RuPaul’s Drag Race: You Don’t Know Me

Meeting Willam

It goes without saying that the current season of RuPaul’s Drag Race has marred in controversy since its premiere last week. It all culminated in the disqualification of Sherry Pie, the first time a contestant has been disqualified post-filming in Drag Race her story. It all made for an uncomfortable second premiere, […]

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Quick Thoughts on Demi Lovato’s “I Love Me”

Listening to music.

Following her incredible performances of her song Anyone at the Grammys and of the National Anthem at the Super Bowl, Demi Lovato released the official first single from her upcoming album today. The upbeat pop song I Love Me is a self-love anthem where she talks about her past and remains optimistic […]

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Quick Thoughts on Dixie Chicks’ “Gaslighter”

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It’s been nearly fourteen years since the Dixie Chicks’ last studio album, Taking the Long Way, which features the fan-favourite Not Ready to Make Nice. In the interim, lead singer Natalie Maines released a studio album entitled Mother, while sisters Martie Maguire and Emily Robison released two albums through their side project Courtyard Hounds. […]

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American Idol 2020: Auditions, Part III

Lee DeWyze, 12/28/19

Though the stand-outs from the first two episodes of American Idol this year were men, last night’s episode of auditions was all about girl power. The first was 23-year-old Amelia, who impressed the judges with her audition to The Beatles’ Yesterday to earn 3 yeses to Hollywood. Weirdly enough, she actually reminds […]

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Three Episodes Into “Winners at War”

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Though every vote-out in Survivor: Winners at War will sting because of the nature of the season and the cast, perhaps this week’s vote out of Ethan Zohn will be the most upsetting. Ethan had one of the biggest backstories of the entire cast – after Africa and All Stars, he was diagnosed […]

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American Idol 2020: Auditions, Part II

Lee DeWyze, 12/28/19

Auditions continued on American Idol last night. I said my episode one stand-outs were Louis Knight, Nick Merico and Francisco Martin, but how do the episode two stand-outs compare? Jovin Webb, a 28-year-old rocker, was the first surprise of the night for me. His bluesy, Southern rock vibe shined on his […]

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Using an iPhone X in 2020

iPhone X

We’ve had two years and a quarter of the way to a third year since the launch of Apple’s iPhone X, their 2017 flagship that made headlines. Featuring Apple’s first OLED display, as well as their first iPhone with minimal bezels, it was also their first iPhone flagship to hit […]

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Quick Thoughts on Framing Hanley’s “Envy”

Listening to music.

Framing Hanley was a band I really enjoyed in the late 2000s, after they burst into the “emo” mainstream with their cover of Lil’ Wayne’s Lollipop and Hear Me Now. They continued putting out music for a few more years before announcing a break in 2015. In 2019, they reformed and started […]

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American Idol 2020: Auditions, Part I

Lee DeWyze, 12/28/19

The eighteenth season of American Idol got off to a solid start last night. The two-hour event was a typical episode in Idol 2.0’s run on ABC, featuring a plethora of young, talented singers and enough emotional backstories to tug at the heartstrings. It had the same very brightly-lit, family-friendly vibe […]

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My Favourite American Idol Alumni

Lee DeWyze, 12/28/19

American Idol premieres its eighteenth season (its third on ABC) tomorrow night. As the show has played a big part in my life, I’m definitely going to be watching, but I’m erring on the side of caution after what I felt was a lacklustre seventeenth season. Most of that can […]

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