Dinah Jane Hansen – If I Were A Boy by Beyonce
Um hmm. The low parts were well out of her range and she needs to open her eyes while she sings. And while she could hit the upper range she did it with too much vocal gymnastics. I am on the fence with this one. The judges however adore her and she gets four YAY!’s.
The next person to light up our life is Arin Ray and he is 16. Apparently Arin was on the show last year but in a group called “Intensity”. They failed so he came back as a solo artist this year. He is confident that he can do it on his own. To prove it he sings an original. Le sigh.
Arin Ray – Count On Me by Arin Ray
Arin is very nasally and flat. But the judges love him. How differently do we in TV land hear things because he was not as great as they think. His song wasn’t awful but his vocals weren’t great. While the judges LOVE him and his confidence I can’t see him making it past judges houses. There are way too many strong singers out there that will beat him.
We are now treated to a montage of YAY!’s but not ONE of the YAY’ers is over 18. WTF is with all these babies that have dreamed of this their “whole lives”. Give me a few more over 18′s plox. Some unknowns with actual life experience and really have dreamed of this their whole lives.
In a fun, the producers must have known my complaint and are out to make me eat my words we meet the enchanting Changyi Li – 52. Changyi is an unemployed sailor who wants to be the next Micheal Jackson. She is only one amusement park/monkey/molestation scandal away. Good luck girl!
Changyi Li – My Heart Will Go On by Celine Dion
OH MY LANTA! I cannot stop laughing. She sounds how I imagine I would after 43 tequilas and two really good huffs of helium. Best audition in life. The judges are absolutely horrified and Britney tells her that she should take up dancing instead. HA!
Since I must have learned to be careful what I wish for we watch two young ladies stalk Austin Corini – 16. These two little girls are ALL over him and ask him for his autograph. And a hug. And then they squeal and leave. I ask the resident teen girl who turns around and goes “meh”. Austin wants to be famous and gets in trouble all the time for singing and playing guitar so maybe he is good;
Austin Corini – Wanted by Hunter Hayes
He sounds like he’s breathing the song and his voice doesn’t have any power behind it. I think he would get lost in this years more powerful singers. BUT I can see the judges playing on his “cute” factor and sticking him in a boy group if he does well at boot camp. The judges give him four half hearted yay!’s.