American Idol 2012: Skylar Laine Goes Country on Wind Beneath My Wings (VIDEO)

Let me admit right off the bat that I am not a country music fan. However, this season on American Idol 2012 I have almost become a convert thanks to contestant Skylar Laine. If there are any country music stars I do admire, it would be Reba McEntire, and I think Skylar Laine fits in the same kind of mold.

Even though I am a fan, I usually am still not all that fond of Skylar Laine’s song choices. Last week I really wanted her to do “Fancy” by Bobbie Gentry rather than the song she did. I just think it really didn’t do her justice on stage.  Hell, I still want her to do “Fancy” even if the judges would probably think it is too much of a ‘storytelling’ song. That song kicks butt and only a real country star can sing it properly.

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American Idol 2012: Colton Dixon Rocks Cyndi Lauper (VIDEO)

Despite my prediction that he cannot possibly win American Idol 2012, I still consider cute, Christian punk, poetic soul Colton Dixon as my personal favorite on the show this year. Maybe I just have a soft spot for multi-colored, spiky hair. Or maybe I am just infatuated with emo boys with pretty voices. I did watch all the Twilight movies so far and did not set the screen on fire while I was doing it…

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Anyway, I digress. Tonight on American Idol 2012, my favorite boy Colton Dixon was faced with the task of choosing a song from the 80’s to rock out and impress the judges and the voters with his vocal prowess. Colton Dixon could have probably picked any number of songs from this decade that would suit his voice and style, but I was rather pleased he decided to go with Cyndi Lauper‘s “Time After Time.”

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American Idol 2012: Did Hollie Cavanagh Do Enough to Save Herself? (VIDEO)

Hollie Cavanagh has been struggling for weeks on American Idol 2012 to connect with the voters without much success. Week after week, it has been a question if Cavanagh will make it through to the next American Idol season 11 round. This week, the beautiful blond took a big risk with her song on 80’s night to try to impress the judges and the voters. Did it pay off?

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Hollie Cavanagh managed to squeak into the American Idol 2012 top 8, but it is still a huge question of whether or not she will make it through to next week. She and fellow underdog DeAndre Brackensick are neck to neck when it comes to odds on who will go home this week.

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American Idol Hollywood week part two leaves fans hanging

The “American Idol” Hollywood week part two episode was perhaps one of the most frustrating and annoying ever aired on the show. Why? Two reasons. First, I got a bit sick of producers exploiting all the unfortunate hopefuls who were sick or suffered a physical breakdown instead of focusing on their actual talent (or lack thereof). Second, you don’t have all that lead-in for a musical reality show for a whole hour and then end the episode without any actual singing!

Naturally, “American Idol” producers could not resist exploiting the sad plight of 16-year-old contestant Symone Black, who took a header off the front of the state on last night’s episode. Bad enough that they used the incident as a depressing cliffhanger to close out “American Idol” last night. Even worse that they lingered over it for far too long on the follow-up Hollywood week part two episode.

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American Idol Symone Black Hollywood week fall stuns viewers

American Idol season 11 hopeful Symone Black certainly did leave an impression with the judges during the first round of Hollywood week. Unfortunately, it wasn’t for her singing. In one of American Idol‘s most dramatic moments yet, 16-year-old Symone Black fell in a crash right off the front of the stage after her performance for the judges.

The first round of American Idol season 11 Hollywood week ended on a seriously dramatic turn last night when teen singer Symone Black took a header off the stage following her performance.

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Steven Tyler National Anthem Serial Murder [VIDEO]

The Steven Tyler National Anthem video debacle before Sunday’s Patriots-Ravens game is just the latest killing in a series of serial murders of this country’s most patriotic song by the Aerosmith frontman. Don’t get me wrong, I love Aerosmith, but a Steven Tyler National Anthem rendition is like listening to fingernails on a chalkboard while two tomcats yowl at each other over screaming girl cat in heat.

Yes, it is that bad. No, I’m not taking it back. Listening to American Idol judge Steven Tyler singing the National Anthem at the Patriots-Ravens game on Sunday was horrible. Over the years, we’ve all heard worse performances of the song (Roseanne Barr anyone?), but Tyler’s cover was certainly not championship game worthy. He screamed, he scratched, he wheezed, he tortured the lyrics. Steven Tyler mutilated that song to death.
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American Idol Tent Girl Amy Brumfield Arrested Multiple Times for Drunken Behavior

American Idol ‘Tent Girl’ Amy Brumfield may be living the dream now as she moves from a camp in the woods to a hotel in Hollywood, but a history of alcohol abuse and multiple arrests could be her downfall. While so far there has been no comment from FOX about Brumfield’s criminal history, American Idol producers have booted contestants in the past over their arrest records.

According to TMZ.com, American Idol wannabe Amy Brumfield — who revealed on last night’s auditions that she lives in a tent — has quite a checkered past. Brumfield, 24, has been arrested half a dozen times over the past seven years. Half the arrests involved some sort of alcohol-fueled behavior.

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