Even though the show won't premiere until January 7th, the spoiler sites are already listing the top 24. I was happy to see the names of Savion Wright and David Oliver Willis, who made it all the way to the Green Mile last season (Season 13) and were cut inexplicably at that point, even though they sounded much better to us than some of the guys that were chosen to move forward. In the case of David, the cut was particularly irritating because he had also been cut from the top 40 the previous season (Season 12).
I'm delighted that Randy is finally gone and that Adam Lambert will be substituting for Keith for some of the early auditions, and I can only hope that the cameramen will stop lingering on JLo's face while the poor contestants are performing and trying their best to make an impression on us.
Well, that was a bad start. Was I just in a bad mood or was it really bad? For the first time ever, the show bored me. It was only an hour, but it seemed to go on forever. I'm getting really tired of the cutesy parts of the show -- Harry wanting to touch the redheaded guy's hair, Jennifer dancing with one of the contestants, the Mississippi girl's mother going gaga over Keith, etc.
I liked Emily and Cameron. I didn't like any of the rest. I think all three judges went overboard in their praise of Kory, the guy who worked at the coffee shop across the street. I didn't hear anything remarkable in his tone, but they all loved it.
Is Jennifer Lopez really so ignorant of pop culture that she never heard of "The Beverly Hillbillies"? She said they "didn't have that in the Bronx." She's so affected! It's not as if she's been a cloistered nun with no exposure to the outside world. How did she live to 45 without ever hearing any reference to a TV show that ran for almost 10 seasons and has been in reruns ever since?
Haven't I seen the irritating guy who called himself "Big Sexy" before? Maybe on "So You Think You Can Dance"? I can't believe they gave him a ticket to Hollywood.
Last night's show was another exercise in boredom, but I'm looking forward to seeing Adam Lambert tonight.
I was so excited for it finally start and fell asleep half way through the program. There a few good voices but a whole lot of not so hot ones right now. There gonna be a whole lot of cuts during hollywood week for sure.
I don't have names too early to start trying to remember them, but liked voice of the one girl with the squeeze box. There some unique quality to her voice to me.
Her voice reminds me of one of the big pop singers with a little something extra. Just can't place i who that pop star is at the moment. It there in my head, just can't pull it out. If she doesn't make the final cut, I hope somebody is smart enough to snatch her up and work with her. I think she has alot of potential. I saw she had a violin and the ground next to her too. I was hoping they would have asked her to play a little something on it.
If the production company for this show goes broke, we'll know it was from the airline tickets and hotel accommodations for the hundreds of mediocre singers the judges are putting through to Hollywood. Didn't they say they were going to be more discerning this season? I think there were only two good singers on each of the last two shows, but dozens are going to Hollywood.
Yes, I noticed that Zuzu myself. The sad thing is that it is getting a lot of those mediocre singers hopes up and they are going to be having tears and rants when they get sent home from Hollywood week.
Being cute, or having a good stage presence should not be the main criteria for being put through. neither should feeling sorry for someone or the fact that they made the judges laugh.
The name of the game is "Can you sing or not and sing not only good, but exceptionally."
Simon may not have been the most popular judge, but I do have to give him credit because he at least was honest enough to send these folks home. At least he tells it like it is. Sing your heart out, have good quality tone and maybe a little something extra or go home and find a singing couch and come back in a few years and that only if singing coaches think you can make it.
I looked at all the thousands upon thousands of folks that auditioned. Only one will become an American Idol, and even then there is no guarantee that they will be able to make it up the charts or not. Some will and some will become a one song wonder.
The last show I think there was only two that I liked from what I saw of the show. Both were males. One I believe was called Zack and don't remember the other gentleman's name. Both had country styles. It was either Zack or the other gentleman that the judges had sing another song and kept telling him to use his voice. I enjoyed the way he sung the first time. His own first rendition had me sitting up and awake. The judges telling him do this and that. I wasn't impressed and felt like yelling at tv to leave him alone, let him sing how he wants. I would have voted for him on his first song.
Now the poor kid is going to be a nervous wreck and try and change his style and get knocked out of Hollywood I would bet and that a shame cuz I really think the kid had a chance.
It's almost painful to watch the auditions and if there was anything else good on Tv on Wed night I probably would watch til the top 20 was picked.
Something weird happened with David Oliver Willis. I now read the spoiler sites because I don't need suspense in the 14th season of a show. The early reports of the top 24 included David Oliver Willis, as I reported in the first post in this thread. Now he's off the list and they didn't even show his audition.
The last two audition shows were just more of the same: lots of mediocre singers getting through, and a few singers that could ultimately win. I was impressed by Tyanna Jones. She was the last person we saw. She and her mother were so sweet. She's undeniably talented, but she reminds me of last season's Malaya, who didn't get as far as she should have in the competition. Not cute enough to win, I think.