This week was all about singing competitions — Candice Glover won American Idol while Randy Jackson announced he’ll be leaving the show, while Christina Aguilera and Cee-Lo Green announced plans to reclaim their judge’s seats on The Voice.
In the world of LP drama, Demi Lovato‘s new album, Demi, was met with mixed reviews — while Daft Punk mania reached an all-time high as the French house duo released a live stream of Random Access Memories on iTunes. As always, our reliable readers had a lot to say about the latest pop news.
Check out some of this week’s best comments below!
:: Keith sounded off on the Candice Glover/Jennifer Hudson Duet: “I did not like the Candice/Jhud duet at all. It was a shouting match.”
:: Ross CMR raved about Daft Punk’s new album: ”No one can really get mad at Daft Punk. in the End eveyone loves their stuff. I agree with Fat Boy slim on this one. Its about time someone opened up the flood gates on the EDM scene. Plus their release of this vinyl gives me even more hope that physical music is not dead.”
:: Cindy, on the other hand, completely disagreed: “A big departure from the DP sound even the robot singing sucked. I pre-ordered from Itunes and canceled it too. I still love Daft Punk just not feeling this record. p.s. the drums were annoying…”
:: Many viewers were anxious about Adam Lambert’s big performance on AI‘s finale, including beab: “About time we see Adam perform, to bad he can’t do a solo. Remember when he sang the finale with Queen and blew Chris off the map ? Now THAT was when A.I. was at its greatest !!!”
:: Diplo added his two cents into Daft Punk’s new album and shut up wes was not feeling it, saying “It’s just a smokescreen to cover up the fact that no one gives a flying eff about that new Major Lazer album he just put out. Asshat.”
:: Niwimi shared his excitement over Kelly Rowland’s “Dirty Laundry”: “Where do I Pre-Order!!!!? YES KELLY! Though I Stan for Bey, this is the first time in a while I’ve fallen in love with a song based off of lyrical content. YAAAAAAAAAASSSSS!!!!!!!!!!!”
:: Jay gave a well-rounded review of Demi Lovato’s new record: “This album, much like Unbroken, is very disappointing. She titled her album Demi complete with such a striking image on the cover (much like Christina Aguilera’s Stripped did) but it’s just another lightweight pop album. People make such a big deal about her, but why? Because she has survived personal demons? While thats commendable, on the music front she’s never really been a force to be dealt with. There’s not really anything here that really reveals who she is as a person…it sounds like just any other wannabe pop artist only with a decent voice and well-known producers.”
:: Finally, drew liked that Danity Kane is reuniting but didn’t want Dawn Richard to lose focus: “Cool, but I sincerely hope this doesn’t deter Dawn from working on her next album (BlackHeart)…. because she’s on a whole other level than these girls.”