OVERRATED: Phillip Phillips on 'American Idol'

Ordinarily it's best not to get invested with Fox's overblown but declining musical juggernaut, but once in a while a line must be drawn. With luck, by this time clearer heads will have prevailed and extracted this dorm room Dave Matthews from the airwaves, but given the whims of teenage girls and the show's incoherent judging, his grunted violence toward innocent rock tunes goes on. The man must be stopped.
Michael Becker / Associated Press
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