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08 January 2007 @ 02:55 am
Grease Reality Show  
It wasn't great, but it was good for a Broadway/Reality show buff.

There were a few I liked (especially Pharmaceutical girl) who didn't make it. I'm hoping (fingers crossed) that the bad performances and such were just part of the hook, and that once they're done with "Grease Academy" will really see the good stuff.

It was frustrating because it was soooooo ridiculously cheesy, BUT I really liked how much at stake there was for the judges and how they talked about that aspect. Also, I surprisingly thought that Billy Bush did a pretty good job, the Brit chick can be gone next week and she won't be missed.

I liked Max best (the big change-up guy who was told he had the best voice they'd heard).
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eolivet on January 8th, 2007 11:59 am (UTC)
I loved pharmaceutical girl rep, too -- although it really, REALLY bugged me how much the show blatantly ripped off American Idol. I mean, they didn't even try to hide it! Three judges, one British. A blue background in LA. Heck, Billy Bush and Ryan Secreast even look and sound kind of similar.

Plus, NBC has done this no less than THREE TIMES ("Fame," "America's Got Talent"...now this). :/ Therefore, I'm kind of hoping this show...if not fails...does NOT become a breakout hit. :p
Arabian: Dancing Cucumberarabian on January 8th, 2007 10:54 pm (UTC)
I agree that it was a blatant rip-off and really not that well executed, but I love the concept and I love that it REALLY seems to matter to the judges. This is not some joke to them and it was acknowledged.
harper47harper47 on January 8th, 2007 01:45 pm (UTC)
I thought it was really bad and boring. They could have spiced this up so much. I'll keep watching because it's musical theatre and I can't not watch but boy that was excrutiating. I didn't really like anybody. They didn't give us enough time with the contestants to form an opinion one way or another but I remember I wasn't hooked on Benji till the first performance show so I don't mind that aspect.

The pharm. gal didn't really give off any Sandy vibes to me. And I could tell from the way she was talking that she would flunk the oh so easy dance audition.

None of the guys are any good so far. And I would never in a thousand years have let Billy Bush talk me into giving that contestant another chance.

But I'm looking through this from the judge's eyes too and truly none of these people are giving out any sort of early "look at me" buzz. But New York is next week so I'm sure the talent will improve.
Arabian: Rainbow_Loganarabian on January 8th, 2007 10:56 pm (UTC)
I didn't think it was that horrible, but then maybe I had a really low barometer, because I'm one of the people who HATES the overabundance of "bad auditions" included on any type of show like this. I'm not interesting in seeing/listening to people humiliate themselves.

The pharm. gal didn't really give off any Sandy vibes to me. Really? I got a strong vibe from her on that.

And I dunno, I liked Max. He was the only one, but I liked him.

I think the talent will improve in NY too.
(Anonymous) on January 9th, 2007 12:38 pm (UTC)
I know other people liked her but honestly, I would never have cast her. Plus she had too much of a vibrato in her voice, she didn't work for me at all.

But then, I look at this from a different perspective since I've sat in casting sessions that have gone on most of the day. I know what the judges say when the doors are closed and the contestant leaves. And I know what they are looking for.

I did like the little brunnette from the LA session with the pigtail and the last guy was okay. Not dangerous enough but okay. I don't remember any of their names.
harper47harper47 on January 9th, 2007 12:39 pm (UTC)
Oops - forgot to log in before responding. Sorry about that.
Arabian: CheerLoganarabian on January 9th, 2007 12:50 pm (UTC)
I don't think she should have won (or even made it into the top 12), but I thought she was better than some people they put through. that was my thing, she wasn't great, but she was clearly better than some they put through.

I'm still hoping NY will have some REAL talent.
Stephsmiles1_9 on January 8th, 2007 02:47 pm (UTC)
It WAS kind of cheesy. I don't ever watch American Idol, and even I could see how it was a definite rip off. I'm hoping once they get to Grease Academy it will get more fun. I LOVE Broadway so I thought the show was still fun. Max was definitely my fave Danny, and I'm not sure I've found my fave Sandy yet. I HATE that guy in Chicage- the one that's like 45 or whatever he creeps me out!
Arabian: The Chemical Scenearabian on January 8th, 2007 10:57 pm (UTC)
I don't think 45-year-old-Danny-wannabe will make it to the top 12, so I'm not worried about him. I too hope that once it hits Grease Academy, things will be less AI-like and more Broadway bound.