American Idol 10 Top 40 Spoilers – LA Edition

Jacob E. Lusk – I thought an extra-special edition of featured American Idol 10 Top 40 Idol hopefuls was in order for today, considering last night’s abysmal Los Angeles audition episode.

  • See my updated American Idol Top 40 list HERE

Nigel Lythgoe’s twitter spun the LA auditions as if the producers had nothing else to show us, but as it turns out there were TWO Top 40 hopefuls that were not featured last night.

FOX released preview footage of Jacob E. Lusk but for some reason decided we needed to see deluded duos and mentally ill people instead. My guess is that Jacob is cannon fodder. And since, according to an Entertainment Weekly reporter who sat in on some of the LA auditions, his audition was pretty entertaining, maybe Nigel didn’t want to risk this guy developing a fan base. Here’s Jacob’s Road to Hollywood video.

Also left out last night was LaKeisha Lewis. I hope those “image issues” aren’t what kept her off our TV screens last night. UGH.

Check out Jacob’s audition and a performance of a cover by Brandy, after the jump.

Video after the JUMP…

Los Angeles Audition

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=xePdsx5inqo&feature=player_embedded

Have You Ever by Brandy

  • lili_anne7

    I’m disappointed they did not show Lakeisha’s audition yesterday. I thought she was a favorite since Nigel name checked her on twitter. Hopefully she’ll get some footage during hollywood week, cause her voice is really good.

  • tinawina

    Jacob reminded me of George Huff.

    We’ll see if these 2 get shown going forward. But right now, I suspect he doesn’t want to hype anyone not “marketable”, since this is supposed to be the year that returns Idol to its “produce a superstar” glory. Which would suck because they both can sing.

  • Eileen99

    So, Hollie, the girl who couldn’t stop crying during her audition on Wednesday’s show, supposedly made Top 40? Hmmm, I thought she was pretty pitchy, so maybe she settled down (or maybe she fits the “package” they’re shoving down our throats looking for).

  • LoveDaRocker

    Heard both of them and I am impressed.
    In such a bad night, why wouldn’t they show at least one of these two? Furthermore, the guy seems like a load of fun, which would have increased threefold the entertainment value of the whole episode.

  • Hazehel

    I think the producer is doing Jacob a favour by not showing the audition. That audition is annoying. I don’t think he has as much control as he should trying to do those kinds of runs.

    I like LaKeisha though, hope we’ll see her in the Hollywood rounds.

  • MaryS-NJ

    I agree Hazehel. I’m not that impressed by Jacob’s audition clip but think he’s got potential based on the other video.

  • TwigLA

    I am totally loving LaKeisha. Please please please put her through to audience voting.

  • Gandolf

    Hey does anyone know if there are any youtube videos of the rocker dude Caleb Johnson who was shown briefly on the Austin auditions Wed night? Thanks!

  • gangreen29

    Spoiler sources have said that Jacob was a standout in Hollywood, and then BOMBED for his sing for your life round. It will be interesting to see what happens to him.

    I am very surprised Lakeisha wasn’t shown. Maybe her audition song didn’t clear. She is very good. She has been working with Jill Scott since Hollywood so she already has connections.

  • http://mjsbigblog.com/luvadamlamberts-american-idol-tour-2009-washington-dc-re-cap.htm luvadamlambert

    Last night was the first not amazing episode this season….it was ok tho but slightly annoying

  • bigd13

    Lakeisha may not have the look but Jacee that overweight 15 yr. old ceratinly doesn’t fit the “package” but they showed him. I’ve noticed that they really aren’t showing the strong female singers that actually make the top 40. They’re only focusing on the teens and males that make it, they keep showing females that don’t make the top 40. What is point of showing these good female singers that don’t make it. I’ve heard alot of good things about the girls this year like Lakeisha, Pia, or Tytanisa yet we’ve seen none of them, but we’ve seen all of the 15 and 16 yr. olds and most of the guys in the top 40. The only girl they’ve really pimped this year. is Lauren who’s also 15 yrs. old. Do they actually want a girl to win this year because if they do they are going about it the wrong way.

  • gangreen29

    Lakeisha may not have the look but Jacee that overweight 15 yr. old ceratinly doesn’t fit the “package” but they showed him. I’ve noticed that they really aren’t showing the strong female singers that actually make the top 40. They’re only focusing on the teens and males that make it, they keep showing females that don’t make the top 40. What is point of showing these good female singers that don’t make it. I’ve heard alot of good things about the girls this year like Lakeisha, Pia, or Tytanisa yet we’ve seen none of them, but we’ve seen all of the 15 and 16 yr. olds and most of the guys in the top 40. The only girl they’ve really pimped this year. is Lauren who’s also 15 yrs. old. Do they actually want a girl to win this year because if they do they are going about it the wrong way.

    I think they may try to get a small concentrated group of girls to focus on, while the male fans will be split too many ways. Or, they might just not care if a guy wins. As long as it isn’t Paul Mcdonald/Tim Halperin I am fine with any of the guys winning. An R&B male or a country male winner could be good for the show.

  • SybilTrelawney

    I don’t think this Jacob guy is that good. His audition was kind of all over the place. Although he was a damn sight better than that Weepy Hollie girl.

    I haven’t seen LaKeisha. Is she on YouTube?

  • lili_anne7

    I haven’t seen LaKeisha. Is she on YouTube?

    Yes, here she is singing Beyonce’s “Dangerously in Love”:

    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=udJRr_wTA-k&feature=player_embedded