Los Angeles. In a moment, people from all over Southern California are going
to vie for a trip... back... to Southern California. And for the first time
in Idol's history, the auditions have gone cyber, as a select few plucked
from MySpace will join the proceedings.
The Forum/AT&T Center
Victoria Garrett (21, Long Beach, CA) thinks that American Idol is in LA for
a purpose. She thinks that she's going to be the next champion. We... think
Tim Halperin (23, Fort Worth, TX), who has a crush on Jennifer Lopez. He
sings "She Will Be Loved" for her to the point that Randy and Steven just
didn't really feel like they were still in the room. At least he's going
through to LA. Joining him, fellow UNC grad Justin Carter (27, Hollywood,
CA), who apparently lacked balls.
Daniel & Isaac. Best friends... now bitter rivals. First, Daniel Gomez (18,
Corcoran, CA) with "I'll Be" by Edwin McCain. Then, Isaac Rodriguez (18,
Lemoore, CA) with "Build Me Up Buttercup". Neither of them are going
begins with the MySpace auditioners, starting with Karen Rodriguez (21, New
York City). Will MySpace produce where LA couldn't? Her song, "You Give Good
Love" by Whitney Houston... had the spit, the fire, the spitfire, and the
control. And apparently she and J.Lo met before on TRL. It's a three-way
Roches (25, Hoboken, NJ) is sizing up her competition. And apparently she's
in pain, because she can't stop saying "Ow". She does a tribute to Frank
Sinatra, starting with "My Life". And if Simon was still on this show, he
would've killed her three times. Things get mighty awkward when she chases
Randy all over the room.
switch from singing to belly dancing? Heidi Khzam (23, Agoura Hills, CA)
plays "Superwoman" by Alicia Keys.... and she's in. Easy.
Stats" Frankel (27, West Hollywood, CA) is the CEO of MSFP, Matthew Scott
Frankel Produc...tions. He says that he's a force to be reckoned with. Uhh...
Roberts (24 Long Beach, CA) looks and sounds like Mike Tyson. Jeannette
Manning (23, Trenton, NJ), looks like Pomplamoose, sounds like a flattened
moose. And the less said about Daniel Hall (18, Oceanside, CA), the better.
Mark & Aaron
Gutierrez (28/27, Redlands, CA) are next. Mark is a math nerd, while Aaron
lives life by his own rules. They start with "Lean On Me". Great harmony,
but this isn't X Factor, this is Idol. Only one of them can win. We'll see
which one will go further in Hollywood.
running out of daylight on LA... and with scant exception, not a lot of
winners coming through. Will Cooper Robinson be the exception? No, because
do it for LA. Everyone sucked, except for the 30 who got through. We're
hoping that the Golden Gate will make us feel a lot better about ourselves.
SAVE US SAN FRANCISCO! Next time.