First off.....Jersey? Really, we don't get enough of the bad accents and big hair with Real Housewives and the Jersey Shore?? Seriously, I was half expecting Snookie to show up and audition. But thank heavens for small favors.
Anyway, right off the bat I noticed that the idol logo on the door is now a red background instead of blue.....and I've got to say, I don't like it. And that's saying a lot, considering red is my most favorite color.
Also, I think I'm going to find Steven Tyler highly distracting this year. I can't quite decide if he is an anorexic, creepy old guy or a super hot rock star. I'm thinking he's a little of both, which is very confusing.
Now, onto the contestants:
The first girl, the one who sang "Hallelujiah", should be writing a letter of apology to Leonard Cohen for murdering his song. She didn't deserve to go to Hollywood....in fact, not one of those first three deserved it. Methinks the new judges may be a big soft.
And did anyone else notice the window washer in the background? Did he plan that? Was he trying to get on TV??
The chick with the big stars on her boobs.....sigh! Why do people have to be all "LOOK AT ME". It makes me think they have no actual talent. She sang a horrible "original" song, and then completely butchered the lyrics to a Celine Dion classic. But -- and this was suprising -- the girl could actually sing.
The young kid who sang "Yesterday" was amazing. He is easily one my early favorites.
I LOVED the crazy "Liza Minelli" girl. She was hysterical. But she actually had some talent. I agree that her voice is probably better suited to Broadway and musicals, but I reserve complete judgement until I have heard her sing some more "mainstream" music.
The singing waitress was awesome. 'Nuff said.
The last guy did a bit too much with the vocal acrobatics. It's going to be interesting to see how he stacks up in Hollywood.
So, there is a quick synapsis of last nights episode. More after tonight. Stay tuned.