Updated::Former AI Contestant Alexis Cohen Killed in Hit-and-Run Accident

One of my favorite “American Idol” contestants–Alexis Cohen–passed away Saturday morning after being hit by a car in Seaside Heights, NJ (full story).  The 24 year-old Allentown native was known for her, uh, rambunctious behavior during her “Season 7” audition.  Those of us living in the Lehigh Valley were just proud that Alexis was allContinue reading “Updated::Former AI Contestant Alexis Cohen Killed in Hit-and-Run Accident”

Tuned Out:: Don’t Let People Stop Stopping You From Not Following Your Dreams

Apparently, I’m not the only one who thinks the new “American Idol” song is silly.  The song called “No Boundaries” was co-written by the fouth judge Kara DioGuardi, which really makes me question her talent-telling abilities, you know what I’m saying?  Anyway, jokester Brant Hansen put together his own rendition of the song called “Don’tContinue reading “Tuned Out:: Don’t Let People Stop Stopping You From Not Following Your Dreams”

Review:: It’s Christmas – Mandisa

By Sarah Merkel The artist simply known as Mandisa became a household name as she entered the final rounds of “American Idol’s” fifth season.  After her debut album, fans were craving more and Mandisa decided to expand on her four song EP to produce a new holiday album called It’s Christmas.  Soulful and original, It’sContinue reading “Review:: It’s Christmas – Mandisa”

Transformers 2 in the Valley

A scene from the set taken by Michael Kubel of The Morning Call. Welp, there’s been a lot of excitement in the city of Bethlehem and the greater Lehigh Valley over the past week or so. Movie crews rolled in late last week to begin assembling sets at the old Bethlehem Steel Plant to prepareContinue reading “Transformers 2 in the Valley”

Voting:: American Idol vs. American President

By Andrew J. Wilhelm Congratulations to the latest “American Idol” David Cook, who received the majority of the 99.7 million votes cast. While the inconvenience of college cut into my T.V. viewing, , I am a big fan of the show. The overall premise of the show, to give an amateur singer the chance ofContinue reading “Voting:: American Idol vs. American President”

Switchfoot Permeates Airwaves

Photos: Switchfoot behind-the-scenes images from the set of The Tonight Show with Jay Leno. (Photos by Andy Barron.) Rick over at Hoganson Media Relations sent this over the “wire”: The multi-Platinum selling rock band Switchfoot was not only featured performing its new song, “This Is Home,” on NBC’s “The Tonight Show with Jay Leno” lastContinue reading “Switchfoot Permeates Airwaves”

American Idol…finally!!!

“American Idol” lost much of its sparkle this week without Brooke White (watch her exit interview)…however, the show was full of laughs. Choosing songs from the Rock N’ Roll Hall of Fame, the Top 4 sang two classic hits. Except for Jason Castro. I’m not sure what he was doing. Why on earth couldn’t theContinue reading “American Idol…finally!!!”

Review: Running Back to You–Chris Sligh

Album Release: May 6 By Amy Sondova From his wild curly hair to his off-the-beaten-path look, Chris Sligh seemed an unlikely candidate for “American Idol” Season 6, yet he managed to slip by thousands even making the show’s Top 10. Less than a year later, Sligh releases Running Back to You on indie label BrashContinue reading “Review: Running Back to You–Chris Sligh”

Brooke’s Time To Go

Haha! I wrote this last night and instead of publishing it just saved it in my drafts! She looks so cute with that guitar, even though her rendition of “Daydream Believer” was kind of off. I yelled, “No!”, threw my notebook in the general direction of the television set, and buried my face into aContinue reading “Brooke’s Time To Go”

American Idol Does Neil Diamond

The one and only Neil Diamond. Simon hit the nail on the head when he said, “This is officially the strangest show we’ve ever done.” Indeed it was a strange night on “American Idol” with Neil Diamond being this week’s mentor. I know; it sounds like the subject of an “American Idol” sketch on “SundayContinue reading “American Idol Does Neil Diamond”