Oooh, so exciting to me. This is the part I've been waiting for. I really love the voting part and I cannot wait to see who I get to judge. We start with 54 folks and will have 36 by the end of the evening.
First is Anoop Desai from NC. Awesome, he'll be in the contest!
Vaughn Smith is next. Wow, he goes forward! He was ripped last week, but he does have a good voice.
Oh no. Some sort of sing off between 17yo Cody Sheldon... And it didn't sound so hot, not like his audition. Oh this is sad. He's competing against someone he befriended. Alex Wagner-Trugman. Also nervous sounding but not as off as Cody. Oh they're sad that they're against each other. Hmmm. They're so cute leaning on each other.
Adam Lambert is next. Gee, lots of guys. Well, he's not a surprise - he had a good presence and consistent sound.
Taylor Vaifuna was someone I liked her earlier this season. Oh good, she'll get to go.
Now a series of women. Jasmine Murray (love that child), Ariana Asfar, Casey Carlson, Megan Carkley and Misha, and Stevie Wright go through. Joanne Pacitti got tugged along, but she'll be going.
Kendall goes through. She had a nice sound in PR.
Now Jenn Korbee sings off against Kristen McNamara (who was in that fight against the hair-stylist). They picked Kristen and Simon evidently was hoping for Jenn.
Mommy Alexis Grace has some oddly pink hair. She'll be going through.
Scott MacIntyre (blind guy) has such a nice voice.
Lil Rounds (mother of 3) is now up. She had a good voice earlier this year. She's in. This is so mean the way they tease these folks.
Going home: Felicia Barton, Ashley Hollister, Devon Baldwin.
Frankie Jordan is singing off against Jesse Langseth. Not good for Frankie - the first person to sing hasn't been winning... Yup, Jessie goes through.
More folks going home.
Allison Iraheta is 16yo. She'll go through.
Danny Gokey goes through. No surprise - he's good.
Buddy Jamar Rogers is next. Oh dear. He didn't get through. That's a surprise to me. He was good I thought during the auditions.
Going: Ricky Braddy, Matt Giraud, Ju'not Joyner, Jorge Nunez, Brent Keith. Stephen Fowler (wow, he forgot his words and everything yesterday).
Nick Mitchell (Norman Gentle) is going through? So weird. And Jamar doesn't? I guess they really want to leave it to America to decide what they want to hear.
Jackie Tohn has a scratchy voice and will go to the contest.
Tatiana Del Toro walks into the room and is immediately irritating. She's going. She's such a pain; it's a shame that her good voice will not be noticed by people who are more likely to notice her screaming.
Jackie Midkiff is going to have a sing-off against somewhat outrageous Nathaniel Marshall. Jackie's first. I bet he'll be off. Nice sound. Now Nathaniel. Slight edge to Nathaniel.
Jeanine, Kai, Anne Marie, and Kris will continue.
Welder and Oilman are now meeting up in a sing-off? Matt Breitzke goes first. Not good news for him. He sounds good though. Now Michael Sarver goes up. I do like his country voice. They're both going to compete. Nice. It's crazy to not include them.
So apparently, we'll see three groups of twelve. For each dozen, we'll get to vote three onwards. Three times three is 9. The judges will then do some sort of wild-card round where they get to vote more people through. Quite a change from the last couple years.
Wow. So they already know who will compete in the first group. Casey Carlson, Stephen Fowler, Jackie Tohn, Ricky Braddy, Anne Marie, Brent Keith, Alexis Grace, Michael Sarver, Stevie Wright, Danny Gokey, Tatiana del Toro and Anoop Desai are in the first group next week.
That's sort of tough. Just from everything up to now, who would I like to see go forward? Danny Gokey and Michael Sarver for sure.
Woohoo, love the voting part. Can't wait!
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