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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Wrong Winner. Again.

Yes. After three hours or 180 minutes or 10, 800 seconds or 1.08e+13 nanoseconds – however you want to count it - we find out that for the fiftyleventh time, the wrong person won American Idol. Wrong, but utterly predictable from the moment that the judges made Laine audition so many weeks ago when he... Continue Reading →

Week 1: Hannah B. Meets the Guys

Please. Help. Me. I think I’m starting to like Hannah B. After seeing her on The Bachelorette Reunion – shout out to My Girl Ali Fedotowsky who I will adore forever - there’s something about her prior awkwardness that is less awkward and more endearing. There’s probably more I like than that but I can’t... Continue Reading →

Idol? Or un-Idol?

I’m cutting to the chase – the judges have given out WAY TOO MANY standing ovations this year. Oh. The other chase is that Alejandro and Laci Kaye need to be in The Finale. And Alejandro needs to win. Oh. Laci Kaye didn’t make The Finale. This show makes me nuts. “That was a complete... Continue Reading →

Adam Lambert’s Ten Best Songs

In conjunction with the recent rush of publicity regarding Adam Lambert, Billboard got in the act this week by tweeting out their February article Adam Lambert's 10 Best Songs: Critic's Picks. Because they got it wrong Because mine are different, I felt it was my duty to go on the record with a more correct with my... Continue Reading →

Wha’ Happ’ned???

Uh, #WOW and Oh Em Gee. Like Katy Perry, I didn’t see that coming. Wade and Madison (in particular) have consistently been the bottom vote-getters when there were even more Idolists in the competition. What changed that suddenly put early darlings Laci Kaye and Jeremiah into the bottom with only six left?[1] This put the... Continue Reading →

Idol Throwback

It was a throwback night in the Linder household. With My Daughter Diandra (MDD) here for a visit, it was like the old days of the family gathering 'round the TV for a night of American Idol. Gone was the Omnipotent Idol Clipboard upon which MDD used to make her critical notations (e.g. “GO! LEAVE! DEATH! DESTRUCTION!”)... Continue Reading →

Where Are We Now?

We have a final eight. Other than that, where are we now? Before I answer that question, allow me a few musings. I began tonight with a problem. Last night I saw the New Zealand electropop duo Broods in concert. After six years together, they’re now seasoned performers headlining shows in well-known smaller clubs while... Continue Reading →

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