Tonight’s show began with a trip down Daughtry memory lane. I didn’t remember this but apparently Chris Daughtry tried out in Denver, Colorado. Ryan Seacrest then proceeds to enlighten we viewers with the facts about Daughtry’s successes since the show; he’s gone platinum four times over and has had 20 number one hits. Doing the math here as well as looking over the number of tunes released by Daughtry it’s an interesting statement. Perhaps there’s some sort of higher mathematical equation involved that I’m missing. (Or an obtuse exaggeration.)
First guy up had some odd mistaken idea he resembled Jack Black, for me, did not see that at all, more like a cousin of last week’s Andrew Garcia, even sang a bit like him. His story line, Mom kidnapped him apparently during some sort of divorce, or otherwise custody battle. They proceeded to live like homeless tent dwelling gypsies for a few years from Hawaii to Alaska until his Daddy got him back. Seriously, how drunk was he when he thought this up?
Next treat, ghoulishly odd chuckling guy who wore a rather disconcerting trench coat that could have held an AK-47. Odder yet because everyone else seemed dressed for warm weather. Honestly I’d have had qualms about even allowing him into the building. Next time you guys run into a guy with a huge scar across his forehead going by the name of Mario Galvan, followed by odd, breathy laughter, run.
Next montage was almost VFTW worthy, really. A stream of failed contestants all spewing violent epitaphs. I rank Denver, The Mile High City, highest in number of angry cast-offs. So many failures, so many middle fingers, so many swear words.
Kimberly Kerbow hauled her 5 yr old daughter, Amelia along for the Cute Kid Factor. She changed the lyrics to her song to incorporate buying Rogaine for Simon – kicker – she was wearing a wig.
Danielle Hayes a singer in a cover band who also runs a Karaoke show comes in an emotional wreck. The struggle to make it in the music industry just so very hard. She does a passable Melissa Etheridge impression with a not bad sort of raspy voice. Simon moved to play Rescue Me, congratulates the show and himself by telling Danielle how he sees her as ‘broken’. He wants to save her from Corporate Hell. Yes, trying out on a reality karaoke show will save you. *insert eyeroll*
I was pleasantly jolted from almost nodding off by blonde-n-gorgeous Casey James.
He’s likely one of the prettiest guys to hit this show with long dirty-blonde hair and beautiful blue eyes. He shows the scars from a motorcycle accident and apparently plays guitar. Listening to him speak, leaves no doubt he’s a local from Cow Town. Kara and Posh sit up straight and proceed to cream themselves – beauty moment, lovely Casey strips to the waist and Simon writhes uncomfortably in his chair. Geez, it would have only gotten better if they’d asked him to dance around a bit and perhaps loosen those jeans… Simon hates him but he goes through. Thank God.
Casey “Chippendales” James comes in about 1:08
His “Official” Face Book page.
He was followed by Tori in orange accompanied by her kid sister that presented the judges with drawings, then some horrible annoying guy names Austin something who envisioned himself the next Nick Lachey or something. Screaming delusional likely insane guy named Kenny came on making noises like, “aaaaaaaaahahhaaaaaaaaaaaaahhhaaaaaa whoooohoooo aaaaa and I just want to be with you”. Another chick came on squealing like a stuck pig, a blithering Asian guy in blue from his glasses to his feet rounded up about ten more minutes I’ll never get back in my life.
Nicci Nix. a little rich kid whose Pop flew her all the way from Italy to try out with a voice like Minnie Mouse, provided a decent vocal audition, likely though we won’t have to see her much more.
Haeley Vaughn, cute girl with an odd lisp managed to make it through, she’s Black and an aspiring Country singer which makes her somewhat interesting. Word is she goes top 24.
Show ended on a more tragic note than usual, an obvious either staged moment or a fraternity dare had a guy play “bikini boy” (remember bikini girl?). He was of course quite terrible and did not do anything visually for that bikini. Funny? No not that either.
Searching more for Casey James I found this:
That Casey James has a kick ass Stevie Ray Vaughn tribute band Voodoo Blues. They are very good.