The dreadlocked singer came close to walking away with the American Idol Season 9 title. Each week, Crystal Bowersox consistently delivered pitch-perfect performances which won over the voting public. She was a contestant type not seen on the Idol stage before, and it brought a breath of fresh air to the aging singing competition.

Despite placing second to Lee DeWyze, Crystal looks to overtake the Season 9 winner where it counts… the sales charts. Her debut album “Farmer’s Daughter” hit store shelves on December 14, it looks to move around 50K units its debut week. Not great, but better than DeWyze’s record low sales for an Idol winner or runner-up.

Nicknamed Mamasox during her Idol run, her autobiographical lead single and title track perfectly captures her Mama image on the show. The folk-rock tune, written by Crystal, is a “bluntly and brutally honest” account of her tumultuous relationship with her mother. The Meiert Avis-directed video carries on the same “healing cycle” message found in the lyrics.

watch the music video after the jump

And The Winner Of The Sing-Off Season 2 Is…

In: TV Shows, Tyrell

Tonight, it all comes down to your votes America. Last week, the judges were faced with an impossible decision: Who to send to the final of The Sing-Off. Between Committed, The Backbeats, Street Corner Symphony and Jerry Lawson & Talk of the Town, the judges couldn’t decided and in the end, sent all four groups to the finale. You voted and tonight, we will crown the champion of this season.

When I saw that the show was going to be two hours tonight, I knew that we were going to have a lot of filler and boy, I was right. During the opening credits, we learned that there would be a few guest appearances from Sara Bareilles, Sheryl Crowe and Neil Diamond. We begin the night with a group performance from the final four groups. It honestly was my least favorite of the entire season. I was really hoping that with it being so close to the holidays that they would sing an epic Christmas tune but alas, they sang a generic song that didn’t sound all too together.

Now that the competition is complete, we were treated to a lot of performances for the sake of hearing our final four groups perform.

Watch all the performances after the jump…

Top Gay Parodies & Videos Of 2010

In: Patrick, Totally GAY!

Over the past couple years, there has been a huge trend in gay music video parodies going viral on YouTube. It makes sense. Gays love music, dancing, and being in the spotlight. In 2009, it was all about Lady Gaga. Countless “Bad Romance” parodies flooded the internet, and I guess you can say that’s where it all started. This year, two new ladies took Gaga’s spot as the focus of gay after school projects: Katy Perry and Ke$ha.

Some of the biggest hits of the year, also became the most popular parodies on YouTube. Below, I’ve compiled a list of the Top 10 Gay Music Video Parodies of 2010. Props to Ryan James Yezak for his incredible work, with five of his videos (yes 50% of them his) making it into the list. To keep things interesting, there’s a video that I included that actually is not a parody, but an original “gay themed” song (although a straight anthem), that is so hilarious that I just had to include it. Check them out and cast your vote for your favorite!

Rewatch the videos and vote for your fave after the jump…

SWTS Season 1 Episode 5: Video Performances

In: TV Shows, Tyrell

Last week there was no shortage in drama on the show. With Brandon Mychal Smith pulling out of the competition and Bethenny Frankel showing the judges she won’t go quietly. After the performances, Jonny Moseley still remained top dog with Rebecca Budig nipping at his heels. The competition is coming to a close and tonight, the stakes are high as the stars compete for the final two spots in tomorrow’s finale. Honestly, if you are one of the ten people who actually watch this show, its should be a no brainer that Bethenny is going home tonight. But, you never how America votes, so we may be in for the shock of the century.

Tonight, the pairs have had to learn not one, but two dances in the short week they have had to prepare. First, the three couples will the take the ice in a group routine. The extra points they earn in this round could really make a difference. Then, there is the flashy free-skate where anything can happen. The scores from last week will be to the scores from this week. That, paired with your votes will determine who will be the final two couples.

We get to sneak a look at the rehearsal for the group routine with the show choreographers. They will be dancing together as a big group but each pair will get thirty seconds to shine on their own. Jonny knows he’s the only male celeb left so he has to step it up to match up to the male pros. Fred and Rebecca take a moment to size up the competition giving them confidence in their partnership. For a quick break, the couples head out to volunteer and skate with some local kids. It was really great to see them all work together but now, its competition time.

Watch the performances after the jump…

Spurred by a recent article by Nic who lamented the loss of new music that makes him tingle in places only his boyfriend is allowed to go, I posted a music video (“Gay Pirates”) that totally floored my lonely heart and am following it up with this post about a recent gem I found all on my own… umm heard about from a friend… umm stumbled onto at a concert… FINE, I saw it on an episode of “One Tree Hill”- are you happy??

Set during the tragic storm/murder/love scene, We Were Promised Jetpacks’ “It’s Thunder and It’s Lightning” is the perfect accessory to any ruminating, emo, alt rock boy and girl’s collection. An endearing reference to the cry of grown up 60s boys and girls who thought we’d be livin’ on the moon by now, this Edinburgh 2003-formed band has relocated to Scotland’s capitol in Glasgow and is slowly taking (at least my world) by storm- excuse the pun. Headed by amazing lead vocalist Adam Thompson, the boys have put out an album entitled “These Four Walls” which unfortunately suffers from lack of radio-edit intervention. By that I mean that while there’s a brilliant 2-3 minutes in the middle of most of the tracks, it’s surrounded by much too much instrumental preamble and tail-end unnecessary-ness. Still, the lead track- and the focus of this article is worth the “purchase” (by which, of course I mean download ;)

Click through to read the rest of my review and hear the song!

Dancing On Ice: Meet The 2011 Cast

In: TV Shows, Tyrell

Battle Of The Blades and Skating With The Stars may be new to North America, but Dancing On Ice had been running in the UK for five years and is about to embark on its sixth series in the New Year. So, why am I so excited about a show that I can’t even watch on my home soil? Because a good friend of mine is going to be one of the new pro skaters added to this year’s series.

His name is Colin Ratushniak. Originally from Brandon, MB, Canada, this male skater got his first big break when he started skating for Disney on Ice. He has appeared in many of their shows including the popular High School Musical. His career has continued to grow being asked to skate for different events and companies and has now, landed one of his biggest gigs of all time. I used to dance with his sister Kayla back when I first started out. I’m so excited for him and can’t wait to see how he does on the show. Did you know that Emma Bunton (aka Baby Spice) is one of the judges? There are some surprise cast members (aka Vanilla Ice?) joining this year’s series and some first time pros. The list has been revealed and Homorazzi has it here.

So, lets meet the 2011 cast of celebs and pros who are ready to battle it out on the ice.

Tra La La La La, The 3D Smurfs Are Almost Here

In: Donovan, Movies

Originally planned for the 2010 Holiday Season, the 3D animated version of the hit TV cartoon series has been pushed back once again to August 2011. The film has been in the works since 2008. Who knew it would take so much time and work to bring the little blue creatures to the big screen. Directed by Raja Gosnell (Home Alone 3), the movie adaptation looks to borrow from one Raja’s past franchises. Remember when Macaulay Culkin got lost in the Big Apple. Well, now it’s Papa Smurf and his gaggle’s turn to be roaming around New York. Here’s the official synopsis:

When the evil wizard Gargamel chases the tiny blue Smurfs out of their village, they tumble from their magical world and into ours — in fact, smack dab in the middle of Central Park. Just three apples high and stuck in the Big Apple, the Smurfs must find a way to get back to their village before Gargamel tracks them down.

The film boasts an all-star cast including Neil Patrick Harris, Jayma Mays, Sofia Vergara, Hank Azaria, Anton Yelchin, Jonathan Winters, Katy Perry and Alan Cumming. For more information and updates, head over to the official website at http://smurfhappens.com/. How awesome is that URL?

watch the teaser video after the jump

Homorazzi Chats with Darude

In: Interviews, Music, Tyrell

A few weeks ago, along with Patrick and Donovan, I got the chance to sit down with one of the world’s hottest DJ’s. He got his start back in the late 90′s/early Millennium with a hit that exploded and changed his life. You may remember it. Its a little song called Sandstorm. Darude came through Vancouver to spin at local nightclub, Gossip and chat with us about humble beginnings and where he sees himself ten years from now.

The song Sandstorm hit the top of the charts in Europe and slowly made its way overseas to us here in North America where it topped the charts once again. Following the success of his first album Before the Storm, Darude (aka Ville Virtanen) took a bit more time to focus on building his second studio album, Rush. Label This! was released in 2007 and he hasn’t stopped there.

Check out my interview with Darude after the jump…

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