American Idol Season 8 Episode 14
Semifinal Auditions, Round Two
What a dreadul night of American Idol auditions. Here's a recap of the second set of 12 semifinalists:
Jasmine Murray chose "Love Song" by Sara Bareilles, aka the wrong song. The judges were thrown off by how low she got on the notes and wished this adorable crooner had done a better job.
Matt Giraud also let viewers down with "Viva la Vida" by Coldplay. It lacked the soulful vibe that Giraud delivered so well in Hollywood when he sang at his keyboard.
Jeanine Vailes was simply awful singing "This Love" by Maroon 5. Even Paula could only muster a compliment of her legs.
Nick Mitchell? In the semifinals? Really? This comedic act should have been opening audition fodder only.
Allison Iraheta gave a pitiful pre-audition interview, but then shocked judges with a great rendition of "Alone" by Heart. Only 16 years old, she has a bright future.
Kris Allen stepped into Michael Jackson's shoes for "Man in the Mirror. Not great, but has potential. The ladies love him.
Despite a mediocre performance of "Put Your Records On," Megan Joy Corkrey received praise from Kara and Simon. Was she really that good? Or have their expectations been lowered tonight?
Sorry, Matt Breitzke. But Michael Sarver stole your "everyman" card already.
Jesse Langseth couldn't pull off "Bette Davis Eyes" by Kim Carnes. Simon, as always, puts it best: "Forgettable."
Same for Kai Kalama. Way too corny on "What Becomes of the Broken Hearted."
Mishavonna Henson sings "Drops of Jupiter" by Train. Not bad, but not memorable, either. Too serious of an audition.
Adam Lambert steals the show with "Satisfaction" by The Rolling Stones. Kara is blown away by his range.