And the body
count... 6500 looking for so many picks on the Road to Hollywood. And
there's only one thing on their mind... "Laissez les bon temps rouler!" ...
which literally translates to "Let the good times roll." Try it out on your
friends, and you will be hit. Unless your friends are from NOLA. That
said... laissez les bon temps rouler! *Gordon punches Chico* See?
Jordan Dorsey (21, La Place,
LA) is a vocal/piano teacher learning the ropes of the industry on our
school of hard knocks. He sings "Over the Rainbow". He's way too
showboating, and he has no problem... well, showing that. He's through.
Sarah Sellers (28;
Richardson, TX) has large lips for a marketing analysts/food & music blogger.
She sings "To Make You Feel My Love". It was soulfully raspy. She's in.
Jovany Barreto (23, Harvey,
LA) is a first-generation Cuban American ship builder. He's just in this to
meet Jennifer, really. Especially after meeting his idol Marc Anthony. He
sings "Contigo en la Distancia" by Luis Miguel. Not bad. Not bad at all. May
want to change it up if he wants to attract more than just J-Lo's gaze. But
right now, he's in. And he celebrates by taking his clothes off.
meeting Randy Jackson's brother Herman, we meet cosmetologist Jacquelyn
Dupree (24; Summit, MS), who has pictures of Randy in HS. She sings "I'll
Stand By You". Bordering on shouting. This is a tender song, she needn't
shout it. But it's a powerful voice, so she's in.
Brett Loewenstern (16, Boca
Raton, FL) says that he likes to stand out. He sings "Bohemian Rhapsody".
Doesn't really stand out, but the judges think otherwise. He's in...
Franks (24, Baton Rouge, LA) is convinced that he's the next American Idol.
You know what this means... Nine times out of 10, especially given that he's
only seen in audition, he will NOT be the next American Idol. But he does
look like Steven Tyler... or Mick Jagger. Or something. He sings "Bad
Romance" by Lady Gaga... What's the rule, kids? Men should not sing female
songs unless they were covered successfully at one point by another man (We
call it the "How Am I Supposed to Live Without You" Rule). It's very ugly.
It's disease-ridden... and anything but romantic.
And I think he has a little
bit of a goiter action going...
(18, New Orleans) went to Idol Camp three years ago. Will this be the
payoff? He's going with "Proud Mary"... Note to self... never go to Idol
Badeaux (15, Lafayette) looks like he's 12. He sings "Dock of the Bay" by
Otis Redding with all the fervor and tone of a guy who has yet to peak. He's
We end the NOLA auditions with the
requisite sob story, courtesy of Paris Tassin (23). She got pregnant at 18
with a baby who had hydrocephalus, which ultimately cost the baby her
hearing. This is all for her... Her song is "Temporary Home" by Carrie
Underwood. She nails it. Perhaps the best of New Orleans. No surprise. She's
In total, 37
people from New Orleans join the 51 from NYC. Next week, the road to
Hollywood passes through Milwaukee. Who'll drive the judges to drink? Stay