Ok not sure what's going on but apparently this is Auditions Round 7??? That's according to my DVR. But I don't recall a round 5 or 6 so far... We'll see....
Tonight we are in Jacksonville! The show starts off with Ryan and Simon in the same limo and Simon trying to teach Ryan how to start the show.... was funny
25 years ago, there was a man who made a name for himself on stages all over the country in a little band called Journey. His name? RANDY JACKSON. Many would love to travel down his road of success and thousands turned up in the thousands in the city of his name to try!
Oooh, they swapped sides! From left to right, its Simon, Kara, Paula and Simon... Weird...
Joshua says he looks like Justin Gwarini. I'm not seeing it...Singing Let's Get It On. The performance made me laugh a bit. Simon said in parts it was very good. It was like inspector gadget or something. Randy said he liked it because it was entertaining. I think he deserves a shot and so do all the judges!
Sharon brought her little dog... She gave the dog to Simon! Singing Superstar. The dog yawned. Simon and Randy gave her a yes. Paula decided to give her a Yes. I didnt think she was the greatest....
time for a break!
Dana Moreno was next. Ouch! She screamed the Shakakahn song... She says she will take whatever guidance the judges give her. Simon says well I want you to take a right and then another right out the door... Not good at all...
Kaneswa Finnie was next, been singing since she was 5. She's way too confident for her age. Simon hides his laugh. Randy laughs a bit. Simon said the song got progressivly worse as she kept singing! She wasnt surprised that Simon said that. They bring the mother in...
She's a 19 year old "beauty queen" contestant. She wants to be the first latino American Idol. Randy asks her what she's going to sing she replys with "Well I can do some Whitney..." Looks like it'll be a disaster... It was much much better than I thought it would be. Paula gets up and leaves because Simon, Randy and Kara got to put their input in but Paula didnt, and apparently it's been happeneing a lot lately. She feels not needed anymore. The contestant brings her back... All 4 give her a yes
He found a friend in the crowd of people and when his friend got the axe, he felt that he was unsure what was going to happen with his audition. Singing So Hard To Say Goodbye. He keeps crying... After he starts singing, I kept laughing... All 4 give him a NO including me...
Naomi was the last contestant of the day. Compares herself to Mariah Carey... Singing Lovin' You. Paula sits on Simon's lap and Ryan comes in and sits on Kara's lap lol. A friend of the contestant sits on Randy's lap... Everyone tells her she's great. But she stunk!!
9 tickets were given out on Day 1!
After the break, things are gonna get wild! No clue what that means...
The baby of her family. Singing Big Girls Don't Cry. She's a very good singer. All 4 give her the YES to Hollywood!
Ummm freak, studiies Physics. He says he could live without physics and pursue music. I say, not a chance... He reminds me of the guy from SNL who sings during Weekend Update sometimes. Wow that was bad! Oh man.... that made me laugh a lot lol.
Time for another break! Reminder that FRINGE is on tonight!!
She's a big DiaGuardi fan... They tell her to go out and then come back later as herself.
He came back again, he was in the competition last year. No idea what his name was... I was talking to my cousin... lol. Very big voice. He sounds better than last year. They heard a little bit of Archuletta in him.. Simon said No (again) and the other three gave him a yes :)
After the break, we see the NEW Contestant 10!
The only thing that matters to him is his guitar... He didnt know he couldnt play his guitar for the judges. He's FREAKING OUT about it. Singing Jumper. Not bad... Simon says he's quite interesting but his voice isnt. They aren't telling us what the judges are voting. All 4 judges give him a no. His mom reaches in and tries to give him a hug and he backs up and says "Don't touch me". Yikes! He says he doesnt want to sound aroguant but he knows that he's good enough.
Contestant 10 is BACK.
She made an attempt to change herself. Singing Bubbly. Randy thinks she has a really great voice and gives her a yes. As well as Kara, Paula and Simon she's goin through to Hollywood!
In total, 16 people made it through to Hollywood!
Tomorrow night, SALT LAKE CITY!!!