Reality (Talent)

ABC's 'Rising Star' Mediocre At Best

June 23rd, 2014 11:15am EDT
Rising Star
"You win some, you lose some." Perhaps that’s how ABC should view their latest flawed effort joining the singing competition market, Rising Star. It's the latest attempt at finding a 'superstar' – or perhaps it’s just ABC striving to compete with other networks in the karaoke realm. After all, NBC has The Voice and Fox has American Idol. Adding fuel to the fire, ABC has fallen flat previously – Duets ended after one season.

Rising Star has good intentions – the viewers select the artists vying for a recording contract with Capitol records. The idea sounded great decent on paper… If t...
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'So You Think You Can Dance' 2014 Episode 4 Recap: Hotlanta

June 19th, 2014 8:29am EDT
'So You Think You Can Dance' 2014 Episode 4 Recap: Hotlanta
The So You Think You Can Dance 2014 secret phrase had to be Dragon House dance group. We met the founding member of it, and a few others in the crew. Additionally, the show mentioned formers members who competed on previous seasons of So You Think You Can Dance. It even seemed like So You Think You Can Dance season 11 kept one performers outrageous tantrum just to continue to promote Dragon House dance group. Through it, Cranking, the dance battles’ crews of the week, and the auditions, the episode highlighted some of the cultural magic of Atlanta, especially with the art of dancing.

The...
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'So You Think You Can Dance' 2014 Episode 3 Recap: The Funky Ballerina

June 12th, 2014 8:43am EDT
'So You Think You Can Dance' 2014 Episode 3 Recap: The Funky Bal
This episode of So You Think You Can Dance season 11, unlike last week, contained more filler scenes than actual contestants’ showcasing ones. There was a fun, but completely unnecessary, performance by a 9 year old, sob stories, and montages galore. Through all the filler, a few dancers got to shine. Some of whom could win So You Think You Can Dance 2014.

Day 6: Los Angeles

The LA auditions continues with Mary Murphy, Nigel Lythgoe, and Christina Applegate on the judging panel.

Alla Kocherga & Serge Onik

Serge and Alla start the night with a ballroom piece. Serge reminisces on gett...
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Lisa Rinna Talks Becoming Bieber For 'Sing Your Face Off'

June 7th, 2014 4:05pm EDT
Lisa Rinna Talks Becoming Bieber For 'Sing Your Face Off'
ABC's Sing Your Face Off became our jaw-dropping guilty pleasure of the summer last week, watching celebrities transformed into music superstars, but what's it like to actually be on the show? BFTV asked soap star Lisa Rinna to tell us about her experience so far in what might be one of the quirkiest competition shows we've ever seen.

"I read the synopsis of the show and I thought, this sounds like the most fun, and what a genius idea!" Lisa enthused. "I just thought what a challenge to become pop icons. I think I have a secret rock star living inside of me. Doesn't everyone?"

But the sho...
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Jimmy Shubert Talks Competing To Be 'Last Comic Standing'

June 5th, 2014 4:15pm EDT
Jimmy Shubert Talks Competing To Be 'Last Comic Standing'
NBC's Last Comic Standing is like The Voice for stand-up comedians: it exposes these folks, who have been grinding for years if not decades just to make us laugh, to a national TV audience. The show has made a splash in its return, and one of the comics it's introduced us to is Jimmy Shubert, who called up BFTV recently to chat about competing on LCS and his career to date.

Why would he be willing to put himself into the reality TV machine? "Just because what I read about what they were trying to do this season," he told us. "Wanda Sykes, who's a great comic, brought the show back after a ...
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'So You Think You Can Dance' 2014 Episode 2 Recap: The Puppet and Fik-Shun

June 5th, 2014 8:47am EDT
'So You Think You Can Dance' 2014 Episode 2 Recap: The Puppet an
So You Think You Can Dance season 11 started night two of auditions with less gimmicks and backstory, and more raw talent. During the performances, you were either overwhelmed by the beautiful technique of the performers, or you were clapping and dancing along. This episode of So You Think You Can Dance 2014 really ramped up anticipation for the live shows.

Day 4: Chicago

Joffrey Ballet dancer Fabrice Calmels joins judges Mary Murphy and Nigel Lythgoe for this round of Chicago auditions.

Paul “the Puppet” Brushaber

The episode starts by introducing fans to a different style of danci...
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Exclusive Interview With Master Ventriloquist & 'America's Got Talent' Champion, Terry Fator

June 4th, 2014 4:00pm EDT
Exclusive Interview With Master Ventriloquist & 'America's Got T
Recently, we had the opportunity to talk with the winner of the second season of America's Got Talent, Terry Fator. Terry is known for his lovable puppet antics, great sense of humor, and his ability to project his singing voice from the mouths of others. In case you've never seen his award winning performance, take a look here.

Terry was nice enough to take some of our questions down and answer them, as well as having a little something to say to our readers personally. Enjoy our interview with him, and read to the end to see an Starpulse exclusive video clip from Terry.

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Mary Murphy Previews 'So You Think You Can Dance' Season 11

June 4th, 2014 2:15pm EDT
Mary Murphy Previews 'So You Think You Can Dance' Season 11
FOX's So You Think You Can Dance is back for Season 11, and we recently checked in with the show's most entertaining judge to see what's going on. Here's what Mary Murphy had to tell BFTV about what we can expect from the show, the evolution of dance on television, and how she's able to always be so high-energy!

"It's another great group of kids. I think it'll be a totally different season than last year, which is kind of refreshing," she said, teasing the new season, which is still in its auditions phase. "I think we're going to have a new influx of ballroom [dancing]. I will say that we'...
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'The Voice' News Roundup: Adam Levine's New Film Trailer

June 2nd, 2014 12:20pm EDT
'The Voice' News Roundup: Adam Levine's New Film Trailer
It's only been about two weeks since Josh Kaufman was named champ of The Voice Season 6, but the show's coaches and alumni are already making offseason moves. We've compiled the notable happenings for you below in this first June edition of our The Voice news roundup.

Adam Levine's Feature Film Debut Is Almost Here

We're just a few weeks away from seeing coach Adam Levine make his acting debut. Begin Again, in which Adam plays musician Dave Kohl, has its limited release Friday, June 27 and then expands everywhere on July 11.

The cast also includes Keira Knightley as Dave's jilted girlfri...
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John Barrowman Dazzles As Host Of ABC's 'Sing Your Face Off'

May 30th, 2014 12:10pm EDT
John Barrowman Dazzles As Host Of ABC's 'Sing Your Face Off'
Who wouldn't want to spend your Saturday night with John Barrowman? Our favorite multi-talented entertainer is showing off a whole other side of himself as the host of ABC's Sing Your Face Off, in which celebrities are transformed into various singing superstars. We couldn't resist catching up with John on Wednesday to ask him about getting to do something completely different, as well as his own forthcoming album.

Those of you who know John from Arrow or Torchwood might be thrown to see him as here, but his background is in theater; he made for an amazing Albin in La Cage aux Folles in 20...
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