It seems like just yesterday the Idoloonie Nation was watching Lee DeWyze fight a tsunami of confetti while taking a victory lap on “Beautiful Day” at the American Idol season 9 finale. And yet suddenly, here we are with the season 10 auditions already in the rear-view mirror, and Hollywood Week directly in front of us. Tonight, we hit San Francisco for the final round of tryouts, and while there were definitely some talented folks in the mix, it also felt like the show’s producers were going to borderline comical lengths to imbue the proceedings with some gravitas, an overdose of “Everybody Hurts”-style storytelling to make us feel something/anything for a select few contestants.
My favorite was a dark-haired woman in a tight white dress who belted out Carrie Underwood’s “Last Name” with a flair that matched her impressive vocal horsepower. Strangely enough, though, the show’s producers failed to identify her! As Jennifer Hudson might ask: “Where you at, ‘Last Name’ cover singer?”
Anyhow, that’s enough from me for the moment. I’ve got an entire episode recap to write, so I’m gonna get typing (and you can look for it in the morning right here at TVLine.com). Did you enjoy the San Francisco auditions? Who was your favorite hopeful? And who didn’t deserve a Golden Ticket but got one anyway? Head down to the comments section and sound off.