Review: TV Crooners (and Danny Aiello) Head ‘Home for the Holidays’

Posted on: November 21st, 2017 by admin No Comments

Bring back Donny & Marie!

As clean-cut as their 2010 “Broadway Christmas” may have been, it also displayed a ravenous need to entertain, not to mention unexpected senses of humor and kitsch. Sadly, those qualities are absent from “Home for the Holidays,” a limp revue of carols and Yule-themed pop songs that makes the Osmond siblings’ spectacle look as debauched as a Mötley Crüe concert.

We live in a culture that loves winners, or at least claims it does, so this holiday offering is headlined by three singers who have triumphed in reality-TV competitions. Candice Glover won “American Idol” in 2013, while Josh Kaufman claimed the title on “The Voice” for Team Usher in 2014. At only 23, Bianca Ryan is the most seasoned performer of the trio, having won “America’s Got Talent” in 2006, when she was 11.