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#41 of 1270 Mike Williams

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Posted January 16 2008 - 04:24 AM

Well, I LOVE American Idol, so the longer they "milk" it, the better, in my opinion. I love everything about American Idol, and I even love the audition rounds. I guess it's politically correct to be above them, but admittedly I love them and the psychos they bring out.

Kristy Lee Cook was great, as was Chris, the tall black guy with the tight dreds and light colored eyes. The first shot of him, and I thought, Oh yeah, he can sing. He's the real deal. They're my two favorites thus far, and an honorable mention to Angela Martin. She's very cruise ship, but I hope she makes it far.

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Posted January 16 2008 - 04:38 AM

BTW, Kristy Lee Cook is a ringer of sorts, she's put out an album in the past, but now is not signed with a label (previously signed with Britney Spears' production company).

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Posted January 16 2008 - 05:31 AM

I had the same reaction to Slave Leia that Simon had. It was annoying, not amusing. They shouldn't have even given him screen time. The big dude singing to Paula was disturbing as well. I guess you can add "Falk you" and "caulk you" to the new list of words you can't say on TV. "You can prick your finger, but. . . ."

Jordin had recorded an album before last year's competition, so I guess it'll depend on if it is similar to this:

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Sparks was not under contract when she recorded For Now; it was independently released without the support of any major label.

Depends on if Ren-Hen is considered "major." I know that just about anybody can get an album sold through CDBaby. It looks like Ren-Hen only has a stable of four artists, all unknown. Ooh, the fact that Kristy Lee is signed under "Britney Spears' production company, B & L Productions, Inc." sounds problematic.

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Posted January 16 2008 - 05:42 AM

Crap! This thing is still on??

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Posted January 16 2008 - 08:16 AM

Add me as a Kristy Lee Cook fan, but I think my favorite was Beth Stalker, who sang "Bewitched, Bothered, and Bewildered."

I normally don't care for the auditions, since they feel too fake. But the "Princess" Leia and Paula stalker were both pretty funny since they didn't even try to hide the fact that they were looking for attention. That definitely makes a difference and actually feels a lot less desperate IMHO, than, say, the blonde glitter girl.

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Posted January 16 2008 - 09:06 AM

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I had always theorised that any contestant auditioning that got an intro piece showing them at home or going about their usual routine must have gotten through, since the piece presumably would have been shot after the audition -- the producers don't pre-enlist, do they? And an unsuccessful contestant wouldn't cooperate, would they? So how on earth did they get Alexis the vet student (Jodie Foster lookalike, according to Dave) to agree to do her piece? Unless she really was an attention seeker.

I think there's a preaudition a couple days/weeks before they get to the judges. from the wikipedia entry:
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In the show, hopeful contestants are screened by preliminary panels to be selected for singing talent or humorous potential and human interest. The audition process is long and tedious, beginning with tens of thousands of candidates strategically interviewed and eliminated before being individually auditioned by show producers Ken Warwick and Nigel Lythgoe (often slide shows of horrendously terrible candidates are shown from this interview).

That would give the production time to schedule and shoot the intro piece at home, they've already seen an audition for the executives so they know if someone's really good or really bad or has a very interesting story before they even get to the three judges.
 

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Posted January 16 2008 - 12:56 PM

Have mercy, Katie Malloy. Posted Image
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#48 of 1270 Patrick Sun

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Posted January 16 2008 - 12:59 PM

Was her last name Malloy or Lloyd?

Either way, Katie could prove to be really versatile in the different genres if she makes it to the final 12.
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Posted January 16 2008 - 01:01 PM

I'm pretty sure it's Malloy.

Very true regarding her talent.
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Posted January 16 2008 - 01:22 PM

Simon is feeling generous tonight, he said yes to two who I thought were aweful lol.
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Posted January 16 2008 - 01:59 PM

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Posted January 16 2008 - 02:01 PM

Tonight's second hour was ass. That is all.
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Posted January 16 2008 - 03:01 PM

Yeah, after six seasons, these two-hour audition shows really push the limits of my endurance! I know it's all about trying to make for "entertaining" television, but when these audition episodes balloon up over an hour, they are padded with so much filler, it is downright excruciating!
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Posted January 16 2008 - 03:10 PM

Well, that's why I'm usually surfing on the net and just have AI on in the background, and just look at the TV when someone actually has a decent sounding voice. There ain't no way I'm plopped on the couch and only staring at the TV during these audition episodes.
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Posted January 16 2008 - 03:30 PM

BTW, just found out it's "Kady Malloy", there's a couple of so-so MP3 snippets that are google-able.
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Posted January 16 2008 - 03:46 PM

i like the audition rounds better then the final rounds.

i really dont have any interest in who wins.

the auditions are just fun to watch.

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Posted January 16 2008 - 03:49 PM

Maybe it's because I only started on the last audition day of the season last time, but I'm able to enjoy the audition shows. I watched the current pair in their entirety. If you disagree, that's fine. We're brothers forever.

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Posted January 16 2008 - 04:31 PM

Brooke White's Myspace page, you can listen to her songs there. I don't mind her songs or her singing (though her voice is pleasant, it's not built for vocal pyrotechnics). I think it's pretty funny how much humble pie both Kristy and Brooke had to eat for their auditions.
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Posted January 16 2008 - 05:12 PM

With the right production, she's a star. Which night was she?

Edit: That's some good stuff. Interesting version of Dream On. I'd buy an album of those songs, which is something I couldn't say about any past Idols. Ooh, the fact that you can get it at Target tells me she might not be seen in Hollywood.

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Posted January 17 2008 - 01:18 AM

Brooke was on the 1st night (Tuesday) and was the very last contestant after Princess Leia (the hater). Brooke came across as the perfect nanny, but you can tell from her myspace page that she's been in a band, doing Rockstar competitions, and even did a music video, so she's been around the block.
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