Jessica is undoubtedly the one to beat in the competition, and if one of the whiny boys beats her, there really is no justice in the world.
After two nights of diverse performances from, "American Idol" has finally revealed its Top 13 finalists, comprised of five guys, five ladies and three wildcard picks, one from each judge.
I think critics say this every year, but I truly believe that a number of these women have the talent to break the four-year streak of young, white, male winners -- we'll have to see whether America agrees.
After treading water for weeks with music-free group nights and tedious eliminations, we finally witnessed the Top 12 male vocalists -- plus the mystery 13th contestant -- taking to the stage with the song of their choice, each one vying for your vote.
All of Hollywood is abuzz with the latest celebrity news which indicates that Bigfoot will be joining Steven Tyler, Jennifer Lopez and Randy Jackson as the newest American Idol judge.
I'm still not feeling particularly invested in seeing any of them become the latest in a long line of moderately successful recording artists.
I'm still not feeling particularly invested in seeing any of them become the latest in a long line of moderately successful recording artists. Maybe Heejun Han, just for being so hilarious.
We mostly lost a few faceless nobodies who hadn't been given any exposure during the audition rounds, and I didn't even catch their names, but there were a couple of surprises.
At this point, I just wish that the judges had skipped straight to waterboarding to figure out the finalists, since this painful exercise in delayed gratification seems far more torturous than actual torture would be.
The thing with Bruce, and any artist like Bruce, is that the most important thing is the song, getting across the meaning and the character of the song. Bruce is almost like an actor in that he creates a character for each of his songs.
As entertaining as it might be to watch the star-less sequel to "Contagion" play out among emotionally volatile reality contestants on "American Idol" (i.e. not entertaining in the slightest), I believe we all signed up for this show to watch some actual singing, and thankfully, that was in ready supply this week.
"This is Hollywood week, and THIS ... is a complete waste of your time." Okay, that's not exactly how Ryan Seacrest introduced the week's second "American Idol" episode, but it certainly should've been. Where was the singing in this singing competition?
Gazing into the full-length mirror left in the back of the room by a P.A. on a lunch break, Idol judge, Steven Tyler, accidentally took his own reflec...
I haven't been overly impressed with many of the auditionees this season, but the singers in St. Louis were generally cute, commercial and easy to listen to ... Missouri might be the state to beat.
The "Idol" Portland auditions focused more on the rejects than the golden ticket winners, but we managed to scrape the barrel to find the five most memorable auditions of the week. Will these singers make it through Hollywood Week?
The more "talent" shows we get each season, the less "talented" is each slate of competitors forced upon our screens, airwaves and eardrums. We are spreading our talent too thinly across too many shows and it's doing long-lasting damage to the genre.