Does Singer view this as a reset? And who is Hoult psyched to meet?
A second 'Fans versus Favorites' showdown begins with familiarity
The two young stars also chat about fate and destiny in their careers
Finally the 'Idol' Women do Hollywood
I'll repeat this again for "American Idol" producers: I appreciate the need for occasional formula innovation, so you didn't do anything wrong by splitting Hollywood Week up into separate segments for Men and Women.
Just don't do it again, OK? Consider this a failure, but don't be bothered or disturbed. Dust yourself off and figure out an another twist for next year.
Because... I'm done with Hollywood. I did it last week. There were solos. There was Group Night and people whined and cried. And then there were more solos and the judges made their decisions. I took that journey. It wasn't entirely satisfying, because the men don't seem all that great this year and there were no women, but I went through that arc. Now I'm ready for what comes next. I'm not especially interested in deja vu sans man-parts.
But... Here we go!
Dan and Alan talk 'Zero Hour,' 'Cult,' 'Scandal' and more
And as always, feel free to e-mail us questions for the podcast.
'Beautiful Creatures' star Jeremy Irons discusses Young Adult supernatural romance, skipping 'Twilight'
Will the 'Reversal of Fortune' Oscar winner stick with the genre?
Viola Davis discusses her reimagined 'Beautiful Creatures' role and doing 'Ender's Game' simultaneously
'The Help' star didn't want to play another maid
'Shameless' star enjoyed playing the bad girl
More quality time with the 'Idol' men from Hollywood
On Wednesday night, we spent a lot of time with the "American Idol" Men. Too much time, if you ask me. Hollywood Week used to be a highlight of the "Idol" schedule, but Wednesday's show was a mess that didn't leave me appreciating a single singer on a particularly high level.
But maybe Thursday's show will be better as we trim the masculine side of the "Idol" field...
Auditions are over... Let the madness begin!
I'm feeling OK about Season 12 of "American Idol" so far. How about y'all?
No, I haven't felt like the audition episodes suggested talent unparalleled in the show's history, but it seemed like there was some talent. And, more importantly, it felt like the new judging panel had personality and a particular chemistry, even if that chemistry was vaguely toxic. After two years with Wacky Cypher Steven Tyler and Sexy Cypher Jennifer Lopez, I'll even endorse the cringe-worthy tension between Mariah Carey and Nicki Minaj, plus the "How the heck did I come to be stuck in the middle of this?" benign coolness of Keith Urban.
How will that chemistry evolve in Hollywood? Let's find out!