American Idol Recap: Puncher vs. Boxer


L.A. Live is a big, brand-new, immaculate, post-Giuliani Times Square down by Staples Center. It’ full of chain restaurants, video billboards, and dueling piano bars to keep Los Angeles occupied and marketed to before and after Laker games. It’s a giant monument to commerce, and nobody ever goes there unless they absolutely have to. In short, it’s the perfect place to hold the American Idol finals, and I’m there. Live!


We walk in as the audience warm-up guy is getting the crowd all amped up. He asks who’s ready to have fun, who’s Team Caleb and who’s Team Jena, and then he poses a question that is still rattling around in my brain: “Who’s gonna take some SELFIES TONIIIIIGHT?” The crowd goes hog wild.  Read More...


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