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Old 01-17-2008, 07:53 PM   #121
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That dude with the breathing exercises singing Bon Jovi
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Old 01-17-2008, 08:29 PM   #122
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That guy was ultra-creepy.

Here's my theory, and why I don't feel too bad for many of these auditioners: This show has been on for 6 seasons now. People know what the deal is.

Now, granted - there are people who are a little unrealistic about the limits of their talent (i.e., karaoke girl with model hubby). I would imagine there are a few people who may actually be a bit mentally ill/unbalanced/what-have-you.

But I would guess the vast majority of those set up to look ridiculous are fully aware of what they're putting themselves into. I think a lot of them are putting on an act and have a great poker face.

I'm torn about Mr. Vocal Warm Up Bon Jovi - I'd like to think he's in on the joke and has a great poker face. But then I wonder - are there people who are actually THAT delusional about their singing ability? And who have no friends or family who care enough for some brutal honesty and to save them from becoming a national laughingstock?

I tend to lean to the side that thinks it's a total put-on. Maybe it's just me. But these folks all are aware of American Idol - I would put money on a bet that says no one who is auditioning isn't aware of what the show is.

So I don't feel too bad about watching a show that puts these people on TV for us to laugh at.

On the flip side, you have those who just make you feel sad, like Temptress. I think she was for real, and I think the judges did, too. If they thought she was putting them on, they wouldn't have been so nice to her, I think.
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I'm torn about Mr. Vocal Warm Up Bon Jovi - I'd like to think he's in on the joke and has a great poker face. But then I wonder - are there people who are actually THAT delusional about their singing ability? And who have no friends or family who care enough for some brutal honesty and to save them from becoming a national laughingstock?



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Your reference is lost on me. I don't know what that book is.
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I have to say that I am very underwhelmed by all the people that are going to Hollywood so far. Sure, it's nice that Simon is being nicer this year, but it seems like he's just putting people through for the hell of it... i.e. that blonde girl that was in the accident. She was awful. The Bruce Daddy guy was better than her and he didn't make it.

I really hope they've put through some better singers and we just haven't seen it, because this season is shaping up to be worse than the last one.

That said, i really did enjoy Reynaldo ending the show! Hubby and I were singing "IIIII am your Brooooooottthhherrrr...." for hours last night! Couldn't get it out of our heads.
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but it seems like he's just putting people through for the hell of it... i.e. that blonde girl that was in the accident.
I think there are always a few that you know don't have a chance in hell of getting past the first round in Hollywood, but I agree with you about the happy blonde girl. She was pretty bad.
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A gathering of American Idol regulars took place on Ryan Seacrest's KIIS-FM radio show Friday – with one major omission, though he did briefly speak over the phone from England.

Paula Abdul and Randy Jackson were there for the world premiere of Abdul's new single "Dance Like There's No Tomorrow," which will appear on the upcoming album, Randy Jackson’s Music Club, Vol. 1

Seacrest called it "an historical moment," while Jackson said of the debut, "This is a big moment, dude."

Before unveiling the bouncy number – which listeners called in to say they couldn't wait to dance to – Seacrest played bits of some of Abdul's old songs from the '80s and '90s.

"These used to make me melt," he said, explaining that he heard them when he was with his girlfriend in high school.

Seacrest also joked that Abdul's new song "was inspired by the love these two [Abdul and Jackson] have for each other." He later said that while the song was playing on the air, Abdul walked over in the studio and gave Jackson a hug and then held the embrace for a long time.

"It just seemed the right time," Abdul said of creating the new record, given that her last single was released in 1993. "The timing just came together."

Also on Grammy-winning producer Jackson's album, which will be released March 11, will be Mariah Carey, Joss Stone, Travis Tritt, Richie Sambora, Idol contestants Katharine McPhee and Elliot Yamin.
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OMG I caught clips of some of the contestants on Kimmel last night and laughed so hard I nearly pissed myself. I am so glad I don't waste time watching this show! Ugh!
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Yeah ... because laughing that hard is a bad thing? Heaven forbid you watch something because it makes you laugh.
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What did everyone think about tonight? I was quite impressed with a lot of the talent. I absolutely loved the guy (who's name I'm blanking on) that sang the Otis Redding song and was originally from Australia. His voice was incredibly soulful, and he was hot.
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The first singer:

Simon: "I don't think you're as good as you think you are."

SIMON, I YOU!!!!!

That's the exact attitude I got from her, and every singer with a decent-to-good voice who comes in and throws in so many vocal twitches and forced stylings.
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"The only resemblance that bears to Mariah Carey is if one of her CDs was left out in the sun for a year."

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American Idol-San Diego

Rumor has it that San Diego had the best audition city this AI season. Well, that remains to be seen. What San Diego does seem to have is sunny skies and warm weather, a welcome respite from the bitter cold we’re having in Milwaukee.

When I first see Tatiana, I think she’s just another blonde country-bot. We’ve had plenty of those so far. Tatiana sings “Someone to Watch Over Me.” Hmm, not bad. She has a bluesy tone I like. However, Simon whines that Tatiana isn’t as good as she thinks she is. Thankfully, Randy and Paula like her and Tatiana is going to Hollywood.

Single dad Perry is next, and he brings his son Avian to the audition. Am I the only one who thought Avian was a girl at first? Perry sings the Boys II Men song, “I’ll Make Love to You.” Not bad, but I’m not blown away. However, Perry has a pop voice the judges like and he’s getting a golden ticket.

Michael comes from down under. He sings “I’ve Been Loving You too Long.” He has a good voice, but seems a bit too affected. Like he’s trying too hard to be angst-ridden and tormented. The judges claim this as soulful. He’s going to Hollywood. And though I wasn’t too enthused, Michael is very good looking, and the more eye candy the better.

Next we get a montage of more bad Idol auditions. What would AI be without bad auditions? Probably about 15 minutes long.

Valerie is a huge Mariah Carey fan and has been told she sounds like her. Valerie sings “Against All Odds” and isn’t so much Mariah Carey and Mariah Scary. Her singing isn’t so much against all odds as much as against all ears.

Did I just see Speedy Gonzales and a mime?

Monique Gibson and Christopher Baker are true buds who just know they are destined for Idol Stardom. But first they have to get past the trio of judgment. Monique sings “I Believe in Miracles.” It would be a miracle if she could get on pitch. Monique’s buddy Christopher sings “Greatest Love of All.” Yes, I too, believe children are the future, but Christopher has no future on American Idol.

Samantha thinks Simon is hot. Ooh, Samantha and Simon 4-evah!! Samantha’s sister gives Simon a note via air-mail. Other than Simon, Samantha’s sister also wants to meet Oprah and Obama. Hmm, Simon, Oprah, and Obama. One of these things isn’t like the others. Samantha sings “Til You Get Back to Me” and she sounds really good and has decent performance skills. She gets four yeses (including one from sis) and is going to Hollywood.

Blake has auditioned for Idol 10 times before. You may remember that he dressed up as the Statue of Liberty back in season 5. Blake brings along his very enabling, I mean, supportive mom, Leslie. Blake sings “Stand By Me.” Nope, he’s not going through. Well, there is always next season. And I’m sure mom’s basement is waiting for him.

Alberto Hulberto spews a bunch of new age BS and waves a fan. He tells us he gets lost in his imagination. I just wish he’d get lost. Alberto has some really long nails that would make last week’s nail peels collector positively drool. Alberto sings an original composition named “Live.” “Live” is DOA, but maybe it would be a hit song on Alberto’s home planet.

Aaron sings something that goes, “Leave Me Alone.” Yes, leave me alone.

16-year-old David suffered from a horrific vocal chord paralysis. Will he be able to sing? David sings “Waiting on the World to Change.” He has a good voice and shows promise. Then again, didn’t we think the same thing about Sanjaya last year? David is going to Hollywood.

Originally from Ireland, Carly auditioned for AI in season 5 but couldn’t go to Hollywood because her visa didn’t come through. She was devastated but is now determined to make her Idol dreams come true. She and her hubby work in a tattoo parlor. Hubby has a face completely tattooed that won’t look so good once the wrinkles and sagginess sets in. Anyway, Carly sings “I’m Every Woman.” This time out, Simon is not impressed. However, the luck of the Irish is with Carly and this time she is going to Hollywood.

In the end, 30 people in San Diego got the golden ticket. And I’m thinking Alberto would make a great couple with last week’s Alexis. Those two would balance each other out. South Carolina is the next audition spot, and according to the snippets we see I don’t think the south will rise again.
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