Duets' Olivia Chisholm and Robin Thicke
Seriously, TV? You couldn't give us 24 hours to catch our breath from the season that just ended with a frenetic bang Wednesday night:
Ace Young and Diana DeGarmo
Diana DeGarmo and Ace Young have more in common than their pasts on American Idol.
Ace Young and Diana DeGarmo
American Idol alums Ace Young (Season 5) and Diana DeGarmo (Season 3 runner-up) are opening up about their relationship — after keeping under it wraps almost two years.
Ace Young, Chikezie
Set your DVRs: Idol Tonight is welcoming not one, but two American Idol alums this week.
Ace Young (Season 5, 7th place) and Chikezie (Season 7, 10th place) will drop by TV Guide Network's Idol Tonight on Wednesday (8 pm/ET) to offer their two cents on Season 8's final three.
The singers will also discuss ...
Emily Deschanel by Isabella Vosmikova/Fox
Move over Simon Cowell Booth and Brennan are doing their own kind of judging when they take on a music-biz homicide in tonights episode of Bones LAs open-mic nightsare very intense and really competitive explains executive producer Hart Hanson of the cases inspiration We thought Theres a good venue for Bones Then we thought we might as well hit up the Idol scene [for singers] So Idol fans should keep an eye out for Season 5s Ace Young and last years Brandon Rogers in guest spots as aspiring warblers as well as a little crooning from Emily Deschanels notoriously uptight Brennan She sings Girls Just Want to Have Fun laughs Hanson Its funny because Emily is a good singerand Brennan is notThankfully she still has her day job with Booth because Hanson hints that more than just the music is about to die down in DC The ending is pretty shocking Damian Holbrook
The truth is I wasnt really buying the hype about how talented this group of contestants was But tonights American Idol went a long way to convincing me The Top 12 guys did an impressive job not all were major league performances but a few totally hit it out of the park The theme was 60s songs which I thought was sort of a questionable call on the part of the producers but most of the boys handled their assignments well It was also fun to see the judges harassing and teasing each other finally it feels like Idol Including Ryan being back to his old form hes already stirring up trouble with Simon and man-handling the contestants Its nice to see that some things never changeBut of course it was all about the singers tonight starting withDavid Hernandez In the Midnight Hour Good for him for wanting to prove Simon wrong I thought his vocals were darn good except for the very end but his performance skills could definitely use some work 151
Jenna Fischer thinks that this week's episode of The Office [Thursdays at 8:30 pm/ET, on NBC] is the best yet, and I concur! Yes, I'm Kate Flannery. Thank you. Thank you so much. I play the drunken redhead on the show, who seems to be the favorite of many folks. There is so much I want to share with you, so much I want to tell, but I am contractually obligated to keep my big, fat mouth shut. Now, in case you hadn't noticed, the words "branch" and "closing" are in the title of this week's episode. Kind of gives it away, right? So, let me just say that the downsizing issue of the first two seasons is nothing compared to this.Jenna speaks more freely about it in her MySpace.com blog: "You must catch our show this Thursday night. I've already seen it, and it is the best one we've ever done. I'm not kidding. Michael finds out that the Scranton branch is being shut down. He and Dwight go to New York to try to save the branch. The stuff they do together is the absolute funniest thing ever ...
Ace Young, American Idol
Six weeks ago, if anyone had told you that Ace Young — he of the wavy hair, soulful eyes and "Father Figure" flourishes — wouldn't make the final four of Fox's American Idol (Tuesdays and Wednesdays at 9 pm/ET), you'd have thought them crazy like William Hung. The Denver native, though, confirmed the improbable when he crooned "That's All" for his final performance.
What went wrong for the cutie crooner? "I don't think anything went wrong," he says. "I think that on any given night, anything can happen."
Anything, indeed, as evidenced by who joined Ace in the bottom two — the competition's other (and
Taylor Hicks, American Idol
American Idol Song choice presented major problems for the first two guys, Patrick Hall and David Radford. Patrick's nerves were too obvious; he could've used some of Melissa Etheridge's bravado and grit to get through "Come to My Window." Meanwhile David picked "Crazy Little Thing Called Love" to get away from the crooner label and then proceeded to "Sinatra" his way through a Vegas-style version. Not the best start for either guy.
Bucky Covington used his growling vocals to full advantage on "Simple Man." Ryan Seacrest contrasted his own potential song title with Bucky's by calling himself a "Shallow Hollywood Talking Head," which may be the most accurate judgment anyone has ever made on American Idol. Young Will Makar
American Idol's Taylor Hicks, Ayla Brown and David Radford
"Scorecards here! Get your American Idol scorecards here!" Now that all — OK, most — of the screamers and howlers have been shown the door, Season 5 of Fox's ratings-magnet reality competition is all set to really begin. As you settle in front of the tube for the first two nights, print out this page and keep it handy for the skinny on who's who among the 24 semifinalists.
The male singers scheduled to perform tonight at 8 pm are: BOBBY BENNETT (19, Denver, Colo.) has been singing since the age of 7. He dreams of becoming a performer so he can make people forget about their troubles for a little while. Before making the Final 24, Bobby worked at Target. KEVIN COVAIS (16, Levittown, N.Y.), a junior at Isla