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I knew it. I knew it. I knew it. The moment I wrote in yesterday’s Idol recap that this season was amazing and that the talent was phenomenal, I knew I jinxed myself. This episode was the epitome of what I hate during the audition portion of the season. It was filled with losers who couldn’t sing and simply there, trying to capture their 15 minutes of fame.

Personally, I don’t even know why the producers go to LA. The city never produces any memorable performances. Instead, it’s just a bunch of fame-seeking failed entertainers trying to grab a little attention. Idol is lucky they placed this episode near the tail end of the process, otherwise I would’ve given up on this Season the minute I saw this. Thankfully, after San Francisco’s stop, it’s onto Hollywood Week, which is my favorite portion of the show.

Nigel Lythgoe is the king of giving contestants he likes a leg up in the competition and last night he was in major pimping mode. Before the episode even started, the show began with a montage of the “best talent” we’ve seen so far. Brett Loewenstern, Lauren Alaina, Casey Abrams, Jackie Wilson, Robbie Rosen, Jacee Badeaux, Chris Medina, Thia Megia, Scott McCreery and a few more received a little bit of airtime reminding America that this was good and what we were about to see in the next hour was supremely BAD. Was the LA episode just a big joke on us, so that Idol could promote their “chosen ones” a little before Hollywood Week? I smell a conspiracy.

check out which performances I liked after the jump

American Idol 10: Digs For Talent In Austin

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With four episodes down, I can confidently say “American Idol” is back. The show is really experiencing a renaissance with the new judging panel. Critics everywhere are giving praise for the chemistry Steven Tyler, Jennifer Lopez and Randy Jackson have. The trio were even on Oprah Winfrey to briefly talk about the show yesterday. Not only are the judges hitting all the right notes, but so are this year’s contestants. The talent this year is really starting to shine. Hopefully, the voting public will pick a winner that will actually sell records and not just make tween girls horny enough to flood telephone lines and go on texting frenzies.

After hitting New Jersey, Milwaukee, Nashville and New Orleans, American Idol headed off to Austin, hoping to find that oil wasn’t the only thing bountiful in Texas. This was the third time Idol hit the capital city of the Lone Star State. Will this time prove as fruitful as previous visits? Check out below to see who I thought stood out from last night’s episode.

check out which performances I liked after the jump

“She’s got it. Yeah baby, she’s got it.” Get your first look at Jennifer Lopez hawking Gillette Venus products in her new commercial for the brand. Shot in Autumn of 2010, the spot features La Lopez showing off her sexy legs while performing a cover of Shocking Blue’s hit “Venus“. The commercial is the kick off for Jennifer Lopez’s endorsement for the lady razor product. Print and TV ads will debut later this month.

In conjunction with the razor campaign, J.Lo will help launch the brand’s “Venus Goddess Fund For Education” which supports female empowerment through education and organizations like CARE International, the Step Up Women’s Network and Lopez’s own Maridel Foundation.

If you like Lopez’s cover, the track will be available later today on Gillette Venus’ official website. Uber-producer RedOne worked on the track with Lopez, while Sophie Muller directed the commercial. Muller has also worked with Beyonce and Cheryl Cole in the past. Watch the clip below and see how she fared with Lopez’s debut as Gillette’s new pitchwoman.

watch the video after the jump

American Idol 10: Hee Haws To Nashville

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It’s official American Idol is back. The changes for Season 10 are starting to pay off. While year-to-year ratings are down (the norm the past few seasons), Wednesday night’s auditions in Milwaukee delivered amazing ratings and actually delivered more than the season’s second episode. During the audition phase, that’s unheard of. Looks like all the great buzz and press being generated by Steven Tyler and Jennifer Lopez has translated to extra eyeballs.

I never thought I’d say this, but it looks like American Idol will survive without Simon Cowell. Who knew??? Speaking of Lopez, she’s really coming into her own. She’s come a long way since New Jersey’s auditions and has no problem telling the singers they suck and telling them “no”. At times, it seems like she even revels in it.

Considering Carrie Underwood is the best-selling Idol ever, it only makes sense the producers decided to giddy up to Nashville, Tennesse, home of country music. With Milwaukee delivering some spectacular auditions, Nashville had a tough act to follow. Not only did they do that, but they surpassed it. Even though last night’s episode was only one hour, I found more contestants I liked, than Wednesday’s two hour episode. Check out the auditions that stood out for me below.

check out my picks after the jump

American Idol 10: Milwaukee Auditions Impress

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Welcome to episode 3 of American Idol Season 10. For the first time ever, Ryan Seacrest and company are in Milwaukee to hold auditions. Naturally, they invite the city’s most famous contribution to Idol, Milwaukee native Danny Gokey. Coincidentally enough, Gokey’s appearance at the beginning of the show is fitting considering the episode’s final contestant, who will undoubtedly receive Gokey comparisons. Read the rest of the post, to find out what I’m referring to.

The episode started with an impromptu slash awkward duet between Steven Tyler and Randy Jackson. Even though Idol has made a few changes for Season 10, the episode was vintage Idol. In other words, there were a lot of bad performances, exploitation of competitor back stories, and most notably, a lot of producer pimping for a few of their favorites. No kidding, there were about three who received more than their fair share of airtime during their audition and even minutes afterward. Find out which auditions made the biggest impression, good or bad, on me below.

check out my picks after the jump

She’s all over the place and shows no signs and stopping soon. J.Lo is invading our TV screens with American Idol and now, our ears with her sweet club banger On The Floor. The RedOne produced track is making dance floors vibrate all over in what rapper Pitbull calls a global track. So with a strong club hit comes a hot video. In a recent behind-the-scenes feature, MTV got a chance to talk with the Latina about her new video and also got to get some words out of Pitbull and producer RedOne.

In the video, Ms. Lopez talks about how she plays this one character who runs the club scene and loves the underground dance culture. With a description like that, you’d hope for a dark and dominatrix like outfit. Instead, she lies gracefully on a red couch with a golden dress and hair in an up-do. I trust the makers of this video know what they are doing and honestly, I can’t wait to see what they have cooked up.

Check out the behind-the-scenes footage after the jump.

American Idol 10: The Big Easy Auditions

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Even though ratings were down for the season premiere when compared to last year’s numbers, Season 10’s opener was universally reviewed positively. Everyone was raving about Steven Tyler’s unexpected awesomeness. Jennifer Lopez, on her part, also received a bit of love. With the crew headed to New Orleans, ccould they keep the momentum going from New Jersey? The answer is…. a resounding YES.

Even though there hasn’t been one contestant yet to get me off my couch and praise Jesus with their spectacular performance, I have no doubt it will happen soon enough. It’s still early on in the season, but I’m loving every minute of it. So much so, that I was bummed out that last night’s episode was only an hour long and not two as in the previous night.

As in New Jersey, the parade of 15 and 16-year-old auditions continued. I guess with Simon gone, the producers are really opening the floodgates to the underage talent. Cowell was never a fan of the precocious affected teenager, so now it’s the show’s chance to find the new Justin Swift or Taylor Bieber. Would the Big Easy be the home of the next American Idol? Check out the ones that caught my eye below and see for yourself.

check out my picks after the jump

This is American Idol. Cue theme song. After much anticipation and fanfare, Season 10 of American Idol finally premiered last night. Based on first impression on the premiere episode, I have no doubt Idol is back on track. To sum it up briefly, it was awesome. There were no super stand-out performances, but you can tell Idol is back on track to finding a real music superstar.

Despite my trepidation of the addition of Steven Tyler and Jennifer Lopez, the changing of the guard went off more smoothly than I could’ve imagine. All I have to say is, Simon who??? I love the acerbic Brit, but his indifference and could-care-less who won attitude was off-putting last season. But enough about Simon, and let’s talk about the gem that was Steven Tyler. With Simon’s mean one-liners and Paula’s kooky blabbering long gone, I thought the days of Idol sound bites were long gone. Boy, did Tyler prove me wrong. That guy was amazing last night. He had more memorable lines than the entire panel combined last year. I also loved his lecherous come-ons to the attractive female contestants. His high-five to Randy regarding a girl’s apple bottom assets was awesome.

Steven Tyler’s Best Line: What’s with the jujubees on your oohoohbees? or We oughta let her in the door. Water that flower ’cause I think it’s gonna grow.

Jennifer Lopez on her part wasn’t bad either. She wasn’t as effective as Tyler, but I have no doubt she’ll find her footing and give the Aerosmith frontman a run for his money. How gorgeous did she look last night? Say what you will about her, but the girl is damn fine. It’s amazing (slash I’m old) to see the new contestants say they grew up idolizing Lopez. To them, Lopez is their Paula Abdul.

Jennifer Lopez’s Best Line: Why did I sign up for this?! I wanna go home!”

I should also mention the addition of Interscope chairman, Jimmy Iovine, is pure genius. He’s only going to add to Idol’s amazing season. Clive Davis is legendary, but Iovine is more current and his knowledge will really help this year’s winner become a strong candidate to hit it mainstream a la Kelly Clarkson and Carrie Underwood.

As you can see, I won the enviable task of covering this season of American Idol. Normally, my recaps will be published sooner, but I wanted to think of a format for my posts during the audition rounds that I could sustain. I’m not a fan of talking about all the good and especially awful auditions. Check out the highlights of the New Jersey auditions below and let me know what you think. I’d love to hear all your feedback, good and bad. I want to make this season of Idol as much fun as possible for you and I.

check out my favorite auditions after the jump

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