Sunday, February 14, 2016

'Idol' results: All you single ladies

For the first time, an all-female Top 5

‘Idol’ results: All you single ladies

Top 5. From left Angie Miller, Candice Glover, Janelle Arthur, Kree Harrison and Amber Holcomb.
Top 5. From left Angie Miller, Candice Glover, Janelle Arthur, Kree Harrison and Amber Holcomb.

Well, it’s official. The long and terribly bland reign of WGWG is over.

The initials stand for White Guy With Guitar, a short-hand way of referencing the gender gap on American idol. The last time a female won Fox’s talent show was in 2007, when teenager Jordin Sparks took the crown.

Even last year, when females outnumbered males in the Top 5, Phillip Phillips still won.

Well, that won’t happen this year. With the departure last night of Lazaro Arbos, America has an all-female Top Five for the first time in 12 seasons. The finalists are Candice Glover, Kree Harrison, Angie Miller, Janelle Arthur and Amber Holcomb.

Really, the only comparable year was season 3 when we had a distaff Top 4 composed of Fantasia. Diana DeGarmo, Jasmine Trias and LaToya London.

 What passes for order has been restored in the Idol kingdom.





Read more Dave on Demand or follow him on Twitter @DaveOnDemand_TV

Inquirer TV Critic
We encourage respectful comments but reserve the right to delete anything that doesn't contribute to an engaging dialogue.
Help us moderate this thread by flagging comments that violate our guidelines.

Comment policy: comments are intended to be civil, friendly conversations. Please treat other participants with respect and in a way that you would want to be treated. You are responsible for what you say. And please, stay on topic. If you see an objectionable post, please report it to us using the "Report Abuse" option.

Please note that comments are monitored by staff. We reserve the right at all times to remove any information or materials that are unlawful, threatening, abusive, libelous, defamatory, obscene, vulgar, pornographic, profane, indecent or otherwise objectionable. Personal attacks, especially on other participants, are not permitted. We reserve the right to permanently block any user who violates these terms and conditions.

Additionally comments that are long, have multiple paragraph breaks, include code, or include hyperlinks may not be posted.

Read 0 comments
comments powered by Disqus
About this blog

A true child of TV, David Hiltbrand has worked as a critic at People and as a columnist and editor at TV Guide.

Reach David at

David Hiltbrand Inquirer TV Critic
Latest Videos:
Also on
letter icon Newsletter