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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.

Voice-Idol Super Bowl matchup?

David Cook muses on a competition between the two popular singing shows.

By | February 25th, 2015|0 Comments

Loren Lott in the Top 24

San Diego’s Loren Lott woke up this morning and found herself in the Top 24 finalists of American Idol Season XIV.

By | February 24th, 2015|0 Comments

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 [...]

By | February 20th, 2015|0 Comments

House of Blues hilites

We are in the "House of Blues" rounds where the Final 48 perform in front of a live audience. Following are some highlights....

By | February 19th, 2015|0 Comments

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:

By | February 11th, 2015|0 Comments

Season 14: San Francisco clips

Clips from the San Francisco tryouts:

By | January 29th, 2015|0 Comments

Season 14: New Orleans clips

Clips from the New Orleans tryouts:

By | January 29th, 2015|0 Comments

Season 14: Kansas City clips

Clips from the Kansas City tryouts:

By | January 29th, 2015|0 Comments

Season 14 – New York clip

From the New York tryouts:

By | January 29th, 2015|0 Comments

Season 14 well underway

The ratings are mixed, the talent has its ups and downs but Idol moves on.

By | January 29th, 2015|0 Comments