ok...here are my two pennies...RE: People Just Want Their 15 Minutes or Be On TV
this is totally true. last season (?), comedian Chris Wylde went on (using his real name) and did a little rap that went something like "Randy Jack-son...droppin' the waistline on his slacks, son"...was pretty funny, but i recognized him right away...obviously, the producers didn't.
from what i've read, the producers weed out most
of the 15 minute seekers...of the 10,000 people that are there at each audition, i gotta imagine ~30% are fakin' it, which would leave about 2,975 contestants that we don't
see...the 25 really funny ones make it on the show.RE: The Really Bad Contestants
that being said above, there are
a TON of delusional people out there...those are the funniest to me...and the scariest. like that juggling kid...sure, his juggling was a gimmick, but he really
thought he could sing and those tears at the end were real...if not, he's a d@mn fine actor. i'll never forget what Dalton Ross from Entertainment Weekly
wrote once...he said "if there's ever a time that i need someone to be the most honest with me, it's when i'm leaving on a Friday night for a Monday morning audition"...some people really do sacrifice a lot to try and get on Idol
...and if they had one honest person close to them in their lives, they wouldn't have wasted their time had their feelings crushed...like that voice teacher from last night.
of course, some people have talent as well...just not good enough for the show.RE: Paula
she's heavily medicated...no doubt about it. if i had to guess, i wouldn't say it's coke or weed, but i'm pretty sure she had an addiction to painkillers not too long ago...i'm going with that...it's not an act...she's not that
btw, did you notice how little airtime she got last night? my wife and i were cracking up every time we'd see her in the background...looking disinterested and about to fall asleep half the time.