Feb 18, 2010 Brainwaves
Ryan’s promising the “best” of the auditions before Hollywood in February 3rd’s episode… are these actually the best, or are some misfits sprinkled in?
- Ah, Larry Platt. Next…
- Returning from last year, Jessica Furney takes a swing at a Simon Cowell-co-written song to start… and gets a hit.
- Amanda Shectman, thankfully, doesn’t bring any of her imitative voices to her audition, and does really well. Simon gives her a hard time about acting first.
- Lee Dewyze and Crystal Bowersox get through without needing the security blankets of their guitars.
- Heh, the fakeouts are always fun
- Lots of repeat attempts, including Lacey Brown, who was cut going into the top 24 last year. She punches her Hollywood ticket again.
- Stephanie Fisher, is from Jamestown, NY (a few hours from here, as well as from where I grew up), but doesn’t really do very well in front of Victoria Beckham. So, we do have some misfits in the bunch.
- Rachel Hubbard, Thaddeus Johnson and Genesis Moore headline a fresh crop of 16-year-olds newly eligible to audition.
- Quite a few folks with athletic backgrounds, including Adrian Chandtchi, a tall young man with very tiny voice.
- Michael Lynche has very nice voice in a big, muscular trainer’s body, and gets through easily.
- Her late friend Rebecca has inspired Didi Benami in her audition, who does a very impressive version of Hey Jude, while Aaron Kelly gets through to Hollywood.
- Kimberly Bishop kinda butchers some Katy Perry (the song, not the singer). Shaddai Harris doesn’t do any better.
- Hope Johnson sings one of my favorite songs. I thought she might have missed a note, but if she did, it wasn’t enough to derail her audition, as she goes through to the next round.
- 181 have made it through to Hollywood, and the next round begins with the next episode… which I will somehow find time to blog.