I don’t understand the deal with Oklahoma City. Could there really have been so little talent, that the highlight of the night was a bad singer, who was likely planted by the producers? Oh, and ex-judge Steven Tyler crashing the party in drag. Thing is, there is at least one Oklahoma hopeful who has so much promise, she’s got Nashville types tweeting and buzzing about her already. That unseen hopeful is a country singer named Kree Harrison.

The rest of tonight was mildly entertaining and painless, if not entirely engrossing. It helped that the episode was only an hour. As I predicted, the Nicki/Mariah battle story arc ended with a truce. Who knows, the two could have continued to battle all the way through the auditions and Hollywood. If so,  I doubt that we’ll ever see it. But, all bets will be off once the live shows begin. I don’t think those ladies will be able to hold back if they continue to get on each other’s nerves. The live shows have the potential to become a battleground–but hopefully not at the expense of the contestants.

So, I don’t quite get what the producers were going for with this, the very last audition episode of season 12. Let’s end the auditions with as little talent on display, and as weird a vibe as possible. Hm.  I hope that when the Hollywood round begins next week, we’ll get acquainted with some of the talent passed over during these past few weeks of auditions.

In Hollywood, the girls performed on completely different days than the boys, and I wonder if the performances will be edited together, or if whole or half episodes will be devoted to either gender. We’ll find out soon if Nigel’s little gender-separated experiment will work…

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It’s the LAST American Idol 12 audition episode in Oklahoma City. I’ll be live blogging the action right here.

That took me a second to figure out. That those lone OOOOOHHHHS would turn into “Oklahoma” from the musical of the same name. Carrie Underwood is from OK and there’s Seacrest invoking her name in front of the cattle call crowd. Actually, if the winner comes from the OK auditions, that would NOT be a surprise, considering the preponderance of southern winners.

Karl Skinner – 26 – Joplin MO – “I Feel Good” – He’s from the small town audition tour. This guy is totally being painted as a yokel. OMG. He’s singing and dancing like James Brown. “I’m going to prove that gingers have soul,” she says. Well, not really. But you know what I mean. He can’t be serious. He picks up the guitar he brought in. He sings a folky original. Dude was totally brought in for local yokel color. He’s pretty terrible. Keith asks him who he is as an artist. He really can’t answer. “Whatever people want me to do, I’m going to do it.” The judges think he’s funny. “He definitely lit up the room,” says Randy. They joke that he’d make a great Ryan Seacrest. Uhm. They all vote yes. Uh. Uhm. He’s pure Hollywood cannon fodder.

Karl Skinner – Oklahoma City Audition… by IdolxMuzic

A montage of bad singers. The second one was hilarious!

Nate Tao – 24 – Reston, VA – “For Once in My Life” – Both his parents are deaf. SHADES OF  JIM VERRAROS!  Nate says his parents are sad, and worried–that they can’t tell whether he’s a good singer or not. Keith asks if his parents are musical. As if he doesn’t know tha answer to that!  Nate is cute as a button and a solid singer.  Mariah enjoyed it. Nicki likes his charima and unique tone. Randy says he looks like he’s ready to do his taxes, but he’s good! “It seems like singing is easy…effortless,” says Keith. 4 yeses and he’s on his way to Hollywood.

Nate Tao – Oklahoma City Audition – American… by IdolxMuzic

Halie Hilburn – 27 – Vernon TX -  “Cowboy Sweetheart”  – A female ventriloquist. No lie. She’s been doing it since she was 9.  Her puppet’s name is Oscar. He’s a dog. OMG she’s going to duet with her puppet dog. She’s like a female Terry Fator. She would probably kill on  AGT.  The judges are laughing so hard, they can barely breath. Especially Keith.  “This is wild,” says Randy, “What is this.”  Halie promptly drops Oscar to the ground and sings by herself. It becomes clear that she’s got a good voice. She also yodels.  “I think Oscar is holding you back,” says Keith.  Basically, they tell her she can sing, but ditch the puppet.  Randy says no, but the rest say yes. Initially, I thought it was a bad idea to bring her puppet. But it did get her noticed.  Jokie: Oscar panhandles out in the street…and then winds up in the dumpster. HARSH.

Halie Hilburn – Oklahoma City Audition… by IdolxMuzic

Zoanette Johnson – 19 – Tulsa, OK -  The National Anthem -   Whereas crazy-ass girl sings the most audacious and atrocious National Anthem known to man, complete with runs, spills and earsplitting trills PLUS the most unbelievable whistle register you’ve ever heard ever.  This chick is a total nutball  AND ALL FOUR JUDGES SEND HER TO HOLLYWOOD.  “I am obsessed with you,” says Nikki.  “Your voice is out of this world.”  That’s one way to put it.  She’s 100 percent comic relief for Hollywood Week. And I’m not really mad.

Zoanette Johnson – Oklahoma City Audition… by IdolxMuzic

Next, a montage of crying contestants after the judges scorn them.

Anastacia Freeman -  25 – Ardmore, OK – “Unbreak My Heart” – This hopeful’s whiny singing is just unbearable. What makes her think she can sing?  The judges are laughing. She stops abruptly to ask “Are you all laughing at me?”  “No!” say the judges. LIARS. She continues to sing. Nicki has her head down on the desk she is laughing so hard.   Oh. Did her parents tell her to audition? A friend? Nope. GOD TOLD HER TO AUDITION.  No. Like for reals. There’s a fun snarky bit that involves a “cheap dramatization” that includes a fake Anastacia asking if she should try out for The Voice or X Factor.  “NOOOOO,” says God. Ha.   As Anastacia leaves, after the judges ditch her, she says she’ll never listen to Mariah again. and what’s more, she heard  Nicki worships the devil.  Not a surprise.

Anastacia Freeman – Oklahoma City Audition… by IdolxMuzic

Kayden Stephenson – 16 -  Tulsa, OK – “I Wish” by Stevie Wonder He looks like he’s 10. But there’s a reason for that. He has Cystic Fibrosis. Which means he’ll die before he’s 35. He’s determined to live life to the fullest.  He’s just an OK singer. But I wouldn’t blame the judges if they played “Make a Wish” and sent him right along to Hollywood.  Nicki is inspired. MARIAH IS BEYOND INSPIRED.  She thinks the girls will love him.  He is cute. It’s 4 yeses.

Kayden Stephenson – Oklahoma City Audition… by IdolxMuzic

OMG Steven Tyler crashes the auditions DRESSED IN DRAG! TOO TOO HILARIOUS.

Steven Tyler – Surprise Oklahoma City Audition… by IdolxMuzic

Next week…it’s Hollywood Week!

 
  • fuzzywuzzy

    Why is this guy getting so much screen time? lol

  • dabney c

    I think they’re mocking the WGWG meme with this guy.

  • fuzzywuzzy

    Oh. lol I’m surprised that he got a golden ticket. He’s got way more personality than talent IMO.

  • http://profile.yahoo.com/XDQP2Y46M5B3OHOKALDDGDHQCM Leandro

    No, they’re mocking the guy only. lol

  • jcabby

    Oh my, Karl is hilarious. What a personality.

  • http://twitter.com/RonnieDRocks Ronnie D

    Is there a better host than Ryan? lol I always chuckle at his interactions with the contestants and their families.  He is hilarious!

  • tucker davis

    I thought he was a joke contestant until they voted…lol. But the panel seems to having a lot of fun together now.

  • http://twitter.com/MikhailXO MichaelG (MikhailXO)

    Uhhhh…4 yeses for this kid? Uhhhhh…In that case I already surmise that the talent in Oklahoma City is gonna be anemic.

  • dabney c

    True, but his original song was not too bad! Then again, he’s no doubt  hollywood fodder, so this is really Idol wasting a golden ticket. sigh.

  • http://twitter.com/MikhailXO MichaelG (MikhailXO)

    Who knows!! Lol…

  • fuzzywuzzy

    I love Ryan. He makes hosting look effortless and he’s hysterical with the contestants and their families. The only thing that I don’t like about him is when he approaches being sadistic when he’s announcing who is leaving the show. lol

  • fuzzywuzzy

    Or maybe, he’s the kind of guy that the judges will put through to the voting rounds to try to get a female winner? lol

  • http://twitter.com/MikhailXO MichaelG (MikhailXO)

    Sob story via overly-strict hearing impaired parents? Yawn…

  • dabney c

    This asian kid has great pitch.

  • fuzzywuzzy

    Really? The judges like this guy too? He’s OK, but nothing special IMO.

  • fuzzywuzzy

    But we know that doesn’t matter any more on Idol. lol

  • http://twitter.com/MikhailXO MichaelG (MikhailXO)

    I think it’s fashionable to hate on Ryan still…but he’s a very good  (albeit over-paid) host. Rather hate on Randy…who truly sucks.

  • justmefornow

    The taxes comment was pretty stupid Randy. The guy was good. Nice clear tone.

  • tucker davis

    A signing contestant would be unique! I liked Nate!! And really cute eyes..

  • Chris

    I liked Nate and his dad was cute with the sign language “congratulations.”

    Yeah, I know its a sappy story but he can sing too, so at least its a good combo.

  • dabney c

    I know, but it matters to me because I’m so sensitive to pitch. Drives me crazy when people have nice tone but drift off key.

  • justmefornow

    This chick is nuts.

  • fuzzywuzzy

    I am too, but I’ve been told that my expectations are too high. lol

  • jcabby

    Nate has a sweet, nice tone. 

  • fuzzywuzzy

    She’s a female Terry Fator! lol

  • http://profile.yahoo.com/XDQP2Y46M5B3OHOKALDDGDHQCM Leandro

    This more weird than funny, actually.

  • http://twitter.com/RonnieDRocks Ronnie D

    The ventriloquist is really pretty!

  • Chris

    “I think Oscar’s holding you back!”  Love Keith

  • steph6449

    Oscar most likely got her in the main audition room though

  • fuzzywuzzy

    Keith is great. I LOVE his sense of humor, and the interesting, insightful comments he makes about the contestants, musically.

  • tucker davis

    Well, the cowgirl definitely has the looks!! And it’s been a while since I heard a girl yodel!

  • jobeob987

    I liked Halie!  And what I noticed that wasn’t pointed out by the judges is that yodeling isn’t the easiest thing to do and Halie did it with her mouth closed.  That’s incredibly difficult.

  • dabney c

    May I say – during this commercial break – how great it is to share this experience with equally jaded, cynical Idol nutbars? *sniff* …

  • http://twitter.com/MikhailXO MichaelG (MikhailXO)

    …and lest we forget that he’s easy on the eyes ;)

  • fuzzywuzzy

    Oh really? I hadn’t noticed. lol

  • fuzzywuzzy

    lmao!

  • dabney c

    LOL! Perfect song choice today, given Beyonce’s a cappella  showcase today.

  • http://pulse.yahoo.com/_PSHFTD4YV3QOE3INABJUXZSWMU hillstreetblooz

    I had to come in on this? Geez, this is painful

  • http://twitter.com/MikhailXO MichaelG (MikhailXO)

    Uhhhhh…maybe she should have taken a cue from Beyonce. #prerecordedtrack

    Oh my…it’s getting worse…

  • http://twitter.com/LexieONeill Lexie O’Neill

    I can’t believe the judges are letting this woman finish singing…they are better people than I.  Bless ‘em.

  • Chris

    See, lip syncing the National Anthem could be a good thing.  WTH was that?

  • justmefornow

    That was a hoot!!!! At least she’s wasn’t lip syncing, LOL!

  • http://pulse.yahoo.com/_PSHFTD4YV3QOE3INABJUXZSWMU hillstreetblooz

     Commenting and busting on these contestants is as fun as watching the show!

  • http://pulse.yahoo.com/_PSHFTD4YV3QOE3INABJUXZSWMU hillstreetblooz

     Commenting and busting on these contestants is as fun as watching the show!

  • fuzzywuzzy

    I think they let her finish because, in a weird way, her hilarious rendition of he NA was entertaining and really funny!

  • http://pulse.yahoo.com/_PSHFTD4YV3QOE3INABJUXZSWMU hillstreetblooz

     They know a hot ass mess when they see it, lol

  • HermeticallySealed

    And people wonder why I want away from Tulsa . . .  :P
     

  • dabney c

    Oh, HECK no. They put this kook through?

  • fuzzywuzzy

    Wait…she got a gold ticket? This is a joke! lol

  • http://twitter.com/MikhailXO MichaelG (MikhailXO)

    WTF? This woman doesn’t even rise to the level of fodder…

  • http://profile.yahoo.com/XDQP2Y46M5B3OHOKALDDGDHQCM Leandro

    Oklahoma will have only joke auditions? lol

  • http://twitter.com/VakAttack Nunya Biz

    Who voted no?  I think it was at least Keith.  How did that just happen?

  • steph6449

    That’s beyond bizarre if they really put her through.  I was thinking at first it was just a random yellow piece of paper, but sure seemed like it was a ticket.. with yes’es from the judges and not even debate? 

    Is this the April Fools episode? :O

  • Jordana33

    LOLOLOLOL!!!!

  • fuzzywuzzy

    I think that the producers think that she will be “good tv”. lol

  • http://twitter.com/RonnieDRocks Ronnie D

    Something tells me that wasn’t a pre-recorded vocal for the National Anthem lol. A beautiful tribute to Obama nonetheless! lol

  • hellomusicgirl

    Uhhhhh did that chick seriously just get a ticket to Hollywood?? hahahahahahaha

  • http://twitter.com/LexieONeill Lexie O’Neill

    Wait–they gave her a gold ticket? 

    Oh, I’m not the only one who wrote this?  My daughter said she thought she’d go through, and I said no way…I still say no way.  What in the world?

  • AlissaSouk

    I don’t think anybody can interrupt the national anthem lol.  This girl is nuts.  The nerves to ask mariah “are you impressed?” then doing that whistle thing.

    crazy!!!

  • http://profile.yahoo.com/XDQP2Y46M5B3OHOKALDDGDHQCM Leandro

    I think even X-Factor wouldn’t put her through.

  • elliegrll

    A funny tweet from Brian Mansfield.

    You know how the #idol producers feed the judges bad contestants? The judges just got back at them by sending Zoanette Johnson to H’wood.

  • hellomusicgirl

    So did they tape another audition for her if Obama hadn’t won? Weren’t these episodes taped before the election or am I all confused with dates?

  • fuzzywuzzy

    lol “Revenge of the Judges”!

  • steph6449

    Not to be unkind but I also tend to doubt that person was within the age limits to be on Idol. Perhaps having had her moment and used up some screen time, she will be found not qualified to go on. We can hope. Otherwise the only explanation I can come up with is the judges just all came back giddy from an Obama re-election party.

  • http://pulse.yahoo.com/_PSHFTD4YV3QOE3INABJUXZSWMU hillstreetblooz

    hahhahahahahahaaahahahaha

  • http://profile.yahoo.com/XDQP2Y46M5B3OHOKALDDGDHQCM Leandro

    This season is gonna be the perfect goodbye for VFTW. lol

  • http://twitter.com/MikhailXO MichaelG (MikhailXO)

    I was thinking the same thing! So.Many.Picks

  • justmefornow

    This show tonight is a great smorgasbord of crazies!! Way to go!

  • teekee

    Joke Episode. Okay.
     

  • HermeticallySealed

     Well, it is Oklahoma, so there is that.

  • http://profile.yahoo.com/XDQP2Y46M5B3OHOKALDDGDHQCM Leandro

    Yep. I also think people who take this show too seriously shouldn’t check the spoilers after this episode. lol

  • Karen C

    LOL at her saying I never listened to NM anyway, so that’s no loss.

  • http://twitter.com/RonnieDRocks Ronnie D

    That dramatization was hilarious….The Voice?….No…X-Factor?..NOOOO! lol

  • dabney c

    Good lord, this kid with CF is heartbreaking.

  • http://pulse.yahoo.com/_PSHFTD4YV3QOE3INABJUXZSWMU hillstreetblooz

    he sounds a little like the young MJ… Jackson 5 MJ

  • http://twitter.com/HighTensions Jake W.

    sad story, but this kid can’t sing.

  • fuzzywuzzy

    He’s got a great personality and attitude, and somehow, he’s not playing the victim, which is good.

  • fuzzywuzzy

    Yeah, but if Zoanette can get a golden ticket, this kid deserves a golden ticket.

  • http://twitter.com/Joystickenvy Joystickenvy

    super cute, seems like a great kid, but he’s not a very good singer.  i guess he’s not as bad as that national anthem singer they put through…..

  • steph6449

    Hollywood this year doesn’t seem to have a lot to do with singing. This last case with the kid almost seems like a Make a Wish situation.

    He’s cute, and of course very sympathetic, but vocally barely average.

  • dabney c

    Hahaha, Steven Tyler, you nut.

  • fuzzywuzzy

    lol That was lame Stephen. 

  • http://profile.yahoo.com/HWRPW434YQTROZ3J5E4BSLWEYM H.A.

    Is that Steven Tyler?

  • steph6449

    vs. the NA “singer” the young kid deserves a platinum diamond-crusted ticket ;)

  • Jordana33

    LOL. I was just about to say that it looks like Steven Tyler in drag

  • http://pulse.yahoo.com/_PSHFTD4YV3QOE3INABJUXZSWMU hillstreetblooz

    STEVEN TYLER??/ LOLOLOLOL

  • justmefornow

    That was one ugly lady.

  • http://twitter.com/MikhailXO MichaelG (MikhailXO)

    Sigh…that wasn’t even remotely funny, SteveTyler. And Randy is becoming increasingly more annoying. didn’t think that was possible. Bad humour attempt, guys. Yawn…

  • Jordana33

    What the hell did I just watch??????

  • jcabby

    Steven Tyler! Oh yeah, what a way to end the show. LOL

  • fuzzywuzzy

    If they let someone like Zoanette through for comic relief, then I think that it’s fair to put through this kid for to inspire kids with CF.

  • http://profile.yahoo.com/XDQP2Y46M5B3OHOKALDDGDHQCM Leandro

    I just wish MJ could put the lat contestant on the poll. I wanna vote for him (or her).

  • http://pulse.yahoo.com/_PSHFTD4YV3QOE3INABJUXZSWMU hillstreetblooz

    After all that smack he was talking about Idol I see he’s not above milking that old teat for old times sake, heh.

  • guinness 416

    Well that was an hour of my life I’ll never get back ….

  • fuzzywuzzy

    Aerosmith’s last album didn’t sell very well.

  • http://profile.yahoo.com/XDQP2Y46M5B3OHOKALDDGDHQCM Leandro

    Yep, but his inspirational story was completely overshadowed by all the craziness of the other hopefuls.

  • http://twitter.com/RonnieDRocks Ronnie D

     I thought he looked more like Joan Rivers lol

  • fuzzywuzzy

    I think that it sucked that they put Stephen after Kayden. He took a lot of attention away from him.

  • dabney c

    Glad the auditions are over for one main reason:  I’m SO sick of the 1,2,3 YES/NO countdown. What’s with the collective voice? What happened to fighting it out and making it appear as though the producers don’t predetermine who gets through and who doesn’t?!

  • steph6449

    Sure, but basically then who can they rule out for Hollywood lol if you can either 1) have some true singing talent or at least the potential, or any combination of: 2) a sympathetic story but little or no talent with professional caliber potential, 3) look cute but little or no talent with professional caliber potential  or 4) look and sound bad and act crazy. If all those are good for golden tickets they may as well hand them out in the parking lot to everyone in line.

    I probably missed some singers but the only one today I thought should have gotten thru on merit was the yodeling ventrioquist girl 

  • Jordana33

    Not a good sign when the most normal contestant is a slightly off-kilter singing ventriloquist who likes to yodel.

  • fuzzywuzzy

    I don’t know if they are showing the auditions in the sequence in which they happened, but maybe, this year’s talent was a little thin and at the end (OK), they had more spots to fill than talented contestants. lol

  • http://twitter.com/seanthdegree Sean DeFrancesco

    wasn’t mariah carey supposed to have a “Crush” on cortez shaw or something that was never aired. 

  • http://profile.yahoo.com/IYMZ43XMLLAE6RVHJS4M6KNC5Y Dennis

     Yeah they definitely showed Mariah having a crush on Cortez but ended up not showing it. They must’ve really edited this episode at the last minute.

  • chessguy99

    Both shows this week have been awful. This one didn’t even fit the preview they showed last night. I think the producers over-reacted to the criticism over the Nicki/Mariah drama and re-edited the shows to be more feel good. 

  • http://twitter.com/desireechick Kesia Monteith

    This week was terrible. The auditions should have a two hour special on Tuesday, then 1 hour of auditions every week. Or, at least have a three day, two hour marathon for one week only, and that’s it! These are auditions are too damn long, and this week proves it has wore out it welcome this year for sure! Good God man. :(

  • chessguy99

    Oklahoma city was stop #5. LA was the last audition city taped. As it was, The LA episode two better auditions, Rachel and Shubha, were online audition contestants. I’ve heard that other online audition contestants were sent to other cities, to spread the talent out more.

  • Christopher Auyeung

    When Kayden told Ryan he felt lucky, I just about lost it. Could care less about the competition when the show serves up contestants and moments like that. Of course he’s not gonna make it through Hollywood week, but I’m glad he got screen time. Seems like a genuinely great kid with perspective for days.

  • Latin2

     Zoanette Johnson > Beyonce

  • dabney c

    Weird about the re-editing. Is it possible these 1 hour episodes were originally supposed to be longer?

  • justmefornow

    I’m assuming this week and last week’s Thursday’s shows were edited down from 2 hrs. to 1 hr. 
    James was at the Louisiana auditions one day in July during his summer tour in the area. They completely edited it out last week.

    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=c9aXznS4rKc

  • forwarddad

    As a parent of a 24 yr old with CF I wish they had shown the positives but I understand why they didn’t. We have come a
    Long way. When my child was born the median age was 18. It is now 35. Many good things are on the horizon. He is inspiring but he will not get far. Not because his has CF but because He isnnot that great a singer. I hate to see his heart get broken.

  • http://www.facebook.com/people/Li-Wright/100001622678180 Li Wright

    Steven was a good sport.

  • durbesque

    The Medical Industry is milking Cystic Fibrosis and Muscular Dystrophy.  Dr. Joel Wallach received the 2011 Klaus Schwarz Commemoritive Medal for finding the cause and cure of CF and MD more than 30 years ago.  I hope that Kayden’s family read this post and look up Dr. Wallach. 

  • http://www.facebook.com/profile.php?id=195101108 Stefan Wind

    That fake dramatic scene with Anastacia was HYSTERICAL and Steven Tyler at the end was really funny too. I like how season 12 is bringing the comedy.

    Enjoyed Nate’s audition the most. Nice voice.

  • hayes

    Mariah, it’s “o’er the ramparts”, not “for the ramparts”.

  • http://profile.yahoo.com/PVEFG2TOUIXSROKUSO2O2DOWWE Taylor

    That wasn’t the best way to end the auditions. The best part was Keith falling out of his chair. Maybe Idol knew Big Bang Theory was going to be new tonight, so they saved the weakest audition show for tonight.

  • http://profile.yahoo.com/5HGXDY5SA4QJRME7OQJXRJYE4M James M.

    I kind of thought that was my favorite audition episode ever. It was a perfect episode for trolling the hell out of some fans of Idol, lol. This is the kind of episode that makes me like the audition episodes.

    I mean, it would’ve been nice if they put some winner-esque talent among the jokes, but LMAO.

    Hollywood Day One should be interesting. I’m still waiting for the group round to be eliminated, which I don’t think will ever happen. At this point I just want it to go to the Top 20, though.

  • Lovesyesha

    Well at least most of the contestants tonight were better singers than the most recent American Idol Winner…

  • fantoo1

    I thought last night was a good show.

  • fantoo1

    Weakest episode of the season and Zoanette was terrible. I thought the audition episodes were great up until tonight.

    Can’t wait for Hollywood!

  • CB40

    Group round is my favorite round of the season!

  • Jordana33

    Hopefully they’ll put Zoanette, Karl Skinner (aka ginger with guitar), Matheus Fernandez and “Oscar” in the same singing group…….

  • chillj

    I didn’t find the send up of religion re:  Anastasia whoosit at all funny or snarky; it was in excruciatingly bad taste.  I suspect the woman was not for real, but if she was, showing her was cruel and doing a send up of her delusions was just appalling television.  When in doubt, be respectful.

  • Jordana33

    Yep. I also think people who take this show too seriously shouldn’t check the spoilers after this episode. lol

    Too late. 

  • tucker davis

    Hey, where was Kree Harrison? I’d heard she was the next big-thing for Nashville and not a sight…or did I miss her? 

  • Incipit

     …they definitely showed Mariah having a crush on Cortez but ended up not showing it. They must’ve really edited this episode at the last minute.

    Interesting observation, Dennis. I find out so much just from reading the comments!

     I recently saw Cortez Shaw’s group performance from last year’s HW rounds, because I went looking for Johnny K’s, who was in his group. Johnny didn’t stand out, but Cortez did. Very smooth voice, nice timbre, good stage presence; still didn’t get through. If the show gave him the ‘Mariah has a crush’ edit this year, and he made it further, that would be a very bad thing, for him.

    Now, it seems like TPTB may have decided against that particular form of sabotage at the last minute…and edited their own edit? Maybe they have a different manipulation in mind. 

    Something to keep tabs on, anyway. IMO.

  • Sonyab1974

    The people I liked last week are,

    Savannah Votion

    Cristibel Clack

    Ann Defani

    Victoria Acasta

    Sanni

    Adam Sanders

    Shubah

    Matt Farmer

    Micka Johnson

    Rachel Hale

    Brianna Oakley

    Mateos Fernandos

    Last night I liked

    Karl Skinner

    Hailey Hayburn and Oscar! :) Awww don’t throw away Oscar! :(

    Steven Tyler!!!! ROFL! Awww they didn’t even let him sing. :(

    There is no 1 more week of auditions? Damn the auditions went by so fast!

  • Miz

    I think this was the worst audition episode ever. I cannot believe they put that Star Spangled Banner girl through. I also don’t believe she’s 19. 

    They didn’t have ANYONE good at the OK auditions? Of those there, Nate and Kayden were the only ones passable.

    The girl with the puppet was not that good.