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America can't get enough of singing competitions. And that's why so many new singing competition-based television shows are hitting the air waves in the next few months.
Why do we need an idol who is both authentic and humble? Here are 20 quick reasons as to why could we use a little humility and authenticity -- a little Phillip Phillips -- in our personal, public and political lives.
I've been a Howard Stern fan for most of his radio career. So I swallowed hard and set my DVR for America's Got Talent, to watch him in his foray to the network.
Older artists can achieve extraordinary dreams if given a chance.
Regardless of how telegraphed last night's result might have been, it's still disappointing that talent continues to play second-fiddle to a pretty face, or what color that pretty face happens to be.
Let's face it: Both Jessica Sanchez and Phillip Phillips are ideal representatives of their chosen brands, and both would've had a future in the music industry regardless of the outcome. But there can only be one winner ...
In terms of technical ability, Jessica can wipe the floor with Phillip. But as Jennifer pointed out, it's impossible to compare the two when their styles are so different; at this point, it will all come down to personal taste.
I love working with artists that know what they like because you can really explore other options within the same vein of style. Finding the perfect jacket, pants, shoes, and shirts is always a #FUN challenge with Phillip.
For Wednesday's performance night the theme was "California Dreaming/Songs I Wish I'd Written." From the #Idols we heard James Brown, CCR, Journey and more, and saw plenty of #fun fashion!
In my mind, there were two deserving competitors and two marketable competitors in the Top 3, and those pairs didn't necessarily contain the same finalists. I'll leave it to you to decide which of the three fit each category.
I gave up on being invested in the outcome of an Idol season the year that the phenomenally talented Adam Lambert lost to the pretty-but-bland Kris Allen, so I honestly have no horse in this race. But if I had to bet, I'd bet on Phillip Phillips.
Not all of us know what it is like to have a celebrity son or daughter, but it's interesting to pick the brain of a mother who has shared the "stage" with a famous offspring. And who better to talk to than Faye Parker, better known as Clay Aiken's mother?
There was a whole lot of "meh" during this week's "American Idol" performance show, and it should've been fairly obvious from the start just who the endangered contestant was. But, because the voting public is a fickle and capricious monster, I'm perennially braced for a shocking result.
Joshua dragged out a passionate rasp and grittiness that made you feel every growling note. By the end, he pulled out an eye-watering high note that was so pure and clear, it could've come from heaven itself.
It's not like writers are ballerinas who can't do splits without injuring ourselves after a certain age, or even football players too fat to run. Is it?