World Idol finale airs New Year’s Day.

World Idol finale airs New Year’s Day.
The winner of World Idol will be unveiled on Thursday, New Year’s Day, at 9 p.m. ET on FOX. Who will win? Kelly Clarkson and Will Young were early favorites, and Simon Cowell expressed his love for Kelly’s talent during the show. The Canadian Press is dismissing their nation’s entrant, Ryan Malcolm, while the New York Post says “the strong performance of Norwegian Kurt Nilsen,” “a plumber with two kids and the face of a lawn gnome,” was the contest’s big surprise.

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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