review of American Idol finalists’ CD calls it an “unbearable collection.”

review of American Idol finalists’ CD calls it an “unbearable collection.”
The new compliation album that features the 10 American Idol finalists, which was released yesterday, gets an F from Atlanta Constitution-Journal reviewer Craig Seymour. He says the CD sounds like “overproduced karaoke” with its “unbearable collection of cover tunes.” He also discusses Justin Guarini’s “cloying, castrated quality” and Tamyra Gray’s “thin and mawkish” voice on the album. USA TODAY reviewer isn’t quite as harsh, saying the album “isn’t entirely soulless.”

Survivor San Juan Del Sur's dark cloud is lifted

John Rocker

In its third episode, Survivor San Juan Del Sur improved significantly as John Rocker faced off against an Amazing Race villain. But the Exile Island reward challenge remains a drag on the series.


Why Dick Donato left Big Brother 13

Dick Donato

The Big Brother villain known as "Evel Dick" has finally revealed why he left the show during its 13th season: he learned he was HIV positive.

Also: Dick claims he had no choice but to leave the game.

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