Murtz On The Scene: Interview With Carly Rae Jepsen After American Idol Finale Performance Show

For those of you who remember my attempts to interview Carly Rae Jepsen at last year's MuchMusic Awards, you knew that I would do everything to succeed where I had failed last year. In fact, catching up with Carly Rae was my main priority at this »»

Murtz On The Scene: Interview With Kree Harrison After American Idol Finale Performance Show

Right after the American Idol performance show on May 15 2013, I had the chance to catch up with Kree Harrison and asked her the question that everyone wanted to know. Why did she decide to let Candice Glover sing last after winning the coin tos »»

American Idol 2013 – Season 12 Finale

Two hours and seven minutes. TWO HOURS AND SEVEN MINUTES? Are you kidding me, American Idol? That’s ridiculous. My goal, watching this on DVR after the series finale of The Office, was to get through it in under 45 minutes. If you’ve seen »»

American Idol 2013 – Final Two Performance Review - Kree vs. Candice

It’s the battle of the divas – a classic country singer, and a classic R&B singer. Idol really surprised me this year, with a final five of strong female vocalists and no White Guys With Guitars to be found. I’ve been more inves »»

Murtz On The Scene: American Idol Finale Performance Show Live Review

LOS ANGELES - This was not the final showdown that any Idol pundit predicted. On last night's American Idol finale performance show, filmed at the Nokia Theater in Los Angeles, country singer Kree Harrison and soul singer Candice Glover faced »»

FOX Upfront Announcement 2013: New TV Season Schedule; Night-by-Night Breakdown

FOX was next major network to announce their new TV schedule for Fall 2013 and Spring 2014. They picked up twice as many new shows as they did last year and 24 is coming back! Also, they are trying something new for a major network. FOX is attemptin »»

American Idol 2013 – Final Three Performance and Results Episode Review – Holy. Crap.

OK guys. I tried to review American Idol last week, but WordPress ate my post. Basically, I said that this was the strongest top four that Idol has maybe ever seen, and all of the women were deserving of a win. It actually makes me angry that the sho »»

American Idol 2013 – Fantastic Four Performance and Results Episode Review

Did you guys catch American Idol this week? With four fantastic singers left in the race, any of the women would make a deserving winner. Click through for a quick recap of the performances.


American Idol 2013 – Top Five Performance and Results Episode Review – All The Singin' Ladies

For the first time ever, American Idol has a top five of women, and they’re making a big deal out of it. That means pretending that a) This wasn’t basically orchestrated by judges and producers from the get-go b) That the reason we have a »»

American Idol 2013 – Top Six Performance and Results Episode Review – “Lets Hear It For the Girls

I’ve taken to watching American Idol on Saturday mornings, because there’s too much good TV on Wednesday and Thursday for me to watch it live. Unfortunately, that means that I often know who was eliminated before I watch the performance s »»

American Idol 2013 – Top Seven Performance and Results Episode Review – It's Still Rock and Roll To Them

Seven contestants and the show is STILL two hours long? Shut up, American Idol. That’s ridiculous. Anyway, the theme for the evening was rock and roll – no ballads allowed -, and there aren’t any rockers on this season of the show. »»

American Idol 2013 – Top Eight Performance and Results Episode Review

This week on American Idol, the top eight chose songs based on the theme “The Music of Motor City”. So, lots of Motown. The thing is, at this point a lot of these classic songs have been done to death on singing competition shows. What ke »»

American Idol 2013 – Top Nine Performance and Results Episode Review

Before the top nine on American Idol performed songs from the Lennon & McCartney songbook, we had to find out which extra singer would be joining the Idol tour. It was no surprise – Aubrey Cleland won out over Charlie Askew, the awkward lit »»

American Idol 2013 – Top Ten Performance and Results Episode Review

Hungover, perhaps?Looks it. Really, Minaj? “Stuck in traffic” on your way to a live show? You had one job! Nicki Minaj was late for Idol‘s first live show on Wednesday night, and then she showed up in sunglasses and a hoodie. Tha »»

American Idol 2013 – Men Finalists Review – Boys Will Be Boys

The boys on American Idol are not strong this year, which is interesting given the trend of winners for the past several years. I was incredibly bored by this crop of Idol dudes. I hated so many of the performances that I didn’t even bother ra »»

American Idol 2013 – Women Finalists Review - Let The Games Begin! (And May The Odds Be Ever In Your Favor.)

Isn’t it cute how Randy says that this season of American Idol is the girls’ to lose? Adorable. I’d think he was serious if he weren’t the only judge with experience on the panel, but he knows better. White Guys With Guitars h »»

American Idol 2013 – Men and Women Sudden Death Round - Week 2 Review

I've lost interest in Idol over the years, and shifting the show to a Wednesday/Thursday schedule (and therefore putting it up against my favorite show, Survivor) really put the nail in the coffin for me – it's TV for watching while I make dinner o »»

American Idol 2013 – Men Semi-Finalists Week 1 Review

All cheese, and weak sauce. That’s how I felt about Thursday night’s American Idol. On Wednesday, I finished the episode with high hopes about a few of the women. But none of the men impressed me. My notes for most of the performances »»

American Idol 2013 – Women Semi-Finalists Week 1 Review

I haven’t blogged about American Idol yet this season, but I have been sporadically watching. I was turned off of the new judges panel early on, because it felt like the Mariah Carey/Nicki Minaj drama was manufactured. But throughout Hollywood »»

American Idol 2013 Premiere Review – Mimi vs. Minaj

So, I rarely watch the early audition episodes of American Idol, but I make exceptions for new or guest judges. (I recall thinking that Katy Perry was very good at the gig when I watched her guest judge.) Since there’s been so much buzz about »»

Nicki Minaj Blows Up At Mariah Carey On Idol Set

Oh, the drama.  TMZ caught pink-haired diva Nicki Minaj launching into a profanity-laden tirade against fellow American Idol judge Mariah Carey, despite their denials of a feud.  Mariah can be heard responding in kind, although the poor quality of »»

Nicki Minaj And Mariah Carey Deny Idol Feud

Although the judges for the 12th season of American Idol have barely been announced, rumors are already swirling about a feud between them.  Both Nicki Minaj and Mariah Carey laughed off the suggestions at a recent press gathering, with Mariah notin »»

Murtz On The Scene: Exclusive Interview With Heejun Han At American Idol Live! Tour 2012

Heejun Han was one of the smartest competitors on the last season of American Idol. While it is always easy to spot a Survivor or Big Brother fan who gets cast on the show (by the way that they play or the things they say in their confessional i »»

Nicki Minaj Signs Onto American Idol

Women will be ruling the judge's panel on American Idol. Nicki Minaj is the newest judge to be signed onto the show, following the recent addition of Mariah Carey. There are also talks that in the future, Randy Jackson will take on a mentoring role i »»

Murtz On The Scene: Exclusive Interview With Joshua Ledet At American Idol Live! Tour 2012

Joshua Ledet received a standing ovation after almost every performance he delivered on American Idol. While many predicted the soul singer would easily walk away with the win, he was eliminated just before the finale. At the American Idol Live »»

Alanis Morissette To Join American Idol Cast?

During a radio interview, Canadian star Alanis Morissette dropped a huge hint that she may be the next judge to grace American Idol. When asked if she`d ever been approached to be on the show, she said "I'm in talks with somebody right now. I can't n »»

Aerosmith Teams With Johnny Depp On New Album

Aerosmith is recruiting Johnny Depp and Carrie Underwood for their long, LONG awaited new album, Music From Another Dimension!  Steven Tyler recently quit American Idol to concentrate on the band again full-time, allowing them to finally finish the »»

Mariah Carey To Join The Ranks Of American Idol

Pop diva Mariah Carey announced today that she will be joining American Idol as a judge in its next season. She says. "As a singer, songwriter and producer, it's going to be fun and rewarding to help find new talent and give back with American Idol, »»

Charlie Sheen, The Next American Idol Judge?

In an effort to keep himself relevant, Charlie Sheen has thrown his name into the would-be pot of American Idol judges. Apparently it was heard somewhere that producer Nigel Lythgoe had mentioned Sheen's name in regards to a possible judge. Sheen say »»

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