As 2010 comes to a close, we figured it'd be interesting to relive the biggest stories of the year here on TV Envy. We've gone through our logs and have compiled the top ten most popular posts for the year. What was number one? Bachelor Jake Pavleka guaranteeing that he will become a member of the Mile-High Club. Other notable inclusions are the South Park Coon mystery, the turmoil of American Idol season 9, and the death of Phil Harris. Click on through for the full list, and have a fantastic new year!
The show is over and the winner has been crowned, but there’s still plenty to talk about. American Idol’s fifth-place Season 9 finisher revealed a few behind-the-scenes secrets during a recent
interview, and we’ve got the details.
Aaron Kelly was very forthcoming in his Idolatry interview with Entertainment Weekly, spilling a few of the secrets the show doesn’t necessarily want you to think about. During the early weeks of the show, Kelly was depicted as forgetting his lyrics during a Hollywood Week performance. Here’s the rub: it never happened.
“I didn’t forget the lyrics,” Kelly explained. “That’s how they…how they set it up,” he said. Editing magic at work.
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American Idol was so busy crowning Lee DeWyze and bidding farewell to Simon Cowell at the end of its ninth season, the show never got around to telling the audience that another very important cast member has left the series: band leader
Ricky Rickey Minor. You might recognize the name - Ryan Seacrest frequently shouts “ Ricky
Ricky Minor and the band!” during Idol performance nights.
Minor has been a part of the Idol family for six years, receiving many compliments from contestants and judges alike during his time with the show. Minor worked closely with the contestants, helping them with the arrangements and other musical concerns related to their performances.
And after all that, Idol didn’t so much as wave good-bye to the musician. Reportedly,
Rickey Minor was extremely upset at the end of the big Season 9 finale, which featured a huge send-off for former judge Simon Cowell.
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If you watched the American Idol 9 finale, you know the show closed its season with lots of glitter, glamour and more than one tear-jerking moment as the series bid good-bye to Simon Cowell, its most beloved star. The finale was stuffed with live performances, but Popeater is reporting that there’s at least one we missed: Adam Lambert got cut from the show earlier this week.
According to unnamed sources, Adam Lambert failed to show up for scheduled rehearsals before the big finale. Producers didn’t know where he was, and decided to cut him from the episode altogether. One source claims the powers-that-be were too nervous to put an unrehearsed Lambert on the live Idol stage to perform, as the unpredictable singer is far too well-known for pushing the envelope of what’s acceptable during his performances.
Recap every glorious moment of the ninth season - from early auditions to the grand finale - right here. Check out all our American Idol 9 posts.
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Wednesday night was Simon Cowell’s last moment with American Idol, and the night belonged to him much more than the two contenders for the ninth Idol crown. Lee DeWyze and Crystal Bowersox performed ably on Tuesday night, but only the votes would determine which would walk away with the winning title. The show will undoubtedly crash and burn now that Cowell is walking away…but that is talk for another time.
The Top 12 Idols - including Crystal and Lee, of course - danced out on stage to deliver “School’s Out for Summer.” While Orianthi jammed out on the guitar, Casey James suddenly announced a surprise appearance - Alice Cooper. This was an exciting guest star, but honestly, he sounded quite bad. And I’m a fan.
The evening started out with a fairly lackluster vibe…but there was much, much more to come.
The Top 2 episode of American Idol’s Tuesday performances opened with appropriate pomp and circumstance. It is the final week of American Idol 9, and soon another winner will become a recording artist. Top 2 finalists Crystal Bowersox and Lee DeWyze have been highly popular with judges and fans all season, so Tuesday’s episode seemed a guaranteed success well before it began.
This week also marks the last for favorite Idol judge Simon Cowell, who has long made viewers love and hate him.
Crystal Bowersox had more than a little trouble getting to the stage at the top of the episode, dropping her microphone and getting re-set by producers as she awkwardly made her way to the platform. The whole scene was really unnecessary anyway - Lee and Crystal did little more than nod to host Ryan Seacrest before heading to the backstage area.
Paula Abdul will be one of many special guest stars appearing on American Idol’s season finale, the show’s last hurrah for judge Simon Cowell. Christina Aguilera is also definitely signed up for the event, though FOX is staying mum on other names which might be appearing.
The Wednesday show will also see an American Idol crowned, results which will be determined after contestants Crystal Bowersox and Lee DeWyze sing for our votes on Tuesday.
Get all the gossip, news and recaps right here - check out all our American Idol 9 posts.
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American Idol’s Top 3 results show began with a montage of clips from the preceding performance night and footage of the contestants visiting their home towns. Only two of them will make it to the star-studded season finale, where one will be crowned the ninth in a long string of American Idols. Along with the title, they will win a coveted recording contract and lasting reality TV fame.
With so much at stake - and Justin Bieber in the house - the show began with a ton of energy. Forty-seven million votes were tallied to bring us the results, which were (as always) tacked onto the end of an hour-long commercial-fest…with a few performances thrown in.
Ryan Seacrest began Top 3 week by announcing the home town of each of the remaining Idols. The three finishers have the honor of singing it out to make it to the show’s prestigious Top 2, a season finale extravaganza which will culminate in the crowning of another American Idol.
The Top 3 won the chance to go home at the end of last week’s results night, where Michael Lynche was eliminated in fourth place. There was no mentor for the week and not much of a theme, either. The contestants and the judges selected tunes from a large Idol grab-bag of former hits.
Every year, the American Idol judges hand-select a song for each of the Top 3 finalists to sing. This year, we know what they are.
Keep reading to get the spoilers, or turn back now and wait to be surprised on Tuesday.
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