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Baby Boomer Bill Pinella updates American Idol

Down to the final three

Jessica Meuse is the latest to be eliminated. That leaves us with Jena Irene, Alex Preston and Caleb Johnson as the Top 3. Want a prediction on the final outcome? Try this: 3- Alex; 2- Jena; 1- Caleb.

MK’s exit interview

Here is MK Nobilette’s exit interview with the media last Friday after she was eliminated on Thursday night: What kind of album would she like to make? “I love folk rock. I think that would be a good genre for me. I love strings and I love horns. Something folky.” Who would she love to collaborate with? “Definitely Allen Stone. I think we’d make amazing music together.” She said she wasn’t entirely unhappy to leave, because her goal was to… Read More »

Seems like Ben’s going home

Ryan says: “The Idol Summer Tour is happening and they’ll be playing sold out tours night after night.”  Doubtful, Ryan. Here we go, music from the movies: 1 Sam Woolf – Come Together by The Beatles (Across the Universe) Not bad, not good, he tried, girls screamed, I still wouldn’t buy his record. Call 1 855 4 IDOL 12(1 855 443 6512) or Text 12 to 83676 2 Jessica Meuse – The Sound of Silence by Simon and Garfunkle (The Graduate)… Read More »

Emily’s exit interview

American Idol XIII, eliminated contestant, Emily Piriz, spoke with reporters on Friday in her exit interview. Here is what she had to say about her journey: What’s the best piece of advice one of the judges gave her? EP: “They’ve all given me great advice.  Keith told me the other night to be confident and not to doubt myself. I think that’s something that I’m going to remember and keep with me.” What kind of record would she like to… Read More »

McCreery’s new baseball tour headed to SF

For a kid who never was able to see his baseball field of dreams come true, Scotty MCreery is certainly getting to at least step on to those fields of dreams. Sunday it was Petco Park in San Diego. He had never been there before as hetrotted out mid-game to sing “God Bless America” on a typical Petco “Military Sunday” sporting a San Diego Padres’ camouflage shirt. Next will come AT&T Park in San Francisco, another park he has never… Read More »

Lambert did what he does best – entertain

DEL MAR – On my Facebook page, where my likeness is supposed to be shining bright for all the world to see I have a picture of Adam Lambert. I took it in Oakland four summers ago when he was part of the American Idol Summer Tour. Now comes the real question – why is it there? As I watched Adam perform Tuesday night at the San Diego County Fair I thought about it and the answer became fairly obvious… Read More »

9 Summer Tour dates axed

So how does 12 minus 9 equal 31? Only on American Idol, that’s how. Idol had its lowest ratings in just about forever this past season – Season 12. So, when ticket sale dropped like a lead balloon for the annual Idol Summer Tour something had to give and it was 9 of the dates being cancelled. And that was from a starting point of 40 dates and now there are only 31. All that clear so far.? Two of… Read More »

James Durbin unplugged

When June Gloom fades away hereabouts it just doesn’t get much better. Sit on a seawall, soak up the sun and the cool breezes off that blue ocean, watch the brown pelicans soar overhead and have a phone conversation with James Durbin. Do what? Yes, talk to James Durbin. The same guy who finished fourth on American Idol two seasons ago. Listen to him tell you how former Idol winner David Cook helped him with some of the songs on… Read More »

American Idol hires Swedish Idol exec

The American Idol executives didn’t wait long to replace their former top two executive producers of the show. Over the weekend they summarily dismissed Nigel Lythgoe and Ken Warwick and on Monday morning th0ey announced that Per Blakens is the new executive producer of AI. For a little over five years, Blakens has been in a similar role with “Idol,”a show in Sweden. In his parting statement, Lythgoe had this to say: “If the executives that are now in charge… Read More »