American Idol Recap: Nashville Stars?
Meet Steven Tyler, longtime Aerosmith frontman and surprisingly effective American Idol judge. He would like you to toast the conclusion of the show’s season 10 Nashville audition episode with a refreshing glass of Kool-Aid. “I think we found The One today, ” he says with a cryptic wink.
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‘American Idol’ Takes Nashville, Finds Potential Winner In Lauren Alaina
No pressure, Nashville, but the biggest “American Idol” winner in the show’s history, Carrie Underwood, just happens to live in Music City. That was the not-so-subtle message “Idol” producers opened the show with on Thursday night (January 27) when our new favorite judging trio sat behind their desk in the legendary Ryman Auditorium to see what they could find in the home of country music.
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Awkward! ‘Idol’ makes exes perform a duet
As anyone who’s ever been to Nashville, Tenn., can tell you, there’s no shortage of talent to be found there. People singing on the streets in this country music center would be (and often were) the stars of their small towns, so finding folks worthy of sending to Hollywood was as easy as opening the audition doors for the “American Idol” folks.
But they did find some acts that were unique in this 10th season, starting with a pair of exes that inspired the judges to turn their podium into a cross between “Loveline” and “The Dating Game.”
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American Idol Wants You To Love Lauren Alaina
It’s an established fact that American Idol wants to cast off its pallor of age this season, and the Nashville episode showcased the one contestant who the show’s powers that be are betting will bring the show back to a relevant place for teenagers. Executive producer Nigel Lythgoe, in the run-up to this season, said that they found “the next Kelly Clarkson” in Nashville, and last night’s episode was a series of afterthoughts and bad auditions designed to bide time until Lauren Alaina took the stage.
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‘American Idol’ recap: Music City Blues
Screeching creeps and delusional dolts dominated the telecast, and of the 10 featured contenders, only a few truly inspired. The episode’s overarching theme — “Huh?” — was perhaps most evident very early on, when Randy Jackson asked a dental assistant who may or may not have a meth lab in her bathtub if she’d ever done cartoon voiceover work, and her answer was “I don’t know!”
Oh, lord. Would it get any better?
Kind of. Meet a few of your Golden Ticket Winners from the Nashville auditions….
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‘American Idol’ Nashville Auditions: Miss Teen USA Splits the Judges
No matter: Judges Randy Jackson, Jennifer Lopez and Steven Tyler were in exceptionally good spirits as they took their seats at the famed Ryman Auditorium, former home of the Grand Ole Opry. First to be sent through to Hollywood: a pair of exes, Rob Bolin and Chelsee Oaks, who, despite the fact that they’re no longer together, look longingly into each other’s eyes as they duet the Bee Gees’ classic “To Love Somebody.” Glen Hansard and Marketa Irglova they’re not, but there is a sweet vulnerability to their style of singing, even more evident during their solo turns.
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‘American Idol’ recap with Nashville auditions: hype and reality do not match
Nashville – at least what they presented us – was a major disappointment tonight.
Even the most hyped gal of the competition (see Nigel’s Tweet to the right), Lauren Alaina, hardly convinced me she was “the one, ” as the judges were cooing. It’s too early to tell.
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I found a lot to like in this Nashville audition episode but a lot to complain about, too, which kind of makes it an extra juicy episode.
My beef is that a lot more of the “moments” of the show seem extra-scripted this season. If that’s the case, I suppose it makes sense, as the show took a big leap, and I’m sure the producers are doing this to try to pull us in, but I prefer a boring person. I liked Adam Lambert and Kris Allen because they seemed like nice, real guys, and you weren’t cheering for them because your calls would let them save the orphanage or whatever.
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American Idol: How To Shape A Star
Alaina, 15, first auditioned in Nashville last summer; by the time she made it in front of the judges, some indeterminate number of weeks hence – the auditions you see on the show are followups, not first looks – she’d already been given a narrative. She sang because of her cousin, who recently fought cancer, and who joined her in the room for her audition in front of the judges, a pro forma “Idol” manipulation. After her audition, Alaina asked if she could bring her family in to meet the judges: sure, why not?
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‘American Idol’: Nashville Auditions
The streets of Nashville were lined, 17, 000 deep, with American Idol hopefuls. But the first audition we saw was no Carrie Underwood. Christine McCaffrey walked into the room singing…err, rather screeching. Not hiding his laughter Randy Jackson asked, “Do you do voiceover for cartoons?” So outrageous was her squeaky voice, he was convinced her audition was a joke – even long after she left.
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Nashville Auditions: Well Golly Gee, Kiss Your 60 Year Old Boyfriend and Adopt 300 Kids
At the Nashville auditions, even the bad auditions were actually kind of fun even if I couldn’t understand a word half of these people were saying. Nashville brought a lot of drama, a lot of delusion, and a crazy family who collects children like they’re keychains. That’s not to say the episode was all that good. But after Milwaukee, I’ll take it.
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‘American Idol’ Recap: Lauren Alaina Sets The Season Standard In Nashville
OK, “American Idol.” Time to pack it up. No need to bother going through the rest of season 10. As far as “Idol” producers are concerned, we have met our next champion and her name is Lauren Alaina.
The first 52 minutes of Thursday night’s (January 27) Nashville audition episode — filled with quarreling ex-lovers, former Donald Trump trophy teens and far too many “delusional” people who were obviously in on the joke — was like that one time in ’97 when I went to see Blur and they had their friend’s terrible band open for them so that they looked amazing by comparison.
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