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Baby Boomer Bill Pinella updates American Idol

Idol – Here’s who needs to go

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 is to take a dozen girls and a dozen boys and whittle the number down to eight each. Very easily they could cut it down to four each after this week’s peformances. So, who are the four in each group who… Read More »

Down to a Top 24

American Idol “Season 14” is down to a Top 24 contestants and San Diego’s Loren Lott is  one of two California natives still in the running. The other Golden State finalist, announced after Thursday’s taped show, is Adanna Duru, 18, from Diamond Bar. There are 12 boys and 12 girls left in the competition. The show will continue next Wednesday when the top dozen boys perform and then on Thursday with the Top 12 girls. Both show will be live performances… Read More »

Hollywood weeks

Here are some more clips from Hollywood weeks. How some of the 200 or so that are in attendance are there to begin with is beyond me. This is the portion of the Idol season that I like the least. Here you go:

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 »