It was a packed reality-TV week, as Hanson and Kermit the Frog made their debuts on a “game-changing season” of The Masked Singer, we found out the final four on RuPaul’s Drag Race U.K., the United Kingdolls announced their summer concert tour, Denali was controversially told to skate/sashay away on RuPaul’s Drag Race U.S., and on/off Voice coach Gwen Stefani released a charming new single, “Slow Clap.”
This week, my “The Day After” co-host, The Voice Team Gwen finalist Jeffery Austin, and I get into all of that. But we mainly stick to what those who still listen to this podcast really want to hear: discussion of The Voice Season 20 and American Idol Season 19. While we are little more excited about one of those shows than the other (regular “The Day After” listeners can easily guess which one), there’s plenty of chatter about both.
And of course, we take our usual conversational detours, covering Yngvie Malmsteen, bad TikTok habits, Hollywood stereotypes, Family Ties, Jeffery’s Season 9 Voice run, Jeffery’s multiple American Idol auditions, Katy Perry’s underrated Smile album, and Blake Shelton’s old reality series Nashville Star. <Slow clap>
Speaking of Nashville, Jeffery is moving there next week, so we are taking next weekend off and will be back in two weeks’ time. But this super-sized episode should tide you over until then. In the meantime, thanks as always to our American Idol pals Brandon Rogers (whose vocals can be heard on the new Coming 2 America soundtrack!) and Blake Lewis for our funky “The Day After” theme song, and if you prefer the written word, check out my Drag Race, American Idol, The Voice, Songland, America’s Got Talent, Masked Singer, and Masked Dancer articles on Yahoo Entertainment here.