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Idol Chatter, Hollywood Week 1

February 10, 2010

Season 9 of American Idol has finally kicked into gear with Hollywood Week.  I’ve been watching up until now but haven’t considered it worth the energy to blog about it.  Not because the auditions were bad, though of course some of them really were, but because it’s just not a fruitful time for blogging…unless you’re one of the 4 gajillion people who want to sing along to  “Pants On The Ground”, which was definitely a hoot the first 287 times I saw/heard it.  But the rest is a sea of faces that may never be seen again, and I just don’t have the time or energy for that.

I found it very curious that Michael Castro, brother of Jason Castro from season 7, made it to the audition and through the first part of Hollywood week, and yet there was no mention  or identification of him until it came time for elimination during the group round, and the camera seemed to be avoiding him except for when it was inevitable that he’d end up in a group shot.  He was eliminated in the group round of Hollywood week, a bit short of how far he made it in season 8.  But I find the striking lack of media attention a curiosity.  I’m sure it was on purpose, but I’m not sure why.

This week was the premiere of the new permanent judge, Ellen Degeneres.  Personally, I  like her so far.  Straight forward, honest, but not demeaning or insulting.  I think she’ll be a great addition to the panel, though of course we’ll see just how great as the season rolls on.

You are probably wondering if I have any favorites thus far.  I think the talent pool is a bit deeper than it has been in the past couple of years.  There are quite a few voices that have caught my attention.  I think one of the most impressive performers I’ve seen is Andrew Garcia, though.  I can’t wait to see more of him, and by the end of next week I’m sure I’ll be able to name a few other faves.  Right now the names and faces sort of run together, and I don’t feel like going to the website to figure out who’s who.

So here we go…American Idol, Season 9!

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One Comment leave one →
  1. hopetuttle permalink
    February 14, 2010 7:05 pm

    I LOVE Andrew Garcia. Perkins and I are fans…

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