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American Idol, Season 10: Top 4 Performance – “If you don’t stick your tongue down my throat, we’re through.”

American Idol, Season 10: Top 4 Performance – “If you don’t stick your tongue down my throat, we’re through.”

So last week I was travelling and missed the shows thanks to my Slingbox.  This week my power decided to go out about 30 minutes into the show and I had to catch some of the show via americanidol.com – so bear with me if I missed something exciting during one of Ryan’s intros.  Oh well, such is the life of an intrepid purveyor of sarcastic and insightful opinions on American Idol.

It was an important week this week – the final stop before the top 3 (and the ensuing visits home).  Ryan pointed out this was the same week that Chris Daughtry went home in his season, and reminded everyone to vote.  Each contestant sang two songs – one that “inspires them”, and one from the catalog of Leiber and Stoller.  So who was the guest mentor?  Lady GaGa, of course.  I know that’s who I think of when I think of Leiber and Stoller.  How did they do?  Let’s go to the big board and see…

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American Idol, Season 10: Top 5 Performance – “I saw you dance with the Devil tonight.”

American Idol, Season 10: Top 5 Performance – “I saw you dance with the Devil tonight.”

I had to travel for work last week and my Slingbox decided not to cooperate with me.  I wasn’t able to watch Idol on Wednesday or Thursday.  No worries, I thought – I would just catch up over the weekend, write my reviews, and move on.  Well, that didn’t quite work out the way I planned.  Seems my family actually wanted to spend time with me after being gone all week, so I got precisely zero work done on the reviews.

I had just begun watching this week’s performance show when I realized I still had not written anything for last week.  That just wouldn’t do, but I also didn’t have the time to recap 2 ½ hours from last week AND  1 ½ hours from tonight (I have to get to bed sometime.)  So, faithful readers, you are about to experience a speed review from last week.  Quick and to the point, but still filled with sarcasm and incredibly insightful observations from yours truly.  Hope you enjoy it!

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American Idol: Season 10, Episode 1 – “Let’s see what hatches”

American Idol: Season 10, Episode 1 – “Let’s see what hatches”

Tonight’s the night (please don’t start singing the Black-Eyed Peas – I hate that song…).  The wait is over.  The new season of American Idol is here, along with my insightful, thought provoking, and oh so sarcastic commentary on the journey.   It was with great anticipation that I picked up Mazzio’s pizza for the family, fired up the TiVo, and dove headlong in to season 10.

Right off the bat we were treated to a snazzy new opening.  Bigger graphics, past winners, and also the inclusion of those Idols that went on to be huge stars without the crown (I counted three non winners in the open title sequence.  Quick – who can name them all?)*  I was fully prepared to be underwhelmed by the show tonight.  Guess what?  I was wrong.

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American Idol: Still waiting for a “Moment”…

American Idol: Still waiting for a “Moment”…

Only one week to go and, I have to say, I’m still waiting for the one big “Moment” from American Idol this season.  We are down to the top 3 and while I still watch the show each week, I can’t say that I’m nearly as invested in these contestants as I have been in the past.  That being said, we are still getting ready to crown this year’s winner, so there is at least a modicum of excitement in the air.  Who will it be – Lee, Crystal, or Casey? This…is my American Idol recap.

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