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American Idol XIII Promo: The Stats Don’t Lie

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Up until now I’ve refrained from posting any of FOX’s American Idol promos. With their latest though, I couldn’t resist. As I’ve said before, until The Voice can produce a bonafide superstar like Idol has, the veteran competition will still be on top. The statistics don’t lie as evident in their latest promo.

408 #1 hits, 19 platinum albums, 11 Grammys, and an Academy Award. It’s safe to say that no one has a track record like American Idol! Hell, they even have a Dancing With The Stars mirrorball trophy thanks to Kellie Pickler. The only thing missing from their mantle is an Emmy. That’s the one category that The Voice has bragging rights. The NBC show recently dethroned The Amazing Race for Best Reality Competition.

American Idol returns to FOX on January 15. Though they’ll never return to their glory days, I predict Season 13 will be a comeback of sorts. Harry Connick, Jr. is the best thing that’s happened to the show in ages. The chemistry on the new judging panel is undeniable and infectious. Check out the new promo below, along with the previously released ones. I highly recommend, “Who Will Be Next?,” “Inside Look At Season XIII,” “Fun With The Judges,” along with “The Stats Don’t Lie.”

check out all the promos after the jump

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As long as Jack Osbourne doesn’t pull a miracle out of his ass, I’ll be fine with either Corbin Bleu or Amber Riley winning. I just wish the latter was paired up with someone else than Derek Hough. Does he really need another win under his belt. With that being said, I don’t think Amber would’ve done nearly as well without Derek’s insane choreography. He’s definitely the most talented out of the pros.

The show kicked off as the season began, with that wicked group number choreographed by Mandy Moore. After that, each of the stars danced an encore. My personal favorite retreads were Bill Nye’s “Weird Science” and Snooki’s “Work, Bitch.” The latter introduced a whackload of new dance moves. Lady Antebellum, Colbie Caillat, Enrique Iglesias and Swedish duo Ylvis all dropped by for the two-hour extravaganza. Being the cheesefest that DWTS is, everyone got into “The Fox” spirit and donned their faux animal ears. Can we put this novelty single to pasture to keep “Gangnam Style” company?

It’s also worth nothing that viewers picked Amber and Derek’s freestyle as the encore. Is that foreshadowing the winner or simply a red herring? I think the former, but anything can Ellie Goulding happen.

check out the performances after the jump

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Apparently, I’m much more skilled at predicting results for The Voice than I am at both The X Factor and American Idol. I ranked all eight performances last night and my bottom three fell in line with America’s votes. And my list was written before iTunes released their overnight sales numbers.

Ellie Goulding stopped by this week to perform her UK chart-topper “Burn” with Matthew Schuler, Will Champlin and James Wolpert. Ellie jokingly stated later she now knows how it feels to be part of a boy band. The Top 8 joined forces on “Will The Circle Be Unbroken” and a OneRepublic medley consisting of “Apologize” and “All The Right Moves.” Cee Lo Green also got in on the action and performed “Amy” off Goodie Mob’s latest album, Age Against The Machine.

As always, the most entertaining filler of the night was the confessional segment. The best moments include the contestants’ impressions of the judges. The biggest revelation though was the fact Tessanne actually has a Boston accent instead of a Jamaican one. Wicked good. Enough stalling, let’s get to the eliminations.

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The Voice Season 5: Top 8 Perform (Videos)

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After watching tonight’s episode of The Voice, I was inspired to share my thoughts on the remaining contestants. Also, a few of you asked for it, so here it is.

It boggles my mind how much superior the talent is on the NBC show when compared to both X Factor and American Idol (the past couple of seasons anyway), but yet they can’t churn out any stars? Why is that?

Personally, I think it’s because everyone is so darn good and there’s so many of them. It’s hard for the majority of viewers to rally behind just one singer. With regards to Idol, Carrie Underwood, Kelly Clarkson and even Phillip Phillips were the frontrunners from the beginning. Everyone had a connection right away and therefore were personally invested. With The Voice, dare I say it… but there’s just too much talent. Don’t you agree? While you ponder that, check out my rankings of the Top 8 below.

check out all the performances and my rankings after the jump

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Next to the premiere, the freestyle episode is my favorite of any Dancing With The Stars season. As each year goes by, the professional dancers raise the bar and find new ways to highlight their respective celebrity. Tonight was no exception. Each wowed in their own special way.

The evening kicked off with each star revisiting a previous routine that the judges felt they could improve upon. In all honesty, producers could’ve scrapped this entire segment as the first hour felt more like a recap show. Been there, seen that. With exception to Amber Riley, the other three actually executed their encore dance worse than the first time, even with extra pointers from the judges. Must’ve been the nerves.

That was followed up with a samba relay where Corbin Bleu, rightfully so, scored the most points with Bill Engvall bringing up the rear (once again). Since the first two performances were pretty unremarkable except for Corbin looking especially hot, shirtless wearing yellow pants, I’m only embedding the freestyle dances. Check them out below and find out who fell just short of the mirrorball trophy.

check out the freestyles after the jump

RuPaul’s Drag Race Season 6…TEASE!

In: Tommy D, TV Shows
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The time has come…for WoW to release the first teaser trailer for the next season of RuPaul’s Drag Race!

They are only giving us 10 seconds of Ru probably looking the fiercest she has ever looked in a striped catsuit and Hair up to There wig! That is all they are giving us and that is what we will take.

I’m sure next we’re going to get a picture of the queens without their faces on, then we will get a picture of the queens, then we’ll get the final trailer.

One thing I noticed is that it’s coming in FEBRUARY, not JANUARY!

Take a look at the tuck tease below!

watch it after the jump

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Another day, another Looking-related post. I can’t help it. I’m really looking forward to HBO’s new series. Not only because it stars the adorable Jonathan Groff but also because it takes place in San Francisco. I spent my childhood summers there. It’s practically my second home.

After checking out HBO’s brand new extended trailer, I’m even more excited. Instead of regurgitating my previous posts about the upcoming gay dramedy, I’ve shared the official description from the network below, alongside the spankin’ new clip.

watch the trailer after the jump

Fall In Love With The Bachelor This Juan-ary

In: Donovan, TV Shows
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Just in case you didn’t get the memo, the alphabet network has officially dubbed the first month of 2014, Juan-ary. At long last Bachelor nation, we have our first promo of Juan Pablo as ABC’s glorified florist. It has everything you’d expect from the dating show- crazy girls coming out of the limo, crying fits and of course, shirtless moments of our first ever Latin Bachelor. Caliente.

In addition to beginning Juan Pablo’s journey for love, ABC has plenty of Bachelor-related programming for the entire month. Things kick off with The Bachelor: Countdown to Juan Pablo on Sunday Jan 5 with the actual premiere the following day. For the next three Sundays, the following specials will air: The Bachelor: Behind the Scenes; The Bachelor: Bachelor Love Stories which will give updates on our favorite couples; and The Bachelor: Sean and Catherine’s Wedding. The latter will be the first live televised wedding of the dating franchise. Check out ABC’s first promo for Season 18 below.

watch the promo after the jump

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