Idol's failed promises have comeback with a vengeance. Much like its contestants, the show has exhausted its popularity and potential. The only tragedy is, while its aspiring stars had fifteen minutes, American Idol had fifteen years of fame.
At eight years old, Thorin had figured out something I didn't learned until my 30s: Do what you love for no one else but yourself. My guess is the greater part of parenting is not getting in the way of your child becoming who they are.
What a gift we have been given! I have been a huge American Idol fan for the past 14 years. This season has been filled with excitement and inspiration! Our community was able to experience the fever full-force with a hometown guy making it to the exclusive final four.
As consumers become more apt to swap the click of a remote for the opening of a laptop or tablet to "tune in", brands will need to reassess how they buy and place their media.
I'm not sure whether I'm Ryan's doppelgänger, but I do know this traumatic adventure proves three things: 1) Laughter is the best medicine. 2) The "star treatment" is a very real thing.
We've already seen some extraordinary talent from both the guys and the girls this season, and it's very likely that there is another Kelly Clarkson in the bunch. But the real question is this: Will the judges send those already in full bloom forward, or will they choose to advance unopened talent buds instead?
During Hollywood Week, a rabid base of Idol viewers cheered for Adam as he moved on to the next round with his rendition of 'Wicked Games'. Judge Harry Connick Jr. was heard saying, "I think he's a superstar... I think he's got something."
While J. Lo wiped away her tears on national television, and I did the same with more privacy, I wanted to praise you, thank you, and shout from the rooftops about you.
Reality singing competitions are great opportunities for songwriters. After all, whoever wins is going to need an album's worth of material. But I h...
Randy Jackson: What I look for in artists is instinct. Artists have great instincts, they don't know everything to do right, but most decisions they make are really good musical decisions with arrangements and everything.
A conversation with Barry Manilow.
Is it truly only about the voice? Are you pursuing this for the love of music or for the love of someday having a Bugatti sitting in your driveway?
In a very fun and off-the-cuff interview, I met with funny man, Jeff Mauro, host of "The Sandwich King" and "The Kitchen," and Phillip Phillips whose platinum album, "The World from the Side of the Moon" sold 9 Million copies after he won the 11th season of American Idol.
The contestants will probably once again take a back seat, awkwardly watching the continuation of the Adam-Blake bromance while awaiting meaningful feedback (which may or may not even come) that could help steer them toward a career as a famous singer. Which, don't forget, is supposed to be the premise of this whole thing.
The Beatles are often credited as the greatest rock band of all time. Their following is huge now, but if you look at their beginnings you'll discover something else about the Beatles. They are great content marketers.
As a contributor to AARP and host of The Best of Everything series on the AARP YouTube channel, I was invited to participate in the Ideas@50+ event recently in San Diego. Here are a few kernels of wisdom from some of the biggest names at the event.