• The 8 Most-Robbed Contestants of ‘The Voice’ Season 5

    December 17, 2013 8:10 PM ET
     |  Lyndsey Parker

    This has become an annual tradition (or, in the case of "The Voice," a biannual one): listing the robbed finalists and semifinalists from any given talent show. Not all of my favorites can make a show's top 10, and obviously, only one can win. So any singing-show season offers its unfair share of heartache. It's both a blessing and a curse on "The Voice" in particular that the talent level is so high and the talent pool so deep. This ensures that a lot of very worthy candidates get...  | More »

  • The 12 Most-Robbed Contestants of ‘The X Factor’ Season 3

    December 17, 2013 8:04 PM ET
     |  Lyndsey Parker

    The "X Factor" Season 3 finale is right around the corner — which means soon Alex & Sierra, Jeff Gutt, or Carlito Olivero will win a record contract and go on to follow in the footsteps of, um, Melanie Amaro and Tate Stevens. All three contestants are very talented, but there are still a few others that I'm shocked didn't make it at least a bit closer to this year's finale. So, without further ado, here is my list of the most-robbed contestants of this "X Factor" sea...  | More »

  • ‘Idol’ Alum Danny Noriega to Compete on ‘RuPaul’s Drag Race’

    December 9, 2013 5:38 PM ET
     |  Lyndsey Parker

    As "American Idol's" Danny Noriega might say, this is almost TMTH (too much to handle). Yahoo's Reality Rocks can exclusively confirm rumors that the wild Season 7 Idol, famous for his perfectly purple-streaked emo hair, skinny ties, and sassing back to Simon Cowell, has just signed up for another, very different reality competition: "RuPaul's Drag Race"! And Danny is looking very different these days, too. Since leaving "Idol's" top 16 in 2008, Danny, now age 24, has rei...  | More »

  • Simon Cowell Jokes About Cutting…In Front of Demi Lovato

    December 5, 2013 12:35 PM ET
     |  Lyndsey Parker

    On Wednesday's "X Factor," judge Paulina Rubio told rocker contestant Jeff Gutt that she wanted to see him "show more blood" onstage. Yes, Paulina may suffer from a bit of a language barrier sometimes, but it was obvious she meant that metaphorically (as in the "blood, sweat, and tears" sense). Still, Simon Cowell took this as his opportunity to make a little joke. Except…it wasn't even a little funny, especially to one of the other judges at the table. "So, you want him to ...  | More »

  • Video: Frzy's "WTF" Video Premiere

    November 25, 2013 11:50 AM ET

    Emerging Pittsburgh emcee Frzy is making a splash on the hip-hop scene with his new track "WTF," and along for the ride is a familiar face to "X Factor" viewers: Lyric Da Queen. Michigan femcee Lyric made a major impression on "The X Factor" Season 2 as part of the prefab hip-hop trio Lyric 145, putting her own unexpectedly tongue-twisting, hard-hitting take on "Party in the USA," "Gangnam Style," and even "Supercalifragilisticexpialidocious." So it's no wonder that Frzy wanted to recru...  | More »

  • Video: An Interview With Chris Daughtry

    November 20, 2013 1:05 PM ET

    In 2006, Chris Daughtry was a humble auto mechanic, just a regular guy who since age 20 had been slaving away to support his wife Deanna, a woman six years his senior, and her children from a previous marriage. Then Chris auditioned for "American Idol"...and everything changed. Well, maybe not everything. Seven years, two more children, millions in record sales, and four Daughtry albums later, Chris and Deanna are still going strong (they celebrated their 13th wedding anniversary this month)...  | More »

  • What to Expect From 'Idol' Season 13: Giggles, Goofiness, and Guitars

    November 12, 2013 5:50 PM ET
     |  Lyndsey Parker

    Fox has released four and half minutes of "American Idol" Season 13 footage to the public (along with a full 27 minutes to the press), and judging by the sneak peek, two things are definitely returning to the show in January: good times and guitars. Season 12 was "Idol's" most troubled season yet. It made Season 9 look like an Emmy-sweeping smash success. Judges Mariah Carey and Nicki Minaj clearly loathed each other, and their icky bickering turned the once-feelgood show into "The Real...  | More »

  • Video: Terry McDermott's “Lose This Feeling”

    November 4, 2013 5:35 PM ET

    "The Voice" Season 3 runner-up Terry McDermott and his band the Bonfires have returned with another stunning, sweeping Britrock ballad, "Lose This Feeling," co-written with Todd Burman of Australia's Juke Kartel. (Todd also worked on Terry's first post-"Voice" single, "Pictures," which went to number one on the iTunes rock chart.) And judging by the new video for the track, which Yahoo's Reality Rocks is thrilled to premiere here, Terry hasn't lost the feeling at all. The...  | More »

  • Ke$ha Discusses Her Crazy Beautiful Love Life

    October 30, 2013 5:05 PM ET
     |  Lyndsey Parker

    Ke$ha's MTV docu-series "My Crazy Beautiful Life" returns to the airwaves this week, and while Season 2 of the show will delve deeper into her family life (her older brother Lagan films the series; her little brother Louie plays a starring role; and her mother Pebe is wackier than ever), the show will also focus on Ke$ha's turbulent romantic adventures, starting with an "exorcism" of her private parts on the season premiere. Yikes! Yahoo Music recently sat down with the "Your Love ...  | More »

  • HeeJun Brings the Love Back to Yahoo

    October 18, 2013 10:50 AM ET
     |  Lyndsey Parker

    "American Idol" fans surely remember HeeJun Han, aka the Richie Law nemesis and class clown of Season 11, aka the man responsible for one of the greatest "Idol" moments ever when he stripped off (and ticked off Steven Tyler) during his performance of Billy Joel's "My Life." But there's more to HeeJun than such shenanigans, as his recent visit to Yahoo Music proved. HeeJun (he goes by just a single name now, much like Cher, Madonna, or Sting) recently dropped by Yahoo to give his fi...  | More »

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