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'American Idol' Season 13 recap: Jessica Meuse and C.J. Harris Refuse to Come Alive for Top 6

American Idol got a little bit country and a little bit rock 'n' roll and a little bit of Grumpy Cat last night for its top six performances. For the first time, each of the remaining contestants performed two songs a piece. The first half of the ...

'American Idol' Season 13 Recap: Dexter Roberts Exits Stage Left

After weeks of getting lost in country songs that are bigger than himself, Alabama farmer Dexter Roberts was sent home last night on American Idol.

'American Idol' Season 13 Recap: Top 7 Make Predictable Picks For Contestant's Choice

After two weeks in the top eight, American Idol is finally down to seven contestants this week and decided to let the remaining singers show their real stuff (yet again) with their own choice of song. Thus, the picks were pretty predictable and ...

Concert Review: Cloud Nothings at Music Hall of Williamsburg, 4/13/14

What sets Music Hall of Williamsburg apart from all of the other major venues I’ve been to is the absence of a barricade between the audience and the stage. For the first time in my life, I was able to stand right next to the stage and rest my arms ...

Concert Review: Mt. Doom in New Brunswick, NJ, 4/11/14

New Brunswick, New Jersey is a city basically run by college students, and because of this, their basement music scene has become semi-legendary (there’s even a Wikipedia article about it). There are dozens of “venues” that are simply the ...

'American Idol' Season 13 Recap: Top 8 (Again) Time Travel to the '80s

With past Idol favorite David Cook as this week's mentor, the cream of this year's crop rose to the top with some super solid performances. As this point, though, we know who is going to be consistently good and who's going to be a little shaky. So, ...

A Basement Show in Haledon, New Jersey

My friend Jeff's house in Haledon is absolutely filthy, and has been ever since I started hanging out there in 2011, but tonight there seemed to have been a few efforts made to clean up the place. For starters, there weren't any broken beer bottles ...

'American Idol' Judges Use Season 13 Save on Sam Woolf

The Top 8 on American Idol remain intact, though they're much less safe than before. For the third week in a row, last night 17-year-old Floridian babyface Sam Woolf found himself in the dreaded Idol bottom three, but this week, he was spared from ...

'American Idol' Season 13 Recap: Majesty Rose Sent Home

American Idol will be royal no more. After three straight weeks in the bottom three, Majesty Rose, the flower-lovin', guitar totin', PBR&B singer of season 13 was sent packing.

'American Idol' Season 13 Recap: Top 9 Show Growth During Rock Week

"I'm with the band!" is something each of the American Idol season 13 contestants have had to say before they were plucked from obscurity, thus, it is the theme of the top 9 week this year. A month into the Hollywood rounds, none of these performers ...

'American Idol' Season 13 recap: MK Nobilette (Finally) Goes Home

Last night, the Top 10 contestants on American Idol continued to try and prove themselves by tackling some of the biggest hits. After some really solid performances (and some less than awesome performances), it was finally an Idol goodbye to MK ...

'American Idol' Season 13 recap: Top 10 Tackle Billboard Hits

With the top 10 contestants on American Idol being established, this week they took on the Billboard top 10 hits between 2011 and now. With rockers like Caleb Johnson and Jessica Meuse and indie guys like Sam Woolf and Alex Preston, it was sure to be ...

'American Idol' Season 13 recap: Ben Briley Sent Packing

Even though Songs from the Cinema was far and away American Idol's best live show this season, relatively strong performances weren't enough to keep all 11 contestants around. After faltering with a take on Elton John's "Bennie and the Jets" last ...

'American Idol' season 13 recap: Top 11 Show They're 'In It To Win It'

Last week, American Idol had one of its flattest weeks in a long time, so the show had a lot to prove for its trip to the cinema this week. Luckily for the contestants of the Top 11, they nailed it. Even the bad performances weren't so bad, and there ...

'American Idol' Season 13 Recap: Top 11 Won't Include Emily Piriz

For two weeks in a row, American Idol has sent home one of its female contestants. After a "Home" themed live show last night (March 5) full of largely so-so performances, Latina Emily Piriz was sent back to Florida.

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