@AndyShore Zack had the week off last week from Idol chatter, while I was vacationing in Vegas for the week. There’s no place for American Idol in Vegas, even when it’s pouring the entire time. Tonight the guest judges are Avril Lavigne and Katy Perry. I’d rather see Perry’s better half, Russell Brand, as a judge. Lindsey Parker over at Yahoo! suggested Brand as a replacement to Simon, and I think that’s a bloody brilliant idea.
8:04 Neil Goldstein is a sweaty as he is nerdy, and if you’re going to sing Meatloaf it has to be “I Would Do Anything For Love.”
8:15 C’mon Fox. Having an Asian kid singing “Kung Fu Fighting” is just perpetuating stereotypes.
8:24 A little girl just stated that Simon is “the only negative-tivity one.” Her mom, Mary Powers, can sing, but she may way to stay home and teach her daughter how to speak English properly. She’s going to Hollywood. She better go far enough to make some scratch and hire a tutor for her little girl.
8:27 A.J. Mendoza just went from loving Adam Lambert to hating him in the span of one audition. Mendoza says Lambert’s positive feedback gave him to confidence to tryout. Randy likened his singing to a ventriloquist and Simon said it sounded like he’d just been to the dentist and had a lot of anesthetic in his mouth.
8:36 Austin Fulmer looks like he learned those moves at a ping pong show in Thailand.
8:40 Andrew Garcia is great. I know he has some sort of sob story, but I was ADDing out and G-chatting with Zack while they told it. I would like him even more if his son that is still small enough to be carried didn’t have such a deuche hair cut.
8:47 Tasha Layton is singing “Baby Baby Baby” by Joss Stone. She’s got a just as much soul in her voice as Stone. I’m rooting for her.
8:50 Katy Perry just questioned as to whether Kara was speaking to a contestant or a puppy. Where was Perry when Paula was around?
8:56 Kara just made the first great pun of the season. She asked if Katy Perry was “Hot or Cold” on a contestant. The two have been catty this audition, which makes me think they should wrestle in pudding to raise money for Haiti. You know you’d pay to see that.
8:58 Chris Golightly is singing “Stand By Me.” He’s got the Justin Guarini curls, but you don’t want to punch Chris in the face.
9:00 It took me a full hour and Seacrest pointing it out to realize how funny saying “Welcome to Hollywood” is when the contestants are in LA.