This week, Simon and Friends went to Salt Lake City and Jacksonville – two of the most boring cities on the planet – so it’s not super suprising that things were slightly unremarkable this week.
First of all, we can’t get through this blog without mentioning David Osmond. Yes, friends, he is a Mormon, and thus we can soon add him to the pantheon of Mormon idols born on this television program.
I predict David will go to top 12, but it’s anyone’s guess after that. He’s a seasoned performer, so will do well if he can choose the right songs and somehow get America (the non-Mormons) to somehow endear him.
Speaking of Mormons and American Idol, I’ve actually been working on a well-researched post about Mormons who’ve been on American Idol for some time now, as that topic is one of the most googled on my blog. It will come out soon – but now that we have a confirmed Osmond sighting, it’s just going to have to take on a whole new life of it’s own.
I was expecting more out of Salt Lake. Really. I thought it was nice that the Judges though Utah was so nice and the people were so nice. (At least we Utards leave a good first impression…) But I really thought SLC would produce many more ringers than they showed. Hopefully, I’m right and their editing just hacked away the good people. Think they’ll get a moment on camera in Hollywood? We’ll see.
But at least Simon got bear hugged by a pink bunny rabbit in Salt Lake. That was almost as terrifying as the big bird lady from the other year…
Jacksonville had one person who I just have to mention, and that’s my dear bearded friend who was a physics major. All I can say is, what possessed him to come out and audition? Was it a dare?
But my favorite auditioner of the night was the girl at the very end who compared herself to Mariah Carey and who couln’t carry a tune in a front-end loader. … And they thought it was a joke audition… and it wasn’t. Wow!
In honor of that, I put together a video/sound clip of my best fake auditions that I would do if I was on American Idol. Please stay tuned when I post them later this week after I get them off of my friend’s phone. (Jordan – send them to me ASAP!)