Tuesday, January 13, 2009

it's an open thread...

As we usher in the eighth season of our favorite television talent competition, it's time to cheer and jeer the first groups of wannabes.

So because I won't be blogging the audition episodes, it's open season. This is the place for all of us to pick our early favorites, laugh at the comedy plants, laugh at the judges or just laugh at each other.

Because THIS is American Idol. And this is an open thread.

Y'all have at it.


Blogger jennifer said...

LOVED the opening montage. Although I could have lived without the Brittendumbs.

8:09 PM, January 13, 2009  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

not sure what to think of new judge-- too many people talking at once.

8:37 PM, January 13, 2009  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Not sure about 4 judges either especially when one of them starts singing to show the untalented but bikini clad young lady how the song should have sounded. Of course her reply of "yours didn't sound any better", is sure to get her to the final 12.


8:14 AM, January 14, 2009  
Blogger Kristi Mantoni said...

If bikini girl was dressed normal and just ten pounds heavier, she would have never made it. I look for her to leave early in Hollywood...unless she wears a g-string and pasties.

9:18 AM, January 14, 2009  
Anonymous Melissa in TN said...

I like Kara but four judges allows for a split instead of a majority.

I was confused about bikini girl. So Randy and Simon wanted her through and Paula and Kara were obviously against her but she made it. I wish I had TIVOed it so I could watch again. Did one of the girls give in or did they let two be the "majority?" It was a little hard to follow with everyone talking over each other.

Bikini girl is pretty obnoxious. I can't wait to see her go home.

I really liked the girl named Stevie.

I am glad Idol and Idoling Along is back! :)

9:20 AM, January 14, 2009  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

I'm guessing if it is a split vote, the contestant moves ahead. It happened a couple times last night.

9:27 AM, January 14, 2009  
Blogger jennifer said...

Oh Kristi, don't give the child any ideas! LOL

I think the only way to be fair in a split vote is to advance them. After all in the past it only took two votes to do that, so even with four judges it's pretty much the same.

10:14 AM, January 14, 2009  
Blogger angelof_mercy81 said...

Did anybody hear what Kara said when Bikini Girl made it through? It sounded something like, "Next time come naked." Zing. :)

I'm not sure. I'll have to rewatch that segment--painful as that's going to be.

10:21 AM, January 14, 2009  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

I had heard that if there was a tie vote, SIMON's vote determined whether they would advance. Didn't watch all of last night yet, but for Bikini Girl, it follows what I heard.

11:15 AM, January 14, 2009  
Anonymous JJ said...

Really like Stevie and Tattooed Girl. Blind guy is good too. Dorky smart guy has a great voice, he could be a surprise. Same with construction guy!!
So happy AI is back and therefore Jennifer's blog :-)

11:43 AM, January 14, 2009  
Anonymous JessiJames said...

yeah Kara did say next time come naked, that was funny.

I do like that Kara is a bit more useful in her critiques than is Paula. any chance this leads to only 3 judges next year? :)


4:47 PM, January 14, 2009  
Anonymous chrisROCKS said...


Can you say "the second coming of James Lewis"?! lol Oh my...

7:50 PM, January 14, 2009  
Blogger Becky said...

Hmm. No favorites yet. The visually impaired fellow is amazing on piano, but I felt his voice was rather weak. (Yeah, I'll be the bad guy and crit the blind fella because no one else will.)

3:55 PM, January 15, 2009  

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