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American Idol: The Iovine Innovationby Stephen Thompson on Wednesday, March 9, 2011 at 11:50pm
The big ballyhooed change for season 10 was the introduction of uber-producer Jimmy Iovine as the in-house mentor for Idol. Well, for the most part, it looks like if the contestants are up to it they can do…
10 Weirdest St. Patrick’s Crafts on Etsy
Come St. Patrick's Day everyone's Irish, and they all want to express their newfound ethnicity with goofy hats or at least some green gear. I found the ten most bizarre St. Patrick's Day crafts on Etsy that you'd only buy after a few pints o' Guinness...
The Lucky Number 13
The field is set!  While Paula Abdul is making 911 calls about being trapped in a Mercedes, the new and improved American Idol is setting the stage for its best season in years!  Thirteen Idol hopefuls remain and next week they go toe-to-toe and face weekly eliminations!  Our Idol expert Steve Thomp…
Separating The Men From The Boys!
There's been a lot of buzz about this year's crop of American Idol hopefuls and it appeared that Steven Tyler, J. Lo, and Randy Jackson had rounded up the most talented Top 24 in seasons!  But, the one guarantee with Idol is that the "live" shows will always show you who can really sing an…
Idol Inside Scoop!
It's time to find out who can really sing!  Tonight marks the start of the American Idol semifinals and we'll have our first chance to vote for what appears to be the most talented crop of Idol hopefuls in years!  As usual, our Idol expert Steve Thompson has been h…
Daytona 500: A Review In Pictures
A lot of us couldn't be in Daytona for this year's memorable event. To help relive what you heard here on WBKR or saw on TV, enjoy this photo gallery of pictures from this year's event.
Hey Baby! Let’s Go To Vegas!
Hollywood Week is in the book and 68 contestants remain on American Idol.  And those 68 are now off to Las Vegas, the site of a new Idol twist which requires them to sing for their lives again!  Next week, they'll take on the songs of The Beatles . . . then face what our Idol expert Steve Thompson c…
Idol’s Dreaded Group Night
If you've been watching American Idol, you know that this year's crop of talent actually has TALENT!  And a lot of it!  And last night, Hollywood week continued with Group Night, which has historically been a breakdown!  But, on last night's show, the groups, for the most part, rocked the house!  Ou…
You’re Going To Hollywood . . . For 1 Day!
Nearly American Idol hopefuls qualified for the Hollywood Round, labeled "Hell Week" by the producers of the show.  And, last night, we got to see Round One and it was brutal!  In fact, we lost approximately 200 contestants as Steven Tyler, J. Lo. and Randy Jackson narrowed the field to 16…
Idol Leaves Its Heart In San Francisco!


American Idol auditions are in the can!  Last night, our judges rolled into San Francisco, where they found a couple of singers ready to go for Idol gold!  If you missed last night's show, go to You Tube and check out Julie Zorilla.  She's beautiful, looks the part, sounds the part and sang the dayl…
No Quakin’ In Los Angeles!


American Idol has been to L.A. before for auditions and the city has historically given us some pretty impressive talent.  Season 5 runner-up Katherine McPhee audition in Los Angeles as did Season 8 runner-up Adam Lambert.  So, hopes were high when Idol Season 10 rolled into L.A.  Were there any con…

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