“Songs from the Movies Night” on Season 10 of American Idol will go down in history as the moment the contestants took back (some of) their power from Jimmy Iovine. Indeed, James Durbin, Casey Abrams, and Scotty McCreery all ignored the advice of the headphones-wearing mega-mentor, made like a Fleetwood Mac lyric, and went their own ways.
On this week’s three-part installment of Idoloonies, my cohosts and I discuss the outcome of this uprising — both positive and negative — plus the results-night redemption of Haley Reinhart, the unfulfilled promise of Paul McDonald, and the advice that Idol‘s increasingly inept judges’ panel ought to be giving to Stefano Langone. Along the way, you’ll get bonus clips from Buffy and Community, some sweet music from “artist” Randy Jackson, and an interesting viewer theory on why Pia Toscano’s ouster may have had a chilling effect on the remaining crop of Idol wannabes. So press play below — be sure to watch all three parts — then hit the comments with your own thoughts and opinions. And if you’d like to take a crack at cohosting an upcoming Idoloonies episode, shoot an email with a few paragraphs of opinion after Wednesday night’s Top 7 performance telecast (theme will be “Songs from the 21st Century”) to firstname.lastname@example.org (be sure to include a contact phone number and a Skype handle). Finally, for all my Idol news and ridiculata, follow me on Twitter @MichaelSlezakTV.