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American Idol: Welcome to Randy Jacksonville

So last night in part five of eight of FOX’s “American Idol” audition rounds, the scene shifted to Jacksonville, Florida. And the producers of the show decided to have a little fun and give judge Randy Jackson some love due to the name of the city (that’s really a stretch, isn’t it?). They showed Jackson in his days performing with the rock band Journey, and basically paid tribute to him a bit. That’s okay, but still a stretch. Anyway, this city did not seem to have the talent level of other audition rounds, and it was obvious right from the start of the show last night. Here are the highlights and lowlights:


Dana Moreno was shouting a Chaka Khan song, and I do mean shouting. Next! 16 year old Kaneswa had been told her entire life by her mom what a great vocalist she was, but that is always the recipe for failure, isn’t it? Kaneswa sang Anita Baker’s “Caught Up in the Rapture,” complete with some of Anita’s vocal acrobatics. However, for Kaneswa, they were not acrobatics, but more like nasal inflections….Darren Darnell was the life of the party among contestants waiting to audition, so much so that I was thinking he could be the next Ryan Seacrest. But then when his buddy didn’t get a golden ticket, a switch went off and this guy looked depressed and started crying, right up through his own audition, which bombed anyway….A girl named Naomi sang Minnie Ripperton’s “Lovin’ You” and while she may have hit the high falsetto note at the end, it was the only note that was on key. Naomi brought along her friend who was semi-obsessed with Randy Jackson, and the friend got to sit on Randy’s lap. Anyway, Naomi was awful….George Ramirez, an 18 year old who sort of looked like a young Abe Lincoln, was a physics student who just happened to want to give singing a try, but it was more like a low rumble of off-key mess Continue reading »

Britney Spears on “How I Met Your Mother”?

C’mon, you know you want to see some clips, don’t you? Let me know what you think, not only about her appearance but about the show itself. I’ve long been a fan of the show, and I’m on pins and needles waiting for the 3rd season pick-up. I haven’t even had a chance to watch these clips yet myself, but all I know is that if Britney’s guest shot brings enough ratings to the show to get it a Season 3, then I’m all for it. But, say, why don’t we both go watch the clips right now?

WMV: Clip 1 and Clip 2

Flash: Clip 1 and Clip 2

MP4: Clip 1 and Clip 2

Post-viewing opinion: Okay, A) she’s looking way cute, and B) her last line in that second clip made me laugh out loud. This definitely doesn’t look like the train wreck it so easily could’ve been, but, then, I pretty much trusted the producers of the show from the get-go. I’m just glad that Britney seems to have been able to step up to the plate and play at their level…well, based on these incredibly short clips, anyway. We’ll see the full product on Monday night.

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