The Voice Playoffs Recap: The (Rise and) Fall of the House of Usher [Updated]

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I suppose it was too much to expect The Voice‘s coaches to bat 1,000 during the Season 6 Playoffs, but gosh dangit, they sure came close. READ MORE & TAKE OUR POLL


The Voice Exclusive Video: Usher Looks for Answers in 'Blake's Cup'

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Team Usher steps into the spotlight for The Voice‘s final set of Season 6 playoffs tonight (8/7c on NBC), but that doesn’t mean the super suave coach doesn’t have time to goof around. READ MORE & WATCH VIDEO


Dancing With the Stars Week 5 Results: Did The Right Couple Go Home?

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Doesn’t it seem like ages since we’ve had a good, old-fashioned, sob-inducing elimination on Dancing With the Stars? Between the injury withdrawal of Billie Dee Williams and last week’s elimination-free Switch-Up, Season 18 has been sorely lacking the crackling tension of those agonizing/delicious moments waiting for our latest celeb casualty. READ MORE


The Voice Recap: Their Purple Prose Just Gives Them Away [Updated]

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The Voice may be the reigning Emmy champ for Outstanding Reality-Competition Series, but if you pay close attention, sometimes it doubles as a brain-twisting mystery. READ MORE & TAKE OUR POLLS


Reality Check: Is It Too Late to Save Idol's 13th Season? Plus: The Great Alex Preston Debate! And Is Team Blake Unbeatable on The Voice?

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To say it’s been a frustrating season of American Idol would be as much of an understatement as saying Jennifer Lopez likes her clothes on the revealing side.

But what, exactly, is keeping the show’s latest crop of contestants from achieving true greatness, from delivering musical moments that deserve to be branded in our memory banks alongside …READ MORE & WATCH VIDEO


Idol's Malaya Watson Talks Diva Ballads, The Tuba & Harry Connick's 'Craft Over Stardom' Advice

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As the youngest contestant on Season 13 of American Idol, it’s kind of fitting that Malaya Watson finished her run with a results-night rendition of “I Am Changing.” READ MORE & WATCH VIDEO


American Idol Top 7 Week Theme Is…

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The goal of every member of American Idol‘s Season 13 Top 7 is, undoubtedly, to produce a gold record (or better). But first, they’re going to have to deal with the Golden Rule. READ MORE & TAKE OUR POLL


American Idol Top 8 (Redux) Results Recap: Freeeeeeeeee! Free Fallin'!

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Ryan Seacrest began Top 8 (Redux) results night with a warning: “There can only be one winner. This is the hard part. And this… is American Idol.”

And indeed, with the Judges’ Save having been squandered used last week, the forecast for ’80s Week voting tallies was Cosby (sweaters) with a 50 percent chance of children’s tears. READ MORE


Idol Mentor David Cook on Judge Antics, Top 8 Performances & Whether the Show Still Matters

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American Idol Season 7 champ David Cook has something to say about the show’s continued relevance, but he’s not sure the Fox publicity department will appreciate his candor. READ MORE


American Idol Top 8 (Redux) Performance Recap: Am I Lookin' for a New Love, Baby? [Updated]

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I don’t want to sound like a miserable old codger, breath reeking of Werther’s Originals and cantankerousness, shaking a freshly cut lilac branch at the neighbor kids and screaming “Get the heck off of my lawn!” But man oh man, tonight’s installment of American Idol put me in a bad mood. And this despite Season 7 champ David Cook pinch-hitting for “mentor” Randy Hackson — typo, and it stays! — and offering the kind of cogent, specific, pithy (not to be confused with pitchy) advice the Idoloonie Nation has been longing for all season. READ MORE & TAKE OUR POLL