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Idol: 2nd and 3rd times around

Updated on January 29, 2011
Idol auditions: Lauren Alaina, 15 years old
Idol auditions: Lauren Alaina, 15 years old | Source

Controlled and not much different than past years
Idol continued early auditions on Wednesday and Thursday of this week. Screamers, cryers, people who can actually sing a little and some who could sing a lot came out in Milwaukee and in Nashville. Nothing unusual went down. There were a few outstanding performers but, the most interesting part to me, was watching the judges evolve.

No big surprise
It’s no big surprise to me that Steven Tyler has emerged as the dominant judge so far. He’s the brilliant lead singer song writer and front man for Aerosmith and his personality comes through loud and strong. I find him to be the most interesting of the three judges.

Randy is still the same ole Randy...that loveable dawg, capable of spotting and working with all kinds of talent.

Jennifer Lopez has been extremely low-keyed. Her judging instincts appear to be right on and she has gotten over that first reticence about saying no...even if the contestant resorts to tears and begging. I don’t think she is completely relaxed and herself yet. We’re only seeing the sweet, capable, friendly side of her at this point.

We all know there’s a whole other side to JLo...earthy, sexy and funny. It’s be interesting to watch and see how and if her total persona is revealed as the weeks go by. She’s a fantastic performer, so in this particular venue I hardly see that innate musical energy of hers staying at bay.

Lauren Alaina
The final contestant of the evening, last night was a fifteen-year-old girl who blew everyone away including me "I think we found The One today," Steven Tyler said, moments after he left day two of Season 10’s Nashville auditions. “We found her. Oh, yeah, we did....She is beyondo cute.” Watch the video below and see what you think.


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    • alekhouse profile imageAUTHOR

      Nancy Hinchliff 

      8 years ago from Essex Junction, Vermont

      I haven't written anything lately, but plan to this week. The format is changing and it'll soon be down to 20 contestants...that ought to be interesting. The talent is pretty good this year.

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      SweetiePie 

      8 years ago from Southern California, USA

      I have not been watching the show this year, always seem busy with writing and working, but I enjoy reading your summaries.

    • alekhouse profile imageAUTHOR

      Nancy Hinchliff 

      8 years ago from Essex Junction, Vermont

      OK...let me know how that works for you. Tonight's the night!

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      Audrey Kirchner 

      8 years ago from Washington

      You know - that's a good point...I should just look the other way and try to listen instead of look! I don't even know why it's so funny to me but you are spot on - talent is definitely talent!

    • alekhouse profile imageAUTHOR

      Nancy Hinchliff 

      8 years ago from Essex Junction, Vermont

      I know you do, Audrey...just look the other way LOL

      I sort of like his looks. He's so damned talented...and that's sexy to me...sorry

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      Audrey Kirchner 

      8 years ago from Washington

      I still think Steven Tyler looks like a girl and I can hardly watch it for looking at HIM! I shall have to bear with it though and try, try again!

    • alekhouse profile imageAUTHOR

      Nancy Hinchliff 

      8 years ago from Essex Junction, Vermont

      Yeah, it was pretty touching. And that little girl can really sing.

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      Kim Harris 

      8 years ago

      I'm still sniffling! I was teary eyed through the whole thing. Thanks for the highlight, alekhouse. I haven't been able to see the show this season or last.

    • alekhouse profile imageAUTHOR

      Nancy Hinchliff 

      8 years ago from Essex Junction, Vermont

      @ariasnote: Agreed, And, I think when they have picked the final groups JLo and Tyler will be a huge help in getting the best performances out of everyone.

    • alekhouse profile imageAUTHOR

      Nancy Hinchliff 

      8 years ago from Essex Junction, Vermont

      @drbj: Yeah, I agree with you about the first audition. It was pretty boring...but I think it will get better. The talent in Nashville was pretty good. And it's interesting that, now that they've lowered the age, a lot of the good singers are 15 and 16 years old.

    • alekhouse profile imageAUTHOR

      Nancy Hinchliff 

      8 years ago from Essex Junction, Vermont

      @prasetio Glad you enjoyed the hub

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      ariasnote 

      8 years ago

      I like the judges this year. I think they make a more balanced trio. Steven and Jennifer made a great team. I am finally watching it again. Never did the last season. They have better contestants this year...not as crazy. Its great when they can find a newbe who can really sing. : ) Thanks for sharing your hub!

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      drbj and sherry 

      8 years ago from south Florida

      Hello, Nancy. I wasn't too enthused with this edition of 'American Idol' and stopped watching after the first airing.

      But I just viewed the video of Lauren and she IS a comer. Thank you for the video and this well-written article. I may now go back to watch AI again.

      BTW, did you notice how the woman (I think she is her sister) resembles a chubbier Sarah Palin? Just askin'.

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      prasetio30 

      8 years ago from malang-indonesia

      I liked American Idol. But unfortunately I'm not following the news related with this show. Thanks for writing this. I really entertained with this information. Good work, my friend. Love and peace!

      Prasetio

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