Annnnnnnnnnnnnnnnnnnnnd we're back.
So, as you may or may not remember from last year, I sorta, kinda, loathe the bad auditions, so, we will be ignoring them . . . they didn't happen . . . nope, just didn't happen.
I watched last night's episode at my friend, Adam's house . . . Shout out to Adam!
As we started the program, we had to do review the Paula debacle followed by the coming of Ellen D . . . about which I am still VERY unsure. . . . I'm sure we'll discuss this issue more in the coming months.
So, this week we are in Boston and our judges are joined by Posh Spice . . . or as Randy called her, V. Somehow, she became V and Kara became Car . . . unclear . . . anyhoo. . .
First person of note was Mattie/Maddy Curtis - She did a very lovely and soulful rendition of Hallelujah. I could see her with a shot for the top 24/32
Next on my list is Jennifer Hirsh who sang something possibly from the musical Wicked . . . I am a bad gay, and therefore, am not very familiar with showtunes . . . Either way, she was good, but did not set off my Top 12 radar.
Claire Fuller as well did not set off my Top 12 or Top 24/32 radar . . . I didn't even take note of what she sang...
Jess Wolfe - LOVELY VOICE . . . I, again, did not take note of what she sang, but I have a rather large asterisk next to her name, which, I'm sure, means something vitally important.
Amadeo DeRocco - HUGE, GI-NORMOUS VOICE THAT WILL NEVER TRANSLATE WELL ON STAGE, but, he seemed nice, and will be entertaining in Hollywood.
Luke Shaffer/Benjamin Knight - Loved both of these boys . . . yes, there cuteness was a factor, but they could both sing as well . . . and the combination warmed the cockles of my soul. :) When they were playing guitar and harmonizing in the waiting area it kind of reminded me of Blake Lewis/Chris Richardson, and co from the Hollywood rounds a few years back.
CREEPY EYED ANDREW - I know, I know, he didn't make it through, but I actually thought he had quite a nice voice underneath ALL OF THAT REALLY SCARY AGGRESSION!
Ashley Rodriguez - Brilliant! Brilliant! Brilliant! What's that I hear . . . oh yes, my Top 12 radar EXPLODING!
Tyler Grady - I. LOVE. HIM! To repeat, I. LOVE. HIM. I loved everything about him from his voice, to his look, to his attitude. I. LOVE. HIM.
Mike, aka speedboat dude, I kind of loved him. He was just kind of adorable, and could sneak through with some luck
Katie Stevens - What was that again? Oh yeah, my Top 12 radar going off . . . kinda sounds like Beyonce sayin "Ring the Alarm" . . . She was simply amazing.
Joshua Blaylock - Now, I don't think that he has a voice that will ever go over well on a large stage, but I did find his voice very, very pleasant, and I thought he was A-FREAKIN-DORABLE. That being said, I would be very surprised if we saw my namesake in the Top 24/36.
Terribly Offensive Nickname coming . . . Hot Cancer Boy [credit to Adam]. . . I honestly didn't get his name . . . I was so taken with his story and, quite frankly, his eyes, that I completely missed it. Oh wait, I found it down here . . . it's Justin! And wow, did Justin kill or what . . . he was so very good. I like the crooner sound and he has quite a strong, er, um instrument.
Bosa - Good Grief . . . Really . . . Seriously . . . I get that it's a good story and stuff, but, I agreed with Simon, I was bored. Yaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaawn!
Leah - Blue Skies . . . Wow . . . and Wow . . . and Wow . . . another potential Top 12 alarm sounding . . .
And that brings us to the end of Boston . . . Tomorrow we will be heading to Atlanta to watch Simon, Randy, Car, and V and the continuing saga of American Idol 9