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Blake's Team Down to 2! (Photo by Ethan Miller/Getty Images)
Blake's Team Down to 2! (Photo by Ethan Miller/Getty Images)
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THE VOICE: Who Stays? Who Goes?

Last night, there was a double-dose of drama on NBC's new hit talent show THE VOICE.  First of all, Team Christina and Team Blake lost two contestants a piece . . . then Team Cee Lo and Team Adam took the stage to sing for your votes.  So, which members of Team Blake and Team Christina made the cut and earned spots in the Top 8?  And who sang well enough last night from Team Cee Lo Green and Team Adam Levine to make their cases for the Top 8?  I sat down with Steve Thompson (our American Idol expert) to talk about the misses and, more importantly, the HITS!

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Scotty is Number One! (Photo by Frazer Harrison/Getty Images)
Scotty is Number One! (Photo by Frazer Harrison/Getty Images)
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And Your American Idol Is…

If you were watching American Idol last night, it may have appeared that Fox meteorologist Ron Rhodes won the title!  Because of severe weather coverage and the threat of tornadoes and damaging straight line winds, Ron was on the tube alot during the Idol finale!  But that didn't stop the proceedings at the Kodak Theatre in Los Angeles, where Scotty McCreery was crowned our latest champion!  So, did American get it right?  And will Scotty and runner-up Lauren Alaina have careers after Season 10 is forgotten?  Moon, Chad and our Idol expert Steve Thompson take a look at the finale and the season that was . . .

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Lauren & Scotty w/ Idol Creator Simon Fuller (Photo by Kevin Winter/Getty Images)
Lauren & Scotty w/ Idol Creator Simon Fuller (Photo by Kevin Winter/Getty Images)
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American Idol: Lauren Vs. Scotty

Tonight is the 10th season finale of American Idol and one thing is for sure . . . we're going to have a country star taking the title!  Last night in the finale, my pre-season pick, Lauren Alaina, squared off against America's boy next door, Scotty McCreery!  According to Idol's Facebook fan poll (posted BEFORE the show yesterday), Scotty was the winner by a country mile!  But, last night, most agree that Lauren had the better night!  So, what does our Idol expert Steve Thompson think?  Who will be crowned our next American Idol tonight at the big finale?

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Haley Bows Out (Photo by Lyle A. Waisman/Getty Images)
Haley Bows Out (Photo by Lyle A. Waisman/Getty Images)
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The American Idol FINALE Is Set!

For the first time in American Idol history, the final will be an all-country affair!  Last night, Haley Reinhart was sent packing and paved the way for a showdown between Lauren Alaina and Scotty McCreery!  So, who is the Idol going to be?  As Randy Jackson said all season long, who has truly been "in it to win it?"  I chatted with our Idol expert, Steve Thompson, this morning and chatted about Haley's departure and who has the best chance to being crowd America's Idol.  To listen to the complete review and interview, click  . . .

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Scotty Battles For The Finale! (Photo by Steve Exum/Getty Images)
Scotty Battles For The Finale! (Photo by Steve Exum/Getty Images)
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American Idol: The Final Three

Three contestants left . . . three songs a piece . . . and Lauren Alaina, Haley Reinhart and Scotty McCreery came out singing for the American Idol finale.  In last night's episode, each contestant got to choose one song, sang another chosen for them by producer/mentor Jimmy Iovine and a third chosen for them by Steven, Jennifer and Randy!  Who was the standout performer last night?  or WAS there a standout performer?  Three rounds . . . three decisions.  Let's turn to our Idol expert Steve Thompson for his thoughts on who stays and who goes?  Check out Steve's blog, then take a listen to Chad's interview with him about last night's episode of Idol.

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Lauren GUNS for the FINALE! (Photo by Chris McKay/Getty Images)
Lauren GUNS for the FINALE! (Photo by Chris McKay/Getty Images)
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Idol Top Three: Sneak Peak!

We're down to three contestants on Season 10 of American Idol and, Wednesday night, Haley Reinhart, Lauren Alaina and Scotty McCreery will be gunning for the finale!  To get there, each will have to sing three different songs to earn your votes.  According to our Idol expert, Steve Thompson, one song will be chosen by mentor Jimmy Iovine, one will be selected by the contestants themselves and the third will be chosen by the judges!  I decided to dig around the internet and see if I could find some spoilers and . . .  guess what?  I FOUND SOME SPOILERS!!!

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Star's HOT TO TROT For John Rich (Photo by Joe Corrigan/Getty Images)
Star's HOT TO TROT For John Rich (Photo by Joe Corrigan/Getty Images)
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Star and John Sitting In A Tree!

If you are John Rich, right about now you need to be pulling your cellular out of your big old fur coat and calling 911!  On last night's episode of Celebrity Apprentice, Star Jones (who I like to now refer to as "Satan's Sister") made a very interesting and personal admission.  She LOVES her some John Rich!   And, the girl ain't even playin'!  Given the fact that this show has made me a huge fan of John Rich and I now consider us to be friends, I feel like, as his new BFF, I owe him some advice.  Use your short little legs, brother man, and head for the hills!!  Pronto!!!!!  Star Jones, like crack, is WHACK!

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WE DEMAND A RECOUNT!! (Photo by Kevin Winter/Getty Images)
WE DEMAND A RECOUNT!! (Photo by Kevin Winter/Getty Images)
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American Idol Shocker!!

At least once or twice each American Idol season, I want to pick up something heavy and hurl it toward my television.  That already happened once this season when Pia Toscano was voted off the show WAY too early!  Last night, it happened again!!  James Durbin, who I fully expected to make the final and even win this season of Idol, was voted off the show . . . leaving Scotty McCreery, Lauren Alaina and Hayley Reinhart to battle for the title.  Our Idol expert, Steve Thompson, reviews last night's SHOCKER and looks ahead to next week's FINAL THREE!

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Scotty McCreery
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American Idol’s Final Four

 

American Idol is down to its version of the Final Four and, last night, James, Lauren, Hayley and Scotty took the stage twice to battle for a spot in the Final Three.  In Round One, the contestants took on songs that have inspired them.  In Round Two, they got an assist from Lady GaGa with the songs of Leiber and Stoller.  So, who was "in it to win it" as Randy Jackson says?  And whose dreams of making the American Idol finale will end?  Let's check in with our Idol expert Steve Thompson for his take on last night's show.

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Lauren Alaina
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ANOTHER Open Letter to Lauren Alaina

Dear Lauren Alaina,

Chad Benefield here again from WBKR in Owensboro, KY.  I am writing to you today to tell you that I have just about had enough and am ready to break up with you.  I wrote to you a few weeks ago when it appeared that your nerves were holding you back on American Idol.  In my initial letter to you I said that I truly believe that you have the perfect combination of personality and voice that's needed to win the show.  But I urged you (in the friendliest of manners) to step up the singing, go for bigger notes and just lay a song out for us once and for all (like Kelly Clarkson or Carrie Underwood would have).  After all, American Idol is a singing contest and, to win, you've gotta sing.  Now, I don't mean to sound like Ike Turner, but, Tina .  . I mean, Lauren . . . you have to sing!  Rougher!!  Harder!!  You better sing, Tina!

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He's A Contender!  (Photo by Rick Diamond/Getty Images)
He's A Contender! (Photo by Rick Diamond/Getty Images)
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Celebrity Apprentice: The Final Four

This season of Celebrity Apprentice has been FULL of massive throwdowns and fights.  (And it has been freakin' AWESOME!!)  First, the ladies railed against that shrew Dionne Warwick and got her sent home.  Then, Meatloaf snapped on that fruitcake Gary Busey and nearly ripped his head off!  And, then . . . NeNe Leakes got all up in Star Jones' face and told her she was going to take her down!  As Star cowered under the oppression of a Real Housewife of Atlanta, NeNe asked the question heard round the world, "Now, where's Barbara Walters?"  (That moment was ghetto-fabulous and I've told all my friends I'm gonna get that catchphrase on a T-shirt!)  This season has been HILARIOUS and the stage is set for an epic fight to the finish.  And country star John Rich is STILL in the mix!  And, by golly, he's a contender!

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Jacob Bows Out Of IDOL! (Photo by Frazer Harrison/Getty Images)
Jacob Bows Out Of IDOL! (Photo by Frazer Harrison/Getty Images)
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Idol’s Final Four

If you tuned into American Idol last night, you saw Lauren Alaina narrowly escape elimination and a mental breakdown!  Country's aspiring sweetheart let her nerves keep her from making all the right moves and hitting all the right notes in "Unchained Melody" on Wednesday night and she nearly paid the price for it on Thursday night.  But Lauren lives to see another day, but Jacob will not.  Idol's resident gospel/r&b crooner is gone.  So, what's in store for the final four?  Let's check in with our Idol expert, Steve Thompson!

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