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Nobody's posted actual comments on last night's actual premiere? Not a surprise really, as the performers were for the most part completely unimpressive and forgettable.
One exception (whose name I already forget!) was the older background singer for Gloria Estefan and Miami Sound Machine, who I thought was terrific. Good opening audition song choice too.
But then, I'm a big fan of background singers. In fact if you're a documentary lover and also a fan of background singers, make it your business to see/rent "20 Feet From Stardom", which is a fantastic documentary about background singers and the music business. Wonderfully enjoyable.
Also, is this show now going after "semi-pros" and "pros"? Are they allowed to compete too? Is that fair?? Wonder what the actual rules are, that would allow a former pro (e.g. the above MSM background singer) compete with a 16-year old total rookie?
Incidentally, my other exception to unimpressive contestants was that young girl (again, whose name I already forget) who sang at camp. She really DID sound like Regina Spektor, who she described as the type of singer she listened to (so I guess her stylings and vocal results are not a complete surprise). She had a very good voice.
Still can't stand Carson Daly, and hope they hold down the audience tweenie shrieking, squealing and screaming.