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'Idol' Finale: Why Phillip Phillips And The 'White Guy With Guitar' Trend Are Bad For Business

Laura Prudom | Posted 05.24.2012 | TV
Laura Prudom

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.

'American Idol' Elimination Recap: Who Are The Final Two?

Laura Prudom | Posted 07.17.2012 | TV
Laura Prudom

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.

'American Idol' Recap: The Final Three Perform

Laura Prudom | Posted 07.16.2012 | TV
Laura Prudom

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.

'American Idol' Recap: The Final Four Perform

Laura Prudom | Posted 05.10.2012 | TV
Laura Prudom

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.

'American Idol's' Toughest Elimination Yet

Posted 05.04.2012 | TV

"American Idol" (Wednesdays and Thursdays at 8 p.m. ET on Fox) is down to its top four, but to get there, contestants faced one of the toughest elimin...

'American Idol': Phil Phillips' Rough Night

Posted 05.03.2012 | TV

After a lackluster performance, could "American Idol" ladies man Phil Phillips be going home? The top five performed twice each on a dual '60s and Bri...

'American Idol' Recap: The Top 7 (Again) Perform Songs From Now And Then

Laura Prudom | Posted 06.18.2012 | Home
Laura Prudom

Colton Dixon had one of his weakest weeks to date, and while Jessica Sanchez was once again in top form, is that enough to bring the voters back to her after last week's surprising results?

'American Idol' Recap: The Top 8 Perform Songs From The '80s

Laura Prudom | Posted 06.05.2012 | TV
Laura Prudom

Jessica Sanchez and Joshua Ledet's duet of "I Knew You Were Waiting For Me" was undoubtedly the standout performance of the night, and a vocal masterclass from beginning to end. it was a joy to watch.

'American Idol' Recap: Top 10 Revealed!

Laura Prudom | Posted 05.15.2012 | TV
Laura Prudom

Joining Shannon Magrane in the bottom three were Erika Van Pelt and Elise Testone, because a pretty male face is apparently far more important than vocal range or stage presence.

'American Idol' Recap: Jermaine Jones Leaves 11 Contestants

Jaimie Etkin | Posted 05.14.2012 | TV
Jaimie Etkin

Idol producer Ken Warwick digs the knife deeper into the Jermaine Jones situation and says the Gentle Giant's rehearsal of "Somewhere Out There" was the best song he's ever done.

'American Idol' Recap: Whose Whitney Houston Stole The Show?

Laura Prudom | Posted 05.08.2012 | TV
Laura Prudom

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.

'American Idol' Recap: 14 Members Of The Top 24 Are Revealed (Very Slowly)

Laura Prudom | Posted 04.23.2012 | TV
Laura Prudom

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.