52 posts categorized "AMERICAN IDOL"
Last night on American Idol, Mariah dismissed "Like a Prayer" as being "not a big singing song." Look, plenty of Madonna's songs, including indelible pop classics like "Into the Groove" or "Borderline," could fairly and objectively be classified outside the "big singing song" category. Not so with "Like a Prayer," which even without its big singing choral aspect has plenty of opportunity within its verses for belting (and which features one of Madonna's best vocal performances ever).
For Mariah Carey to sing a song, she almost always insists on oversinging it. Give her "For He's a Jolly Good Fellow" and "fellow" would have 18.5 syllables.
Elisabeth Hasselbeck has been voted off the island after 10 years.
Ann, starring Holland Taylor, charms The New York Times.
Surprisingly, a complete asshole blogs for Field & Stream.
Bee venom kills HIV.
Telling Canadian Bieber to "go back to America" rankles.
Shemar Moore-Moore-Moore...how do you like it, how do you like it?
Juan Williams blames plagiarism on researcher.
Sweden's the best place to be gay, Iran's the worst. Your guide.
Is Keith Urban homophobic on American Idol?
Matthew Fox hypocritically critical of Harry Styles.
Wait, why are small knives okay on planes suddenly???
Gay dads who found son in subway on Anderson Live.
Just because you've always wanted to see the Teen Wolf cast nose-free:
Via Sticky (Work Unfriendly): I know Madonna is considered massively vain (in spite of running around with zero makeup in public all the time), but is any star more vain than Mariah Carey? I don't see any difference between her right and left sides—she looks fine!—and yet in this interview, where the camera was set up on her "bad" side, she spent the entire time awkwardly craning her face in the opposite direction. Hysterical.
Superhot, superbuilt nerd of the day. (And many more!)
LAME: White House seems to fold on fiscal cliff.
Madonna to duet with Anne Hathaway?
PICTURED: The gayest work of art EVER!
The gayest songs of 2012.
"Mary Richards" slept here: Iconic home 4 sale.
Jeremy Hooper's book sold like hotcakes in '12.
Skanky singer Fantasia Barrino is anti-gay & anti-weed.
Hulk Hogan opening a "breastaurant?"
Nicki Minaj brought the North Carolina American Idol auditions to an end with a tirade against "her fucking highness" Mariah Carey, and TMZ has the full video. It's shocking to see an actual diva war amidst so many fake or overblown battles. Off video, Minaj allegedly threatened to knock Mariah out.
I'm not a fan of the series, but I'd tune in to see that.
Shakira and Usher are replacing Christina Aguilera and Cee-Lo Green on The Voice next season. Smart for Christina—she exits just as Britney Spears is entering The X-Factor, making it seem like her work is done/this genre is passé. But imagine getting vocal coaching from Shakira? Hers is so...unique! Good move for her that will help make her Topic A again, or at least B+. Hey, if J.Lo can be turned into the #1 Forbes star via a TV show, Shakira should be positioned nicely to do the same.
Bisexual diva Frenchie Davis was unfairly booted from American Idol ages ago in spite of her soaring voice and indelible personality (and being a good neighbor—I lived in the same building as she did on 42nd Street briefly). She bounced back on The Voice and now has an anthemic club tune out called "Love's Got a Hold on Me". See and hear the video after the jump...
Here is Mariah Carey's new single, "Triumphant (Get 'em)". Haven't been hearing enthusiastic reactions from people who like or love Mariah—of which I am not one (hence the totally biased title)—but what do YOU think?
And what about the artwork?
And do you think she will spice up American Idol? I must admit I'd be scared shitless to sing in front of a real singer like her and yet, as someone who's never sung, I wouldn't sweat it if I had to warble for the likes of Paula Abdul or Britney Spears.
Via MadonnaTribe: Absolutely love the official art for "Give Me All Your Luvin'," which has a lot of energy and style. Love the treatment of the title on Madonna's top. (Fritz thinks that because presenting a person in triptych has occurred before, that makes this somewhat unoriginal. I think Madonna's triptych has a unique, demanding vibe and don't believe it's important for a single cover to be 100% unrecognizable as anything that's ever been done.)
Even more in love with the info that "Give Me All Your Luvin'" will be released on February 3 and that iTunes will have an exclusive pre-order of an 18-track deluxe edition of MDNA (including a remix of one song) from February 3—February 6 for just $9.99. Starting February 3, go here for the offer.