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American Idol Season 8 – Kansas City Auditions

Tonight’s American Idol episode was always going to have difficulty in hitting the entertainment heights of the Arizona audition which was screened last night.

How many sassy girls are going to turn up in bikini? Judge Kara DioGuardi was bitching about her the on Ryan Seacrest’s radio program the day after the episode screened. Article on that here.

Or how many blind guys is American Idol host, Ryan Seacrest going to embarrassingly try and hi-five. Oh you missed that well here it is below.

Highlights from Kansas City were:

  • Simon Cowell telling Chelsea that her singing sounded like “a cat falling off the Empire State Building.”
  • Jason Castro’s brother Michael auditioning with a pink mohawk, the rocky sounding Castrol sibling got through to Hollywood; and
  • Still grieving widower Danny getting through to Hollywood, as did his best friend.

The not so good thing:

Now I know this was filmed prior to the Paula Goodspeed suicide outside of Paula Abdul’s house, but when are American Idol producers going to stop using people that are obviously mentally ill. Michael a peroxide blonde boy who had bought in his school medal he had received five years ago for most improved singer is an example.

His singing was always going to be ordinary, and he was not going to have the mental capacity to withstand the rigours of the audition process.  Personally I don’t think it  is funny when the judges laugh at these sods and there are enough other auditioners that are bad but sane to keep the home viewer entertained.

6 comments

1 Injera { 01.16.09 at 9:02 am }

Blerg – Fox has taken the clip off YouTube already! Can’t wait to get hooked up with the cable thingy. At the moment I’m following as much as I can on the web and via YT clips, so I have seen the bikini girl (and Kara’s EMBARRASSING attempt to force a “sing-off”). Love the new site!

2 Reality Raver { 01.16.09 at 9:21 am }

That is so wrong regarding Fox taking the Ryan Seacrest clip off. I presume they have left the other on for publicity purposes.
I thought bikini girl won the tete a tete Kara and her had.

Glad you like the site.

3 gonzo { 01.16.09 at 10:10 am }

Raver, Have to agree 100% with your comments about the show’s lame exploitation of the obviously retarded blonde guy. If they continue with this type of crap then the show’s “stars” should expect no sympathy when they attract nutjob stalkers.

4 Reality Raver { 01.16.09 at 12:38 pm }

Gonzo – LOL. I know that the auditions are done months ago, but I would have thought that the producers might have used better judgement in their editing process.

5 Injera { 01.16.09 at 4:44 pm }

NY Mag has the Seacrest High-Five vid: http://tiny.cc/wPtPj

Aw, I thought it was kinda sweet… For some reason, I’m getting a big kick out of the fact that the guy is wearing a “Mind the Gap” T-shirt. Must be a slow news day!

6 Reality Raver { 01.16.09 at 6:25 pm }

Thanks Injera your the best