Tim Urban

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    August 10, 2010

    Picture Show: Idol Finalists Do it Live at the American Airlines Center

    Rachel ParkerCasey James, Fort Worth native, and shampoo salesman​If you're experiencing summer American Idol withdrawals, you had your chance last night to jump/scream at the best of the best on stage. The American Airlines Center hosted a big juicy chunk of the Idol favorites, including Tim Urba ... More >>

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    August 5, 2010
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    April 22, 2010

    Idol Rich: We Bid a Charitable Farewell to Smiles McTUrban

    First off: Yes, it's true. After encouraging viewers to contribute, President Obama really did say, "And to this year's finalists, as Randy says, 'You're all my dawgs.'" Now that that's out of the way, ​I'll refrain from commenting on the few questionable performances by seasoned bank-earning ... More >>

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    April 21, 2010

    Idol Rich: The NTX2 Prove Not So Inspirational

    ​It's a big week in Idol World. Tonight marks the almost annual star-studded Idol Gives Back charity episode, and, no matter how hard-hearted you are, you have to admit that the show is an emotional, feel-good, do-good piece of prime-time. Celebs of every level will grace the stage and screen with ... More >>

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    April 14, 2010

    Idol Rich: It's a "Hound Dog" of a Week!

    ​Elvis week, people. Elvis week. Lots to choose from. Lots of disappointments. And Idol alum Adam Lambert was the mentor, so that means there was lots of make-up... as well as inappropriate jokes about inches and tongues from Ryan Seacrest. Awkward!On a positive note, though, Lambert was one of th ... More >>

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    April 8, 2010

    Idol Rich: There's No Saving Casey James of Tim Urban Now...

    ​K, you know how I said yesterday that because I was kinda-sorta nice about Tim Urban's Beatles performance, that he'd either get kicked off or one of my faves would be? Well, I was was right. Someone was trying to punish me. But not really. But kinda. Because, see "Big Mike" Lynche, the badass wh ... More >>

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    April 1, 2010

    Idol Rich: WTF, Seriously? TUrban Hangs On for Another Week

    ​No one was remotely worried about Casey James this week. And with good reason. That dude was safer than safe. But after landing in the Bottom Three AGAIN, Tim Urban survived to watch another, more emotive singer, be sent home. Not saying the dissed Didi Benami's "What Becomes of the Broken Hearte ... More >>

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    March 31, 2010

    Idol Rich: The NTX2 Search Their Souls

    ​Last night, we got to see the Top 10 taking the stage with soul and R&B hits from the likes of Chaka Khan, Aretha and domestic threat Chris Brown. Oh, and we also got to watch the weirdest backstage camera shots ever. Mmm, creepy voyeurism...Usher served as the mentor this week and somet ... More >>

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    March 25, 2010

    Idol Rich: TUrban in the Bottom and Demi and Joe Are Together At Last.

    ​Hey, I got two out of three. We wound up with Paige Miles, Tim Urban and Katie Stevens in the Bottom Three. And Paige Miles, as expected, was sent home. What wasn't expected was for Simon to tell her there was absolutely no chance in hell they'd give her the coveted judges save no matter wha ... More >>

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    March 24, 2010

    Idol Rich: The NTX Two Get Schooled By Miley Cyrus...Um, What?

    ​This week's theme was Billboard Number Ones. A valid theme for American Idol if there ever was one. Props to Lee Dewyze for kicking out the Box Tops jam "The Letter" even though, sadly, no one mentioned the recently late lead singer of said group, Alex Chilton. Not saying DeWyze did the song any ... More >>

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    March 18, 2010

    Idol Rich: One North Texan in the Bottom Three

    ​Tim Urban was the second of the American Idol contestants to end up in the dreaded "Bottom Three" on the painfully long voting results show. It looked like Casey James might end up there too, but then it came down to him and Panhandle Texan Lacey Brown to fill the last space. The red-headed nymph ... More >>

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    March 17, 2010

    Idol Rich: The Texas Two Take On the Rolling Stones

    ​So, this was the week that American Idol transitioned away from the gender-defined 3-day broadcast schedule, or what I like to call "over saturation." The Top 12 also moved from the in-the-round set-up and performed on the "new" stage--which is basically just the stage you saw last year with all ... More >>

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    March 12, 2010

    Idol Rich: And Then There Were Two North Texans...

    ​WTF, America? Lilly Scott had the right sentiment when she was kicked off last night, as she wondered what America wanted to hear, and lamented the loss of strong talent from the competition (including herself).And I can't help but feel bad for talking up ol' Todrick Hall and Alex Lambert yesterd ... More >>

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    March 11, 2010

    Idol Rich: Yay for Queen and Enough With the "Hallelujah"

    ​I'm going to warn you, I am going to disagree with the American Idol judges today. Hard. So very hard. I realize you may not like it because you may be rooting for sweet-faced hipster-haired youngsters. But, I am not related to said youngsters and don't feel the need to support anyone who decides ... More >>