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1/28: American Idol audition recap #6 Salt Lake City

We get to visit Salt Lake City, home to David Archuleta. And the talent is there! At least we saw three or four potential top 12ers. There were 13 people who made it through overall. We saw seven of them (I amended this because I heard Jarrett Burns actually made it). That’s not a lot at all, only one more than San Francisco. That places us at 51 out of 113 after six cities. San Juan and New York tomorrow! Yes, a Thursday episode…

But I’m counting the hours to Tuesday and Hollywood! Woohoo!

David Osmond, the son of one of the famous Osmond brothers, clearly has it going on with his take on “Something Within Me” by Take 6. He also has MS and was recently in a wheelchair, a great back story. “You are so used to singing songs with harmonies,” Paula said. “You need to think of yourself as a solo artist.” Simon noted: “If you think you can be contemporary, that would be a massive mistake.” They were kind of tough on the Osmond. Of course, he goes through.

The next gal, Tara Mathews, is goth like and has ESP, supposedly. That ESP line probably got her to the judges, not her singing. Make her fly away pronto! Then another bad one: Aleesha Turner. Gah… And Katie Sullivan (”Look at me! I am gorgeous!” she sings, inexplicably) Rich Kagel is simply cross eyed.

Chris Kirkham has a prop: a guy in a bunny suit. “I’m his good luck rabbit,” the bearded dude in the rabbit said. Maybe not so much. His Del Amitri’s “Roll to Me” is mediocre (as is his caricature of Simon). This is all gimmick, no talent.

The SLC crowd is awfully polite. They show a sequence of very very happy thankful rejects. Awww…

Frankie Jordan from Hollywood is a pro. The producers compare her to Amy Winehouse. She’s a bit like Winehouse minus the drugs and the messed up persona. “I quite like you,” Simon said. “You’ve got a cute little face.” “Very definable,” Paula said. She’s a definite in.

My guess is this is her in this YouTube video.

Megan Corkrey, a single mom, gets a long back story. She looks like a winner. And she can sing, too. She’s pretty and her voice is quite dextrous. “One of my favorite auditions because you’re different,” Simon said. “You’re one of the few I’ll remember.” I agree. She’s a winner! And she’s truly an unknown. Just googled her name and got really nothing.

Andrew Gibson has a serious bass vibe but I’m not sure he is remotely star quality for the show. Austin Sisneros, a high school student (and class prez), works a Train song. He’s not bad, though he really feels young and not quite defined. I’m not thrilled. “It was okay. Very weird strange song choice,” Randy said. “There’s something genuine about you,” Kara said. So he goes through.

Jarrett Burns (his MySpace page is still up, which probably means he didn’t make the top 36) and then a parade of even worse singers pass through. Taylor Vaifanua, 16 (and looks about 26), reminds Randy of Jordin Sparks. She plays an inspirational tune and has some real talent. “I think you’ve got good real natural potential,” Randy said. “The way you release your notes, it’s on pitch.” She could go far! Hmm.. her Web site is down for maintenance. Good sign she made the top 36, as noted on spoiler site joesplaceblog.com. Votefortheworst dubs her a “plant.”

Rose Flack, a likely top 50 finisher

Rose Flack, a likely top 50 finisher

Final contestant means “inspirational” story alert: Rose Flack’s dad died when she was 13. Then her mom died. She’s had a tough life. She’s pretty, has a cool personality and the producers clearly love her to give her the pimp spot. She’s like a more soulful version of Brooke White. “I didn’t think it was the best song choice but there’s something about you I just love,” Simon said. “I don’t know what it is but you’re one of the few I’m going to remember.”

103 comments Add your comment

JTesla

January 28th, 2009
6:39 pm

Salt Lake show us your best… and worst. Actually that should read, Producers show us Salt Lakes best, and worst.

Nana

January 28th, 2009
6:54 pm

Agree JT. Heres hoping for better talent tonight. I’m anxious to see the Osmond kid.

Deirdre

January 28th, 2009
7:32 pm

Hey blogsters…just letting you know that I’ll be on after Lost. Enjoy the show…it has to be better than last night………….doesn’t it?

harriett

January 28th, 2009
7:43 pm

But, D, I thought the first part of Lost was a rerun

harriett

January 28th, 2009
7:44 pm

Never mind. I see what you are saying.

Deirdre

January 28th, 2009
7:46 pm

harriett…I’m watching Idol then I’m watching Lost and will be on after Lost. I’m not going to blog during the show because I miss too much of the show or too much of the keyboard! :-)

Nana

January 28th, 2009
7:55 pm

Not sure which Osmond’s son it is.

harriett

January 28th, 2009
7:55 pm

Ok, D. See you then ;)

harriett

January 28th, 2009
7:56 pm

War Eagle

January 28th, 2009
8:34 pm

Nice picture Rodney

Sarah B

January 28th, 2009
9:01 pm

Hi Nana, home from bowling again… and of course I forgot to record, anybody good?

JTesla

January 28th, 2009
9:05 pm

Who is dat?

I don’t have a one track mind… honest.

Sarah B

January 28th, 2009
9:07 pm

JTesla – she is hot and I not gay…. who is dat?

Justin

January 28th, 2009
9:16 pm

On a first note, why are they talking so much about David Archuleta? They didn’t do that with Jordin Sparks and Katharine McPhee at their auditioning cities/hometowns.

1. David Osmond: He was good; sometimes the judges are a little weird with this critiques…

So at this very point, we were over 20 minutes into the show and only saw one yes…ridiculous or whatttt…..

2. Frankie Jordan: She had a really good voice I thought.

3. Megan: She was good, very unique and different — but we’ll have to see more in Hollywood.

4. Taylor: She does NOT look 16! What is with all the young people on this show not looking their age? She doesn’t look like any of the 16 year olds in my school. Anyway, she had a very good voice.

5. Rose: She was alright. Seems like a nice person, and I agreed with the judges. She has potential, but does need to work on the vocals and ugh that song was just horrible. I don’t really like it. But yeah, not the right song for an American Idol audition. I saw potential though.

Only 5 yes’s… seems like it gets less and less each night. Geez I wouldn’t be surprised if all the yes’s we’ve seen are the actual top 36 lol, being that it seems like we’ve only seen like 20 of them.

I wonder when Top 36 spoilers are revealed.. hopefully there are warnings and stuff before they are shown to me, and that commenters like you all don’t say things about them!!! Because I am gonna try not to look this year. We only have 2 weeks (right?) until they are revealed, so I think I can hold out that long. I do look at the top 50, can’t help that, but last year I looked at the Top 24 and so the part where we found out the Top 24 was boring, because I knew who was gonna make it and who wasn’t.

Tomorrow night- Won’t be here to watch it on tv, but will find the yes videos and post my thoughts later on in the night.

Next week- HOLLYWOOD!!!!!! I can’t wait, I love Hollywood, and there are 4 episodes of it this year! Nice, cool, etc.! Looks like the group songs are back?? So suspensful… I can’t wait!

Nana

January 28th, 2009
9:26 pm

I know. Shame on me, but it was to late. Talk at ya tomorrow.

Hi Sarah B: How was your bowling game tonight?

One of the better shows. Of course David Osmond (one of the famous Osmonds, his dad is Alan) was put through. No surprise there with the Osmond family behind him. I didn’t know that he suffers from MS. He looked and sounded like you would expect an Osmond to.

Tara Mathews, she was the redheaded Amazon woman. She sung like she was in some serious pain.

Chris Kirkham may have had a better channce had he left the oversized rabbit behind.

Frankie, the young mother, was not bad at all. She was cute but I wasn’t taken by her .

Megan Corkey, another single mom, is one of the better ones that we have heard. She reminded me of Reese Wetherspoon, with the exception of the right armed tats. When will they realize that the tats do not improve their looks?

Austin Sisnerios, the 17 year old, I thought was decent. Had a good sound with a steady voice. Could he turn into another Archie?

Taylor Vailfonia, another 16 year old. IMO, out of all the auditions that we have seen so far, she is one of the best. There again, she reminded me of Jordin Sparks.

Rose Flack, another sob story. Her dad died when she was 13 and then 3 years later her mom was killed in a car crash. She has been through alot of grief and heartbreak in her 17 years. She has a good voice and she was so refreshing.

So far, out of the auditions. not one has yanked my chain and made me sit up and take notice. I guess out of HW week, one will zero in on me.

War Eagle

January 28th, 2009
9:29 pm

flats,I was wondering the same thing.

Justin

January 28th, 2009
9:31 pm

Oh I forgot the Austin kid, he was pretty good.

Nana

January 28th, 2009
9:33 pm

Justin, I was gonna remind you about Austin, but you caught it.

Sarah B

January 28th, 2009
9:35 pm

Nana – Bowling was pretty good. 1st game – BAD 110, not concentrating, then 150 & 153… you redy to come back?

Sarah B

January 28th, 2009
9:35 pm

ready to come back?

Nana

January 28th, 2009
9:40 pm

Memory, my puppy, needs to go out, so I better listen to her. Then I’m going to take my book and tea to bed and read a bit. Catch up tomorrow.

Good nite all. :)

Nana

January 28th, 2009
9:42 pm

I would love to in a flash. I really miss my weekly games. If you were closer, I would really considerate it.

Sarah B

January 28th, 2009
9:43 pm

Oh Nana, so you moved far out??

flats

January 28th, 2009
9:46 pm

I guess this might be my final night of blogging on the NEW blog.Whoever is deleting my posts and blocking me on certian computers…Thanks alot…I never said anything on rodneys blog that were not said the last 2 years.I just want to participate like everyone else.

Nana

January 28th, 2009
9:46 pm

About 20 minutes from Athens, so yeah, I’m pretty far out.

Sarah B

January 28th, 2009
9:48 pm

Oh well, we would have welcomed you with open arms. Nite all, talk to you tomorrow. :)

linny@home

January 28th, 2009
10:02 pm

we’re all far out here in athens, LOL, so Nana’s one of us, yeah!

Agree with most of the posts about the folks — SLC brought some good stuff

LOST COMMENTS FOLLOW DEIRDREEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEE….. Charles Widmore???? Really? How funny!!! and, so now we know why richard shows up during Locke’s lifetime, eh? OMG this is getting really good, LOL!!!

Deirdre

January 28th, 2009
10:08 pm

LOST!!!! WOW!!!!

I’ve got to tell y’all good night. I’ll have my Idol opinions for you in the morning! SLC was WAY better than….where were we last night…oh yeah Jacksonville!

Night folks!

harriett

January 28th, 2009
10:08 pm

linny, don’t forget me–I’m a charter member of Lost! What a great show! I can’t wait for the next episode.

I am still not completely blown away by the talent so far. Do you think they are holding back, hoping to really surprise us?

harriett

January 28th, 2009
10:09 pm

Night everyone. Talk tomorrow.

linny@home

January 28th, 2009
10:13 pm

harriett, lol, didn’t forget you, i just knew D would be joining the blog about now too…. I’m the same way, can’t WAIT! a week seems a long time, when you want to know what’s happening on the island!!!

Mike S

January 28th, 2009
10:18 pm

I thought this was by far the best audition city of the people who made it through. I think all have potential to make the top 36.

I am confused about Jarrett. It seemed to me like he made it through, but Rodney and some of ya’ll seem to think he didn’t. I like him, but for know won;t count him as a golden ticket.

Without Jarrett we saw 6 of 13 Hollywood weekers, making it 50 of 113 for the 6 shows. 7 of 13 and 51 of 113 if Jarrett actually got a ticket.

Anyway on to the ones we are sure of :

David Osmond – absolutely fantastic as we all figured he would be, but MS or not, why the heck is he on the show??? He is a frackin Osmond!! You can’t tell me Daddy or Uncle Donny or Aunt Marie don’t have a favor they could call in to a producer??? Hello. great voice, could go far in the competition if he was a normal contestant, but he is not and in my opinion should not be on the show no matter how good he is — and he is awesome.

Frankie Jordan – Absolutely great. A sure finalist in my opinion, BUT how does she qualify for the show?? She is the singer of “Once Again” the theme song from “Win a Date with Tad Hamilton”. I guess she falls into the Carly category of former recording artist without current contract.

MEgan – I really like her. very unique voice. She could go far, but I am not sure if she has the internal chops to hold it together through Hollywood week. I know she just went through a divorce when she auditioned, but she seems awfully fragile to me.

Austin – Not sure how far he will go. His voice reminds me of the singer from Rascall Flatts. I could see him singing country really well.

Taylor – Wow! pretty, and looks and sounds a lot older than 16. Very mature vocals for a teen. She has potential.

Rose – I loved her. Unbelievable voice. I think she is in the same “fragile psyche” boat as megan, but if she holds it together in Hollywood I can see her as a finalist, and I think a contender to win it all.

flbravesgirl

January 28th, 2009
11:30 pm

The good ones were very good tonight.
David-What was the judges’ problem? He can sing! A lot better than a few others they’ve put through IMO.
Frankie- Love her voice. Wonderful smoky sound to it. & she looks good which never hurts.
Megan- Very unique sound, which I liked & was afraid Simon might call “old-fashioned”, as he likes to do. Glad he approved her.
Austin- Nice little boy with a nice voice but I don’t see him sticking around.
Taylor- I agree with Mike. Amazingly mature. Let’s see what else she can sing.
Rose- Adorably original. I hope she’s tough enough to make it through HW because I’d really like to hear how she would sound with a little guidance.

JTesla

January 29th, 2009
12:19 am

We’ve discussed how they sang, now it’s time for JTesla’s random observations:

Frankie Jordan: Please don’t say Amy Winehouse, that kills it. Seriously, kills it. It’s gone and I don’t think it will be coming back anytime soon.

Megan Corkrey: I liked the sleeve tat and her voice… “dextrous” voice, sure.

Taylor Vaifanua: she really reminded me of Kim Kardashian. The look was similar, but of course not quite there yet. She shares a certain feature with KK too. Doll her up a bit and she will win the whole thing based on that look alone.

Rose Flack: for some reason she made me think of Billy Piper with dreads. Ironically Billy played a character named Rose. So Billy Piper was a singer, the British version of Briteny, who gained some acting fame playing a character Rose. And Rose is a singer who reminds me of Billy, and if she wins it she could be the US version of Billy who is a UK version of Briteny.

The big winner of the night: Salt Lake City. Even without showing some of the amazing scenery the city was showcased very nicely.

JTesla

January 29th, 2009
12:25 am

Oh and I have ESP, I can tell when people are going to die on television. My ESP is telling me that someone will die tomorrow night on CSI.

Beat that goth girl! Oh wait she already can do that.

everett

January 29th, 2009
12:49 am

Y’all are probably snug in your beds, but the show just finished a half-hour ago here in the West – so I’m chiming in.

Mike S – I agree with you 100% regarding David Osmond. Just doesn’t seem fair that this guy gets to take up a spot that an undiscovered singer could claim. Yes, he’s a good performer, but still…

JTesla – I already knew that you have ESP, but of course you knew that I knew, right? (Thanks for your joke.)

Better show tonight. Megan was original and memorable. Frankie had such a good voice and presence. Rose absolutely knocked my socks off – I hope she goes a loooo-ong way on this year’s show.

One snide comment: could we pool our resources and buy a hairbrush for Ryan? The “baby-in-the-bathtub” hair just is plain wrong.

Thanks, y’all. Appreciate your opinions.

JJ

January 29th, 2009
6:40 am

Good Morning Blogsters!

Hope everyone enjoyed the show last night. I know that I did. On my way to work this morning I saw a sign that I though that I would share. “It is never too late to be what you could have been.” I just liked it because it made me think.

I liked this show a lot better than Jacksonville. Thank goodness for some (polite) talent, and not-so-talented. Has anyone ever been to SLC??? For the most part, they are seriously that polite up there. Wow. I spent some time on the left coast and got to travel to SLC…beautiful, clean air, nice families….it is somewhat mesmorizing.

Anyways, Goth chick – WTF?!?! ESP?!?! If she truly had ESP she should have known that she was awful. But I guess it’s a conditional ESP – only for death.

Loved the Osmond kid but I do have to agree that his famous family isn’t the fairest. However, if you let the likes of the Castro kid and the others that have been previously signed and discovered (Joanna from this season, Carly from last), then in fairness you gotta let this guy on. Sorry to hear about the MS.

Speaking of sorry….there were lots of sob stories on last night, weren’t there?!?! The MS story, the girl that was divorcing, the girl that lost her dad. Glad that they all had voices though.

Overall, I enjoyed the uniqueness of some of the voices. I really liked Frankie and Rose, and I expect that they are going to do very well.

Nana

January 29th, 2009
7:01 am

Good Morning Blogesters!!!!

Okay, what has happened to the blog? Everything is running together. Maybe it’s just my computer. We are having trouble this morning here at the office.

Today’s quote: “You don’t just luck into things as much as you’d like to think you do. You build step by step, whether it’s friendships or opportunities.”

Deirdre

January 29th, 2009
7:45 am

Morning!

Sorry I crapped out on y’all last night.

First, David Osmond…great voice…I think the judges might worry about the MS. I see nothing wrong with him going to Hollywood especially if they also let Joanna and Frankie go, too.

Mike…I’m pretty sure that Jarrett DID make it to Hollywood, deservedly so.

Frankie…she’s very good!

Megan…I’m not sure I actually heard her voice cuz I got all wrapped up in her unique phrasing. Time will tell.

Austin seemed like a sympathy put-through to me.

Taylor…is she really 16…I would have guessed 25. I wasn’t all that fond of her voice either.

Rose…seems like a really sweet girl with a really good voice.

Mike S

January 29th, 2009
7:50 am

NEat Quote Nana. I like it.

JJ – good take on David Osmond. I guess he deserves a shot as much as others that have had thier chances in the past too. There was actually another on last night’s show that is already semi-famous, Frankie has had one of her songs (Once Again) featured in a movie (Win a date with Tad Hamilton) and had some minor chart success already. You also had the girl last week that Kara knew personally from her previous recording contract. So, yeah, I guess in a fair world David deserves this just as much as them. BUT, that said, I do think the fact he is an Osmond and his family is so wealthy and famous that he will not get a fair shake from the voters no matter how good he is.

Deirdre

January 29th, 2009
8:10 am

I agree with you on David Osmond not getting a fair shake, Mike. Carly and Michael Johns were in a similar boat last year and, along with the resentment that they were not US citizens, there was also the”they already HAD their shot” argument. I can see both sides but do not necessarily agree that getting in the door previously should have any effect on going to Hollywood now. People mature and change both vocally and personality-wise. If they’ve got the voice, I think they should have the opportunity to go for it.

Deirdre

January 29th, 2009
8:25 am

mj has a list of rumored top 36 contestants if y’all are interested. I won’t print that here because I’d rather see how Hollywood week goes first. If you can’t wait…you know where to find it.

Nana

January 29th, 2009
8:30 am

We all know that the Osmonds are such a well known family and loved by millions, and with David having MS, will that hinder or help him? The name and MS just may carry him through.

Mike S

January 29th, 2009
8:39 am

I actually think the name will hurt him Nana, I think a lot of people will have the same initial “what the hell does he need AI for?” reaction I had last night.

Also, he will probably be held to a much higher standard than other contestants. With his family background, I don’t see him being forgiven for an off night or a bad performance like some people have in the past.

He seems to have the talent to make the top 12, and to me has undoubtably been among the top 5 auditions we have seen, but I just don’t think he will be given any benefit of the doubt by voters — he will have to be OSMOND every single performance.

Deirdre

January 29th, 2009
8:56 am

Gotta agree with Mike again…I think it will hurt him more than it will help. On the other hand…all those Osmonds voting every night……

Mike S

January 29th, 2009
8:58 am

Good point.. there are a lot of Osmonds.

Mike S

January 29th, 2009
9:01 am

OH lord the jokes have already started here at work.

One of the ladies next me said “I liked the Osmond kid, but I am not sure if he is a little bit country or a little bit rock and roll”

I rolled my eyes and groaned. This has the chance to be a loooonnnggggg season. LOL

Deirdre

January 29th, 2009
9:03 am

LOL…..I wonder if Donny and Marie will be in the audience. They seem to be EVERYWHERE these days.

harriett

January 29th, 2009
9:08 am

Morning, everyone. I think if David O makes it to the voting, he will have not only the Osmonds, but the whole state of Utah voting for him a la Archie. Did the “churchy” music selected by some contestants last night bother anyone but me? I do not mean to be disparaging, but it did bother me.

Mike S

January 29th, 2009
9:11 am

Didn’t bother me, but then I have close to 3 gig of Christian Rock/Gospel in my music collection too.

Deirdre

January 29th, 2009
9:22 am

harriett…it didn’t bother me but I definitely noticed it. I think they just sang what they were comfortable singing.

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

January 29th, 2009
9:23 am

didn’t bother me, either … in fact, i found it quite refreshing after hearing the same ol’ same ol’ SAME ol’ songs by people week after week (because of the rights problem, sure, but still…there HAVE to be more than a handful of songs they can show, LOL!) and i don’t care if it’s christian or rock or country — for the audition the question SHOULD be …. can the guy/gal sing??

Home

January 29th, 2009
9:29 am

Jarrett Burns was raised and went to high school in Tifton, Georgia (Tift County High School)!

kelly&carriefan

January 29th, 2009
9:30 am

Mornin’ y’all!

So, yeah, there were auditions last night, but I was more interested in the commercials. Wonder why? ;)

Anyway, they did show a lot of talent from SLC. Megan is very pretty, but I’m not sure about her voice. I did like David Osmond a lot. Though, like many I wonder why he hasn’t had a record deal. It’s not like he doesn’t have the connections. Maybe he did and his MS got in the way? Who knows? But he was charming and funny. “Are you part of those Osmonds?” “Yes, one of the million.”

I also did like Frankie, but I wasn’t aware she’s had a song feature I in a movie. I don’t know…I go back and forth with this. I really like the Cinderella concept of Idol of taking an unknown and giving them a shot. But we shall see what happens.

I also thought Austin was a really cute kid! Quite possibly, this year’s Archie. If he can do country and gets a tad polished, he could be the male answer to Taylor Swift. Regardless of how we feel about her singing, she is quite popular these days. It’s the one area they haven’t had a major star, other than Josh Gracin and Bucky, who haven’t really blown up the country world…I didn’t count Phil ’cause he’s faded pretty quickly.

Deirdre

January 29th, 2009
9:36 am

Home…thanks for the info on Jarrett.

My first priority has always been just what linny said…can they sing? I’m not sure I care where they’ve been or what they’ve done before unless it involves a felony.

Deirdre

January 29th, 2009
9:39 am

k&cf…you just reminded me that I saw a picture of Phil Stacey over at mj’s. He may be fading fast but he’s eating well on the way down.

harriett

January 29th, 2009
9:44 am

The only reason I mentioned it is it seemed out of place in the competition. I know the priority is “can they sing,” but also entering into whether they do well or not is are they a fit for commercial success? How many times have we heard Simon or another tell a contestant that they have a good voice, but don’t believe they are what the American Idol should be. I happen to be a person of faith, but I did not like the hymns in an Idol competition. Just me.

JTesla

January 29th, 2009
9:45 am

That reminds me, that was a good “commercial.” Wish it was longer. Phil Stacey LOL

harriett

January 29th, 2009
9:46 am

Yes, Phil looks like he has given up his Navy food allright. Poor guy. I sympathize.

JTesla

January 29th, 2009
9:51 am

Harriett, good point. However it does wok for some. Chris S. comes to mind, and Mandisa, and Lakisha, oh and even David A. But it is very risky. You have to be good or else you look self indulgent.

KPH

January 29th, 2009
9:54 am

Much better performers than Tuesday. My faves David Osmond, Frankie Jordan, Rose Flack. Megan Corkey was ok but I couldnt take my eyes off the sleeve tat. I know some will disagree with me but it is just distracting and not pretty on a woman.

Mike S

January 29th, 2009
10:02 am

I have to add a thought here – I listened to Taylor Hicks new Single “what’s Right is Right” and it is fantastic. Even my Idol hating hard rock listening son came in my office an asked “who is that, that song is awesome”

harriett

January 29th, 2009
10:05 am

Yes, JT, I see your point, too. But they didn’t make it to that point on the strength of religious music. Once they were there, their tendencies came out. And certainly during the competition it was noted that one or the other of them were probably more comfortable in a gospel setting. I love singing hymns as much as anyone. Maybe we could use the comparison of something like jazz. Nobody who gets up there and presents themselves as a jazz singer is going to be a commercial fit for this show. I think the religious angle works better on a show like America’s Got Talent, where there is more genre diversity. Now that I have absolutely worried this subject to death, I will shut up about it.

kelly&carriefan

January 29th, 2009
10:05 am

WOW…what happened to Phil Stacey? The “commercial” sure was entertaining. And KPH, I agree with you. I mean, I don’t mind tats, (have one myself) but her sleeve tat was really distracting. I had the same problem with Carly last season…though, Megan is prettier, IMO.

Woodpappy

January 29th, 2009
10:08 am

KPH, I was asking my wife why a beautiful girl would tatoo up her whole arm?????? I can see if they want one or two but geez. I really liked her voice and she will probably be in the top 24 I would think. The last girl on last nite, the cute little blond with the hippie look, Simon took to her right away. I was surprised.

KPH

January 29th, 2009
10:11 am

On a sad note Billy Powell the great keyboardist for Lynyrd Skynyrd passed away yesterday. Skynyrd is one of my favorite bands and I as millions of others will miss Billy. Just a little tribute to him and the band.

Mama told me when I was young
“Come sit beside me, my only son
And listen closely to what I say
And if you do this it will help you some sunny day”
“Oh, take your time, don’t live too fast
Troubles will come and they will pass
Go find a woman and you’ll find love
And don’t forget, son, there is someone up above”
chorus:
“And be a simple kind of man
Oh, be something you love and understand
Baby be a simple kind of man
Oh, won’t you do this for me, son, if you can”
“Forget your lust for the rich man’s gold
All that you need is in your soul
And you can do this, oh baby, if you try
All that I want for you, my son, is to be satisfied”
chorus
Oh yes, I will
“Boy, don’t you worry, you’ll find yourself
Follow your heart and nothing else
And you can do this, oh baby, if you try
All that I want for you, my son, is to be satisfied”
chorus
Baby, be a simple, really simple man
Oh, be something you love and understand

harriett

January 29th, 2009
10:15 am

MikeS, on your recommendation I went to Taylor’s website and listened. I liked it too. And, while I was there I listened to three more. He has definitely taken ownership on this album. It does not have that slicked-up production that doomed his initial album. I bought it, played it twice, then threw it in the trash. And, I was one who actually liked him on Idol. I thought he was a complete disappointment as a winner.

KPH

January 29th, 2009
10:22 am

Small inconspicuous tats are sometimes cute. Half comic book half not is ugly.

Deirdre

January 29th, 2009
10:24 am

Thanks KPH.

Re Taylor. I always liked him and I think his win had a lot to do with a kind of 5th year Idol rebellion. He also had the backing of the VFTW crowd added to the rebels. I never expected him to get BIG but I always enjoyed his music.

Re the tattoos. Why, why, why would a girl like that want to distract from her gorgeous face with an armful of tats?

JTesla

January 29th, 2009
10:29 am

Well I have to disagree on the tat issue. I love them all, all except for writing. For some reason I don’t like seeing a whole paragraph written on someone… unless that person is Megan Fox and then if you are looking at the tattoos you are doing something wrong.

Harriett: I agree with you far more than I disagree :)

KPH

January 29th, 2009
10:39 am

No problem Deirdre.

Mike S

January 29th, 2009
10:42 am

JT, if she has a whole paragraph tattooed on her back it gives you something to read while you ….. er ummm.. yeah, I’ll shut up now.

*runs nad hides from Linny and D*

Mike S

January 29th, 2009
10:44 am

BReaking sports news:
DENNIS FELTON YOU’RE OUTTA HERE!!!!!!!

Georgia has fired basketball coach Dennis Felton effective immediately according to ESPN.

GAgirl

January 29th, 2009
10:47 am

Morning blog friends
Gracious me the Santa Ana winds are howling out here today. Anyway, liked David, doesn’t matter to me whether he is an Osmond. Agree with ya’ll about the tats..distracting. Found Rose to be intriguing. Would like to see/hear more from her.

Deirdre

January 29th, 2009
10:51 am

Mike S:*runs nad hides from Linny and D* ”

You’d better hide those things! :-)

GAgirl..oh yeah…now that I’m back in freezing Georgia, the temps get warm again in LA!!!! It’s a conspiracy, I tell ya!!!

JTesla

January 29th, 2009
10:54 am

LOL. You guys crack me up.

GAgirl

January 29th, 2009
10:56 am

KPH

January 29th, 2009
11:00 am

K&Cfan I was distracted by Carly’s tat last season also but I was somewhat entertained when they would show shots of her boyfriend who even had them on his face and head. He also had so many piercings on his face he looked like he had jumped head first into a tackle box. What on earth is attractive about that? It did make me laugh however. I guess I will never understand. :-)

kelly&carriefan

January 29th, 2009
11:02 am

You guys are funny! But Mike, if you’re actually reading…well, nevermind. :)

GAgirl

January 29th, 2009
11:02 am

Hi JT…how’s things your way?

Mike S

January 29th, 2009
11:03 am

I fully agree KPH… I told my sons if they wanted that I would do it for free … all I need is a handful of colored sharpies and a plate full of thumbtacks and fishing hooks. I even volunteered to slam them down into it face first.

GAgirl

January 29th, 2009
11:04 am

KPH…agree with you. Carly’s guy was down right scary-lookin’

kelly&carriefan

January 29th, 2009
11:04 am

KPH, Carly’s husband? Well, I called him “Pinhead”

GAgirl

January 29th, 2009
11:09 am

This old girl has enough lines on the bod as it is…don’t need any color enhancement to make them more noticable!!!!

Deirdre

January 29th, 2009
11:12 am

Can you imagine what Megan’s arm is going to look like when she’s 50? I shudder!

Mike S

January 29th, 2009
11:16 am

D, I think the nursing homes of 30-40 years from now are going to be some pretty humorous/scary places.

JTesla

January 29th, 2009
11:22 am

GAgirl: things are cold my way. I’m ready for spring.

Maybe I need to work on getting my first tattoo. I need to get something that will look good faded, wrinkly, and sagging. Hmmm I’ll have to think about that.

KPH

January 29th, 2009
11:24 am

Pinhead LOL! @ K&Cfan. Mike I assume your son’s didnt take you up on your offer. :-) I have 2 son’s myself 34 and 30 they never have shown any intrest in tats or piercings. My oldest however said he did like his girlfriends tramp stamp which I think relates to one of your earlier posts. ;-)

GAgirl

January 29th, 2009
11:25 am

JT…you are hysterical!!!!!

JTesla

January 29th, 2009
11:35 am

KPH, you’ve raised your son well. Ladies, you can’t go wrong with a tramp stamp.

Speaking of American Idol… never mind I’ll wait for the next blog entry :)

Deirdre

January 29th, 2009
11:36 am

My older son got his ears pierced when he went to college. It’s a wonder his dad didn’t have a heart attack. He took the earrings out when he was 3 months from graduation and hasn’t worn them since.

GAgirl

January 29th, 2009
11:36 am

Got some errands to run but since the winds are so strong today will have to add a touch of the industrial-strength hairspray before I head out. Can’t be messing up the “do”. Catch you later blog friends. Stay warm!!!!!

JJ

January 29th, 2009
11:46 am

LOL about the tat thing…as a woman, I really don’t think that is very professional or ladylike, but I do believe in freedom of expression. However, when it becomes a distraction or hinderance from performances or jobs, then it becomes an issue. My husband has a few tats himself on various places on his body but you would never know it if you saw him at his job; this being said, I hope that it doesn’t hurt Megan’s chances as I really did think that she had a great voice. I know that Carly’s were distracting last year.

Jesuitzzz

January 29th, 2009
11:47 am

Old news Mikey S about Felton. Do you just sit at your pc all day? Dude, get a life. Turn on the tube once in a while. Spikin out with chicks all day just ain’t cool. Know what I mean bro?

Deirdre

January 29th, 2009
12:03 pm

JJ…I can see it hurting her….and I liked her a lot. But I remember a large number of people put off by Carly’s arm last year. It’s a shame.

Jesuitzzz….lol! And my guess is that your favorite thing to do is hang out on this blog looking for stuff to bug Mike about. Most people here are at work so…yeah..they DO sit in front of a computer all day and really aren’t supposed to be watching the “tube”…You DO know that there are very few “tube” tv’s left in the world…right?

JTesla

January 29th, 2009
12:07 pm

Deirdre

January 29th, 2009
12:17 pm

I thought this was funny and a little bit true. From msn.com re contestant Frankie Jordon:

“Imagine taking Amy Winehouse, washing her hair, scrubbing off the makeup and whisking her off to the nearest Gap, and you’d have 24-year-old Frankie Jordan.”

They just left out the need for a 2 year stint in rehab.

Nana

January 29th, 2009
12:27 pm

As far as the tats go, why would anyone, male or female subject themselves to the needles and pain? I for one, certainly do not like pain in any shape, form or fashion. Nosiryee, not me. When will the younger generation get it through their heads that the tats do absolutely nothing to enhance their looks, unless they are albinos and need some color.

Negativo

January 29th, 2009
12:29 pm

Rodney on Rose: She’s like a more soulful version of Brooke White.

Exactly! I was thinking the same thing myself…she’s authentic, soulful and very, very likable.

*Frankie is a really, really smooth and talented vocalist. I love her style, confidence and could see her going very far.

*Megan seems to be a poor-man’s Frankie far as I could tell, though certainly deserving of Hollywood and maybe beyond.

*Taylor: Great timbre to her voice.

rho

January 29th, 2009
12:31 pm

New blog entry. Ratings were up last night compared to the same episode a year ago. First time that’s happened so far!