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American Idols Gear Up

Tuesday, March 01, 2011

American Idol's tenth season has been underway for a few weeks, but tonight the auditions have been whittled down to 24 semi-finalists. Viewers are waiting to see how the singers fare -- and they also have their eyes on this season's new judges. Popdust writer Maura Johnston joins us to explain how this new season is shaping up. Plus, she shares her early favorites.

Guests:

Maura Johnston

Comments [7]

sla

pia rocks

Apr. 12 2011 10:00 AM
Elizabeth from Greenwood Heights, Brooklyn

You never play entire songs except now? For American Idol?

Mar. 01 2011 02:32 PM
a g from n j

why not american idol ? it is there, whether you like it or not. is it trivial,yes,for the most part. i don't "live" there,but it is part of our b.s. talk. i don't want to be intellectual 24/7. i don't want to be around those who are[or try to be].
on another note- did anyone not think about wnyc having a "sling" as a premium,engendering a cottage joke industry in and of itself ?

Mar. 01 2011 02:31 PM
Amanda from Brooklyn

Why American Idol? Are you trying to turn away possible donors?

Mar. 01 2011 02:22 PM
DarkSymbolist from NYC!

Woof...that was the best performance? That was in the realm of parody

Mar. 01 2011 02:21 PM
Lisa from New York NY

Could we possibly look forward to a American Idol 2, a show where no melisma would _ever_ be allowed?

Mar. 01 2011 02:21 PM
William from Manhattan

Maybe you covered this earlier, but why are we talking about American Idol? (I confess I turned off my radio at the lame rendition of "(Sittin' On) The Dock of the Bay" but thought I should at least contribute the question.

Mar. 01 2011 02:17 PM

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