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.”

Review: Married at First Sight

Marriage At First Sight

In an era of Tinder and Grindr, instant acceptance or dismissal of a potential partner, or instant sex with another body, Married at First Sight offers the thrill of watching strangers deal with the very basics of relationships.

Beyond the headline-grabbing premise, the series has turned out to be a stripped-down, authentic exploration of something very interesting. Read the full review.

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Andy Dehnart is a journalist who has covered reality television for more than 15 years and created reality blurred in 2000. A member of the Television Critics Association, his writing and criticism about television, culture, and media has appeared on NPR and in Playboy, Buzzfeed, and many other publications. Andy, 36, also directs the journalism program at Stetson University in Florida, where he teaches creative nonfiction and journalism. He has an M.F.A. in nonfiction writing and literature from Bennington College. More about reality blurred and Andy.