You are viewing the archive: Reality TV

The Voice Season 6 Premiere Recap: All the Singing Ladies (All the Singing Ladies)!

the voice season 6 premiere recap

I’m not sure what the sidewalks in your town are looking like right now, but where I live in Jersey City, they’re covered in a terrine of mud-blackened ice; found objects (I kid you not, I spotted a half-finished bottle of Arizona Iced Tea lodged in a snowbank today); wayyyy too many dog droppings (sigh); and sadness.

But just when you start thinking about crawling into a cave for another six months of hibernation, …READ MORE & TAKE OUR POLL


Reality Check: Alex, Sam, MK, Majesty and Jena's Early Season 13 Edge! Plus: Why 'Rush Week' (and Randy Jackson) Failed the Idol Audience

reality-check-slezak-doolitte-idol-top-13

American Idol‘s inaugural “Rush Week” extravaganza may be best remembered for its dreaded “Chamber of the Damned” — which devoured a full third of the Season 13 Top 30 before they’d belted a single note. Nevertheless, it also provided an opportunity for a quintet (or perhaps a sextet) of contestants to get a slight head start on the competition. READ MORE & WATCH VIDEO


It's Official: DWTS Alum Erin Andrews to Replace Brooke Burke-Charvet as Co-Host

DWTS Erin Andrews New Host

At the very least, she’s got experience interviewing people for a living.

Fox Sports reporter Erin Andrews, who finished third on Season 10 of Dancing With the Stars, will replace recently ousted Brooke Burke-Charvet next month as co-host of ABC’s ballroom-dancing competition, … READ MORE


American Idol Top 13 Announcement Recap: Where the Wild Cards Are [Updated]

American Idol Top 13 Finalists

There’s been a decided lack of bullishness among the American Idol faithful over the last 48 hours regarding the Season 13 Top 30 — or at least the singers’ less-than-scintillating efforts during the show’s inaugural “Rush Week” festivities.

Call me a relentless optimist (who still thinks “I’m on a Roll” should/could be a Top 10 hit), but I’m not ready to …READ MORE


American Idol Top 15 Guys Performance Recap: Let's Hear It for the Boys! [Updated]

american-idol-top-15-guys-performance-recap-sam-woolf-malcolm-allen

“Intonation” is the new “pitchy.” Jennifer Lopez is suddenly astute and critical. And if you listen carefully, Season 8′s glorious, criminally underrated Allison Iraheta* is providing chill-inducing background support as part of Rickey Minor’s band. (*If you’ve never heard her providing lead vocals on Halo Circus’ “Gone,” go directly to iTunes, download it, then come back and finish this recap.)

This…is Season 13 of American Idol. READ MORE & TAKE POLLS


American Idol: Ranking the Top 15 Guys Heading Into the Live Shows

dw_mashup_2.19.14

After a somewhat shaky Tuesday-night showing by the ladies, American Idol‘s Season 13 live shows continue tonight — with J.Lo, Harry and Keith brutally whittling down the Top 15 guys by a third, then turning it over to the voting public to decide the fate of the 10 singers left standing. READ MORE & VIEW PHOTOS


American Idol Top 10 Girls Recap: I'm Sorry, Mr. Jackson, Are You for Real? [Updated]

american-idol-season-13-top-10-girls-performance-recap-majesty-malaya-mk

I’ve always been a sucker for an inspirational, never-give-up, success-in-spite-of-insurmountable-odds story arc: The Little Engine That Could. Seabiscuit. Fantasia’s “I Believe.”

But for the love of all that’s holy, how is the caked-on gravy that is Randy Jackson still clinging to the American Idol platter on its 13th cycle through the reality TV dishwasher? READ MORE & TAKE OUR POLLS


American Idol: Ranking the Top 15 Women Heading Into the Live Shows

dw_mashup_2.18.14

American Idol‘s Season 13 live shows begin tonight — with J.Lo, Harry and Keith brutally whittling down the Top 15 girls by a third, then turning it over to the voting public to decide the fate of the 10 singers left standing. READ MORE & VIEW PHOTOS


The Voice Exclusive: Season 6 Coaches 'Going for the Throat This Year,' Blake Shelton Teases

The Voice - Season 6 coaches

Shakira and Usher are back for their second go-’round on The Voice — so don’t expect any learning curve as they battle to land the best singers from the Season 6 Blind Auditions. READ MORE & WATCH VIDEO


Reality Check: Biggest Injustices of Idol's Top 30! Plus: Four Singers Who Must Advance This Week

dw_mashup_2.17.14

It’s “Rush Week” on American Idol — which is quite possibly just a nice way of saying “brace for a bloodbath.”

Indeed, while J.Lo, Harry and Keith whittled the Season 13 field to just 30 hopefuls last Thursday, the next three episodes will find them slashing the roster to 20 — with the voting public then cutting those numbers …READ MORE & WATCH VIDEO