This wasn’t the first trip to New Orleans for American Idol, and the show started off with a look back at Ryan’s attempt at a little French the last time he was here.
No wonder he decided to stick to English for the motto this time!
While the first contestant impressed the judges with his vocals, Ryan had a bit of fun with his family.
The pain continued with four not-so-hot singers, then a girl whose big lips and bigger voice Steven admired made it through to Hollywood.
The next contestant’s attention was focussed on Jennifer, the goddess, who’d married his idol Marc Anthony. After getting a yes from all three judges, this happened:
You see what’s wrong with this picture? No, not Randy’s roar or the admiring looks he’s getting from the other two guys. No, Ryan is what’s wrong! Or rather no Ryan … his shirt needed to go too! Such a disappointment. Ryan was disappointed too, but his priorities were on a different page:
You know, he has a point …
The spotlight stayed on The Dawg a little longer as the next contestant brought in some high school photos of Randy … and his old coach! She made it through to Hollywood, and Ryan helped her with a little fake-out before the screaming started.
New Orleans continued to deliver, with a sixteen year old who described himself as a red apple in a pile of green apples. Luckily the judges like red apples and he stormed out of the room with his golden ticket, with Ryan just slightly faster than the door.
From there things went downhill with another run of contestants who didn’t make it through, ending with one who’d been to Idol Camp. As Randy said, maybe they should cancel the camp.
Last up, a fifteen year old boy with a pretty voice and a mom who was singing for her special needs daughter both made it through.
Another great show ended, and Ryan and the successful contestants sailed off
into the sunset to Hollywood on the Creole Queen.
I’m really looking forward to next week’s shows. I love the new judges and there’s definitely a bit of talent heading towards California.
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