Phillip Phillips told an old tale for his new tune: the time-tested fable of turning lemons into lemonade; overcoming adversity. It has been a minute (read: a few years) since we’ve heard from the “American Idol” winner and that isn’t a coincidence; Phillips was embroiled in a legal battle with former management, 19 Entertainment, claiming… Read more »
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When Phillip Phillips was just nine years old, Max Harris was just beginning his tour of duty with the U.S. Armed Forces. The Allentown, PA native served as an Arabic Linguist. He remembers crossing in to Iraq on the first night of the war, and spending his last nine months working on counter insurgency. In… Read more »
Of the four judges/mentors on “American Idol,” Interscope Records chairman Jimmy Iovine usually played the role of “bad cop,” offering up at times brutally harsh critiques of performances. Season eleven top three finalist Joshua Ledet didn’t bother to listen. “I didn’t pay attention to Jimmy,” Ledet admitted on “The Ralphie Radio Show.” “It was fake…. Read more »
“American Idol” season eleven finalist Erika Van Pelt did not forget her roots, and she’ll be returning to them soon. “I’m letting my lease run out in Massachusetts and I’m actually moving back to Warwick (RI),” Van Pelt revealed on “The Ralphie Radio Show.” “I can’t really say exactly what it is yet, but I’m… Read more »
Backstage at “American Idol Live!” Elise Testone admitted there were times during season eleven of “Idol” where she didn’t agree with the judges, but didn’t want to be portrayed the wrong way on camera.
Backstage at “American Idol Live!” DeAndre Brackensick talks about some of the pranks the finalists pull on each other during performances.
– Loved the opening montage and number, minus the break dancers. Starting with them, it constantly felt like segments were being stretched out so that “Idol” could fill all two hours and eight minutes of prime-time. – In the footage that opened the show, last year’s winner, Scotty McCreery, is shown talking to Phillip Phillips…. Read more »
– While Randy and JLO make their way to the table, Steven stops in front of the stage to high-five fans. Is this guy having fun or what? – Seacrest’s characterization of the finalists was interesting: the pawn shop worker vs. the powerhouse? – Jessica Sanchez hands down won round one. Whitney songs are in… Read more »
– Noticing a big sell towards the top of each episode for the “Idol Live!” tour. The on-sale already took place, it makes me think that tickets aren’t selling well. Last year’s tour went well, and I thought for sure the same would happen again this year. – As Joshua Ledet said, the top three… Read more »
– I was a fan of the three rounds tonight – judges choice, contestant’s choice, Jimmy Iovine’s choice. – I thought all three singers gave strong first round performances. Steven basically said after each one that they are winners – and let’s face it – they all have record deals waiting for them with Interscope… Read more »