I am admittedly into these singing talent shows. I have picked up onto The X Factor, finding that I am pleased with it’s presentation, while enjoying the judges. I was glad to see Simon Cowell back with one of the talent shows, and pleased to see L.A. Reid working with the program! As well, having actually talented singers like Britney Spears and Demi Lovato working as judges in a singing competition does make this show all the more valid!
This recent round of the auditions was interesting, at least! There was the massacre of Hello, the classic song by Lionel Richie! Two guys who attempted to present themselves as singers chose to do a duet version of that solo song. Yet, as one guy, Adonis, fumbled through the actual lyrics, the other guy, John, was walking in circles on the stage, continously saying “uh-huh”!
A romantic couple went onto the stage, wanting to perform an original duet! Yet, they had no actually appealing sound, which was picked upon by the judges. Simon simply stated that they had a cabaret sound, which was nicer than what was being expected from him. Afterward, the couple felt that they had performed well, and that the judges just were not ready for their performance!
An elderly Asian lady named Changyi Li made her way to the stage, and the sight of her invoked immediate hilarity! She was dressed comically youthful, yet it did not at all distact from her elderly appearance. Changyi went on, massacring the music of Celine Dion, as she sang My Heart Will Go On! The judges all let her know that this was not the route for her, with Simon stating that Changyi was something reminiscent of The Exorcist!
There were some good contestants! A young, teenaged heartthrob from California was a delight to all of the young girls in the crowd. Austin Corini sang Wanted, by Hunter Hayes, and he was decent. He even seemed to move Britney Spears to a moment of moisture, as she told Austin that he had an amazing voice! Each judge gave Austin a yes vote!
Sophie Simmons, the nineteen year-old daughter of rock legend Gene Simmons, appeared for an audition. She even had her dad, the lead singer of K.I.S.S., along with her, for support! Sophie gave a tolerable performance of To Make You Feel My Love, by Adele. It was good enough to get three yes votes, allowing her to make it into the next round!
Daryl Black, a dad with five children, managed to take time away from fatherhood duties for an audition. He is already a musician, and his selection was Stereo Hearts, by Gym Class Heroes. Mr. Black actually is a good singer, with Simon Cowell telling him that he was reminiscent of Nat King Cole!
There was sudden drama for the evening, as one contestant could not handle the pressure of the public spotlight. Trevor Moran had gone onto the stage, singing Call Me Maybe, by Carly Rae Jepsen. Trevor even had a pal who danced as he sang. Yet, after his audition was finished, Trevor walked backstage and passed out! An ambulance had to be called, taking him to the nearest hospital (he is alright, now…)!
More auditions will continue tonight! It seems as though I will be hooked with The X Factor for this season, as well. I truly enjoy music, and the competition always is fun to observe. It is great to hear the contestants who truly have great voices, as they attempt to move toward positions that will help them achieve their dreams of becoming recognized musical artists. As well, it is admittedly hilarious to watch some of these people who have to know that they can NOT sing, while they proceed with their efforts either to amuse the audience, or to follow through with delusions, and they have the misplaced mettle to make mangled musical sounds before an afraid audience!
More auditions will occur this evening! I do believe that The X-Factor will be one of the top shows for the season. It is admittedly entertaining, for those who enjoy observing the surrounding calamity, as well as for those who want to hear actual contestants trying to present true singing skills that could lead them to success in a musical career! I will be watching the show!
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