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American Idol: New Orleans Auditions

January 21, 2011 08:02 AM by Lisa Princ

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American Idol on FOX was back tonight with another round of auditions, this time in New Orleans. We saw a few really good auditions tonight and even one who stripped! Keep reading for all the details!

Watch videos of some of last nights auditions!
Jordan Dorsey
Sarah Sellers
Jovany Barreto
Jacquelyn Dupree
Brett Loewenstern
Gabriel Franks
Jacee Badeaux
Paris Tassin

American Idol on FOX headed to New Orleans tonight and New Orleans sure proved to be an interesting place as well as full of talent. The show opened up with a contestant named Brett Patterson crying the blues while playing piano, so I guess it is safe to assume he did not get a golden ticket. But the talent was making it’s way to the judges as we first watched Jordan, a 22 year old musician and pianist hit the stage and perform “somewhere over the rainbow” and he immediately blew the judges away and walked away with a golden ticket. Then we watched what most thought was Steven Tyler’s daughter walk in as Sarah graced the stage and wow did she have a set of lips, luckily her Bob Dylan performance also proved that she had a voice as well and after cracking a few lip jokes between the judges they sent her through as well.

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The hot streak continued as next up we met Jovany, who came in and sang something in Spanish. It was enchanting despite my lack of understand a word he was singing. The judges loved it so much that Steven called it “delicious” and Jennifer called it “powerful”. But it did not end there, right after they told him yes, Jovany began to strip for Jennifer and comically both Steven and Randy went up to the stage and joined him – well Randy only managed a small amount of skin as he sucked in his tummy, but the entire thing was quite the sight! Randy was the topic of discussion for the next hopeful as well when she walked in with pictures of Randy in his old football days. Jacqueline, brought in her uncle who happened to be Randy’s old football coach, however Jacqueline didn’t need her uncle to help her get through as her voice was perfect and did it for her as her performance of “I’ll stand by you” earned her a golden ticket.

Jennifer was thrilled that they were on a role tonight on American Idol, and it didn’t end there. Next up we met Brett, a 16 year old from Florida, who with his bright red curly hair had learned to love himself despite the fact that he was bullied throughout school. As soon as he walked into the audition, he and Steven swapped hair care recommendations and then Brett went on to sing “Bohemian Rhapsody” and despite looking like he couldn’t do it, this boy pulled it off perfectly and got sent through. And the hair stories continued with Steven as we then met Gabriel, who the judges thought looked like a younger Steven Tyler and again Steven had nothing but hair love. Gabriel’s hair could not save him however from his horrible performance of Lady GaGa’s “Bad Romance” and he was sent on his merry way home.

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Then we saw a quick rundown of some of the more strange and horrible performances, including one that sounded like a bird and one that was dressed like some sort of bird with feathers – heck I couldn’t tell what that thing was on his back, but luckily for you I included his picture (above) and speaks for itself. We even watched one crazy lady “shush” Randy when Randy asked her to stop singing…some nerve, although Jennifer and Steven found it funny. And then Alex appeared…Alex apparently went to Idol camp, so he was sure he was going to be the next American Idol and the judges were expecting something good of him. He failed to provide that however as his performance of “Proud Mary” left them stunned, and not in a good way. It was comical watching Steven’s reaction to him, but even more so listening to Randy tell him that he was terrible – he did not get a ticket obviously.

The final two auditions of the evening in New Orleans would hopefully prove to be better. First up was Jacee, a 15 year old boy who looked closer to the 10-12 age range and when he sang “sitting on the dock of the bay” he sounded like a girl, but he sang beautifully – let’s just hope his voice doesn’t go through any changes. The judges loved him and gave him a golden ticket. Last but not least we met Paris, a young mom of a special needs child who went on to tell that they had tried to convince her not to have her baby but she did anyway. Her daughter is her inspiration and she almost made Jennifer cry with her story, but more importantly this girl could sing. As she sang “temporary home” by Carrie Underwood, I was convinced she was definitely the best audition we saw in New Orleans. The judges loved her and she got the final golden ticket of the evening. Make sure to check out the season ten top 40 spoilers to see if your favorite from tonight is on the list!

Be sure to tune in next Wednesday for another round of auditions on American Idol on FOX at 8 pm EST!

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3 Responses to “American Idol: New Orleans Auditions”

  1. barb Says:
    January 21st, 2011 at 5:19 am

    Waited for this show to begin since last year. It stunk!!!! The judges are not compatible, they are completely flat in their assessment of the contestants. What a flop. Who put these three together?

  2. Kat Says:
    January 21st, 2011 at 8:53 am

    This combo of judges definately sucks although there are some good singers- Jaycee and Paris- but the thing that has me most bugged by this season- when the opening credits roll where they show all the past winners why is Adam Lambert there???? I mean really??? He didn’t win!!! They don’t show Daughtry or Kellie Pickler or any other now famous runners up so why oh why is HE on there????

  3. Jim H Says:
    January 21st, 2011 at 10:56 am

    wow how bad is bad. i hope no one watches this awful show. show it is an insult to the human race.

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