American Idol is still winning in the ratings despite a lackluster season. Funny enough, this is the time that the American Idol blogs are the most exciting! The regular bloggers are all annoyed at this year’s talent and then venom is spewing. If you have loved the show and are late on joining where the best internet sites are, you needn’t worry anymore! There are some really incredible blogs that keep you completely up to date even as the show is on. Many of these bloggers are making good money and even writing for reputable news sources!
If you love the show or hate to love the show, there is a blog for you! Find out spoilers, what they are singing before the show starts, and where the new performances fit into Idol history.
(5) Idolhead Ed.com- I might be biased, because I am a contributor to this site, but we have a great group of viewers with varying opinions. The main contributors are LindaK and THE Idolheaded himself. Linda reviews from the point of view of the regular viewers opinion. Ed is a musician and I am a vocal teacher. There’s plenty of snark and sarcasm, and there’s also plenty of love for the show. The site is a bit list obsessed and has a lot of links to past idol performances, so there are plenty of opportunities to take walks down memory lane. If Carrie Underwood has a new cd, you’ll bet there will be a review. All the articles are easily to access through the archives if you really want to know what one of the reviewers thought of Elliott Yamin’s performance of “Somebody to Love.” There are lists of post-idol performances so you can keep track of what your favorites are doing and plenty of polls so you can gauge the opinions of your fellow viewers.
(4) Reality News Online- This site follows all reality tv, but the direct link I gave you is to their American Idol specific Foxes on Idol site. David Bloomberg and Sting 7 are the heavy hitting contributors. Together they write an article each week predicting which idol will go home, and then they write a follow up article based off their list of reasons of why a contestant goes home. Every article is well thought out and well written. They also do a round table review of the week with all of their writers. It is fun to see the differing opinions each week. If what you want is reviews, this is another great site. They don’t have videos or audio, but they are full of opinions and have consistently written the same group of articles throughout all the seasons.
(3) Vote for the Worst- Many people loathe this site, but I adore it. To so closely cover the show as they do, you know there’s just as much love involved as hate. The main contributors are Professor Chan and The Funny Stone. The two write reviews of each performance episode that are funny, honest, and engaging. If a contestant is awesome they admit it, but if they are bad they relish in it. This site is great for the cynical who wonder how in the world such mediocrity gets through hundreds of thousands of people. They choose the worst and vote and support them with the fervor of a tween voting for the cute guy. They don’t stop there, they will support all of the Idols who weren’t pimped by the producers and link to all their new music even seasons later. If they really don’t like you, they will probably still link to your new music, they will just say really mean things about you at the same time. (Carly Smithson) They have hilarious icons for who ever their worst pick is and they definitely effect every season of American Idol! They also do charity events each year and follow a few other shows during Idol’s off season. If you don’t think this site is important, just ask Sanjaya Malakar, Taylor Hicks, and Tim Urban.
(2) Rickey.org- The quirkiest American Idol blogger by far, you will surely fall for Rickey and his blog! He loves the show so much and supports every contestant to be saved each week. Some seasons he ends up with his absolute fave, like David Archuleta, but he still has love for everyone else. Rickey is the blog you want to know about if you’ve missed the show, or you don’t have a dvr because he puts video and audio up immediately after each performance. If I miss a thing I always go straight to Rickey! He does a fairly good job of keeping up with past Idols, and he always makes sure to put up video of performances. Rickey was also included with our next blogger MJ to be interviewed about Idol. He is living off of his blog and keeps up with all his “Angels.” (The David Archuleta fan base.) Rickey also covers Dancing with the Stars, So You Think You Can Dance, Lost, Broadway shows, and sometimes soccer. The blog is wide in its coverage, but the main focus and the most updates come from American Idol. Rickey is good to keep up with videos, but he rarely gives more than a sentence about his opinions. Definitely, a blog to keep up with the show, but not hear reviews. I would not have been able to see the show some seasons if it wasn’t for Rickey!
(1) MJs Big Blog- This really is the ultimate American Idol blog. Other bloggers are sure to check MJs to make sure they are up to date on all the dirt from past contestants to up to the second spoilers. MJ also writes for AOL and has been interviewed with a group of bloggers and Entertainment Weekly’s Michael Slezak. MJ live blogs what she thinks of the performances and gives in depth thoughts on her opinion as it compares with what the judges thought. She also manages to keep track of all of the past 90 contestants. You can look through her Idol Appearances section to make sure you don’t miss the new Jordin Spark’s concert and also tracks all the charts that Idols have singles and albums on. You can even scroll through past charts to see how Kelly Clarkson’s “Since U Been Gone” did on top 40 radio. Once you are hooked on MJs you can join her office pools and attempt to possibly place somewhere high out of a thousand people. MJ also keeps track of Dancing with the Stars, Glee, and other reality singers, but the main focus is anything and everything Idol.
Hopefully, you’ll find the site you want to follow for all of your idol needs! With nine seasons so far, it’s hard to keep track of everything by yourself. Let these obsessed idol writers to care of business before you.