Erica is doing a fabulous job keeping us up to date with The Voice while I have been quietly watching American Idol while also keeping up with The Voice. Tonight I pushed back four hours of TV so that I could record all four hours of AI and The Voice. I don’t know a lot about music, like Erica does. In fact, I don’t really listen to music much because it makes me too emotional. I don’t like music played in public places. I skip the musical guest on the talk shows most of the time. So it is kind of weird that I am obsessed with both musical competition shows. I love a competition show. I love pageants. I love when someone wins. I love win someone gets recognition. I love when someone wins employee of the month. Perhaps it comes from so many years of teaching administrators are too busy freaking out over whatever nonsense the district office is shoveling on them, they have no idea how anyone is really doing in the classroom. Or maybe my mamma didn’t hug me enough as a child. Or maybe she did. Either way I just love to see someone acknowledged for being good at something. Even if it is just looking pretty in panty hose and a swimsuit and a tiara. I like to see people get married. I like to see people get the job they want. I like to see people get the house of their dreams. I like to see people win.
So tonight on AI 169 kids are going to Hollywood and only 24 will make it on the live show. This is going to be brutal. I’m not really going to recap the two hours. I might pipe in with some observations. I want to talk about the judges a bit. And mostly I want to know if you are watching either of the contests that are running head to head this season.
There are a lot of differences between AI and TV, On AI you get attached to the singers really early and on TV I barely know their names until it gets to the end. I’m already emotional. Shocker.
I know everyone is hating on Katy Perry for her ginormous paycheck, but girl get that money! I think it was a budgeting disaster for production. But I am not hating on the girl being the highest paid person on the show. I’ll leave that to Wendy Williams who does seem to have a problem with it.
OMG! Catie the weirdo nerd with the great hugs just did the most amazing rendition of Come Together EVER. Love her and her quirk.
Back to the judges. I love them all. They are a great trio. There is no Simon. Katy is a bit of a diva and demands her way a lot. But Lionel and Luke are awesome. The three seem to get along well. They all seem compassionate.
Johnny Brenns from St. Augustine is desperate for his father’s attention. His father didn’t come to Hollywood to support him. His sister came with his mom instead. They seemed surprised by how good he is. He did not tell his family he auditioned. A win for him would be his father being proud of him and acknowledging his gift. He need to work on his confidence. And he will have time because he made it through to groups which I was really hoping we would get to tonight. GROUP ARE THE BEST PART.
Dennis Lorenzo from Philly who I remember well and the second he start singing I start bawling like a baby. I had to rewind twice to watch. This kid has it. I am worried that he might have sung this song the first time though. He makes it through.
ROFLMAO. Katy has gone all Paula Abdul over a guy named Trevor. Trevor is a huge Katy fan and as of his audition had a girlfriend. But Katy has a crush on Trevor and now he in between his rock and a hard dick. Is that the expression? His audition has been view over 100 million times? Is that what they just said? He’s sofa king hot. I guess he can sing because he went through. I got sort of distracted.
David Francisco the guy who was in a horrific accident tossed his crutches before blowing us away. And then they sent him home.
OMG! Group rounds! I love this! Sorry, I’m pushing my UnReal recap to tomorrow.
Oh hell to the no. I expected this whole hour to be the drama of forming a group. People are always left out. What is this whole starting with the first performers and just showing rehearsals? NOE! This is not how group goes, AI! You are doing it all wrong! We didn’t even get to hear what the song choices were are watch them fight over what to sing!
The first group, God’s Diversity WAS PERFECTION. Y’all. Amazing. Remember when I said I wasn’t going to recap? Ooops sorry. I lied. I’m watching this twice. I needed this tonight. All three judges on their feet. I can’t believe one of them went home. I loves me some Thaddeaus and can’t wait to see his journey.
The next group is singing the BeeGees Staying Alive and they are not old enough to know the lyrics. None of them. No one is speaking to the other. If they reward the ones who forgot the lyrics and put them through then these judges suck. They do let one girl go through who forgot her lines. I thought she should have gone. How did Maricio get stuck with such a crap group and a stupid song. These are the things we find out when we have a whole show dedicated to THE GROUP NIGHT!
Next up is Taco! Catie, my nerd girl is first she is amazing. Alyssa is in there to and she is a frontrunner. I want to keep them all. Don’t fuck this up judges. On second watch Katie Beatboxes for the other girls. My God could I love this girl any more!!! They didn’t show the girl with the afro puffs part. I’m worried about her. She made it through and I am sorry to see the other one go. They all should have stayed.
So there were two twins boys and one was cut and one went through to group. Since he is underage his mother is with him. She is trying to run the whole group and make changes to the arrangement. The other kids are at a loss as to how to deal with this random adult fucking with their shot at their dreams. Milo, the remaining twin wants to change the arrangement the morning of the show to please his mother. Chaos ensues. Milo tells the band that the group is okay with the changes even though they told him know. Oh hell noe. These people will never work in the industry again. Not him. Not his twin. And definitely not his mama. I hope the rest of the band or at least one of them stops the performance.
The put the whole group through. But that twin with the hair needs to go just because of his mama. She’s a no for me dawg.
I do not like this rapid group thing. It’s robbing me of ALL THE DRAMA!
Next up, Laine got stuck with a group with three idiot girls who chose a dumb song. You can tell he hated the whole thing. These bitches are going to get him cut. HA! They put him through with only one other girl. Hysterical.
The last girl group to sing. You just have to see what girl power and women supporting women can do. I love this show.