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'American Idol' matters. No, seriously!new

I used to be American Idol’s biggest fan, but by now most of us know it’s jumped the shark. After a string of bland winners — Kris Allen, Lee DeWyze, Scotty McCreery — we realize that the show will most likely disappoint us after its long process of sifting and winnowing.
San Antonio Current  |  Dean Robbins  |  05-16-2012  |  TV

Can Elise Testone emerge from American Idol with grace?new

This week, as the remaining Idol contestants of the current season either get booted off or shoved ahead, I can't help but worry about Charleston-based singer Elise Testone and the post-Idol adventures that lie ahead for her.
Charleston City Paper  |  T. Ballard Lesemann  |  05-08-2012  |  Profiles & Interviews

Elise Testone's American Idol Debutnew

Charleston singer Elise Testone's first appearance on American Idol was nearly a blink-and-you'll-miss-it moment. But she delivered a performance which wowed the judges even if it didn't wow the editors.
Charleston City Paper  |  Chris Haire  |  01-19-2012  |  Profiles & Interviews

Spoiler site claims Elise Testone makes American Idol top 42new

If an American Idol spoiler site is right, Charleston's very own Elise Testone wins over Randy, JLo, and Steven, landing in the singing contest's top 42.
Charleston City Paper  |  T. Ballard Lesemann  |  01-18-2012  |  TV

North Carolina is an Inexplicable Hotbed for American Idol Heavyweightsnew

What unites Fantasia, Scotty and Clay also unites them with a lot of other artists in these parts, historically and now.
INDY Week  |  Grayson Currin  |  12-15-2011  |  Music

American I Don'tnew

Steven Tyler betrays rock 'n' roll, self, everything sacred.
Boise Weekly  |  Damon Hunzeker  |  01-19-2011  |  TV

An American Idol Star's Tantrumnew

American Idol winner Lee DeWyze goes off when he's not allowed to get up on stage at a Worcester bar following his concert earlier that evening at Mechanics Hall.
Worcester Magazine  |  T'Leah McQuade  |  12-16-2010  |  Music

Someone in Vegas Needs to Sign Adam Lambertnew

American Idol runner-up Adam Lambert, known for his penchant for outlandish clothes and his proven vocal prowess, could be a revelation to Vegas Strip visitors.
Las Vegas Weekly  |  Steve Friess  |  05-28-2009  |  Music

Has Anyone Seen Anwar Robinson?new

The year was 2005. Popular television show American Idol was still respectable. While he didn't make the final cut, New Jersey-based singer Anwar Robinson gained a lot of support from urban viewers around the country that year.
New Times Broward-Palm Beach  |  Jonathan Cunningham  |  04-15-2008  |  Profiles & Interviews

Chris Daughtry Comes Homenew

The American Idol favorite comes back to Carolina.
INDY Week  |  Jennifer Strom  |  06-07-2006  |  Profiles & Interviews

Yamin’s Diabetes Sparks Partnershipnew

American Idol contestant Elliott Yamin's diabetes may lead to a partnership with a local organization.
Style Weekly  |  Jason Roop  |  05-25-2006  |  TV

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