This is a new show but it spans all of the audition cities featuring great talent. In the past, IDOL has been criticized for not doing enough to promote some of the folks who make it to Hollywood. Therefore, this show is aptly titled “The Best For Last.” Here’s hoping.
*Name to Remember: DIDI BENAMI, inspired by her friend who died 4 years ago, she proves she has the chops.
*The One You Hope To Forget: SHADDAII HARIS, gives new meaning to the term “tone deaf.”
*Most Heart Warming Story: HOPE JOHNSON, the poor girl with a heart of gold and a miracle voice.
*Quote of the Night: Kara to 6’8” ADRIAN CHANDTCHI: “Adrian it’s like there is a small school boy trapped in you.” Simon: “Either that or you’ve eaten one.”
The show starts off tonight with a tribute to “Pants on the Ground.” I readily admit that I dropped the ball on this one. I just don’t get the phenomenon it caused, but clearly I was in the wrong b/c everyone has been talking about “Pants…” My apologies to all you “Pants” lovers. Although it makes a nice segue b/c song choice is important and singing a song that is memorable, like “Pants on the Ground,” is just as important.
JESSICA FURNEY, 20, Wamego, KS – Jessica knows the importance of song choice. In Season 8, she sang a Janice Joplin tune that really didn’t work. So this year she auditions with a song co-written by Simon Cowell called “Footprints in The Sand.” Simon says “It’s a beautiful song, so good luck.” He’s waiting for Jessica to bomb. She doesn’t. Her voice is soft and sweet and she knows how to carry a tune. Four YES votes sends her to Hollywood.
FULL SHOW RECAP AFTER THE BREAK