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Cook exit interview

This week’s exit interview with Joey Cook, the seventh-place finisher in American Idol Season XIV: MJ First question. What were you planning on singing next week, your two songs, Arena Anthem choices? Joey I was going to do “Story of My Life” by One Direction, all acoustic with just a guitar switched up Joey-style, and “Crazy Little Thing Called Love” by Queen. MJ Those are awesome. And also, Scott Bradlee from Postmodern Jukebox Tweeted you last night, I guess, and… Read More »

Joey eliminated

Joey Cook, shall we say the quirky finalist, is gone and we are down to the Top 6 on American Idol Season XIV. That includes Quentin, Clark, Nick, Jax, Tyanna and Rayvon. Next week we cut the field to five and those five will be on the American Idol Live Summer Tour, Also next week, U.S. Women’s Soccer team members Abby Wambach and Alex Morgan will be on the show to make a special announcement. And who knows what that… Read More »

Middleton exit interview

Qaasim Middleton was the latest American Idol XIV contestant to be eliminated last week. Here is a transcript of his exit interview with the media:   Moderator                   Thank you.  We have Emily Katharina with the SciFi Vision.com.  Go ahead, please.   Emily                           Thank you.  Hi, Qaasim, thank you for talking with us today.   Qaasim                        No problem; thank you for calling.   Emily                           Oh, thank you so much.  So, I was wondering, now that you’ve been eliminated, very sadly, what… Read More »

Adanna Duru and Maddie Walker exit interviews

Exit interview/conference call with Adanna Duru and Maddie Walker: Q:. So can you two first talk about what’s the one piece of advice that one of the judges gave you that you’ll take with you that you think helped you the most? Adanna:  I’d have to say that my favorite piece of advice was control and being completely in control of everything that you’re doing on stage, in control of yourself and being confident in everything that you’re doing, because… Read More »

Idol Tour on the ropes?

American Idol season XIV is now down to a top nine with the elimination Wednesday night of Diamond Bar’s Adanna Duru and Maddie Walker, the pride of Iowa. That leaves Daniel, Quentin, Joey, Tykanna, Jax, Nick, Qaasim, Clark and Rayvon to battle it out for the title. But maybe the bigger news of the Idol day was the morning telephone press conference held jointly by Adanna and Maddie. Both admitted that they – nos. 10 & 11 to be eliminated… Read More »

Sarina-Joi Crowe’s exit interview

Here is the exit interview with Sarina-Joi Crowe who made it to the Top 12 but was eliminated last week: Q: So, based upon your performance Wednesday night, were you shocked that out of everyone in the top 12, you apparently got the lowest votes. I mean, a lot of viewers didn’t see that coming. Sarina-Joi: I wasn’t shocked. I wasn’t exactly happy with Wednesday’s performance. I knew it wasn’t my best. I won’t say it was a bad performance,… Read More »

And then there were 11…

Sarina-Joi Crowe, the girl from Tennessee – Columbia to be exact – has been ousted from the American Idol XIV field and we are now down to a Top 11. Idol, which consistently seems to stagger on the brink of elimination itself, is being pushed back in favor of another FOX show next week when it will skip a Wednesday night date in favor of a two-hour show on Thursday (March 19). The Top 11 (presumably the Top 10 will… Read More »

Idol down to a top dozen; one Californian left

The American Idol season 14 field was cut to a Top 12 contestants Wednesday night, but San Diego’s Loren Lott was not included in the final dozen. Through viewer voting, the final 16 were cut to a final 10 and then the judges – Keith Urban, Jennifer Lopez and Harry Connick, Jr. – were allowed to add two of the remaining six finalists but Lott was not selected. Her elimination not only halts her dream of winning the competition, but… Read More »