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: TKO and Sympathy
Pharrell Williams can do no wrong in my book — although he came pretty darn close when he anthropomorphized musical notes during the final night of The Voice‘s Season 8 Knockout Rounds.
“Cracking doesn’t mean you hit a bad note,” declared the Coach Most Likely to Be Confused With Yoda READ MORE & VOTE FOR YOUR FAVES
Reality Check: Who's Rising (and Falling) on American Idol? Plus: Best Season of The Voice Ever?
American Idol‘s Season 14 has had more slam-dunks, fouls and rebounds than NCAA’s March Madness — and this week’s Reality Check tries to determine who’s on their way to the Final Four. READ MORE
American Idol: Kelly Clarkson Week Song Spoilers Revealed!
Some people wait a lifetime for a moment like this. READ MORE
NBC Picks The Wiz over Music Man as Next Live Musical, Sets December Airdate and Cirque du Soleil Twist
NBC’s next live musical event will come with a literal twist (or, more likely, dozens of ‘em). READ MORE
The Good Wife Recap: With Great Power Comes Great Moral Ambiguity
“My name is Elmer J. Fudd, millionaire. I own a mansion and a yacht.” “Hey! Who turned out the lights?” “I’ve made a huge mistake.” And now, thanks to The Good Wife, we have yet another example of a line of TV dialogue that only gets more delicious (and more meaningful) every time it’s repeated: READ MORE
Dwayne Johnson Hosts SNL: Watch Video of the Best and Worst Sketches
It’s almost too easy to declare that Dwayne “The Rock” Johnson “rocked” as host of this week’s Saturday Night Live — but that doesn’t mean such a statement would be inaccurate. READ MORE & GRADE IT
American Idol Recap: Boy George, I Think (Some of 'Em) Have Got It!
Picture it: Germany, 1989. (Yes, the first four words of this American Idol recap are inspired by The Golden Girls‘ incomparable Sophia Petrillo.)
Knight Rider star David Hasselhoff is performing a partial striptease READ MORE & VOTE FOR YOUR FAVES
Idol Grad Chris Daughtry Lands Recurring Role in Fox's Studio City Pilot
Chris Daughtry’s already a rock star — and now he’s about to play one on TV.
The Voice Knockout Rounds Recap: The Heart of the Steal
We begin tonight’s recap of The Voice by congratulating death and taxes on finding a new friend to travel with them down Life’s Certainties Blvd.
Because more unwavering than Xtina’s love of Feria No. 273: Peroxide Blonde and the hardness of READ MORE & VOTE FOR YOUR FAVES
Reality Check: Who's the American Idol Front-Runner Now? And Was the Judges' Save Used Righteously?
It’s a week of deep disagreement here at Reality Check — as my co-host Melinda Doolittle and I can’t seem to agree on who’s leading American Idol‘s Season 14 pack. READ MORE & WATCH VIDEO