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The Etymology of Riffing, or, Why 'American Idol' Is Missing the Point

Ben Toth | Posted 08.12.2012 | Home
Ben Toth

Riffing had its roots in rhythm and blues. There was so much pain in this music that the melody just wouldn't do. But this is not what we hear in contemporary music. It's almost a competition to see who can do the most riffs, the fastest, the highest and the loudest.

Colton Dixon Gets Emotional Over 'Idol' Elimination

Posted 04.20.2012 | TV

Colton Dixon was eliminated from "American Idol" on Thursday night in a move that shocked fans and viewers of the show. Friday, Dixon appeared on "Goo...

'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: 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.