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UPDATE: New York Mag's Pop Critic Jody Rosen Responds with Shelfie to Tongue-Tied Ted Gioa's Daily Beast Column

UPDATE: Like ex-SPIN scribe Charles Aaron tweeted at the start of the fracas, the best way to get another critic to recognize your work is to simply slag them off. And so, Jody Rosen of New York magazine's Vulture blog did just that...with a shelfie. ...

'American Idol' Season 13 recap: MK Nobilette (finally) goes home after flubbing P!nk's 'Perfect'

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 ...

Music Criticism Is Tongue-Tied, Says Daily Beast's Ted Gioia

A very interesting piece comes to us from Ted Gioia at The Daily Beast about music criticism, or rather its death, or rather its inability or unwillingness to use technical language or display, you know, any kind of actual knowledge. It's especially ...

'American Idol' Season 13 recap: Top 10 take Billboard hits as Alex Preston nails One Direction and MK Nobilette flubs words

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 after faltering on 'Bennie and the Jets,' narrowly missing Top 10 tour

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' during cinema week

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 after so-so performance

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.

'American Idol' Season 13 recap: Top 12 go 'Home' as Dexter Roberts stands out, MK Nobilette sinks

It's the second week of live shows on American Idol, and to further get fans to know the contestants, producers picked the theme of "Home," which basically means the singers can choose anything they have a vocal connection to.

'American Idol' Season 13 Recap: Kristen O'Connor goes home as competition moves to Top 12

For once, one of American Idol's weakest singers actually went home on the first night of the show. After season 13's inaugural live show Wednesday night (Feb. 26), the top 13 was whittled down to 12 and wildcard pick Kristen O'Connor was sent ...

'American Idol' Season 13 Recap: 'This Is Me' Live Show Features Majesty Rose Rising, Malaya Watson Falling Flat

American Idol has gone live. On Wednesday night (Feb. 26), the musical reality show mainstay moved on from auditions and Hollywood Week to the real meat: the live competition. In a season with semi-elusive contestants, Idol produces chose this week's ...

American Idol Season 13 Recap: Top 13 Includes Show's Strongest Singers In Years... and Kristen O'Connor

Welp, American Idol's Top 13 is here. After thousands of singers tried out over weeks of auditions and cuts, the supposed best of the best has been announced and will move on to next week's first official proper live show. Thursday night (Feb. 20), ...

'American Idol' Season 13 Recap: Top 10 Boys Show Up Girls With Good, Bad and Meh Performances

So, here we have it. American Idol's 13th incarnation's top 20 contestants. After last night's so-so turn from the apparent best of the best girls, on Wednesday (Feb. 19), judges Harry Connick Jr., Jennifer Lopez and Keith Urban hand picked the top ...

'American Idol' Season 13 Recap: The Good, The Bad and The Meh from the Girls Top 10

American Idol has gone live and the first round went to the ladies on Tuesday night (Feb. 18). Fifteen women entered to the waiting room for the live audience stage, but only 10 got the chance to perform, yet another dramatic twist for Idol's 13th ...

UPDATE: 'Dancing With the Stars' Caves, Hires Ray Chew as New Musical Director

In a recent press release from ABC and BBC Worldwide Productions, the hit reality-television dance show Dancing With the Stars announced today that it will instate Ray Chew as the new Music Director of the show.

'American Idol' Season 13 recap: Top 5 Performances From Hollywood Week Finals and Top 30 Thoughts

This was it: the final show before American Idol goes live next week. Tonight (Feb. 13) viewers found out which contestants actually made it to the highly coveted live shows, and there were (of course) a few twists thrown in for good measure (see: ...

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