Hollywood Week is finally among us and I couldn't be much happier. I've had enough of the screeching, the sob stories, and the dramatics until next year, and I'm finally ready to see some actual TALENT!
The group rounds are always full of some form of entertainment, not to mention, a reminder that some people just can't work together, no matter how hard they may try (Remember Tatiana's hysterics last season?!) This season was no different with the drama from stealing song arrangements to the group members unhappy with other's taking the reigns. However, I can't lie to you J-14ers! I don't think Idol gave
enough screen time to actual singing rather then the drama that surrounded and consumed these contestants. I'm ready to hear some potential Idol's! Not watch Idol: Version Jerry Springer. LOL!
Team Big Dreams sang (or attempted to sing) a rendition of Gwen Stefani's "Sweet Escape." They were shockingly bad and all of them were sent packing much to their disbelief.
As a huge fan of Lady Gaga, I was pumped to hear that two groups were singing an a capella version of "Bad Romance." However, I wasn't too happy to hear the final products that were just bland and mediocre (Besides the guy that did an awesome back flip. Wait, what does that have to do with singing?) Both members of Group Neopolitan and group Destiny's Wild made it, some in my opinion, undeservingly.
One hopeful that has really stood out so far is Big Mike's (aka Michael Lynche), who not only has to deal with the stress of being on a national TV show, but has a wife in labor all at the same time. Thankfully, he made it through the group round, is now a father to a baby girl, and is one of the 71 hopefuls left standing. Quite an accomplishment if you ask me! Michael Castro (Season Seven finalist Jason Castro's brother) wasn't as lucky and got the boot for the 2nd season in a row. Bummer.
And what happened to cutie finalist Aaron Kelly? Though we know he made it to the next round, I would have liked to see him get a bit more screen time. But all in all, I can't wait to find out the top 24 this Wednesday!
So who are your favorites, J-14ers? Who do you want to make it? Dish with me!
Your J-14 Intern,
Photo: Michael Becker/FOX