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American Idol – Recap & Review – Finale

American Idol Finale Original Air Date: Apr 7, 2016 Patricia Morris Buckley - Sr. Staff Writer pmb@thetwocentscorp.com Usually, the finale of Idol is filled with contestants singing with big stars in throwaway songs. Something to skim through until the big announcement. But instead we had the largest gathering of Idol winners and contestants ever on

American Idol – Recap & Review – Final Two

American Idol Final Two Original Air Date: Apr 6, 2016 Patricia Morris Buckley - Sr. Staff Writer pmb@thetwocentscorp.com It’s the final showdown. Two contestants go head to head in the very last Idol. It all comes down to three songs each. In the first round, all three contestants sing, but the axe falls after

American Idol – Recap & Review – Retrospective

American Idol Retrospective Original Air Date: Apr 5, 2016 Patricia Morris Buckley — Sr. Staff Writer pmb@thetwocentscorp.com The idea of an American Idol retrospective seemed like a yawn. I expected a lot of back patting. But I was pleasantly surprised by this surprisingly honest look back over the last 15 years. It started with

American Idol– Recap & Review – Top 4

American Idol Top 4 Original Air Date: Mar 31, 2016 Patricia Morris Buckley —Sr. Staff Writer pmb@thetwocentscorp.com Next week is the last week of Idol. Ever. Either you’re sad or really happy. Doesn’t matter – because it will be the end of a 15-year-old phenomena. Tonight was about the four hometown visits. Each then sang

American Idol – Recap & Review – Top 5

American Idol Top 5 Original Air Date: Mar 24, 2016 Patricia Morris Buckley — Sr. Staff Writer pmb@thetwocentscorp.com While five singers started the evening, only four got to sing. The right four, in my opinion. The remaining four sang twice. First, they chose a rock song and were mentored by Steven Van Zandt, who

American Idol – Recap & Review – Top 6

American Idol Top 6 Original Air Date: Mar 17, 2016 Patricia Morris Buckley - Sr. Staff Writer pmb@thetwocentscorp.com The program started with a tape of one of Adam Lambert’s signature moments on Idol singing “It’s a Mad World,” then suddenly there he is, singing it live. Wow. We’ll hear more from him later. Ryan told

American Idol– Recap & Review – Top 8

American Idol Top 8 Original Air Date: Mar 10, 2016 Patricia Morris Buckley —Sr. Staff Writer pmb@thetwocentscorp.com This new, once-a-week Idol is cutthroat, Once again, two singers are sent home. They all had two chances to sing, first in a duet then in a solo performance. Also, Last year’s Idol Nick Fradiani debuted his new single

American Idol – Recap & Review – Top 10

American Idol Top 10 Original Air Date: Mar 3, 2016 Patricia Morris Buckley - Sr. Staff Writer pmb@thetwocentscorp.com Has Idol turned into X Factor? Not only did former X Factor judge Demi Lovato appear on the show, but the show took the X Factor’s elimination process where the bottom contestants perform and the judges

American Idol – Recap & Review – Wildcard Countdown

American Idol Wildcard Countdown Original Air Date: Feb 25, 2016 Patricia Morris Buckley - Sr. Staff Writer pmb@thetwocentscorp.com Tonight the Top 10 were announced. Rather, the Top 6 plus those who got a “Fast Pass” Tuesday night, including Dalton Rapattoni, Olivia Rox, Trent Harmon and La’Porsha Renae. And we got to the results right

American Idol – Recap & Review – Top 14

American Idol Top 14 Original Air Date: Feb 24, 2016 Patricia Morris Buckley - Sr. Staff Writer pmb@thetwocentscorp.com Surprise – instead of 14 performances tonight, we only got 10. The judges decided that four people would get pass to go on, but they had to be a unanimous choice. There were Dalton Rapattoni, Olivia

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