"Singers" to Forget
Luckily, most of the sucky performers go unnamed (and I can call them that because they're all included in a True Blood
parody segment called "True Bad"). But what stands out more than the
bad voices is the horrific fashion choices. There's a fat guy with a
tucked-in shirt that doesn't quite close at the bottom, a bad sundress
with red boots and a jean jacket and purple glasses, and a bra.
Basically just a bra. And bad sundress cries, screams and bashes the
judges after she is rejected. Where are Kate Hudson and her skeleton
It took me awhile to figure out which section Chris Barthel
was going to end up in. He was high energy and introduced a singing
alter-ego who Nicki dubbed "Mushroom" (before he sang). Keith calls him a
fun guy (look up the mushroom-fungi joke if you don't know it), but he
was apparently worth the screen time, just for the nickname.
They should have just included Alissa Griffin
and her simultaneous four-vote "no" into the "True Bad" montage,
because we gain nothing by knowing her name. The only people who should
know it are the ones who already did before this show aired.
all, 34 contestants moved on to Hollywood from Randy's hometown. It
appears that was in just one day, while all the other locals got two
days to pass on just a few more. I guess quality can be the emphasis
over quantity in crunch time.
Next week, we're
headed to San Antonio, Texas, for a good old-fashioned s(ho)wdown, and
then on a trip on the Queen Elizabeth cruise ship out of Long Beach,
California. While the talent is hit or miss (we're apparently on
turbulent waters out west!), it appears there is little to no animosity
between the judges. Apparently, the bit spat also ended up squashing any
over-hyped tension. What a disappointing grownup moment.