The show begins with the suggestion that maybe Simon, Randy and Ryan partied just a little too much in Miami and are a bit hung over. And it goes downhill from there.
Day 2 began with a little more hope. Randy made the very telling comment that just 3 judges “gives us more quality time” Is this the first time they’ve thought this? We’ve been on that train for over a year!
Jay Stone had a good voice so somewhere in the back of my head I’m happy he made it to Hollywood BUT…we do NOT need another beatboxer. NO sir!
Then, quick as a wink, we see 3 girls. Janelle Turner, Brittany Star Jones and Kasi Bedford. All 3 can sing and all 3 make it to Hollywood. Special note: Brittany Star Jones can MORE than sing…that girl was great!
Cornelius Edwards might have been able to sing but I was so traumatized by the split that ripped his pants that I had trouble hearing him. Apparently so did the judges…he will not be splitting his pants in Hollywood.
The sister act from Jersey Shore arrives…they’re ok and they both make it to Hollywood…..I seriously doubt they’ll go any farther than that.
Jared Durrell aka psycho boy sings like a lawnmower according to Kara. To me it sounded more like a sickly bagpipe. He is escorted in handcuffs out the door. Needless to say, we will not be seeing him in Hollywood…at least, I hope not.
Then there is Matt Lawrence. A sweet guy with a great voice who committed armed robbery when he was 15. He looks truly sorry for what he did. Some people DO get rehabilitated and I find myself hoping the young man can sing. He can and we’ll be seeing him in Hollywood.
All in all, 31 make it out of Orlando. This show wasn’t as bad as Chicago but it wasn’t very good either. I find myself wishing for Hollywood Week to begin so that we don’t have to put ourselves through this anymore. How can Boston and Atlanta have such good shows while Chicago and Orlando fail miserably? Did they switch producers? Did they get an amateur to edit the last 2 shows? I’m flummoxed!
Next week we’ll travel to Los Angeles where Katy Perry and Avril Lavigne share the guest host duties. By then Rodney will have returned and the blog will be back to normal!