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Thursday, January 31, 2008

Idol Chatter: American Idol auditions - Omaha and Miami

by Becky Tennant and Bethany O'Neil

Week three of American Idol began in Omaha, Nebraska, and then moved on to Miami, Florida.

As we settled down for yet another week of endless auditions and wackos, we were pleasantly surprised that FINALLY they showed more than a handful of the "yes" votes. Of course, there was the usual barrage of weirdos, although, there didn't seem to be as much of a focus on them this week. It seemed like the Idol producers finally decided to focus more on the talent chosen to go through to Hollywood.

Several top picks from Omaha were Jason Rich; once he remembered his lyrics, his great voice came through. And David Cook, he showed us that a rocker dude can, once again, win the judges over. Rachel Wicker, Samantha Sidley, Elizabeth Eckert, and Denise Jackson were also top choices from Omaha, along with 13 others that were chosen for Hollywood.

For the "no" crowd, we were treated to Sarah Whitaker, the Goth wrestler, who almost took our boy Ryan Seacrest out. Hands off girlfriend. And we can't forget to mention Chris Bernheisel. While he lacked the talent needed for a singing competition, his over abundance of happiness endeared him to the judges. Look for him again on the season finale, covering the red carpet for his hometowns local FOX affiliate.

When we tuned in to Wednesdays show, we were sure that Miami would be a show full of delusional people and crazies trying to get their 15 minutes of fame. And yes there were a few, but once again, we were also surprised at the talented people Idol chose to show as well.

Robbie Carrico and the Venezuelan-lover Ghaleb were the only two guys that they really focused on that were good. And we agree with Simon and Randy, Ghaleb and Paula looked good together! If the show doesn't work out for him, maybe he and Paula can work something out.

Several ladies won an opportunity to show their stuff in Hollywood. Brittney Wescott and her friend, Corliss Smith, were larger than life and showed us that they both have a little bit of jazz and a little bit of soul mixed in with lots of love. Not to mention, they have awesome personalities, which is always a plus.

Suzanne Toon, Ramiele Malubay, Syesha Mercado, and Natasia Blach were also chosen. All together, 17 were chosen from Miami to move on to the next round.

Next week folks, we are off to Atlanta, Georgia. Will we find the next American Idol there? Stick with us. We’ll be in Hollywood before you know it.


tannersmom said...

I was getting tired of the humiliation too.

Did anyone notice how sleepy Paula was on Tuesday? I don't know if she was sick or what but she looked like she was going to pass out. Last night she looked way much better!

steph in la said...

I noticed that, too. Paula is one kooky gal. You never know what you're going to get.

Alyssa in Bridgeport said...

I like it when they don't focus on showing the crazy wackos. I agree with what you said on the radio Jennifer and the Idol Chatter columnist, show us the talent, not the idiots.

Becky said...

I think she might have actually been sick or something, that was why she was late.

I was really surprised when I watched the show and they showed all of the "yes" votes that they did. The weirdos are ok for a show or two but it gets old quick.

I like to see the singers.

Nick said...

Here, here, Becky. Do you have any favorites yet?

bethany said...

Thank goodness for the parade of winners this week!

Becky said...

I liked Leo Marlow and Samantha Sidley, what about you?

bethany said...

I dont know about you Becky, but one of fav's is still farmer DREW!!

Becky said...

Ride that tractor Bethany!

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