Quick Take: American Idol, "San Francisco, CA Auditions"
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Review: American Idol, "San Francisco, CA Auditions"
(S1007) This is the week when Steven Tyler just couldn't take it anymore and got to be the pointy one instead of Randy (or, you know, the week when the producers and editors decided to show him flipping out when they've only been showing him being nice before). San Francisco was a mixed bag: some really awesome, fantastic, super-talented people, and some really awful people. Mediocre doesn't usually make it onto the show, but the difference between the good and the bad during this episode seemed to be wider than it was at the other auditions, and gave the impression that it was all divided: you were one or the other, nothing in between.
There's been plenty enough auditions, thankyouverymuch, but this was a good one to end the round on. The sob stories weren't too heartbreaking and tended toward inspiring rather than soul-crushing, and there was a wide range of sounds this week, as opposed to a mess of good singers who all sort of sound the same.
We met: Stefano the Scar (or maybe the Survivor, but Scar sounds more BA), Junebug, the Andean, Old Timey Emily Anne (my favorite this week), and Unlucky James-- How unfair is it that he lost his dad, and then was diagnosed with Tourette's AND Asperger's? But he has a great voice.
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Video: American Idol, "San Francisco, CA Auditions"
Behind the scenes at the San Francisco auditions...