The American Idol season 10 semifinals are upon us, and thank goodness the top 24 contestants are a talented bunch, considering we’ll be spending the next three months obsessing over ’em here on Idoloonies! On this week’s installment of The Internet’s Most Important Show*, Idol‘s season 6 standout Melinda Doolittle takes a break from her residency at Feinstein’s at the Loews Regency in New York City (where she’s playing now through March 5) to talk about which young contestant brings out her inner cougar, which teenage female should’ve gotten the “wait a few more years” treatment from the judges, and what she’d take as a consolation prize if Nigel Lythgoe & Co. won’t let her perform on a results show this season. (Spoiler alert: It’s got something to do with Steven Tyler, and it’s a little bit naughty!)
Plus, Melinda and I talk about polarizing howler James Durbin, J.Lo’s glowing skin, the Idol moment that made us want to muzzle Randy Jackson, and some surprise additions to Mindy Doo’s Feinstein’s set. (Hint: If ya like it then you oughtta buy a ticket for it.) So press play below on our four-part episode, and for all my Idol news and recaps, follow me on Twitter @MichaelSlezakTV!
* According to my mom, anyway.