American Idol Finale Recap: Cool Kids

“American Idol” has its Season 14 winner. Since I’m actually posting this the night of the show for once, I’ll play coy about who that winner is until the end of this (likely somewhat short) recap. All I’ll say is, I’m happy with who won. (Since I stated in my recap earlier today that I would…

American Idol Top 2 Recap: I Won’t Give Up

A funny thing happened last night on “American Idol.” Yes, my favorite got eliminated for the umpteenth time this season (and who knows how many times in my five seasons watching “Idol”). Yes, we were once again left with two guys fighting for the title (the first time since season 8, I know, but it seems…

American Idol Recap: Playing Catch-Up & Handicapping The Top 4

This season of “American Idol” has been an interesting one for sure. I still maintain that the group of finalists we ended up with is one of the strongest in recent memory, but there have been quite a few ups and downs lately, and looking at the ghastly ratings, it’s kind of sad to see…

American Idol Top 8 Recap: Stronger

Wednesday night’s installment of “American Idol” went back to the beginning, quite literally, for a night of Kelly Clarkson tunes. It’s a sign of how far the very first “Idol” winner has come when you can easily fill an evening of standout covers of hers, and it ended up being one of the strongest nights…

American Idol Top 11 Recap: Blank Space

Oh, “American Idol.” It giveth and it taketh away. Last night’s Top 11 show, built around a (fairly tenuous) “Let’s Get This Party Started” theme, was full of some really great moments. However, at the same time, there were a few not-so-great moments, culminating in quite possibly the most devastating first elimination we’ve had in…

American Idol Top 12 Recap: Royals

For quite some time now, I’ve been considering expanding my recapping game. My experience doing recaps for the third season of a cappella competition “The Sing-Off,” back in 2011, was extremely positive, and since this past outing of the show was only one episode, I’ve been wanting to try out another full season of recapping…