All-‘American Idol’ rejects: Wacky auditions steal the show on Season 18 premiere

All-‘American Idol’ rejects: Wacky auditions steal the show on Season 18 premiere

Idol judge Jennifer Lopez in the box-office smash Hustlers. (She even performed a bit of Russian dialogue from the movie, and I don’t know what she was saying, but she was in character enough to make me wonder if she wasn’t the only Hustlers actress robbed of an Oscar nom.) The Moscow-born, Queens-bred, tough-talking cherry bomb and self-described “crazy hothead” made her grand entrance to some badass Runaways music, accompanied by her slick sidekick “Luigi Babe” and rocking some Drag Race-worthy neon contact lenses, Vampira makeup, and Pretty Woman boots. (Though for some reason, she seems to think she’s a ded ringer for Taylor Swift. I’d say she bear a closer resemblance to Lady Mapo.)’ data-reactid=”28″>Alisa has already gotten some screentime, actually most notably playing “Russian Stripper No. 2” alongside former Idol judge Jennifer Lopez in the box-office smash Hustlers. (She even performed a bit of Russian dialogue from the movie, and I don’t know what she was saying, but she was in character enough to make me wonder if she wasn’t the only Hustlers actress robbed of an Oscar nom.) The Moscow-born, Queens-bred, tough-talking cherry bomb and self-described “crazy hothead” made her grand entrance to some badass Runaways music, accompanied by her slick sidekick “Luigi Babe” and rocking some Drag Race-worthy neon contact lenses, Vampira makeup, and Pretty Woman boots. (Though for some reason, she seems to think she’s a ded ringer for Taylor Swift. I’d say she bear a closer resemblance to Lady Mapo.)

scene bangs, the Metro Station skinny black stretch jeans, the crabcore poses. He even saw Katy on the 2008 Warped Tour (he recalled her being booed offstage, sadly) and thinks her “first album is everything” (he’s not wrong there). Maybe it was because Hunter was so supportive of Katy in her early days, or just because she is a genuine emo fan, but Katy seemed into his strident, manic, sing-shouted rendition of All-American Rejects’ 2002 pop-punk classic “Swing, Swing.” She was belting along with seemingly genuinely enthusiasm, and later explained to Luke and fellow judge Lionel Richie, “This is an actual movement. … That was great, that brought me back.”” data-reactid=”43″>Interestingly, last week at an Idol junket, judge Katy Perry told me, when asked about dream theme episodes, “An Emo Night would be fab. I would back that 100 percent. My Chemical Romance? Panic! at the Disco? Let’s go!” So I thought Hunter — a.k.a. “The People’s Star,” a.k.a. “The Comeback” because he wants early-2000s alt-rock to, you know, come back — might have a shot. He had all the right retro ingredients: the nasal screamo tone, the combover scene bangs, the Metro Station skinny black stretch jeans, the crabcore poses. He even saw Katy on the 2008 Warped Tour (he recalled her being booed offstage, sadly) and thinks her “first album is everything” (he’s not wrong there). Maybe it was because Hunter was so supportive of Katy in her early days, or just because she is a genuine emo fan, but Katy seemed into his strident, manic, sing-shouted rendition of All-American Rejects’ 2002 pop-punk classic “Swing, Swing.” She was belting along with seemingly genuinely enthusiasm, and later explained to Luke and fellow judge Lionel Richie, “This is an actual movement. … That was great, that brought me back.”

However, in the meantime, let’s review the successful auditions from the judges’ hometowns: Luke’s Leesburg, Ga., Lionel’s Tuskegee, Ala., and Katy’s Santa Barbara, Calif.

This Georgia teen worship leader sounded mature, soulful, and most importantly, not forced. There was an effortless, earthy grace to her that reminded me of Tracy Chapman and Edie Brickell. “For it to be so natural and easy for you, at this age, is remarkable,” marveled Luke.

This sweet student’s first performance, a Maggie Rogers cover, showed potential, but he was so, so nervous — stammering, hyperventilating, clammy all over — that this audition almost seemed painful for him. I was half-hoping the judges would just put him out of his misery and send him back to school, or at least give him a time-out so he could decompress in a corner with the Calm app. Instead, the judges surrounded him in a big group hug, which seemed to make him even more nervous. Still, there was enough magic in his first song that the judges gave him another chance, and when he soared on his second song, an original, he was so good that they were convinced that this had all been a set-up. “You little devil, you!” quipped Luke. Katy actually said Francisco is “top 10” material. I think he could be, but he’ll have to conquer his nerves if he wants to succeed on live TV.

write. Katy was enthralled by his passionate performance, and Luke told Louis, “I think you might be the biggest star we’ve ever had on American Idol. I have chillbumps just telling you you’re a star.” I don’t think this guy could be bigger than Adam Lambert or Kelly Clarkson, but he could win this season, for sure. This performance on a local Philly news show further showcases his talent.’ data-reactid=”72″>While I thought this Brit ex-pat’s original song about a family friend’s suicide was a bit trite and literal lyrically, the emotion was there, the rounded-voweled voice was pleasingly Bastille-esque, there was a high likability factor, and the song’s melody was actually fantastic. This kid can write. Katy was enthralled by his passionate performance, and Luke told Louis, “I think you might be the biggest star we’ve ever had on American Idol. I have chillbumps just telling you you’re a star.” I don’t think this guy could be bigger than Adam Lambert or Kelly Clarkson, but he could win this season, for sure. This performance on a local Philly news show further showcases his talent.

Come back next Sunday, when the search for the next Alejandro Aranda (or the next American Idol) continues! In the meantime, here are a few more minutes of Alisa Ermolaev, sharing the screen with Sam for the first (and possibly last) time:

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