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Friday, February 11, 2011

How Deep is Your Love for Hollywood Week


People still flock there in large numbers every year, probably every day. They want to become a Star, with a capital S. Hollywood week on American Idol shows us why so many of them end up, as the old song goes, parking cars and pumping gas.

Truthfully, I still don't have any one person who stands out that I really like. OK, maybe the guy that's with his ex-girlfriend who has that Joe Cocker vibe. The guy does, not the girlfriend. Possibly that other guy with the beard who looks way older than 19.  I liked them.

If that chick that Randy said had the most personality of anyone ever on Idol (clearly he's forgotten all about Mykala Gordon, and I only wish I could, too) hadn't been so annoying, I would have felt sorry for her. She was so confident and excited, and going home in the first round sudden death eliminations of Hollywood week has got to hurt. But I'm pretty sure the constant cheeriness and internet videos would have made me want to drop kick her by the end of next week anyway.

Also, I learned to hate the guy who was there with his girlfriend (they're rooming with the other guy and his ex-girlfriend) who got cut and kept trying to sing. Um, buddy, one shot means exactly what it sounds like. You get one shot and you didn't make the cut. Although, honestly, I didn't think he was that bad or that she was that good.

Actually, most of the girls sound pretty generic and interchangeable to me.  The only other chick I can even recall (who's not part of a duet) is the cute little blonde who sang an Aerosmith song at her audition (the one that Steven Tyler sang with, not the other one, which I guess does make her part of a duet) and Unchained Melody last night. (At least I think that's what she sang. And, by the way, isn't that Simon Cowell's favorite song?)

The group numbers are my favorite part of American Idol. I remember feeling cheated last year for some reason, like they cut Hollywood week short and we didn't get to see as much drama. But the real reason I love the group numbers is that sometimes this happens:

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