Harry Connick Jr. quickly got the nickname “Harsh Harry” after joining the judging panel for the 13th season of American Idol for his brutally honest critiques and comments. However, the Grammy-winner also introduced many new musical terms and phrases that some viewers at home (and even other judges) were unfamiliar with. Now that Caleb Johnson has been declared the winner, we wanted to test him and some of the other Idol finalists and see if they can pass Harry’s Music School. Watch and test yourself below: READ FULL STORY
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'American Idol' top 13 party, on the scene: Judges and finalists talk format changes, song choices, more
The lucky 13 finalists for season 13 of American Idol were revealed Thursday night, and immediately after, the group got to celebrate together in Hollywood. This week marked the first live shows of the new season, which has seen many format changes from previous years.
One of those changes is the just-finished Rush Week, which featured a workshop with former judge Randy Jackson and the help of Idol alums Adam Lambert and Chris Daughtry. New judge Harry Connick Jr. also got the first “boo” of the season for his song-choice critiques to some of the female contestants. EW was on the scene and got the judges’ take on the changes to the season, and why Harry said he liked being booed, as the finalists meet the press for the first time. READ FULL STORY
“What are you doing New Year’s Eve?” — is there any more romantic question? People do a lot of self-evaluating going into a new year, and if someone wants to spend that most hallowed of nights with you, you must be pretty special.
In 1947, musical-theater vet Frank Loesser (Guys & Dolls, How to Succeed in Business Without Really Trying) put that sentiment to music with “What Are You Doing New Year’s Eve?” And now that Christmas music is behind us, it’s time to move on to the New Year’s classics. (Check out our Ultimate Holiday Playlist here.)
Who had the best version of this NYE standard? Check out our six choices and place your vote below.
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