Topic: American Idol

American Idol Finale: Screw This Double-Named Kid, I’m Hopping On The Jessica Sanchez Bandwagon

American Idol Finale: Screw This Double-Named Kid, I'm Hopping On The Jessica Sanchez Bandwagon

The season finale of American Idol is tonight, so I guess it’s time for me to learn the names of the final two contestants just in time for one of them to be named the winner. Still in the running we have Jessica Sanchez and Phillip Phillips, and after obsessively watching both of their performances for the past half hour, I have a clear favorite. Read on… More »

Kara DioGuardi Refuses to Go Away

Kara DioGuardi Refuses to Go Away

Although I thought that the way American Idol fired judge Kara DioGuardi was kind of cold, I agreed with their choice to let her go – Kara was long-winded, annoying, and kept turning every critique into a story about herself. However, getting canned from Idol has not caused her to go away and stop bothering me. More »

Conspiracy Theory: Jennifer Lopez Is Holding Out for More ‘American Idol’ Money

Conspiracy Theory: Jennifer Lopez Is Holding Out for More 'American Idol' Money

Although the tenth season of American Idol produced another lackluster winner, the ratings for the show have remained strong. A lot of that has to do with the stunt casting of new judges Steven Tyler and Jennifer Lopez. However, J.Lo is playing coy about whether she’ll be back for season 11. It’s likely that she only signed a one-season contract, and the show isn’t above canning female judges after just a season or two (see also: Kara DioGuardi and Ellen DeGeneres). But I think there’s another reason J.Lo is claiming to be “on the fence” about coming back – money. More »