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: Advice, Caveats and Dream Set Lists for the Season 8 Top 8
Season 8 of The Voice is getting hotter than the entire cast of Chicago Fire as they run into a burning building. (Ha! That metaphor works on two levels, no?) READ MORE & VIEW PHOTOS
The Good Wife Recap: Bye, Alicia
Like an exquisite meal sitting on a wobbly restaurant table, this week’s installment of The Good Wife had its delicious moments — marred by the intermittent/aggravating vibe that somebody at the top of the food chain really ought to be paying a little more attention to detail. READ MORE
Quotes of the Week From Scorpion, S.H.I.E.L.D., Wendy Williams and More
It’s still almost a week until the Kentucky Derby — but we’ve got a sure bet for you! READ MORE & VIEW PHOTOS
The Good Wife EPs: Kalinda's 'Spark' Will Return Prior to Exit
If the number of gray hairs on your head has increased tenfold since last September, feel free to blame it on The Good Wife showrunners Robert and Michelle King.
“That was absolutely our master plan,” READ MORE
Reality Check: What's Wrong With Idol? (And Can Jax or Nick Pull an Upset?) Plus: Black Girls Rock on The Voice!
Something hinky’s been going on with American Idol the last couple weeks — and not just Harry Connick Jr.’s unfortunate attempts at “comedy.”
Idol Recap: There Is No 'I' in Theme
Pop quiz time, American Idol fans!
Name the theme for Top 6 Week — not based on what Ryan Seacrest told you, but on what you saw and heard with your own eyes and ears: READ MORE & VOTE FOR YOUR FAVORITES
The Voice Top 10 Results Recap: Separating the Tweet From the Chaff
The Voice‘s “Twitter Save” is a curious thing. It asks us to (possibly) veto the will of Monday-night voters in exchange for adding a heaping teaspoon of sriracha to the unflavored polenta that is a typical results-show telecast.
But riddle me this: What if NBC insisted you go to Myspace to READ MORE
American Idol's Joey Cook on the Power of 'Fancy,' Inventive Arrangements, Harry Connick's 'Musician' Dis
“First things first, I’m the realest.”
The opening line of Iggy Azalea’s “Fancy” really hit home for American Idol‘s Joey Cook — especially as she tried to make the transition from READ MORE & WATCH VIDEO
American Idol: Top 6 Song Spoilers Revealed!
This just in: Despite being a staple of stadiums everywhere, “Cotton Eye Joe” did not make the set list for American Idol‘s “Arena Anthems”-themed performance night (Wednesday, 8/7c on Fox). READ MORE
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