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Teaser auditions from Nashville for Thursday’s episode

A crowd of about 10,000 people wraps around the Bridgestone Arena as contestants wait in line early Thursday morning, July 15, 2010 to sign up for the American Idol 10th season auditions that will take place on Saturday in Nashville, Tenn. (AP Photo/Christopher Berkey)

A crowd of about 10,000 people wraps around the Bridgestone Arena as contestants wait in line early Thursday morning, July 15, 2010 to sign up for the American Idol 10th season auditions that will take place on Saturday in Nashville, Tenn. (AP Photo/Christopher Berkey)

Nashville auditions are set for Thursday from 8 to 9 p.m.

Fox sent us some Nashville teasers this afternoon. Enjoy!

Here’s a dude doing “Happy Birthday” in Italian. Don’t ask:

You probably won’t a kick out of this one:

This gal doesn’t have quite the look but she isn’t that bad vocally:

And this is a rarity: a duet!

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JTesla

January 26th, 2011
1:37 pm

More teasers are good, but I hope Idol isn’t getting desperate.

Rickster

January 26th, 2011
1:42 pm

They’ve been teasing us for months, what with all the “who will be the new judges?” stuff.

Deirdre

January 26th, 2011
1:44 pm

The Happy Birthday in Italian guy must have worked for Macaroni Grill…both my kids had to learn it when they were waiters there.

Rickster

January 26th, 2011
1:45 pm

None of the auditions “thrill me at all.”

Deirdre

January 26th, 2011
1:46 pm

The blonde girl looks like one of the Olsen twins if they actually ate.

Interesting

January 26th, 2011
1:52 pm

@Deirdre ~ awww. Those few sentences had me misty eyed…what an appropriate and loving name. Thank you so very much for filling me in because I’ve asked more than once. I appreciate that!

Harriett

January 26th, 2011
2:23 pm

Int, I keep telling you–go back to some of the archives and read a bit. It won’t take you long to get to know a lot about all of us. We talk family and dogs and cats and I don’t know what all around here, and we share a lot of what goes on in our lives this way. It will catch you up!

And, Mercedes, unfortunately Lawrence Beaman lost out to a hick “singer” with a guitar who worked as a chicken catcher. The runner-up to him was a supremely talented opera soprano. I, for one, was sick about Beaman and sick about the winner that year, too.

JTesla

January 26th, 2011
2:37 pm

I don’t think I could go back through the archives… that’s years and years of daily posts. Most of which don’t really say anything, like this post for instance.

Interesting

January 26th, 2011
2:39 pm

@Harriett ~ If I really had nothing else to do, I could go to the archives, but I couldn’t just sit through blog discussion over the years. I’ll learn as I go along and with those who care to fill me in from time to time.

Rickster

January 26th, 2011
2:41 pm

Barbara Padilla…. I’m still sickened that the ‘chicken catcher’ won over that talented and beautiful lady.

Rickster

January 26th, 2011
2:43 pm

Of course… Jackie Evancho lost to a less talented sinner as well. (Though he was so much more talented than Skinner.)

So much for Sharon Osbourne’s “America always gets it right.”

Interesting

January 26th, 2011
2:48 pm

@Rickster – are you referring to JLo’s husband, Marc Anthony as the chicken catcher. I agree he looks like one.

JTesla

January 26th, 2011
2:49 pm

Wait, you are bemoaning the defeat of someone on a non-American-Idol show, ignoring last seasons results? Not just the last guy either, but the whole thing. I mean the fact that the dictator of North Korea was in the top 10 tells you how wrong last season went.

Shhh Kim Jong-il is watching!

JTesla

January 26th, 2011
2:50 pm

Marc Anthony is Skeletor, not the chicken catcher, just for reference.

Interesting

January 26th, 2011
2:51 pm

Wait, I think there was a real chicken catcher on the show? I need to pay closer attention. Still sticking by my comment re Marc Anthony. He looks like a sickly scarecrow!

Rickster

January 26th, 2011
2:56 pm

I meant to type “less talented singer” not “less talented sinner.”

Long day, folks. :-)

Harriett

January 26th, 2011
3:02 pm

Yes, Int. He worked for one of those chicken companies that go and catch the chickens out of the growers’ chicken houses when it is time to take them to market. He was a real chicken catcher.

Rickster

January 26th, 2011
3:02 pm

Grandbaby Update >>>>>

Still at “Alert Five” status regarding grandbaby. Soon-to-be parents are waiting till tomorrow morning before inducing.

So it could be anywhere from tonight through Friday.

Please resume your normal blogging activities.

Harriett

January 26th, 2011
3:02 pm

And, I don’t mean go read all of the archives. Just hit and miss during the months that a season is going on.

Interesting

January 26th, 2011
3:10 pm

@Harriett – didn’t think you meant read all of the archives!

kelly&carriefan

January 26th, 2011
3:27 pm

Well, I was gonna be funny and share a couple of old blog links to share some of my “personality” but this here blog won’t let me….

Mercedes S.

January 26th, 2011
3:29 pm

I remember seeing that chicken scratcher on some news show… he was deemed newsworthy because he was so awful.

Rosita

January 26th, 2011
3:32 pm

Rickster, thanx for update. Could we resume our abnormal blogging activities or do we have to try for “normal” ? Not sure some of us are up to it!!!

Rickster

January 26th, 2011
3:32 pm

American Idol Auditions We’d Love To Have Seen: Marc Anthony (Que Precio Tiene El Cielo)

Randy: “Dawg… first you marry a Miss Universe… and now you marry J-Lo? Whaaaaaaaat??”

Paula: “How’s Cleopatra?”

Simon: “Look… you’re an okay singer. But I didn’t understand a word of it. And to be honest, you just don’t have the look of a star. You’re more like… well… you look like Skeletor.”

Rickster

January 26th, 2011
3:33 pm

Whatever floats your boat, Rosita. :-)

Rickster

January 26th, 2011
3:36 pm

For some of us… abnormal IS normal. :-)

Rosita

January 26th, 2011
3:41 pm

SNAFU (the acronym) lmao

Mercedes S.

January 26th, 2011
3:53 pm

I like “the new normal”

Rickster

January 26th, 2011
3:54 pm

Hey K&CF… a little help translating the title, please? (Sure hope it wasn’t something too adult.)

Rabbit

January 26th, 2011
4:18 pm

It’s Tshirt time!!!!! per Pauly D (Jersey Shore)….1000 times better than AI.

Interesting

January 26th, 2011
4:21 pm

@Rabbit – and all those Tshirts look horrible!

kelly&carriefan

January 26th, 2011
4:21 pm

Rickster, about the Marc Anthony audition? “What Is The Price of Heaven…” :lol:

Rickster

January 26th, 2011
4:22 pm

See? “Feed the Poodle” – you can’t get rid of it. “Ignore the Poodle” – it goes away on its own. :-)

Harriett

January 26th, 2011
4:22 pm

I’m goin’ down that long, lonesome road, gal, where I’m bound, I can’t tell…Listening to Bob Dylan on Pandora. Time to head out. Talk to everyone tonight. Yaaaaaaay!!!!

Rickster

January 26th, 2011
4:23 pm

Thanks K&CF!

Rickster

January 26th, 2011
4:24 pm

Please don’t feed the rabbit. You know how they multiply.

Rickster

January 26th, 2011
4:25 pm

Bob Dylan on Pandora? That’s what inspired the first “American Idol Auditions We’d Love To Have Seen!”

You go Harriett!

Rickster

January 26th, 2011
4:25 pm

No.. really Harriett. Go. Leave. Go Home! :-)

Rosita

January 26th, 2011
4:26 pm

Harriett: I’ll just say fare thee well. ;-)

DJPCPS

January 26th, 2011
4:26 pm

Can’t sign on for the Marc Anthony being Skeletor – for a lot of years, Arnold Schwarzenegger and Maria Shriver have always been hailed as He-Man and Skeletor at our house.

Highlander

January 26th, 2011
4:27 pm

Well, if that’s what it means, then why didn’t he just say so? :D

Deirdre

January 26th, 2011
4:32 pm

Very funny, DJ

Rickster

January 26th, 2011
4:34 pm

I read the “T-shirts” comment and saw “Pauly Shore.”

JTesla

January 26th, 2011
4:38 pm

DJPCPS, now now, what they do behind closed doors is their own business. And, I’m sure they are still roleplaying that one.

JTesla

January 26th, 2011
4:40 pm

I can just hear, in Arnold’s voice no less: “This time Skeletor catches the He-Man as he showers”

Rickster

January 26th, 2011
4:41 pm

I’m going to be heading out in a bit folks. Might get to watch tonight. Might not. Depends on our grandson-in-waiting. :-)

Rickster

January 26th, 2011
4:42 pm

Oh thanks a bunch JT…. now I have THAT mental image! 8-O

Rickster

January 26th, 2011
4:42 pm

‘Night folks! (And a good day to Sakura.)

Rabbit

January 26th, 2011
4:57 pm

@ Rickster. LOL. Got any carrots… Oh forget it, gotta go “CABS HERE”

Nana

January 26th, 2011
5:19 pm

Interesting: Thank you for wanting to know about Memory’s name. Glad that Deirdre filled you in. She did some boiled chicken breast earlier, so that is very good. Also, if you hear any of us talking about Carla, she is my granddaughter that made it through on AI last season but had to drop out due to a high risk pregnancy. So her name just may be dropped here.

Deirdre: Glad that your Maggie is doing much better and I hope that she will continue.

As usual, I will be taking notes tonight, so I won’t be posting until in the morning. Hopefully, we will hear some more talent.

Rickster: if your grandson makes his appearance tonight, please be sure to let us know, as I know you will. We are excited for you.

O.K> then

January 26th, 2011
5:33 pm

I like that song…PANTS on The FLOOR, Pants of the FLOOR, Looking a Yahoo., with those PANTS on the Floor.

Highlander

January 26th, 2011
5:47 pm

For all you Big Ben haters from the last thread:
In the Colorado case, the “victim” turned out to be a whacko who decided to cry rape later and was discredited.

In the Milledgeville case, I perfectly understand your whole guilty until proven innocent attitude! Not! If the prosecutor thought a crime had been committed and had the evidence to prove it, he should have brought the case. That’s his job. The fact that he did not tells me that things didn’t go down quite as reported OR the prosecutor didn’t have the balls to try a case he might lose. …And that speaks more to his (the D.A.’s) character!

Deirdre

January 26th, 2011
5:53 pm

The only reason I heard that the prosecutor didn’t bring it to court was a he said/she said situation. The authorities had no doubt that the girl was telling the truth but couldn’t prove it in court. Doesn’t mean it didn’t happen……doesn’t mean that Big Ben didn’t go to Milledgeville trolling for college girls.

Rosita

January 26th, 2011
6:02 pm

Highlander, let me give you the facts: the future victim, 18, was falling down drunk and she was hustled into the men’s room by Roethweiler’s goons. Her girlfriends tried to go in and get her but the goons prevented it.
Happy? PS: I also know the DA, Fred Bright, and he was too politically savvy to fight a battle he couldn’t win but he was disgusted with the situation, I can guarantee you.
I’m surprised to hear that kind of comment from you.

Deirdre

January 26th, 2011
6:03 pm

The young lady also said she did not want to pursue the case because the media attention had become intrusive. She emphasized that a sexual assault did take place but her life was in turmoil because of her accusation.

JTesla

January 26th, 2011
6:07 pm

I think a better analogy in the last thread may have been the Salem Witchcraft Trials, or for that matter any witch hunt.

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JTesla

January 26th, 2011
6:09 pm

“the media attention had become intrusive”

And that is what is wrong with this whole situation. Maybe if people, most of the people involved, cared for someone other than just themselves, the situtation could have had a different ending. Or at the very least the next situation could have been prevented (if there is one).

Rosita

January 26th, 2011
6:16 pm

Tesla, anyone, Bueller . . . Tell me a situation in which it is cool for a 300 pound rottweiler with a retinue of jackasses to drag a drunken teen into a toilet stall against her wishes and the wishes of her friends trying to stop it from happening.

Rosita

January 26th, 2011
6:16 pm

And then sodomize her.

JTesla

January 26th, 2011
6:24 pm

Rosita, the system is not perfect, but it is the way that it is for a reason, to protect the innocent. I’m not saying he is innocent, I’m not saying that he isn’t an idiot, I’m not saying that anything he did was right in any way, shape, or form. However, if there wasn’t enough evidence that a crime had been committed, is it really right to burn someone at the stake… or ship him off to a camp without a trial, if we want to use a prior analogy? Our system works because even the disgusting monsters among us are afforded certain rights.

It doesn’t work the way we want it all the time, but then there are also people who would like to see it not work even for the innocent. In my opinion it’s far better to protect the innocent and let a few of the guilty slip through than to go with the alternative.

Deirdre

January 26th, 2011
6:33 pm

Basically there’s no proof. I think the guy is a king sized azzh*le for even going after a college girl. He was also suspended by the NFL for his behavior. Whatever happened or didn’t happen, he shouldn’t have been there in the first place. He was looking for easy pickings and he even had an off-duty cop(all googoo eyed over the big star) helping him troll. The cop at least admits to that much

Rosita

January 26th, 2011
6:37 pm

And got his butt fired for it, too, praise the Lord.
JT, all I’m really saying is, I don’t want the Steelers to win the SuperBowl.

JTesla

January 26th, 2011
6:54 pm

Fair enough. I want to see them win the SuperBowl, and on the last play Big Ben gets clotheslined. I’ll LOL and probably ROTFLMAO if that happens.

I’ve never been a fan of quarterbacks in general, except for Terry Bradshaw. Their egos are a bit much for me.

Rosita

January 26th, 2011
7:01 pm

Well, I used to hang out with Doug Williams once upon a time. You may recall that he was Redskins’ QB the year they got the rings, and he was a righteous dude. I think he’s head coach at Grambling now.
I agree in general about QBs, Bradshaw and Staubach and MAYBE Drew Brees excepted.
I’ll go with your scenario of the Big Game.

Mercedes S.

January 26th, 2011
7:07 pm

Enough baseball talk. This is an Idol blog!!!!
50 minutes to go…

JTesla

January 26th, 2011
7:10 pm

LOL Mercedes.

candlerboyz

January 26th, 2011
7:13 pm

Howdy all, just getting ready for tonight. Be back shortly!

Mercedes S.

January 26th, 2011
7:59 pm

Is there a new thread??