I didn’t. I stopped watching the show two years ago, believe it or not. I used to be a hardcore Idol lover, but the novelty eventually wore off and now, honestly, I couldn’t be bothered.
Today, though, I saw the clip of Jane Carrey‘s audition, and I have to say … I honestly wasn’t blown away. At all. Girlfriend’s got a pretty voice and she’s definitely better than a lot of tone-deaf auditionees, but honestly? I kind of think that she went through to Hollywood because producers didn’t want to upset the Jim Carrey boat. I mean, come on. Jim Carrey’s way bigger than American Idol. It’d be like, I don’t know, a daughter of Steven Tyler trying to get into the fashion business or something and everyone telling her ‘no’. That just doesn’t happen that often.
I commend girlfriend here for going it on her own, i.e., via the channels of American Idol and not having daddy pull any strings (visible ones, that is), but come on. Your father’s Jim Carrey. Did you expect the show to say, “No, sorry, you’re just not good enough”? ‘Cause it probably just won’t happen.
All in all, I thought it was a decent audition. Decent enough to probably go to Hollywood, but if they were looking for a hook for this girl’s story (aside from that whole “being Jim Carrey’s daughter” thing) in order to supplement her pretty-good voice, it just wouldn’t be there otherwise, and she may or may not end up making it to the next round. Truth is as truth does, my friends.
What did you all think of Jane’s audition? Would it be good enough for the average person to get through to the Hollywood round, or did you, too, kind of think it was sort of forgettable?
January 24, 2012 at 12:30 pm by Sarah
You guys remember Scotty McCreery, that little country kid who won American Idol, and Lauren Alaina, that cute little first runner-up, right? If you don’t, you will now, because they’re out in the real world and they mean business.
If you look above, you can see Scotty’s very first single, “I Love You This Big.” If you look below, you can see Lauren’s very first single, “Like My Mother Does.” And if you look just a little below that, you can see the comment button, where we can all start discussing how completely insane it was that these two were the finalists and that the immensely talented Casey Abrams is now a spokesman for inflammatory bowel disease.
August 9, 2011 at 4:30 pm by Emily
You guys overwhelmingly called it yesterday - this year’s American Idol is none other than Scotty McCreery.
I’m going to be honest: I’m one of those people who think he’s been one of the more likable contestants on the show, and his immediate reaction (um, looking like he was going to piss, puke, and cry at the same time) was definitely my favorite reaction of all time. I’m thrilled for this kid, and even though I’m not a big country fan, I’m going to MAKE myself like his music, because he just seems like a flat-out awesome person.
Are you guys happy with Scotty’s win?
May 26, 2011 at 4:30 am by Sarah
So nope, I still haven’t watched a lick of Idol this year. Even last night. Can you believe it? I mean, I used to be a HARDCORE Idol fan, but the show lost its luster for me over the past few years. Plus? I bought The Aristocats for my daughter this past week and it FINALLY arrived in yesterday’s mail. So you know what was taking precedence last night, what was REALLY going to go down. Regardless, like a good celebrity gossip blogger, I made sure I briefed myself on what happened last night, so that I could totally take a part in being partial to one contestant or the other and go all gung-ho for the next twelve hours. I may as well jump in head-first – it’s the show’s last night, after all.
Check it out if you missed it, too.
I just think it’s so nuts that the show went totally country this year, you know? Mind blower. But after sitting through both of these performances in the wee hours of the morning, I have to say that I’m rooting for Scotty, even if Lauren’s song was a total tearjerker. I’m not in the mood to be all sentimental first thing in the morning – I’ve got to warm up to that shit.
So … Who’s going to take it tonight?
May 25, 2011 at 5:30 am by Sarah
In case you couldn’t tell by my anger and disappointment, last night Haley Reinhart got voted off the show. You know what that means? It means that the finale is going to feature Lauren and Scotty. And that is, pardon my eloquence, dumb as a box of rocks.
It’s not that I think Lauren and Scotty are bad people, it’s just … really? Was the rest of the country watching the same show that I was watching? I sincerely don’t get it. But as a friend said to console me, it’s ok, Haley’s definitely getting a record deal, she’s going to be just fine. And as another friend said to console me when Casey Abrams went home, it’s better that the good ones don’t win the competition – just look at how successful Adam Lambert is compared to whoever it was who beat him.
I still don’t get how more people like Scotty “Baby, Lock Them Doors” McCreery more than Haley, but it’ll be ok, I’ll get over it eventually. But in the meantime, can you explain yourself, America?
May 20, 2011 at 4:30 am by Emily
To be totally honest, I’ve been doing these American Idol polls for the last few weeks mostly because I can’t wait until like, 10 PM to hear the show’s results and I always think I’m going to get a feel for what’s going to happen if I ask you guys.
My friend Richard told me he’s pretty convinced that Scotty’s got the top three on lock and he would know because he’s basically the #1 American Idol expert. I personally cannot wrap my head around this because I don’t understand who Scotty’s audience is (do teenage girls really give a shit about croony old country music?) and I think Haley is just so clearly the best in the competition. I also think little Lauren brings a lot to the table, what with her only being 16 (adorable!) and after her town was recently devastated by a tornado, she cried on the show. Teens, tornados and tears are the three Ts of being a champion in this game, I’m thinkin’.
But seriously, guys? If Haley doesn’t take this thing I’m going to do something real drastic. I just cant understand why they didn’t shut down the whole competition and cut the season short after hearing her rendition of “House of the Rising Sun” last week.
So what do you think?