MTV American Idol Roundtable

Check out the MTV News Idol Roundtable, featuring “American Idol experts” right here. Who’s an expert? Me! The panel discussed a range of topics including: Favorite performances, Who will win Idol? and How to Improve the Show.

I was privileged to be asked by MTV’s Jim Cantiello, the creator of the hilarious Idol in 60 Seconds videos, to participate in the roundtable. Friday morning, I boarded a 5:10 Acela train in order to make a 10 am. make-up call at the MTV studios in Times Square. Crazy! I must say, it was pretty cool for this blogger, who spends much of her time in a messy home office writing nonsense, to be walking though the MTV offices and into the MTV newsroom. My 20-something year-old self would not have believed it…

The panel was a who’s who of Idol punditry, including Maura Johnston from Idolator, who is responsible for that most excellent music blog’s snarky, insightful Idol coverage, Michael Slezak who writes the smart and witty re-caps for Entertainment Weekly, and famous Idol blogger, Rickey Yaneza–you know him, you love him–from It was pretty cool to finally meet and talk Idol with the people behind the great work that’s certainly informed my own Idol blogging. Actually, I have to say that hanging out was the best part. Get a bunch of Idol geeks in a room, and what do you have? A nonstop Idol geek-out! Pretty awesome stuff.

We filmed for an hour. A lot of great stuff was left on the cutting room floor. Nevertheless, I’m pleased with the results. I hope you are too…

ETA: I’ve got the video embeded after the JUMP!!!

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Founder and editor of, home of the awesomest fan community on the net. I love cheesy singing shows of all kinds, whether reality or scripted. I adore American Idol, but also love The Voice, Glee, X Factor and more!