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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.

Seems like Ben’s going home

Idol Top 11 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: Sam Woolf 1 Sam Woolf – Come Together by The Beatles (Across the Universe) Not bad, [...]

By | March 12th, 2014|0 Comments

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 [...]

By | March 8th, 2014|0 Comments

It wasn’t right, but Emily’s back home

Bottom three: MK and Jena were safe, and Emily was sent packing without a judge's save.

By | March 7th, 2014|0 Comments

Lambert to tour with Queen

Second-place finisher to Kris Allen (whatever happened to him?), Adam Lambert, announced this morning on Good Morning America that he will be touring with Queen this summer. Lambert's dream job since he appeared on Idol will start with a concert in Chicago. He will have two California stops: July 1 [...]

By | March 6th, 2014|2 Comments

Maybe they all should go back to their hometown

Jena Irene performs 'Suddenly I See' as the first contestant on Wednesday night's show. The focus tonight is on the HOMETOWNS. A video montage of the Top 12 and their hometowns flash on the screen. Jena Irene - Farmington, Mich. - Suddenly I See by KT Tunstall Harry was waiting [...]

By | March 6th, 2014|0 Comments

One down, a dozen to go

Candice Glover and Jake Buggs perform, and one person is eliminated at the end of the night.

By | February 28th, 2014|0 Comments

We get down to the Dirty Dozen

The Top 13 performed Wednesday night. Here's my pick on who should stay, and who should go.

By | February 27th, 2014|0 Comments

13 remain in Season 13

Final eliminations by the judge whittle the Idol contenders from an original 75,000 to a now Top 13.

By | February 21st, 2014|0 Comments

10 boys take their turn

Ten of the top fifteen boys show us what they got.

By | February 20th, 2014|0 Comments

5 didn’t even get to perform

Ten of the 15 girls perform on Tuesday night's show.

By | February 19th, 2014|0 Comments