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Masterclass Monday: Gene Kelly’s Performance Of Singing In The Rain


It is very fitting that the first three letters in Gene Kelly’s name mirror the first three letters in the word “genius”. Because, yes indeed, his performance of “Singing In The Rain” was pure, unbridled genius. Choreographed by Gene himself, he captured the emotion of the moment so very well through his expansive body language […]

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Review: American Idol Season Ten Live Tour In Bridgestone Arena, Nashville, TN


By Gene Wilkey My wife, Kathy, and I traveled to Nashville on Friday to see the AE10 concert. As it turned out, Friday’s entertainment was almost as good as Saturday’s. I will touch on that later, but first I would like to tell you about the big show. I will call this more of a […]

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Scotty Is A Busy Boy With Upcoming Appearances On The Grand ‘Ole Opry, Leno And Good Morning America


Heads up everybody and breathe a relieving sigh. American Idol winner Scotty McCreery is finally booked to appear on The Tonight Show With Jay Leno on June 15th. CMT.Com has very generously provided the media with some noteworthy Scotty appearances. Other scheduled appearances include Scotty’s debut on the Grand Ole Opry on June 10, just […]

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MasterClass Video Of The Day: Beyonce’s Dressing Room Performance


I haven’t had an opportunity to view Beyonce’s heralded stripped-down dressing room version of her new single, “1+1″. However, when I listened to it this evening, I wish I had treated myself to this gem of a performance a few days ago. The song was recorded by her husband, Jay-Z, prior to her American Idol […]

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Scotty McCreery Makes Historic Start On Billboard Charts. Lauren Closely Follows


Well this news from Billboard.Com should make the Scotty and Lauren fans jump for joy. Here is what Billboard had to say: “After winning the 10th season of “American Idol” Wednesday (May 25), Scotty McCreery blasts onto Billboard’s Nielsen BDS-based Country Songs chart at No. 32 with coronation track “I Love You This Big.” The […]

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Revisiting Scotty’s Scheduled DISAppearance On Jay Leno


Some things just can’t be ignored. And this is one of them. Jay Leno was scheduled to interview the American Idol winner on Thursday (yesterday). Also scheduled to appear was Piers Morgan. He blabbed about it all week and it was posted on the Tonight Show website. Well, lo and behold, on Thursday, guess who […]

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Lauren Alaina Appears On Jay Leno Minus Scotty McCreery


I watch The Tonight Show With Jay Leno on a daily basis. He is my guilty pleasure. All week, he has been saying that the winner of American Idol would make an appearance on his show on Thursday. Well, it’s Thursday and guess who is a guest on Leno tonight? American Idol Runner-Up, Lauren Alaina. […]

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Scotty McCreery Wins American Idol Season 10


Well, I guess our votes really do count. They really, really do count! And, I have to eat crow since I insisted that American Idol was not going to let this happen. But crow is good – never tasted so good in fact. Yes, in the end, despite the endless propaganda by American Idol to […]

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Vocal MasterClass Discussion For American Idol Top 2 Country Finale


Yes siree Bob we are going to have a grand ‘ole hootenanny tonight at the Nokia Theatre. Scheduled to make appearances are Carrie Underwood (for the umpteenth time), Beyonce, Lady Gaga, Steven Tyler, Jennifer Lopez, Charice( now there’s a talented teen!), U2 and heaven knows who else. Well, it seems like they thought of everyone. […]

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Vocal Masterclass Article For American Idol Season 10 Top 2 Singers: The Country Road To The Grand ‘Ole Finale


By: Rosanne Simunovic Well at long last and with much fanfare we are down to our final two singers, country artists Lauren Alaina and Scotty McCreery. In a nutshell, both singers looked and sounded exhausted and nervous. I am sure, as we all are, that they just want this experience, however exciting, to end so […]

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Lauren May Drop Out Of American Idol


Ryan just tweeted: Let’s get these trending – are you #teamlauren or #teamscotty? #idolfinale He doesn’t seem worried. Harvey Levin (@HarveyLevinTMZ) Tweet 11-05-24 7:39 PM so Idol publicists are downplaying what’s going on…Dr. froze Lauren’s throat. Haley is on set. She’s rehearsed and ready #ai #idol This just in from TMZ “Lauren Alaina may not […]

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Vocal MasterClass Discussion For American Idol Season 10 Top 2 Performance Show: The Country Road To The Finale


So, it all came together for the producers of American Idol Season 10. Our Top 2 Finalists, Lauren Alaina and Scotty McCreery, have country in their blood and will yodel their way to a big win – or two. Maybe, they will tie. Maybe they will be promoted as a duo. Who knows with this […]

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Lee DeWyze Is Shunned By American Idol.


Well, that’s just all kinds of rude. Last evening, Season 9 American Idol winner, Lee DeWyze, tweeted that American Idol has not included him in tomorrow’s Finale. What? Is he not country enough? Here is what Lee had to say via his tweets: “Hey guys, no I’m not performing at the Finale. I wasn’t asked […]

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Oh Help Me Mama. Scotty and Lauren’s Singles Have Been Leaked


Over at A Taste Of Country, you can learn all about Lauren Alaina and Scotty McCreery’s singles, scheduled to be performed tomorrow evening on the Top 2 Performance Show and released to the airwaves on Thursday, May 26th. Lauren’s single is “Like My Mother Does” and Scotty’s is titled “Love You This Big”. Both songs […]

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David Cook To Premiere His New Video On Monday and To Perform On Idol Next Tuesday


Hey Cookie Fans! David Cook is set to take over ITunes and the Nokia stage next week. On Monday, May 23rd, David will premiere his new music video for “The Last Goodbye” on ITunes. Finally, a music video I care about! Then, on Tuesday, May 24th, David will be performing his song, “Don’t You Forget […]

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Lauren And Scotty Make The Final 2 Of American Idol: Was There Ever Any Doubt?


So, we are now down to our final 2 competitors for American Idol Season 10. Ten years already and, after all that time, what do we have here? Two teen country artists from the Southern Belt. Well, that’s what I call progress! Listen, don’t get me wrong I love Lauren and Scotty. Both are sweet, […]

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Vocal Masterclass Discussion For American Idol Season 10 Results Show


Well? Are you ready? Who will be our Top 2 Finalists? Will it coincide with my prediction of a Lauren/Scotty finale? Or will Hurricane Haley(thus named because she threw this competition into turmoil with her winning performances over the last few weeks) upset the apple cart. We shall know in just a few short hours. […]

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Vocal Masterclass Article For American Idol Season 10 Top 3 Singers: Personal Choice, Producer’s Choice, Judges’ Choice


By: Rosanne Simunovic Last evening’s performances were as good as they could be, given the song choices at the disposal of these three young singers. Some of the selections were not the most inspired and, actually, brought out the weaknesses in some of the voices. However, it was exciting to see Beyonce at work with […]

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Vocal MasterClass Discussion For American Idol Season 10 Top 3 Performance Show: Judges Choice, Producer’s Choice and Personal Choice


It is difficult to believe that, a week from today. the Finale for American Idol Season 10 will air on Fox. Gee – I guess it must be May.  Yes it is – no snow. Time to take a break from this blogging and enjoy the outdoors. It’s been an interesting American Idol season, full of surprises and, at times, […]

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And The American Idol Top 3 Song Choices Are? Drum Roll Please!


Well, the Top 3 Song Choices have been revealed! There are some real gems within the list and the singers should soar with some of these songs. Here is the list and it was compiled by Idolhead Ed Please note: I tried to confirm the list but didn’t find an official release. So, there may […]

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