Welcome to the New Blog!

Once upon a time, there was Idol Musings. Since February 2008, I have written faithfully on American Idol (and occasionally the other reality singing shows) with insight, snark humor and self-righteous candor. And Adam Lambert. I’ve written a lot about Adam Lambert. And within the blog’s 618 posts, I also wrote occasionally about music in... Continue Reading →

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Most Dramatic Show Ever? (yes)

Finally. After all of Chris Harrison’s breathless pronouncements of “THE most dramatic episode/moment/season in Bachelor history,” tonight it actually happened. We were warned several hours before. Basically, Katie’s conundrum, which has Bachelor Nation in an uproar and taking sides, is this. The Two Guys That Katie Actually Likes We were given plenty of foreshadowing when... Continue Reading →

The Men Tell Not Much

They really could have told us all in an hour, right? I stand by my narrative for this season. Katie knew who she liked early on, which left the Evil Genius Producers (EGPs) with the difficult task – made even harder without travel – of creating entertaining content in the face of few romantic sparks.... Continue Reading →

Oedipally Cuddling

Only seven suitors left. Only four get hometown visits. Only two of them are Guys Katie Actually Likes, although she thinks she likes a third. That being said – Katie’s pet phrase is the new drinking game, so take a sip – the guys are well aware of this and talk a lot about how... Continue Reading →


“Good luck trying to find something to write,” says My Daughter Diandra (MDD). With less than a half-page of notes after 90 minutes of this paint-drying-is-more-exciting episode, I definitely have my work cut out for me. Until she uttered that, my opening sentence was going to be something else she said, “OK. I’m opening solitaire.... Continue Reading →

Too Much Macho

[cue Billie Eilish Bad Guy] Mirror, mirror on the wall, who’s the most villainous of all? First, there was pot-stirring-without-actual-evidence Carl. Then there was Mr. Manipulative Thomas. Both were just annoying pretenders. But now time-stealing Hunter has emerged to be the actual villain, the bad boy that Katie likes – at least for now –... Continue Reading →

Punk’d by the Producers

OK Evil Genius Producers (EGPs). We see you. We really see you. And we stan. Katie holding The Final Rose Tonight: “Thomas . . .“ EGPs cut to commercial. And then it’s cue Hit the Road Jack and hasta la vista, Everybody’s Doubting Thomas! Don’t let the door at the [promotional considerations by] Hyatt Regency... Continue Reading →

Idol Girls Doin’ Work

Kelly. Carrie. And Jax? While it’s quite premature to include Jax (3rd place, Season 14, 2014) among the Idol royalty, she is making her presence known in the pop world. In April I mentioned that she signed a record deal with Atlantic Records. That deal has already started paying off. Jax is in regular rotation... Continue Reading →

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