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American Idol: Greensboro Auditions

AIgreensboro.jpgI am taking the Mac route tonight ... Since Fox insists on making me sit through so many auditions, I am just hitting the high notes.

• The show rarely kicks off with someone worthwhile. If you are looking for real "American Idols," you still have time to grab a snack during the first 10 minutes of the show.

• Jerry Springer jokes still work. Unfortunately, potential Jerry panelists do not.

• If you get an extended profile, you are more likely getting a ticket to Hollywood.

• Randy's shirt was a little too pitchy for me.

• There was certainly more than one dummy on tonight's episode -- and I'm not talking about the guy with the puppet.

• Do you think Simon has any respect for Paula as a singer? Either way, I'm sure he wouldn't be alone.

• Paula is immune to no man -- especially if he can actually sing.

• Is the theme to the TV show "A Different World" an actual song?

• Fellas: Stay off the Whitney. And while you're at it, scratch Mariah, Celine and Cher off your lists too.

• I don't care what anyone says: The 17-year-old with the squeaky speaking voice is the next "American Idol." If not, you can at least expect a record contract. Wow.

• A tube top does not make you a star (not even a porn star), even if it is sparkly. Apparently though, it sometimes makes you a delusional psycho.

On a final note, I understand that it's a ratings juggernaut, but one hour of auditions works well. Two hours tries my patience a bit. -- Rachel Cericola


Mac's Rambling Thoughts from This Episode

• I begin with the single greatest quote in "American Idol" history: "Paula Abdul ain't got shit on me!" -- Rhonetta Johnson

• Her dad is in prison. Her mom left her when she was two. She's a waitress at one of those roller-skating drive-in places. She's cute as hell and sweeter than a bowl of sugar. Ladies and gentlemen, I present the next American Idol ... Kellie Pickler. "Pick Pickler!"

• But not so fast Pickler fans! Paris Bennett whipped out one of the greatest auditions ever. EVER. I got chills, and I don't chill easily. In fact, I've only experienced three "AI" chills in all the years I've watched this show. Because I know you're all very interested in this kind of thing, my three chill moments are: 1. Kelly Clarkson's rendition of "Natural Woman; 2. Paris Bennett's audition; and 3. The single best "AI" performance ever: Tamyra Gray, "A House is Not a Home."

By the way, Tamyra was robbed.

• I'm 100% sure the Fox lawyers broke into hives when Steven David Jr. serenaded Paula with "Let's Get It On." Have we learned nothing from Corey Clark?

• If your Mom says you sound like "Carrie Underwood crossed with Britney Spears," she's lying. Your Mom just lied to you.

• Lisa Bonet be damned: "A Different World" is an awesome song.

• Just once, I want the "American Idol" producers to do one of those teary-eyed profiles for a contestant who absolutely sucks.

• This year's Scott Savol: Chase Bush. How did that voice come out of that guy?

Vibrato -- (noun) -- That annoying rapid shaky thing you often hear in crappy singers' voices.

• Many contestants fail to understand that singing experience does not correspond to singing skill. I love it when a spurned contestant incredulously informs the "Idol" judges that "You can't tell me no! I've been singing since I was three!"

• Jimmy Crabtree may not have charisma or personality or singing talent, but he could find lucrative work as Eminem's body double.

• In season 6 I want the judges to be armed with tasers. But here's the catch: They can only zap one contestant per city. Just think of the gambling/drinking game possibilities ...
-- Mac Slocum


Posted by Rachel Cericola on January 24, 2006 9:43 PM
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I just wanted you to know I have been watching the show and I am extremly embarressed by Greensboro's auditions. i just wanted whoever to know I AM THE AMERICAN IDOL and I am not going to make a fool of myself on national tv. However I blow all of the people in my area, which is Greensboro, away. I just hate I had no idea where the auditions were? I would have made the show and made Fox very proud. Your mistake! I am more original than Kelly Clarkson she s a fake. You have to sing from the heart.

-- 1. Posted by: Raven at January 24, 2006 10:41 PM

Somebody actually bought www.rhonettajohnson.com after last night's show. hahaha

-- 2. Posted by: Greg at January 25, 2006 7:35 PM

I am a music major at UNC Greensboro and I know many people who tried out for American Idle and can out sing most AI winners but they were all cut because AI and Fox only cares about ratings.

-- 3. Posted by: your mom at January 25, 2006 11:41 PM

Why is everyone so critical on Simon's on-show crisicisms....he is partly, if not the main reason, why "American Idol" is so popular...do you really think the show would have the popularity and Nielson-Chart ratings if we had a bunch of dry, conventional judges?

-- 4. Posted by: Jamie at January 26, 2006 12:34 PM

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Jane.

-- 5. Posted by: sweet-ub at March 25, 2008 3:36 PM

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-- 6. Posted by: DedoVioheds at September 29, 2010 9:17 PM

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-- 7. Posted by: Kelly at January 24, 2013 6:14 AM

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