Saturday, January 28, 2012

American Idol 11: Galveston Auditions

Everything about this episode was pure sameness - if there's even a word. Haha. Rehashes of the same old joke auditions, rehashes of the same old sob stories, rehashes of the same old types of contestants. Can we fast forward to Hollywood Week already? Good thing, there were a couple of contenders in this episode's crop of singers. And that's the only thing I'm holding on right now.

If one thing can come out of this disaster of an audition season, though, is that maybe they'll do some enormous revamp of how they'll handle auditions episode next year. Cutting back on the boring and bad ones is a start, but maybe they should just cut back on the number of audition episodes, period. We'll see..

Here's my review on the people who got featured on today's episode:

DISCLAIMER: Just an opinion based on the auditions. It may change as the season progresses so haters back off. Haha.

Skylar Laine
Not a fan of this girl, but I must admit that there's something striking about her voice. She even sounded like Miranda Lambert - just not as good yet. But yeah, she could lock up a lot of the Lauren Alaina fans with that country sound. 7.5/10

Baylie Brown
.. and she's back! I remember her audition back in Season 6 (Jordin Sparks) and I was really expecting her to go far, but alas, she got eliminated during Hollywood Week group rounds where she was paired up with the infamous Antonella Barba. Haha. Yes, nothing really makes her stand out versus all the other pop country blondes the show has seen, but she has a strong vocal pipes with incredible charisma and spunk. Plus, she just killed her Season 6 audition. 8.5/10

Kristine Osorio
Her audition sounded a little shouty, especially when she powered through those high notes, but I love her soulful tone and there's character to her voice. I'd like to see more from her. 7.5/10

Linda Williams
Seriously? Those girls Jennifer liked prior to Linda were good! Linda, on the other hand, either overdid it or was really just terrible. What was Steven and Randy smoking? 4/10

Cortez Shaw
Personally, I didn't like his take on Adele's Someone Like You just because the tempo change was a little strange for my liking, but he can sing if not a little generic. That is all. 7/10

Ramiro Garcia
Aside from his backstory, there's nothing remotely remarkable about this guy. He has a decent voice and could actually be a great church singer, but I don't see anything beyond that. Sue me. 7/10


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