all-important top 12, team quotas will no longer matter, and it'll be every singer for him- or herself. But this week, such quotas still applied. And the members of one of the teams were probably very relieved that that was the case, because they would have been screwed otherwise.
So this week, three contestants from each team will ultimately advance: two voted through by America, and one saved by each coach. On Monday, it was time for the eight contestants comprising Team Adam and Team Usher to compete, and honestly, Adam Levine made Usher look like a chump.Read More »from ‘The Voice’ Live Playoffs, Pt. 1: Adam Has the A-Team, Usher is Against All Odds
- Lyndsey Parker | Reality Rocks – Mon, May 6, 2013 5:16 PM EDT
Crystal Bowersox with Brian Walker at South By Southwest 2011In sad "American Idol" news, Season 9 runner-up Crystal Bowersox has revealed, via People magazine, that she is splitting from her husband, fellow folk-rock musician Brian Walker.
"After two and a half years, we have decided to end our marriage," the couple told People in a statement Monday. "The friendship and love which brought us together remains strong, and we will continue to support each other in our careers and personal lives. We are hopeful that people will be respectful of our privacy as we face this emotional and challenging time for our family."Read More »from No More “Walkersox”: Crystal Bowersox Splits From Husband Brian Walker
- Lyndsey Parker | Reality Rocks – Mon, May 6, 2013 12:15 PM EDT
This news was first revealed in a Sunday press release issued by the University of Wisconsin, Eau Claire; the Season 11 winner was set to perform with special guest Gin Wigmore on the campus tonight (Monday, May 6). But that concert and eight others--including a show in Dublin, Ireland--have been scrapped for now.
"Hey guys, due to doctor's orders I have to reschedule my last tour dates," Phillip tweeted on Monday morning, confirming the university's report."They will be rescheduled! Looking forward to seeing you on Mayer!"Read More »from Phillip Phillips Postpones Spring Tour Due to Ill Health
- Lyndsey Parker | Reality Rocks – Fri, May 3, 2013 6:35 PM EDT
Last night on "American Idol," Amber Holcomb went home in fourth place. This was not a huge surprise, but today, my "The Day After" co-host Matt Whitfield and I still have much to discuss: the welcome return of David Cook and Constantine Maroulis, the less-welcome return of will.i.am, the rumors of Harry Connick Jr. possibly joining the "Idol" judging panel, and what's next for the finale three girls. Enjoy the "Idol" chatter!Read More »from American Idol, The Day After: Top 4 Redux Results Dish
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