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X Factor USA Top Final 3 Announced for Season Three Finale, Page and Restless Road Out

Dec. 18th 2013

Rion Page proves that dynamite truly does come in small packages, but the inspirational and diminutive powerhouse of a singer was sent packing last week during the X Factor USA Top Final 4 competition. That leaves Demi Lovato with no contestant in the Top Final 3 sing-off Wednesday, December 18. Also gone is the popular country singing trio Simon Cowell was working with, Restless Road, but both Page and the talented country singers appear to have a prosperous and successful future ahead of them. Let’s take a look at the Top Final 3 contestants.

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The X Factor USA 2013 Trims to 8 as Rubio, Lovato Lose Finalists

Nov. 27th 2013

Tim Olstad and Khaya Cohen both get booted on The X Factor USA 2013 during the Top 10 results episode aired November 21 on FOX. But whenever someone is eliminated, someone else gets a second chance at survival, and possibly even at becoming the Season 3 champion. The exit of the two young and talented hopefuls trimmed the field to eight, with both boys and girls and categories losing one member apiece, something that strengthened the competition in the other categories.

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The Voice Top 8 Performance Show Is Here

Nov. 25th 2013

Tonight is a big night on your favorite reality singing talent show. The Voice is holding its Top 8 Performance Show this evening, pitting the talented Ray Boudreaux, Cole Vosbury, Caroline Pennell, Tessanne Chin, Will Champlin, James Wolpert, Matthew Schuler and Jacquie Lee against each other for one of the six spots which the field will be trimmed down to after tonight’s competition. Cee Lo Green will be performing “Amy” from the Goodie Mob’s latest album “Age Against the Machine” during the Top 8 Performance Show, with Robin Thicke contributing his “Feels Good” from his “Blurred Line” album.

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America’s Got Talent Crowns Kenichi Ebina the Season 8 Champ

Sep. 29th 2013

America’s Got Talent just wrapped up season eight, and the multitalented Kenichi Ebina outlasted a diverse and skilled field to earn a $1 million cash prize, as well as the role as a headliner in a Las Vegas show. The competition started back on June 4 this year, and culminated in a finals match-up pitting the comedic talents of Taylor Williamson and the performance art skills of Ebina. Kenichi employs a creative combination of storytelling, acting, mime, martial arts, jazz and ethnic dance. The judges in season eight were comedian Howie Mandel, Mel B of Spice Girls fame, supermodel Heidi Klum and radio broadcasting icon Howard Stern.

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America’s Got Talent Finals Update – Talent Vs. Fan Faves

Sep. 18th 2013

The first week of the America’s got talent season eight finals is behind us, and elimination claimed some shocking victims. Chicago Boyz and Innovative Force are gone, as are the KriStef Brothers, Branden James and the duo of D’Angelo and Amanda. The popular and once favorite Catapult has been sent packing as well, and AGT is left with six performers which make for a very ‘scratch your head’ combination of extremely talented individuals and less talented performers with rabid fan bases. Honestly, the in-your-face talent of three of the remaining six AGT acts is unquestioned, while the other three remaining performers with a chance at the $1 million season eight grand prize have made it this far thanks to incredibly devoted fans.

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13 Year Old Rion Paige Blows Away X Factor Judges With Carrie Underwood Cover

Sep. 16th 2013

The X Factor has provided us with some incredible performances in the past. Just when you least expect it, the show hits you with an amazing performance that wows the judges and instantly makes a contestant a front-runner. That happened this week, with the tiny cowboy boot wearing 13 year old Rion Paige from Jacksonville, Florida that is blowing up YouTube and the reality TV blogosphere giving an inspirational and awesome version of Carrie Underwood’s “Blown Away”. The crimped blond hair and petite build bring to mind a young Taylor Swift, but she is definitely a singular performer.

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America’s Got Talent Moves 6 On to the Finals

Sep. 2nd 2013

Six semifinalist analyst acts have been cut, and six of the twelve finalist acts are now known for season 8 of America’s Got Talent. The 2013 AGT season of the reality talent competition this past week featured half of the years 24 semifinalist acts giving their all to earn valuable home viewer votes, and hopefully stay alive. By obtaining enough votes after Tuesday night’s performance to finish in the Top 5 of all competitors, Collins Key, Forte, Cami Bradley, Taylor Williamson and Innovative Force can now all breathe sighs of relief, as they are guaranteed a shot in the finals.

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Stunning Season 12 American Idol Finale Guest Performers Revealed

May. 15th 2013

The finale for American Idol Season 12 is upon us. It is hard to believe that the exciting 12th edition of the iconic American Idol singing competition is here, and to close out this sometimes surprising, always entertaining American Idol year is a stunning Guest Performer list. This Season 12 finale is likely to go down as one of the most memorable evenings in the history of the landmark show. On the Wednesday finale performance, tween singing sensation Carly Rae Jepsen of the popular “Call Me Maybe” will be performing her new song, “Take A Picture”.

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The Voice 2013 – Shakira, Usher In and Aguilera, Cee-Lo Out

Apr. 5th 2013

Cee-Lo will certainly be missed in the fourth season of The Voice, but Usher is a competent replacement thus far. And the sexy Shakira is a welcome replacement for Christina Aguilera. The Colombian star actually wears clothes that fit her, and looks great only three months after having a baby. She employs sweetness and humility where before Ms. Aguilera was catty and egotistical, and the two new coaches fit in very well with the returning Adam Levine and Blake Shelton. The reality singing show sometimes is focused more on the celebrity judges/coaches than the talent, and the Usher/Shakira move was a good one. The most recent episode saw Team Adam adding Patrick Dodd and Latin pop singer Agina Alvarez among its members, and that leaves Levine with four more spots to round out this season’s roster.

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The Oscars 2013 – Deciding the Favorites for the Academy Awards

Feb. 22nd 2013

First presented in 1929, the Academy Awards were officially re-branded The Oscars just this month. The annual awards are given in several categories for cinematic achievements of the previous year, and are a major highlight in the entertainment industry. The Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences (AMPAS) is a professional honorary organization of over 5,000 members whose votes decide the winners of different film production disciplines and different branches of movie and film achievement. Primarily composed of working actors, AMPAS annually has a very difficult task ahead of them in choosing the best actor, best actress, best director and other important film achievements from the previous year.

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