Wednesday, February 11, 2009

American Idol Auditions: Final Hollywood Cut

We start with lots of hyperbole:

This is what they've been waiting for their whole lives

Now is the most important moment

Tonight is the final judgment

Many will have to sing for their lives

Regardless, at the end of tonight we'll have our top 36.

First up, Anoop Desai. His is the only name I always remember. Anoop Desai (who's no Sanjaya) is in.

Oh no, Von Smith tells us this is why he's alive. This could be trouble. Von, let me give you some advice...never say something stupid like that. Fortunately, Von lives to see another day.

Horror film maker Cody Sheldon comes in and is the first to have a singoff with another contestant. Is Cody wearing eye makeup? Cody sings--then a far superior, but weirder looking, Alex takes his turn. Alex moves on. Cody is sent home.

Our musical theater dude Adam Lambert enters the judges' room. He's one of the top 36.

Taylor Vaifanua, Jasmine Murray, Arianna Afsar, Casey Carlson, Megan Corkrey, Mishavonna Henson, Stevie Wright and Joanna Pacitti all make it through.

T.K. Hash, Christ Chatman and Reggie Beasley exit from the AI competition.

Kendall Beard definitely has the looks, but was really awful in the auditions. I guess on the strength of her appearance...Kendall makes it through.

Kristen McNamara and Jen Korbee have to do a sing off. Personally, I think Kristen is far better. Simon likes Jen best because she's better looking. The other three judges side with me and like Kristen the best. Guess what? Kristen makes it through. Simon is really mean and tells her she stinks and shouldn't have made it through. Kara and Paula tell Kristen she dresses horribly. Wow. That should make her feel good.

Alexis Grace, blind Scott McIntyre, and Lil Rounds are in the top 36.

Boom, boom, boom. Felicia Barton, Ashley Hollister and Devon Baldwin are sent home.

Frankie Jordan and Jessie Langsett are pitted against each other. Frankie sounded like crap. Supremely confident Jessie sounds better, but picked a crappy song. Voice won. Jessie's in the top 36.

16-year-old Allison Iraheta is in the finals.

Best friends Jamar Rogers and Danny Gokey should both make it through. Danny does. Jamar doesn't.

Ricky Braddy, Matt Giraud, Junot Joiner, Jorge Nunez, Brent Keith and Stephen Fowler all get news.

I LOVE Nick Mitchell aka Norman Gentle. Hooray! He/They are in the top 36! A bright spot for the night.

Jackie Tohn is in the top 36.

The most annoying contestant since Mikalah Gordon has got to be Tatiana Del Toro. If they weren't looking for a Latin-type this chica would be exito. With a split decision Tatiana is unfortunately going to sing to us again next week. Boo hoo. I demand a recount.

Jackie Midkiff and second most annoying contest Nathaniel Marshall have a sing off. If there's any justice Nathaniel goes home. I refuse to feel guilty because his family is dysfunctional. The annoyance factor doubles when Nathaniel moves on to the top 36.

Jeanine Vailes, Kai Kalama, Anne Marie Boskovich, and Kris Allen are in the top 36.

Final 2 are the oil rigger and the welder. Matt Breitzke and Michael Sarver--two toughest contestants--duke it out in a sing off. Michael wins hands down. Rock, paper, scissors. Oil beats steel. But!! Surprise! They both make it through.

Any surprises other than Tatiana and Nathaniel? Not really.

See you next week.

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