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post #61 of 1887
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Originally Posted by rezzy View Post

I also think it's possible to reject them without laughing them off the stage. The rejects are then seen by a worldwide audience, crying and running down the street.

Which is hilarious. You don't see me auditioning...I know better. These people apparently don't. And you can't help but laugh at some of these people. Like the guy with the really deep voice. I mean come on...really? How do you not start cracking up when he starts singing?
post #62 of 1887
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Originally Posted by IAM4UK View Post

Where are the pics?...

Ask and you shall receive…here are links to various pics on the AI site:

Lea Marie Golde:
http://www.americanidol.com/photos/s...gallery/35421/
http://www.americanidol.com/photos/s...gallery/35473/
http://www.americanidol.com/photos/s...gallery/35631/

Emily Wynne-Hughes:
http://www.americanidol.com/photos/s...gallery/35417/
http://www.americanidol.com/photos/s...gallery/35600/

Katrina Darrell (aka Bikini Girl):
http://www.americanidol.com/photos/s...gallery/35415/

Stevie Wright:
http://www.americanidol.com/photos/s...gallery/35411/

Scott McIntyre (the blind man):
http://www.americanidol.com/photos/s...gallery/35423/

Casey Carlson:
http://www.americanidol.com/photos/s...gallery/35935/

Andrew Lang (and cheering section):
http://www.americanidol.com/photos/s...gallery/35941/
http://www.americanidol.com/photos/s...gallery/35942/
http://www.americanidol.com/photos/s...gallery/35943/

Michael Castro:
http://www.americanidol.com/photos/s...gallery/35944/
post #63 of 1887
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Originally Posted by rezzy View Post

I think it's the judges responsibility to not make light of those who are unstable; it's not that hard to determine who is and who isn't. I also think it's possible to reject them without laughing them off the stage. The rejects are then seen by a worldwide audience, crying and running down the street.

Kara D did not laugh Bikini Girl off the stage. She did make light of her (she showed up in a bikini!) but Bikini Girl did not at any point seem unstable. In fact she was confident enough to say that she sang the song better than Kara D and that's what started the funny singing confrontation.

You're right -- it's not hard to who is and who isn't stable and Kara certainly knew Bikini Girl was as stable as a skyscraper. She strutted off from the audition in her semi-nakedness happy, not crying and running down the street.

So why was she a "sucky" judge again?
post #64 of 1887
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Originally Posted by rezzy View Post

She sucks because she has no humility and acts as though she's been there from day one.

You have obviously missed the several times she has complained that the other judges have been too mean to contestants and the many many times she has been far more sympathetic to failed contestants.

With Tuan Nguyen while the other judges laughed at him, she very politely said "I've never seen anything like that. And in a 'not so good' way."

With Randy Madden: "I want to say one thing [while Paula and Simon were acting like school children to each other]. Honestly I understand your point that this is your last shot but at the same time to get to be big in this industry [Paula talks over her and and throws more stuff at Simon] it takes a lot of hard work. And you haven't put that hard work in." Simon tiredly cut her off saying "We made the point, Randy yes or no."

With Michael Gurr, Randy did his traditional covering his face while he laughed at him (as if that helps). Kara apologized saying "He's having a problem."

With Elijah Scarlett, the double bass singer, Paula said he could do voice over work for monster movies. Kara didn't appreciate this and responded, "Oh, God, you guys."

With Lea Marie Golde, Kara's only known fan, she correctly said, "You sounded like you were in a musical, very baby, up here [pointing to her sinuses] and I'm not sure if your voice is fully developed." She continued with some positive comments. "But what I do like about you is anybody who writes this amount of stuff is someone who's committed to something. And you should go ahead. I don't know what you are as a writer but I think that says a lot for someone."

So where did Kara say something that made an unstable contestant run out into the streets crying? I guess I musta missed that one. I don't like the vicious comments that Simon and lately Randy and even Paula dish out and I think Kara has been great so far.
post #65 of 1887
post #66 of 1887
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Originally Posted by scowl View Post

Kara D did not laugh Bikini Girl off the stage. She did make light of her (she showed up in a bikini!) but Bikini Girl did not at any point seem unstable. In fact she was confident enough to say that she sang the song better than Kara D and that's what started the funny singing confrontation.

Correct. And I never said Kara laughed her off stage. In fact, Ms. Bikini Girl made it to Hollywood; I was paying attention. I think I would more readily accept Kara if she had been there from season one. You seem to like her, I don't; whatever.

I won't continue to bicker back and forth like those silly judges, as the show is mostly a farce anyway. But with the arguably best part of the show now behind, I probably won't even watch it again 'til next fall.
post #67 of 1887
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Originally Posted by rezzy View Post

I won't continue to bicker back and forth like those silly judges, as the show is mostly a farce anyway. But with the arguably best part of the show now behind, I probably won't even watch it again 'til next fall.

Now behind? You do realize that there are several more hours of auditions to be aired, don't you?

Next fall? You do realize that the season is winter and AI doesn't air during the fall, don't you?
post #68 of 1887
AI is in it's eighth season and is still the most popular show in the US. It gained popularity largely due to Simon's at times brutal evaluations, especially when they followed Paula's milktoast ramblings. Anyone who auditions for this show and is not prepared to potentially be in the the line of fire deserves every bit of humiliation they may experience. The deluded ones that are devastated by a critical evaluation should be nowhere close to the entertainment industry.

While there have been many auditioning who do not appear to realize their complete lack of talent, I don't recall seeing anyone who obviously did not possess sufficient sanity to comprehend the situation they were in. Even Paula Goodspeed didn't seem that close to the edge, although with hind sight she probably shouldn't have gotten through. But how thorough can the show be? Should they do an intensive psychological evaluation on every candidate that makes it to the judges? I doubt that would be practical or even useful. No such evaluation could be perfect, especially with the time constraints the selection process operates under.

A few seasons ago Simon compared one contestant to a 'bush baby'. He and a befriended fellow contestant gained their 15 minutes of fame because some had thought Simon had been too mean with his comment. Both were invited to the season finale. Had Simon not made his comment both would have gone into instant obscurity.

The real problem with four judges is possibly even more time constraints for Simon as the last judge to speak. The audition phase is prerecorded so it's not really a problem. The live shows will be another story. Maybe if Paula is more coherent this season it will be less of a problem, but then again what fun is that? I'm still waiting for her to tip over backwards on the air. I guess at that point we would be back to three judges.
post #69 of 1887
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Originally Posted by MikeAlletto View Post

Better pics of Casey Carlson

http://www.idontlikeyouinthatway.com...ican-idol.html

Leave it to a fellow Austin resident to post something truly useful! Thanks
post #70 of 1887
Thread Starter 
More pics from K.C.:

Von Smith:
http://www.americanidol.com/photos/s...gallery/35952/

Jessica Furney (lives with her grandma, did spot-on take on Janis while auditioning on her birthday):
http://www.americanidol.com/photos/s...gallery/35953/ (I hope you don’t mind unusual facial expressions )

Lil Rounds (last auditioner on the K.C. show, sang Stevie Wonder):
http://www.americanidol.com/photos/s...gallery/35968/

Andrew Lang’s personal cheerleaders making friends with three Simon Cowell groupies:
http://www.americanidol.com/photos/s...gallery/36013/

Meanwhile: The San Francisco auditions will be featured on Tuesday, followed by Louisville on Wednesday. It is interesting to note that a banner on the AI site’s home page had Louisville as “Lousiville” (notice the transposed letters). Hopefully, this is not indicative of how auditioners in that city fared.
post #71 of 1887
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A heads-up (this thread needed a bump, anyway): the audition shows tonight and tomorrow will be only ONE hour in length, which should be a bit more (or less, as the case may be) music to your ears, so to speak.
post #72 of 1887
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Originally Posted by SowegaBowler View Post

A heads-up (this thread needed a bump, anyway): the audition shows tonight and tomorrow will be only ONE hour in length, which should be a bit more (or less, as the case may be) music to your ears, so to speak.

That is great news. Don't think I could stand 2 more hours each night, even if I DVR it. LOL
post #73 of 1887
I DVRd last weeks double 2 hour feature. I watched each one in 50 minutes......
post #74 of 1887
Here are some Separated at Birth pictures you may find funny assuming you've watched the last two shows (otherwise, it's just someone looking like some random person):

American Idol Separated at Birth

As someone mentioned, Simon breaks ties, so in essence, he casts two votes for everyone else's one. Many contestants try to suck up to Simon anyway, but getting his vote is even more important this season.
post #75 of 1887
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Even though tonight's S.F. audition show was one hour, it still concerned me that the not-so-good auditions apparently still got slightly more air time than the really good ones. I only saw wee snippets of what appeared to be spot-on performances by John, Allison and Raquel (I don't remember their last names right now-my short term memory is not always reliable).

Of those auditions which got more than five seconds of air time, I would watch out for Jesus and Adam. Kai (whom they showed at the end) may have been a bit too dramatic in my view, but he also deserved to be put through.

Tatiana (the Puerto Rican who was shown at the beginning) was not that good to me, she smacked a bit of Antonella Barba; maybe she should have tried out for America's Next Top Model. I was very surprised she got her ticket. Akilah should focus on her biology class and leave the singing to the real pros. Annie Murdoch (sp?) has some potential, but needs to tone down her voice a bit.

On to Louisville (or was that Lousiville?) tomorrow...
post #76 of 1887
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Originally Posted by SowegaBowler View Post

Tatiana (the Puerto Rican who was shown at the beginning) was not that good to me, she smacked a bit of Antonella Barba; maybe she should have tried out for America's Next Top Model.

I was eating dinner when I saw her, and whenever she laughed, I wanted to jam my fork into my neck.

I really hope they drop her...fast.
post #77 of 1887
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Originally Posted by moob View Post

I was eating dinner when I saw her [Tatiana], and whenever she laughed, I wanted to jam my fork into my neck.

I really hope they drop her...fast.

LOL...

If she makes the top 36, I'll get ear plugs.

If she makes the top 12, I'll put the TV on mute whenever she comes on.
post #78 of 1887
She won't make the first cut. Putting her through was just a joke.
post #79 of 1887
helllllloooooooo oh!NO! OHHHH! That 1 came out the wrong rectum! Y'all are irakidating me!


Best audition in years ! Comedywise....!
post #80 of 1887
Thread Starter 
As for tonight's Louisville auditions:

Tonight's show was a bit more balanced between good and bad auditions. I won't bother to spotlight the bad ones-except for Aaron, who butchered CCR so badly I almost died laughing.

These are the folks from tonight's show I would watch out for in La-La Land:

Joanna's voice was very nice and clear; at best, she should make the top 6. At least, she should make the top 36.

Brent Smith (who did some Bad Company) could be a force to be reckoned with.

Matt Giraud, the piano player, could bring an extra dimension to the latter stages of the season as a musician, much like Brooke White did last year.

Alexis Grace (the stay-at-home mom) could surprise in the Hollywood round, if she gets a good song or two.

Leneshe Young, the last auditioner on tonight's show, hit her marks on the song she wrote herself. She could also surprise in Hollywood.

Next show: Tuesday, Jan. 27-the Jacksonville auditions.

EDIT: Thanks to CP95 for his spot-on assessment of Tatiana-I don't think she will go far either.

EDIT 2: I inadvertently referred to Matt Giraud as "William." Oops!
post #81 of 1887
Joanna Pacitti = Carly Smithson 2.0. Plant.
post #82 of 1887
Some pretty good singers. The second contestant tonight was so beautiful however I hate how these people that had a recording contract are allowed on the show. One, they already "made it" in the business. Second, they failed for whatever reason. They really shouldn't be allowed on the show.
post #83 of 1887
joanna is far easier on the eyes than carly
post #84 of 1887
I can't believe that Paula has never heard the phrase, "Be careful." First of all, it's not a threat. It's just another way of saying 'by'. Kinda like saying, "See you later." It's a common expression that's been around for years, and not to be taken literally.
post #85 of 1887
I have always thought Simon was secretly a decent guy, but is anyone getting tired of Simon telling everyone (Kara) to stop giving pointers to singers when she wants to talk and then giving his own at least as often. One way street. Seems pretty bratish.

Tired of his butt-cut too. Stupid hair.
post #86 of 1887
Kara finally made a contestant run out into the street crying!

But come on. The woman was voted Most Humorous in high school and writing the lyrics on her arm for her audition was hilarious. A couple of seasons ago Simon made a simple ultimatum: mess up the lyrics and you're out. Like Kara, I figured she was making fun of this.

Too bad she wasn't. She actually thought they'd send her to Hollywood, singing lyrics who wrote on her arm.
post #87 of 1887
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Originally Posted by JHouse View Post

I have always thought Simon was secretly a decent guy, but is anyone getting tired of Simon telling everyone (Kara) to stop giving pointers to singers when she wants to talk and then giving his own at least as often. One way street. Seems pretty bratish.

Tired of his butt-cut too. Stupid hair.

I'm tired of everytime one of the girls show cleavage, that they have those stupid, giant Coke glasses in the way!
post #88 of 1887
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Originally Posted by WilliamR View Post

Some pretty good singers. The second contestant tonight was so beautiful however I hate how these people that had a recording contract are allowed on the show. One, they already "made it" in the business. Second, they failed for whatever reason. They really shouldn't be allowed on the show.

Here we go again. I believe the show is about finding good singers who can perform and sell records regardless of whether or not they have experience in the business already.

Others believe the show is about pulling people off the street who don't know anything about the music business and turning them into recording stars.
post #89 of 1887
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Originally Posted by scowl View Post

Here we go again. I believe the show is about finding good singers who can perform and sell records regardless of whether or not they have experience in the business already.

Others believe the show is about pulling people off the street who don't know anything about the music business and turning them into recording stars.

It was worse then I thought as pointed out in a recent article.

"The pretty brunette makes Carly Smithson seem like a music industry rookie with all the experience (and disappointments) she's had thus far. Not only was she with A&M, as Kara pointed out, but Geffen records also released an album by her. The soundtracks of Legally Blonde, Bratz, First Daughter and Nancy Drew all sported singles by her, and she was featured in an MTV show called First Year.
What Pacitti is best known for however, is her famous rise and fall from fame at age 11 when she won the lead role in the 20th anniversary production of Annie, only to be replaced by her understudy two weeks before the show's Broadway debut.

Brent Keith Smith, for example, is a former contestant from Nashville Star 2, had a song on the Dale soundtrack (a movie about nascar legend Dale Earnhardt) and is a featured artist on the Country Music Television website.

And despite Matt Giraud's convincingly coy audition, he actually has two albums of his own out there, too."

I think that is wrong. They had a chance, they failed, they shouldn't be on Idol simply for the fact that they have failed. Obviously they are not good enough.
post #90 of 1887
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Originally Posted by scowl View Post

Here we go again. I believe the show is about finding good singers who can perform and sell records regardless of whether or not they have experience in the business already.

Others believe the show is about pulling people off the street who don't know anything about the music business and turning them into recording stars.

There have been articles recently on MSN and Yahoo about "how to make the show better." At least one of them said "Stick to trying to find truly undiscovered talent." That's what the majority of the people want, which is why "America" rejected Carly.

And they'll reject Joanna, IMHO.
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