LAST EDITED ON 01-22-05 AT 12:34 PM (EST)
ETA: I've added pics to this and the 1st one, too.
To discuss the contestants or get to know them better. I've listed the "winners" that were shown and showcased. Episode 2: Attack of the Drones.
Audition 2, St. Louis, MO - aka the Rolling-On-A-River Showcase
Everyone Sang: Rolling On a River (the Mississippi, perhaps?)
Showcased: 4 winners, 11 losers
Episode: Out of 20,000? auditioners, only 32 were sent thru to the next round. Out of the 32 winners, only 4 were showcased (we saw their full audition), however I counted 11 losers being showcased. No one was willing to be the guest judge for St. Louis, which is sadly typical for them. They showed the Arch a lot, and Ryan got to throw the first pitch for a Cardinal's game. He said that his pitch was as poor as most of the singers. Ouch!
The ones we got to see, who were sent through, are:
1. Ozzie Smith II - 22 st.louis, MO. Son of the great St. Louis baseball player, Ozzie Smith. Sang a Stevie Wonder song. Judges thought he was - great.
*AI4's Celebrity son/John Adams nominee*
2. Angel Higgs - 24 TN. Is the voice teacher for another auditioner, Jeremy, who didn't make it. Angel was distraught at his failure, as she only went because of him. Sang a Chaka Khan song. I liked. Judges thought she was - good, but needs to look younger.
*AI4 Frenchie nominee*
3. Aa-shia Jackson - 16 MO. The chipmunk-singing rapper. After her singing-rap, which was decent, she out-Alvin-ed the chipmunks with the Jackson 5's "I'll be there". Judges thought she had alot of talent and unique voice, but Simon said 100% categorically No, and a judge fight ensued.
*AI4 Lil Romeo/Jasmine Trias nominee*
4. Carrie Underwood - 21 OK. Farm girl who has never flown on a plane or gone anywhere. Country sound, Judges thought she was good.
*AI4 Pretty Girl/Kimberly Caldwell nominee*
Simon's best quotes:
"I don't like music anymore."
"I see you as more of a drag act."
Contestants best quotes:
"Chillin like a Villian" - Ozzie Smith II
"Sing like a Angel, sting like a Bee" - Angel Higgs
AF's Geographical familiarity count: 4
D.C., NJ, VA, and near St. Louis