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A trip to see Lee

May 28, 2010

  By Maddie Conway and Emmy Lindfors Executive News Editor and Executive In-Depth Editor "We know you!" two women gushed after spotting the then "American Idol" contestant and former Prospect student Lee DeWyze outside of a sushi restaurant in Los Angeles."You're on 'American Idol!'" DeWyze laughed and introduced himself to the two fans, who then turned to h...

'American Idol': Top 3

May 20, 2010

We tuned in to "Idol" Tuesday night, eagerly anticipating the Top 3's performances even more anxiously because of the leftover excitement of Lee DeWyze Day on Friday, May 14. And here's what we found... Maddie: Casey As Simon pointed out, his performance in the Top 3 week — his last and only shot to make it...

Lee comes home

May 17, 2010

By Maddie Conway Executive News Editor As the "American Idol" contestant strummed his acoustic guitar and started to sing the Kings of Leon's "Use Somebody" into the microphone at Arlington Park just after 8 p.m., the crowd of 41,369 erupted in cheers. He was finally home. On Friday, May 14, officially d...

Live 'Idol' Chat tonight!

May 11, 2010

Ever watched an “American Idol” performance and not agreed with what the judges said? Ever want to scream at the TV in frustration when your favorite contestant is criticized or your least favorite praised? Well, now there’s a way to have your voice be heard — live! With Prospect’s own L...

Lee DeWyze's homecoming 'up in the air'

May 7, 2010

By Maddie Conway and Emmy Lindfors Executive News Editor and Executive In-Depth Editor With the announcement that former Prospect student Lee DeWyze has made the Top 4 contestants on "American Idol," rumors have circulated regarding his potential visit to Mt. Prospect that comes with making th...

Live 'Idol' chat tonight!

May 4, 2010

Ever watched an "American Idol" performance and not agreed with what the judges said? Ever want to scream at the TV in frustration when your favorite contestant is criticized or your least favorite praised? Well, now there's a way to have your voice be heard -- live! With Prospect's own Lee DeWyze n...

'American Idol': Top 6 Shania Twain Night

April 28, 2010

Tuning into Tuesday's performances on 'American Idol,' we saw the top 6 contestants do Shania Twain songs... *Some links go to YouTube* Lee "You're Still the One": Lee's performance was perfect. I absolutely love the song he sang. I love Shania Twain. At one point when I was little that was all I...

'American Idol': Top 7

April 20, 2010

We tuned in Tuesday night to see the Top seven perform inspirational songs with one of the greatest artists out there, Alicia Keys. Here's what we found... Casey, "Don't Stop Believin' About Tomorrow" Emmy: Hey, what do you know Casey is with his guitar once again. Shocker. Obviously Casey is doing ...

'American Idol': Top 9 (Take Two: Elvis Night)

April 15, 2010

We tuned in on Tuesday night to hear both the contestants try out the music from one of the 20th century's most famous musicians -- the one and only Elvis Presley himself -- and advice from one of "Idol"'s most famous contestants -- the one and only Adam Lambert. And here's what we've found... Overall M: Can I just say that Adam was ...

'American Idol': Top 9 (Take One: Beatles Night)

April 15, 2010

We tuned in on Tuesday night to hear the Top 9 Idols try their best at the Lennon-McCartney songbook, both excited and a little nervous. And here's what we found... Aaron, "The Long and Winding Road" M: Well, Yoda, you may not look very green to me — and certainly not like my attempting drawing of t...

'American Idol': Top 10

March 31, 2010

On Tuesday night, we tuned in to "Idol" with at least some skepticism — and some fear for our favorite contestant. After all, it was R&B. And here's what we found... Maddie: First off, what is with this new guy (at least, I assume it's a guy) announcing the names of the judges and Ryan? No one can ...

'American Idol': Top 12 Results

March 21, 2010

We tuned in on Wednesday night, both eagerly anticipating a past winner's performance and nervously anticipating the current Top 12's first experience with the bottom three. And here's what we found.... Emmy's take on the results show: After last night there are some obiovus people who are staying and the...

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