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26 January 2010 @ 09:43 pm
American Idol, Auditions 5 (LA)  
Oh, please to being done soon. I'd LOVE to believe that tomorrow is the last audition, but I'm sure, we'll get another two days of it next week before even heading to Hollywood. GROAN!

Avril Lavigne is not doing herself any favors, in my book. She's coming across mostly as a bratty spoiled princess.

Mary Powers - Maybe, just maybe we'll finally get a rocker-sounding chick who can sell it. She was a bit more vibrato-y than I like, but I'm hoping that's just nerves.

Back to Avril, whatever complaint I may have about her, I'd gladly keep her all episode if it meant I didn't have to deal with Katy Perry. UGH! Gonna do my best to ff through every moment of her so that I don't have to even hear her speak.

Andrew Garcia - Very good, slightly John Legend-ish (which is a VERY good thing, in my opinion), he may have to work on his appearance a bit, but good voice, and good story. If he makes it through to top 24, I could actually see him making it into the top 12.

Chris Golightly - I think he has a shot, but I don't particularly like him. I feel for him, but his singing feels fake to me, but I think he could win over others.
Diana: Kris Allen -- humblebutterfly on January 27th, 2010 05:31 am (UTC)
Aw, if you ff'd through Katy Perry, you missed the part where she told Kara that they were there to listen to people's voices and not give them passes because the judges 'felt bad for them' or because they 'had good stories'. I really appreciated her saying that, even if it totally isn't true.

There are things about Katy Perry that annoy me, but I do think she made a good judge.
Arabian: Kris Allen_01arabian on January 27th, 2010 05:52 am (UTC)
She's on my OMYGODKILLMEDEADWITHHOWYOUIRKMESCALE. Can't help it; everything about Katy Perry annoys me. And frankly, I don't think that's a fair thing to say to Kara, because in the last two years, I haven't seen Kara do that. Paula did, but not Kara. But if she got a warm niggle from you, that's good. I'm just glad I don't have to deal with her again, until she likely returns to "mentor" the singers sometime during the top twelve.

Based on this, though, she may have wound up being better than Avril -- of course that's not saying much since Avril was terrible, but yeah, I'll give her that.
Diana: Kris Allen -- humblebutterfly on January 27th, 2010 05:57 am (UTC)
Kara had just told someone that she was going to let them through because of exactly that (IIRC, though I don't have it recorded, so I can't double-check). Katy was responding directly to something that Kara was doing at that moment.

But, again, I don't have any personal affection for Katy Perry. I'm annoyed at the song IKAG because it's faux-lesbianism for the sake of male attention, but that's about as far as my feelings toward her go one way or the other.

Avril was definitely not good as a judge and I don't like her music, so she was a complete fail from my perspective.
Arabian: Kelly_Stararabian on January 27th, 2010 06:05 am (UTC)
I'm really, really surprised Kara did that, it's so unlike her that I'm pretty positive it was producer-induced and KP didn't know that.

Agree about IKAG, the difference between her and AL for me is that, sadly (I can't help it), I do like her songs. I'm so non-discriminating when it comes to some music, but then again, her voice doesn't make me want to stick a plastic fork in my eardrum and twist as KP's does.
sourisvho: kelleeesourisvho on January 27th, 2010 04:56 pm (UTC)
Is it just me or are we getting to see a LOT fewer singers during the auditions this year? It's annoying me. They said that 20-some got golden tickets, but we saw only THREE who made it. I think they've gone too far the other way with showing too much backstory. Or they're wasting time somewhere else, because I feel like we see hardly anyone. Or maybe they only care about showing us the ones who make past Hollywood.
eolivet on January 27th, 2010 08:04 pm (UTC)
It's not just you. :/ We saw three last night and...five in Chicago? And yet, 30-ish people get Golden Tickets? Fail, Fox...fail. :x
Arabian: Penny02 - Face Palmarabian on January 27th, 2010 10:52 pm (UTC)
Actually, can't blame Fox for this one. This is totally the AI producers way of doing things. UGH!
Arabian: Kelly_Stararabian on January 27th, 2010 10:51 pm (UTC)
No, there was definitely less good ones, but in no way do I believe that ...

they only care about showing us the ones who make past Hollywood

Because my continued number one complaint with this show is that they do NOT feature all of the top 24 heavily in the auditions round, in fact, they barely even show some of them. Such as no Kelly singing in s1 to Kris as part of the Matt Giraud highlighted group number in Hwood. I doubt highly they'd wise up and change that direction now.
Cynical Bitch: brooke white: loveunicorn23 on January 28th, 2010 12:20 am (UTC)
Nothing else to add here but this: Brooke and Cook!! I miss S7. :(
Arabian: BrookeWhitearabian on January 28th, 2010 01:33 am (UTC)
I had my Kris last season, but I also had to deal with three other performers I was not terribly fond of them, two who outright made me cringe, so yeah, I miss s7 too. :(