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Are you an American Idol super fan longing for a community that shares your passion for the show? This official, unofficial American Idol podcast is for you! Join cohosts Lauren and Laura, two Idol (and F45) obssessed millennials as they recap each week's episode, crunch the Idol data, potentially engage in heated debates, spill the tea of our beloved Katy, Luke and Lionel, and the share stories that warmed our cold, dark hearts. You won't want to miss!Hosts: @LaurenBCantrell and @lauracosenzo Support this podcast: https://podcasters.spotify.com/pod/show/idol-nation/support
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Idol Nation Lauren and Laura

    • TV & Film
    • 4.9 • 27 Ratings

Are you an American Idol super fan longing for a community that shares your passion for the show? This official, unofficial American Idol podcast is for you! Join cohosts Lauren and Laura, two Idol (and F45) obssessed millennials as they recap each week's episode, crunch the Idol data, potentially engage in heated debates, spill the tea of our beloved Katy, Luke and Lionel, and the share stories that warmed our cold, dark hearts. You won't want to miss!Hosts: @LaurenBCantrell and @lauracosenzo Support this podcast: https://podcasters.spotify.com/pod/show/idol-nation/support
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    Special Episode: The Losers Circle

    Special Episode: The Losers Circle

    Waddup Idol Nation!
    We've got a special little episode for you today - our review of The Losers Circle concert in Nashville, TN! That's right, former guest co-host
    and bestie, Whitney Loring, hopped on a plane with yours truly and set sail for Music City, where we were treated to an awesome concert experience by everyone's favorite season 21 Idol contestants.
     
    A collaborative effort, humbly spearheaded by PJae, this show was truly for the books! We were treated to originals, covers, duets and
    ensembles, in an intimate/hip setting! To kickstart the experience, we mingled with contestants and snapped a few pics. Seeing our faves off the screen and on to the stage filled our idol-fangirl hearts with joy! 10/10 would recommend.
    Follow us too and tell your friends about the pod: @idolnationpod

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    • 13 min
    American Idol Behind the Scenes: Dean Banowetz, Hollywood Hair Guy!

    American Idol Behind the Scenes: Dean Banowetz, Hollywood Hair Guy!

    Plug in that In-Styler and pull out those hair serums, we’ve got our first behind the scenes special guest on the pod! Get ready to feel confident, beautiful, and free as the sweet voice of Hollywood Hair Guy and American Idol Head Stylist - Department of Hair, DEAN BANOWeTZ, joins the pod! Dean’s styled hair for Leeza Gibbons, Simon Cowell, Ryan Seacrest, Jennifer Hudson, Kelly Clarkson, Tony Robbins, Shark Tank's Lori Greiner, Lionel Richie and more! This episode is one for the ages. Not only do we get firsthand hair stories from working with Season 21’s contestants, we also gain a better understanding of the intense production that the viewer at home don’t see. It is truly remarkable! 
    Need a last-minute Father’s Day gift? Head on over to http://hollywoodhairguy.com/book and snag a signed copy of The Dean’s List of Daddy Do’s.For fabulous behind the scenes content follow him on Instagram: @dbano 
    Follow us too and tell your friends about the pod: @idolnationpod

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    • 35 min
    Season 21 Contestant Interview: Adin Boyer!

    Season 21 Contestant Interview: Adin Boyer!

    This week, rather than a season wrap-up, we are bringing you.. a special guest interview with none other than...ADIN BOYER!
    Adin was a contestant on season 21 of American Idol, where he advanced to the top 55, and received major accolades from Lionel Richie, Katy Perry, Luke Bryan, and songwriting mentor Phillip Phillips. He's released another new single called Tranquilize, and is currently hard at work arranging the remainder of the new songs on his sophomore EP, set to release this year. This project will amplify the disability community, and will feature many of Adin’s fellow artist colleagues of various mediums and with various disabilities.
    Apart from music, Adin is a staunch autism inclusion and anti-bullying advocate. He uses his platform and his own experience living with autism to help make a positive difference on social media and in the community.
    Some awesome references from the episode to check out:
    Tranquilize: This was song we missed during Hollywood WeekSTARS of the Spectrum: Flutie Foundation's 25th Anniversary Concert: Snag tix and see Adin live at FENWAY PARK on August 24, 2023Doug Flutie Foundation: Their programs and activities improve the quality of everyday life for people and families affected by autism along seven key dimensions that are critical to living each day fully. They aim to provide a path for education and/or employment during the day; opportunities for physical and social activity outside of work/school; and the tools to be safe, supported, and informed at all times.Visit https://www.adinboyer.com/ to stay in the know!
    Be sure to check him out on all the socials at: @adinboyer

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    • 39 min
    S21, E17: Disney Night with special guest, my MOM

    S21, E17: Disney Night with special guest, my MOM

    On this incredibly special episode, we celebrate mothers just as American Idol contestants and judges did this week! That's right America (and the other countries tuning in), my Mom joins this episode of the podcast as our guest host! She will not be sharing her social medial handle because she is a private lady. The Disney magic is in full force for the top 5, as they welcome their families to Disney Land before performing those sweet Disney songs that fill our hearts with joy.


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    • 32 min
    Season 21 TOP 8 Contestant Interview: OLIVER STEELE!

    Season 21 TOP 8 Contestant Interview: OLIVER STEELE!

    Well y'all... this is an episode for the RECORD BOOKS! We welcome the one, the only - singer/songwriter extraordinaire, guitarist, everyone’s best friend: OLIVER STEELE to the virtual studio. This is by far one of my favorite interviews of all time - the convo just flowed like the sweet sound of Oliver's range/voice/spirit/other music terms. We cover everything from his musical influences to how he produces his original work, the American Idol experience, the family that is the season 21 class, and so much more. And most importantly, can confirm - contestants do get free food. APPLY TODAY.
     
    Stay tuned for our new series, Bonnaroo Forever - a daily series premiering in late June. Jk. Lol but we hope to welcome Oliver back post-Bonnaroo to hear about his second performance at the iconic festival.
     
    Check him out on all the socials: @oliversteelemusic
    Aside from twitter: @OliSteeleMusic
     
    Follow us as well for all that juicy #americanidol tea:
    @idolnationpod
    And our host: @laurenBCantrell

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    • 42 min
    S21, E16: A Historic Crowning of the Royal Top 5

    S21, E16: A Historic Crowning of the Royal Top 5

    Hear ye, hear ye! History was in the making this week as the producers, brought us truly one of the best American Idol episodes of all time. As Lionel and Katy sent brief LIVE messages from across the pond, we were greeted by the legitimate king (not Lebron James). But more importantly, we had pop superstar Ed Sheeran, and 90's Icon, ALANIS MORISSETTE joining Luke at the judges table! WOW! Each contestant performed an Alanis solo and collabed with a fellow contestant for beautiful duets from hit Ed songs.
    There were so many amazing little bits in this episode and we cover it all! Including:
    Bold, bald moves Liquidity No Cap The Country Curse Etc
    Connect with us on Instagram: @Idolnationpod

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    • 50 min

Customer Reviews

4.9 out of 5
27 Ratings

27 Ratings

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Love Idol Nation

I love listening to your take on each episode. I don’t have anyone else to recap episodes with so you fill the void! I also really enjoy the contestant interview episodes. Keep it up!

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I love this podcast

Fun, funny, versatile, refreshing takes on the show we all love, I look forward to this

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A friend just got me back into idol. Super excited for the rest of the season and can’t wait to hear what these ladies have to say after each episode!

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