Monthly Archives: February 2010

American Idol Season 9 – Top 24 Performance Highlights

American Idol Season 9 kicked off the live performances on Tuesday, February 23, 2010. The Top 12 Girls performed but most of the performances were conservative and lacked the “Wow” factor. The Top 12 Guys performed on Wednesday, February 24, 2010, however it seemed the guys had some nerves as well. Simon Cowell stated that he believed that this year’s winner will be a female contestant. I guess we shall see…

Some of the better female performances came from Katelyn Epperly and Katie Stevens. Katelyn sang “Oh! Darling” by The Beatles. The arrangement was very similar to the version from the movie “Across the Universe”. Katie sang “Feeling Good” in the style of Michael Bublé.

In terms of the guy’s performances, I thought the best performances came from Andrew Garcia and Casey James. Andrew sang an acoustic version of Fall Out Boy’s “Sugar, We’re Goin Down” and Casey sang Bryan Adam’s “Heaven”. Click on the link below to watch the performance highlights from the Top 24. Videos courtesy of the American Idol Official Website.

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American Idol Season 9 – Introducing The Top 24

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American Idol Season 9 kicks off with live performances tonight, February 23, 2010, on Fox. Don’t know who is in the Top 24? Watch the embedded video on this post introducing the Top 12 Girls and Guys.

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“Glee” returns on April 13th

Mark your calendars! The Golden Globe winning show “Glee” will return on April 13, 2010. Until then, enjoy this Glee promo.

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Legend of the Seeker Season 2 Ep.13 – “Princess” Preview

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Kahlan has been kidnapped and now it is up to Richard, Zedd, and Cara to rescue her. “Princess” is the thirteenth episode of Season 2 of “Legend of the Seeker”.

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Percy Jackson: The Lightning Thief – Book vs. Movie Review

Logan Lerman as Percy Jackson

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Logan Lerman (“Jack & Bobby”) stars as Percy Jackson in Percy Jackson & the Olympians: The Lightning Thief based on the novel by Rick Riordan. Zeus’s master bolt has been stolen and it is up to Percy Jackson, son of Poseidon, to find the Lightning Thief before a war erupts amongst the gods.

I’ve always liked a good book to movie adaptation, but I find myself at a bit of a crossroads when it comes to this film. To say this film took creative liberties is a bit of an understatement. Was it a bad film? No, it wasn’t. It was entertaining and those who haven’t read the book would probably enjoy it. Those who have read the book and intend on going to see the movie; if you have a mental checklist of key plot points – you might have to stop checking off that list at maybe #4.

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Legend of the Seeker Season 2 – “Torn”

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Kahlan is needed in Aydindril however she is torn between her duty and her desire to stay with the Seeker. “Torn” is the eleventh episode of Season 2 of “Legend of the Seeker”.

**POSSIBLE SPOILERS AHEAD**
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Legend of the Seeker Season 2 – “Perdition”

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Richard leaves the Palace of the Prophets and is trapped in the Valley of Perdition where Richard’s worst nightmares are coming to life. Meanwhile Kahlan, Cara, Zedd, and Leo travel to the Old World in order to find Richard. “Perdition” is the tenth episode of Season 2 of “Legend of the Seeker”.

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Legend of the Seeker Season 2 Ep.11 – “Torn” Preview

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One night can change everything for Richard and Kahlan. “Torn” is the eleventh episode of Season 2 of “Legend of the Seeker”.

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82nd Annual Academy Award Nominations

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The 82nd Oscar Nominations were announced on February 2, 2010. Ten films are in the running for Best Picture of the Year including “Avatar”, “Up in the Air”, “The Blind Side”, and Disney/Pixar’s “Up” which is also nominated for Best Animated Feature Film.

In terms of acting nominations, all who have been nominated this award season are nominated for an Oscar with a few differences. Sandra Bullock is nominated for Best Actress in a Leading Role for the “The Blind Side”. Can Bullock round out a golden year with an Oscar? Outlook is looking good, as Bullock has snagged every acting award this season.

The 82nd Annual Academy Awards Ceremony will be held on March 7, 2010, with hosts Alec Baldwin and Steve Martin. Click on the link below to view the Oscar Nominees!

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52nd Grammy Award Winners

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The 52nd Annual Grammy Awards were held on January 31, 2010. The big winner of the night was Beyoncé with 6 awards, however, it was Taylor Swift who took home Album of the Year. Kings of Leon nabbed Record of Year for “Use Somebody” but it was Green Day who won Best Rock Album.

Other multiple winners include Black Eyed Peas and Jay-Z with 3 wins. Jason Mraz and Lady GaGa also had multiple wins as well. Click on the link below to see more winners from the 2010 Grammy Awards.

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