The first contestant thought she really could sing. Simon was really snarky. He just could not maintain it I guess! "It sounded like a cat falling off the Empire State Building." Randy joined in. The females came to her defense.
The next contestant tried to suck up to Simon by choosing one the songs he wrote! She then proceeded to forget his lyrics! He thought it was the "best song choice ever". She recovered enough to get the Golden Ticket.
We then got a montage of Simon saying 'NO" in several different fashions.
The opera singer trying to sing Aretha Franklin... That should tell you all you need to know! He was told no but he was another that thought singing another song would make a difference... Do these people not watch the show???
We then get a lot of wasted time showing people in their misery. What has happened to the producers. There is nothing the least bit entertaining in showing this. The arrogant ones that have terrible attitudes, perhaps. Let the rest be alone in their misery. It reminded me of an idiot reporter asking "I know your husband just died, tell us how you feel." Crappy editing at best. Give me more singing and less isolated agony out of context.
We get a quick montage of losers. One sang(?) "Amazing Grace"... the one time I was sorry the dogs did it! (Saved him...)
Then we get the phony drama with lots of video editing to tease us into suspense over a guy who winged the words to "Somewhere over the Rainbow' (where he belongs...). HEY producers. American Idol is about singing! How about we get MORE of that and less manufactured crap. (Oh yeah... he made it. YAWN)
The next contestant we get an in depth presentation is the brother of the 'mellow fellow' from last year, Jason Castro. You know the one you thought might fall asleep while he was singing. The hair was not dredlocks but still far from mainline. Simon it was "goodish". "I am never really sure about you Castros whether you are really into this". Golden Ticket.
At times I was hoping it was the Gong Show reincarnated. PLEASE give us a button to open the trap door in front of Jabba the Hut. Please stop the phony tension when telling them no...
Jessica Paige was one of the best stories. She takes care of her 93 year old grandmother AND can sing too. A wonderful example of youth for a change!
"Signed, Sealed Delivered, I'm Yours...... Return to Sender - Address Unknown"
The two friends that made it through were a nice addition! Especially since one had recently lost his wife.
The begging from the contestant should signal how far he will really go.
Simon's snarkiest comment ever - "Just to be clear, the first records you ever bought were Paula's..."
They did manage to save one of the best for last this time. (Unless they manipulated it of course). The judges really liked her.
After two nights I am really tired of the quick sound bites of people crying, bitching and moaning as the only exposure we get to them. If you want to put all that as "extra" on the DVD well and good. I want to see the 27 that made it tonight (and the ones from last night too). I do NOT need to hear the marginally talented or the totally untalented that probably know it. I want two things. First, let me see ALL the one that make it to Hollywood. If there is time left, let me see those totally out of touch with reality thinking they are talented but are not. Save all the "high production value" and phony suspense for somewhere it really belongs. There is enough true drama in a lot of the stories. You do not need to make that seem phony with the way you present the rest.