American Idol is back for another season. Season five to be exact. Over 35 million people tuned in for Tuesday nights premiere. This week we had auditions in two cities. Last night it was Chicago, and tonight American Idol hit the mile high city of Denver, Colorado! Until competition gets fully underway, I will have weekly recaps. Once we get down to our top ten, I will cover the completion the night the show airs and have a results post that night - like I have been doing for Dancing With The Stars.
This week though we had auditions in those two major cities. We had the good, and we had the bad. Then we also had the bad that were so bad it was just plain ugly. Simon seems to be in rare form this season. His barbs are just a bit rougher. He certainly won't be winning any awards for nice guy this year, but when has he ever? I think he might even be getting on Paula's nerves, and it is only week one.
Here are some of my highlights and low lights from Chicago:
Chicago had a lot of other moments since we had a two-hour broadcast. One that comes to mind is the mother giving it to Simon when he doesn't send her son through to Hollywood. I loved Ryan here. He let her say it all because he really couldn't. We had some strange people too; statue of liberty boy comes to mind here. What you have to give it up for when it comes to series of this type: the people that have the guts to try out and audition have to be applauded for TRYING.
Some highlights and low lights from Denver:
Denver was an only an hour-long show, so there are only a few moments that stand out in my mind.
American Idol has only just begun. We have more auditions ahead for next week. We have a long road for season five of American Idol. Keep tuned here for all my thoughts of the weeks ahead.