@AndyShore Another Tuesday night, another round of American Idol Auditions. Tonight they are in Denver, which serves to remind me of one contestant that will not be there. Eric Blumenfeld, of the Kinetix, had decided he would try out for American Idol this season, after catching a decent part of the tail end of last season. Alas, contractual obligations left him ineligible to try out. I know. Sad story. Speaking of tragedies, Posh Spice herself is returning as a guest judge. She added almost nothing in her first round of judging. So little, in fact, they must have thought she needed two appearances just to make an impact.
8:03 “In Your Dreams Jackson” should be an American Idol spin-off after the show gets canceled due to Simon’s departure.
8:05 Mark Labriola is crushing “Tempted,” aka the song from the Fruit of the Loom commercial. I’m rooting for the Fugitive!
8:14 Apparently having a child was a rule to tryout for American Idol this season.
8:15 Kimberly Kerbow has a great voice. The jazz singer type. She told Simon she’d buy him Rogain.
8:18 Danelle Hayes is belting @MattSilver’s favorite, Melissa Etheridge. She’s got a raw, Janis type voice.
8:25 Casey James has been talked into letting his hair down and taking his shirt off by Posh Spice and Kara. Simon didn’t like him, even before he started stripping.
8:30 Tori Kelly is 16, and running her notes all over the place. She’s got a good voice. It was a nice cover of “Gravity,” but she Mary J’d it a bit.
8:37 Austin Paul shouldn’t be this dumb. He hasn’t been hit in the head this many times. He’s only a long-snapper.
8:40 Kenny Everett called himself the male Mary J Blidge, which became really funny when he took 30 seconds to sing two syllables.
8:46 Simon told a girl that screeched some high notes she killed all the cats in Denver. That was the worst sound of the episode, until her mom said “no” in an “I’ve been smoking cigarettes since the womb” type voice.
8:48 This girl flew from Italy to try out. Perhaps the translation in Italy isn’t AMERICAN Idol? Simon called Nicci Nix a funny little thing, but she’s good. Very unique.
8:55 A new one for American Idol. A double sob story. A miracle baby and a dead dad. Haeley Vaughn wants to be the first ever “black pop country kind of mainsteam” American Idol. She’s going to Hollywood, so the dream is still alive.
8:59 Ty “Bikini Boy” Hemmerling is singing “Achey Breaky Heart.” The judges walked out on him.