Spoiler Update – More Names for the Hollywood Week List!

More Hollywood round spoilers for you, kids! (check out yesterday’s post HERE.) King Julien over at Idol Forums has dug up more names for the list of potential Hollywood Week contestants. I did a cursory check of the names, and they appear to be legit. Unfortunately, you have to be a member of Idol Forums to see them, but I’ll pull out some of the highlights for y’all.

  • David Osmond – Yep, he’s from THAT Osmond family. David lives in Provo Utah, is the 4th son of Alan and Suzanne Osmond, nephew of Donny and Marie Osmond, and the lead singer of the Osmond Second Generation since he was 4. Yeah, seriously–the children of the original Osmonds sing in a band! On a serious note, he’s battled the West Nile Virus, leaving him with a form of MS. Whoa, dude’s going to have a double whammy backstory! And he’s married. Check out his website for more, right HERE and HERE. Official site of the Osmond Family HERE.   I ran a domain search on davidosmond, and he’s got as many iterations of his name registered as he could think of, including, americianidoldavidosmond.com and davidosmondamericanidol.com.
  • Jacklyn “Jackie” Tohn – She has a Wikipedia page, and a list of credits for small TV and film roles, including The Nanny, The Sopranos, Strangers with Candy, Angel, Veronica Mars and It’s Always Sunny in Philadelphia. She’s done musical theater, released an EP in 2005, and performed acoustic shows in and around LA and NYC. Links: Myspace Website
  • Danielle “Danni” Roundtree – Danni was Miss New York, USA 2008. Links: My Space My Space Music Miss USA NBC.
  • Tom Korbee and Jennifer “Jen” Korbee – A husband and wife made it to Hollywood–for the first time, I believe.   Can’t wait to witness the meltdown when one of them is eliminated! Good stuff!   I vote for the husband biting it first.   The song he’s got playing on his website, “American Son” is   third-rate Springsteen-lite. Wife Jennifer fares much better with the pleasant singer-songwriter material she’s got on her website. Jennifer previously released the out-of-print album, “Give a Girl a Reason”, and starred in a childrens show, Hi-5. More links: Tom My Space Face Book, Jennifer My Space Wiki.
  • Tatiana Nicole Del ToroEspanol!
  • Michael SarverHardcore! not exactly Idol material.
  • Nate Marshall - Seriously annoying music
  • Lacey Brown – Seriously NOT annoying music. check her out, she’s good.

Note:   Felicia Barton, from yesterday’s list, is worth noting.   Be sure to check out her My Space.

Update: Apparently, nobody spotted S7 Top 50 contestant Colton Swon, who is rumored to have made it to the judges round, in Hollywood. He may be out of the running.

  • cruzceleste

    Ã’k, these spoilers are starting to become an addiction… that Tatiana has a interesting voice, I don ´t think latin music fit her, I like the second and fourth song in her playlist… and a plus she has a very good spanish…

    ETA:

    MJ you are right Lacey Brown is good, her tone is interesting and her music is original…

  • http://www.myspace.com/swood1104 Sarah

    YAY spoilers! I listened to a couple of the songs on Felicia Barton’s myspace a couple days ago, and I really liked her voice. Hope she does well.

    Going off to listen to some of these people. :)

  • Duke

    Ok-
    So is it possible to be a NORMAL EVERYDAY Person and make it on idol these days??
    ugh.

    And i know they are looking for anything to keep idol original- im thinking spanish girl has a phenomenal chance of making it thru ( there is a girl on x factor right now who sings in spanish and simon loves her).

    Ok- Osmond brother should not be banned. Along with Miss New York.- just too much for me.

    I love spoilers, last year’s were my favorite, not so happy with the ones from this year so far. I mean seriously, an Osmond?

  • itsalleternal

    The total identified count is 51 now. Which, incidentially, is also the number of days left until the season starts.

    Some of those are sure to get plenty of air time, while others will likely fall into the background…

  • itsalleternal

    Ok-
    So is it possible to be a NORMAL EVERYDAY Person and make it on idol these days??

    There are still over 100 people who made it to Hollywood that have not been identified (surely some of them will be in the top 24), and “normal everyday people” make up some of those in the already identified as well. The “plants” are just the ones that are the most notable.

  • meme

    Where are the days of just “ordinary”people wanting to make music as a career. It just upsets me that we get those Hollywood types that use Idol to advance their career. I’m stating here today that I will not be voting for David Osmond. :nono_tb:

  • http://www.myspace.com/swood1104 Sarah

    Lacey Brown is really good. Like her voice a lot too. It may be a singer/songwriter year for me, if any of them make top 24. :)

    ETA: meme, I won’t be voting for him either. Seeing his name on the list made my eyes roll bigger than I think they ever have before. I guess TPTB just can’t pass up the backstory though, huh?

  • Hazehel

    I like Tatiana and Lacey Brown of those I heard (the Nate Marshall link is broken), Tatiana I think sounds very interesting. I don’t mind Tom Korbee but don’t like his wife’s music, while David Osmond doesn’t strike me as very good at all.

  • Jolene

    Oh no, he’s an Osmond and his name is David? I think he missed by a season. We could have had a Top 3 battle of the Davids instead of Top 2.
    LOL

    He is probably the plantiest. I already dislike him.

  • JudyOhio

    I won’t be voting for the Osmond either. He’s been in the biz all his life, since 4 years old for heaven sakes! He has credentials a mile long. He has the family name and the “strings”. He’s very nice looking and talented and already “discovered”. What gives? Way too UNordinary for me. He appears to have a career already in place in show biz. Would he just be wanting the name “American Idol” to add to his resume? It’s not like he would have to struggle to be recognized. Ok, that’s enough to say on that I guess. Sorry.

  • http://www.myspace.com/swood1104 Sarah

    A couple more observations:

    I don’t really care for what I heard from either the husband or wife, and I bet the Miss NY chick will be a diva. I didn’t really like Tatiana’s style (too melismatic for me and her vibrato got on my nerves), and the fact that her myspace top friends includes everyone from MLKJ and Mother Teresa to LAUREN CONRAD made me lmao.

    Jackie Tohn was pretty good, but I liked Lacey Brown better. But I think I still like Felicia Barton better than both of them.

    And I am very, very sad that Colton Swon and Brandon Green won’t be on the show this year. I really liked both of them last year and was really disappointed that they didn’t make top 24.

  • Tess

    I have been an American Idol watcher since season 4 and have “caught up” with earlier seasons through “American Idol Rewind” but I am still a little hazy with the pre-requisites for an Idol contestant.

    Obviously, as the show has progressed, more and more individuals have looked at American Idol for national exposure. Many of these singers have released eps and “albums”, belong to working bands, are members (I assume) of entertainment unions and are considered professionals. They have sung or acted on Broadway, they have done television, they are professional models, etc. etc.

    Since I am not or have never been any kind of entertainer I am not sure how the industry works, but I would assume that if you have the talent you would be exposed to many of these genres very early in your life. I just can’t see a “I sing in the shower” individual making it to the Idol stage. Most people get stage fright singing in front of friends much less millions of viewers. IMHO the day of the amateur hour is far behind us. In order to even think about moving up the entertainment ladder you would need to invest both time and money perfecting your craft, you aren’t just born with the ability to read music and interpret it so that others can enjoy it.

    For me, American Idol is not the starting point but the goal for many.

    Please help me out with a better understanding of the “rules” and who is eligible to perform so that I can make a more educated vote when I watch the new season.

    Thanks

  • http://www.myspace.com/jmomsblog J

    I am also against the ‘planted’ peeps :thumbdown_tb:. So why not make a show just for them called All Star AI (or something like that), and just plain AI for the regular folks :smile1_ee:.

    I do love this part of the show…..Spoiler Season :clap_tb: (thanks MJ).

  • http://www.myspace.com/swood1104 Sarah

    Still listening, now moved onto the full IDF list.

    Phoebe Ryan has a good voice but is just so young.

    Oooooh, I like what I’ve heard from that guy Ryan P.A. Johnson a lot. He definitely has potential. :)

    Also, I like Sharon Wilbur’s voice, but I’m kinda wondering how the Christian music thing is going to work on the show. It hasn’t seemed to have done that well in the past. If she makes it, it will definitely be interesting to see what songs she picks.

    I think I’m gonna have a love/hate relationship with Von Smith. I like his version of “Like a Star” but “And I Am Telling You”, not so much. He’ll be interesting to watch. I’m curious about what the judges think of him.

  • smartcookie

    To me, the Osmond = One more Jonas Brother with an Osmond voting base behind him. Ick.

    Jackie Tohn = Brooke-meets-Courtney from SYTYCD
    Danni Roundtree = Vonzell 2.0
    Tom Korbee = Ace 2.0
    Jen Korbee= Brooke-meets-one-of-the-Alainas
    Lacey = Brooke-meets-Sabrina Sloan (Brooke’s singer/songwriter stylings with Sabrina’s look)
    Felicia = Brooke-meets-Lisa Leuschner
    Tatiana = reminds me of Nicole the Pussycat Doll

    I find it very annoying when they cast for type, which they always do. It’s like there has to be a niche or a slot to stick somebody in.

  • JudyOhio

    American Idol seems to like to feature story lines of where the kids came from. They tend to show the “coming from nowhere” ones. Like the cowboy on the ranch that sings or the rollerskating waitress who is poor or the guy that works at the pharmacy or the poor struggling single mother, etc. They would be more honest if the would show the struggling entertainers trying to make it in the business and where all they’ve been and how hard they’ve worked at it. At least that would be keeping it more real. They are evolving I guess. Something else that bothers me is that they often describe American Idol as looking for the next pop star, when in fact, they look for rock, singer/songwriter, pop, country, etc.

    I guess they are ever evolving without informing us, lol.

  • itsalleternal

    Sarah: I agree re: Brandon and Colton. I would have “swapped” Coltons (Berry for Swon) and gave it to Brandon instead of, say, Robbie Carrico.

  • Dr. Tracey

    So far none of these people really stand out to me despite some of them already being in ‘the biz’. To tell you the truth I guess I just prefer the whole concept of an ‘unknown’ winning Idol but that said, I still love checking out the spoilers and i’m already excited for the next season.

  • http://www.myspace.com/gwendolyndiane GwendolynD

    Okay, I’m taking note of Felicia Barton. Love the purity of her voice! Love, love, love it!!! Plus, girl lists Israel Houghton as an influence. Can’t go wrong there, at least not by me.

    Hey, I’m emerging from my Season 7 funk! Yay!

  • Bear

    Tess—-What I gather the contestant can not be signed by another lable while trying out for the show …yes I agree the days of just singing in the shower has lon since gone since many have at least experiance playing in a band.

  • lovegoodmusic

    Osmond? Is that a joke? The Osmonds have a slew of money to back him up, he doesn’t need American Idol to jump start his career.

  • primeminister

    Thanks, mj. I love spoilers!

    So far, I like Felicia Barton, Lacey Brown, and Ryan P.A. Johnson. And although my favorites are usually guys, I’m going to go ahead and say that Felicia Barton is good enough to win.

  • Lexus

    So far, Ià ¢Ã¢â€š ¬Ã¢â€ž ¢m liking Felicia Barton, Lacey Brown and Ryan Johnson.

    I wish there were more à ¢Ã¢â€š ¬Ã‹undisoveredsà ¢Ã¢â€š ¬Ã¢â€ž ¢ in the group. The beauty of Idol at one time was its ability to pluck people with true talent from obscurity and give them a forum to jumpstart their career. Despite some who think David Osmond might have an advantage, I think the opposite. I think the name will hinder him. He has talent, but Ià ¢Ã¢â€š ¬Ã¢â€ž ¢ll be the first to admit Ià ¢Ã¢â€š ¬Ã¢â€ž ¢m à ¢Ã¢â€š ¬Ã‹Osmond-outà ¢Ã¢â€š ¬Ã¢â€ž ¢ after the ad nausea pimping of Marie (via Donnie) during DWTS. I honestly donà ¢Ã¢â€š ¬Ã¢â€ž ¢t think I can endure another Osmond for another 20 years! Plus, Ià ¢Ã¢â€š ¬Ã¢â€ž ¢m sure many think he already has connections in the Industry which is unfair to others. The same might be said for Joanna Pacitti and Jackie Tohn. And as unfair as it might be to say, it kind of rubs me the wrong way to see Anna Kaelin’s name there, but I suppose I shouldn’t be surprised.

  • cruzceleste

    And as unfair as it might be to say, it kind of rubs me the wrong way to see Anna Kaelinà ¢Ã¢â€š ¬Ã¢â€ž ¢s name there, but I suppose I shouldnà ¢Ã¢â€š ¬Ã¢â€ž ¢t be surprised.

    Why???

  • Lexus

    It’s only my opinion, cruzceleste, and I’m open to someone changing my mind if Ià ¢Ã¢â€š ¬Ã¢â€ž ¢m misguided, but I just thought it odd that Dean would support this given how outspoken he was about some of the unfairness towards David and Jeff during AI. At the same time, I just have this impression of him jumping on the bandwagon (via his daughter) at an opportune time given Davidà ¢Ã¢â€š ¬Ã¢â€ž ¢s success and all he says he had to do with that. Again…perhaps I’m wrong. I hope so.

  • primeminister

    I youtubed Felicia Barton, and HOLY COW:

    She kills Love Like This, Black Horse & A Cherry Tree, No One, Bleeding Love, Pocket Full of Sunshine, Before He Cheats, If I Ain’t Got You, Put Your Records On. A-fricken-mazing. Gosh, I hope I’m not turning into Randy gushing about her big-ole-voice.

    I this this is her weakest song of the bunch, but here’s Before He Cheats if any of you are interested:
    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=WSw2Tk9zwCA&feature=related

    This is probably my favorite: Love Like This
    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=GfCdqnAC4-A&feature=related

  • shell29

    The Osmond is toast-not too worried about him getting far. This is getting ridiculous now with all these plants, but I guess I shouldn’t be surprised.

  • cruzceleste

    Ità ¢Ã¢â€š ¬Ã¢â€ž ¢s only my opinion, cruzceleste, and Ià ¢Ã¢â€š ¬Ã¢â€ž ¢m open to someone changing my mind if Ià ¢Ã¢â€š ¬Ã¢â€ž ¢m misguided, but I just thought it odd that Dean would support this given how outspoken he was about some of the unfairness towards David and Jeff during AI. At the same time, I just have this impression of him jumping on the bandwagon (via his daughter) at an opportune time given Davidà ¢Ã¢â€š ¬Ã¢â€ž ¢s success and all he says he had to do with that. Againà ¢Ã¢â€š ¬ ¦perhaps Ià ¢Ã¢â€š ¬Ã¢â€ž ¢m wrong. I hope so.

    Not really, I won ´t try to change your mind…(I ´m just naturally curious and I like to know the why for everything ;P )

    I actually kind of agree with you, is weird that she is competing now…for what is worth she hasn ´t mention or listening David in hermyspace and I want to believe that the girl decide to paticipe with out Dean having anythig to said in it, after all she is an adult…

    I don ´t really like her voice nor her songs… but I can ´t even vote so :smiley2_tb:

  • leome

    I think this year they’re looking for the female sing/songwritter winner. Colbie and Sarah have done great recently, they now want their Idol version. Brook did good last season, #5, most popular girl, it can only get better this season. They add a new judge who is a songwritter, probably to evaluate more the “artistic” part of the contestants. Plus, so far each winner represents a different kind of music, and singer/songwritter is so the new thing.
    So, with this I’ll say we’re probably going to see more of Lacey…

  • Duke

    Felicia Barton = my fav by a mile so far

    Girl absolutely kills. And she seems like shes got a killer personality. Me Gusta!

    And add me to the “I have no intentions for even thinking about casting a vote for Osmond” group. ew.

  • http://www.myspace.com/swood1104 Sarah

    THANK YOU for the heads up on those youtube vids, pm. Good stuff there.

    I really like what I’ve seen/heard from Felicia, but I better not get too attached. Last time I had a pre-show favorite, he was a major disappointment (I love you Brandon Rogers, but really, you totally let me down :)).

  • Tony

    I clicked on the VFTW link and randomly clicked and listened to Felicia Barton. She is SOOOO good. She’s my favorite so far (even thought I’ve only listened to one other person. lol)

  • Duke

    so is it a little bit too early to start a FBFTW! topic? lol

  • http://myspace.com/girlgeek mj

    I fixed the Nate Marshall link. LOL.

  • cruzceleste

    I fixed the Nate Marshall link. LOL.

    Somehow some of those songs made me thing in Chicago… Don ´t ask me why…I know the girl sounds like Renee Zelwegher (sp) maybe in Broadway night he can sing All That Jazz, Razzle Dazzle or Mister Cellophane… I will love to see that…

  • Dlynne

    I love Felicia’s voice. Just beautiful.

    David Osmond should have changed his name if he wanted to enter this contest. He doesn’t stand a chance.

    I’m knew to the spoiler phase of AI. I feel really stupid but I’m wondering what exactly is a “plant”?

  • http://blog.syracuse.com/idolthoughts/ foxydonna

    So Nigel is gone and ‘Idol’ has changed how? I’m seeing more plants than ever before (Miss NY?) and I still feel that takes away from the whole undiscovered talent aspect that I loved about the early seasons of this show. Of course, I seem to be in the minority on this, at least among viewers. I know I don’t have the whole “ooooh I can’t wait til Idol starts” feeling anymore.

    Maybe the thrill really is gone for me. Or maybe I’ll get it back once the season starts in earnest. I did enjoy the top 24 on last year.

    We’ll see!

  • itsalleternal

    One thing that does make spoilers interesting is verifying them. Last year had only a couple mistakes in the Hollywood list, and had the top 24 perfect.

  • itsalleternal

    Ià ¢Ã¢â€š ¬Ã¢â€ž ¢m knew to the spoiler phase of AI. I feel really stupid but Ià ¢Ã¢â€š ¬Ã¢â€ž ¢m wondering what exactly is a à ¢Ã¢â€š ¬Ã…“plantà ¢Ã¢â€š ¬ ?

    A “plant” is Idolese for someone who has significant past experience or knowledge who was able to and auditioned anyway (and isn’t really “undiscovered”). They are nothing new (even as early as season 1, there were numerous alumni of other – mostly defunct – shows and some with noteworthy experience) but it seems they are getting much more attention these days.

    Last season, Carly Smithson was most accused of being a “plant”, although others like Kristy Lee Cook, Michael Johns and David Archuleta were also called “plants” at times.

    The term “plant” comes from the suggestion that the producers have pushed them onto the show on purpose, in other words, “planted” them, just so they could get the extra attention.

  • ozarka

    I’d bet that David Osmond is one of the people Archie was referring to when he talked about MS in his MTV Buzzworthy interview. They’re both from Utah, both Mormons, and both Davids (lol). I know that Archie has met Donny Osmond. He gave Archie advice regarding being a celebrity role model for their church. So I’m sure there’s some connection there.

  • http://www.myspace.com/jmomsblog J

    The Plant theory: The only way that could work is if the producers pick them before the auditions. The kids go to the cattle call audition knowing that they will pass the first round (just like the winners of local Fox pre idol contest), but also knowing that they will go on to Hollywood. It’s there, I would hope, that talent would win out, between the pre picked and the regular kids who made it.

    itsalleternal, I just love the word “Idolese” .

  • cruzceleste

    Ià ¢Ã¢â€š ¬Ã¢â€ž ¢d bet that David Osmond is one of the people Archie was referring to when he talked about MS in his MTV Buzzworthy interview. Theyà ¢Ã¢â€š ¬Ã¢â€ž ¢re both from Utah, both Mormons, and both Davids

    I donà ¢Ã¢â€š ¬Ã¢â€ž ¢t think so… David said it was someone close to him, I think is his neighbor (I donà ¢Ã¢â€š ¬Ã¢â€ž ¢t really know, I know that the poor guy has being sick since David is really young and that David is really close to the guy  ´s daughter)à ¢Ã¢â€š ¬ ¦ beside that will mean that David knew the Osmond and he didnà ¢Ã¢â€š ¬Ã¢â€ž ¢t…

    Thats the guy… thank you Shell29…

  • shell29

    I think Archie might be referring to Brett Hales, a friend of the family who served as kind of a “spokesman” for them during Idol. He also suffers from MS.

  • Jlyn

    Is it sad that I’m excited about the Hi5 girl? I have small children, I’m forced to listen to way more Hi5 and Doodlebops than is probably healthy. During the last month of Season 7 on a car ride rocking out to “Don’t You Worry When the Lights Go Out” we actually had a discussion about how the kiddy show singers would fair on AI. So, go Jen Korbee, for your entertainment value for my family. (Seriously folks, if she gets on the show, don’t discount the votes from the toddler and preschool parents – there are lots of them and they don’t get out much – trust me.)

  • http://blog.syracuse.com/idolthoughts/ foxydonna

    The Plant theory: The only way that could work is if the producers pick them before the auditions. The kids go to the cattle call audition knowing that they will pass the first round (just like the winners of local Fox pre idol contest), but also knowing that they will go on to Hollywood. Ità ¢Ã¢â€š ¬Ã¢â€ž ¢s there, I would hope, that talent would win out, between the pre picked and the regular kids who made it.

    I believe there have been people brought in who don’t even have to go through the cattle calls – winners of contests for one and through agents. As for talent winning out in Hollywood, the “plants” have an advantage in that they have more performing experience than those who are “fresh off the farm.” Sure, if a plant messes up, he or she will be eliminated, but they do have an edge.

  • sonyab

    Lacey Brown – Seriously NOT annoying music. check her out, sheà ¢Ã¢â€š ¬Ã¢â€ž ¢s good.
    ==========================================
    She is so boring MJ. She can sing but is boring. I listened a bit to some of her songs but it’s all the same.

  • sonyab

    Dlynne, why do you say that Donny Osmond doesn’t stand a chance if he doesn’t change his name?

  • sonyab

    Oops! I mean David Osmond!

  • itsalleternal

    As for the “plant” theory – two of the biggest AI8 plants known so far, Raquel Houghton (from the Valli Girls) and Lara Johnston (from multiple areas of fame) have NOT been confirmed as making Hollywood yet.

  • http://www.myspace.com/jmomsblog J

    I would be surprised if those 2 don’t make it. (Not disappointed, just surprised).

    I’m giving out the :thumbdown_tb: award tonight to:

    Raquel for saying that she is a “a famous singer” in her profile but in an interview when she won a golden ticket to Hollywood she said she was just a waitress from the Laugh Factory who sings in the shower.

  • itsalleternal

    I agree, both quite possibly made it to Hollywood based on what they have on their resume, but there is no conclusive evidence yet. (I’d say Lara is quite likely as she had been confirmed as making the judges and they rarely pass on someone with quite the resume she has, while Raquel is only listed as passing round 1 so far…)

  • ozarka

    I think Archie might be referring to Brett Hales, a friend of the family who served as kind of a à ¢Ã¢â€š ¬Ã…“spokesmanà ¢Ã¢â€š ¬  for them during Idol. He also suffers from MS.

    Oh, I didn’t know Brett had MS. Thanks, Shelly and Celeste.

  • LK08

    BTW- I am not sure David A. has ever even met David Osmond. Donny lives in Utah, but the other Osmond brothers and their kids don’t live there. I am pretty sure David A. was talking about the family friend Brett.

    I have heard David Osmond on some inspirational songs but nothing else, so I am not going to judge him. I hope people will have an open mind and not prejudge him because they think he is a plant or because he has a famous family. He has been part of a band for years, but AI is really about breaking out as a solo artist.

  • Dlynne

    Dlynne, why do you say that Donny Osmond doesnà ¢Ã¢â€š ¬Ã¢â€ž ¢t stand a chance if he doesnà ¢Ã¢â€š ¬Ã¢â€ž ¢t change his name?

    I think his last name is a turn off for a lot a people, especially since Marie was on DWTS. People will think that he doesn’t need the contest with his family connections so I honestly think he would go further if he didn’t have the name recognition.

    Thank you all for answering my question about the “plants”.

  • Roachpromotions

    Regarding David Osmond. I have seen David perform on a few occasions. Mark my words…. David Osmond will make the top 10 for sure and has the talent to win it all. Most people hear the name and automatically think bubble gum. David will give the Osmond name a whole new image and will blow people away.

  • smartcookie

    BTW- I am not sure David A. has ever even met David Osmond

    Didn’t they share a stage at some Osmond function a few weeks ago?

  • Marcy

    Your “Hardcore” link for Michael Sarver is wrong. Apparently there are two Michael Sarvers. The AI Michael is from Jasper, TX… not Los Angeles.