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  •  'The Voice' Finale: America Crowns Javier Colon

    'The Voice' Finale: America Crowns Javier Colon | ARTICLE

    The next time we see Javier Colon, he probably won't be singing a duet with Stevie Nicks or snatching America's heart from a pretty competitor. That kind of perfect storm isn't replicable, any more than the time...

    June 30, 2011 7:30 AM ET
  • 'The Voice' Power Ranking: Team Adam's Savvy Finish

    'The Voice' Power Ranking: Team Adam's Savvy Finish | ARTICLE

    Adam Levine started out the season impressing us with his ability to rope in a strong team despite having the least cache among his fellow judges. So it's no surprise his team of one jumped ahead last...

    June 29, 2011 11:00 AM ET
  • 'The Voice' Recap: Final Performances Go Original

    'The Voice' Recap: Final Performances Go Original | ARTICLE

    How is this show almost over? On American Idol we'd still be at the point where someone is dressed like an armadillo and someone else seems homeless, and someone even more disconcerting is demonstrating the properties of...

    June 29, 2011 10:30 AM ET
  • 'The Voice' Recap: A Gracious Goodbye to Would-Be Stars

    'The Voice' Recap: A Gracious Goodbye to Would-Be Stars | ARTICLE

    Last night on the Voice was a formality for Vicci, Javier, Dia and Bev, the chosen who won, as we predicted they would. But it was also a real goodbye to the other four, a reverse...

    June 23, 2011 1:10 PM ET
  • 'The Voice' Power Ranking: America Picks A Fantastic Four

    'The Voice' Power Ranking: America Picks A Fantastic Four | ARTICLE

    Judge: Cee Lo GreenRank: 1Team (in ranked order): Vicci Martinez, NakiaWhy: Nakia's "Whataya Want From Me" was good, but last night Vicci was great,...

    June 22, 2011 5:45 PM ET
  •  'The Voice' Recap: And Then There Were Eight

    'The Voice' Recap: And Then There Were Eight | ARTICLE

    On last night's episode of The Voice, we said goodbye to Devon Barley, Curtis Grimes, Jeff Jenkins, and the Thompson sisters, all of whom, it turns out, only have A Voice. Carson introduced another rule, America's four picks asserted...

    June 22, 2011 4:50 PM ET
  • 'The Voice' Power Ranking: Cee Lo Pulls Ahead With Sister Act

    'The Voice' Power Ranking: Cee Lo Pulls Ahead With Sister Act | ARTICLE

    Judge: Cee Lo GreenRank: 1Team (in ranked order): The Thompson sisters, Nakia, Vicci Martinez, Curtis Grimes Why: We've been looking forward to Cee Lo getting his hands...

    June 15, 2011 3:15 PM ET
  • 'The Voice' Recap: Sisters Rule Girls Night

    'The Voice' Recap: Sisters Rule Girls Night | ARTICLE

    There's no way either of the Thompson sisters have lain in bed wide-eyed with visions of singing a 1940s war jingle in gingham bubble dresses on TV. There's just no way. But that's what they found themselves...

    June 15, 2011 11:30 AM ET
  • 'The Voice' Power Ranking: Dia Frampton Gives Blake Shelton's Team the Edge

    'The Voice' Power Ranking: Dia Frampton Gives Blake Shelton's Team the Edge | ARTICLE

    In last week's rankings of the four teams on NBC's The Voice, we slotted Blake Shelton's and Christina Aguilera's teams in the last two spots, behind Adam Levine's and Cee Lo's. Last night, our two...

    June 8, 2011 12:45 PM ET
  • 'The Voice' Recap: Dia Dominates

    'The Voice' Recap: Dia Dominates | ARTICLE

    It's kind of a miracle The Voice is as good as it is considering Carson Daly seems to be making up the rules as he goes. This week he had four new ones to deliver: the show...

    June 8, 2011 11:30 AM ET
  • 'The Voice' Power Ranking: Is Adam Levine's Team Unbeatable?

    'The Voice' Power Ranking: Is Adam Levine's Team Unbeatable? | ARTICLE

    The battle lines are freshly drawn on NBC's The Voice, with each judge down to just four singers after a month of duet-offs. Here's our take on how the teams rank this week; after the next episode,...

    June 2, 2011 12:10 PM ET
  • 'The Voice' Recap: The Battle Rounds End In A Kiss

    'The Voice' Recap: The Battle Rounds End In A Kiss | ARTICLE

    The battle is over! After four weeks of separating the wheat from the people who sing like witches, The Voice's judges finally narrowed down the last of their troops. Here's how it went:Jeff Jenkins vs....

    June 1, 2011 11:20 AM ET
  • 'American Idol' Finale: Why Scotty McCreery is Destined for Stardom

    'American Idol' Finale: Why Scotty McCreery is Destined for Stardom | ARTICLE

    Well, it's over. The best worst season of American Idol, in which the ones tapped early on (Casey, Lauren), fell short of expectations, the winner sings like a caricature drawn up by the producers, the judges never...

    May 26, 2011 10:55 AM ET
  • 'American Idol' Recap: Eleventh-Hour Appeal to Young Girls Is Under Way

    'American Idol' Recap: Eleventh-Hour Appeal to Young Girls Is Under Way | ARTICLE

    If you've ever wondered what an Idol episode would be like with all the filler removed, last night gave the answer: quick and boring. That last wasn't helped by Scotty or Lauren, who are about as spontaneous...

    May 25, 2011 10:50 AM ET
  • 'The Voice' Recap: Duets Range from 'Cuteness' to 'Bizarre'

    'The Voice' Recap: Duets Range from 'Cuteness' to 'Bizarre' | ARTICLE

    With only one week of elimination rounds to go, The Voice was clearly in its groove last night. Each contestant got her due, the judges judged wisely, and the cameras caught that Dia girl looking exactly like...

    May 25, 2011 10:30 AM ET
  • 'American Idol' Recap: Haley Sent Packing

    'American Idol' Recap: Haley Sent Packing | ARTICLE

    There was only one surprise unveiled during last night's results show, and it wasn't the results.  Anyone who's followed all season can't deny Scotty's and Lauren's unceasing, aw-shucks march to confetti. These two were crowned the moment...

    May 20, 2011 11:25 AM ET
  • 'American Idol' Recap: It's Haley's to Lose

    'American Idol' Recap: It's Haley's to Lose | ARTICLE

    The night opened on footage of our three contestants headed home, where crowds of fans stood in the aisles of grocery stores, parking lots, by a Verizon sign, anywhere so long as they had a view of...

    May 19, 2011 12:15 PM ET
  • 'The Voice' Recap: The Beautiful Are the Damned

    'The Voice' Recap: The Beautiful Are the Damned | ARTICLE

    After the success of The Voice's blind rounds, the question hung in the air: would looks continue to be irrelevant once Christina and Co. got their sight back? Hope was still alive until Blake Shelton's glassist turn...

    May 18, 2011 10:32 AM ET
  • 'American Idol' Recap: Take Care of Yourself, James

    'American Idol' Recap: Take Care of Yourself, James | ARTICLE

    It's the end for the most childlike dreamer of the season – James Durbin, who truly believes in magical things. After watching concert footage of a half-naked Lady Gaga climbing her piano mid-song with an instinct...

    May 13, 2011 11:05 AM ET
  • 'American Idol' Recap: Lady Gaga Solves Everything

    'American Idol' Recap: Lady Gaga Solves Everything | ARTICLE

    Last night we had the chance to see what real coaching can do for an Idol hopeful. Lady Gaga was on hand, decked in an enormous beauty mark and a leotard to deliver useful advice intermixed...

    May 12, 2011 12:25 PM ET
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