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I admit that I'm a sucker for these programs. If I watch the auditions, I'll watch the entire thing until the winner is selected.
For those who watched the 1st episode, what did you think?
We all know they include terrible auditions. Those aside, there were a few good ones.
The blond kid from Red Deer? that sang Lawdy Miss Clawdy made a big impression. A little slow on the draw in conversation, but charming just the same.
The farm lady who sang opera? may do well, but can she sing Pop music?
The guy at the end that they rushed out [with ticket] but no comments seemed to be shouting, but they obviously liked him.

How about the idiot who spit on the floor?

The guy who proposed to his girlfriend got the girl, but no ticket!

let's see if this thread lives.
 

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You're talking about TV, right? What is it, a soap opera or something? Anyone with guitar worth watching?

Sometimes I forget there's anything but hockey and news on TV.

Peace, Mooh.
 

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Yes, keyboards, guitars, spoons....anything goes. Acoustic guitars as well as small combos and half/full stacks (with logos covered). At least the volume on the stacks was kept to sensible levels.
As narrator Mulroney says, the instrument is sometimes another thing [in addition to vocals] that the person does 'not particularly well'.

One guy was doing OK, they asked to stop in the middle of his audition and take the guitar off. He sang for ten more seconds and they handed him a ticket. Guess the instrument can get in the way of the vocals some times.
 

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I'm watching! I admit I'm addicted to this stuff, too. How about that guy with the husky Joe Cocker-type voice who COULD HAVE had a ticket but didn't seem to care enough? They even gave him a second chance, with a new song, but he couldn't be bothered to learn the lyrics. Why did he even show up? Doesn't he care? He just walked away, muttering something to the camera. I got a bit miffed because I'd give my eye teeth (my mom's expression) to be able to sing and here's this guy who has a great voice and couldn't care less.

Gunny, I agree with your observations. That JD Bigsby guy was really something (the Lawdy Miss Clawdy guy). And the horse-poop shoveller (her words) from Granum.... she might be a contender. And that Duane Allman look-a-like guy..... just came out of the woodwork! I find it fascinating.
 

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If Canadian Idol had a kick ass house band I might consider watching it...
Yeah, I know the Canadian Idol house band (when they get that far along) is let by Orin Isaacs, but overall they aren't near as hot as the Rock Star house band. I couldn't wait to hear them rip into a song.
 

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I watch the audtions but thats it. I just find them funny, all the stupid people who can't sing at all. Never watch it beyond that.
 

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Seriously David! Last night I subjected myself to both an open mic from hell and the Stanley Cup final game. I might need therapy.

Peace, Mooh.
 

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Seriously David! Last night I subjected myself to both an open mic from hell and the Stanley Cup final game. I might need therapy.
Peace, Mooh.

...oh, man! intellectual self-mutilation! call your dealer and tell him its an emergency..

i had to go cold turkey on cable. it helps, but i still listen to talk radio. do you know a good therapist?

-dh
 

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I won't watch any of the Idol shows, but I'll watch the Rockstar shows.

I'm blown away by that house band. And some of the singers kick ass. That blonde Canadian girl, can't remember her name, she's doing the Queen thing in Toronto now I think. She could rock.
 

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Of course the therapy involves using the gold card to buy a blues guitar then realizing I don't deserve to have the blues if I'm using a gold card...maybe if I steal the gold card...LOL.

Peace, Mooh.
 

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Sweet Suzie McNeil. Saw her perform at Casino Niagara - not the main showroom, just at one end of the casino. I really like her. I'm seeing We Will Rock You in about 10 days. I don't think her part is a major one; heck she's working and I guess that's important for a singer/musician.
 

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Yep, Sweet Suzie McNeil, that's her. Killer pipes, and looks great too.
 

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I'll test the life of this thread for at least one more week. Was out last night so just watched the recording of last night's "bad auditions".

Since I'm a person who likes the show, I enjoyed it for the most part. This season the judges seem to be allowing themselves to have a lot of fun, sometimes at the expense of the person on the hot spot.

There were a couple of bright moments again. Early indications hint at another female or two going for the distance. I liked the petite gal in red that did her own original song.

Next week are group efforts and mass cuts.
 
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