Monthly Archives: May 2011

Idol season’s finished… now what?

With American Idol heading for the exit doors (at least until January), what’s a reality talent junkie to do? Well, starting Thursday night on FOX, there’s So You Think You Can Dance. For those who aren’t into the dancing contests, however, … Continue reading

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And the winner is…? (As if you didn’t already know…)

…Scotty McCreery is the winner of American Idol Season 10. Congrats to what seems like a truly decent kid, but this decision just furthers what has become an irrelevant show. Even Scotty’s last note was horrific, even for “Oh my … Continue reading

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Tenth Idol result to be a carbon-copy of last year’s finale

Last year, Crystal Bowersox entered the American Idol finale with a clear competitive advantage over Lee DeWyze. Yet to people like myself, who look beyond what happens on stage, it was also clear that Lee’s fan following far exceeded Crystal’s, … Continue reading

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American Idol final more a coronation than a contest

The American Idol publicity machine is out in full force touting how close this final show is expected to be. Does this phrase sound familiar: “Closest voting ever…” Really? How can we tell that the day of the show before a … Continue reading

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Idol poll: Were the right Idols voted into the finale?

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American Idol set to crown weakest-ever champion

We’re nearing the end of American Idol‘s tenth season, and in the previous nine years, we’ve seen a broad range of performers reach this stage of the competition. The Top Three has seen the highs of Kelly Clarkson and the … Continue reading

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Welcome to the new and improved “From the Capn’s Pen”

Welcome to my new site on WordPress! Unfortunately, our old site on blogger.com became unreliable due to frequent outages for “maintenance.” If you’d like to read my old posts, please feel free to visit capnpen.blogspot.com. To read the latest posts … Continue reading

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