Michael Slezak has exhaustively covered the past seven seasons of American Idol, recapping hundreds of episodes, conducting in-depthinterviews with the show’s finalists, and hosting the popular Web series Idoloonies, Idolatry, and Realité. In the process, he has become one of the nation’s leading Idol experts, appearing on Good Morning America, Today, CBS’ Early Show, NPR and Fox News, and even writing an essay for the New York Times (titled “Worshipping at the ‘Idol’ Church”). Since joiningTVLine in January 2011, Slezak has dug deeper into the reality genre, also providing morning-after commentary on The X Factor, The Voice, Dancing With the Stars, Project Runway, Survivor, The Next Food Network Star, So You Think You Can Dance, The Glee Project, and Glee, to name a few. He has also helped launch a series of popular bracket tournaments at TVLine, including the Ultimate Law-Enforcement Crush, ‘Glee’ All-Time Best Musical Number, and ‘Renew Our Show’ 2011.
The Voice Recap: Muting and the Beasts
The Voice is not typically known for tough criticism. On any given night, the coaches’ critiques range from “Your vocal was smoother than a blanket made from a unicorn’s underbelly!” to “You took me through a dozen cycles of life, death and reincarnation (as a unicorn’s underbelly) in the course of a 90-second performance!” READ MORE
Reality Check: Did Harry Cross a Line on American Idol? And Why Is Jax Under Fire? Plus: The Voice's Icky Ouster!
#TeamQuentin or #TeamHarry? #TeamJoey or #TeamRayvon? And is Jax authentic?
Those are just a few of the questions American Idol fans tackled following an explosive, sometimes uncomfortable READ MORE & WATCH VIDEO
Quotes of the Week From Gotham, Game of Thrones, iZombie and More
Parkas. Road trips. AOL email accounts. And kale. They all figure into TVLine’s latest installment of Quotes of the Week. READ MORE
The Voice Outtakes: Reba Coaches 'the Poot' Out of the Top 12
American Idol: What Should the Top 6 Sing for 'Arena Anthems' Week?
Just because American Idol‘s Top 6 will cover “Arena Anthems” next Wednesday (8/7c on Fox) doesn’t mean we want a Jock Jams-type situation. (Not that there’s anything wrong with “Pump Up the Jam,” mind you.) READ MORE
The Whispers First Look: That's Not a Firefly Making the Child Glow, Is It?
The poster for ABC’s summer thriller The Whispers is rated TV-CC — and that stands for Creepy Child. READ MORE
Inside Amy Schumer, Jane the Virgin, The Americans and Black Mirror Among 2015 Peabody Awards Winners
Ladies with an attitude, fellas who weren’t in the mood (for hanky panky with a swine). That little tweak on a classic Madonna lyric might be one way to describe the 74th Peabody Awards’ entertainment winners. READ MORE
American Idol Recap: Bad Harry Day
Over the course of 14 seasons, American Idol has had its fair share of uncomfortable moments.
American Idol's Top 6 Theme (and Special Guests) Will Be...
Is it time to break out the vuvuzela on American Idol?
The House That Had Its Mortgage Paid Off by Carrie Underwood will READ MORE
The Voice Top 12 Results Recap: Crazy Ex(it) Girlfriend
If you have access to iTunes (or the ability to Google some variation on the phrase “The Voice iTunes rankings”), then you probably had a good idea of which contestants might be at risk going into tonight’s Top 12 results telecast. READ MORE