by Hilton Hater at . Comments

It's back to high school for Emily Piriz.

This finalist was eliminated from American Idol last night and spoke to reporters backstage afterward about the surreal adventure.

"I'm a senior," Piriz said. I'm just gonna go back home ... go back to school and graduate."

Goodbye, Emily Piriz

Emily said she and Jena Irene might eventually move to Hollywood together to really give this singing thing a shot, but she had planned to go to college before and the "alternate universe" of American Idol won't necessarily change that.

Continue Reading...

by Hilton Hater at . Comments

It was ladies night again on American Idol this evening.

But not in a good way.

For the second consecutive Thursday, three woman found themselves in the Bottom 3, with MK Nobilette, Jena Irene and Emily Piriz have the dishonors this time around.

The American Idol 12

After hearing from Phillip Phillips and some emerging artist named Kodaline from Ireland, Ryan Seacrest called the ladies to the stage and announced that Emily would need to sing for her survival.

She chose a version of "Stars," she did okay with it... but we all knew the judges would not use their Save this early.

Continue Reading...

by Hilton Hater at . Comments

Let's all ignore the fact that Jennifer Lopez took a bite from a deviled egg straight out of Ryan Seacrest's hand tonight and get right to the American Idol performance review, shall we?

The dozen contestants remaining sang singles that reminded them of home this week, a rather broad assignment that led to covers of John Mayer, Dido and even J. Lo herself.

Yes, Emily Piriz was brave enough to make like one of the judges.

How did she fare? Well... she got loud. Listen to all 12 hopefuls sing for their American Idol lives now:

Emily Piriz - "Let's Get Loud"
Emily Piriz wants everyone to get loud. Come on, American Idol fans!!!

And then vote: Who did the best job?

 

by Hilton Hater at . Comments

Well, someone had to be first.

On the first elimination show of 2014, American Idol voted out Kristen O'Connor Thursday night, a Wild Card entrant who knew she had no chance at earning the judges' save.

Kristen O'Connor Eliminated

"I think we all knew that no matter who it was, they probably weren't going to save them," O'Connor told reporter backstage. "I knew especially for me it wasn't going to happen no matter how good the performance was. So I just knew I wanted to go out with a bang and I was proud of the performance I gave."

Kristen was in the Bottom 3 along with MK Nobilette and Malaya Watson. 

Continue Reading...

by Hilton Hater at . Comments

We kicked off the first American Idol results show of Season 13 with a group sing and a promo for this summer's tour.

Okay, not the strongest opening. But, hey, there are 58 minutes to kill before we find out the initial finalist eliminated, isn't there?

The American Idol Top 13

After learning Ben Briley, Alex Preston and Jena Irene are say, Malaya Watson is sent to the Bottom 3.

Up next? Dexter Roberts is safe. Majesty Rose and Sam Woolf are as well. But MK Nobilette is off to the Bottom 3.

Continue Reading...

by Hilton Hater at . Comments

We are officially off and running singing on American Idol Season 13.

The finalists took to the stage as a group for the first time on Wednesday and the results were decidedly mixed.

Things looked bleak throughout the opening hour, with a case of the nerves seemingly hitting a number of contestants.

But a handful in the back half showed promise and the judges continued to excel, giving us hope that all is not lost for this once-great competition.

Watch all 13 performances now and then cast your vote below:

Kristen O'Connor - "Beautiful Disaster"
Well done, Kristen O'Connor! Watch the American Idol finalist sing "Beautiful Disaster" now.

WHOSE PERFORMANCE DID YOU LIKE BEST?

 

by Hilton Hater at . Comments

The results are in.

The real battle will soon begin.

On Thursday night, American Idol announced its final 13 contestants, with five men and women chosen by the audience and three more selected as Wild Cards by the judges.

The remaining hopefuls reside from across the country (and include the first openly gay contestant in series history), but all share one common goal: becoming the next American Idol champion.

Which one of these lucky 13 will it be?

Caleb Johnson
Caleb Johnson is a 22-year old native of North Carolina. He is doing very well for himself on American Idol.

WHO IS YOUR FAVORITE FEMALE FINALIST?

 

WHO IS YOUR FAVORITE MALE FINALIST?

 

by Hilton Hater at . Comments

It is officially on.

American Idol went from thousands and thousands of original hopefuls this week down to a lucky 13, naming the finalists that will be vying for this show's crown and competing live against one another from this point forward.

Viewers voted for five men and five women, with the judges choosing a trio of wild cards to round the group out. 

Caleb Johnson
Caleb Johnson is a 22-year old native of North Carolina. He is doing very well for himself on American Idol.

So, let's get right to it. Did your favorite make the cut? In order of the announcements, here is your Top 13:

  1. Malaya Watson
  2. Ben Briley
  3. Emily Piriz
  4. Alex Preston
  5. Jessica Meuse
  6. Dexter Roberts
  7. Caleb Johnson
  8. Majesty Rose
  9. MK Nobilette
  10. Sam Woolf
  11. Jena Irene (Wild Card)
  12. Kristen O'Connor (Wild Card)
  13. CJ Harris (Wild Card)

by Hilton Hater at . Comments

Following an American Idol ladies night that saw this competition pare its final 15 females down to 10, the remaining men took to the live stage on Wednesday.

So, who stood out? Aside from Daughtry and Adam Lambert, both of whom stopped by to offer the guys some advice?

Sam Woolf Picture

Spencer Lloyd was referred to as an "undeniable" star for his take on The Fray’s “Love Don’t Die," while Sam Woolf was told he has a "voice that's just money" after singing David Gray's "Babylon."

Both are white guys with guitars. We could totally see them winning.

Continue Reading...

by Hilton Hater at . Comments

Randy Jackson made his unwanted random triumphant return to American Idol last night.

On the first episode of Rush Week, the former judge debuted as an in-house mentor who offered such gems to contestants as "You’ve gotta give it your all" and "You’ve gotta give your best performance.”

Seriously, what would we do without the Dawg?

Randy Jackson Returns!

Viewers then learned that five women (Austin Wolfe, Kenzie Hall, Brandy Neely, Andrina Brogden and Jillian Jensen) were cut prior to singing a single note, leaving us with 10 to perform for their Season 13 lives.

Continue Reading...