The American Idol auditions last night found their way to Aspen, Colorado and there were some great performances, alongside the Magic Cyclops guy. Let’s take a look at some of the most memorable ones.
Haley Smith is eighteen-years-old, has three jobs and loves nature. I loved her voice as she sang Tell Me Something Good. Great control and something different. that she is a must to stay on this show. “Right out of my era,”
Angie Zeiderman is a waitress who wants to be best friends with Lady Gaga. It is sad that someone can get to 25 and still believe that is possible. The show tune, When You Got It, Flaunt It from The Producers immediately turned off Randy Jackson… and me. She seems very musical theater to me but she is put through.
Alanna Snare, a 22-year-old bartender and waitress, serves Rocky Mountain Oysters (depp friend bull calf testicles, just to save you Googling it.) Other than the fact she murdered Jolene, made famous by Dolly Parton ‘nuff said.
Shelby Tweten (17) from Minnesota who suffers from bipolar disorder, and is keen to show she is not defined by this condition. I loved her husky voice on Carrie Underwood’s Temporary Home.
Jairon Jackson drove me nuts but he still got through. After he sang an original song and got a golden ticket from the judges, he accidentally tore it and broke a light bulb. But I’ll forgive him because he has an R&B voice as smooth as silk.
Jenni Schick was crazy. Did she really say she’s a music teacher? She sang Pat Benatar’s Heartbreaker. She gets three yeses but I don’t agree. Seriously; listen to her on the line “Don’t you mess around.” Please, guys; listen before she gets any further.
Tealana Hedgespeth said she has been living in her talented twin sister’s shadow for 19 years. Awwwww! But then she started singing Melissa Etheridge’s Bring Me Some Water. OK. Twin sister’s shadow: I get it now. Find yourself something you’re good at, Tealana; it’s not singing.
Last but by no mans least, we have Magic Cyclops. Oh boy this guy is weird. Thankfully, he didn’t get through to Hollywood, despite feeling responsible for putting Steven Tyler where he’s at right now. “Cause I own several Aerosmith CDs.”
“Aspen has been good to us y’all!” Randy called out as the auditions ended, and thirty-one singers get golden tickets to Hollywood. But even before I knew the Top 24 spoiler, I didn’t think any of them would get too much further.
Thursday night, American Idol 11 travels to Space City: Houston.