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Bill Pinella, The Press Democrat’s assistant sports editor, will post the latest news and comment on soccer issues from the recreational level to the pros.

Daniel Seavy exit interview

Conference call with American Idol eliminated contestant Daniel Seavey.

By | April 8th, 2015|0 Comments

Adanna Duru and Maddie Walker exit interviews

Adanna (left) and Maddie (right). 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:  [...]

By | April 2nd, 2015|0 Comments

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 [...]

By | March 26th, 2015|0 Comments

Can Duru crack the Idol Top 10?

Adanna Duru is one eliminated American Idol contestant away from making it into Idol’s Season 14 Top 10.

By | March 19th, 2015|0 Comments

Sarina-Joi Crowe’s exit interview

Sarina-Joi Crowe. (Photo: Michael Becker) 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 [...]

By | March 17th, 2015|0 Comments

And then there were 11…

Sarina-Joi Crowe 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 [...]

By | March 16th, 2015|0 Comments

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 [...]

By | March 12th, 2015|0 Comments

Idol gets a little convoluted

Adanna Duri performs in Detroit. (American Idol) It gets a bit convoluted now. But, hey, it’s American Idol and it’s almost always convoluted. So, here’s the plan. Eight boys and eight girls performed last week, on Wednesday that  Sweet 16 will be cut to 10 – five boys [...]

By | March 10th, 2015|0 Comments

Idol – Here’s who needs to go

Joey Cook works the squeezebox in Detroit. (American Idol) They came Wednesday (boys) and Thursday (girls). They saw Motown and Detroit. But did they conquer? NOT. As hard as American Idol might be trying, it is not getting the talent the show so desperately needs. The idea here [...]

By | February 27th, 2015|0 Comments

David Cook coming to Napa

This Saturday night, David Cook will step on to the Uptown Theatre stage in Napa for the first time.

By | February 26th, 2015|1 Comment