‘Idol’ bits: schedule change, Phillip Phillips, ‘The Voice’

attends the Bud Light Hotel on February 1, 2014 in New York City.

Phillip Phillips will be on “Idol” results March 6, 2014. CREDIT: Getty Images

With Fox’s “Rake” tanking, the network is moving the “Idol” results show from 8 p.m. Thursday to 9 p.m. Thursday starting next week. (It will remain 8 p.m. this week.)  Generally, viewership is better at 9 p.m. so that’s good news for “Idol.”

“Hell’s Kitchen” will air at 8 p.m. Thursday instead while “Rake’ is bumped to Fridays to die a slow death.

“Idol” will have an hour-long results show the next three weeks but go to 30 minutes starting March 27.

Phillip Phillips will perform new single ‘Raging Fire” on the results show Thursday.


“The Voice” continues to draw strong numbers: 15.7 million viewers Monday night with a 4.5 18-49 rating. That’s almost the same as its debut, with much better retention numbers than “Idol” had in January for its 13th season debut.

Here’s a sampling of what aired last night:

Sam Behymer does an impressive karaoke impression of Lorde with some really odd enunciation:

The Brothers Walker are kinda cute with their Zac Brown cover and Usher takes them:

And I love this girl! Clarissa Sema doing the Cranberries’ “Zombie.”  She’s a four-chair turner. She takes Shakira.

Melissa Jiminez sings a bit of “If I Ain’t Got You” in Spanish. She’s a good singer. She picks Usher over Shakira.

Sisaundra Lewis is very old school singing Aretha Franklin, A very impressive voice. She goes to Team Blake.

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