AMERICAN IDOL Season 8 — Final Audition Day

I’ll try to keep this short since the top 36 still hasn’t been revealed, though a bunch of people got cut tonight. We did get more singing and less drama so that was good.

Some Safe Ones: Danny “I Have Most Air Time” Gokey, Jamar “DG’s Best Friend” Rogers, Matt “JT Lite” Giraud, Anoop “Dawg” Desai, Adam “I Sound Like a Woman” Lambert, Jorge “Secada” Nunez, Jackie “Tortured Faces” Tohn, Joanna “Do-Over” Pacitti, Scott “Legally Blind” MacIntyre, Kendall “Bouncy Blonde” Beard, Lil “Loud” Rounds, Kristin “Anna Faris” McNamara, Mishavonna “Season 7 Reject” Henson, Alexis “Pink Streaks” Grace (I’m glad she’s still safe ’cause it looked like she had been cut last week due to confusing editing), Jasmine “Sweet-Voiced” Murray, Nate “I Can’t Stop Crying” Marshall, Casey “I Forgot the Lyrics” Carlson, Stephen “Walked Off Stage” Fowler, Matt “Welder” Breitzke, Nick “Norman Gentle” Mitchell, Anne-Marie “Makeover” Boskovich, Ju’Not “Never Seen Him Before” Joyner, T. K. “I Love My Runs” Hash, Kai “Rough Voice” Kalama, Michael “Roughneck” Sarver (who dropped the Jeremy from previous weeks) and Tatiana Del Toro. I’m afraid that calling her crazy would be insulting to people who are truly suffering from mental illness.

M.I.A.: Where were Megan Corkrey and last week’s discovery, Jesse Langseth? They haven’t shown Corkrey singing at all since her original audition and, after showing us how awesome Langseth was, the producers benched her this week without a glimpse or mention.

Some Who Were Cut: Michael Castro (we hardly knew ye!), India Morrison, Kaylan Loyd (never seen her before) and Leneshe Young. Man, I hurt for Leneshe. I didn’t love her funky version of “Love Song” but she deserved a spot more than some people who made it. Nick Mitchell pulled out his tired, cheesy Norman act with the shiny shirt again and they kept him. Joanna Pacitti completely blanked on several whole lines in her song and made it. Stephen Fowler tried singing his song twice, screwed up both times, gave up and they still let him in. Why they gotta hate on Leneshe and then show her crying? That was just rude.

But I have hope. More cuts will be made Wednesday so Nick/Norman, Tatiana, Nick Marshall, Joanna Pacitti and others can still be sent home. And then there are wild card spots, so maybe we haven’t seen the last of Leneshe, Emily Wynne-Hughes, Rosa Flack, and Deanna Brown.

Come back tomorrow to discuss the top 36!



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    February 11, 2009 at 10:43 am

    What is up with AI becoming such a predictable reality show? The only reason Tatiana is still on the show is because of the need for drama. To be fair, it could be that she is just being editted that way……nope, SHE CRAZY!!! And that dress she had on last night looked like a muumuu!

    I….I don’t know what happened to me there…I apologize for the fashion outburst.

    I look forward to tonight.

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    February 11, 2009 at 10:59 am

    I really wish FOX would move past the insanity this year and just make it a real KICKASS competition. They have the singers this year, so cut the dead weight already.

    Will someone please tell Nate Marshall that Taylor Swift will bring the headband back into fashion so he doesn’t have to?

    Thanks for not picking on Tatiana so much….but, wait, are you blind?! She is a textbook of crazy! She’s a complete blog on her own. Whitney Houston on the Grammys the other night made more sense!

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      February 11, 2009 at 11:21 am

      Haha! Funny comment about Nate Marshall and Taylor Swift with the headband! I also noticed Nate wearing the same kind of skinny headband Taylor has been wearing in her videos and at the Grammys. It does look much more fetching on Taylor.

      You’re right that Tatiana could be her own blog, but I’m not writing it. I’d be exhausted!

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    February 11, 2009 at 11:05 am

    Joanna Pacitti is pretty, damn it! That is why she’s still in. Stephen “Walked Off Stage” Fowler is good, he just Fu**ed up that night. He’s still a better talent than most of them.

    I am really excited about the show this year, but I wish they would hurry up and get to the final 36.

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