The Return of Paula!!

“I would kill for a pep talk from Paula Abdul. That’s like my dream in life”, said an ecstatic My Daughter Diandra (MDD) during Paula’s closing exhortation to The Unvoted for Group of Five Idolists near the end of Monday night’s proceedings. While I’m still upset that I wasn’t picked to sub for COVID-positive Luke,... Continue Reading →

The First Votes Are In

Sixteen performances. Lots of ground to cover. Here’s the TL;DR[1] version: Surprisingly voted in – Graham[2](undeservedly) and Deshawn (deservedly). Surprisingly voted out – (eye-patched) Andrea who was so wonderful last week. The rest were quite predictable but do not interpret “predictable” as I believe that all of the surviving Idolists are worthy contenders. Some clearly... Continue Reading →

Grading the All-Star Duets and Solos, Pt. 2

Welcome to Part 2 of American Idol’s relief plan for performing artists looking for a paying gig during COVID! As you will see from the scores below, Monday night’s performances were measurably below those of Sunday night[1]. There was also more inconsistency between solo and duet performances. A constant theme of the night was the Idolists getting... Continue Reading →

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