February 14, 2007 03:09 AM by Joe Reality
The American Idol 6 Hollywood week episode has many American Idol fans
in an uproar. While fans are always upset when their favorites are cut
during Hollywood week, American Idol season six seems to have created
more controversy than ever. Since the Hollywood week is filmed in
advance, the American Idol judges don’t have the hindsight of knowing
which contestants from the American Idol auditions strike a chord with
the American public.
In Hollywood, contestants are given 30 seconds to impress the judges with a solo performance. If they make it through the solo performances, then they are split into groups and asked to learn a song together. Someone who winds up in a bad group or with a song they are unfamiliar with is put at a huge disadvantage in the group performances. Really good singers can get cut really quickly just because of a little bad luck in the auditions.
Baylie Brown’s elimination is causing a stir because many fans see her as someone who deserved to continue but encountered bad luck during her group audition. Several other singers like Sean Michel, Rachel Zevita, Porcelana Patino, Jenry Bejarano, and Ebony Jointer have become very popular online, and their apparent sudden eliminations from the competition has left viewers wanting to know more. (We say apparent because in some cases it’s not completely evident if they were eliminated.)
American Idol appears to have unfortunately cut some of the best singers from the competition, and the best way to rectify it would be the return of a wild card show. In seasons one through three, American Idol had a wild card show that gave previously eliminated contestants a second chance. We think it’s time to bring it back. Post your opinions below.