Did Jane Carrey Get Special Treatment on American Idol?

Did Jane Carrey, daughter of comedian Jim Carrey, get special treatment when she auditioned for American Idol in San Diego? A “source” tells RadarOnline that Jane didn’t have to wait in line to audition.

Unlike the rest of the contestants who camp out for days in the hope of trying to convince the judges that they have what it takes, Jane got special treatment.

“She didn’t have to sleep outside and wait for hours hoping to audition like everyone else,” a source exclusively told RadarOnline.com. “She basically had an appointment and showed up!”

The source said they doubted if the judges knew about the special treatment Jane was given, but the show gave her the VIP service.

“Her audition was pre-arranged with the producers. She did not wait and line up for hours or days outside – she had a time, she showed up and went in,” the source said.

To be fair, there are hopefuls who don’t have to wait in line. Winners of local Idol contests that are sponsored by FOX affiliates in various cities, and those who win The American Idol Experience competitions at Disney in Orlando are ushered into the cattle call auditions without having to wait in line.

If Jane did indeed skip the line, she could have been included in this group, although if she got to cut the line just because she has connections, there is certainly a valid debate around whether that’s fair or not.

The story is second hand. I would not be surprised if there was more to the story.

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  • Anonymous

    It doesn’t really matter.  And it doesn’t look like she made top 24 anyway.

  • CSFan

    I liked Jane and I know darn well people skip the line all the time. Colton Dixon isn’t a celebrity’s child and was allowed to audition in front of the judges. If they unfairly pimp her to the finale, I’ll cry foul. For now she’s a struggling musician who used what she had (her name) to get her foot in the door.

  • http://pulse.yahoo.com/_SYFK77IYLRQIVATQ2MJKSW2J7Y Pam

    mj I’m glad you brought up the point about the auditions at the AI Experience and those with other Fox affiliates where those who auditioning don’t have to wait in line or otherwise I would have cried foul big time.  Now, if they let her leapfrog over other contestants in the line just because she is Jim Carrey’s daughter, well then that just stinks and it’s unfair to the others who had waited in line for days.  I won’t judge her too harshly one way or the other till we get more of the story.

  • Anonymous

    I liked her, she did not act “Hollywood” at all and I thought it was cool she was given a shot, stations all over the country send 3 to 4 people sometimes who win their local contests and they do not have to wait in a long line so I was not bothered by her at all

  • Leandro Cardim Da Silva

    Also bad singers and eccentric people don’t pass through the 2 or 3 rounds before the judges. They’re picked in the first audition and the producers say they’re amazing and don’t need to wait.

    If the devil came to this world, I don’t think he would be a lawyer neither a politician. He would be a producer.

  • Anonymous

    I liked her. She seemed sweet but her voice was just okay. Even without reading the spoilers, I still would’ve seriously doubted she could make it into the Top 24.

  • Christopher Auyeung

    She seemed super down to earth, very thoughtful and articulate, and someone I’d totally be friends with. If we hadn’t been told, I don’t think I would have even suspected that she had a famous father.

  • Anonymous

    The “sleeping outside and camping out for days” is not a requirement for anyone. There are some who do, but most people go the day before to register, and come back the next morning early to get in. Sure the lines are a few hours long but there is no cut-off point as long as you show up in time, and everybody gets to audition. So camping out days beforehand doesn’t accomplish anything.

  • http://twitter.com/Miztig Miz

    I liked her and agree she seemed pretty normal and down to earth. I’m sure there are a lot that get ‘special treatment’ that we don’t hear about. Camping out for days isn’t a requirement or even necessary. But I’m sure it’s fun for the kids who do it and they consider it a part of the experience. Plus it’s a chance for them to get local TV face time and interviews.

  • revcat

    iMHO she isn’t a very talented singer, really doubt she would have been given any consideration without her show biz connection.

  • Anonymous

    I would have been surprised to hear that Jane Carrey actually DID stand in the cattle call line. I suspect David Osmond didn’t have to do that either. I’m ok with people getting appointment auditions if they have won local competitions, but it stinks if people get passes for simply having the right connections.

    None of this, however, is even as remotely unfair as the Joanna Pacitti plant a few years ago. She was close friends with people at 19. She had an ok audition and then completely fouled up in H’wood, and yet Simon kept saying, “All she needs is someone to give her a break.” They didn’t even fake it well. I was glad when she finally got DQed.

  • Anonymous

    since she didn’t end up making the Top 24, if she did receive any special treatment, it was fairly minor and didn’t really help her in the end.

  • http://twitter.com/ScottyHaleyFan Maria Romeo

    ehh who cares she isn’t in the top 24 anyways…

  • http://twitter.com/nancy2heart nancy

    Does anyone else think she looks a lot like Kelly Clarkson?  Or is it just that one picture?  (I didn’t see a video.)

  • larc

    I’m a little surprised she actually went through the initial audition process, having to stand in line or not.  Idol probably thought it was worth the preferential treatment just for that phone call from her to her father.  They are impressed by such things even if most others aren’t.  As for Colton, it’s my understanding that anybody who makes it to the Top 40 or 42 or whatever and is then cut gets to bypass all phases up to the judges if they decide to try out again.

  • sd34567

    Oh, no.  She looks exactly like her father.

  • judes

    Looks like I’ll have to stick to just reading the audition threads for season 11 to avoid finding out who did or didn’t make it further.I want to find out when I’m watching the show .

  • Anonymous

    She seemed like a nice young woman. She has a nice voice. I seriously don’t care enough about her, to care about her preferential treatment.

  • stargazed

    There are so many hugely talented singers this year and, IMO, she isn’t one of them.  She’s a cute and charming gal with a nice voice.  AI probably used her as an attention getter.

  • http://pulse.yahoo.com/_D2WEG2RBRUIK2YLBSK2XF7B2LQ neinsager

    actually, when they mentioned she was related to someone famous, i thought she was miley cyrus’ sister.

  • http://pulse.yahoo.com/_5CTSGSGATMXQESVDDD7RWQRYXU Jane

    I have a lot more things to be upset about than if Jane Carrey had to stand in line to audition.  That’s the way the world works.  **shrug**

  • http://pulse.yahoo.com/_CM6BYGBH7R54IDJGCYFPEVRUXI Ghost Dog

    Who cares if she had to stand in line or not?  Being Jim Carrey’s daughter has its perks.  You can’t blame this girl for that.  I do think the judges let her through to Hollywood a bit quickly though.  She sang a few lines and it was already 3 yes’s.  I think she’s pretty basic and won’t make it far.

  • Anonymous

    This was one of the “Hot Topics” on The View this morning. Barbara, Joy, Sherry and Elizabeth agreed it was unfair but that was one of the perks of celebrity. Joy was the only one who seemed to think it should not have happened.
    The ladies viewed her audition and agreed she could sing.
    While I also think she can sing (not great, but good) I think not having to wait with the others could certainly put her at an advantage. She could certainly spend more time warming up her voice in a better environment and she would be more physically rested as well.

  • Tera2

    I saw her today on idol and she was mediocre.  Her name got her through but the judges knew she wasn’t good enough and they will cut her in Hollywood.  I didnt even know idol was gonna be on today.  I just turned it on as that guy Kyle Crews who sang Monica’s “Angel of mine” came on.  And he was good.  I guess idol is on tuesday to thursday this week or something.  I’m gonna have to keep up with the schedule.  I don’t like when they change days around.