“American Idol’s” Catholic Judging Panel

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It’s well-known that the United States Supreme Court includes a number of Catholic judges. But television’s Supreme Court of New Music Talent – a.k.a. the “American Idol” judging panel – can boast the same statistic. This year’s panel is a first in more ways than one. Not only have Keith Urban, Jennifer Lopez and Harry [Read More...]

“American Idol” 2014 Creates Sibling-esque Judging Panel – and It Works!

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After an “American Idol” season with a judging panel that seemed like a five-month-long Thanksgiving dinner with two feuding aunts who simultaneously try to ignore each other while dissing each other, the show has returned to being the type of TV comfort food it’s supposed to be. The newest incarnation of the panel features returning [Read More...]

“American Idol” winner Candice Glover and Other Women Who Derive Their Self-Worth from God

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Candice Glover was crowned the winner of “American Idol” season 12 last night – and much like her gospel-tinged performances throughout the year, her new single – “I Am Beautiful” – is a declaration of the sense of self-worth she derives from God. In a way, that message is particularly appropriate in the aftermath of [Read More...]

Brief Thoughts on “American Idol” and “Touch”

1. There was an interesting emotional moment on “American Idol” last night during Stevie Nicks’ mentoring session of contestant Hollie Cavanagh who sang the Carrie Underwood hit “Jesus, Take the Wheel.” During Cavanagh’s first performance of the song, Nicks appeared to sense that the young singer was hitting the notes correctly, but wasn’t genuinely feeling [Read More...]


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