2/11/07 – added photos for the contestants going on to Hollywood
8:03 – Christa – So, if she felt happy any other random day, she would just wear that to, say, work or something? Paula? Yes? What? *shakes head*
8:05 – Tami – Not bad. There’s something there, but it’s not terribly appealing to me. Appealing to Simon, apparently.
8:12 – Paul – Very pretty voice. Interesting tone.
8:14 – Jack – Um. Less pretty. And he’s trying so hard! :p
8:17 – Gina – Hmm…not the best song choice, I wouldn’t say, but I do think she’s got something.
8:24 – Edward – Well, auditioning for American Idol would be as good a way as any, I guess, to meet Paula Abdul. Embarrassing, but effective. As long as you made it through the earlier auditions. Which…yeah. Don’t know how some people do that.
8:28 – Heather/Ashley/Ebony – Help, the mediocre is attacking! Because actually, the first two girls aren’t bad, but not great. The third one, Ebony, is really, really good. Amazing. And yeah, Ashley was borderline. She was a bit pitchy near the top, but a second chance isn’t out of order. Ebony was one of the best I’ve heard so far, actually…why didn’t they show her on the actual audition show for the city? Mystery.
8:35 – Aha, the songwriting competition is announced. That’s going to be interesting. It could be good (I mean, last year’s singles were pretty bad), but it could also be scarily horrible.
8:36 – Brandon – Hee, he’s actually not bad at that! He should try out for So You Think You Can Dance.
8:38 – William – Ooh, an original song. Too bad it’s crap. People need to learn from Australian Idol, where the singer-songwriters last year were actually GOOD.
8:41 – Alexander – Hee. Paula: “I don’t remember doing it quite like that…” Okay, this guy is just confusing me.
8:50 – Lakisha – Nicely done. Very nicely done. Simon confuses me, though. He uses “old-fashioned” to mean both something he likes and something he doesn’t. He needs to define his terms more clearly, is all I’m saying.
8:53 – I like the Coke commercials. My favorite, though, is the Grand Theft Auto one…you know, where you think the guy is going to steal stuff and beat everyone up, but he ends up doing good deeds for everyone? It’s great. If all commercials were creative like that, people wouldn’t hate them so much and want to fast-forward on their DVR.
8:57 – Ah, Hollywood Week. 172 people. I was concerned there weren’t going to be that many. Dude, there are good people on there that are saying they blew their chances! Wasn’t that Antonella? And Amanda who was ripping on someone (possibly Antonella)? Hmmmm… And both the Malakar twins are crying… Geez. It’s going to be brutal, apparently. Oh, yeah. Anyone ready to make Top 24 predictions yet? I’ll try to come up with some over the weekend. Right alongside trying to figure out a topic for a European Romanticism paper. Any ideas on that front? ;)