Monthly Archives: May 2011

Idol Chatter review of American Idol’s May 24, 2011, episode — Top 2 performance show

This is it, folks! Last night was the final performance show of the 2011 season and we’re down to 16-year-old Lauren Alaina and 17-year-old Scotty McCreery! Both sang their hearts out last night in front of a packed auditorium and millions of fans at home. Each sang three songs — one of their own choosing,… Continue Reading

This week’s Social Media Matters column (originally published May 20, 2011)

Social Media Matters By Brian Cormier Moncton Times & Transcript Friday, May 20, 2011 Metro section Lady Gaga first to reach milestone Little did Stefani Joanne Angelina Germanotta know when she was a little girl in New York City that she would one day be the first celebrity to reach 10 million followers on Twitter.… Continue Reading

Idol Chatter review of American Idol’s May 19, 2011, episode — Top 3 results show

After months of auditions and performances, we’re down to our final two on American Idol! This week, the Top 3 performed three songs each and 95 million votes determined who would be going to next week’s finale on Tuesday (performances) and Wednesday (results). I predicted that Scotty McCreery — a shoo-in from day one —… Continue Reading

Idol Chatter review of American Idol’s May 18, 2011, episode — Top 3 performance show

This week, the Top 3 performed three songs each: one of their own choosing (mentored by Beyoncé), one chosen by season-long mentor Jimmy Iovine, and one chosen by the judges. Last night was a pretty good one for all three finalists — Scotty McCreery, Lauren Alaina and Haley Reinhart. One of them even fell on… Continue Reading