There have been one or two potential contestants to watch out of the first two episodes. The Oregon girl and another somewhat similar to her both strike me as being technically proficient and worthy of support. The process of the Hollywood eliminations might be too much for some of them, as it has been in years past. Still, relatively untarnished kids like Carrie Underwood and Kelly Clarkson have emerged.
Every year they have a couple of really stellar talents that they choose not to feature during the audition shows, and sometimes downplay during the eliminations. We have no way of knowing at this point whether there are other top contenders already in the Hollywood pool.
Side note – slbrown83 … we didn’t see you at the Texas auditions, did we? Just curious. In one cut-shot that they repeated three times, there was a young woman who looked a lot like one of the pics from your myspace. (And they featured a contestant with the same last name last week, so maybe in the entourage?) It’d be neat to have a Woot connection to the show.
I agree. Best song ever in life. I have been singing that one around the office almost nonstop.
That guy, as lame as he was, is pretty brilliant. Usually, obvious attempts to get on TV like that get a few laughs and then go unnoticed. That guy totally out smarted us all though. His original song, as lame as it was, is so simple and easy to remember. He IS my new best friend forever. Love that dude.
Miami had some amazing talent. That boy with long hair and the beanie, he’s my other pick to make top 5. So now, my faves thus far are the boy from Miami with the long hair and beanie (i think they said he was in a boy band before) and the blonde girl from Oregon.