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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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American Idol's Remaining 6!  (Photo by Frazer Harrison/Getty Images)
American Idol's Remaining 6! (Photo by Frazer Harrison/Getty Images)
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American Idol and The “King”

Last night on American Idol, our remaining 6 contestants took on the songbook of Carole King.  If you tuned into the WBKR Waking Crew this morning, you know that her music has divided Moon and Chad!  Moon's a fan of Carole's voice and her songwriting.  Chad doesn't think Carole is much of a singer and, consequently, wrote songs that didn't require much "singing!"  So, which Idol hopeful manage to choose the RIGHT song?  Who was the KING of the last night's show?  We turn to our Idol expert, Steve Thompson.

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Stefano Is Lan-GONE! (Photo by Alberto E. Rodriguez/Getty Images)
Stefano Is Lan-GONE! (Photo by Alberto E. Rodriguez/Getty Images)
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And Then There Were Six . . .

Elimination night Thursday on American Idol and we finally said goodbye to Stefano, who'd been lingering in the bottom three for weeks.  This time, though, he couldn't escape America's vote and now we are down to the FINAL SIX!  So, what does Steve Thompson, our Idol expert, think about all this?  And what's in store for our Idol hopefuls (and us!) next week? 

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An "Uprising" on Idol! (Photo by Kevin Winter/Getty Images)
An "Uprising" on Idol! (Photo by Kevin Winter/Getty Images)
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James Durbin “Rocks” The Country

"Songs from the 21st Century" last night on American Idol. It was definitely a mixed bag . . . with Scotty McCreery singing 'Swingin'" by Lee Ann Rimes (Uh, what?), my favorite little underachiever Lauren Alaina taking on Sara Evans' "Born To Fly" (Uh, why?) and James rocking out to "Uprising" by Muse (Uh, awesome!!).  What did our Idol expert Steve Thompson think about the show, how did he rate the performances, and who does he think is hitting the road, Jack?

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He's Got The Moves!  (Photo by Doug Pensinger/Getty Images)
He's Got The Moves! (Photo by Doug Pensinger/Getty Images)
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Hines “Wards” Off The Competition!

Are you watching this season of Dancing With The Stars?  It's arguably the closest season we've ever had on the show.  (Look at me!  I said "closest season WE'VE ever had!"  Like I'm Tom Bergeron or Brooke Burke or something!)  But the latest batch of Disco Ball-hopefuls is truly running neck and neck.  Each week, the scores are SO CLOSE and it's been really hard to name a frontrunner!  But, I think we have one emerging . . .

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An Amazing Race!  {Photo: Robert Voets/CBS (from CBS.com)}
An Amazing Race! {Photo: Robert Voets/CBS (from CBS.com)}
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Amazing GRACE!

Gary and Mallory Ervin are hanging on by the hair of their chinny-chin-chins!  Oops!  Sorry, Mallory!  I forgot.  You're a former Miss Kentucky and I am certain you don't have hair on your chin!  (And, if you do, get some tweezers!  Quick!)  The father-daughter duo from Morganfield, Kentucky was pulling up the rear in last night's epidose of The Amazing Race!   So, what happened?

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COOLEST THING EVER!!!
COOLEST THING EVER!!!
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Have You All Seen These?

I am on the go a lot, so I rarely get the chance to go shopping.  And, I'll be honest, it's not my favorite thing to do anyway (because I can NEVER make up my mind and I get bored VERY quickly!)  I am the poster child for Attenion Deficit Hyperactivity Disorder and I'm just not built for accomplishing one task at a time.  But Friday, I decided to tempt fate and go shopping for a new laptop computer.  And, like always, I got REALLY bored REALLY fast and quickly wandered out of the laptop aisle!  I think about 6 different sales assistants asked me if they could help because I was bopping in and out of about 12 different aisles of the store.  Then I found this . . .

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Paul's Headed Back To Nashville!  (Photo by Mike Moore/Getty Images for Celebrity Fight Night)
Paul's Headed Back To Nashville! (Photo by Mike Moore/Getty Images for Celebrity Fight Night)
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Peter, Mary . . . You’ve Lost Paul!

After weeks of saying goodbye to the ladies, American Idol, for the first time since we named the Top 13,  said ADIOS to one of the guys!  Nashville rocker Paul McDonald got the boot last night and his other friends in the bottom three, Hayley and Stefano, were sent back to safety!  What does our Idol expert think about it all?  Let's ask him . . .

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Scotty "Crosses His Heart" (Photo by Kevin Winter/Getty Images)
Scotty "Crosses His Heart" (Photo by Kevin Winter/Getty Images)
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American Idol Goes To The Movies

Well, yesterday I wrote "An Open Letter To Lauren Alaina" and encouraged her to start singing like she can WIN this competition.  And, last night, Lauren and the other members of Idol's Top 8 went to the movies and performed songs from the cinema.  So, how did they fare?  Who rocked it out and who's in danger of following in Pia's steps and hitting the house?  Our Idol expert Steve Thompson shares his thoughts . . .

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