Wednesday, August 8 2012
Casey Abrams didn’t win American Idol during the show’s tenth-season run, but he revived the idea that the show could be more than simply a staging-ground for cookie-cutter, by-the-numbers pop drivel.
Monday, January 3 2011
As if it wasn't already a lamentable leisure time suck, here are ten more reasons why TV rules our daily routine - perhaps more than it should.
Wednesday, May 26 2010
If you still need proof that American Idol lacks any and all credibility, Lee Dewyze's win over Crystal Bowersox would be Exhibit A.
Monday, January 21 2008
The transvestite sequence? Considering that not one of the cross-dressers -- save the belly-dancer -- was shown giving a full audition, I'd say it put another notch in the Idol-goes-too-far column.
Monday, May 30 2005
How did a longhaired 29-year-old rocker in vinyl pants make it to the Idol finale stage? Was somebody reading my dream journal?
Saturday, December 31 1994
When the potential Idol whined he was Season Five's Aiken, Simon Cowell responded acerbically, 'But Clay Aiken could sing.' With this one line, he perfectly encapsulated the problem with Idol.
Wednesday, August 6 2014
PopMatters takes a look back on the music of the all-too-soon departed Michael Johns, an Idol in the truest sense of the word.
Friday, September 21 2012
It was the year Idol went country, but what happened to all of the top five?
Wednesday, May 2 2012
Despite a record-breaking amount of phone-in votes, American Idol’s third season is most notable for who didn’t get enough votes. A look back at Season Three’s most-loved contestants and what they are currently up to.
Wednesday, April 11 2012
A look back at American Idol Season One’s most-loved contestants and what they're currently up to.
Thursday, May 27 2010
Season 9 comes to end as a sweet, shy kid from Chicago takes the crown. But it was Crystal Bowersox who kept American Idol from going down in flames.
Monday, May 7 2012
CHICAGO — Despite mounting evidence that it had been eclipsed by “The Voice” in the network television sing-off sweepstakes earlier this year, “American Idol” remains the
Monday, February 6 2012
Well, it had to happen sometime. Now in its 11th season, the prime-time juggernaut known as “American Idol” has become a little less juggernaut-y. Early “
Friday, February 3 2012
PHILADELPHIA — TV shows live by the numbers and they die by the numbers. At the moment, “American Idol” is being gashed with the Nielsen sabre.
Thursday, February 2 2012
LOS ANGELES — Long the nation’s most popular television series, “American Idol” has suddenly started to hit some flat notes — and it’s threatening the
Tuesday, January 17 2012
LOS ANGELES — The current “American Idol” team will maintain its softer and gentler approach for Season 11 — unless you mention any other singing competition shows. Executive