Wednesday, February 07, 2007

san antonio: remember the door...

The locked door returned as the star of the final audition episode and continued to make me laugh. That door is a star, I tell ya. Now if people would just follow the rules of the road (drive on the right side people!), the rule of the door would be a no-brainer.

In other news, San Antonio yielded about the same level of excitement as the other cities on this year's audition trail. I give it about two yawns.

Out of all of the wannabes, the only one (of the ones we were privy to see, that is) that I can see advancing beyond next week's Hollywood round is Baylie Brown, the lovely girl who fears the horses will mistake her for an appetizer, adores fashion magazines and lives for the city. She insists that she's not a country music crooner, so there's no mistaking her for the Underwoods and Picklers of the world, but chooses to sing Faith Hill. Color me confused. Simon doesn't writhe in ecstacy over her vocals, but calls her commercial "with a capital C." He's right.

Ashlyn Carr has the distinction of being the first auditioner rejected then retrieved. Something tells me that if Randy and Simon had turned thumbs down and Paula had cried foul, Ashlyn would have found her way out of San Antonio. But, when Simon says foul, the girl is given a second chance. Her "ugly" facial expressions return, but, as if this was any surprise, on her second go-round, she's given a pass. She won't last long.

Neither will Hailey Scarnato, who was passed through after an adequate but unmemorable version of I Can't Make You Love Me, another one of those overused Idol songs.

But the best segment of the night, aside from my favorite door, of course, was the cousin duo of William Green and Akron Watson. I couldn't help but chuckle as Green, after butchering Amazing Grace and admitting his cousin behind him was the one with talent, staged his bogus fight with the judges and the door. I know, I know. It was probably in the script, but I laughed anyway.

And it seems that William was right; his cousin Akron was the one with talent. Enough talent to earn a golden ticket. Too bad he won't be going to Hollywood. Seems
the show dumped him without explanation just days before the Hollywood round. They do that sometimes.

In other news, the expected online petition, the first of many that we'll see this season cause we always do, is garnering signatures to bring back our favorite senior Idol, Sherman Pore. Here it is if you want to lend them a name.

Tonight: the worst of the best of the worst of the rest. Next week: HOLLYWOOD!

Let's get this show on the road.

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Anonymous Anonymous said...

I love reading your Blog Jennifer. You seem to be right on the money about Baylie Brown. Check out her website at www.bayliebrown.com (country music sensation). I am also looking forward to the Hollywood rounds and the top 24-when the real singing starts!

10:19 AM, February 07, 2007  
Blogger angelof_mercy81 said...

Thanks for the link to the petition. I signed it, and I hope many others will too. I would love to see him on the finale. His audition brought me to tears. What a class act. The world needs more people like Sherman Pore.

1:30 PM, February 07, 2007  
Blogger JR said...

DJSlim posted that Baylie Brown's website is gone!!! Could it be that she crashed and burned in Hollywood?

11:04 PM, February 07, 2007  
Blogger jennifer said...

Could be. Could also be that she made top 24. They have to lose their websites once that happens.

5:36 AM, February 08, 2007  
Blogger JR said...

Unless she had a meltdown, I would bet Baylie made the top 24. However, one of the trailers pimping the Hollywood rounds showed her in tears. Then again, the trailers would lead you to believe that no one survived Hollywood week. Even Sundance Head was concerned about the possibility of being sent home. All you heard from Simon in the promos was "That was awful", "You were terrible", or "I will vote to send all of you home."
For some, Hollywood Hell Week isn't going to be pretty. Someone has to be one of the best 24, while others must be among the bottom 172. While they may have sounded great during the auditions by comparison to some of the trash, when they go against those who are truly talented, 148 of them will find out the bitter truth.

8:10 AM, February 08, 2007  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

It does seem her name site is gone but you can still see all her info on www.countrymusicplanet.com/bayliebrown Some other sites that list spoilers for AI shows her name is not listed in the top 24. Maybe they figure she is too young at 16-better to wait another year or so even tho she has been performing since a really young age.

12:53 PM, February 08, 2007  

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