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30 January 2007 @ 08:14 pm
American Idol, Night 5  
Let's see who comes of Birmingham, although, I have to admit I'm getting tired of auditions. This is the sixth hour of auditions, sigh. Really? This many hours of auditions, mostly bad? Anyhoo, behind the cut, are the ones I like.

* Katie Bernard - Yes, very annoying talking voice, but I liked her singing voice. And I think she is definitely someone who will sound better with the music to guide her.

* Tatiana McConnico - I was quite pleased that she pointed out that she's only lived 17 years, right after the comment about how it's the biggest thing she's done in her whole life. That shows a good sensibility. Youngins will make that statement not realizing the absurdity inherent in it often; she did. So kudos. And she can sing too!! Her lower tones remind me a bit of Ella Fitzgerald (and I LOVE Ella.)

* Bernard Williams II - He's good. He gets a go from me. Still, a little Broadway sounding to my tone, so I'm surprised Simon didn't call him on it. He clearly rubs Paula the wrong way though.

* Jamie Lynn Ward - Can I say I'm so glad that she can sing (she was a bit pitchy, but she might get better with music), because her story (daddy shot himself, cheatin' wife, paralyzed, etc.). I like her. I agreed completely with Paula -- lovely when just singing, but nasally, off when powering through. I do like her. Clearly, I was on crack. A re-listen proved this.

* Chris Sligh - I loved his speech to the camera. Seriously I thought he was going to say he saw himself, or make some sad sack comment about a loser he sees when he looks in the mirror, but when he said so straight-faced "Christina Aguilera," I literally laughed out loud. In a GOOD way. The whole 'crap' discussion had me LOLing too. LOVE his personality. (Justin mention and not negative, but I think Justin has nicer hair, more sculpted.) "Touched me right here," LOL again. Good, good voice. I like. My favorite guy. Period. I LOVE HIM! I was with Paula in freaking in joy. He's awesome! It's a girl thing. And he's the first person I clapped for when announcing he made it through.

And the auditions are STILL. NOT. OVER!
live through this and you won't look backbuffyx on January 31st, 2007 02:10 am (UTC)
I agree with most of your comments-- especially Tatian and Chris Sligh (SO HILARIOUS/kind of adorable!). But I REALLY did not like Katie Bernard (the baby voice thing grates for me like none other, no matter how good her singing voice might be), and I am not feeling Jamie Lynn Ward, who seems like Kelly Pickler version 49024.0, with the dad sob story (that is actually kind of creepy?) and not even as good of a voice (and I did not like the Pickler at all).
Arabian: Kelly_Stararabian on January 31st, 2007 03:23 am (UTC)
I love Chris, you love Chris ... the others don't matter, LOL!

I see what you mean re Jaime Lynn Ward, but I liked Pickler, so that could be it. The power singing wasn't good, but the softer stuff, I really liked with Ward.

As for Katie Bernard, the baby voice DOES grate, but maybe she WILL work on it.
boundaid on January 31st, 2007 02:22 am (UTC)
Jamie Lynn Ward --- Kellie Pickler? Anyone? Ditzy but powerhouse vocals. And the Southern accent.

I loved Katie Bernard. A lot.
Arabian: PC_Totally My Heroarabian on January 31st, 2007 03:24 am (UTC)
I feel kinda doofus head for not realizing the connection because it seems like everyone else is.

Aww, some more Katie love!