American Idol Recap: The Pointless Ritual of Group Night


Folks, sit down near a loved one or a blanket or a cherished childhood toy; the dreaded Group Night is upon us. Are you unfamiliar with the Legend of Group Night? Well, gather round: Once a year, when the American Idol hopefuls are down to around a hundred, the producers put them through a terrifying exercise wherein they must harmonize, choreograph, and exercise diplomacy — all things they’ll never, ever have to do again in the course of the show — and then they cut a few of your favorites and it’s a ton of pointless heartache. (Usually it takes around four hours. But under our new management, we breeze through the whole thing in one quick episode. I love these new people.)   Read More...


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