Viewers have been dropping like flies. Apparently, so have some of the contestants, producer Nigel Lythgoe told the press in a recent conference call.
Seems some of the Golden Ticket winners weren't up for the pace of Hollywood auditions. Randy, JLo and Steven Tyler seemed to pass along any contestant with a sob story, whether they had any vocal talent or IT factor or not. Fatigue and reality set in under pressure.
“The best ones were going to bed by 11:30, 12 o’clock. And the ones that sucked when they started and sucked when they finished were going to bed at 3:45, 4 o’clock in the morning,” Lythgoe said.
Of course, the question then is WHY were any people "who sucked" in Hollywood in the first place? Why make so much work for the judges and the viewers?
One of the contestants even tumbles off the stage, which we will see this week.
“You literally see her wobble and her eyes drop into the back of her head,” Lythgoe said. “She falls, and the cameraman, bless him, tries to dive to catch her, ’cause he’s on the floor on his knees. He doesn’t get there, and knocks his camera, that falls on top of him.”
It appears our Delray Beach hopeful, Angie Ziederman, the Lady Gaga fan who redeemed her audition with a performance of Blue Bayou, advances from the Hollywood to a Vegas round. She popped onto my @Replies on Twitter last week out of the blue and, to a query on whether she's made it through Hwd or not, she replied, "Wouldn't you like to know?"
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