American Idol is either, holding out and not showing the talent or the show has jumped the shark. The fifth episode had only a couple of people who could actually carry a tune. And actually none of them were in the Carrie Underwood or Kelly Clarkson stratosphere. At this point, Idol has lost its luster. Maybe they are saving the goods for Ellen DeGeneres.
One positive of the bad auditions the blog is easier to write:
AUDITION LOCATION:Los Angeles
■ Avril Lavigne: She was the first negative attitude on the panel and it was refreshing to see. But she did say no to Jim Ranger (see below) who sounded better than most. As Simon said though “it is nice to see we finally have a devil on the panel,” referring to her hoodie sweatshirt that had two pointed peaks on it. /p>
■ Katy Perry: She got sassy with Kara DioGuardia and and you had to appreciate the fact she wasn’t a yes girl. The two quarreled often, which is surprising considering they penned a song together (I Do Not Hook Up).
■ Andrew Garcia, 23, Moreno Valley, Ca.: The father of one had a pure and heartfelt performance that easily overshadowed everyone else on the program. “The only person who has walked through today that I genuinely believe is a good singer,” Simon Cowell said.
■ Chris Golightly, 25, Los Angeles, Ca. He grew up in the foster-care program and lived with over 25 families by the time he was 18. He said music is where he felt most secure. With a tender voice, he secured a spot in Hollywood.
■ “This is not a Lifetime movie,” Katy Perry told Kara after she gushed over Golightly’s backstory.
OTHERS GOING TO HOLLYWOOD:
■ Jim Ranger, 27, Bakersfield, Ca.: The pastor, who sang an original song (which is like audition suicide) and still made it through, has a Bob Seger-like voice.
■ Mary Power, 28, Burbank: She sang and even looked like a young Pat Benatar.
■ Tasha Layton 26. Granada Hills, Ca. The personal assistant by day and pastor at night has the charm to stay in the competition for awhile.
TRAIN WRECKS AND FREAK SHOWS:
■ A.J. Mendoza 20, Upland. Ca. The Adam Lambert wanna-be sang Cult of Personality and truly appeared as if he was in some sort of one.
■ Jason Green, 21, Los Angeles, Ca. The student sang creepier than he acted.
■ Austin Fullmer, 19, Glendale, Ca
■ Neil Goldsten, 19, Redlands, Ca. (Data Entry Tech)
■ Jason Wilson, 19, Seattle, Wa.
■ Jesse Chang, 23, unemployed
■ Martin Perez, 18, Northridge, Ca.
■ Damien Lefavor, 26, Seattle Wa.