Idolists Record Records

In an exciting Idol development, the remaining Idolists went into the recording studio to work with big-name producers on original songs and make recordings for release to the streaming services. They’ll perform those songs on Sunday and of course, I will be reviewing the Idolists’ live performances of them. But I’ve already listened to the recordings and... Continue Reading →

Why Don’t Idolists Make Hits Anymore?

Recently a long-time loyal follower of these Musings texted me about her surprise that the Top 3 Idolists “don’t do more with it” and was curious as to why that has changed. She specifically mentioned Candice Glover who won Season 12 (2013) as someone who is no longer heard from. Actually, that can be said... Continue Reading →

Finale. Finis. Finally.

Dear Season Finale, I came to this journey with an open mind and heart. I truly tried to find love but I was unable to get there with you. Maybe Katie is my season. Maybe Michelle is my season. But [cue Steve Perry It Won’t Be You]. And mama used to say/"Take your time young... Continue Reading →

In Praise of Don’t Stop Believin’

Journey’s Don’t Stop Believin’ recently went over one billion streams on Spotify, an accomplishment that joins them with Queen (for Bohemian Rhapsody) as the only two bands to do so. Here are a few facts about the song: Famously, there is no “South Detroit” which has been the subject of much discussion over the years.... Continue Reading →

The Bachelor’s Reckoning with Race

Rather than my usual episode recap, I’m going to recap and comment on the stunning events of last week that culminated in Chris Harrison taking a leave of absence from The Bachelor franchise. It was the lens through which I was watching tonight's episode, anyway. I watch these shows with intentional blindness to the casts’... Continue Reading →

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