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31

Jul

Haley Reinhart has signed to Interscope Records!

Congratulations, Haley! In her honor, here’s a performance that is especially for the fans. Haley was a contestant that was by the people and for the people. Her performance of “Yoü and I” showcases that like no other.

Haley has made it clear. She would not have signed a deal had she not been allowed creative control. She plans on releasing a jazzy, bluesy, soul album after touring with her fellow contestants.

Haley Reinhart knows what she’s doing! Go platinum, Haley!

11

May

Anyone, Siobhan Magnus fan or not, should watch this interview… so great! I always pine for people like this in my life. Great things are in her future.

The interview is in eight parts and this is only part one. Check out Entertainment Weekly for the full Idolatry interview. 

13

Apr

Tidbit: Someone please identify the Lady Ghost to the left of Casey James in this screen shot.
Please Note: This is the top 46… meaning, this isn’t your typical early audition round trickster fool. No, this ghoul was a legitimate contender, or at least a supporter.
Who is the Lady Ghost?

Tidbit: Someone please identify the Lady Ghost to the left of Casey James in this screen shot.

Please Note: This is the top 46… meaning, this isn’t your typical early audition round trickster fool. No, this ghoul was a legitimate contender, or at least a supporter.

Who is the Lady Ghost?

03

Apr

I am surprised more boys didn’t come out for Megan, but I own my own failure. I hate it on American Idol when they do a horrible performance and they go,’Well, I had fun.’ I think that’s bullshit. If you failed, you didn’t have fun.

13

Mar

So I know many of you have a distaste for the television phenomenon that is American Idol. I also know that I have previously stated that I refused to blog on Idol. I used to really like the show because it gave relative unknowns the chance at superstardom, and I don’t think there’s anything wrong in wanting attention. Today, there are so many rumors of rigging votes and planting contestants that the show has all but completely lost its way. I, however, have been choosing to overlook the preposterous nature of the show these past seasons in an attempt to seek out the true raw talent within the crop of hopefuls… Alex Lambert got eliminated?

Here’s the thing… America’s votes. I get that. I have a total respect for the process of the show, although their may be some legitimate proof that the votes are fudged time and time again, I think Idol wanted Lambert to stick around, which is why I’m surprised. America really didn’t vote?
Regardless, Alex, you’ve got star quality and it’s not over for you. Here’s another thing… I don’t ever plug my celebrity booking company, Tranchula Management, via my blog, but I want Alex to know that when he’s ready there could possibly be a mini tour waiting for him. Just get in touch with me, and I’ll try my best to make something happen, if you’re interested.

The truth is, this is one of the weakest top 12s Idol has ever had. With a few gems in Siobhan Magnus and Crystal Bowersox, the rest of the cast is cannon fodder better set to take a bullet for the front runners than to take the idol crown. Maybe that’s what this is about. Maybe American Idol is gearing up for the next Clarkson or Underwood and is completely oblivious to the competition itself. A fantastic winner is essentially better than a well-rounded top 12, if you ask me. Whatever… save the glass blower! Vote Siobhan!

Sign the Petition to save Alex Lambert.

So I know many of you have a distaste for the television phenomenon that is American Idol. I also know that I have previously stated that I refused to blog on Idol. I used to really like the show because it gave relative unknowns the chance at superstardom, and I don’t think there’s anything wrong in wanting attention. Today, there are so many rumors of rigging votes and planting contestants that the show has all but completely lost its way. I, however, have been choosing to overlook the preposterous nature of the show these past seasons in an attempt to seek out the true raw talent within the crop of hopefuls… Alex Lambert got eliminated?

Here’s the thing… America’s votes. I get that. I have a total respect for the process of the show, although their may be some legitimate proof that the votes are fudged time and time again, I think Idol wanted Lambert to stick around, which is why I’m surprised. America really didn’t vote?

Regardless, Alex, you’ve got star quality and it’s not over for you. Here’s another thing… I don’t ever plug my celebrity booking company, Tranchula Management, via my blog, but I want Alex to know that when he’s ready there could possibly be a mini tour waiting for him. Just get in touch with me, and I’ll try my best to make something happen, if you’re interested.

The truth is, this is one of the weakest top 12s Idol has ever had. With a few gems in Siobhan Magnus and Crystal Bowersox, the rest of the cast is cannon fodder better set to take a bullet for the front runners than to take the idol crown. Maybe that’s what this is about. Maybe American Idol is gearing up for the next Clarkson or Underwood and is completely oblivious to the competition itself. A fantastic winner is essentially better than a well-rounded top 12, if you ask me. Whatever… save the glass blower! Vote Siobhan!

Sign the Petition to save Alex Lambert.

05

Mar

Siobhan Magnus, you have driven me to write on American Idol.

I really didn’t want to. I hate what the show has become, in general. I like that the contestants as a whole are innocents, but I hate that the production has become a manipulative machine, carefully calculating everything from performance order to song choice in order to pimp their favorites. As I’ve said previously, I didn’t want to write about Idol because I find it to be stretched too thin already. I, however, did not expect to fall in love with one Siobhan Magnus.

Siobhan represents everything American Idol should stand by. She’s incredibly talented and, almost more importantly, she’s real. Her personality, showcased in her video packages, is so unbelievably honest and unapologetic. She’s not only likeable, she’s infectious. This country is in a different place than it was back during Season 2. Sorry Carmen Rasmusen and Kimberly Caldwell, but no one is looking for a contestant who spits rainbows and acts “perfect.” Today, people want the glass blower with the mohawk.

Anyway, I wasn’t going to write about her but I’ve noticed a lot of other posts suggesting Siobhan to be “weird” or “creepy” because she isn’t considered common “American pie.” With all due respect, go fuck yourselves. Who are you to knock her style or personality? This girl is unbelievably talented and she isn’t the slightest bit indulgent or entitled. She just loves this. For those of you who prey on backstory versus natural personality or vocal ability, Siobhan has a disabled father and mother who works in retail, thus relinquishing her the role of guardian to her younger siblings. Unlike other contestants, Magnus doesn’t feed off of her own past for votes. Good on you, Siobhan! In addition, she’s just pretty fucking cool, and I like her style a lot… I may have a crush. It’s a shame that idiots are allowed to have blogs, Siobhan. I apologize for them.

I wish I could have posted her performance of Chris Isaak’s “Wicked Game” but Idol is very strict with copyrights and the video has been subsequently stripped from youtube. Watch it on Idol’s official site, though. It’s worth it. I don’t think the video above does her personality justice, but I like that it captures her initial moments of inevitable stardom.

02

Mar

the only time that you should be nervous is when you’re useless… and you’re not.

19

Feb

Angela Martin, a contestant who has attempted to conquer Idol about three times now, I believe, was eliminated just prior to the semifinals this time around. At age 28, it was her last season of eligibility. Angela has had the worst string of bad luck ever.

Over the course of her three season idol run, Angela’s father was murdered by his girlfriend and her mother has gone missing. She was forced to drop out of the running during her second attempt after being forced to serve a week in jail for minor traffic violations she didn’t have the money to pay off. In addition, she is raising a daughter who suffers from seizures.

The video above is really great. It shows new judge Ellen championing Angela for overcoming her issues and for her resilient spirit. The best part of the video comes at it’s end, where Ellen and fellow judge/expert songwriter Kara Dioguardi surprise Angela with the promise to write and produce a song with her, and to find her a record deal.

Good luck!

03

Feb

Tidbit: Vintage Adam Glambert… jig, ginger!

Tidbit: Vintage Adam Glambert… jig, ginger!