Hollywood Week: Friday Update

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Thank you Milajoy and IDF!

Updates:

  • Rico Barrino, (Fantasia’s brother) Jason Castro have made it through the first two rounds so far in Hollywood.
  • Jermaine Paul has made it to the final round in Hollywood.
  • Matt Sato and Rachael Wicker are gone.
  • No sign of the Brittnum twins – Chances are the rumor that they made it to Hollywood is false.

Alisha Dixon
Age:18
Residency: Manahawkin, NJ
Audition City: Philadelphia, PA
Audition Songs, Sweet Child of Mine by GNR, Punk Rocker by Sandi Thom, Behind These Hazel Eyes
MySpace: http://www.myspace.com/alishadixon
http://profile.myspace.com/index.cfm?fusea…iendID=58396965
Photo: http://b3.ac-images.myspacecdn.com/01055/3…055710713_l.jpg
Photo of her with Kimberly Caldwell: http://a919.ac-images.myspacecdn.com/image…564347d94a6.jpg

Ashley Robinette
Age:
Residency: Arizona
***Was cut in Round two of Hollywood week

Alyssa ________
Age:
Audition City: Philadelphia, PA
Source: http://www.myfoxphilly.com/myfox/pages/Hom….1.1&sflg=1

Anthony Saunders
Age: 24
Residency: Kansas City, KS
Audition City: Omaha, NE
MySpace: http://profile.myspace.com/index.cfm?fusea…endID=144451902
Source: http://www.myfoxkc.com/myfox/pages/News/De…mp;pageId=3.2.1
Photo: http://a285.ac-images.myspacecdn.com/image…18d6e1efe9c.jpg
http://a279.ac-images.myspacecdn.com/image…382ef62a226.jpg

Brandon Green
Age:
Residency: Nashville TN, Lucedale, Mississippi
Audition City:
MySpace: http://www.myspace.com/brandongreenmusic
Photos:
http://a289.ac-images.myspacecdn.com/image…6757e72faa0.jpg
http://a820.ac-images.myspacecdn.com/image…0659b348edb.jpg

Cardin McKinney
Age:
Hometown: Nashville
Audition City:
MySpace: http://www.myspace.com/cardinmckinney
Photos:
http://a321.ac-images.myspacecdn.com/image…113f0041050.jpg
http://a555.ac-images.myspacecdn.com/image…ce92dd7d8d2.jpg

Charity ___________
**11/29 – has made it through the first two rounds in Hollywood

Chase Foster
Age: 16
Residency: Winfield, Kansas
Audition City: Dallas, Texas
Audition Songs: “Drops Of Jupiter”, “Fly Me To The Moon”, & “New York State Of Mind” by Billy Joel
Website: http://www.chasefostermusic.com/
Link: http://markbowling.org/chase.html
Video: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=M8GwiwNx77w
Photos:
http://ks.nea.org/news/2007/images/wave.jpg
http://markbowling.org/roomview/full/chase.jpg
http://rootsweb.com/~kscomanc/wo_chasefoster_1.jpg
http://rubbermaid.com/rubbermaid/images/ChaseFoster.jpg
http://ks.nea.org/news/2007/images/spidersong.jpg
***Chase was cut in Round 2 of Hollywood week

Chris ______
Age: 20
Residency: Dover, DE
Audition City: Philadelphia, PA
Source: http://www.myfoxphilly.com/myfox/pages/New…mp;pageId=3.2.1

Colton ___________ #1
**11/29 – has made it through the first two rounds in Hollywood

Colton ___________ #2
**11/29 – has made it through the first two rounds in Hollywood

David _________
Audition City: San Diego
**11/29 – has made it through the first two rounds in Hollywood

Derrell Brittenum
Residency: Atlanta, Georgia
Audition City: Atlanta, Georgia
Link: http://www.accessatlanta.com/shared-blogs/…tenum-twins.jpg
MySpace: http://www.myspace.com/therealbrittenumtwins
***There has been NO SIGHTING of the Twins in Hollywood

Jason Castro
Age:
Residency: College Station, TX
Audition City: Dallas Texas
MySpace: http://www.myspace.com/jasoncastromusic
Photos:
http://a856.ac-images.myspacecdn.com/image…69d3217082f.jpg
http://a45.ac-images.myspacecdn.com/images…fbc3c4bdfa4.jpg
http://a692.ac-images.myspacecdn.com/image…2718bf26403.jpg
http://c.myspace.com/Groups/00011/49/66/11816694_l.jpg
Video: (He was the drummer in the band Keeping Lions until very recently)
http://youtube.com/watch?v=DWfqCqUQt58
http://youtube.com/watch?v=QGgcqGG3Ps8
http://youtube.com/watch?v=gXKmeoQWFK0
http://youtube.com/watch?v=7A-HtEzo8Os
***11/29/07. Jason is still in the competition after the first two rounds of Hollywood week

Jenna Breedlove
Age: 27
Residency: Atlanta, GA
Audition City: Atlanta, GA
MySpace: http://www.myspace.com/underthepink27
(Her Headline says “I just might go to California”)
***Jenna has canceled her MySpace account
Photo:
http://a694.ac-images.myspacecdn.com/image…4388b278a55.jpg
http://a260.ac-images.myspacecdn.com/image…ec4c8ed3c8b.jpg
http://a116.ac-images.myspacecdn.com/image…e695b18ce8b.jpg

Jermaine Paul
Age: 28
Residency: Upstate, New York
Audition City: San Diego, California
Audition Song: “Soldier’s Cry”
Website: http://www.jermainepaul.com/
MySpace:
http://www.myspace.com/jermainep
http://www.myspace.com/jermainepaul
Wikipedia: http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Jermaine_Paul
Videos:
Link: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=uYEzNjQ7sPM
Link: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=eoBmUEJFfFw
Link: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=H1hip7sP2QY
Link: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=FCK6eQSZqqA
Link: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=UKt6lDasbeY
Link: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=u8QlqoPLmcA
Link: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=f0LYWuBX__4
Link: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=sBioiZduA9Y
Link: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=EtJXxBxn3Ro
Link: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=L1NfZuqJsW8
Link: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=EITQ5AafcdU
Link: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Ae8noKKoilY
***Jermaine has made it through to the final day of Hollywood so far

Joanne _____
Residency: Hoboken, NJ
**11/29 – has made it through the first two rounds in Hollywood

John Edward Carey, Jr.
Age: 27
Residency: Van Nuys, California
Audition City: San Diego, California
Audition Song: “Guitar Man” by Bread
MySpace:
http://www.myspace.com/bluecollarjohnny
http://www.myspace.com/johnedwardcareyjr

Josh _______________
**11/29 – has made it through the first two rounds in Hollywood

Kelly ________
Hometown: Florida
**11/29 – has made it through the first two rounds in Hollywood

Matt Sato
Age: 17
Residency: Minneapolis, Minnesota
Audition City: Miami, Florida
MySpace: http://www.myspace.com/shurbadurrbafrenchfrench
***Matt Sato cut in Round 2 of Hollywood week

Michael Preston
Age: 20
Residency: Oklahoma City, Oklahoma
Audition City: Dallas, Texas
MySpace: http://www.myspace.com/ugotitbad4meeee

Natasha __________
**11/29 – has made it through the first two rounds in Hollywood

Rachael Wicker
Age: 23
Residency: Kansas City, MO
Audition City: Omaha, NE
MySpace: http://www.myspace.com/rachaelvaughn
MySpace Music: http://www.myspace.com/rachaelwicker
Bix Page – with Music: http://bix.yahoo.com/person/Rachael%20Wicker
Source: http://www.myfoxkc.com/myfox/pages/News/De…mp;pageId=3.2.1
***Rachael Wicker was cut in Round 2 of Hollywood week

Ricco Barrino
Fantaisa’s Brother
Age: 24
Audition City: Dallas, Texas
Audition Song: “A Change Is Gonna Come”
MySpace: http://www.myspace.com/89102643
Photo (with Fantasia): http://b4.ac-images.myspacecdn.com/00998/4…998936804_l.jpg
Photo:
http://a932.ac-images.myspacecdn.com/image…269712c816b.jpg
http://b9.ac-images.myspacecdn.com/01420/9…420890859_l.jpg
Video:
http://b9.ac-images.myspacecdn.com/01420/9…420890859_l.jpg
http://youtube.com/watch?v=ZhvhzqraBKc
***11/29/07 Ricco has made it so far through the first two rounds of Hollywood week.

Ross Koley
Age: 23
Residency: Omaha, NE
Audition City: Omaha, NE
Source: http://www.omaha.com/index.php?u_page=2798…;u_sid=10150019
Video: http://www.kptm.com/global/video/popup/pop…mp;rnd=95103134[/url]
Video

Syesha Mercado
Age: 20
Residency:
Audition City: Miami FL
**Was on the ABC show “The One”
MySpace: http://myspace.com/syesha
My Space: http://profile.myspace.com/index.cfm?fusea…iendid=54064116
Source: http://vids.myspace.com/index.cfm?fuseacti…nelID=257366085
Photos:
http://a290.ac-images.myspacecdn.com/image…cf534425239.jpg
http://a388.ac-images.myspacecdn.com/image…ceccc317743.jpg
http://a870.ac-images.myspacecdn.com/image…bfc998cf98d.jpg

Tatiana ___________
**11/29 – has made it through the first two rounds in Hollywood

Terrell Brittenum
Residency: Atlanta, Georgia
Audition City: Atlanta, Georgia
Link: http://www.accessatlanta.com/shared-blogs/…tenum-twins.jpg
MySpace: http://www.myspace.com/therealbrittenumtwins
*****There has been NO SIGHTING of the Twins in Hollywood

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28 Comments

  1. Remember David from Star Search 4 or 5 years aago? The 12 year old kid who won. he is in Hollywood:

    David Archuleta** David won Star Search when he was only 12 years old
    Age: 16
    Residency: Utah
    Audition City:
    Facebook:
    Star Search Videos:
    http://www.cbs.com/primetime/star_search2/…david_archuleta
    http://www.cbs.com/primetime/star_search2/…david_archuleta
    http://www.cbs.com/primetime/star_search4/video_junior.php
    http://www.cbs.com/primetime/star_search4/video_junior.php
    Video: http://youtube.com/watch?v=z8SJXDPE_sQ]http://youtube.com/watch?v=z8SJXDPE_sQ
    ** David has made it through AT LEAST the first two rounds

    What else…

    Nina Shaw has made it through Thursday at least

    New contestant

    Lisa Aukerman
    Age:
    Residency:
    Audition City: Charleston
    Photo: http://img261.imageshack.us/img261/9756/lisaaukermannp2.jpg
    **Lisa has made it at least through the first two rounds. is through to thurs.

    I have a bunch of new first names I will add later.

    After today, we will have our top 44 or so. How cool!

  2. This bit of info tells me that the Judge would have been very impressed with this kid :

    Chase Foster
    Age: 16
    Residency: Winfield, Kansas
    Audition City: Dallas, Texas
    Audition Songs: à ¢Ã¢â€š ¬Ã…“Drops Of Jupiterà ¢Ã¢â€š ¬ , à ¢Ã¢â€š ¬Ã…“Fly Me To The Moonà ¢Ã¢â€š ¬ , & à ¢Ã¢â€š ¬Ã…“New York State Of Mindà ¢Ã¢â€š ¬  by Billy Joel

    Why do I say that ? You don’t ask someone to sing 3 songs ( wide variety of genres at that ) unless he has charmed you with his first song.

    Season 5 only had Taylor Hicks and early fav — Paris Bennett sing 2 songs at their auditions. But this guy ( get this ) was asked to sing 3 !! He must have impressed the judges a lot. This is a virtual mini-concert they asked him to do. No mean feat in an audition with thousands of contestants.

    Must be the one to watch.

  3. FOLLOW UP :

    I notice that Chase Foster was cut on round 2 of Hollywood. Simon and company probably learned a lesson from Taylor Hicks and decided they don’t want someone who does not fit the “template” they want to see in an Idol ( i.e., someone whose music would play on pop radio ).

  4. Thanks, milajoy.

    That David Archuleta kid sounds interesting. I got goose bumps at one point while he was singing “And I’m Telling You.” I am unable to view the CBS video, though. Is that the same as this one I found on youtube?

    http://youtube.com/watch?v=xIJbQG8r_XY

    He likes to sing female-sung numbers, no? I wonder what he is, and sounds, like now…

  5. There is going to be a TOP 50 this year instead of a top 44. The top 50 will be brought back to Hollywood in January where the field will be cut to the top 24.

    MJ: I decided to update my rarely used IDF blog today since it’s really hard to keep track of everything on the main board at IDF. Here’ the link:

    http://idolforums.com/users/joesplace/index.php?

  6. I removed the Twins from the Hollywood contestants. Let the celebration begin!

  7. Here I go again. I think I posted this in a previous thread, but Jermaine Paul has a Syracuse connection, which of course, would stand out for me. He’s very, very good and has some serious cred. He duets with Alicia Keys on “If This World Were Mine” on the Luther Tribute album (http://www.amazon.com/Amazing-All-Star-Tribute-Luther-Vandross/dp/B000AOENL8) – a song that was one of my favorites on the album long before I recognized his name.

    It’s pathetic of me to want to declare a pre-season favorite before a single episode airs (last year I picked Sligh and Brandon Rogers), but if I were to do that, Jermaine would be my pick.

    I remember the kid from Star Search too. He was amazing, but not my favorite from that season.

  8. Hollywood week is over. The three that I know made it for sure now are Jason castro, Syesha Mercado, and Jermaine Paul.

  9. It’s typical for a contestant to sing several songs in front of the judges; however, the producers will air what they want to air. My friend who made it to the top 75 (yes, JUST top 75, not even top 24 or 44) sang FOUR songs in his audition for the judges.

  10. LMAO These are all professionals! Remember when Idols were green, nobody knew their name, race, they had no videos, promo….now it seems everybody who goes through Idol is a professional….hmmm…I kind of like the “unfound” talent….not the seasoned one who’s looking for a break…

  11. I Wonder what the heck happened to Jermaine Paul such that he would still remain obscure and has to go through the pain of American Idol.

    Just look at his background from Wikipedia :

    Jermaine Paul (born Jeremiah Jermaine Paul on July 18, 1979), is a Grammy Award-nominated American R&B/soul singer, songwriter, and multi-instrumentalist.

    He began traveling extensively throughout the world as an opening act and background vocalist to winning Grammy Awards musician, Alicia Keys. He was hand picked by Alicia Keys herself, out of the crowd one night at a club in New York to come onstage for an impromptu performance for her. She was so impressed with his talent that night, she later invited him to become one of her background singers. Since then, he had numerous collaborations with her which included the duet “If This World Were Mine”, that earned a Grammy nomination nod.

    He could be the first Grammy Award nominated CONTESTANT in any IDOL contest anywhere in the world.

  12. From Wiki: Their performance was nominated for the Grammy Award for “Best R&B Performance by a Duo or Group with Vocals” in 2006.

    He could be the first Grammy Award nominated CONTESTANT in any IDOL contest anywhere in the world.

    Wouldn’t that be something! I think the success of many former Idol contestants (and selling even 100K CDs is a measure of success to someone who hasn’t sold but a handful) has inspired people who are more established to give it a shot. I think this year could be one of those seasons that are top-heavy with talent and like season five, many will break out after the show is over. I want to temper my excitement, but I am starting to get psyched.

  13. From what I’ve heard, young Chase Foster would have been ideal for this contest. You know, not your average teenager, more of an old soul. His sound is unique, not like all the bubble-gum pop. The judges might have made a mistake. I’m sure they had their reasons though. I read where they told him to be sure to come back next year. They thought he could have been another Daughtry. It’s hard to know what they’re looking for each year.
    Jermaine Paul is already one-up on everyone. He is a very seasoned contestant and goes in with tons of the experience for television. He will go far in this contest.
    Did anyone hear if Danielle Calato from New Jersey made it through? Boy, she has a gorgeous voice. Very beautiful too.
    How about Baylee Brown?? I read somewhere where she got a record deal recently. Maybe that’s why I don’t see her name on the updated list. Who knows??????

  14. Danielle did not make it through. Baylie did, but dropped out as she got a contract

    I am hearing that mst of the top 50 ARE professional singers. his top 12 just may be the strongest ever.

    Here’s The top 50’ers that I ave so far:

    Cardin McKinney
    Age:
    Hometown: Nashville
    Audition City:
    MySpace: http://www.myspace.com/cardinmckinney
    Photos:
    http://a321.ac-images.myspacecdn.com/image…113f0041050.jpg
    http://a555.ac-images.myspacecdn.com/image…ce92dd7d8d2.jpg

    David Archuleta

    Natasha __________
    I think that THIS IS THE “Irish Girl”

    Syesha Mercado

    Jermie Paul

    Jason Castro

    Lisa Aukerman
    Age: 22
    Residency: Gainesville, FL
    Audition City: Charleston
    MySpace: http://profile.myspace.com/index.cfm?fusea…endID=134754253
    Photo: http://img261.imageshack.us/img261/9756/lisaaukermannp2.jpg

    I updated my list on page 37 of IDF with a few more Hollywooders as well.

  15. Oooooh you mean I may have a semi-hometown girl to root for this year?? Gainesville is not too far away from me! Yay for Florida girls!

    Though, I bet she’s a student of (or former student of) UF. Boo, hiss. :)

  16. Sounds like a lot of real talent this year- however, my preference is the year that we have the amateurs- the undiscovereds. The Kelly’s- Carrie’s, Fantasia’s, etc normal people working normal jobs who catch a break and acheive their dream.

    It’s not nearly as exciting for me to watch a bunch of professionals who have been at this for years but want a record deal.

  17. Unless she is hiding something (due to contracts), I believe Danielle Calato didn’t even get out of the first round (unfortunately – since she has amazing clips on YouTube that sound as good as many finalists)…

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