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  • American Idol Gives Back to Pro-Abortion Groups Again in Charity Program

    04/21/2010 3:35:34 PM PDT · by julieee · 3 replies · 419+ views
    LifeNews.com ^ | April 21, 2010 | Steven Ertelt
    American Idol Gives Back to Pro-Abortion Groups Again in Charity Program Hollywood, CA -- The popular talent television show American Idol has again decided to align itself with pro-abortion groups for its annual "Idol Gives Back" fund- raising campaign. The program, which airs tonight, will send donations from viewers to Save the Children and the United Nations Foundation, both of which back abortion. http://LifeNews.com/nat6269.html
  • Crystal Bowersox is making a difference on American Idol

    04/21/2010 12:48:04 PM PDT · by jackspyder · 44 replies · 1,498+ views
    Examiner.com ^ | April 21, 2010 | Réne Girard
    Crystal Bowersox could easily be voted 'Most Likely to Win" this year's season of American Idol. Ryan Seacrest who hosts the show, mentioned that not long ago Crystal was thinking of leaving the show because 'what's the point?' Exactly. In the overall scheme of things, what is the point? It seems Miss Bowersox has dug deep and come up with the answer. If it's possible, make a difference. Make a real difference. Don't just sing another song. Don't just impress the judges, or win the crowd. When given a platform, and a golden opportunity, make the most of it. Last...
  • Obama, Get the Hell Off My TV!

    04/12/2010 11:36:59 AM PDT · by UltraConservative · 39 replies · 974+ views
    BenjaminShapiro.com ^ | 4-12-10 | Ben Shapiro
    President Obama recognizes the power of pop culture. That's why he won't get out of our faces. Today, the media reported that President Obama and his allegedly lovely wife Michelle will be appearing on "American Idol" to stump for charity. This marks the 1,987th pop culture show Obama has appeared on. He invaded the Major League Baseball All-Star Game, where cameras conveniently omitted the fact that he throws like a girl. He stopped by the Super Bowl to irritate the bejesus out of everyone with a ten, count-em' ten, minute interview. He stopped by the NCAA Final Four weekend coverage...
  • American Idol 2010--Live Thread II

    04/06/2010 5:56:41 AM PDT · by silent_jonny · 7,505 replies · 81,513+ views
  • Will American Idol winner be from Texas this year? Texans have a 1 in 4 chance.

    02/22/2010 11:59:25 AM PST · by RGirard · 1 replies · 253+ views
    Examiner.com ^ | Feb. 22, 2010 | Réne Girard
    Texas, the Lone Star state, is no stranger to American Idol, and this year Texans have a 1 in 4 chance of winning American Idol now that Christopher Golightly has been eliminated from competition and replaced with Tim Urban from Duncanville, Texas, a suburb of Dallas, TX. (click here for the story) No other state has as many contestants as Texas: 6 of the top 24, which is the equivalent of 25%. California and Illinois each have 3; Massachusetts, Pennsylvania, Colorado, and Florida each have 2; New York, Connecticut, Ohio, and Iowa each have 1. Out of those six from...
  • Top 24 semi-finalist Chris Golightly replaced by Tim Urban from Texas on American Idol

    02/18/2010 1:23:40 PM PST · by RGirard · 8 replies · 762+ views
    Examiner.com ^ | Feb. 18, 2010 | Réne Girard
    Last night there was a last-minute switch to the top 24 semi-finalists on American Idol ... a rep for Fox, the host network for American Idol, said: "It has been determined that Chris Golightly is ineligible to continue in the competition. AMERICAN IDOL contestant Tim Urban has replaced Golightly as part of the Top 24." ... His replacement is Tim Urban, 20, from Duncanville, TX ... Tim is not the only American Idol contestant from Texas this year. There are 6 total, including 4 from the Dallas-Fort Worth Metroplex ... home of Kelly Clarkson, the Christian gal from Burleson who...
  • Olympics tops 'American Idol' in ratings

    02/18/2010 10:07:35 AM PST · by ScottMerge · 24 replies · 450+ views
    AP ^ | ScottMerge
    NEW YORK — Shani Davis, Lindsey Vonn and Shaun White are the true American Idols. In a startling turnaround from the night before, the Olympics clobbered Fox's "American Idol" in the ratings Wednesday night. The Nielsen Co. said that during the one hour the two shows competed against one another, the Olympics were seen by 30.1 million people while 18.4 million watched "American Idol."
  • Brown would like daughter back on 'American Idol' (Simon Cowell called her 'robotic and empty')

    01/31/2010 2:42:45 PM PST · by NormsRevenge · 28 replies · 1,050+ views
    AP on Yahoo ^ | 1/31/10 | AP
    WASHINGTON – Sen.-elect Scott Brown says he'd like daughter Ayla to have another crack at "American Idol," where judge Simon Cowell once described her performance as robotic and empty. The fledgling recording artist, a 21-year-old student at Boston College, made it to the show's final 16 singers in 2006. Her father told ABC's "This Week" that Ayla was so new to it all back then that she had never put on makeup until she did "American Idol." He also says that Cowell's critique, while harsh, was on target. The Republican lawmaker says having his daughter back as a contestant would...
  • A Reason to Follow American Idol This Season!

    01/30/2010 4:25:38 PM PST · by CondoleezzaProtege · 14 replies · 1,020+ views
    Maddy, a 16-year-old Christian (former homeschooler), won over Simon Cowell and the panel of judges in auditions with the song “Hallelujah” by Leonard Cohen and with her incredible back story as the ninth out of twelve kids (including four brothers with Down Syndrome — three of whom were adopted). ...It gets even better. Since discovering Maddy through American Idol, we found out that she and her family live just a few minutes from Patrick Henry College, and many of our friends here know her. Everyone we’ve talked to testify to Maddy’s incredible heart for the Lord and amazing singing ability....
  • Police: Argument over "American Idol" leads to stabbing, arrest

    01/28/2010 9:47:32 AM PST · by ConservativeStatement · 17 replies · 591+ views
    St. Petersburg Times ^ | January 27, 2010 | Katie Sanders
    ST. PETERSBURG — Police said a St. Petersburg woman took a TV dispute too far Tuesday night when she stabbed and scalded her boyfriend over "American Idol.'' Police arrested Cynthia E. Bettis-Ware, 52, on a charge of first-degree attempted murder of Kevin Johnson, 47.
  • American Idol "Pants On The Ground" A Ripoff? Watch This And You Decide

    01/27/2010 9:53:05 PM PST · by FromLori · 8 replies · 491+ views
    Here are some lyrics from The Green Brothers 1996 recording... "Back pockets on the floor (repeated) ... Walk around here with your cap turned backwards and your pockets on the floor It's time to say no to the gangster, the drugs, and the dress code (repeat x3) It's time to put your cap on right and get your pockets off the floor." TMZ brought up the issue on tonights show and FOX has MORE
  • Obama Idol: 'American Idol' Goes Out of the Way to Pay Tribute to Current President

    01/20/2010 3:35:25 PM PST · by Rufus2007 · 10 replies · 556+ views
    NewsBusters ^ | January 20, 2010 | Erin Brown
    Has it come to this that now even pop culture platforms like "American Idol" are in the tank for President Barack Obama? It appears so. Season nine of the popular Fox show "American Idol" found itself in Chicago where nearly 12,000 people auditioned to become the next winner of the singing talent show. But the "Idol" producers took the opportunity to link the Chicago auditions with the most visible and most recent "winner" to emerge from the windy city; President Barack Obama. It is standard practice during the audition phase of "Idol" to introduce viewers to each new city with...
  • UPDATED - American Idol: 9th Child of 12, Daughter of Pro-Life Blogger Advances to Next Round

    01/17/2010 5:12:50 AM PST · by GonzoII · 22 replies · 863+ views
    LifeNews ^ | Jan 15 2010 | Patrick B. Craine
    BOSTON, Massachusetts, January 15, 2009 (LifeSiteNews.com) – Maddy Curtis of Bluemont, Virginia, the 16-year-old daughter of an award-winning pro-life blogger, impressed American Idol judges on the show this week, who unanimously advanced her to the next round. The opening segment featured a powerful testimony about her family of 12 children, and her brothers with Down syndrome - one biological (Jonny) and three adopted (Jesse, Daniel, and Justin). Maddy explained that her parents, Tripp and Barbara, adopted their first, Jesse, so that Jonathan would have “more of a companion.” After their first adoption, they served as a resource to counsel couples...
  • Pants on the Ground

    01/14/2010 5:24:19 AM PST · by bert · 55 replies · 2,446+ views
    American Idol ^ | 01/13/09 | un certain
    Last evening a faithful group of Freepers on the Idol live thread witnessed a blatant political attack on the popular TV show American Idol. The attacker is a truly great American, a black man 51 year old. Before the largest TV audience in America, he dissed his young black brethren. Here is the clip..... http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=eZLrvyp6PX0
  • American Idol 2010--Live Thread

    01/11/2010 5:59:29 PM PST · by silent_jonny · 10,755 replies · 114,808+ views
    americanidol.com ^ | January 11, 2010
  • Cowell says he's leaving `American Idol'

    01/11/2010 12:39:52 PM PST · by My Favorite Headache · 70 replies · 1,673+ views
    AP ^ | 1-11-10
    3 mins ago PASADENA, Calif. – Simon Cowell says that this will be his last season on "American Idol."
  • How Simon Cowell helped take us from meritocracy to mediocrity in a decade

    01/04/2010 2:54:32 PM PST · by SeekAndFind · 9 replies · 544+ views
    The Times of London ^ | 01/04/2010 | Rod Liddle
    In its review of the decade broadcast on New Year’s Eve, the BBC cut from footage of those planes smashing into the Twin Towers to a man called Will Young winning the original incarnation of The X Factor — as if these two crimes against humanity were equal in their devastation. They are not, of course, although there are similarities. The mastermind behind each atrocity remains at large, planning new miseries for the rest of us. Both have become so familiar to us through their evil intent that they've made cameo appearances in popular American cartoon programmes — Osama Bin...
  • Simon Cowell's brother: 'Simon will leave Idol at the end of 2010'

    12/22/2009 9:04:34 AM PST · by SeekAndFind · 12 replies · 422+ views
    Entertainment Weekly ^ | 12/21/2009 | Tanner Stransky
    Simon Cowell’s brother Tony made a bold statement during his weekly podcast, saying that his famed judge sibling will be leaving the U.S.’s biggest television show, American Idol, at the end of 2010. “Meanwhile, Simon prepares for a new season of Idol—or should I say, his last season of Idol,” Tony said during a segment. He continued: “OK, I will. Because it is. As I sit here with my family in the sunny Caribbean, a press statement is being prepared, which will confirm what everyone expected: Simon will leave Idol at the end of 2010 to concentrate on bringing the...
  • Hockey Star Mike Fisher and American Idol and Country Music Star Carrie Underwood Engaged

    12/21/2009 9:45:08 AM PST · by SeekAndFind · 14 replies · 1,413+ views
    Ottawa Citizen ^ | 12/21/2009
    OTTAWA — Ottawa Senators centre Mike Fisher confirmed Monday morning that he is engaged to country music star Carrie Underwood. He spoke about the impending nuptials at the morning skate, ahead of his team's game against the Boston Bruins. "It's true," Fisher said. "We're both obviously excited and very happy and so, exciting times for sure." A wedding date hasn't been set. Fisher said he popped the question Sunday, but he wouldn't go into any more details. He has been reluctant to speak about the relationship in the past. But according to a family friend, Fisher, 29, popped the question...
  • The end of 'Idol'? (Simon Cowell to leave American Idol to start US version of X-Factor?)

    12/17/2009 9:17:52 AM PST · by SeekAndFind · 23 replies · 697+ views
    New York Post ^ | 12/17/2009 | Michael Starr
    Simon Cowell could be leaving "American Idol" at the end of the season and starring in an American version of his British hit music show, "X Factor," starting in 2011, according to reports. Cowell, whose "Idol" contract expires in May and who has been in talks with Fox since last summer, is preparing to announce the new arrangement with Fox early next year, the Times Of London reports. The future of "Idol" would be thrown into serious doubt if the show's indisputable star leaves, it would appear. Officials from Fox, "Idol" and Cowell's own company yesterday refused comment. "X Factor"...
  • Poll: Carrie Underwood vs. Kelly Clarkson, who is the greater American Idol?

    12/15/2009 10:49:10 AM PST · by RGirard · 37 replies · 4,252+ views
    Examiner.com ^ | Dec. 15, 2009 | Réne Girard
    American Idol has been a consistent smash hit on television for the past seven years. First year winner Kelly Clarkson has achieved tremendous success, thus paving the way and legitimizing the competition for all those who would perform after her. To date, only Carrie Underwood has truly rivaled Kelly Clarkson for the un-offical title: "The Greatest American Idol." Here is a side by side comparison of the two Christian girls from the South whose triumphant success has inspired millions and forever flavored the world of both pop and country music. ...
  • Adam Lambert Furor Spreads to Gay Communit

    11/25/2009 7:05:14 PM PST · by Steelfish · 76 replies · 3,871+ views
    ReutersNYTimes ^ | November 25th 2009
    Adam Lambert Furor Spreads to Gay Community REUTERS November 25, 2009 LOS ANGELES (Reuters) - "American Idol" runner-up Adam Lambert on Wednesday admitted he got carried away during his racy American Music Awards performance, as furor over his singing and dancing stoked a wider controversy in the U.S. gay community. More than 14 million people watched the gay, glam rocker close the live AMA telecast on Sunday with a performance that included Lambert kissing a male keyboard player and pushing the head of another performer into his crotch. Complaints poured in to the ABC TV network that aired the show,...
  • Adam Lambert Shocks American Music Awards With Racy “For Your Entertainment”

    11/22/2009 11:10:52 PM PST · by tlb · 68 replies · 4,977+ views
    Rolling Stone ^ | 11/22/09 | staff
    Adam Lambert aimed for the kind of controversy Britney Spears and Madonna are known for generating, completely stunning the audience at Los Angeles’ Nokia Theatre and the millions watching the American Music Awards live on ABC. Glambert definitely delivered on his promise of a “sexy” performance as he closed the live show with simulated oral sex from a male backup dancer, a brief make-out session with his male keyboardist and a giant mirrored prop so the audience could see the looks on their own shocked faces. Rolling Stone has learned that producers weren’t informed about the guy-on-guy kiss in advance,...
  • NOT 'GLEE'-FUL! Fox Show Disinvited From Macy Thanksgiving Parade By NBC (The war on Fox)

    10/13/2009 6:58:28 AM PDT · by tlb · 57 replies · 2,719+ views
    Deadline Hollywood ^ | October 12, 2009 | Nikki Finke
    Those morons at Jeff Zucker's company have stepped in it yet again. It's bad enough NBC can't get anyone to watch its piss-poor network primetime shows, but now NBC is making sure the American public can't watch other networks' shows as well. (This follows an earlier report that NBC doesn't want the Jay Leno Show to book rival networks' TV stars.) The Macy's Thanksgiving Day Parade is known for annually including "cultural touchstones of the moment" in its broadcast, from every American Idol winner since the 2nd season (a Fox show) to the stars of High School Musical (a Disney...
  • Fox says DeGeneres is new 'American Idol' judge

    09/09/2009 5:57:44 PM PDT · by NormsRevenge · 88 replies · 2,165+ views
    AP on Yahoo ^ | 9/9/09 | Lynn Elber - ap
    LOS ANGELES – Ellen DeGeneres is dancing her way onto "American Idol," replacing Paula Abdul as the show's fourth judge. In a Wednesday release from Fox and the show's producers, DeGeneres described herself as a longtime fan of the hit singing contest. Abdul, who announced she was quitting the show amid a contract dispute, had been replaced by a succession of guest judges as "American Idol" started next season's auditions. DeGeneres, host of a daytime talk show, wasn't among them. She will join Simon Cowell, Randy Jackson and Kara DioGuardi for the ninth season starting in January.
  • IS THERE LIFE AFTER 'IDOL'? (What happens to Season 8 Idol Contestants after contracts expire)

    08/25/2009 8:21:15 AM PDT · by SeekAndFind · 17 replies · 880+ views
    New York Post ^ | 8/26/2009 | M.J. SANTILLI
    <p>FREEDOM Day has arrived for last season's "American Idol" contestants.</p> <p>Last Thursday, the top 36 semi-finalists' contracts ended with 19 Entertainment, the company that owns "Idol."</p> <p>And that means if you haven't been signed to a record deal by "Idol" creator Simon Fuller, you are free to start your career. On your own.</p>
  • Paula Abdul Twitters : She's Leaving American Idol !!

    08/04/2009 8:20:46 PM PDT · by SeekAndFind · 43 replies · 1,139+ views
    Twitter ^ | 8/4/2009
    Paula Abdul just twittered. Read what she has to say : ------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------ # It truly has been breathtaking, especially over the past month # What I want to say most, is how much I appreciate the undying support and enormous love that you have showered upon me # I’ll miss nurturing all the new talent,but most of all being a part of a show that I helped from day1 become an international phenomenon. # With sadness in my heart, I’ve decided not to return to IDOL. I’ll miss nurturing all the new talent, but most of all..Cont'd.
  • Afghanistan Idol (documentary explores cultural phenomenon that is Afghani version of American Idol)

    07/30/2009 12:48:29 PM PDT · by SeekAndFind · 2 replies · 402+ views
    Pajamas Media ^ | 7/29/2009 | Christian Toto
    American Idol remains the guiltiest of pleasures here in the United States. It’s a pop culture phenomenon engineered to lift spirits, distract viewers from depressing headlines, and provide a platform for Simon Cowell’s withering put-downs. The Afghanistan version of Idol is literally a life and death affair, with fans embracing the show as the ultimate manifestation of a culture war between modernism and strict Sharia law. Afghan Star, a new documentary named after the country’s Idol-style showcase, reveals just how ingrained the show has quickly become in the country’s culture. But not everyone wants to embrace a show teeming with...
  • Court sets hearing in American Idol contestant Alexis Cohen's hit-and-run death

    07/27/2009 10:03:20 AM PDT · by Jersey Republican Biker Chick · 6 replies · 633+ views
    NJ.com ^ | 07/27/2009 | The Star-Ledger Continuous News desk
    SEASIDE HEIGHTS -- The Toms River man charged in the hit-and-run death of former American Idol contestant Alexis Cohen is scheduled to be in court this afternoon in Ocean County for an initial hearing in the case. Daniel Bark, 23, has been charged with reckless driving and leaving the scene of an accident in the Saturday crash that killed Cohen, a 25-year-old Allentown, Pa. resident. Cohen, a contestant on the seventh season of American Idol, was struck by a car as she was walking near the intersection of Bay Boulevard and Dupont Avenue in the beach town of Seaside Heights.
  • Ex-'Idol' contestant struck, killed by car in NJ

    07/26/2009 8:15:39 PM PDT · by Jersey Republican Biker Chick · 9 replies · 288+ views
    Yahoo News ^ | 07/26/2009 | Yahoo News
    SEASIDE HEIGHTS, N.J. – Authorities say a 25-year-old former two-time "American Idol" contestant has been struck and killed by a car in a New Jersey shore town. The Asbury Park Press reports that Alexis Cohen, of Allentown, Pa., was killed early Saturday in Seaside Heights.
  • Ex-'Idol' contestant died after being struck by car

    07/26/2009 1:39:49 PM PDT · by rabidralph · 24 replies · 370+ views
    Asbury Park Press | July 25, 2009 | Graelyn Brashear and Margaret F. Bonafide
    Weird and tragic. Alexis Cohen, the ranting, foul-mouthed Idol contestant, was killed by hit-and-run in NJ over the weekend. Read more here. Due to copyright issue, only the link is allowed.
  • Manager: Paula Abdul 'Hurt,' 'Angry,' May Not Return To 'Idol' (not a happy camper .. She's hurt.)

    07/18/2009 6:13:09 PM PDT · by NormsRevenge · 36 replies · 1,483+ views
    Paul Abdul may not return to "American Idol" for a ninth season, her manager claimed in a new interview with the Los Angeles Times. "She's not a happy camper as a result of what's going on. She's hurt. She's angry," David Sonenberg, the "Idol" judge's manager, told the newspaper on Friday. David, who said that he became Paula's manager just weeks ago, at the end of June, added that he has yet to receive a proposal for a new contract for Paula. "I find it under these circumstances particularly unusual; I think unnecessarily hurtful," he said. "I find it kind...
  • Enormous Money (Simon offered $144 mil a year to stay on 'Idol')

    06/30/2009 7:23:57 AM PDT · by rock_lobsta · 25 replies · 626+ views
    N.Y. Post ^ | 6/30/2009 | MAXINE SHEN
    Early salary figures from Simon Cowell's "American Idol" contract negotiations are leaking out and they're eye-popping. Cowell, who reportedly made $36 million last year for judging the hit competition show, has been offered three or four times that amount -- between $100 million and $144 million per year -- by co-producers Fox and 19 Entertainment to stick with "Idol" when his contract expires next May, according to The Guardian, a London newpaper.
  • “American Idol” Alum David Archuleta’s Father Busted For Soliciting Prostitute

    06/18/2009 5:50:02 PM PDT · by aMorePerfectUnion · 1 replies · 362+ views
    Rollingstone.com ^ | 6/18/09 | Rolling Stone
    During a raid in mid-January on a massage parlor in Midvale, Utah, the father of last year’s American Idol runner-up, squeaky-clean Mormon David Archuleta, was arrested by police and charged with prostitute solicitation, a Class B misdemeanor. According to Us Weekly, Jeff Archuleta, 41, who was the consummate stage dad during his son’s Idol run, has pleaded no contest to the charge, paying a $582 fine following his arrest at an establishment called the Queens of Reiki on January 14th.
  • David Archuleta's Dad Busted for Hiring a Hooker

    06/18/2009 3:34:47 PM PDT · by greyfoxx39 · 21 replies · 761+ views
    US Magazine ^ | June 18, 2009
    The father of American Idol runner-up David Archuleta was charged with soliciting a massage parlor prostitute, stemming from a raid in January. David Archuleta, a seventh season fan favorite, lost to David Cook. He released his first album in late 2008. Jeff Archuleta pleaded no contest and paid a $582 fine after being busted at the Queens of Reiki on Jan. 14 in Midvale, Utah. During the raid, Midvale officers found one client receiving services, according to news reports. "Two of our detectives went back to that room to stop the activity," Midvale Police Sgt. John Salazar told news outlets....
  • Future Leader of America

    06/18/2009 6:36:18 AM PDT · by bloodmeridian · 5 replies · 973+ views
    Feed Your ADHD ^ | 6/18/2009 | Dr. Dave
    If this is our future, maybe we should just give it all to Obugger and kill ourselves now (be sure to watch this video of a teenager reacting to Adam Lambert losing American Idol ALL THE WAY THROUGH)....
  • David Archuleta: Already serving a mission (LDS Caucus)

    06/04/2009 6:13:32 AM PDT · by restornu · 7 replies · 441+ views
    Deseret News ^ | 2009-06-04 | By Scott Iwasaki
    David Archuleta hasn't let success spoil him. Even though he recently wrapped up his first headlining tour and his self-titled first CD debuted at No. 2 on the Billboard 200 (and is nearing platinum status), he's still just a kid from Murray, Utah. "I was amazed at how many people came to my concerts," Archuleta observed during an interview Wednesday. "I knew people liked me on 'American Idol,' but I didn't think they'd care to come see me sing at my own show." Salt Lake fans will get a chance to see the "American Idol" runner-up at an event...
  • Think Adam Wuz Robbed? Blame Perez Hilton.

    05/26/2009 5:30:12 AM PDT · by theothercheek · 23 replies · 1,353+ views
    The Stiletto Blog ^ | May 25, 2009 | The Stiletto
    Red State America bitch-slapped Perez Hilton by proxy. (Note: This is the second post on the page.)
  • Really Talented Performer Wins American Idol; Liberals Blame Christians

    05/25/2009 6:23:03 AM PDT · by Zakeet · 142 replies · 4,360+ views
    Townhall ^ | May 22, 2009 | S.E. Cupp
    This week Kris Allen, who during the American Idol season prompted unabashed praise from Simon Cowell and the rest of the judges, was voted America’s favorite over Adam Lambert, his theatrical and inconsistent competitor. Because Adam Lambert is, according to many, gay, the liberal media is blaming Christians for the tough loss. There are even rumblings that this “election” was rigged. Reminiscent of Bush/Gore 2000, anyone? Liberals are once again falling back on the only explanation they can ever muster when an anointed protégé or pet cause du jour loses: blame the backwards, hickish, intolerant Christian masses. Yes, the...
  • Clay Aiken Slams "Frightening" Adam Lambert: He Makes My "Ears Bleed"

    05/22/2009 7:59:15 PM PDT · by Clintonfatigued · 59 replies · 2,865+ views
    Us Weekly ^ | May 22, 2009
    Clay Aiken is no fan of fellow Idol runner-up Adam Lambert. "Now that it's all over, and for the record... I couldn't be happier about the way AI ended this year," the Season 2 second-place finisher wrote on his official fan site. Look back at the most controversial Idol contestants of all time. "I only turn the show on once a season, and only to see what the set looks like each year. This year, I happened to turn it during the minute that Adam Lambert was singing 'Ring of Fire' and, at that moment, thought my ears would bleed....
  • Clay Aiken sounds off on `American Idol,' Lambert

    NEW YORK (AP) - Clay Aiken is no fan of Adam Lambert. The "American Idol" also-ran has blasted this season's runner-up on his Web site, mocking Lambert's rendition of "Ring of Fire" as "contrived," "awful" and "slightly frightening." According to Aiken, he tunes into the show about once a season—and this year, he caught Lambert's take on Johnny Cash and thought his ears would bleed. But wait—there's more. Aiken aims his vitriol on "Idol" itself. He thinks the series showed bias for Lambert over eventual champ Kris Allen and has focused on "slick productions and polished contestants" rather than raw...
  • American Idol: Underdogma Strikes Again (voters have again chosen underdog over frontrunner)

    05/22/2009 6:20:17 AM PDT · by SeekAndFind · 103 replies · 1,979+ views
    American Thinker ^ | 5/22/2009 | Michael Scroccaro
    For the second year in a row, American Idol voters have chosen the underdog over the frontrunner. Viewers, odds makers, pundits, more than half the audience - even Simon Cowell - were all stunned when the seemingly untouchable frontrunner fell to the underdog. Again. They shouldn't have been surprised. Rooting for the underdog is what American Idol - and what much of our public discourse - is all about. In any given week, more people tune in to watch amateur underdogs sing (often poorly) on American Idol than buy the Top Ten albums on Billboard's Chart - combined. It seems...
  • Did Adam Lambert's Sexuality Cost Him American Idol Title? (Here it comes)

    05/22/2009 6:16:06 AM PDT · by Pinkbell · 139 replies · 4,046+ views
    US Magazine ^ | May 21, 2009
    That's the argument raging online. "It's difficult not to wonder if Lambert's sexuality played a role in Allen's victory," the Chicago Tribune's TV critic writes. "Though he never said whether he was gay, pictures of Lambert kissing other men appeared on the Internet during Season 8. "If Lambert's popularity on Idol was any indication of how tolerant and accepting America has become, his loss may indicate there's still further to go," continues the Tribune writer. Adds pro poker player (and recent Celebrity Apprentice runner-up) Annie Duke: "I seriously think Adam lost just because he is gay. Bummed. Bummed. Bummed." Blog...
  • AMERICAND IDOL REVIEW!! WINNER!!! GAH!!! (Meltdown Time)

    05/21/2009 9:52:27 AM PDT · by mnehring · 14 replies · 1,186+ views
    (Mental breakdown alert!!)KRIS ALLEN WON AMERICAN IDOL!!! ADAM SHOULD'VE WON. HE IS THE ONLY ONE WITH ANY TALENT ON THE SHOW!! Tune in next season!! Watch it here
  • American Idol And Miss California - That's Heteros 2, Homos 0

    05/21/2009 2:18:26 AM PDT · by joeclarke · 46 replies · 1,786+ views
    JoeClarke.Net ^ | 05/21/2009 | JoeClarke.Net
    Is American pop and political culture shifting toward a more traditional view of sex and gender? Don't ask me the difference between the two as only sociologists understand the mysterious jargon which they have invented. California's infamous Proposition 8 which sought to legitimize gay marriage last year was soundly defeated, and was an extraordinary defeat for homosexuals because it was CALIFORNIA, the land of "fruits and nuts" as my Marine sergeant explained back in Camp Pendleton. He also advised staying out of Tijuana. In Miss California vs. Perez Hilton et al. (et al. consists of every person in Hollywood and...
  • Revenge of the Tweenage Girls: Kris Wins Idol

    05/20/2009 8:54:44 PM PDT · by CMoran325 · 86 replies · 2,575+ views
    Clearly Nebulous Love Hate Oprah.com ^ | May 20, 2009 | Colette Moran
    Newsweek speculated that there was a Christian voting bloc that would affect the outcome of the American Idol finale -- and others pondered that there  might be an anti-gay backlash against Adam. (Although no one but he knows for sure what his true inclinations are...)I'm not going to suggest that there wasn't a whole bunch of conservative folks voting for Kris -- I'm certain there were, considering that Idol is one of the few shows that (for the most part) is family friendly and appeals to all ages. But honestly that would be a "Pro-Kris" vote, not an "Anti-Adam" vote.Adam obviously was...
  • Kris Allen wins

    05/20/2009 7:24:51 PM PDT · by jmaroneps37 · 158 replies · 5,041+ views
    May 20, 2009 | vanity
    Does anyone else think Kris Allen, who was very good won American Idol over Adam Lambert who was great because Red Staters siad "No!" to Lmabert for reasons other than talent? Lambert is the best ever on the show, but I think he was denied because Red State America has had "enough." I hope I'm wrong, just thinking out loud.
  • American Idol Creator's Obama Worship Nukes Season Finale

    05/20/2009 12:10:50 AM PDT · by Scott Martin · 52 replies · 2,547+ views
    Patriot Room ^ | 5-20-09 | Scott Martin
    How American Idol's creator, and his apparent Obama worship, ruined the season finale of American Idol with politically correct bull... I don't know American Idol creator Simon Fuller's politics, but judging by tonight's season finale, he's fallen for President Obama's hope and change act. And it resulted in one of the most lackluster finishes in Idol history. For those of you who don't follow the show, for the season finale both contestants sing three songs. The first song is one of their personal favorite performances from the season. This assures that the performance will be good, and show those who...
  • Newsweek Frets about Christian Influence on ‘Idol’ Voting

    According to Newsweek's Ramin Setoodeh, "American Idol's" Adam Lambert could "be heading home" due to those homophobic Christians that watch every week. Lambert, Setoodeh wrote in a May 12 blog post, "has been called the best ‘Idol' singer in the history of the show, thanks to his Celine Dion-like pipes. But he's also one of the most controversial, thanks to his Marilyn Manson-like wardrobe and his (not-so) ambiguous sexuality." Despite the fact that Randy, Simon and Paula all like Lambert, and he's garnered enough votes to compete in the semi-finals of "Idol," Setoodeh warned of a "possible roadblock" to a...
  • Anti-Abortion Ad Scores With 'American Idol'

    05/11/2009 4:55:13 PM PDT · by nickcarraway · 26 replies · 1,193+ views
    Washington Post ^ | MAY 11, 2009 | Jacqueline L. Salmon
    The organization that was turned down when it tried to get NBC-TV to air an anti-abortion video that portrayed President Obama as an unborn child has had better luck the second time around with the TV show American Idol. Fox TV has agreed to air an ad by CatholicVote.org during the finale of the hit show. It's part of a campaign by CatholicVote.org -- a subsidiary of the Fidelis Center, a Chicago-based conservative Catholic organization -- to attract Americans who are lukewarm in their support for abortion. A recent poll by the Pew Research Center for People & the Press...