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1/21: Idol audition city #4 Louisville

After last night’s Dullsville in San Fran, we’re here to see if Louisville can be a pick me up. (And yes, I’ll be blogging “Lost” tonight, too!)

My conclusion: Yes! Louisville! Can! The producers gave the city two days (as opposed to one for San Francisco.). In one hour, we heard 10 of 19 contestants who go to Hollywood. That’s a good ratio!

To start off, Tiffany Shedd, the blonde with too much eyeliner, corrupts Mariah Carey’s “Hero.” She leaves all bitter, like the typical deluded bad singers.

You know the next gal is going to be good because they can’t torture us twice in a row. Joanna Pacitti, a gorgeous 23 unemployed gal, came to L.A. at age 16 to get that lucky break but it’s been tough for her over the years. Kara recognizes her, knew she had been signed to a major label before. It’s nice to see “Idol” actually reference this so openly. She does Pat Benatar’s “We Belong.” She isn’t quite as desperate as Carly Smithson or as dull as Brooke White, last year’s female label rejects. Her singing? Solid, though probably not as powerful as Carly’s. And you know her tears are real.

Mark Mudd is a true Southern boy from Kentucky who’s been through two bad car wrecks and almost died five times, he says. He is a relative of Samuel Mudd, who treated John Wilkes Booth. He’s really really Southern in his singing style. He’s amusing but not good enough for this competition. “You’re not bad but this isn’t the right competition for you,” Paula said. He says, “Be careful.” Paula perceives it to be a threat but it’s clear he wasn’t being mean about it. I think, given his background, “be careful” is like “goodbye.”

Brent Keith Smith from Ohio (a traveling musican) is a Southern boy who can sing. He’s got the looks, charisma and just enough vocal skills to make it to Hollywood, for sure, for sure. Simon wanted a more emotional song than Bad Company but says yes.

After the break, a few losers. Irene Angueloba misses a few notes. Okay, maybe a lot of notes. Obianuju Omwurah sounds like a Munchkin. Wil Heuser is odd. Ryan Benningfield is odder. Patrick Warner (”Billie Jean”) is clearly a joke.

Dueling pianist Matt sounded kind of boy band-ish. I actually missed a part of it (and his last name) because the DVR went a bit nutty on me. “You remind me of Elliott from season five,” Simon said. “Your problem is you don’t believe in yourself. You could be great.” What’s his last name?

Ross Plavsic is an intellect who studied how to sing and Chinese in the most boring manner possible. Whatever he learned didn’t actually translate to singing talent. Horrific! “Air was really dry,” he said, as his excuse. He drinks Paula’s drink, whatever it is, through her straw. He’s no better. New cup for Paula! Somehow, he gets applause when he sings badly out in the hall.

Alexis Grace from Memphis, a mom who had a baby at age 19, hits Aretha hard and gets away with it. “Whoo!” Paula yelps. “Different from what I thought would come out of you,” Randy said. “Work on your stage presence but I liked you,” Paula said. “You have a good commercial face,” Simon said. She definitely is a potential sleeper if she can make it through the rigors of the Hollywood rounds. (Can’t wait!)

Aaron Williamson says he wants to be “America’s Next Top Model” as a joke. He then yelps Creedance Clearwater Revival like everyone is deaf. Judges get into it. Eardrum breakage alert! Ryan comes in, looking concerned.

Rebecca Garcia got an interview with the local Fox affiliate. “I saw you on the news this morning,” Paula said. She has no apparent rhythm and needs her arm to cheat off the lyrics. “Funny!” Kara said. But obviously, Rebecca was serious. “Hit me because I was mean,” Kara said. Simon said, “I like you as a person. I can tell you a trillion percent, don’t attempt to have a career in music. Quit the singing.” Yes, indeedy!

Good singers summary: Kris Allen or Conway Ark., Felicia Barton from my former residence of Virginia Beach, Ryan Johnson of Cincy and Shera Lawrence of Bowling Green, Ky. They all really are pretty darn good, what little we hear.

We have time for the requisite sad/inspiration back story contestant. Think Josiah Leming, a story of “struggle and determination,” Ryan promises. Her name? Laneshe Young from Cincy. “We were raised with nothing,” she said, “and homeless.” Her mom had no support from her dad and they had to grow up in shelters. Cue tears between mom and daughter, accompanied by solemn piano music. She sings an original song. She’s charming, with a great R&B voice. “Quirky fun and quite a well written song,” Simon said. “You come in current.” She is definitely a keeper. Expect lots more face time with her in Hollywood.

And good news: Four down, three to go. Next Tuesday is Jacksonville.

138 comments Add your comment

Deirdre

January 21st, 2009
5:33 pm

How’s our friend Chris doing?

Looking forward to Louisville…it HAS to be better than San Fran.

JTesla

January 21st, 2009
5:35 pm

Looking forward to reading the interview. Come on Louisville!

harriett

January 21st, 2009
7:31 pm

I won’t be here after the show either. I have been looking forward to Lost, and it requires my full attention. But, I will be here “during.” Do hope the Louisville auditions are better tonight.

Deirdre

January 21st, 2009
8:06 pm

Tiffany appears to have a melanoma on her chest….and speaking of chests, I know JT is going to enjoy Kara’s blouse tonight even more than last night.

Cadre1338

January 21st, 2009
8:09 pm

Tiffany was a hot mess and her mom is totally deaf.

Joanne is very good

Deirdre

January 21st, 2009
8:11 pm

I agree Cadre…..I liked Joanne a lot…very sweet and a good voice.

harriett

January 21st, 2009
8:12 pm

I am like Ryan–you feel sorry for whomever is Tiffany’s roommate in college.

Joanna is good, and like Carly, had a record contract. But IMO she is not as good a singer as Carly.

Deirdre

January 21st, 2009
8:15 pm

Mark is just a teensy bit scary.

Cadre1338

January 21st, 2009
8:15 pm

The inbreeding is showing in Kentucky

Cadre1338

January 21st, 2009
8:17 pm

This guy was on Nashville Star Season 2

Deirdre

January 21st, 2009
8:17 pm

Oh wow…I like Brent

Deirdre

January 21st, 2009
8:19 pm

Inbreeding? cadre…try to remember that most of us are from the south on here. :-)

War Eagle

January 21st, 2009
8:21 pm

I agree with Cadre. That dudes father is probably his uncle too.

harriett

January 21st, 2009
8:22 pm

Cadre, I don’t remember him on Nashville Star. He is a loser all the way around. D, I like Brent, too. LOL @ D on inbreeding.

Cadre1338

January 21st, 2009
8:23 pm

Deirdra, you know there have always been jokes about WV & KY hillbillies LOL

anyway, Brent Keith is listed on CMT

http://www.cmt.com/artists/az/id_2779043/artist.jhtml

Cadre1338

January 21st, 2009
8:23 pm

harriett, Brent was on Nashville Star, not Mudd

Deirdre

January 21st, 2009
8:29 pm

I like Paula’s glasses….this is my effort to ignore the current contestant.

harriett

January 21st, 2009
8:36 pm

Cadre, I still do not remember him.

Deirdre

January 21st, 2009
8:39 pm

Alexis is very good.

Cadre1338

January 21st, 2009
8:42 pm

I’m trying to find the link to the season he was on. He had longer hair on NS. He went out early.

Cadre1338

January 21st, 2009
8:49 pm

Deirdre

January 21st, 2009
8:49 pm

I’m closing down…gotta get my brain into high gear for Lost. thanks for hanging out with us Cadre. You, too, WE. ;-)

Generalz GM

January 21st, 2009
8:51 pm

Man, I wish Aaron would have made it. He would have been a bunch of fun in Hollywood.

harriett

January 21st, 2009
8:57 pm

Thanks, Cadre. You were a welcome addition to tonight’s discussion. Lots of good info. I am signing off, too, getting ready for Lost. See everyone on the blog in the morning.

Lara

January 21st, 2009
8:59 pm

Do we always have to end the show with a heartbreak story?
They have found some good singers in Louisville….
What is up with Paula’s pups?! Gee whiz!
And why does Kara always have to sing????

rho

January 21st, 2009
9:04 pm

I’m watching “Lost” now but thank goodness Louisville restored my faith after last night’s evernating episode.

Justin

January 21st, 2009
9:34 pm

Well, let me start off by saying my notes contain an entire page+ more than last night’s! It was like watching 2 different shows… OK

Joanna Paciti- aka “The Plant” that some say is being pimped a ton. I just don’t even care anymore to be honest. This show is going to bring in whoever they please to audition — totally undiscovered or not — so we might as well just accept it. Carly grew on me last year, so… Kristy Lee Cook- not so much. Anyway- I didn’t think she was amazing, but she was a hell of a lot better than most we’ve seen so far this year that got through. She’s still really good and like all the others, we’ll have to see more of her in Hollywood to really decide. Good.

Brent Keith Smith- I thought he was really good.

Matt Giraud (?- something like that)- I really liked his voice, but he seemed a bit nervous and rushed. Still good.

Blonde girl ( had kid @ 19)- She was awesome!! I don’t mean she was amazing, yet, but she was strong and powerful and it was refreshing. I completely missed her name, though.

Kris, Felicia, and Ryan were all good. Then Shera (?) was good I suppose. The small yes segments we see- I get some sort of feeling that these will be the Top 36 “extras” who they don’t care to show, but do a little thing on them for auditioning, so that we won’t complain that people in the Top whatever are “unknown” (ex: Castro, Menard & Yeager from last season).

Lanisha Young- She was really good. Pretty talented… like I thought before Simon said it– current, sounds like a pop radio voice. It will be interesting to see how she does on other songs and where her voice will carry her. (Note to all: Simon contemplated and argued throughout the night that when a contestant or other judge says I love you… they don’t love them, but then Simon told Lanisha he loves her… um… and he also said it to Lil Rounds in her audition. Awkward.)

So, each closing audition so far has been a “story”. Scott- blind, Lil- tornado, Kai- sick mom was it? and now Lanisha- grew up poor.

MUCH more exciting show than last night, that’s for sure. Maybe my favorite one so far all things considered? Now we have to wait 6 more days…:( Kara calling that one girl’s audition a joke, that was cheesy. “Most humorous?! That must mean it was a joke!” K…

Next week- we get to watch Ryan get lost. Oh great- a good wasted chunk of time out of an hour that could be filled with good surprises.

Mike S

January 21st, 2009
10:26 pm

Tonight was a ton better than last night. I think we saw 4 or 5 sure top 36 contestants and possibly a couple finalists.

HAve to correct Rodney on one thing though – we saw 9 of 19 not 10. brings the 5 show total to 38 of 84 Golden tickets.

Joanna – Plant? not a plant? whatever? They were up front about her previous record deal and that Kara knows her. I also was very impressed. She is pretty and I think she can sing awesome. I will be surprised if she does nto make top 12

Brent – I think we have this years country singer. He was great and I think he is a shoe-in top 36, and very possibly top 12 also. A great start to the night.

Matt – another very good singer, but I was not as impressed as the first two, and he has a little too much vibrato in his voice for my taste.

Alexis – I Thought she was good, but not as blown away as Justin is over her. she definately has potential, and is cute as a button.

Kris – wish we had heard more, sounds like he has a lot of potential.

Alicia – Am really excited to hear more from her Hollywood week. Was very impressed with the snippet we got to see.

Ryan – Good, but not enough to really make a decision.

Shera – Same as Ryan. good but didn’t hear enough to go wow.

Lanesha – Pencil this one in for the finals. She has the voice, a rags to possibly riches story, good looking, and has song writing talent too (which means she may be able to make songs “her own”).

I would put brent just behind Adam as best Male I have heard, and if he makes the finals he will probably vie for my fav because I am a Country fanatic.

I think Joanna and Lanesha are by far the best females so far this season.

Rodney Ho

January 21st, 2009
11:25 pm

Just realized I botched a word in my last comment. Enervating is what I meant. Not Evernating. That’s not a word!

devon

January 21st, 2009
11:25 pm

I love Mark Mudd!

flbravesgirl

January 22nd, 2009
12:01 am

OK, better crop tonight.
Joanna- Beautiful girl with a good voice but somehow I’m not that excited. Not sure why. (According to my sister, Joanna is dating Mark Ballas from DWTS. Not sure where she heard it or how reputable the source is.)
Brent- Good voice & I enjoyed the dimples.
Matt- Good but I’d like him better if his voice were steadier. Some of that appeared to be nerves. Gotta get that under control.
Alexis- I liked her, though I’m anxious to hear her sing something softer.
Kris, Felicia, Ryan, Shera- Check back when we get to hear more than 3 notes each.
Laneshe- Very good. Great voice, cute, confident, likable. The first auditioner I have heard sing an original song where the song was actually listenable.

JTesla

January 22nd, 2009
12:10 am

Deirdre, I don’t know what you are talking about in the 8:06 comment. I’m only interested in peoples personalities. With that said, I’m with Lara in her 8:59 comment, what was up with Paula’s personality during the last half of the show?

Well I’ve finally been hooked, I have someone that I will be rooting for in Hollywood, Lanesha. I was hoping to avoid the possible let down, but I failed. I don’t care about the story, I was impressed by the song and the singing.

JTesla

January 22nd, 2009
12:12 am

Oh, and be careful.

GAgirl

January 22nd, 2009
12:12 am

Brent..double WOW..good looking (made my heart flutter) and he can sing…think I’m in love.
Lenesha – cute as a button, very good. Also liked Alexis.

everett

January 22nd, 2009
1:23 am

Thank you for welcoming me to this forum. I am so impressed with y’all because you stick to the SUBJECT rather than attacking each other’s opinion.

Tonight’s show was a vast improvement over last night’s. I truly liked a couple of auditioners – Alexis, Joanna,and even Aaron (who didn’t win a golden ticket). Thought Laneshe (sp?) was the stand-out.

Since I live in the upper left hand corner of the USA I see the show three hours after you folks in Georgia. Love all your comments because it helps me anticipate what I’m going to see!

Ross Plavsic

January 22nd, 2009
3:48 am

I was the one (Ross Bradley Plavsic) on the show.

I had a lot of misapplied techniques in my performance, one of which caused voice fatigue which caused my “scratchy throat” feeling.

However, I’m a better singer now, and I’m working on spoken word pieces as well. For more info, see my youtube page.

youtube.com/rushandruleit

JJ

January 22nd, 2009
6:45 am

Good morning.

I thought that this show was definitely better than San Fran, thank goodness. Which proves my theory…..there is a lot of talent in the south. Ok, Kentucky isn’t that south, but its south enough.

I truly enjoyed Alexis’ performance. I think that she has some chops and I expect that we are going to see more of her.

I thought that Kara was being harsh when she thought that one girl’s audition was actually a joke. I am glad that she recognized it though.
I loved Lanesha’s song, I think that she is spunky and fun and I imagine becuase she knows how to write stuff that is current we are definitely going to see more of her.

Have a great day all!

Nana

January 22nd, 2009
6:48 am

Good Morning Blogesters…

Today’s Quote: “A fear of the unknown keeps a lot of people from leaving bad situations.”

I missed the 1st 30 minutes of Idol last night and accoeding to the posts, I missed some good ones, darn it! :(

I was really taken by Lanisha. Her song writing along with her voice will put her in the top. I do believe the judges were taken by her as well. She will go far in this season’s competition. :) :)

Nana

January 22nd, 2009
6:49 am

Meant to welcome Cadre and everett, so welcome and hope you both stay with us. We do have fun on here.

Mike S

January 22nd, 2009
7:43 am

I would like to also extend my welcome to the newest blog posters. Don’t be shy, and jump in with both feet!!!!

We have a lot of fun on here, all love the show, and even have the occassional “heated” discussion. *adjusts halo and practices innocent look*

Deirdre

January 22nd, 2009
7:48 am

Morning!

19 degrees here this morning. Is that a warming trend???????

I enjoyed Idol last night. Some really good singers. They give me hope for an excellent season.

OMG….. LOST!!!! But I don’t think we can talk about it yet…I think linny has to catch up first.

Deirdre

January 22nd, 2009
8:10 am

And a BIG blog welcome to our new contributers: JJ, Cadre, flbravesgirl, GM, everett and Devon! If I missed anybody..sorry, I’ll catch you next time!

KPH

January 22nd, 2009
8:50 am

Good Morning Good People. Welcome newbies! Last night was much better than Frisco. My faves Joanna Pacitti who did a passable version of a Pat Benatar tune, Brent Keith Smith who did Bad Company, Alexis Grace who really belted out some Aretha! Didnt expect that out of her. Still havent been blown away by anyone but I have been only one time during auditions and that was Carrie. I told my son while we were watching her back story before her audition that she was going to win and he said how could you know that to which I said LOOK AT HER if she can sing at all she will win. Well we all know the story from there. She really knocked my socks off during her audition and is still doing so now. Can you folks tell that Carrie is my favorite Idol so far? LOL!

Deirdre

January 22nd, 2009
9:04 am

Word is out that the results shows will be an hour long starting a 9pm on Wed. They just lost a few customers! Including me. I can always DVR it and watch after Lost.

Woodpappy

January 22nd, 2009
9:04 am

Hey I enjoyed last nights show as well. At least 4 of the folks we saw will probably be in the top 36 I believe. Brent will make the girls hearts flutter (Right GAgirl?) and the Mom at age 19 seems to be a diamond in the rough IMO…We’ll see.

Deirdre

January 22nd, 2009
9:05 am

This blog is acting like it’s time-traveling! Sometimes I see a post and next time it’s gone. Are the tech people trying to make us feel like we’re characters in Lost?

JTesla

January 22nd, 2009
9:08 am

Deirdre, I had hoped that the hour long results show would be the one thing that they would change. I’ll be using the DVR like you: group sing, commercial, swan song… I’m out.

linny ,,,=^..^=,,,

January 22nd, 2009
9:16 am

morning blogsters one and all! everett — thank you for that comment earlier (last night) … we’ve worked hard to make sure that we all get to express our opinions — as the season goes on, there will be people “flying by” (revolving door?) who come JUST to attack — so be warned and prepared to just ignore them, if at all possible. There are many, we’ve found, who lurk but don’t post much, and we encourage all of you (you know who you are!) to jump on in… Mike said it well :-) we love to “argue” and hopefully manage to avoid personal attacks just because we disagree.

once again, my belated posting means most all i would have said is said — i’m with brent and joanne as the best of the night, but “that blonde girl” as Justin put it has a LOT of potential in my opinion, too. And as to Lanisha, good voice, cute song — hope they let her get some use of that talent (songwriting) instead of just copying others — i always enjoy original song night on Nashville Star — to see what someone CAN do.

anywho, back to the ol’ salt mines — catch you guys later!

linny ,,,=^..^=,,,

January 22nd, 2009
9:17 am

oh and … i won’t get to see Lost till saturday :( so warn me if you’re gonna talk about it, ok????? i’ll try to avoid those posts (yeah, right, as IF, LOL!!)

Lara

January 22nd, 2009
9:25 am

Hello peeps! I am blogging from home this morning due to the lack of voice and the over abundance of coughing! I am glad the audition shows are just an hour now – but really – 3 extra minutes? Totally screwed up my taping of shows for the night (I think that was on purpose). So, I will be watching LOST on Saturday…..maybe Linny will be caught up by then?

JTesla

January 22nd, 2009
9:32 am

D: I’ve saw the “time travelling” last night. Very odd, hit refresh and a post is there, hit it again and it is gone.

Morning all, and welcome to the blog for those joining us.

Mike S

January 22nd, 2009
9:34 am

Which is exactly why the nets have started running shows 1-4 minutes long or short — they are doing it solely to prevent the “watch this show, tape this show” crowd.

I am one of the lucky ones, my DVR will tape the odd timed shows, and I can watch one channel and tape TWO others at the same time.

JTesla

January 22nd, 2009
9:34 am

“I’ve saw” LOL

Sarah B

January 22nd, 2009
10:09 am

Last night much better – But I’m with Linny please drop the LOST talk – still on the old DVR. Hi Nana! And all others. Oh and I agree I was hoping they would drop the hour long results show too. It’s boring, overdone and no one watches until the last 5 minutes anyway. A waste of airtime.

Cadre1338

January 22nd, 2009
10:11 am

Good Morning. I have 2 dvr’s. I was getting tired of trying to decide from which shows I wanted to watch and which ones I didn’t so I dropped Showtime (sorry CBS) and added the second one. Now if I can find a way to transfer what I record on the one downstairs to the one upstairs, I will be OK.

How many more audition shows before we get to Hollywood?

KPH

January 22nd, 2009
10:20 am

What kind of DVR do you have Mike S?

harriett

January 22nd, 2009
10:27 am

Morning, all. I enjoyed the show last night, but the long run almost screwed me up. If it wasn’t for you, D, I might have missed the opening of Lost. You signed off just in time.

Laneshe was by far my favorite last night. I liked Brent a lot, but something about him puts me off a little. Can’t put my finger on it. Matt was good, too, but like others here, his out of control vibrato bothered me a lot. There have been a couple of contestants who had that problem, however, and the judges haven’t made that much of it. Christina Christian in Season One comes to mind. People said she sounded like a sheep. LOL.

JJ

January 22nd, 2009
10:34 am

Thanks for the welcome! Good to be here.

I agree with Sarah B that the hour long results show is just too long and overly dramatic. Just let us know who is out, etc….and let us be on our way.

It’s going to be an interesting season. There really hasn’t been one person that I have completely fallen in love with and have become an instant fan of, but I do think that there are some really talented individuals, that as long as their nerves hold up and they listen to some of the constructive criticism and really try to improve, we are going to be in for a good season. Can’t wait until next week.

linny ,,,=^..^=,,,

January 22nd, 2009
10:36 am

my problem also, the 2-3-4-5-SIX minutes “over” for one show… my dvr will allow me to tape 2 at a time, but if i’m taping 2, i can’t watch a 3rd “live” — i can watch something already recorded or what IS recording…. frustrating!!! i’m about ready to get a second dvr myself! wish i could afford something fancy which would let me do what Mike does — but i’ll survive!!! Lara, that’s why i have to watch lost on saturday, couldn’t record it last night. Once we settle down to 1-hour shows, maybe it will be better. so…. can’t talk about Lost till Sunday, right? ;)

harriett

January 22nd, 2009
10:37 am

Sarah B, don’t worry. We are talking “Lost” only in a peripheral way, since many of our good friends here have not seen last night’s episode yet. “Lost” is a legitimate subject, although we are mostly here about Idol. Even the blog host is a fan of “Lost.”

KPH

January 22nd, 2009
11:00 am

I have never really gotten into Lost. I am old and normally fall asleep before it is over. My wife however is a big fan. I do like Gilligans Island though. :-)

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kelly&carriefan

January 22nd, 2009
11:17 am

Well, “Lull-vull” was definitely an improvement! My faves had to be Joanna, Alexis and Brent. I can definitely see Joanna in the Top 12. She seemed pretty likeable. I think Alexis could be the female Clay. Greanted, she’s way better looking… ;) I think it was Randy’s comment about the voice coming out of her not matching what he thought that made me think of that.

Oy, the bad auditions! Seriously, for the upteenth time, kids, do not attempt to sing a former Idol’s song (especially Kelly and Carrie!) even if you can sing. It’s the kiss of death. In all these seasons, the only one who was able to do it and I actually thought was decent was Kellie Pickler’s take on Since U Been Gone. Even then, she did another song. Ok, so

Also, did they change whoever’s in charge of the background music? They were pimping both Carrie (”So Small”) and Kelly (”Breakaway”) last night. Not to mention Graham Colton (”Best Days”). Whoever’s doing it, I’m liking. (Especially after the Ryan/I Kissed A Girl moment. HA!);)

BTW, Kara is really growing on me and quickly becoming my fave judge. She’s like a sassy, bitchy, less mean, prettier Simon.

LOST: I DVR’d it, knowing it was two hours. I’m getting older, y’all. I can’t stay up to watch a show that ends that late. Well, actually, I’ve made sleeping a priority as a New Year’s resolution. I’ve gotta say, I feel great. So, I’m in for Lost talk, but probably afte Saturday. :)

Sarah B

January 22nd, 2009
11:40 am

Harriet, I didn’t mean it wasn’t a legitimate subject only that I haven’t seen it yet. I mean I knew about the time travel part but just don’t anyone blurt out if like say someone died or something…. THX

Mike S

January 22nd, 2009
11:51 am

KPH – my DVR is a Scientific Atlanta one. Not sure of the model. It came from my Cable company. It is whatever HDBox/DVR they use.

harriett

January 22nd, 2009
11:58 am

Sarah, I just meant to reassure you that we are sensitive to the problem. Welcome, btw.

linny ,,,=^..^=,,,

January 22nd, 2009
12:07 pm

yeah, Sarah, we’re a diverse group here, LOL!!! singing, dancing, modeling, Lost, 24, ER, Grey’s, DH, Heroes … you’re likely to find comments about so much stuff… and Heroes starts in what, 2 weeks, too? ARGH not enough room in my brain!!! I should get some kind of job where it’s required to watch allllll those tv shows i like for a living… of course i’d turn into a lump, but…

kidding! i love the challenge of trying to fit it all in!!!

yeah.

later, LOL!!!

KPH

January 22nd, 2009
12:13 pm

Mike I have Directv and I dont think they have a DVR that will record two shows while you watch one or keep up with the odd timed programs. The shows that we have a season packge on such as AI we have set the DVR to run over a few minutes but that sux when you want to watch the next show. We do however have another DVR in the bed room and a DVD recorder in the living room so I pretty much have it all covered but it it is a little more trouble than I care for.

Sarah B

January 22nd, 2009
12:16 pm

I also do DH, 24, CSI and always my favorite guilty pleasure Survivor starts 2/12. Can’t wait

Sarah B

January 22nd, 2009
12:21 pm

If you have a Comcast DVR you can modify your recordings to extend the time from 1 minute to an hour. I had to learn this a couple of years ago during football season as a lot of stuff starts late.

Deirdre

January 22nd, 2009
12:26 pm

Hey gang!! I’m back from doing my part to stimulate the economy!

No Lost talk until Monday…it’s a promise…I stayed up for the whole thing last night and…wow!!!

Speaking of Grey’s Anatomy…I really liked last week’s episode and I think I’m starting to understand the purpose of Dead Denny.

And I always enjoy the Desperate Housewives when they talk about how they got to know each other.

KPH…I guess Gilligan’s is about an island, too so, that’s ok!

Sarah B, and JJ…good to see you around during the day-talk!

My cable dvr will tape 2 shows at once but, if I’m watching TV, I have to watch one of them.

Whew!!! did I cover everything? Oh yeah…I like Brent, Joanne, Alexis and Leneshea last night!

rho

January 22nd, 2009
12:48 pm

My friend Rich Copley with Copious Notes is a legit link, not spam. Good guy, great writer. He’s at the Lexington Herald as a features writer. He knows a lot about theater and Christian music. I think because the auditions were in Louisville, he had to blog about “Idol,” which he normally doesn’t do. We worked together at the Virginian Pilot in the early 1990s.

Deirdre

January 22nd, 2009
12:49 pm

Well…that’s just dandy!!! I finally get home and everybody else leaves! I showered this morning…honest!

Deirdre

January 22nd, 2009
1:14 pm

SPOILER ALERT

Deirdre

January 22nd, 2009
1:15 pm

Danny Gokey…the Kansas City auditioner whose wife died and who reminds me of Robert Downey Jr is rumored to be on the infamous top 50 list.

Loulie

January 22nd, 2009
1:19 pm

Long time lurker first time poster. It seems we lurkers get a bad rap, so just want to want to let you know how much I enjoy the blog. I’m not nearly as up to date on the music as most of you but know what I like and dislike. BTW I don’t know what all those abbreviations you all use mean either…can you tell I’m old? One comment on the show. I like Kara but feel like there’s too much confusion with four judges. Things just aren’t clear cut anymore and there’s too much needless yapping for the camera.

Harm

January 22nd, 2009
1:21 pm

I’m here Deirdre. I promise not to spoil LOST for any of you, I couldn’t if I wanted to because quite frankly I’m still just as lost and confused about the show as ever.

I’m glad I missed part of Tuesday’s show instead of last night’s! The last girl who sang last night physically reminded me of Brandy.

Harm

January 22nd, 2009
1:26 pm

Loulie. You are very welcome here! I’m a former long time lurker myself. Most of us are friendly and respect the opinions of others. We occasionally have a few obnoxious trouble makers. :-)

JTesla

January 22nd, 2009
1:30 pm

Nice to have you posting Loulie. I agree with the judges, maybe when they get to the regular shows they will go in order, and it will be less confusing. There is too much jumping around in the auditions.

Deirdre

January 22nd, 2009
1:34 pm

Loulie…we don’t mean to make you think we don’t appreciate the lurkers…we know y’all are out there…we would just like it if you said hello every now and then. Thanks for letting us know you’re around.

And I’m starting to agree with you about the 4th judge.

War Eagle

January 22nd, 2009
1:44 pm

lurker:

n. One of the `silent majority’ in a electronic forum; one who posts occasionally or not at all but is known to read the group’s postings regularly. This term is not pejorative and indeed is casually used reflexively: “Oh, I’m just lurking.” Often used in `the lurkers’, the hypothetical audience for the group’s flamage-emitting regulars. When a lurker speaks up for the first time, this is called `delurking’.

JTesla

January 22nd, 2009
1:46 pm

Deirdre, the blog isn’t so much time traveling as it is visiting the Twilight Zone.

Harm

January 22nd, 2009
1:46 pm

Deirdre, I’m going to uninvite myself to Hollywood since it’s finally warming up here. I also will forgive GAgirl for bragging on her great weather. JTesla, looks like I won’t be visiting this weekend.

JTesla

January 22nd, 2009
1:51 pm

I’ll offer my solution for the judging dilemma: Eliminate Randy, and do not allow Paula to speak. We would hear from Kara and Simon and the only reason Paula would be there is so that, on bad nights, we can chat about clothing style.

Deirdre

January 22nd, 2009
1:54 pm

Harm…I just talked to my kid and I could hear the rain hitting his car…..GAgirl’s weather has definitely gone downhill.

JT…the blog is really weird…no matter what I post, it doesn’t show up for…hmmm,…let’s see…about as long as it took the old format to post…OOOOH NOOOOOOO.

Actually it seems to be working ok now.

Deirdre

January 22nd, 2009
1:56 pm

WE…you have defined “lurker” excellently!

We like lurkers…we just don’t KNOW you!

Deirdre

January 22nd, 2009
1:58 pm

I also like the phrase “flamage-emitting regulars” LOL!!!

JTesla

January 22nd, 2009
2:04 pm

I want to be the lead flamage-emitter ;)

Harm

January 22nd, 2009
2:06 pm

I’m leaving the blog for now, reality beckons!!! BE CAREFUL!!! :-)

linny ,,,=^..^=,,,

January 22nd, 2009
2:08 pm

amen, thanks WE great definition!
talk to you guys later, i’m swamped today :P

Nana

January 22nd, 2009
2:26 pm

I’m here, just haven’t had the time to post. To all you newbies I extend a great big “Welcome” and please don’t stay away. :) :) :)

Loulie – Some of the initials that you will see referenced are:

DWTS – Dancing with the Stars; SYTYCD – So you think you can dance; DW -Desperate Housewives; AGT – America’s got Talent; B&S – Brothers & Sisters. So when you see the initials, you won’t be so lost. We do tend to talk about programs on here.

Got a few more things to do before I head home so I better get them done. If I don’t get time to post before I leave, as always, be safe, be happy, take care and love the ones you’re with. And always, drive careful.

Later gang…. :) :) :( :(

harriett

January 22nd, 2009
2:30 pm

Back from a long lunch. I was at the mercy of the driver, who evidently does not understand that some folks have only an hour. Thank goodness my boss was in a meeting!

I endorse the welcomes made by my fellow bloggers here to the newbies and former lurkers. I was one, too. D, thanks for the info on Danny Gokey. I liked him.

Mike S

January 22nd, 2009
2:45 pm

Sorry JT – I am and will always be the lead Flammege emitter. But I dub thee Emitter Emeritus with all the rights and privileges of the office when I am not around. ;)

Deirdre

January 22nd, 2009
2:54 pm

I’m just glad I’m not the lead flamage emitter!!!! first one to say Queen Flamage gets a pop in the nose. :-)

JTesla

January 22nd, 2009
3:35 pm

I acknowledge Mike S as the lead flamage-emitter. Deirdre, how about Duchess? ;)

Loulie

January 22nd, 2009
3:53 pm

Thanks to all of you. WE, your definition is so articulate. I didn’t know Wargles were so cerebral but it really cleared everything up from my standpoint.
Nana, thanks for the abbr. list; as you can tell, I don’t watch a lot of shows.
Last night I thought Linesha had the most talent and the song was not bad at all. However, I always wonder what the reality is behind all those sob stories.
Harriett, why did you drop the h?

KPH

January 22nd, 2009
4:06 pm

D. I think Danny Gokey is the young man that sang Marvin Gayes Heard It Through The Grapevine on the first show if so I really liked him and he deserves top 50.

KPH

January 22nd, 2009
4:09 pm

LOL@ War Eagle RE:1:44pm :-)

KPH

January 22nd, 2009
4:16 pm

Harm I hear ya RE: 1:21 posts first paragraph. That show is hard as heck to follow. If you miss 10 minutes you are LOST for 2 or 3 episodes. Maybe thats why they call it Lost? I guess thats why I like Gilligans Island better. LOL!

Deirdre

January 22nd, 2009
4:23 pm

I like Duchess!

Yes, KPH…Danny Gokey sang I Heard it Through the Grapevine. I liked him a lot, too!