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American Idol Auditions – San Francisco

Tonight the American Idol show was in San Francisco, and I spent most of the show fascinated by Kara DioGuardi’s lips. Are they real? A quick google told me that no one else in the world cares about them, so it must be just me.

It was really the Simon and Kara show, with Simon saying the best lines, and I presume they are giving Kara plenty of air time so they can show case her personality, which meant Randy and Paula were inconsequential.

The person to sing first was Tatiana Del Toro who I thought was going to be a joke. She was wearing a cheap strapless dress with tulle tacked on the bottom of it. She was talking about how her psychic had told her she was going to make the top 12. She also talked like she was in a beauty pagaent as well as  having a crazy laugh. I couldn’t work out if she was doing a parody of herself or if she really was a bit of a loony.

So I’m thinking here comes a live one, and then she sang and it was ok. After much discussion she got through to Hollywood. They really need to room her with bikini girl. Because as Simon Cowell said ” I think you would do things very well, but not singing.”

Then there was Dean-Anthony Bradford a former entrepreneur who did special events organising, but as he said “obviously not special enough”. He thought his plaid grotty coat would get him the golden ticket, but after butchering a Simply Red song he was sent home.

Jesus Valenzula brought his kids along as a bit of emotional blackmail, and it worked, don’t expect to see him in the top 36.

Dalton Powell, an 18 year old who looked 35 sang in an off pitch falsetto. He said in response to the question did he like Idol, that “Simon keeps it interesting”.  Needless to say he did not get through, but Simon thought he was “intelligent”.

Akilah appeared to be a mentally ill girl who carried around something akin to Grey’s Anatomy to help with her singing. The judges took the requisite mickey out of her and sent her on her way.

Adam Lambert a musical theatre singer was like David Cook mark two, well if David was gay. He sang Bohemian Rhapsody in a musical theatrish type of way and got the ticket to Hollywood. I think he will make it to the top 36.

As usual they had the tearjerker story at the end. Kai Kalma 26 has spent the last year looking after his mother who has a seizure disorder. I thought his voice was just ok but he got through.

I am glad the auditions are only going for three weeks as I am ready for the nitty gritty of Hollywood week.


1 yeah { 01.21.09 at 11:28 pm }

you are right. it was the kara show last night. and thats why the buzz is down Big time for this episode. i just did a blog search for idol and i see more new articles about the paula goodspeed thing (again) than the new episode! Doesnt that say it all? doesnt that tell you that Idol NEEDS paula to be active, to get attention? kara got some attention last week because she was new- but theres like Nothing today! this show needs paula abdul. when she is quiet and inactive like last night, nobody cares about the show.

2 Reality Raver { 01.22.09 at 12:18 am }

Agree in the sense that Paula’s wackiness is entertaining. Also if Randy and Paula have nothing interesting to say boot them.
Once it is on to the live shows they should all get equal amounts of air time.

3 Injera { 01.22.09 at 9:48 am }

“…I spent most of the show fascinated by Kara DioGuardi’s lips. Are they real? A quick google told me that no one else in the world cares about them, so it must be just me.”

Best. Line. Ever.