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The Voice: Season 12, Team Blake and Team Alicia, 4/17/17

April 18th, 2017 · Comments Off on The Voice: Season 12, Team Blake and Team Alicia, 4/17/17

by Lyn Jensen Each season The Voice has semi-finals according to the following format:  the members of all teams sing, and the audience votes to select the top two from each team. Then each judge (or coach, if you prefer) selects one more singer to keep. In this way the field is reduced to twelve singers, who will […]

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The Amazing Race: Throwback, Season 16, Argentina, Original Air Date 2/28/10

March 23rd, 2017 · Comments Off on The Amazing Race: Throwback, Season 16, Argentina, Original Air Date 2/28/10

by Lyn Jensen Throwback Thursday is today, and a week from today Season 29 of The Amazing Race premieres March 30. While we wait let’s take a look back at Season 16, when cowboys Jet/Cord dominated in South American cow country. “They’ve got tricks up their sleeves and then their tricks have tricks,” one of […]

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The Voice: Final Auditions and Look Ahead, 3/14/17

March 15th, 2017 · Comments Off on The Voice: Final Auditions and Look Ahead, 3/14/17

by Lyn Jensen Sometimes I wonder what happens to Voice contestants who are called for the last auditions of the season. If the judges’ teams are full, are people who are waiting told politely to try again next season? Do they perform not knowing whether the teams are full or not? Is there some kind of […]

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The Voice: Season 11, Finale, 12/13/16

December 14th, 2016 · Comments Off on The Voice: Season 11, Finale, 12/13/16

by Lyn Jensen NBC spent its entire three hours of prime time programming Tuesday for an announcement, that, if stretched and padded, takes about three minutes–who won The Voice, Season 11: Winner:  Sundance Head, yet another country singer from Team Blake (That’s five trophies for Blake now.) Runner-up:  Billy Gilman, former country-singing child star who’s come out […]

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American Idol: Season 15, Last Vote, 4/6/16

April 7th, 2016 · Comments Off on American Idol: Season 15, Last Vote, 4/6/16

by Lyn Jensen Since American Idol quit having results shows, the format changed so that the field is now reduced mid-program. Wednesday night the top three singers introduced their debut singles–should they win–and then Ryan Seacrest announced the final two: 1/1. Trent Harmon sings “Falling,” a cool jazz piece. 1/2. Dalton Rapattoni gets the girls screaming at his performance of “Strike […]

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The Voice: Season 10, Battle Rounds, 3/21/16

March 22nd, 2016 · Comments Off on The Voice: Season 10, Battle Rounds, 3/21/16

by Lyn Jensen Featured contestants:  Adam Wakefield, Emily Keener, Brian Nhira, Alisan Porter, Daniel Passano. Battle rounds on The Voice are always edited so the last judge gets the last steal during the last battle of the last night. On Monday the judges almost finished cutting half their teams, with the other half advancing to the knockout rounds. The judges […]

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The Voice: Season 9, Last of the Knockouts, 11/2/15

November 4th, 2015 · Comments Off on The Voice: Season 9, Last of the Knockouts, 11/2/15

by Lyn Jensen Personal emergencies have left me no time to recap Survivor or TAR this past week, but I did get time to find out which singers survived the knockout rounds of The Voice, Season 9. Next week comes the semi-finals when viewers begin voting, but Monday night showed us what field they’ll be […]

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The Amazing Race: Season 27, 3rd Leg, Still in Argentina, 10/9/15

October 10th, 2015 · Comments Off on The Amazing Race: Season 27, 3rd Leg, Still in Argentina, 10/9/15

by Lyn Jensen As nine teams begin the third leg of The Amazing Race, Season 27, they get clues to travel by bus from Buenos Aires, Argentina, out to a small town in the rural Pampas, and gaucho country. Pick-up trucks for each team are waiting at the town’s bus terminal. Each team gets a ride in […]

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The Voice: Season 9 Premiere, 9/21/15

September 22nd, 2015 · Comments Off on The Voice: Season 9 Premiere, 9/21/15

by Lyn Jensen Season 9 of The Voice is upon us as of Monday, Sept. 21, and viewers are settling in for several weeks of singing contestants, bickering judges, and blind auditions at which the judges only turn their chairs to select the singer only after they’ve decided they’re sufficiently impressed with what they hear. As is […]

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The Voice: Season 8, Top 6 Perform, 5/4/15

May 5th, 2015 · Comments Off on The Voice: Season 8, Top 6 Perform, 5/4/15

by Lyn Jensen We saw several of the remaining six singers make moves into questionable musical territory on The Voice last night, some with better results than others, as the top six of season 8 competed to see who would make final five.  Each did two songs, and with Mother’s Day coming up, five singers performed a song […]

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