Wednesday, January 20, 2010

American Idol, Season 9, Episode 3: Chicago Auditions

Ugh. What a mess.

No, I am not talking about my house, in it's various states of remodeling and painting and cleaning. I'm not even talking about Shania Twain's abysmal wardrobe choices last night. (Though, a denim blazer? Really?) No, friends, I am talking about the talent--or screamingly obvious lack thereof--that showed up on AI last night.

The producers just rolled in freak after freak in one long parade of anti-awesomeness that made me cringe. It makes me wonder how many good singers were turned away in the cattle call auditions. Because you know they do that, right? They turn good singers away in favor of the freaks in the name of "good" television. I guess listening to an hour of good singers would be boring. I'm so glad the producers of AI know what's best for me.


You know what, producers of my favorite cracktastic show? I found last night's freak show you disguised as entertainment boring. I would LOVE to see an almost entire audition episode of good singers. Notice that I said "almost". I don't mind seeing bad auditions and ridiculousness in moderation. But last night was just uncalled for. I don't even remember if they showed any good auditions. Do you?

If you remember anything good from last night, let me know in the comments.

Tonight, we're in Orlando! Hopefully something good will come out of the land of Disney and Boy Bands.



Anonymous said...

when i auditioned in charleston, ridiculous amounts of amazing singers were turned away and the 'freaks' were sent through. ugh

tiff v

Josie Thames said...

I thought about you when I was writing this post! It's so ridiculous. Why pass up on good singers? Why give their places to people who you know will never make it? Just so the judges can make fun of them on national television? This is one of the reasons that Fox makes me so angry. You don't see stuff like that on Top Chef or Project Runway or The Sing-Off.