As previously mentioned, an aspiring X Factor contestant who didn't make it through the first round of auditions alleged that he was "bullied" into admitting that he was gay on the show. Don Philip, who sang with Britney Spears on her debut album, said he was "set up" to reveal his homosexuality onstage based on a pre-audition reveal and had subsequent thoughts of suicide.
It is a beautiful day for gay men and all people who love ridiculousness. TVbytheNumbers reports: "Fox entertainment chief Kevin Reilly announced at the network's TCA session that Mariah Carey has officially signed on to judge the upcoming season of American Idol." Mariah Carey being forced to say many words on live-ish television is only a good thing for pop culture. You know how she gets.
American Idol crowned its winner last night, blahblahblahwhocare...Did you see the faces Jennifer Holliday was making as she sang her signature song, Dreamgirls' "And I Am Not Telling You I'm Not Going," with eventual first-runner-up Jessica Sanchez? The diva sounded great but looked like she was biting through air sinew. Was she always this facey? A cursory YouTube check suggests yes. Well, Jennifer Holliday, welcome to the era of animated gifs. Enjoy your stay.
The two night premiere of Season 11 of American Idol just wrapped up. As usual, the judges made some pretty interesting faces while all those people sang. Here is a compilation of the weirdest ones.