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Idol Chatter has moved to a new site

If you came here looking for new recaps of The Voice, The X Factor or to find out what’s happening in the world of American Idol … I’ve moved. The same blog, just with a new address and new look, can be found at www.ydtalk.com/idolchatteryd (you’ll have to open this blog for...

Meet the Season 3 contestants on The Voice

The Voice probably does a better job than any of the other singing shows at introducing us to most of its advancing contestants. But it often leaves out key details of contestants’ backgrounds, such as whether they’re a member of a band or whether they’ve already released music you...

Bucky Covington talks about the cause bringing him to York County

Bucky Covington finished just eighth on American Idol. But after the show he released one of the most successful country albums by a former contestant not named Carrie Underwood. The year was 2007 and three Bucky Covington singles — “A Different World,” “It’s Good to Be...

Yep, Idol needs to change that voting format

I certainly won’t get my hopes up too high, because we’ve heard about possible changes to American Idol in the past that never came to fruition. Everyone remember Nigel Lythgoe’s idea of cutting the results shows to 30 minutes? But the New York Times is reporting that the company...

Episode 4: Auditions continue on The Voice

Well, it’s episode four of The Voice and, if you’ve been following along, you know that the judges’ teams are still only half full. Each needs 12 artists or duos before the real competition begins.  At this point, Adam Levine has seven team members; the other three judges, six...

Poor puzzled Paula boots one of three singers on X Factor

So, The X Factor went into Thursday’s results show with three legitimate singers. Now the show is down to two. After the judges unwisely got rid of Drew. The only good news to come from the results show was the exit of Astro, along with his tantrums and his ego. Just in the nick of time. ...

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