Posts Categorized: american idol season 11

INTERVIEW: Phillip Phillips Talks Downtime, New Music And Luke Bryan

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 »

A Veteran Tells Phillip Phillips How ‘Gone, Gone, Gone’ Helps His PTSD

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 »

INTERVIEW: ‘Idol’ Joshua Ledet Claims Jimmy Iovine Was ‘Fake’ on TV

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 »

INTERVIEW: ‘Idol’ Erika Van Pelt to Return to Rhode Island Post-Tour

“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 »

NOTES: ‘American Idol’ Season 11, Episode 40

– 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 »