Tuesday, July 29, 2014
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Thanks for the 'Idol' memories, J.Lo

Is Jennifer Lopez the Marilu Henner of "American Idol"? Henner, as we learned from "60 Minutes" last month, remembers every day of her life in detail. Lopez, for her part, claims to have remembered an "Idol" contestant named Rachel from Season 6 who was cut early in Hollywood Week. When she reappeared at this season's auditions -- which began airing tonight -- Lopez, who's been watching the show for 10 years, said she recognized her. And put her through more on the strength of her previous audition than on her rendition of "Hallelujah." Color me impressed. I can't even remember Rachel's last name.

Thanks for the 'Idol' memories, J.Lo

Is Jennifer Lopez the Marilu Henner of "American Idol"? Henner, as we learned from "60 Minutes" last month, remembers every day of her life in detail. Lopez, for her part, claims to have remembered an "Idol" contestant named Rachel from Season 6 who was cut early in Hollywood Week. When she reappeared at this season's auditions -- which began airing tonight -- Lopez, who's been watching the show for 10 years, said she recognized her. And put her through more on the strength of her previous audition than on her rendition of "Hallelujah." Color me impressed. I can't even remember Rachel's last name.

Ellen Gray Daily News TV Critic
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As the TV critic for the Philadelphia Daily News, I've always believed my job is less about thumbs -- up or down -- and more about the conversation. Because the more choices we have, the fewer people in our lives know what we're talking about when we say, "Did you see that?" And that's when television really starts to get interesting.

Ellen Gray Daily News TV Critic
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