Posted on 26 January 2005.
The auditions in Sin City are complete where 9,000 contestants tried to impress Randy, Paula, Simon and guest judge Kenny Loggins. Tempers flew again. Paula freaked on Randy. Paula freaked on Simon. Simon walked out and returned to deep throat Paula in order to cool off, and once again we didn’t see a lot of good auditions on TV. They focused more on the terrible people again. Why? Why? Why?
Mikalah Gordon was our first contestant put through to Hollywood in Vegas and Randy just loved her. I thought I saw some drool on his mouth. Definitely a wonderful and amazing voice Mikalah had but I felt her biggest drawback was her age. American Idol has raised the age limit to 28 this year and rumor is because they wanted to have an older idol. Mikalah is only 16, just the minimum and not many 16 year olds have made it very far. Also her stage presence was lacking but they will fix that in Hollywood, I’m sure.
Now I am in love with Amanda Avila. She had so much personality before her audition and has the edge over the competition, she is already in show business. Can we also say PIPES? Wow. She could really sing. I am really thinking Top 10 right here.
What part of stop didn’t Christopher Tamura not understand? He was just plain awful and as Simon simply put it “Youâ€™re going back to your job at the desk of the hotel”. Thank god. I don’t think I could ever listen to his rendition of Heartbreak Hotel again.
What did Simon not see in Rich Molfetta? He was great. Simon thinks it was an act. What does he call the acts that everyone else puts on? Rick came in (second audition) and proved he has the talent and is American Idol material, nothing there was an act. It was a pure and simple audition that I felt was one of the best male auditions all season. You will see Simon. Rich will make it far if he makes it to the Top 24. Just ask Kenny after his comment to Simon, “Yes Simon, it doesnâ€™t matter, as he can actually sing!”
I loved Emily and her spunky personality, but I couldn’t stand her voice. With personality and spunk I think she reminds me a lot of Scooter Girl. Scooter Girl really had a much better voice though. Simon was right on when he said the first song sounded like “Nails on a chalkboard”, but Emily did sound so much better in the second song.
Viva Las Vegas girl was a crack. She definitely came in only to be on TV but like she said doesn’t everyone come into be on TV. 99% of the people that come and audition know they have no chance in hell at making it to Hollywood yet they show up in herds to make asses out of themselves just to have their 30 seconds of fame on TV. What made her any different Simon?
Sharon Galvez has a lot of potential but I thought she was trying to hard. Great voice, great personality but she looked like she was going to blow up. But 3 votes put her through and we will see her in Hollywood.
Poor Simon had to sit through whatever Matthew Falber called his audition and I thought he was going to start banging his head on the table. He was happy with his song selection from the Lion King as he is so tired of hearing the Mariah Carey songs all the time but he was sent home empty handed and will have to return again next year to accomplish his goal of King.
The room grew silent as Bobie May took the stage but I think she should have just stayed silent. Another horrible audition and a waste of time. Why in gods name did they let her keep singing? Usually they stop people from making us endure such pain and agony I thought I was going to die. And she thought she would be in the Top 10. As the judges said “Top 10 what”?
Jennifer Todd had the voice but does she have the look. Kenny brought up the issue about the image and I am too. They have worked wonders in the past with image (Jennifer Hudson) and they will again. They always manage to make someone who is only of average or below average look into a superstar. I love the voice and look forward to seeing what they transform her into.
Thatâ€™s it, the auditions are complete in Sin City and 23 hopefuls had there dreams come true. They are on their way to Hollywood. So what do you think about the auditions? I still think Washington was the best. And they had the numbers to prove it. 90 something people were put through in comparison to the minuscule numbers put through in the other cities. Leave some comments and donâ€™t forget the Cleveland auditions next week.
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